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Mickey Steinitz

eMickey Steinitz, LCSW, RPT-S is passionate about children and has worked with children and their families for over twenty years. As an EMDR trained clinician, Mickey also feels honored to help adults resolve traumatic experiences.

Mickey believes that every child has the potential to be a happy successful adult. She believes that when a child is acting out at home or in school the behavior is an unsuccessful attempt to communicate a problem to the adults in their world.

She works compassionately and empathically with these children and their families to help everyone improve their communication skills and resolve problems. She recognizes that every person and family is unique and takes time to get to know every family member while helping him or her describe his or her needs and develop a plan for success.

Mickey uses a client-centered approach to counseling preschoolers and elementary age children and their families. She has extensive experience working with children with school-based problems including attachment, anxiety, ADHD and working below level of capability. She has worked with children using Play Therapy, sandtray, mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She works from a trauma-informed framework and has strong cross-cultural experience.

As a trained Trauma Family Professional, Mickey works compassionately and empathically with adults who have experienced trauma as children or in adulthood. Her EMDR and IFS training can be incorporated into the treatment plan.

Mickey is a Certified Clinical Social Work Supervisor, a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor (RPT-S), and a Certified Practitioner of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She has training in Family Therapy, Play Therapy, Sandtray Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Play-Family Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Trauma-Informed Practice with Children and with Families. Mickey is a Certified First Play Kinesthetic Storytelling Practitioner. Mickey also has a specialty in OCD treatment and expertise in providing Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) for children and adults.

She has a Masters in Theology (of the family) from La Salle University and a Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University.

In her spare time, Mickey enjoys cooking, reading, exercise, crochet and playing with her grandchildren. She is a leader in her church’s social justice committee.


  • Children, teens, adults, and families
  • Certified First Play Kinesthetic Storytelling Practitioner
  • Registered Play Therapy Supervisor (RPT-S)
  • Certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Practitioner
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Attachment
  • ADHD
  • School-related concerns
  • Play therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Mindfulness-based play-family therapy
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Sand tray therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Parent support and coaching

NJ license 44SC05285700

Fee: $155 for a 45 – 50 minute session ($175 for the initial appointment)

“Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.” Maria Montessori