Dixita Malatesta

MA, NCC, LAC

Dixita Malatesta

MA, NCC, LAC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision.
Primary Credential: Licensed Associate Counselor
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Horizon Healthcare
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • ValueOptions
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

231 Clarksville Road, Suite 4A
Princeton Junction, New Jersey 08550

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My Approach to Helping

Therapeutic Approaches: Psychodynamic, Existential, Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal, Solution-Focused, Person-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Positive Psychology, Play Therapy, Psychoeducation, Systems Theory. I believe in an evidence-based, integrative method, which is best suited to meet the needs of the individual or couple.

Education: I earned my Master’s Degree in School Counseling from the College of New Jersey. During graduate school, I had the opportunity to present at the ACA National Conference on “Navigating Acculturation with Pride and Hope: Promoting Resiliency in Asian Immigrant Children and Adolescents.” Recently, I worked as a postgraduate staff counselor with Mental Health Services at TCNJ, where I provided direct clinical care to the diverse undergraduate and graduate population, from varied socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and LGBTQ+ identities. Currently, I work as a Learning Specialist, supporting the needs of students with learning and/or physical disabilities in a fee-based student support program. I am a life-long learner, who believes that learning happens beyond the classroom and never stops.

More Info About My Practice

As a learning specialist, a certified school counselor, and now a licensed associate counselor, I have been very passionate about being in the helping profession for many years. I find that everyone has a story to share and that most of my clients want to have the opportunity to share that story. I believe in a client-centered, holistic approach, where clients can feel empowered and motivated to help themselves attain their goals and reach their fullest potential. My counseling approach encompasses a growth mindset, mindfulness, self-compassion, and empathy.

Hobbies/Interests: I love spending time with my husband and two children, watching football, dancing, gardening, reading, hiking, and watching movies.

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

Include Child, Adolescent and Adult Individual, Couples and Family Therapy for: Anxiety Disorders, Academic Underachievement, Anger Management, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Addiction, Adoption, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, Conflict Resolution, Coping Skills, Cultural IdentityModel Minority, Depression, Divorce, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief and Loss, Infertility, Infidelity, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, LGBTQ+, Marital and Premarital, Men's Issues, Multicultural, Obesity, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Phobias, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), RacialMulticultural Identity, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Esteem, Self-Harming, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Stress, Teen Violence, Trauma, Video Game Addiction, Weight Loss, Women's Issues

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Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Include Child, Adolescent and Adult Individual, Couples and Family Therapy for: Anxiety Disorders, Academic Underachievement, Anger Management, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Addiction, Adoption, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, Conflict Resolution, Coping Skills, Cultural Identity/Model Minority, Depression, Divorce, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief and Loss, Infertility, Infidelity, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, LGBTQ+, Marital and Premarital, Men\'s Issues, Multicultural, Obesity, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Phobias, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Racial/Multicultural Identity, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Esteem, Self-Harming, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Stress, Teen Violence, Trauma, Video Game Addiction, Weight Loss, Women\'s Issues

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • 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
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Terminal Illness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
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