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About Me

Roberta Tessler. West Windsor, NJ Therapist

Degrees and Certifications
 
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). 
     Practicing psychotherapy and counseling for individuals, couples and families. 
 
Masters in Social Work (MSW)  Rutgers School of Social Work
     B.A.  in Philosophy, New School for Social Research

Associate Member, APA, American Psychological Association
Member of NEDA, National Eating Disorder Association
Board Member of IADEP, International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals
Certified Parent Coordination Trainer
Certified Mediation Trainer
Member of AFCC, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
 
Additional training:
 
  • Mindfulness
  • Couples Counseling 
  • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Working with Oppositional Defiant and Conduct Disordered Children and their families
  • Anger Control
  • Renfrew Foundation: Eating Disorders training workshops and conferences for binge eating, bulimia and anorexia
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Self-Mutilation Behavior
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with Borderline Clients
  • Ethical Decisions 

 
My Professional and Personal Experience

 
Before starting my own Clinical Practice in West Windsor, I was the Director of Preventive Services for Family and Children's Services of Princeton including both the Family & Child Home Program and New Brunswick Outreach. As well, I was the Executive Director of the Family Mentor Program of Middlesex County. In 1998, I received the annual New Jersey Governor's Award for Outstanding Leadership in Child Assault Prevention.
 
Writing this I should add that my life encompasses other dimensions. I am in a happy marriage with the same person I began my early adult life with. We were married for 15 years before we decided to have children. During that time, I was a professional dancer performing with a dance company and living in New York City. We decided to raise a family in Cranbury, New Jersey. We have two close, grown children, in their own relationships, who are finding their way. Just like everyone else, I can say that life has been full of rewards and challenges, surprises, joys and sorrows just like everyone.
 

Memberships and Professional Associations

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals
Academy of Eating Disorders
Binge Eating Disorder Association
Former board member, Cranbury Municipal Alliance on Drug Abuse & Alcholism
Former member, New Brunswick Counsel for Youth