Therapist in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey Lia Friedman, Therapist

License: LAC

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 15-65+

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Therapist in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey Lia Friedman, LAC

Lia Friedman, LAC

Lia Friedman is a Licensed Associate Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2021. Lia believes that we do not see things as they are, we see them as we are; that although you cannot completely avoid pain in life, you do not need to suffer as a consequence. In other words, our life experiences, including those that have been traumatic, shape how we see and interact with the world. Sometimes we get stuck in the injustice of our experience, but that does not help us heal or move forward. Lia offers a balanced combination of compassion, empathy and challenging with care when needed. She tries to help clients identify and change negative core beliefs utilizing both a cognitive and somatic approach. As a certified trauma therapist, even for those clients who have not identified trauma, Lia always works from a trauma-informed lens. Lia understands the importance of educating clients on what we experience in the mind and the body as well as the connection between the two. Lia incorporates both classic psychotherapy with skills training implementing techniques from both DBT and CBT such as, radical acceptance, mindfulness, grounding techniques and challenging cognitive distortions. Her goal is to help clients create the life they want by letting go of unhelpful thoughts, beliefs or behaviors and feel empowered in their life choices. This includes feeling empowered to be an active participant in their treatment. Lia understands that therapy is not a one-size fits all process and therapists must be able to change course if the approaches they are using are not proving to be successful. Through building the therapeutic alliance, Lia works with each client to find the most effective approach that will help them reach their treatment goals. She is very eclectic in her approach to therapy and welcomes feedback from her clients on how therapy is working or not working from them. Lia helps her clients find what works for them to create meaningful and lasting change. Outside of work, Lia is hugely passionate about tennis, music, and animals. She loves going to see live music, as well as Broadway shows, and playing or cuddling with her dog and cat.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Tricare East (Humana Military)
  • World Trade Center (HealthSmart)


  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Family Therapy


  • Adoption/Foster Care
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • LGBTQ+
  • Men
  • Women


  • English



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Lia Friedman. You can also call 732-982-2888 to have someone assist you.

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