Shirin Zarqa-Lederman, Licensed Professional Counselor

Shirin Zarqa-Lederman, LPC, LCADC

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I am an international counseling psychologist that specializes in trauma services and community psychology (PhD). I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and a clinical drug and alcohol counselor (LCADC) in the state of NJ. For over 20 years, I have specialized in child and family psychology with a particular focus in the multicultural experience and the trauma associated with experiences such as migration, acculturation, and cultural and gender identity development. From a trauma-informed foundation, I utilize a variety of techniques to foster healing of multicultural and generational related traumas.

Methods include traditional psychoanalysis as well as client-specific cultural and indigenous informed practices. Individual healing is fostered through the lens of liberation psychology. Families are engaged as a system through a Gestalt inspired approach, by treating parts within the whole family system over the development of the lifespan.

As a child of an immigrant, and a mother of five inter-ethnic children, I share the lived experiences that are associated with generational trauma and challenges regarding migration. Over the course of my career, I have published in several venues advocating for human rights and child welfare, highlighting the need for policy change.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Body Image
  • Cultural Identity Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Race-Based Traumatic Stress (RBTS)
  • Relationships
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Asian
  • Biracial
  • Black
  • Hispanic Or Latino
  • Immigrants
  • Lgbtqia+
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors

Faith Based Specialties

  • Islam

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$75.00 - $225.00
Sliding Scale
No
Pay By
Venmo, Credit Card, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
16
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Professional Counselor
37PC00485500
New Jersey
Alcohol and Drug Counselor
37LC00129600
New Jersey
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Doctorate
2022
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Masters
2010
Rutgers University
Masters
2000