Diane Gilbert, Therapist in New Jersey — Zencare
Diane  Gilbert
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Diane Gilbert

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New Jersey Accepting Online
Updated July 1, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Diane Gilbert is a licensed clinical social worker who has extensive experience assisting clients in their journey of healing. For the past 30+ years, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings and has served a diverse group of clients with concerns such as grief issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, relationship issues and self esteem. Establishing a warm, safe and trusting therapeutic relationship is of utmost importance in Diane's clinical approach. Her client centered, compassionate work strives to help clients gain self awareness, to expand personal growth and move clients forward in the direction of greater joy, peace and self acceptance. Clients will learn both cognitive and coping tools, and expand their understanding of their life experiences and challenges.

Diane has a particular passion for assisting those who are dealing with grief, traumatic losses and complicated bereavement. Over her extensive career, she has assisted countless clients to heal from difficult losses including with those with child loss, suicide, addiction related deaths or sudden/ traumatic losses. Diane served as the Coordinator of a community based Youth Art Therapy Bereavement Program for over 20 years, which provided direct bereavement services to families who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Diane helped to create the curriculum for this program which included: grief rituals, art therapy techniques, music therapy and other creative, expressive therapies. She has facilitated numerous therapeutic groups for grief and trauma recovery, and has lectured on these topics in community based seminars and workshops.

Diane's practice is based in Central NJ, but she has primarily been offering telehealth services to clients for the past 2 years. This approach provides the flexibility and ease of scheduling that many clients prefer at this time, while allowing her to serve clients in other parts of the state.


Message to clients

In moments of profound suffering, extreme loss, darkness and confusion, we seek the light of hope and healing. Transformation is obtainable when we find a trusting guide to help us navigate through the many layers of emotions that seem to paralyze us in our tracks. In my 31 years as a clinical social worker/ psychotherapist, I have found my true calling in the areas of bereavement, traumatic loss and assisting those with challenging life issues.

Entering into this sacred journey under my care, it is my hope and my heartfelt intention that you feel safe and accepted. Everyone's path is personal, and will unfold in its own unique way and timeline. I will meet you where you are, and provide the safety, tools and coping skills to bring you through the pain, and into a new perspective and understanding.


Specialties

Loss, grief, and bereavement - 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

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

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

Diane Gilbert 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: $125 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $25 (90min)

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
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly

Location(s)

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 Group sessions only
  • Tue 9 am to 9 pm
  • Wed 9 am to 9 pm
  • Thu 9 am to 9 pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 31 years

Hunterdon Hospice, Coordinator- Youth Art Therapy Bereavement Program, 1997 - 2020
Hunterdon Behavioral Health, Outpatient Psychotherapist, 2015 - 2020
Hunterdon Behavioral Health, Outpatient Psychotherapist, 1995 - 2000
Carrier Clinic, Psychotherapist- Women's Trauma Program, 1991 - 1995

Rutgers University, Graduate School of Social Work, Master of Social Work, 1991
Pennsylvania State University, BA- School of Communications, 1987


Licensure

New Jersey: 44SC00857400


Languages

English