Wendy Newman, LCSW

About Me

IMG_0062I have a Masters Degree in Social Work from New York University and am a New Jersey Licensed Clinical Social Worker. In addition, I have a Masters Degree in Human Nutrition from Columbia University and am a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist.

I have completed the program in psychoanalytic psychotherapy  at the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of NJ. I am also trained in both EMDR and Somatic Experiencing, which are highly effective modalities used to treat trauma. I believe that talk therapy is important, but also bringing the body into the work is where the deeper healing occurs.

Many of my clients seek treatment because they are struggling in relationships, have day to day family and work stressors that feel overwhelming, have unresolved grief, feel like something is missing in their lives, or feel depressed and anxious much of the time.

Another area in which I have specialized training is in helping clients who have chronic pain that has been determined to have a mind/body component. These symptoms are frequently the body’s way of manifesting deep emotions that have been unrecognized and unexpressed. I have helped people achieve lasting relief of chronic back, sciatic, shoulder and neck pain, pelvic pain, headaches, and digestive problems where medical interventions have failed. There are many other symptoms that people experience as well that may fall into this category.

For clients with unresolved food and weight issues, I am able to combine my scientific knowledge of food and nutrition with my training in psychodynamic, insight-oriented psychotherapy to help men and women uncover the deeper meaning and purpose of their food-related behaviors. I have been successful in helping my clients heal their relationship with food and achieve lasting peace around their food, weight and body image issues.