Nina Critz

What do I do at the Counseling Center?

As the Counseling Center’s clinical case manager, I provide students with the tools and support that they may need to navigate various campus and community mental health resources. I also carry a small case load of individual clients and have a particular passion for working with survivors of sexual assault and abuse, family of origin issues, identity development, interpersonal relationships, spirituality, and resiliency. As the co-coordinator of the Counseling Center’s Licenced Professional Counselor training program, I support clinicians in training through the journey towards licensure. I value facilitating recognition and growth of personal and professional abilities.

What's it like to work with me?

I approach therapy from a strength based, humanistic perspective and will often incorporate interventions from MI (Motivational Interviewing), CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). I value individualizing the therapy experience to fit each client's needs.

What do I do at JMU outside of the Counseling Center?

My passion lies in working with the college student population. I love the opportunities to interact with students in a variety of ways. I have served as an alternative spring break faculty member, adjunct faculty member, and a Faculty-in-Residence. I enjoy engaging with students around topics of increasing resiliency, leadership and personal development, and issues of social justice.