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Heather Picinich

Heather Picinich, MSW, LSW
Licensed Social Worker
Location: Montclair

201-661-8070
heather@wellnesscounselingbc.com

My Focus Areas:
Anxiety, social skills, emotional regulation, ADHD, learning and school related challenges, stress management, self-esteem, autism

My Therapeutic Toolbox:
CBT, strengths-based, mindfulness, play therapy techniques

Client Population Focus:
Children 11 and up, teens

Master’s Degree in Social Work & Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Spanish Certificate in Child Advocacy & Policy
Adult Registered Yoga Teacher & Kids Yoga Certification

With a decade of dedicated service as a School Social Worker, I have had the privilege of working closely with children and teenagers, spanning the spectrum from preschool to high school. This extensive experience has ignited a profound passion within me – a commitment not only to advocate for the well-being of children but also to weave wellness and mindfulness into my therapeutic practice.

My journey toward holistic healing and mindfulness led me to pursue yoga certifications for both adults and children. Central to my practice is a firm belief in a strengths-based approach. I’m dedicated to helping young people recognize and embrace their fullest potential, working collaboratively to achieve their unique goals. My primary objective as a practitioner is to provide a secure and nurturing space where individuals can freely express themselves, embracing their authentic selves and fostering positive growth.

Beyond my professional life, I possess a deep appreciation for diverse cultures and an enthusiasm for exploring new horizons through travel. This curiosity about the world informs my therapeutic approach, encouraging an inclusive and open-minded perspective.

Gandhi eloquently articulated, “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” It is my sincere hope to guide you toward that harmonious state of being, where your thoughts, words, and actions align seamlessly, creating a life rich in contentment and well-being.

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“Beyond the therapy room: I grew up visiting my family in Portugal every summer from a young age, which sparked a major interest in traveling and my love for other cultures.”

Trusted by our clients

I started visiting the wellness group a few years ago when I was really at a low point. Looking back, I didn’t even know who I was! Over the years, the girls here have helped me find a way to not only figure out what was holding me back, but how to really just wake up with the confidence I never thought possible. Please take my words and hear me out, this is THE place !!! The fact that I never had to feel alone on my path to where I needed to be, was more than I could ask for 🙂

~ Client

I highly recommend this group to anyone. Taylor is an amazing therapist, she is patient, supportive and a great listener. She has changed my outlook on life for the better!

~ Client

My therapist is absolutely amazing. They’re the best therapist I’ve ever had and they always listen to what i have to say and have helpful coping mechanisms for me to try, many of which have improved my mental health tremendously. I couldn’t ask for a better therapist.

~ Client

Dr. Politis helped my oldest daughter during a difficult divorce and I could not be more grateful. She truly cares and relates to adolescents and young adults. Her office staff were communicative with scheduling and insurance which was very helpful. She is one of the only therapy offices that accepts insurance and handles it for you. In the past I always had to submit myself. The other therapists that work there are great too-very warm and well trained.

~ Client