Janine Elliott, MSW, LCSW


Janine Elliott, MSW, LCSW

My Specialties:
  • Ages: children (ages 5+), teens, adults, families, & couples
  • Anxiety, Worries, Panic, & Phobias
  • OCD and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
  • School Refusal
  • Depression and Mood-Related Disorders
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Perfectionism
  • Behavior Management
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Grief & Chronic Illness
  • Trichotillomania & Tourette’s/Tics

Janine Elliott, MSW, LCSW

Janine Elliott is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of New Jersey, specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety disorders, stress management, obsessions and compulsions, trauma, and mood disorders. Janine’s areas of expertise also include counseling couples and families who are seeking action-oriented, practical strategies. Janine’s primary methods for addressing presenting concerns are evidence-based practices with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) which help reframe unhelpful and/or unhealthy behaviors and thoughts as well as increase emotion regulation and distress tolerance skills. Janine also has intensive training in the use of Exposure and Response Treatment (ERP) for OCD and Habit Reversal Training (HRT) for clients who are struggling with hair pulling, skin picking or tic disorders. Janine also works extensively with adults who were experiencing mood disorders, psychosis, chronic and persistent mental illness, and various anxiety disorders.

Janine earned her B.A. in Psychology from The College of New Jersey and her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. During her graduate studies, she had a clinical concentration with a focus on the study of Minuchin’s structural family therapy, family systems, attachment theory, and Aaron T. Beck’s CBT model. At this time, Janine was employed as an Assistant Social Worker at St. Peter’s University Hospital carrying out case management, discharge planning, and psychosocial support on the inpatient medical units and Emergency Room. During graduate school, she interned at St. Peter’s Pediatric Craniofacial and Neurosurgical Center, focusing on providing support and counseling to families and their children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and craniofacial abnormalities; additionally, she interned at Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center and Carrier Clinic treating acute presentations of mental health diagnoses in the inpatient and intensive outpatient settings through group and individual therapy, case management, and discharge planning.

Upon completing her MSW, Janine continued her work at St. Peter’s University Hospital and Overlook Medical Center as a Medical Social Worker practicing in an array of specialties including the Emergency Room, Adult, Pediatric and Neonatal intensive care units, post-natal mother/baby units, and medical/surgical units. Her role included crisis intervention, biopsychosocial assessments, support for coping with unexpected losses, hospice and end of life, counseling for adjustment to new onset and chronic mental and medical health conditions, post-partum depression and anxiety screening, and bereavement counseling for fetal loss. These experiences helped shape her understanding of the importance of being entirely present with someone during their most painful and vulnerable moments.

As an Intensive In-Community Therapist and Senior Primary Therapist for Penn Medicine | Princeton House Behavioral Health, Janine conducted group and individual therapy for children and adolescents who were struggling with anxiety, depression, impulse control issues, behavioral issues, ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). Janine also worked extensively with adults who were experiencing mood disorders, chronic and persistent mental illness, psychosis, and various anxiety disorders including Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Social Phobia.

Janine’s post-graduate education includes intensive trainings through The Beck Institute, created by the founder of CBT, Aaron T. Beck, University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Psychiatry, Child/Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich and Anxiety Group (COTTAGe), and The Center for Treatment and Study of Anxiety, Minuchin Center for the Family and The New Jersey Couples Therapy Training Program (NJCTTP) a Division of The Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey (CPPNJ).

“My approach to treatment is centered on evidence-based practices to promote the improvement of one’s overall functioning in multiple aspects of life including social and personal relationships, school, the workplace, family dynamics and their community. I am dedicated to supporting and empowering clients in a safe and non-judgmental space and am committed to a collaborative approach with you and/or your family to help you achieve your goals.”