Marielena Motta, Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey

Marielena Motta, MS, LPC, LCADC, CCTP, CFRC

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I am an experienced therapist who is dedicated to helping individuals develop strategies to manage the symptoms of anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and addictive behaviors.

I have been providing mental health and substance abuse treatment for 22 years and have been in private practice for 12 years. By utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I assist my clients with exploration of their thoughts and feelings and how these impact behavior. I encourage my clients to explore their beliefs and world view and identify maladaptive coping skills. The goal is to develop a healthy, fulfilling lifestyle. Together we explore how each individual adopted his or her current lifestyle, what needs they were attempting to fulfill, and how and what they would like to change. Through the therapeutic relationship individuals become empowered to create a new life narrative..
I offer individuals the opportunity to self-explore and identify the barriers that impede their growth. Barriers arise due to past experiences and unhealthy self-management skills that may have been developed due to trauma, substance abuse and mental health issues. I am certified in providing trauma treatment and I am a certified first responder counselor.
Collaboration, support, and healthy relationships are key components of my approach to therapy. I work with my clients to identify and process emotions in the here and now. I offer, individual and couples counseling as well as various evaluations. Recovery and change happens with a collaborative effort that occurs within a healthy therapeutic relationship.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Criminal Justice Involvement
  • Depression
  • Gambling
  • Grief & Loss
  • Law Enforcement/First Responders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sex And/Or Pornography Addiction
  • Sex Offenders
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$90.00 - $130.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Check, Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services
Out Of Network
United Healthcare

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Licensed Professional Counselor
New Jersey
Alcohol and Drug Counselor
New Jersey
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Nova Southeastern University
Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling