Alan  Lerner

Alan Lerner

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW
New Jersey Accepting Online
Englewood Accepting In-person
Updated July 28, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Grief
  • Relationships
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Alan Lerner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey. With over 13 years of experience working in Bergen County's Department of Human Services as a clinical director, supervisor, and clinician, and over ten years working in private practice, he has the experience and the knowledge to help many individuals seeking psychotherapy. Alan works with adults, adolescents, couples, and families. His clients have struggled with depression, anxiety, anger, grief/loss, trauma, and relationship issues.

Alan's strengths are to listen, to understand the present challenges, and to collaborate with you on identifying and implementing healthy changes. He's helped many individuals feel better about themselves, heal, and live more satisfying lives.

Alan is trained in EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, which is highly effective for trauma and PTSD.

Alan's office is located in Englewood, NJ. It is easily accessible with ample parking.


Message to clients

You deserve to live a fulfilling life with healthy relationships and satisfying life choices. It is natural and common to feel "blocked" or "stuck" as one travels through life's challenges. It is normal to feel sad, frustrated, angry or confused... to feel like no one, even a partner or a family member, understands what you are going through. I am an experienced clinician who has successfully helped many adults, adolescents, couples and families understand the barriers to meeting their needs and identify the ways and means to move forward.


Specialties

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Anger - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets

Grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Cigna

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (45min)
  • Initial session: $175 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $230 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $230 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Englewood practice
150 Engle Street, Englewood, New Jersey 07631
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2009 - Present
Bergen County Alternatives to Domestic Violence, 2015 - 2020
Bergen County Division of Family Guidance, 2006 - 2015

New York University, MSW, 2006
Northwestern University, BA


Languages

English