About Me

Anthony Dimitrion, LCSW, CCSC, RPT | Ridgewood Psychotherapist

Welcome! Choosing the right therapist or coach is an important decision! I congratulate you on taking a step to exploring your options.

 

Finding a therapist or coach that is the best fit for you looks different for every person. Skills, qualifications, and expertise are only some of the factors that determine whether a therapist is the best fit for you. Other factors include personality, life experience, therapeutic style, and that gut feeling that leads you to pick up the phone or submit the online inquiry. Below is a little more about who I am as a professional and as a person to help you make the best decision for you. Best of luck on your journey & I hope to work with you soon! 

"My therapeutic style is collaborative, genuine, and easily approachable. My goal is to support my clients on their journey to increased self-awareness, confidence, and therapeutic growth.

Licensure & Credentials

- Licensed Clinical Social Worker | State of New Jersey

- Certified Clinical Sexuality Coach | Dr. Rachael Institute

- Certified Sexologist | American College of Sexologists

- Certified Sex Therapist (in progress) | Sexual Health Alliance

- Registered Play Therapist | Association for Play Therapy

- Certified Child-Centered Play Therapist | National Institute of Relationship Enhancement

- Registered Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator | Circle of Security International

Education

- Master of Social Work (MSW) | Syracuse University

- Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Psychology | King's College

Therapeutic Style & Modalities 

Therapy should not be a rigid, stuffy, process. My therapeutic style is collaborative, genuine, and easily approachable. I greet each client with the same authenticity that I would with a friend or relative. I meet each client on their level to foster a safe, secure relationship. I believe that when both therapist and client are able to be their true selves, that healing and growth will occur. 

- Modalities utilized:

Internal Family System Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Gottman Couples Therapy

Play Therapy (with teens/tweens)

Expressive Arts-Based Therapy

Post-Graduate Specialized Training

- Internal Family Systems Therapy, 4-month Intensive Training Program

- Sex Therapy Certification Training (in progress)

- Clinical Sexuality Coaching Certification, 4-month Intensive Training Program

- Gottman Couples Therapy Levels 1 & 2

- Advancing Clinical Education in Sexuality Certificate

- Lifespan Sexual Development Competency Certificate

- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

- Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy

- Child-Centered Play Therapy, Certification Program

- Synergetic Play Therapy, 6-Month Training Program

- Sandtray Therapy

- Expressive Arts Therapy

- Circle of Security Parenting

- Filial & Family Play Therapy 

Professional Memberships

- National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

- American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)

- Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities

- Association for Play Therapy (APT)

- American College of Sexologists (ACS)

What Led Me to Become a Therapist:

Growing up I was never the most confident kid in the world. I was always that child who cried on the first day of school. I never got picked first for kickball. I was too shy to ask friends to hangout. My battle with anxiety exacerbated in my teenage years and really took a toll on my self-esteem. My parents never thought to take me to therapy and I was often left to manage my anxiety on my own. Expressive arts--photography, journalism, and creative writing--were my outlets for processing my anxiety. They gave me a voice while helping me better understand myself and the world. As I entered undergrad my confidence grew. I made more of an effort to step outside of my small comfort zone, and pushed myself to succeed academically. When it came time to decide on a career path, I was drawn to psychotherapy because I wanted to be the support for others that I did not have for myself. I also knew that I wanted to provide a safe space where people could be their authentic selves without fear of judgement. My goal as both a therapist and a coach is to normalize discussion about often uncomfortable topics (feelings, sexual health, insecurity, relationships) and empower others to seek support on their own terms. 

Embodied therapy with the Brain & Body in Mind. 

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