James Genovese holds state licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC), and is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC). He holds a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from The College of New Jersey and post-masters credits from both Monmouth University and Capella University. He is a member of Chi Sigma Iota, the academic honor society of professional counselors. Mr. Genovese has a wealth of experience in this field, as well as marketing and project management expertise from having served as an associate director of a large nonprofit organization. Prior to founding Milestone Group, he ran a successful career marketing and communications consulting business.
Mr. Genovese’s primary theoretical orientation is cognitive-behavioral (CBT) as well as client-centered. The theory behind CBT is that maladaptive behaviors originate from faulty cognitions—or self-talk—that people create for themselves in response to events in their environments. The client-centered approach involves meeting each client where they are, in a collaborative and mutually respectful relationship, and celebrating the strengths and virtues within them.
Clients find Mr. Genovese to be friendly, compassionate, spiritual, and possessing a gentle humor. He is also goal-directed and eclectic in his treatment approach, and will customize each client’s treatment plan to meet his or her specific needs.
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