Last updated: 5/9/2020

Marsha N. Shapiro, LCSW, BCD, LLC (732) 422-9400
Last Updated: 5/9/2020
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:

Due to COVID-19, I am handling sessions via phone or secure video. Please call, 732-422-9400, to schedule an appointment. Thank you.

My practice offers a respectful, affirmative, confidential and safe environment in which clients can focus on improving the quality of their lives. I facilitate my clients in empowering themselves and increasing their sense of worthiness and self-esteem. Establishing a trusting, caring and nurturing relationship with the people who seek my help is of the utmost importance to me. I encourage clients to play an active role in establishing their own treatment plans. My clientele often refer their friends, co-workers and colleagues to my practice as a result of their own positive therapeutic journey.

      For over thirty years, I have been providing psychotherapy, consultation and life coaching services, as well as, presenting workshops and seminars to schools, agencies, hospitals, corporations and organizations. I hold a number of professional certifications and have membership in several professional organizations. Additionally, I am a member of the Diversity Advisory Committe of the University of Pennsylvania School Of Social Work Practice And Policy. 

      I see Children, Adolescents and Adults utilizing Individual, Couple's, Family and Group treatment modalities. My areas of specialization include: Depression, Anxiety,PTSD, Phobias, Stress and Anger Management, Relationships, Parenting, Separation/Divorce, Adult Survivors of Incest/Sexual Abuse, Women's issues, Sexuality, LGBTQ  issues, Acute/Chronic Illness, Grief/Bereavement issues, Eating Disorders and other Compulsive Behaviors and Learning/Developmental challenges. I provide services to Vets, Military Personnel and their families and the Cop-To-Cop Program. Additionally, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing/Critical Incident Response is a function I am frequently called upon to perform.

      As a trained, experienced EMDR practitioner I have had much success using this technique, along with traditional therapy, with people who are dealing with substance abuse or have experienced trauma at any time in their lives. I utilize an array of treatment approaches, depending upon the needs of my clients. When helpful, I incorporate music and poetry into my therapuetic style.


NJ State Joint Resolution for Civil Rights and Community Advocacy - 1/26/2014 and 10/16/2014

#1 on PolitickerNJ Power List - 2013

Majority Senate Leader Loretta Weinberg's Women's Power List - 2013-2019

Lt. Laurel Hester Prize for Citizen of Courage Award - 2010

Focusing on:
Anger Management Anxiety/Panic Disorders Asperger's Syndrome Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Autism Spectrum Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Couple or Marital Issues Depression Dissociative Disorders Domestic Violence Dual Diagnosis Eating Disorders Education/Personal Development Family Issues Gender Identity Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Learning Disabilities Life Transitions Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Parenting Issues Personality Disorders Phobias Physical Illness/Impairment Postpartum Depression Self Abuse Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Stress Suicidal Thoughts Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Aging Attachment Disorders Body Dysmorphic Disorder Developmental Disability Infertility Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Pain Management Pregnancy/Childbirth Psychosomatic Sexual Disorders Sleep Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns Traumatic Brain Injury
Office and Contact Information
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Marsha N. Shapiro, LCSW, BCD, LLC
1626 Route 130 N.
Suite K
North Brunswick, NJ 08902  

(732) 422-9400

Contact: Marsha N. Shapiro

Office Hours:
Mon9:00am – 9:00pm
Tue9:00am – 9:00pm
Wed9:00am – 9:00pm
Thu9:00am – 9:00pm
Fri9:00am – 5:00pm
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

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

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


Years of Experience: 33

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Credentials and Certifications:
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABECSW)
Board Certified Diplomate (BCD)
Board Certified Diplomate Certified in Practice with Children & Their Families
Certified Level II Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
National Register of Mental Health

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $160
Couples: N/A
Group: $50
Family: $160

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: No

Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Community Education
Information & Referral

AETNA (Medicare PPO) Horizon PPO, EPO, HMO, POS
American Postal Workers Union Humana
Beacon Health Integrated Health Plan (IHP)
Beacon Health Options LifeSynch
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) Managed Health Network
ComPsych MultiPlan
Consumer Health Network (CHN) National Provider Network
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
Health Net QualCare
Horizon Behavioral Services Saint Barnabus System Health Plan
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield (Horizon Healthcare) TRICARE
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield (Horizon Medicare PPO) United Healthcare
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield (Horizon PPO) University Health Plans
Horizon NJ Direct and Direct Access US HealthCare
Horizon Omnia Health Plan VMC Behavioral Healthcare Services (VMC)

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Children (6-12) Young Adults (18-25)
Seniors (60 +)
Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Caregivers Children of Divorce Chronic Illness College Students Disabled Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Military/Veterans Obese or Overweight Step Families Transgender
Adopted Alzheimer's Biracial Brain/Head Injured Cancer Patients Diabetes Gifted Grandparents Interracial Families/Couples Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Twins
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Advocacy Behavioral Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Contemplative Crisis Intervention Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) EMDR Ericksonian Evaluation/Diagnostic Feminist Focusing Humanistic Imago Relationship Therapy Information and Referral Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Long-Term Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Parent Guidance Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Prevention Psycho-Educational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychodynamic Relational Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support Systemic Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR)
Other theoretical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT) Art Therapy Case Management Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dream Work or Analysis Education Consultation Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping) Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Existential Psychotherapy Expressive Therapy Gestalt Holistic Hypnosis Internal Family Systems (IFS) Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Jungian Mediation Outreach Play Therapy Psychoanalysis Psychodrama Satir Schema Therapy Sex Therapy Somatic Experiencing Sports Psychology Thought Field Therapy (TFT) Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Group Individual Peer Support
Other methods:
Online Therapy
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Muslim
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Arabic Asian Caribbean Haitian Hispanic Indian Irish Italian Native American Pacific Islander Portuguese Russian
Professional Associations
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association (HBIGDA) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse
Closed group of up to 10 members. Focus on survival skills, healthy coping mechanims, building relationships, identifying and working on trust issues, containment, dissociation management and grounding techniques.
Group Focus: Child Abuse/Neglect - Survivors
Group Status:
Group Type:
Member Age: Young Adults (18-25)
Adults (26-59)
Member Gender:
Location: Office
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Phone: (732) 422-9400
Meeting Time: Evening
Meeting Frequency: Every weeks on

Women's Group
Closed group of no more than 10 women. Focus will be on: increasing assertiveness skills, empowerment,improving relationships, learning healthy communication skills, enhancing self-esteem.
Group Focus: Women's Issues
Group Status:
Group Type:
Member Age: Adults (26-59)
Member Gender:
Location: Office of Marsha N. Shapiro, LCSW, BCD, LLC
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Phone: (732) 422-9400
Meeting Time: Evening
Meeting Frequency: Every 1 weeks on

Separated/Divorce Group
Accepting you are NOT a failure- the relationship failed. Living a happy, healthy, partner free life. Using effective coping skills. Forming a satisfying relationship with your children as a single parent. Having a positive, child-focused rel
Group Focus: Bipolar Disorders
Parenting Issues
Interpersonal Relationships
Group Status:
Group Type:
Member Age: Adults (26-59)
Member Gender:
Location: Marsha N. Shapiro, LCSW, BCD, LLC
1626 Route 130 N.
Suite K
North Brunswick , NJ 08902
Phone: (732) 422-9400
Meeting Time: Evening
Meeting Frequency: Every 1 weeks on