Connie  Seligman

Connie Seligman


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New Jersey Accepting Online
Updated February 25, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Trauma
  • Loss and grief
  • Life transitions
  • Internal turmoil and ambivalence
  • Self-esteem
  • Family issues

Professional statement

Connie Seligman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist in Florham Park, New Jersey. IFS  is an approach to therapy that helps people overcome the forces, things, or feelings that get in their way in relationships and work life.  She specializes in self-esteem, depression, relationship concerns, family issues, and trauma. Connie also has extensive experience working with clients who are experiencing anxiety due to both internal conflicts and external pressures.

Clients often seek Connie’s support when they’re facing a difficult or particularly impactful life transition, such as a big move, a career shift, or a breakup. These transitions are often accompanied by uncomfortable emotions such as fear, anger or sadness.

Connie empowers her clients to navigate these changes by incorporating mindfulness and radical acceptance into her clinical approach.   In building these skills, clients are better equipped to understand and manage their situations, as well as their emotions and reactions.

Using her expertise in IFS, Connie helps clients explore, engage with, and ultimately understand the various, often conflicting, aspects of their minds. It is Connie’s hope that clients take the tools and insight that they gain from therapy to reconnect with their inner strengths and find a new level of internal peace, meaning and genuine satisfaction with their lives.

Message to clients

When life deals you a blow that knocks you off your feet, it's hard to see how talking to a therapist can help. It's true we can't change what happens in the world but we can change how we react when bad things happen. Many of us have inner critics that tell us to “be positive” or “stop feeling sorry for ourselves.” Loss feels bad enough; it doesn’t help to feel guilty about feeling bad, or angry. Often these inner critics are driven by a fear that uncomfortable emotions such as sadness or anger will overwhelm you. I know how to help people to feel grief or despair without sinking into it; or anger without being carried away by it. It may be hard to believe this, but letting yourself feel can actually be liberating.

By focusing on your internal world, I can help you cope with dignity, grace and strength.


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)

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

Loss and 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

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

Internal turmoil and ambivalence - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Connie Seligman 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: $180 (50min)
  • Initial session: $270 (75min)
  • Extended sessions: $260 (75min)

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


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 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-300pm
  • Wed 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-300pm
  • Fri 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 1988 - Present
Internal Family Dynamics, Program Assistant, 2014 - Present
St Clare's Community Mental Heath Center, 1985 - 1995

Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy and Internal Family Systems Therapy, Advanced Certifications, 2012
New York University, MSW, 1986
Bennington College, BA, 1971