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Musa Ahmad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, CCTP-II, C-DBT

Musa Ahmad

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, CCTP-II, C-DBT

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17 Academy Street, 609, Newark, NJ 07102
Let's Connect (862) 701-4394
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I work with clients who have histories of trauma varying in severity. This can look like trouble with regulating and making sense of emotions. In terms of diagnoses, I often work with clients with PTSD, depression, anxiety, manic episodes, and dissociation. My clients want to regain their sense of agency. My clients become more aware of the connection between current behavioral tendencies and pivotal events from their past. My clients become comfortable feeling uncomfortable exploring issues and experiencing the emotions that arise. My ideal clients understand that progress is dependent on dedication and consistency. Very possible.
I use an attachment-based approach with a focus on how trauma affects the brain and body. We will start by understanding the history of your problems, the identified unmet needs, and current patterns of behavior that developed to help meet those needs. We will identify the thinking errors that contribute to your distress and ways to challenge them.
I aim to make sessions more like honest conversations with strangers. I am integrative, insight-oriented, and open enough to address all walks of life. I tend to offer comic relief when probing so we can discuss serious topics in a light-hearted manner. You vent, I summarize, you clarify, we identify goals and steps needed to get there. Repeat as needed.
Take the first step to help. Call or Musa Ahmad now - (862) 701-4394

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

The Safe Space

17 Academy Street

609

Newark, NJ 07102

(862) 701-4394
After Our 1st Conversation, Please Go to: headway.co/providers/musa-ahmad. I look forward to our first conversation
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Behavioral Issues and Depression 
$200 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and couples  
"Know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul be just another human soul." -Carl Jung. Me in a nutshell.
Musa Ahmad
Let's Connect (862) 701-4394
Photo of Musa Ahmad, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, CCTP-II, C-DBT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

The Safe Space

17 Academy Street

609

Newark, NJ 07102

(862) 701-4394
After Our 1st Conversation, Please Go to: headway.co/providers/musa-ahmad. I look forward to our first conversation
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Behavioral Issues and Depression 
$200 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and couples  
"Know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul be just another human soul." -Carl Jung. Me in a nutshell.
Musa Ahmad

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $200
  • Couple Sessions $200
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem | Elevance
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
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All billing is handled through the Headway platform. You will know your financial responsibility when you set up your profile. LCSWs are not covered by Medicaid for services. I cannot see clients with Medicaid/State Insurance. Please arrive 30-min early to find time for parking. Video is an option
or call with questions - (862) 701-4394
Photo of Musa Ahmad, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, CCTP-II, C-DBT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Musa Ahmad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, CCTP-II, C-DBT
"
All billing is handled through the Headway platform. You will know your financial responsibility when you set up your profile. LCSWs are not covered by Medicaid for services. I cannot see clients with Medicaid/State Insurance. Please arrive 30-min early to find time for parking. Video is an option
or call with questions - (862) 701-4394
Photo of Musa Ahmad, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, CCTP-II, C-DBT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Musa Ahmad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, CCTP-II, C-DBT

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of New Jersey / 44SC05902200 Musa Ahmad
  • In Practice for 9 Years
  • License: State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners- NJ 37LC00350400 / 2022
  • Certificate from Evergreen Certifications Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level 2 (CCTP-II) Certification / 2023
  • Attended Rutgers University, Masters of Social Work, Graduated 2017
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I graduated from Rutgers in 2012 with a BA in Philosophy and Psychology, and 2017 with an MSW. I served clients with mid-to-severe symptoms after graduation and opened my practice in 2020. I am certified in DBT and complex trauma. I am also certified to supervise clinicians (LSW, LAC).
or call with questions - (862) 701-4394
Photo of Musa Ahmad, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, CCTP-II, C-DBT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Musa Ahmad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, CCTP-II, C-DBT
"
I graduated from Rutgers in 2012 with a BA in Philosophy and Psychology, and 2017 with an MSW. I served clients with mid-to-severe symptoms after graduation and opened my practice in 2020. I am certified in DBT and complex trauma. I am also certified to supervise clinicians (LSW, LAC).
or call with questions - (862) 701-4394
Photo of Musa Ahmad, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, CCTP-II, C-DBT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Musa Ahmad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, CCTP-II, C-DBT

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders

Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Body Positivity
  • Codependency
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Infidelity
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Coaching
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Thinking Disorders
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I am certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional and the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy modality. My approach focuses on clients to better understand how their brain AND body are affected by events in their lives. I use DBT tools to help clients cope with the dysregulation that comes with rebuilding their perspective and interpersonal tools to help establish boundaries in their relationships.
or call with questions - (862) 701-4394
Photo of Musa Ahmad, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, CCTP-II, C-DBT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Musa Ahmad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, CCTP-II, C-DBT
"
I am certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional and the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy modality. My approach focuses on clients to better understand how their brain AND body are affected by events in their lives. I use DBT tools to help clients cope with the dysregulation that comes with rebuilding their perspective and interpersonal tools to help establish boundaries in their relationships.
or call with questions - (862) 701-4394
Photo of Musa Ahmad, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, CCTP-II, C-DBT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Musa Ahmad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, CCTP-II, C-DBT

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Black and African American
Hispanic and Latino

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Black and African American
Hispanic and Latino

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Biofeedback
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Relational
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
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I work from a trauma-informed, attachment-based model that focuses on identifying unmet needs from the client's upbringing. Through psycho-education and CBT, I get the client to identify the maladaptive patterns of behavior adopted to help get those needs met and the problems that tend to arise as a result of using "outdated" ways of navigating current life stressors.
or call with questions - (862) 701-4394
Photo of Musa Ahmad, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, CCTP-II, C-DBT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Musa Ahmad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, CCTP-II, C-DBT
"
I work from a trauma-informed, attachment-based model that focuses on identifying unmet needs from the client's upbringing. Through psycho-education and CBT, I get the client to identify the maladaptive patterns of behavior adopted to help get those needs met and the problems that tend to arise as a result of using "outdated" ways of navigating current life stressors.
or call with questions - (862) 701-4394
Photo of Musa Ahmad, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, CCTP-II, C-DBT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Musa Ahmad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, CCTP-II, C-DBT

Groups

Location

Primary Location

The Safe Space

17 Academy Street

609

Newark, NJ 07102

(862) 701-4394
"
After Our 1st Conversation, Please Go to: headway.co/providers/musa-ahmad. I look forward to our first conversation
Take the first step to help. Call now - (862) 701-4394
Photo of Musa Ahmad, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, CCTP-II, C-DBT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Musa Ahmad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, CCTP-II, C-DBT
"
After Our 1st Conversation, Please Go to: headway.co/providers/musa-ahmad. I look forward to our first conversation
Take the first step to help. Call now - (862) 701-4394
Photo of Musa Ahmad, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, CCTP-II, C-DBT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Musa Ahmad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, CCTP-II, C-DBT