Yanela G. Stephenson

Yanela G. Stephenson is a board certified NJ Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who has over 30 years of experience in the field of Psychotherapy. She received her Masters of Social Work from the Graduate School of Social Work at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.

Ms. Stephenson is a Systems Therapist who has received three years of training in Bowen Family Therapy from the Family Training Institute of New Jersey. She attained Structural Therapy training from the Child Guidance Clinic located in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA. Yanela also acquired substantial training in Strategic Family Therapies, Hypnosis, EMDR, and other creative models of psychotherapy. Ms. Stephenson is considered an expert in Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Group and Adolescent Therapy. She has extensive experience in Trauma-Related, Acculturation, and Immigration Issues leading to extensive work with law enforcement personnels.

After having held a senior position as a Clinician at the University of Medicine and Dentistry- Community Mental Health Center for seventeen years, Yanela now directs her own private practices, Yanela Stephenson Psychotherapy Practices located in Somerset, NJ, and Rapid Psychotherapy in New Brunswick, NJ.

Ms. Stephenson is bicultural and bilingual in Spanish and English. She specializes in integrating multi-cultural themes and issues into a client’s therapeutic plans, when applicable.


  • Licensed by The State of New Jersey as a Licensed Social Worker
  • Clinical Member of the National Association of Social Workers
  • Certified LCSW Supervisor
  • Certified MSW Student Field Supervisor
  • Certified in Critical Incident Management/ First Responder
  • Nurtured Heart Certified

Call us today at 732-640-1200 to schedule an appointment with Yanela G. Stephenson!