Alison Steiner, LCSW, has over 25 years of clinical and supervisory experience in the fields of school social work and mental health counseling.
She has been providing school-based individual and group counseling and programming to children and parents in the South Orange-Maplewood school district for 15+ years, supervision of social work interns, as well as child-study team assessments and IEP’s.
As a clinician Ms. Steiner works primarily with older teens, young adults, and adults with whom she builds strong and compassionate connections.
She enjoys parenting work, providing support and strategies.
Ms. Steiner uses a client-centered, problem-solving approach to help her clients overcome challenges, strengthen relationships, and develop strategies for lifelong growth. She formulates a treatment plan based on the unique presentation of her clients and utilizes evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based interventions, and supportive techniques to help them reach their goals.
Ms. Steiner treats anxiety and mood disorders, suicidal ideation, self-injury, ADHD, executive function disorders, behavior and emotion regulation issues, social skills deficits, parenting difficulties, and relationship issues, as well as challenges associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is an Anti-Bullying Specialist.
Prior work settings include: Division Head and on-site counselor for campers and staff at a day camp; Primary Therapist at community outpatient and hospital-based mental health clinics, and Adult Psychotherapist at a private practice.
Ms. Steiner earned her undergraduate degree from Kenyon College and her Masters of Social Work from New York University.
NJ License #44SC04985300