Dilena Perez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey

Dilena Perez, MSW, LCSW

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I am a passionate Therapist who is focused on helping others heal and build skills to face challenges they may encounter in their life. I love to work with clients of varying gender, ages, ethnicity and socio-economic backgrounds. I am skilled at implementing play therapy and tray therapy with children. I am skilled and passionate about completing evaluations such as Biopsychosocial, weight loss surgery, anger management evaluations, child development evaluations; including pre-assessing for DSM diagnosis and assessing the ability to reach appropriate developmental milestones. I also provided counseling and guidance to professionals in the areas of professional development and management.

“You can’t see inside someone’s heart unless you ask.” These words resonate with me and are the foundation of my practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I pride myself on being the therapist that questions you to work through your experiences, thoughts, and emotions. Seeking to understand begins by asking the questions that influence an open and pure conversation that leads to connection and healing. Through dialogue, psycho-education, and uncovering, you can forge a stronger relationship with yourself, which is the most important one you will ever have. You can find relief from trauma,depression, anxiety, PTSD & loneliness
I can complete Psych evaluations for those seeking this service. Time with me is a judgment-free zone for you to practice self-exploration. I focus on your purpose for coming to therapy and the relief you are seeking. I approach each individual’s life journey in a custom way, focusing on your needs, current well being, and end goals. Healing~
I am a warm, authentic person, who is empathetic to feelings that come up when one is being vulnerable with others. I hold the therapist and client relationship in high regard. My passion is to guide and heal Individuals, children & families. Peace can be found when we learn to cope and thrive in our reality. I look forward to joining you on this journey.

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Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bullying
  • Career
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Conflict With Work And Life Decisions
  • Criminal Justice Involvement
  • Custody Evaluation
  • Depression
  • Developmental & Intellectual Disorders
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Law Enforcement/First Responders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Narcissism
  • Neuropsychological Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pet Loss
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Race-Based Traumatic Stress (RBTS)
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sex Offenders
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Violence
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Play Therapy & Sandtray
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Biracial
  • Black
  • Health At Every Size (HAES)
  • Hispanic Or Latino
  • Hiv / Aids
  • Immigrants
  • Immunodisorders
  • Lgbtqia+
  • Military Families
  • People With Disabilities
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans
  • Weight Loss Candidates

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$70.00 - $225.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Check, Health Savings Account (HSA), Paypal, Venmo, Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
New Jersey
Board Certification(s)
NJ License Social Worker
NJ License Clinical Social Worker
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Rutgers University
Master of Social Work