Jennifer Celli, LPC, RPT
JENNIFER CELLI, MA, LPC, RPT
Child Psychotherapist - Jennifer Celli is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist with over ten years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and their families.
graduate training at Monmouth University
with a concentration in Child psychotherapy and play therapy.
specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and as a clinician within a full comprehensive DBT program at DBT Center of NJ
provides evidence-based treatment to suicidal and self-injurious children, adolescents, and young adults.
Jennifer's extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy through Behavioral Technologies includes the 5-day Foundational Training, for clinicians who are already part of an intensively trained DBT
Team, DBT with Multi-Problem Adolescents; DBT Validation Principles and Strategies; DBT Chain Analysis Training, DBT Advanced Benefit Workshop, Getting to the Heart of the Problem: Targeting, Assessing and Solving Problem Behaviors.
NEA-BPD Yale Conference: Empirically Supported Therapies for Borderline Personality Disorder: Common and Distinguishing Aspects of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT).
Other trainings include: Sensation to Emotion Training; Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy with Children and Adolescents; Anxiety disorders in Children and Adolescents; Explosive, Non-compliant, Disruptive and Aggressive Kids; Play and Sand Tray Therapy.
In addition, Jennifer
has been intensively trained in Animal Assisted Therapy incorporating her
love for nature and animals into her
This method is used to reach clients as the animal helps to bring a loving and non-judgmental presence breaking down barriers that isolates clients whom experience physical and emotional difficulties.
has provided clinical treatment in a variety of settings.
She worked with sexual abuse survivors in a residential treatment facility providing psychotherapy, psycho-education for clients and support staff, as well as implementing play and sand tray therapy into their treatment plan.
During this experience, Jennifer
developed and implemented group therapy to promote effective coping strategies for this client population.
Jennifer was the primary clinician for an Adolescent Partial Hospital Program in an outpatient setting offering individual and group therapy, psycho education, as well as Multi-Family support services for those enrolled in the program.
In addition to providing therapeutic services she
collaborated with ancillary treatment providers such as school personnel, individual and family counselors, as well as advocating for insurance providers to support treatment.
Jennifer has been a clinician at a non-traditional private school for academically and emotionally impaired youth which includes grades 6 through 12.
Jennifer is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Treatment and Research Advancements Nation Association of Personality Disorders (TARA), Association for Play Therapy (APT), American Counseling Association (ACA), and Chi-Sigma Iota (Monmouth University Chapter) for scholastic and professional excellence.
provides services which include: individual therapy, DBT skills training groups, play and sand tray therapy, as well as parental consultation.