Sandra Van Nest

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today
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Sandra Van Nest

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Piece by Piece Therapeutics
420 Boulevard
Suite 207
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
(908) 280-0368

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Franklin Road
Nutley, NJ 07110
(908) 280-0368

About

Are you feeling anxious and out of control when you think about your child? Do you have questions about relationships or parenting? I have a background in both development and psychotherapy. I teach parents about development and help them learn what is "getting in the way" of parenting the way they want to. I also help couples "get on the same page" with parenting. Children come here to enhance development, learn social skills and have good self esteem. Children with developmental, behavioral and sensory concerns find a safe place to grow and explore. Parent Coaching is also available.
I work with families and children facing a variety of situations from diagnoses such as ADHD or Autism to issues such as divorce, social anxiety or acting out. I am an LCSW with additional training and experience in Play Therapy (including Sand Tray), DIR/Floortime, Sensory Integration Techniques and ABA.
I focus on encouraging people to feel safe and comfortable. I offer experiential therapies such as play therapy and using art for self exploration. All sessions are confidential and nonjudgmental. The office has a fully equipped play therapy and a warm space for adults and teens. Call for more information.

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: New Jersey / 44SC05467900
  • School: Radford University

Sandra Van Nest's Groups

A Girl is Her own Best Hero~~Painting Group

This group is for middle school girls. The girls use painting as a medium to explore topics such as peer pressure, self worth and finding good friends.

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A Hero's Journey~~ Women's Painting Group

Women seek to find and acknowledge their inner hero through the process of painting. Each week, participants are given a painting prompt, they are then given extended time to explore the topic, meditate and paint about their experience. Discussion follows to allow the group to process it together.

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A Parents Toolbox

This group is for parents of children from birth to five years of age. We cover developmental milestones, behavior strategies and common difficulties of the preschool child. Come on your own or with your parenting partner.

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Location

Piece by Piece Therapeutics
420 Boulevard
Suite 207
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
(908) 280-0368

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Franklin Road
Nutley, NJ 07110
(908) 280-0368
Specialties
  • Child
  • Parenting
  • Behavioral Issues
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • DIR/Floortime
  • Eclectic
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Play Therapy
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 26 Jun 2020
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Sandra Van Nest

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW