Yanela G. Stephenson

Yanela G. Stephenson

Professions: Clinical Social Work, Social Work, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 26077
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Office 1
75 Paterson St
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901 - United States
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Office 2
700 Easton Avenue
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901 - United States
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Yanela G. Stephenson, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed clinician social worker, board-certified in New Jersey. She has more than three decades of experience in mental health. She graduated fro, Rutgers University's Graduate School of Social Work with an MSW.

Yanela is a systems therapist with training in Bowen Family Therapy from the Family Training Institute of New Jersey. She received structural therapy training at Children's Hospital's Child Guidance Clinic in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She also has extensive training in hypnotherapy, strategic family therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and other models of psychotherapy.

Yanela has extensive experience working with trauma survivors, children with ADD, ADHD, and selective autism, and immigration issues. Her work on immigration issues has brought her significant experience working with law enforcement. She's helped children and their families with the unification process for years, and has prepared psychosocial reports for New Jersey officials.

Ms. Stephenson is also bicultural and bilingual in Spanish and English. She specializes in integrating multi-cultural themes and issues into a client?s therapeutic plans, when applicable.

Email or Call Yanela G. Stephenson at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 26077

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Identifying that you need to speak with a professional takes self awareness, willingness to change and courage. Therapy can provide support, problem solving skills and coping strategies. Therapists can provide a different perspective on a problem and suggest potential solutions. After that, all you need is the determination and commitment to follow through in the process of becoming a healthier you.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Spanish

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Anger Management
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Integral Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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