Karen Sciaraffa

Psychologist, PhD

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(908) 509-4054

Karen Sciaraffa

Psychologist, PhD


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

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Announcement icon Offering Phone & Video Counseling covered by your insurance. I wish you Health & Peace. I am currently taking new clients.
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: 21 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
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Additional Credentials

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

Location

347 Lincoln Avenue East
Cranford, New Jersey 07016
(908) 509-4054
Ask about video and phone sessions

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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
  • 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
Video/Skype
  • Online/Phone Counseling

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Last Modified: 22 Mar 2020
Karen Sciaraffa, PhD, Psychologist in Cranford

Karen Sciaraffa

Psychologist, PhD