Peter  Linden
Vetted

Peter Linden

He/Him/His

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New Jersey, Connecticut, Hawaii, New York Accepting Online
Montclair Accepting In-person

I also offer offer in-person sessions for clients. My address will be provided after completing a consultation call and pre-screening questions.

Updated February 5, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Academic challenges
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Learning disabilities

Professional statement

I am Peter, a gestalt psychotherapist who seeks to co-create a safe space for folks with autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, and other unique ways of being in the world. My interest in people who fall outside onerous societal, familial, cultural, and systemic constructs comes from lived experience as a learning disabled man. I understand the shame of never being "good enough" or "perfect" for not being able to meet the demands of an inflexible neurotypical world. So, I decided to serve vulnerable people by attending a Master of Social Work program at New York University, with the hope that I would be healed.

While serving others was meaningful, I felt empty, lonely, sad, overwhelmed, frightened, and uncertain about who I was. Did I make my life meaningful through my actions? With that question in mind, I started receiving holistic psychotherapy and working at various non-profit agencies where I co-created healing relationships with intellectually disabled, autistic, and other unique people. Eventually, such experiences culminated in me attending the Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy, a postgraduate training program for aspiring gestalt psychotherapists.

Gestalt psychotherapy, a psychotherapeutic form of healing based in the here and now, allowed me to address emergent feelings, sensations, and needs. Whomever I believed myself to be was gradually challenged and replaced by my new "self". This transformation repeatedly occurred by being embodied, authentic, intentional, and grounded in awareness.

As far as logistical details are concerned, I offer virtual sessions for CT, HI, NJ, and NYS based clients. I also offer in-person sessions for NJ residents out of my home in Montclair, NJ. Once a consultation call and screening questions are completed, I will provide you with my address.


Message to clients

Existence is not stagnant, dead, or empty. It is a moving, felt, kinesthetic, somatic, rich, nourishing, and meaningful experience that can naturally flow. I hope to co-create this flow with clients by honoring their innate worth, power, and humanity, while also challenging ossified adaptions. These adaptions, while valuable and needed during an earlier time, interrupt the natural flow of life. Or more simply put, the old ways of doing things get in the way of who you really are and what you can become.

More than that, I hope to join you all as a fallible man, not an expert. I do not wish to "cure" you", but rather move with you into love, compassion, and the vast unknown. Perhaps we can awaken to the heart of the sunrise, rather than remaining stuck in the grand illusion. The power is yours.


Specialties

Academic challenges - Addressing underperformance in coursework, school avoidance, and procrastination

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

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

Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Learning disabilities - Developing strategies for successful learning specific to one’s unique strengths and challenges



Treatment approaches


Clientele

  • Adults (24+)

Insurance

Peter Linden 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: $250 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $200 - $250
  • Initial session: $325 (120min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (60min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
Therapist's note

At the end of each month, I will provide you with a super bill that includes the CPT codes, service dates, and diagnosis for all individual or couples psychotherapy sessions.


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 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Thu 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Fri 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Sat 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Sun 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Thu 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Fri 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Sat 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Sun 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Online Sessions (Hawaii)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Sun 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Thu 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Fri 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Sat 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Sun 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Montclair practice
5 Roosevelt Place, Apartment 4R, Montclair, New Jersey 07042
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 5:30pm-9:00pm
  • Thu 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Fri 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Sat 10:00am-5:30pm
  • Sun 10:00am-5:30pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

St. Joseph's Health, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Social Worker, 2023 - Present
Welcome Home Healing LCSW LLC, Founder and Psychotherapist, 2023 - Present
Institute for Family Health, Mental Health Clinician, 2019 - 2022
Institute for Community Living, Social Worker, 2016 - 2017
Project Renewal, Case Manager/Social Worker, 2015 - 2016
Chelton Loft, Social Work Intern, 2011 - 2013
YWCA of Bergen County, Rape Care Advocate, 2010 - 2011

Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy, Clinical Fellow in Gestalt Psychotherapy, 2024
New York University, Master of Social Work, 2014
Guilford College, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 2010


Licensure

New Jersey: 44SC06193100

Connecticut: 012710

Hawaii: LCSW-4955

New York: 094808-01


Languages

English