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Catherine Lazen, M.Ed, MSW, LCSW

Educational Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I specialize in human development over the lifespan, offering support for healing, growth, learning and healthy relationships. My strength-based approach is informed by multiple theoretical frameworks, brain-based research, evidence-based therapies, the expressive arts and a sense of humor. 


Psychotherapy, Life/Parent Coaching for Individuals, Couples & Families

  • Life change/Career planning/Aging/Senior living

  • Parenting: Developmental/Behavioral Challenges

  • K-12 Social Skills, College Planning

  • Educational Advocacy (IEP, 504), Social/Emotional Learning (SEL Curriculum Design

  • Aging, Navigating Senior living

  • Depression, Anxiety

  • Trauma, Grief, Loss

  • Relational Conflict: Marriage/Family/Divorce

  • Navigating/Celebrating Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Neuro-divergence


Education, Certifications, Licensure

BA, English. Hollins University

​M.Ed, Educational Psychology. University of Virginia

MSW Social Work. Simmons College

Member, National Association of Social Workers

Oregon Clinical Social Work License (LCSW) #L12293

NJ teaching license, 5-12 English/Language Arts

NJ School Social Work Certification

Certification: Sand play Therapy Practice



  • Cognitive/Behavioral Therapy

  • Dialectical/Behavioral Therapy

  • EMDR

  • Internal Family Systems Therapy

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Emotion Focused Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Therapy

  • Psychodynamic Therapy

  • Expressive Arts Therapy

  • Play Therapy

  • Family/Couples Therapy

  • Attachment, Regulation and Competence (ARC) framework

  • Ross Greene's Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) model 

$200 per 60 minute session

$175 per 50 minute session

I do not take insurance at this time, and most of my clients pay out-of-pocket and then submit super bills to their insurance carriers for at least partial reimbursement for out-of-network services. Clients receive documented good-faith estimates for costs of services according to the 2022 No Surprises Act, which was created to protect people from surprise medical fees/costs. Limited spots for sliding scale fees are available. 

Contact Me

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