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
  • 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
Pay By
Venmo, Credit Card, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Licensed Professional Counselor
New Jersey
Alcohol and Drug Counselor
New Jersey
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Rutgers University