Last updated: 1/4/2019

Deborah Schuster, LCSW (201) 836-0404
Last Updated: 1/4/2019
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Years of Experience: 37

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


NJ - LCSW [44SC05421800]

Credentials and Certifications:
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABECSW)
Board Certified Diplomate (BCD)
Certified Social Worker (CSW)
Child Specialist & Divorce Coach, Certified
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW)
Divorce Mediator
School Social Worker, Licensed
Social Worker, Licensed Clinical (LCSW)
Trauma Treatment, Postgraduate Certificate

Office and Contact Information
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Deborah G. Schuster LCSW
175 Cedar Lane
Teaneck, NJ 07666  

(201) 836-0404

Office Hours:
Mon: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Tue: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thu: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 3 Hours
Weekends: 1 Day

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Telephone Counseling
Weekend Office Hours

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Aging Anxiety/Panic Disorders Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Couple or Marital Issues Depression Dual Diagnosis Education/Personal Development Family Issues Grief/Loss Infertility Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Men's Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Parenting Issues Personality Disorders Phobias Physical Illness/Impairment Postpartum Depression Pregnancy/Childbirth Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Psychosomatic Sleep Disorders Stress Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Also serving:
Adoption/Foster Care Eating Disorders Elder Abuse Immigration/Newcomer Multicultural Issues Sexual Abuse/Rape Spiritual/Religious Concerns Suicidal Thoughts
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Crisis Intervention Ericksonian Evaluation/Diagnostic Geriatric Consultation Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Long-Term Parent Guidance Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychodynamic Relational Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support Transpersonal Psychology
Other theoretical approaches:
Advocacy Behavioral Case Management Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Feminist Home Study Mediation Meditation/Relaxation Nutrition Counseling Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Psychoanalysis Sports Psychology
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Family Systems Individual
Other methods:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Group Supervision/Consultation
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)

Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Cancer Patients Caregivers Children of Divorce Chronic Illness College Students Disabled Grandparents Obese or Overweight Step Families
Adopted Alzheimer's Diabetes Immigrants/Refugees Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Twins
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Christian Jewish
Buddhist LDS/Mormon
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Asian Caribbean Hispanic Irish Italian Russian
Professional Associations
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $130
Couples: $160
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: No

Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation

AETNA (Medicare PPO) Horizon Omnia Health Plan
Aetna Behavioral Health Horizon PPO, EPO, HMO, POS
AETNA Health Magellan Behavioral Health
CIGNA HealthCare Managed Health Network
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO) Oxford Health Plans
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Saint Barnabus System Health Plan
Horizon Behavioral Services United Behavioral Health (UBH)
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield (Horizon Healthcare) United Healthcare
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield (Horizon PPO) United HealthCare (Options PPO)
Horizon NJ Direct and Direct Access