Marilyn DeFalco


Marilyn DeFalco


Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Other
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 44SC06112900
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: Free 10-15 minute consultation
30-45 Minute Session: $150
50 Minute Session: $175
Intake Session: $250
Free Initial Consultation


Matawan, New Jersey 07747

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My Approach to Helping

Depression, PTSD & anxiety, can be crippling. It can seem hopeless feeling trapped in the cycles of addiction, obsessions, & trauma. But there is hope & together we can find a solution that works best for you. It takes courage to ask for help, but you made it this far - you have already taken the first step!

As a trauma-informed therapist, I approach our work with a person-centered approach while validating & identifying challenges & strengths. Together, we'll incorporate mind, body, & spirit with traditional modalities, like CBT & narrative therapy. When we approach your wellness as a whole, we start to heal our entire person instead of simply managing symptoms.

It is important to feel safe & trusting in therapy, that's why using a person-centered focus ensures that all clients can feel understood & seen. I've dedicated my post-graduate work toward treating survivors of abuse, individuals struggling with addiction & LGBTQ+ individuals experiencing stress or trauma related to sexuality, identity & advocacy.

I offer a judgment-free space where you will be treated like a person and not a diagnosis or set of symptoms. Together we will harness your strengths & resilience & take the first steps on the path to healing.

More Info About My Practice

Mind by Design Counseling is a tele-therapy practice based in New Jersey. We are here to serve, empower, and help you rediscover your voice. Our team of specialized therapists pull away from generalized practices to treat the most complex mental health challenges.

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

AbuseAssault Survivors
LGBTQ+ concerns

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Services I Provide

  • Chemical Dependency Evaluation
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with teens, adolescents and adults seeking therapy to overcome addiction, trauma, anxiety and stress. I frequently work with abuse survivors in a caring, safe and supportive environment. Clients who receive treatment are from various religious backgrounds, including secular and non-religious individuals.

    I am:
    Gender Affirming
    LGBTQ+ Allied
    Sex Worker Allied
    Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
    Open Relationships Non-Monogamy Allied

Industries & Communities Served

  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anxiety
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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