Karen Sciaraffa

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
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(908) 509-4054

Karen Sciaraffa

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

Highland Lakes, NJ 07422
(908) 509-4054
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon I am offering Telehealth sessions and in person as well. Licensed in both New Jersey and New York.

About

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.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $240
Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa, Zelle
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Medicare
  • Out of Network
I have a biller that will submit your in and out of network claims for each session.
Email me or call (908) 509-4054 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 23 Years
  • License: New Jersey / 35SI00353300
  • School: Temple University
  • Year Graduated: 1997

Additional Credentials

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

Endorsements

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Location

Highland Lakes, NJ 07422
(908) 509-4054
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Hispanic and Latino
Faith: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

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

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Karen Sciaraffa

Psychologist, PhD