Ms. Kristen Palmieri, MSW, LSW
Ms. Palmieri is Staff Clinician at The Women’s Therapy Service of Montclair, LLC and the Daybreak DBT Program. She is a Licensed Social Worker* with a masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She provides evidenced-based treatment and mental health counseling to children, adolescents, adults, and families.
As an Eating Disorder Clinician, Ms. Palmieri works with teens and adults with the full range of eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder and is a firm believer in full and complete recovery as the treatment goal. She advises early intervention and assessment of eating disorders, when prognosis is most optimal.
As an evidenced-based clinician, Ms. Palmieri is skilled in providing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and is committed to DBT as a comprehensive treatment method and prevention tool for emotional dysregulation in children, adolescents, and adults. Ms. Palmieri specializes in treating depressive disorders and anxiety disorders— PTSD, panic, OCD, generalized anxiety and social anxiety. She is skilled in providing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and holds a certificate in Trauma-Based CBT for children and teens.
Ms. Palmieri is completing her post-graduate, Level 3 Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy from Behavioral Tech, the training institute of Marcia Linehan and is committed to DBT as a comprehensive treatment method and prevention tool for emotional dysregulation in children, adolescents, and adults.
Ms. Palmieri believes her greatest strength as a therapist is her capacity for fostering a strong therapeutic rapport with her clients. She believes building relationships based on trust, transparency, and hope are essential for client growth. Ms. Palmieri provides evidence- based interventions that assist the client in reaching their goals in an empathetic and non-judgmental environment. She believes the most effective way to create change is through collaboration and the utilization of the client’s strengths. Ms. Palmieri is enthusiastic to facilitate positive transformation with her child, teen, and adult clients.
* Ms. Kristen Palmieri, LSW, is awaiting full licensure as a NJ state clinical social worker, and is under the supervision of Margaret Kelly, LCSW, and Barbara Reese, LCSW, in the interim.
Ms. Palmieri a professional member of:
The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals
The National Association of Social Workers