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.
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
Cassandra Lenza is not in-network with any insurances.
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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