Barbara Gelfand

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
We all have a desire to be heard, to be understood, and to be soothed. We often yearn for more satisfying and loving relationships. In therapy, I will listen carefully to you as we sort through obstacles that may be preventing you from experiencing greater ease and happiness. I will bear witness to your life stories, acknowledge your successes and struggles, and help you to find renewed resilience, acceptance and change. I'm patient and open-minded, and provide an empathic therapy space. I believe true healing occurs when we take care of our whole self in mind, body and spirit.

Client Focus

Session Format: Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult
Demographic Expertise: Buddhist, Jewish, Women clients.
Languages: English

Treatment Approach

  • Biopsychosocial
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychoeducational
  • Somatic

Education & Credentials

Barbara Gelfand LCSW
  • Female
  • License # SC05954
  • Licensed in New Jersey
  • Practicing Since 1987
Education: Master in Clinical Social Work, New York University, 1987. Post-graduate studies in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, Sex Therapy, Advanced Clinical Practice, Chronic Disease Self-management. Soma Yoga Teacher Certification, 2015. Continuum Movement and Embodied Meditation practitioner.


  • Average Session Fee $180
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • My fee is $180 for a 45-minute session. I am an out-of network provider and will supply you with a monthly statement to submit to your insurance company. Payment is appreciated at the time of service. Cash, check or credit card is accepted. For a limited number of clients, a sliding scale fee is available, to be discussed at our initial session.
  • Out of Network

Barbara Gelfand Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Highland Park, NJ 08904
Barbara Gelfand Practice Description
My approach to health and wellness incorporates psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, somatic and mindfulness-based therapies. Together these methods lead to a deeper understanding of the mind/body connection. They foster self-awareness, and increase self-esteem and confidence.I have 30 years of experience as a clinical social worker and my experience has taught me that the story always unfolds and things can get better. I provide both short-term and more intensive psychotherapy tailored to the needs of each client.

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