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Vasti Cedeño(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New Jersey
ADHD-Medical professionals' mental health- Anxiety -Self-esteem- Trauma-Parenting-

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Professional statement

Vasti Cedeño is a neurodivergent Latina plus-size therapist and owner of LifeWork Counseling in NJ specializing in helping young adults 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

Vasti is a neurodivergent, first generation Latina, with a palpable passion to help others develop radical acceptance! Vasti specializes in helping adolescents and adults with issues surrounding embodiment, trauma, ADHD, and anxiety disorders. Many of Vasti’s clients are struggling with self-love and have negative, harmful relationships with their bodies.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Veterans Memorial Home, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
LifeWork Counseling, Owner/Clinician
Dwight Morrow High School, School Based Social Worker
FedCap Aspirations, SPMI Social Worker
Children's Mobile Response, Bergen County, Crisis Worker
CarePlus NJ, Clinical Program Manager

Fordham University, MSW, 2015
The New School University, MA, 2010
The City College of New York, BA, 2007


New Jersey: 44SC05871600




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

Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma

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

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

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents

Locations & Hours

Thank you for your interest in choosing LifeWork Counseling, we are now accepting adult (25+) clients.


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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$185 (60min)
  • Sliding scale:$165 - $185
  • Initial session:$250 (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
Therapist's note

If you do not have an insurance plan that we accept, we have Out-of-Network options. Please reach out to us!