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    Meet Charissa D. Pizarro, PsyD, RPT

    Whether it is your first time in therapy or not, I can appreciate the difficulty and ambivalence of engaging in psychotherapy. The process of finding the right therapist is daunting! What I have to offer is a safe space where you will not be judged for who you are or what you bring, somewhere you can be yourself and bring any issues no matter how trivial they may seem to the lay individual. Together we can devise a plan of action and you can begin your journey. This will be a collaborative process as therapy should be.

    I am a Bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Registered Play Therapist. I have 15+ years of experience working with Multicultural populations with diverse presenting complaints ranging from adjustment disorders to psychosis. I have successfully treated individuals across the lifespan (age 3 years to older adults). Throughout my career, I have specialized in depression, anxiety, and teaching my clients coping skills and tools to deal with their presenting issues whatever those may be. I pride myself not only in my successes in the areas of depression and anxiety but in the transformations, I have witnessed in my trauma clients. The transformation is most rewarding for both client and psychologist. I have conducted research during my Master’s Degree and Doctorate degree with this population and continue to work with them now. Please note, I have worked with trauma survivors who are children as well as adults and older adults. I have also been awarded the American Psychological Association’s Division of Child and Family Policy: Section on Child Maltreatment Early Career Award 2020 and the NJ Psychological Association International Human Rights Awareness Month Spotlight 2021.

    Contact me and let’s discuss how I may help you!


    • Postpartum Support International
    • American Psychological Association (APA)
    • NJ Psychological Association (NJPA)
    • APA Division 9: Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)
    • APA Division 37: The Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice
    • Div. 37 Section 1 Child Maltreatment
    • APA Division 37 Diverse Racial Ethnic and Multicultural Special Interest Group (DREAM SIG)
    • Divisions of Social Justice
    • APA Division 56 Trauma Psychology
    • APA Division 35 Society for the Psychology of Women
    • Div. 35 Section 3 Concerns of Hispanic Women/ Latinas
    • APA Division 12: Society of Clinical Psychology
    • APA Division 29: Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy 
    • NJPA Committee on Diversity and Inclusion
    • Latino Mental Health Association of NJ
    • Association for Play Therapy
    • International Association for Sandtray Therapy

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