Karen Sciaraffa

Psychologist, PhD

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Karen Sciaraffa, PhD, Psychologist in Cranford
(908) 509-4054

Karen Sciaraffa

Psychologist, PhD


Location

347 Lincoln Avenue East
Cranford, New Jersey 07016
(908) 509-4054

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My job is to help you step into your personal power. Life can be difficult and sometimes overwhelming. Shifting thoughts and behaviors that no longer serve you can lead a more satisfying and joyful life. Such emotions as grief, depression, anxiety, anger and fear often block you from enjoying a full life. Changing thoughts that manifest negative emotional states, learning more effective communication methods, stopping addictive or self destructive behaviors, and learning stress management techniques are some areas where I offer assistance. I specialize in the treatment of trauma from childhood abuse, as well as PTSD that is the result of other traumatic experiences.

I am a very interactive therapist who uses several schools of psychological thought to help clients. These include Cognitive-Behavioral, Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Existential psychotherapy. I am a certified in Hypnosis and EMDR. I often teach mindfulness, relaxation and breathing techniques to my clients. I may assign readings or homework.

I have extensive experience in Energy Medicine from both Peru and the USA. Specifically I am Reiki Master and a Shamanic practitioner. These modalities focus on rebalancing energy, releasing unwanted energies, and bringing in healthy energies. Energy Medicine is a supplement to traditional psychotherapy for those clients who are interested.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Temple University
  • Year Graduated: 1997
  • License and State: 35SI00353300 New Jersey

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Medicare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Temple University / Doctor of Philosophy
  • 1995
  • Certificate: EMDR
  • Certificate Date: 2000

Location

347 Lincoln Avenue East
Cranford, New Jersey 07016
(908) 509-4054

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This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • phobias
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Hispanic and Latino
Faith: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations
Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Energy Medicine
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Spiritually focused psychotherapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

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Last Modified: 24 Sep 2019
Karen Sciaraffa, PhD, Psychologist in Cranford

Karen Sciaraffa

Psychologist, PhD