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Shalaka Gupte, M.A., LPC, ACS

Shalaka Gupte, M.A., LPC, ACS

Licensed Professional Counselor
Clinical Supervisor
Director of Training and Operations
Play Therapy Program Director
Licensed to provide telehealth in NJ, TX, CA, and FL

Tel: 201-781-2324

I love being a therapist. I began my career in the corporate world, and though I learned some great skills, I was not personally fulfilled. I made the career switch to counseling by going to graduate school, and I was so glad that I did! I received my Masters in Counseling Psychology in 2004 from Texas Woman’s University. My original plan was to work in the area of Domestic Violence, but during one of my practica I was introduced to play therapy. I began working with children and families and found the fulfilling career that I was looking for.

I have been working with children and families for the last 18 years. I have worked in a variety of settings, as an Elementary School Counselor, in community agencies, and with a variety of clients from social and cultural backgrounds. I strive to connect with my clients and help them develop skills for lasting change. I also use a variety of techniques with my clients to help them achieve their goals. With my youngest clients, play therapy is most effective, but I believe clients of all ages can benefit from play!

As a therapist, I work first to develop a safe and honest relationship with my clients. From there, I use a variety of techniques to help clients achieve the goals that we develop together. I work from a holistic and systems perspective, looking at all areas of a client’s life (nutrition, sleep, physical health, and relationships) for a positive outcome. I believe my role as a therapist is one of guide and teacher so I like to empower my clients with psychoeducation and skills that they can use in all areas of life.

If you are looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you are just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

You can call Shalaka Gupte at 201-781-2324, or contact her online.

The new you will feel empowered, confident,
connected, and on a positive path towards growth.

Beautiful Journey Counseling®
Individual and Group Therapy for Adults, Adolescents and Children
Contact Info:
Mahwah Location:
(Beautiful Journey Reproductive Counseling Center coming soon)
860 Wyckoff Ave.
Suites 206 and 303
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Midland Park Location:
666 Godwin Ave.
Suites 300 and 330
Midland Park, NJ 07432
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