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Roberta Gelfand, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Parenting issues Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello and welcome!
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New Jersey, counseling people as they make changes in their life. I have worked with clients to address a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, other mood disorders, ADHD, trauma, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, life changing situations, and more.
I understand how difficult opening up can be, and I know that finding the right person to talk with is important. My therapy style is very empathetic, genuine, mindful and client-centered, yet direct and straightforward. I offer a warm, safe environment to discuss any issues my clients may be experiencing. My approach to psychotherapy draws upon a number of different treatment modalities to help my clients heal and meet their goals, such as cognitive-behavioral, trauma-informed, solution-focused, and psychodynamic therapy. I will tailor our sessions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
We will work to develop goals to support your individual needs and facilitate change. Together we work through any obstacles you may be having and explore what thoughts and behaviors are keeping you from living the life you want. We will work towards a greater sense of self awareness and self compassion, which will lead to a more fulfilling life.
I believe that prioritizing one's mental health is an investment in self, it is an active step towards your healing journey. It takes courage to begin therapy and make changes. I am proud of you for getting started and I am here to support you.
I am excited to meet you and I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Parenting issues Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-love, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information

NJ LCSW 44SC06057500


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Roberta Gelfand. 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.

Roberta is intuitive, knowledgable and caring. I feel completely confident and comfortable under her care. I always look forward to our sessions. I find them informative and they give me a chance to unload and relieve some stress. I would highly recommend Roberta

Written on May 20, 2022 after therapy with Roberta for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, and self esteem