Derrick Alloway


Derrick Alloway


Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Social Work Examiners,Lic. Clinical Social Worker - 44SC05391600
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • MagnaCare
  • QualCare
  • SEIU1199
  • Tricare
Fees: Out of network please call for fee.


305 Park Ave
#2 (Side Entrance)
Rutherford, New Jersey 07070

My Approach to Helping

I am a bilingualbicultural Clinical Social Worker, licensed in New Jersey and New York. I speak Spanish and have a knowledge of Portuguese. I have been practicing since 1997. This includes many years as a clinical supervisorclinician in mental health supportive housing, Hospital and Outpatient Clinic settings in New York and New Jersey. Currently, I consult regularly with PerformCare- New Jersey which works with the Children's System of Care (CSOC), formerly the Division of Child Behavioral Health Services, to coordinate the care of children or young adults. Additionally, identify, classify and case manage students with learning or developmental disabilities in a New Jersey urban public school district.

In a warm and comfortable environment located in Nutley, NJ, I provide individual, couples and family counseling in a specific, individualized strengths based approach, tailored to the client. Mutually, we will work to cultivate strengths and attain agreed objectives concentrating on the following:

Cross culturalRacial issues

Divorcerelationshipintimacy issues

Parenting and Family issues

LearningDevelopmental Disabilities

Pre-marriage and pre-adoption counseling

Depression, Stress and Anxiety

Work and Career issues

Adoption and Infertility issues

Conflict Resolution

I am committed to helping individuals, couples and families with behavioral, mental health, or emotional challenges while also helping them gain access to the services they need.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Therapy can provide insight and new perspectives into life's challenges and jointly we can help create solutions to difficult problems. Many people find that a therapist can enhance personal development, improve relationships and family dynamics, and can ease the challenges of daily life. Sometimes, just having someone there to listen is helpful. Overall, people in therapy tend to have lower levels of anxiety and stress, decreased conflict, and improved quality of life. Some of the benefits available from therapy include: Developing new skills for handling stress and anxiety Modifying unhealthy behavior and long-standing patterns Attaining insight into personal patterns and behavior Increasing confidence, peace, vitality, and well-being Improving ways to manage anger, depression and moods Discovering new ways to solve problems Navigating life's obstacles more effectively Improving listening and communication skills Enhancing the overall quality of life.

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

Each therapy session is unique, catering to individual needs and goals. It's standard to talk about your primary challenges in life, and is common to schedule weekly sessions of 45-60 minutes. Some people facing especially challenging circumstances may need more time per session or multiple sessions per week. Therapy can be short-term, prioritizing a single issue, or longer-term, to promote personal growth and multiple issues.

I may ask you to follow up on what you have learned by taking specific actions outside of therapy, such as reading a book or keeping records to track your behavior. It's important to process our sessions between sessions, and to integrate them into your life. You must be an active participant in therapy to get the most out of it.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Latino, African American populations, Career Coaching, Autism -ASD, Special Needs Population

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Family Problems
  • Trust Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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