Nechama WillnerLCSW

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What do you think is the biggest barrier today for people seeking care?

I think one of the barriers to seeking care today is time and location. That is why I am excited to be a part of the online therapy community. Being able to speak to someone from the comfort of your home, without navigating traffic, in and of itself, can reduce stress and promote healing.

What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic relationship?

A key component in the therapeutic relationship is feeling comfortable and safe within the session. My honest and open communication style coupled with my sincerity and compassion I strive to make each client feel empowered to open up and share of themselves.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

My therapeutic style/approach to therapy is eclectic. I value blending components from different approaches to tailor the session according to each client's needs. I am passionate about using psychoanalysis to help others grow and change by discovering their unconscious. I enjoy working in a close relationship with clients to help them learn about themselves. I also provide skill based treatment to focus on changing problematic thoughts, feelings and behaviors using CBT. I believe that by changing unhelpful or negative thoughts, people can change how they feel which can influence how they behave.






Coping Skills

General Expertise





Social Anxiety

Abuse/Survivors of abuse


Communication issues

In-Network Insurance


All Savers Insurance

Nippon Life Insurance Company of America



UnitedHealthCare (UHC)



First Session


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Individual Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Internal Family Systems Therapy

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Motivational Interviewing

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Training / Certifications

Certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Plus (CBT +)

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT Skills)

Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Internal Family Systems (IFS)


NJ, LCSW, 44SC05747600

NY, LCSW, 085573


Master degree, Social Work, Touro College

Bachelors degree, Psychology/Humanities,Touro College

Work History

I have devoted my professional career to providing therapy for young adults and adults with a Masters degree in Social Work from Touro College (2010). I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York and New Jersey specializing in trauma, depression and anxiety. I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings and combine my down to earth and compassionate approach with a strength-based perspective to enable each client to thrive. I utilize a relational and psychodynamic approach in conjunction with my certification in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) as well as my training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I am passionate about helping others successfully navigate and overcome challenges.


Remote Therapy, New Jersey, 08701, NJ