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Frayde Yudkowsky , LSW, CTP

Lakewood, NJ

Online & In-Person

Free initial consultation

Accepting new clients

About me

Hello, I'm Frayde Yudkowsky, a Licensed Social Worker and Certified Trauma Professional, and I'm honored to serve as a therapist dedicated to fostering growth and healing. It's my privilege to create a space where healing begins, and growth flourishes. Welcome to THRIVE! Mental Health, where you're supported, valued, and empowered to THRIVE!

I firmly believe in our innate ability to discover H.O.P.E. - Healing, Opportunity, Purpose, and Empowerment. My vision for humanity is to uncover our intrinsic value and realize the lives we need, want, and deserve! My greatest aspiration is for individuals to recognize their inherent self-worth, nurturing the capacity for self-love, self-nurture, and self-respect.

My understanding of human behavior stems from acknowledging our survival instincts; we're driven to do whatever it takes to endure, whether it's adaptive or maladaptive. Our efforts to aid ourselves, while they may lead to coping mechanisms that are harmful to ourselves and others, demonstrate remarkable survival tactics.

Once we've delved into the underlying hurt we endured and addressed it on physical, spiritual, and emotional levels, our shame and pain no longer imprison us. This liberation allows us to embrace our lives, passions, talents, and ultimately ourselves!

My extensive training, including Somatic Intervention by Ricki Bernstein, LMSW, SEP, and certification as a Certified Trauma Professional from the International Trauma Training Institute, equips me with a clinical understanding concerning trauma.

Healing from trauma often resembles performing open-heart surgery without the safety of a contained, sterile environment. This realization prompted me to become a recognized Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Trainer. DBT provides high-quality surgical care essential for trauma recovery.

With advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the Beck Institute and certifications in Mental Health First Aid, Psychological First Aid, and Adult First Aid/CPR/AED, I'm fully equipped to offer comprehensive support.

Leading individuals from dark, tumultuous places to tranquil oases fills me with immense joy. I eagerly anticipate offering you the care and support needed as we embark on a journey towards thriving!



Fees and insurance

Specialties and clinical interests

Therapy types

Community specialties

Faith-based specialties

Years in practice


Service types

  • Therapy / Counseling

Types of clients

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Older Adults (65+)
  • Individuals
  • Groups


  • English
  • Yiddish

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