Maria Lagattuta


About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in New Jersey with over 15 years of experience working primarily as a family counselor, working with individuals around family issues, as well as the entire family unit. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, parenting and family formation, including pre-adoption and adoption related issues. I also helped many people who have experienced multiple traumas, as well as emotional abuse.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and trauma focused work, as well as a strong lean towards solution focused work. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Domestic Violence , Family Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #44SC05437800 (Expires: 2022-08-31)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Maria Lagattuta. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by K.E. on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

A very sweet individual,
Her dogs are very interesting. I’m an animal lover .
She takes her time to understand, listen and gives great advice .

Choose Maria !

Written by C.R. on Apr 08, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 1 month on issues concerning addictions

Maria is very flexible with sessions. They are loose and fun. But she has provided me with some great insight and advice!

Written by T.E. on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 3 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

After a traumatic experience, I decided to seek professional help through BetterHelp and was paired with Maria. I scheduled an introductory session with her, which she skipped entirely and did not message me once either before or during the scheduled session to let me know that she wouldn't be able to make it or would be running late. I understand emergencies come up, but I would have appreciated a therapist who was mindful of my time as well especially since I paid for the session and received and heard nothing from my therapist. I will be requesting a new therapist and hoping for a better experience.

Work with me!