Djonide Walton, LSW, has experience providing care to clients in a wide variety of settings which include partial care programs, intensive outpatient programs, a residential home, and a Rutgers UBHC School Based program. She works with clients of all ages and tailors her therapeutic intervention to best meet the needs of each individual person. Throughout her career, Djonide has provided individual counseling, group counseling, and family counseling services. Djonide has also facilitated groups with a variety of topics such as emotion regulation, self-esteem, stress management, stages of change, and healthy coping skills.
Djonide’s approach to therapy is to offer a safe space for her clients to openly share their thoughts and feelings. She utilizes person-centered therapy to provide unconditional positive regard and empathic understanding while also being genuine. Djonide also utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy as an evidence based approach to help her client’s see the connection between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in order to bring about a positive change. A few of Djonide’s treatment focus areas include anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues. Djonide truly cares about the well-being of all of the clients she comes across and wants to continue to work on helping her clients to the best of her ability.
Djonide graduated with her B.A. in Social Behavioral Sciences from Seton Hall University in 2016. After graduating, Djonide began looking for positions in the mental and behavioral health field and began a position at a residential home, where she provided support to children who struggled with behavioral and mental health challenges. Djonide became even more passionate about helping others at that time and decided to return to school for her M.A. Djonide graduated from Kean University with her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in August 2023.
A Word from Djonide:
“I am a mental health professional whose love and passion for the field started after working with children who had no one to turn to.
Through empathic listening, I was able to provide hope to these children at a time when they needed it the most. I want to continue to be a part of something bigger than myself by instilling hope in my clients and making an impactful difference in their lives. My goal is to help clients recognize that their negative circumstances do not have to define what they can do in life. I empower my clients to see that they can do whatever they put their mind to and support them in becoming the agent of change in their mental health journey.”
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