Vasti Cedeno is a Clinical Social Work Therapist and owner of LifeWork Counseling in NJ specializing in helping adolescents and adults with issues surrounding trauma, shame and body positivity. Many of Vasti’s clients are struggling with self-love and have negative, harmful relationships with their bodies. Her goal is to help clients find their inner strength and develop the skills they need to resolve difficulties, accomplish goals and make positive changes.
In session with Vasti, clients learn more about their thoughts and behaviors as well as how their thoughts and behaviors play impact their emotions. Using integrated therapy approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), shame-resilience therapy, and art therapy, to teach clients about harmful thought patterns and how to build better coping and communication skills to avoid them. She is a strengths-based therapist, which means that she believes wholeheartedly that each client has everything they need within and around them to heal. Together, Vasti and her clients leverage these strengths to cope positively to the stressors life continues to challenge them with.
Vasti understands these past couple years have been particularly difficult with the pandemic and social isolation, leaving more time in our heads for our past and fears to overwhelm us. She is committed to making her space a safe harbor for any who need it while they begin their journey of healing.