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About Me

Cindy Gelber is a licenced clinical social worker specializing in individual, group, and family therapy and maintains a private practice in Rutherford, New Jersey.

With over 18 years experience as a psychotherapist, and as a graduate of Yeshiva University specializing in therapy for adolescents and adults, she is currently a private practitioner who has had her own practice for 10 years working with a broad spectrum of clients. Amongst her areas of expertise are mental health, stress management, substance abuse, eating disorders and interpersonal relationship issues. Her clients range in age from 15-65, mostly servicing young adults.

In the past 15 years, she has worked in facilities where she has led groups for intensive outpatient programs and partial hospitalization programs. These programs have expanded her skills to include group therapy, crisis management and integrative therapy working with outside community or organizational programs, such as EAPs and community centers. Most recently, Cindy has been leading weekly IOP groups for first responders who are in early stages of recovery from alcohol and/or drug addiction. 

Cindy is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. Cindy has worked with a range clients stretching from the chronic mentally ill to those dealing with the most common day to day life challenges.    


Yeshiva University 2000
Masters in Social Work

Seton Hall University 1996
Bachelors in Psychology

License, Certifications & Awards
Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Licensed since 2004
Currently completing hours for the National Association of Social Workers Certification in Clinical Alcohol Tobacco and Other drugs counselor

Additional Training
Attended a multitude of trainings in family systems, cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, substance abuse, Emotionally Focused Couple's Therapy, and eating disorders

Professional Activities and Memberships
Member of New York State Society of Clinical Social Work, Inc. 

In addition to private practice, I am currently working in an Intensive Outpatient Program where I see first responders for individual and group therapy. 

Supervision, conferences and trainings are an integral part of staying on top of the latest research and approaches to therapy.  I remain an active learner, constantly excited by new opportunities to help my clients in their journey of personal growth and healing.

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