Barbara Reese, LCSW, CEDS, BC-DMT
Owner and Director
Barbara Reese is the Owner and Director of The Women’s Therapy Service of Montclair, LLC, and The Daybreak DBT Skills Program
Ms. Reese is a NJ State Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a NJ approved Clinical Social Work Supervisor. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and is an experienced Expressive Arts Therapist – a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist, Board-Certified at the Supervisory Level. (BC-DMT)
Ms. Reese in an Intensively-Trained DBT Practitioner, trained by Marcia Linehan's Intstitute - Behavioral Tech. As the Director of the Daybreak DBT Skills Program, Ms. Reese provides all aspects of Comprehensive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – Individual DBT Therapy, Mindfulness Meditation, DBT Skills Group Training, and Phone Coaching. As an Intensively-Trained DBT Practitioner, she participates in a formal DBT Consultation Team. Her post-graduate training in this broad-based CBT method included ERP – Exposure and Response Prevention for the anxiety disorders.
Ms. Reese is an experienced Eating Disorder Practitioner and treats the full-range of eating disorders – Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge-Eating Disorders – Pediatric, Teen, and Adult, both male and female, with evidenced-based approaches. She is:
- a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, CEDS, Certified by the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals
- a Certified Family-Based Treatment Therapist, certified by the Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders, the training institute of Drs. Locke and LeGrange
- Has a Certificate in CBT-E for Eating Disorders by the Credo-Oxford Institute of Christopher Fairburn, in the United Kingdom..
She developed the INNER IMAGE Group Program for Eating and Body Image Disorders. She has lectured widely on The Prevention and Treatment of Eating Disorders and on the Psychology of Body Image – in a Multi-Cultural Framework, in schools, facilities, national/international conferences, and for athletic forums.
She is the Coordinator of A.N.A.D. of Northern NJ, which is a monthly Eating Disorder Support Group held at The Saint Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center in Livingston. She coordinates teams of Professional and Recovered Group Facilitators, for this program that is free and open to the public. This support group site was recognized in the Forum for the Academy of Eating Disorders Journal, in 2009.
Ms.Reese is an experienced Child/Adolescent Therapist and treats toddlers to teens, with DBT and CBT, play therapy, mindfulness meditation, stress reduction, and creative arts therapy, She has worked in leading teaching hospitals in NYC in Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Her approach is to work as a team with parents and include them thru family therapy. She sees young children and teens with anxiety, depression, self-harm, and eating disorders.
She has extensive experience with Grief/Loss Counseling. She works with young children and families who are also supported by grief organizations such as Rainbows, Good Grief, and C.O.P.s – Concerns for Police Survivors, for families affected by a parent killed in the line of duty. For Children and Adolescents going through Separation and Divorce and blended family process, she has basic training in Collaborative Divorce Family Law and uses this constructive approach to counseling children and families. She is a member of the Trauma Coalition of Essex County.
Throughout her professional career, she has utilized the Arts in Psychotherapy in her clinical work. Her graduate degrees are from Pratt Institute in Expressive Arts Therapy, (MPS), and from NYU in Clinical Social Work, (MSW) She has worked as a Dance/Movement Therapist and Supervisor for over 10 years in leading NYC Hospitals. This mind-body blend is a core foundation in all of her clinical work.
Ms. Reese is a professional member of:
- The Academy of Eating Disorders (AED)
- The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP)
- The National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
- The National Association of Eating Disorders (NEDA)
- The America Dance Therapy Association (ADTA)
- The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Related Disorders (ANAD)
The Women's Therapy Service of Montclair and the Daybreak DBT Skills Program are LGBTQQIAA Friendly/Affirming