Cassandra  Lenza

Cassandra Lenza

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Not accepting new clients in Hoboken practice (updated December 03, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Body image
  • Trauma
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Cassandra Lenza is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and owner of Healing on Hudson in Hoboken, NJ. She specializes in using evidence-based treatments to treat anxiety, including generalized anxiety, work-related anxiety, becoming a new mom, and balancing life transitions, depression, eating disorders, body image, and trauma. She works with both teens and adults across the lifespan. Many of her clients are college students, young professionals, young moms, and/or young families looking for additional support.

Cassandra’s therapeutic approach is to blend science with true connection. She takes an integrated approach that blends both behavioral and psychodynamic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She is also a yoga teacher, so she will incorporate mindfulness techniques and guided meditation, if helpful. She spends time with her clients looking at the root causes of their symptoms and helping them develop acceptance and self-compassion.

When working with a client with an eating disorder, she takes a team-oriented approach and frequently works with other providers, including dietitians, psychiatrists, primary care physicians, etc. to ensure her client’s needs are being met. She also takes it one step at a time to see if the right level of care is being offered.

Cassandra has over ten years of experience and has a deep understanding of what it takes to help clients heal and grow. Prior to opening her private practice, she was Clinical Director of BALANCE, a leading eating disorder treatment center in NYC. She also completed a two-year postgraduate program at the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia. Her office is conveniently located steps from the Hoboken PATH, bus, ferry, and train stations.


Message to clients

At Healing on Hudson, I meet each client and their needs with excitement and authenticity. Together, we boldly and bravely achieve your goals for a better life. My clients often say that I am "structured yet unconditionally supportive." You will find that therapies conducted at Healing on Hudson actually work, and you will walk out of session with both practical tools and perspective. You will learn that change is possible and your goals are achievable. I've seen it happen so often. It's possible for you.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder) Depression, eating disorders, body image, trauma, young adult life transition

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

Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception

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

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


General expertise


Insurance

Cassandra Lenza is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (45min)

Therapist's note

Cassandra can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Hoboken practice

129 Washington Street

101LL

Hoboken, NJ 07030

Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present

BALANCE ED Treatment Center, Clinical Director,  2018 - 2019
BALANCE, Primary Therapist, 2016 - 2018
Columbus Park, Primary Therapist, 2015
LA PALESTRA Center for Preventative Medicine, Therapist, 2012 - 2015
Columbia, MSW, 2012
Providence College, BSW, 2011


Languages

  • English

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