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Shayan Salar, LCSW, LCADC

"I believe that my foundational experiences in this field and overall commitment to specialized training has offered me a unique lens around what it actually means to be trauma-informed in practice – not just in theory."


  • Bachelors in Psychology from Kean University 

  • Master of Social Work from Kean University 

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in NJ, PA, and FL. 

  • Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in NJ.

  • Second year student of Somatic Experiencing Program (Somatic Experiencing International)

  • Completion of educational component for Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD (Fall 2021 Cohort)

  • Over ten years of experience offering behavioral, mental health and co-occurring services for people with intersecting identities

  • Experienced in various levels of care including in-home, outpatient, high-intensity inpatient, and community mental health centers

  • Specialized in trauma-informed care and harm reduction philosophies

  • Demonstrated ability to treat the whole person and empower people from diverse backgrounds and circumstances.

  • Continually engaged and values remaining in a process of supervision and learning

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"I am driven by a desire to make sense of this human experience and live a purpose-driven lifestyle. It is without a doubt that my own personal journey, which included growing up in an immigrant family and experiencing a wide variety of life-altering events are what led me to this path. When I'm not working, I am devoted to many life-enriching and nourishing activities that I know will help me sustain. To me, it's essential that I give myself radical permission to live life on my own terms while seeking to embody the very same principles embedded in the space I offer others."


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