Yanela Stephenson, MSW

Yanela Stephenson, MSW

Marriage & Family Therapy  ·  
Yanela Stephenson, MSW is a marriage & family therapist in New Brunswick, NJ. She graduated from Rutgers University / New Brunswick Campus and specializes in marriage & family therapy, counseling, and more.Read her story

99 Bayard St Bsmt 1

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Magellan Health Services
  • MagnaCare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • 2 More

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This content was provided by Yanela Stephenson "Yanela G. Stephenson is a board certified NJ Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who has over 30 years of experience in the field of Psychotherapy. She received her Masters of Social Work from the Graduate School of Social Work at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Ms. Stephenson is a Systems Therapist who has received three years of training in Bowen Family Therapy from the Family Training Institute of New Jersey. She attained Structural Therapy training from the Child Guidance Clinic located in the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA. Yanela also acquired substantial training in Strategic Family Therapies, Hypnosis, EMDR, and other creative models of psychotherapy. Ms. Stephenson is considered an expert in Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Group and Adolescent Therapy. She has extensive experience in Trauma-Related, Acculturation, and Immigration Issues leading to extensive work with law enforcement personnels. After having held a senior position as a Clinician at the University of Medicine and Dentistry- Community Mental Health Center for seventeen years, Yanela now directs her own private practices, Yanela Stephenson Psychotherapy Practices located in Somerset, NJ, and Rapid Psychotherapy in New Brunswick, NJ. Ms. Stephenson is bicultural and bilingual in Spanish and English. She specializes in integrating multi-cultural themes and issues into a client's therapeutic plans, when applicable. Certifications: Licensed by The State of New Jersey as a Licensed Social Worker Clinical Member of the National Association of Social Workers Certified LCSW Supervisor Certified MSW Student Field Supervisor Certified in Critical Incident Management/ First Responder "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Yanela Stephenson "At Rapid Psychotherapy, Our first response is an immediate one. We accommodate your initial appointment as soon as possible. Our approach is based on comprehensive short-term therapy systems usually 6-8 weeks long, as needed. We also provide customized longer term Individual Therapy, Children's Therapy/ Adolescent Therapy, Couples Therapy/ Marriage Counseling, Family Therapy, and Group Therapy. Using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Coaching, and Family/System therapy, We will delve into the roots of your problems and devise a suitable treatment plan for you."

17  Specialties

  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Addiction Counseling
  • ADHD Parent Coaching
  • Alcoholism
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Clinical Social Work
  • Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Group Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Mental Health
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Sex Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Substance Abuse Counseling

0  Board Certifications

Yanela Stephenson does not have any board certifications listed.

17  Conditions Treated

18  Procedures

  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Grief Therapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marital and Family Psychotherapy
  • Marital Counseling
  • Marital Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Pediatric Counseling
  • Sandplay Therapy
  • Stress Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Rutgers University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Rutgers University / New Brunswick Campus
    Medical School | Graduated

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

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