Vasti Cedeno, Therapist in New Jersey — Zencare
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Vasti Cedeno

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW
New Jersey Waitlist Online

Thank you for your interest in choosing LifeWork Counseling, as your mental health provider. We currently have a waitlist of 1 to 3 months.

Updated November 18, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Body image
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

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 is committed to making her space a safe harbor for any who need it while they begin their journey of healing.

As an unconventional therapist who gives her clients ALL the time they need, sessions often run longer than usual, and start later than scheduled to meet YOUR presenting needs. You will be given the time you NEED. If you are unable to exercise such flexibility with time, this style may not work for you. Please schedule a phone consult to see if its the right fit!


Message to clients

LifeWork Counseling is a Body Positive private practice, I opened at the start of 2021. I understand the past year has been particularly difficult with all the public and social restrictions brought on by the pandemic. For many of us, this has meant social isolation, more time in our head, the stories of our past resurfacing, the fears of our future overwhelming us...and now it is time to pause the noise of your critical voice, and work on you. Together we can begin the journey of healing from your past and developing mindful ways to cope positively to the life stressors that continue to challenge you. This is the hardest work you will ever do, this is your LIFEWORK.


Specialties

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)

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception.

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

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

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $135 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $90 - $135
  • Initial session: $165 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $60 (60min)

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
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

At LifeWork Counseling, we believe mental health services should be accessible to ALL.

If you do not have an insurance plan that we accept, we have Out-of-Network options as well as a few more spots for sliding scale clients. Please reach out to us!


Location(s)

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Veterans Memorial Home, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 2018 - Present
LifeWork Counseling, Owner/Clinician, 2021 - Present
Dwight Morrow High School, School Based Social Worker, 2016 - 2018
FedCap Aspirations, SPMI Social Worker, 2015 - 2016
Children's Mobile Response, Bergen County, Crisis Worker, 2013 - 2015

Fordham University, MSW, 2015
The New School University, MA, 2010


Licensure

New Jersey: 44SC05871600


Languages

English