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Northern New Jersey Therapy

        Psychotherapy for Adults, Adolescents & Children

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Cara L. McCloud, LCSW

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the State of New Jersey, license number 44SC05473700. The process of obtaining a LCSW involves successfully completing 1,920 supervised hours in the field post-Masters providing therapeutic services under the direction of an LCSW clinician, as well as passing the State clinical social work boards.

I obtained my Masters of Social Work with a concentration in children and families from Rutgers University School of Social Work. This accredited program is well-known in the field for meeting the highest standards of clinical training. Obtaining a Masters from this program required several internship experiences in the field and spending 1,125 hours providing direct service under the training of licensed professionals in the field of social work. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Felician College.

I specialize in psychotherapy that is both insight-oriented and goal-directed. Areas of expertise and experience include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Marital, premarital and couples counseling
  • Adolescent and Childhood Mood Disorders
  • Self-harm/Self-Injury
  • Concerns about a child's emotional growth and development
  • School resistance, phobias, and/or behavioral issues
  • Parenting Children and Teens
  • Panic Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Anger Management
  • Family Conflicts
  • Self Esteem
  • Grief Counseling
  • Work/Life Stress
  • Life Transitions


My work experience has encompassed women's issues, adolescents, trauma, bereavement, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, relationships and children.

In addition to my private practice, I work as a School Social Worker at Windsor Learning Center in Pompton Lakes, NJ where I provide counseling services to children with developmental disabilities. I also have many years of experience working in non-for-profit environments that serve the mental health needs of the community. I have helped clients heal in a variety of settings and have worked with clients in managing chemical and behavioral addiction. I also have worked with children and families who are involved with the Department of Children and Family and who suffer from a variety of mental health symptoms such as domestic violence, childhood abuse and trauma. I have also had clinical experience supervising masters level therapists in therapeutic intervention, case formulation, and ethical and legal issues.