• Paul DePinto, LPC

    Personal Statement

    “Many of my clients come to therapy anxious or reluctant about being in treatment. I take pride in being able to make the experience comfortable for them. Even though we are discussing serious issues, we have moments of fun and laughter. It is my enthusiasm and sense of humor that helps put clients at ease and enables them to get the most out of therapy. Their trust means the world to me, it is what gives me a chance to help them and their families.”


    • Licensed Professional Counselor
    • Masters in Counseling and Human Development, Montclair University, Montclair, NJ
    • Masters in Educational Leadership, The College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ
    • BA, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
    • Certified Substance Awareness Coordinator, NJ
    • Family Therapy Trained from the Minuchin Institute
    • Extensive Training in Motivational Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strength for Change
    • Trained in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Albert Ellis Institute
    • Trained and Certified in Adventure Based Counseling

    Relevant Work Experience 

    16 Plus Years of Clinical Experience Including:

    • 2004-Present: Clinician, Strength for Change, LLC, Mt. Arlington, NJ
    • Private Practice, Montville, NJ
    • Student Assistance Counselor, Elmwood Park School District, Elmwood Park, NJ
    • Primary Counselor, Bonnie Brae Residential Treatment Center, NJ


    • Individual, Couples, & Family
    • Adolescents/Teenagers (10 to 17) and Their Families
    • Adults (18 to 75)

    Presenting Difficulties

    • Depression (Major Depression, Dysthymia, Bi-Polar Disorder)
    • Anxiety (Social Anxiety, General Anxiety)
    • ADHD (Inattentive Type, Hyperactive Type, Combined Type)
    • Substance Abuse Disorders
    • Life Stressors (Family, Academic/Learning, Social, Employment and Developmental Problems)

    Treatment Philosphy 

    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Supplemental Therapies

    • Motivational Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • Minuchin Family Systems Therapy
    • Adventure Based Group Building
    • Motivational Interviewing

    Please note that our therapists are independent contractors and not employees of Strength for Change, LLC. Each therapist is independently licensed and insured and takes sole responsibility for his or her clients and the quality of care provided.

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