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Alan Lerner(He/Him/His)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New Jersey
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Professional statement

Alan Lerner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey with 17 years of extensive clinical experience. Alan spent 13 years working in Bergen County's Department of Human Services as a clinical director, supervisor, and clinician. He has been in private practice since 2008. He has the experience and the knowledge to help many people seeking psychotherapy. Alan works with adults, adolescents, couples, and families. He has helped hundreds of clients address their depression, anxiety, anger, grief/loss, trauma, and relationship issues. He is effective in helping people in high conflict and even aggressive relationships.

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.

Work and Education

Private Practice
Bergen County Alternatives to Domestic Violence
Bergen County Division of Family Guidance

New York University, MSW, 2006
Northwestern University, BA


New Jersey: 44SC05386200 - New York: 077900




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


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

Locations & Hours


Alan Lerner is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200 (45min)
  • Initial session:$200 (45min)
  • Couples sessions:$300 (60min)
  • Family sessions:$300 (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