Marilyn DeFalco,LCSW

Marilyn DeFalco,LCSW

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

Follow on Social Media


My Approach to Helping

Remember, you're never alone in your struggles. If you're dealing with trauma, depression, or the overwhelming stress of daily life, I'm here to provide expert guidance and support. Together, we'll create a safe, nurturing space for your healing journey, where you can find strength amid life's challenges.

My primary focus is on helping individuals overcome trauma, managing depression, and alleviating the burdens of stress. Trauma can have a profound impact on one's life, and I specialize in trauma-informed therapies to facilitate recovery. Depression can be debilitating, but there are effective treatments available, and I'm here to help you find the right approach. Additionally, we'll work together to develop coping strategies to reduce stress and improve your overall well-being.

I utilize a blend of evidence-based therapies, integrating mind, body, and spirit. Traditional methods like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Narrative Therapy are paired with holistic approaches such as mindfulness and expressive arts. We'll address the whole person, not just symptoms, to promote lasting healing.

Taking that courageous first step to seek help is significant, and you've already begun. Whether you're struggling with trauma, depression, or stress, reaching out can be challenging. I provide a judgment-free, person-centered space where you can feel heard and understood. You're not defined by your condition; you're a unique individual with the potential for growth and resilience. Let's embark on your healing journey together, starting today, and bring hope and relief back into your life.

More Info About My Practice

At Mind by Design Counseling, we're a close-knit team of three dedicated therapists providing online therapy services for both teens and adults. Each of us brings a unique area of expertise to the table. Our practice is intentionally small, allowing us to focus on personalized and attentive care for every client.

We are committed to serving and empowering you, helping you find your inner strength and voice. Our specialized therapists prioritize individualized treatment to address even the most intricate mental health issues. Unlike one-size-fits-all approaches, we tailor our services to meet your specific needs, ensuring you receive the highest level of care.

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

AbuseAssault Survivors
LGBTQ+ concerns

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

I understand that clients may feel hopeless and frustrated, and that is validated in our therapy together. My goal is to help clients regain hope and use their frustration as fuel to overcome ptsd, depression and anxiety. We can find a solution! I utilize integrative and trauma-informed therapies that incorporate mind, body, and spirit. Traditional modalities such as CBT and narrative therapy are combined with holistic modalities such as mindfulness and expressive arts can be used to heal the entire person instead of simply managing symptoms. We work together to find tools to overcome depression & anxiety that result from stress, trauma, or adjustment.

Video Message

Please note: The video above was submitted by Marilyn DeFalco, and any views or opinions expressed are not necessarily shared by We do our best to ensure videos align with our vision; however, if you find there is inappropriate content, please email us or call 888-563-2112 ext. 2.

Image Gallery

Services I Provide

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
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

See other therapists in Matawan, NJ.

By using this site, you signify your assent and agreement to the Terms of Service.

GoodTherapy uses cookies to personalize content and ads to provide better services for our users and to analyze our traffic. By continuing to use this site you consent to our cookies.