Kara Kushnir, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey

Kara Kushnir, LCSW

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I am an experienced psychotherapist who works with children (6+), adolescents, women and mothers navigating pregnancy, postpartum and parenthood. My approach is down to earth, genuine, and supportive. To me, modern therapy is about real people having real conversations; so while I use evidence-based clinical practices, I make therapy feel like coffee with a good friend who helps guide you towards solutions to your problems for the world we live in today. I don't believe in a "one size fits all" approach to therapy - I take an eclectic and person-centered approach to each client.

I have extensive experiene in the following areas:

Anxiety Disorders
OCD (in Children & Adults)
Child & Adolescent Mental Health
School Related Issues & Advocacy
Depression & Self-Harm
Families of Individuals with Disabilities (Parents/Siblings)
Level 1 ASD
Parenting Teens & Willful Children
Postpartum & Women’s Mental Health

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Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Depression
  • Developmental & Intellectual Disorders
  • Fertility, Pregnancy & Postpartum
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Play Therapy & Sandtray
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Community Specialties

  • People With Disabilities

Fees & Insurance

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Cash, Check, Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
New Jersey
Professional Certification(s)
Child & Adolescent Mental Health
Rutgers University
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Rutgers University