Vita Golub is a licensed mental health counselor with two decades of experience helping adolescents and adults successfully overcome problems such as trauma or substance abuse. She has extensive expertise in helping young people courageously face obstacles and learn the cognitive skills needed to successfully navigate life. Whether clients are struggling with trauma, substance abuse or other issues, she helps them find a path to move beyond their worries, highlighting and encouraging them to see, develop and utilize their inner strengths. She serves as Chair of the School Adjustment/Mental Health Counseling Program at Cambridge College, teaching others the skills needed to reach struggling adolescents and young adults. She shares the knowledge she gained from working for several decades as a school adjustment counselor, and before that as a teacher of emotionally and behaviorally challenged children.
In addition to the theoretical underpinnings of her work, Vita believes that “developing a strong, therapeutic relationship is the basis for any positive change to occur.” She continues, “My approach to working with clients is collaborative, empowering, client-centered and strengths based. I am passionate about helping clients recognize their full potential.”
Vita has furthered her commitment to helping those with trauma histories, or addictions by receiving specialized training in Trauma Counseling as well as Masters Addictions Counseling. She earned her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston; later completing post-Master's Certificate Programs at Boston University School of Social Work in Alcoholism and Drug Abuse as well as Psychological Trauma. She achieved Diplomate Status from the American Mental Health Counselors Association as a Clinical specialist in Trauma Counseling, as well as Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorders Counseling.
Vita utilizes a variety of evidence-based strategies in her work, and studied Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) through the Linehan Institute, including workshops with Marsha Linehan as well as other leaders in the field. She also utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Guided Imagery, solution-focused approaches and insight-oriented techniques. Vita is a warm and committed advocate for her clients.