Last updated: 7/7/2020

Dawn Catherine Fried, MSW, LCSW (973) 220-2464
Last Updated: 7/7/2020
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Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:

Partner with me to become the best version of yourself.  What I think of as You, only better! We are all works in progress. Do you wonder why you get in your own way, self-defeat and sabatoge and can’t live the life you desire?  Somewhere inside of you there is the voice of a harsh inner critic that stops your momentum and convinces you that self acceptance and compassion are for the weak. We all have this crticial voice inside of us.  It stops you, compares and condemns you. For some the judgment and harsh tones are so strong it drowns out and stifles the essence of your true self and your voice of knowing and self wisdom.  But we do have this other self.  It goes by different names... intuition, inner wisdom, authentic self.  It is what I refer to as the voice of knowing and the voice of inner wisdom.  It speaks in a whisper and often goes unheard or disregarded.  It speaks of passions, dreams and possibility and  knows your value, gifts and abilities.  This inner wisdom that exists in you knows why you are here and what you want to create.  It offers clarity and yearns to live your truth.  But long ago you gave up listening to it out of fear of rejection and pain, a need to be accepted, loved, to belong, to be safe.  I understand there was a need to protect yourself but also know you are capable of something more.  With guidance, support, compassion and honesty I can help you quiet the harsh inner critic and reclaim the voice of who you really are and what you are meant to become in this life.  


I've been in private practice for over 25 years, expanding and refining my professional skills as a psychotherapist.  And I have been on my own personal journey of  self discovery, growth and whole self recovery.  I respect you as an individual with your own values, lifestyle choices and spiritual beliefs, and I know that in partnering with you I can help you reclaim your wholeness and experience the benefits that come from knowing and loving who you are and how you want to live life.  I will help you gain a clear understanding about your emotional experiences and influences, using a number of different approaches to obtain deep meaningful change in the most efficient time.  These include the development of personal insight and self awareness, meditation/ mindfulness to reconnect with your inner guidance and voice of self wisdom, EFT "Tapping" to clear blocks and release fears. You can wake up emotionally and live your life with greater intention, purpose and fulfillment.

Focusing on:
Couple or Marital Issues Depression Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Stress Women's Issues
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Aging Anxiety/Panic Disorders Bipolar Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Eating Disorders Education/Personal Development Family Issues Gender Identity Multicultural Issues Parenting Issues Personality Disorders Phobias Physical Illness/Impairment Postpartum Depression Psychosomatic Spiritual/Religious Concerns Trauma/PTSD
Office and Contact Information
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Dawn Fried, LCSW @The Psychotherapy Ctr for Intentional Living
33 Plymouth Street
Suite 102
Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 220-2464

Contact: Dawn Fried

Office Hours:
Mon2:00pm – 8:00pm
Tue2:00pm – 9:00pm
Wed3:00pm – 8:00pm
Thu1:00pm – 8:00pm
Fri2:30pm – 6:00pm
SatBy appointment
SunBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Day
Weekends: 2 Days

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Zoom, Skype, etc.)
Weekend Office Hours


Years of Experience: 30

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Credentials and Certifications:
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $200
Couples: N/A
Group: $60
Family: $225

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Information & Referral


Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Young Adults (18-25)
Adolescents (13-17) Seniors (60 +)
Specific populations:
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ)
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Adopted Biracial Caregivers Children of Divorce Chronic Illness Gifted Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Obese or Overweight Step Families
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping) Psychodynamic
Other theoretical approaches:
Coaching Contemplative Crisis Intervention Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Dream Work or Analysis Existential Psychotherapy Expressive Therapy Feminist Holistic Humanistic Imago Relationship Therapy Information and Referral Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Long-Term Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Psycho-Educational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Relational Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Transpersonal Psychology
Methods - focus areas:
Other methods:
Couple/Marital Group Online Therapy
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Jewish
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Asian Hispanic Pacific Islander
Professional Associations
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
EFT Tapping for Stress Relief
No description provided. Please see contact information below.
Group Focus: Stress
Women's Issues
Life Transitions
Group Status:
Group Type:
Member Age: Young Adults (18-25)
Adults (26-59)
Member Gender:
Location: ,
Meeting Frequency: Every 1 weeks on