charlette@embarqmail.com

46 Main Street, Suite 109, Sparta, N.J. 07871       973-726-6700


BIOGRAPHY

Charlette Mikulka earned her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1974 and her Masters in Social Work from Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work in 1976.  Charlette’s initial work experience included Child Protective Services and Family Life Education.  For thirteen years, until 2003 when she started her private psychotherapy practice, Charlette worked in Sussex County schools providing psychotherapy to adolescents and their parents. Charlette is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (#44SC04336000) and is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW,) the National Association of Social Workers (NASW,) the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)and the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT.)


Charlette invests a great deal in continuing education so as to provide the most competent service possible.  Charlette's EMDR training took place in June and November of 2002 through the EMDR Institute.  By January 2006 she fulfilled the special requirements enabling her to earn Certification through the EMDR International Association. In September 2013, after seven years of extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, Charlette became certified by the ICEEFT. Continuing education is far more than a matter of meeting a licensing requirement, it is a passion.


Besides her professional education and experience, Charlette has learned a great deal in her sixty years+ life journey that has been very useful in understanding and assisting others.  She has worked through much of her own "emotional baggage" and has a good understanding of what it is like to be psychologically and relationally "dysfunctional" and what is involved in developing a healthy self, healthy relationships and a satisfying life.  She has benefited from her own time in therapy and invested much energy in living a conscious life.  Charlette and her husband have been together for over forty years and are the parents of two sons, ages 27 and 33.


In addition to enjoying her family and her profession, Charlette loves the camaraderie of friends, appreciating and photographing nature and architecture, walking, biking, quilting, singing, cooking and visiting her favorite places: New York City, New Hope and Vermont.  
                                                                                                 
     

                                                                                              

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