Maria Tapia LCSW, Clinical Social Work in Union, New Jersey, 07083

Maria Tapia


Maria Tapia


Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW
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Union, New Jersey 07083

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My Approach to Helping

Some of life's challenges are simply too difficult to overcome on our own. At times, with or without the support of loved ones, we become overwhelmed with internal and/or external events that seem to paralyze us in our life's journey. Accepting the need to reach out for help during these times truly is the initial step in the healing and "overcoming the barriers" process. My approach as a therapist is to ensure my client's trust not only in my capacity as a therapist but also in my ability to increase trust in themselves to find the answers within. It is an eclectic approach that also integrates holistic therapies, which my clients find enjoyable and refreshing. I am bilingual (Spanish) and bi-cultural (South American) and I take much pride in being able to provide my services in a culturally competent way.

I have extensive experience in working with youth and families. I possess excellent skills in crisis management, dealing with trauma, parent-child conflicts, anger management, anxiety, depression, parenting skills, self-esteem issues, special education, ADHD, teen pregnancy, sexual identity issues, couples counseling, among others.

I have 15 years experience providing intensive in-home crisis intervention and therapy, as an independent contractor for the NJ Children's System of Care. I believe in-home therapy is a highly effective approach in addressing difficult family dynamics as it provides the ability to both observe my clients in their natural environment, at a higher comfort level, and to identify resources (or the lack of them) within the home. This is a treatment option we can explore and discuss during initial consultation.

Algunas dificultades de la vida son simplemente demasiado dificiles de sobre llevar sin ayuda. A veces, con o sin el apoyo de nuestros seres queridos, nos agobiamos con eventos internos o externos que nos paralyzan en nuestros senderos. Aceptar la necesidad de pedir ayuda durante estos momentos dificiles verdaderamente es el paso inicial para sanar y para el proceso de sobrellevar barreras.

More Info About My Practice

I am not affiliated with any private insurance companies. I accept cash payments only at a very affordable rate. Feel free to call and find out more.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

On the contrary, seeking out therapy demonstrates your ability to recognize challenges you are experiencing and probably have not been able to overcome on your own successfully. It means you are receptive and open to new and different methods, strategies, suggestions, skills to overcome these challenges. It means you have taken a first step towards resolution outside of yourself. It means you are brave and strong, ready to move on and move forward.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Children and youth, educational concerns, immigration issues, Spanish speaking only, special education, court involved youth

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Rejection
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Constellations
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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