Dr. Jennifer Guinta
Jennifer Guinta, Psy.D. recently completed her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the California Southern University. She also holds a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from St. John’s University and a bachelor’s degree from the College of Staten Island, the City University of New York. In addition to working as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Dr. Guinta is also employed as an Adjunct Professor in the Psychology Department at her alma mater, the College of Staten Island, as well as at the New Jersey City University.
Dr. Jennifer Guinta has experience working with a wide array of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality disorder as well as schizophrenia. She applies a humanistic/existential approach to psychotherapy at the same time utilizing a positive psychology methodology. She also utilizes psychodynamic, humanistic-existential, and cognitive behavioral therapy methods depending on the patient’s needs. Dr. Guinta prides herself in her work with individuals suffering from substance use disorders. Her empathic nature and personal life experience in this area provides patients with the evidence that they can overcome the debilitating effects of drug addiction.
While working with Dr. Guinta you can expect a warm, welcoming, and empathetic nature. She believes that the initial phase of therapy is similar to that of a teacher-student approach then develops into a collaborative nature until the patient is able to fully and independently manage the trials and tribulations of their lives. Dr. Guinta believes that all clients possess the ability to successfully navigate their own lives, despite any mental health challenges they face.