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Dahiana P. Grisales

I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of NJ with license #44SC05389400, I earned a Master’s degree in Social Worke from Rutgers University, a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Kean University, and an Associate’s of Arts in Human Services from County College of Morris.  This education, along with twenty years of field experience, has prepared me to collaborate with you and your family with the utmost respect, sensitivity, and strength-focused approach through your therapeutic journey.

LCSW in the State of NJ 

All About Me

I specialize in providing trauma informed therapy that is sensitive to your culture with a diverse focus on connecting your thoughts and feelings to your behavior and actions. I utilize treatment services that are inclusive and not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), approaches that explore your connections to formal and informal support systems, as well as family-oriented treatment that is inclusive of all those that are important to your mental health. These approaches aim to support and heal a variety of interpersonal challenges that may impact you or symptoms associated with life transitions, stress, depression, anxiety or trauma. I have a profound passion in providing therapeutic support to families and individuals that are currently or have experienced an adoption journey or connection with the LGBTQ+ community, as well as a migration journey. I work to provide you and your family with a safe and welcoming space that caters to your specific needs and that can easily be integrated in your daily social, familial, employment, or recreational life. One of my primary focuses as an independent mental health professional, is to continually learn and educate myself. I accomplish this by keeping up with current therapy research, training, and participating in consultive supervision with colleagues.

Education:

Earned an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts, concentration in Human Services from County College of Morris.  

 

Earned a Bachelor’s in Social Work (BSW) degree from Kean University. 

 

Earned a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) degree from Rutgers University. 

 

Completed degrees from educational programs accredited by the Council on Social Work.

Currently Maintain:

  • An independent practitioner license in the state of NJ approved by the the National Board of Social Work Examiners as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with ID# 44SC05389400.

  • A School Social Worker certificate with ID# 587351.

  • Registration with the National Plan & Provider Enumeration System with National Provider Identifier ID# 1740437573.

  • A practice with Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) - training received from CARES Institute.

  • A practice with Adoption Competent services - training received from Rutgers University.

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Mission:

My New Days Counseling promotes the development of the self, nurturing happiness from within, irradiating full human potential, and building on past experiences to create one’s best new days. 

Vision:

Empower your individualized inner strength and support a mental health journey for you and your loved ones. 

  • Each individual and family possess the necessary skills to effectively thrive in their environment. 

  • Self-actualization and self-discovery is possible for all and paramount for a stable new day. 

  • Self-care balance is necessary for daily human healthy functioning. 

  • Increasing emotional intelligence provides a roadmap to a healthy balance. 

  • A strength-based approach is a prime component in creating a baseline of skills and experiences. 

  • Involving loved ones and the community, create a system of support in developing new days. 

  • Nature and spiritual connections facilitate the human experience with mental health care.

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