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Pradnya Shinde(She/Her/Hers)

Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
New Jersey
Anxiety - Couples counseling- Depression-Infertility counseling-Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health- Trauma-
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Professional statement

Pradnya Shinde is a counselor in Jersey city, New Jersey. She works with individuals and couples. Many of Pradnya’s clients come in to address anxiety, depression, maternal mental health, life transition, and addiction. Pradnya is particularly passionate about serving parents. She also have advanced training in the area of play therapy.

Pradnya is trained in holistic approach, family system approach, trauma informed approach, neuroscience, neurofeedback, mindfulness, ACT, motivational interviewing. She provides environment which creates safe landing for difficult thoughts, messy emotions and behaviors. In session, Pradnya focuses on breathing exercises, grounding tools, creative expressions such as movement/journaling, playfulness, and humor. This approach supports clients to make decisions that are aligned with their values.

Pradnya's style is warm, humorous, and engaging. When clients first start therapy, they establish a strong relationships and comfortable environment where they feel safe and heard.

Pradnya received their MA in Community Mental Health from New Jersey City University. She has worked at community clinics, schools, in-home settings, and addiction settings, working with children and families in foster care. Outside of private practice, she likes to dance and enjoys classical music. She also loves watching movies, painting, traveling. Pradnya offers remote sessions with a hope that in-person sessions will be offered in near future

Message to clients

I believe that clients are expert of their lives but sometimes they get lost and need guidance to bring their lives back n track. I provide therapy sessions that are focused on clients' needs and how can I best help them bringing their life back on track and help them prevent derailing. I connect with people using effective listening skills. I use person centered approach & educate my clients with neuroscience so that they can understand and learn to address their problems effectively. During initial sessions, we will delve deeply into issues at hand, and collaborate to create a plan for addressing them in a way that helps you get your life back. Most of my clients see a gradual lifting of symptoms within first few sessions and sustained improvement thereafter. Please reach out with any questions, I am happy to work with you to keep therapy affordable. I believe that change is possible and it starts with you.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

School, Play Therapist
In-home, Bilingual thaerapist
Non profit, Bilingual Clinician
Private practice, Psychotherapist
Non-profit, Counselor

New Jersey Board for Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor , 2021
Association for play therapy, Registered play Therapist, 2021
New Jersey City University, MA, 2018
National Board Certified Counselor, National Certified Counselor , 2018


New Jersey: 37PC00784300


English, Hindi, Marathi


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

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

Infertility counseling - Understanding infertility interventions and solutions; support during decision-making processes; coping with fertility problems and pregnancy loss

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$100 - $150
  • Initial session:$175 (60min)
  • Couples sessions:$200 (55min)
  • Initial session - Couple's $225 (60min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

Please reach out with any questions, I am happy to work with you to keep therapy affordable.