The Safe Space

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Clinical Supervision.
 therapist: The Safe Space,
In-Person in Newark, NJ 07102
Online in New Jersey
I help change the world by creating more agents of love. Trauma and loss interfere with our ability to love. By healing trauma, we are free to give and receive love. At The Safe Space, we help each other understand our pasts to identify and change patterns of behavior no longer serving us. Our goal will be to make reflection a cherished hobby.

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Family, Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult, Young Adult
Demographic Expertise: Black / African American clients.

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Existential/Humanistic
  • Gestalt
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychosocial
  • Rational-Emotive
  • Somatic
Approach Description: I use a variety of cognitive-behavioral techniques meant to get the client into the habit of reflecting on their choices. The aim is to increase the client's ability to act in ways most suitable to their growth and fulfillment. During sessions, clients should expect to: talk through the issues that brought them to therapy, Listen to their own self-talk, Reflect on past choices and prepare for the future, make connections between current behaviors and broader patterns, discuss and accept the anxiety that comes with change, practice noticing the positive aspects of life, define their values and identity, explore the dynamic in their relationships, learn how to make authentic choices, and gain self-awareness and flexibility.

Education & Credentials

The Safe Space Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Clinical Supervision.
  • Male
  • License # 44SC05902200
  • Licensed in New Jersey
  • Practicing Since 2020
Education: After graduating from University High School in June of 2008, I attended Rutgers University-New Brunswick from Fall of 2008 to Winter of 2012, graduating with a bachelor's degree in philosophy and psychology. After a 2-year hiatus, I enrolled in the Masters of Social Work program at Rutgers-Newark


  • Average Session Fee 150
  • Accepts Insurance
  • Horizon BCBS, Aetna, United Healthcare/Oxford, Oscar

The Safe Space Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Newark, NJ 07102
  • Available Online for residents of New Jersey
  • Online Therapy Details:
The Safe Space Practice Description
The Safe Space offers a unique perspective to psychotherapy in that approach is specific to the reality of the client instead of a theory. You are here because you have reached an impasse and know that SOMETHING has to change, but still figuring out what that something is. Let us start with a 10-minute conversation. Our goal is for you to look at therapy as an opportunity to heal so you can live life on your terms. To heal, we must be willing to change. To change, we must be ready to take responsibility for our choices. For more than 7 years, I have been able to help clients deal with the following: Crisis Intervention, Anger Management, Suicide Ideation/Attempt, Impulse Control, Irrational Thinking, Anxiety, Emotional Regulation, Interpersonal Communication, Trauma, Psychosis, Drug and Alcohol Use, Stress Management, Couple's Counseling, and Life Goals.

Practice Overview

17 Academy Street
Available both in-person and online
4 Years Experience
Couple, Family, Individual

Office Hours

10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Driving Directions

Be sure to give yourself 15-30 minutes for parking if you choose to come in person

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