Beth  Sonnenberg

Beth Sonnenberg

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Beth is accepting clients for daytime appointments at Livingston office (updated November 13, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • College and graduate student mental health
  • Life transitions
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Divorce and separation
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Professional statement

Beth Sonnenbeg is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Livingston, New Jersey who specializes in life transitions, relationship issues, college students’ mental health, women’s issues, anxiety, and depression. She also works with new and second-time moms, having led mom groups for both first-time parents and those welcoming their second child.

Clients often visit Beth when they’re feeling unsatisfied about a certain part of their life. This could be that they’re unhappy in their romantic relationship, and deciding whether to pursue a separation or divorce. They also seek her support in the aftermath of infidelity and affairs. In these instances, Beth helps each of her clients express and work through deep-seated feelings about the relationship, often identifying what it is they’re not getting from relationship, and how they can work towards satisfaction in a realistic manner.

She also sees college students who are grappling with the transition to young adulthood, and often facing related issues like social anxiety and loneliness. Additionally, she works with high school students who are feeling overwhelmed with pressure, helping them learn coping skills they can apply to their day-to-day.

Beth enjoys helping her clients practice self-compassion and love, as she believes this is a crucial stepping stone to greater life satisfaction. She frequently works in psychoeducation to her sessions, which helps clients understand their thoughts and patterns within the greater framework of their lives, as well as society at large.


Message to clients

I am here to learn about you, connect with you and help you be the best version of yourself possible. I am very easy and fun to talk to and provide a warm, non-judgmental and beautiful living room-like space that you will look forward to coming to every week (or as often as we decide).


Specialties

College and graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional dysregulation

Divorce and separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges

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

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


General expertise


Insurance


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $175
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)

Therapist's note

Beth submits electronically to out-of-network insurance for her clients. 


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Livingston practice

2 West Northfield Road

Suite 205

Livingston, NJ 07039

Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 1998 - Present
National Institute of Psychotherapies, Post graduate training certificate, 2003
Gracie Square Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital
New York Hospital
Columbia University, MSW, 1998
University of Michigan, BA


Languages

  • English

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