Courtney Minarsky


Courtney Minarsky


Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a certified professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Secondary Credential: LCSW - 44SC05997300
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: I am currently only conducting telehealth sessions. I provide a free initial phone consultation and I offer sliding scale payment.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey 07677

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My Approach to Helping

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with advanced training in the treatment of families and couples. I help my clients who feel overwhelmed by anxiety, chronic overthinking and critical self-talk shift the way they think and feel about themselves which in turn, enhances self-esteem and ability to connect with others in meaningful ways. I strive to help my clients better understand their emotions, get curious about why they feel what they feel and reduce emotional reactivity. With a focus on personal insight and self-compassion, I provide empathy, safety and guidance to my clients throughout the therapeutic process.

My approach to therapy is collaborative, practical and encouraging. I use a strength based perspective to help people understand their own needs, to accept their genuine selves, and to heal pain from the past so that they can begin to finally feel calmer and happier.

More Info About My Practice

I work collaboratively with each client as a unique individual with their own needs and desires for change. I help people become more accepting of themselves so that they can make whatever changes they would like to make. My commitment is to the well-being and satisfaction of my clients and I welcome individuals and couples (both same-sex and heterosexual) who are looking to improve, heal and enjoy their lives.

It is important to feel comfortable and at ease with the therapist you choose. I offer a free ten-minute phone consultation to potential clients seeking individual or couples counseling. This is an opportunity to get a feel for one another and determine if working together will be right for you.

To schedule a free initial consultation or to schedule an appointment, please contact me by email or phone. I'm happy to listen to what you are experiencing and answer any questions you may have.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I specialize in relationships. Feeling close to other people especially in a romantic way is a basic human need, yet it can be extremely painful. If relationships are hard for you, you aren't alone and you aren't at fault. We are all doing the best we can navigating the world of connections, feelings and intimacy with what we were taught. I can help you understand why you are struggling with connecting to your partner and ways that you can heal and change the way you interact so that you may feel loved, cherished and truly understood by each other. My approach to couples therapy is to create a safe space where both partner can feel heard and I will guide you by providing tips on how to maintain a sense of closeness even at times of conflict.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with adults 18 years and older

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Psychodynamic

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