Caitlin Alford, LSW
Hello and welcome to My Therapy Connection™! My name is Caitlin and I am a Licensed Social Worker in New Jersey. As your therapist, I will be committed to helping you achieve your personal goals and reach overall positive emotional well-being—however that looks to you!
Making the decision to pursue therapy is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself and a decision that I applaud you for making. I will assist you in feeling comfortable and believe in the power of our partnership! I believe that you are the best expert on your life—and will meet you wherever you may be in your healing journey. I hold an unconditional positive regard towards my clients—meaning that I hold no judgement towards you in any way. I ensure that my office will always be a safe space for you to express your thoughts and feelings freely and openly.
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, poor self-esteem, trauma, negative thought patterns, or if you are overall just feeling stuck or insecure, I would love the opportunity to help you work through any barriers!
As for my education, I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2011 from Rowan University followed by a Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2015 from Rutgers University. While at Rutgers, I completed a certificate in Violence Against Women and Children and was awarded the Outstanding Student Achievement Award by the New Jersey Society for Clinical Social Work.
I have been a clinician in the mental health field since 2011 when I began my career by helping youth with autism spectrum diagnoses. Since obtaining my Master’s Degree, I’ve worked with children, adults, families, groups, individuals, and couples in a wide range of clinical settings including: inpatient hospitals, partial care programs, outpatient, intensive in-home services, and school-based services. These experiences have shaped me into a well-rounded clinician who has the ability to help you at any stage in life. I have worked with those who experience depression, anxiety, thought, bipolar, and autism spectrum disorders, as well as those with a history of addiction, family conflict, relationship difficulties, suicidal ideations, poor self-care, and multiple stressors. I also have an extensive history of helping others with improving self-esteem and self-love, overcoming traumatic experiences, and reaching personal goals.
Utilizing a holistic, strengths-based, and person-centered approach, I will tailor services to your specific needs. I utilize an array of clinical interventions to assist my clients including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy strategies; Dialectical Behavioral Therapy strategies; Positive Psychology techniques; Solution-focused strategies; Motivational Interviewing; Behavioral Activation techniques; and, Mindfulness strategies. As we navigate through our sessions together, I will utilize the tools and interventions that are most suitable for your unique needs!
When I’m not working, you can find me with my husband and our four children going to the nearest playground, park, or on a family trip. I love spending quality time with family and friends and enjoy hosting dinners, barbeques, and holidays. One of my hobbies is re-purposing furniture and I am always ready with a new home project up my sleeve! I enjoy cooking shows and am an avid fan of Notre Dame Football and Philadelphia sports teams. As a busy mom, wife, and professional, I understand the unique pressures that come with those roles and value self-care in my personal life just as I advocate it for you!
As a pre-licensed counselor, I work under the supervision of Larissa Boianelli-Mason, LCSW NJ License Number 44SC05392700.
If you are unsure about therapy or have any further questions that you’d like to ask, please feel free to contact me for a complimentary 10-minute consultation. I look forward to meeting you!
NJ License # 44SL06161900
Caitlin’s rate: $125