Dr. Stephen J. Oreski LCSW

Psychotherapy, Individual & Family Services

Hi, I'm Dr. Stephen Oreski, a psychotherapist located in Paramus, NJ.

Dr. Stephen J. Oreski LCSW's Bio:

Dr. Stephen Oreski is a psychotherapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Paramus, New Jersey. 

With over 15 years experience, and as a graduate of Fordham University specializing in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, Dr. Stephen Oreski is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. 

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Dr. Stephen Oreski has presented at National conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of mental illness and trauma. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the New Jersey Coalitin Against Sexual Assault and has contributed to Sexual Violence and Abuse: An Encyclopedia of Prevention, Impacts, and Recoveries.

Dr. Stephen Oreski is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. Stephen Oreski integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client.

With compassion and understanding, Stephen works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Dr. Stephen J. Oreski LCSW's Experience:

  • Private Practice Psychotherapist at Dr. Stephen J. Oreski LCSW

    Provide psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, families, and groups specializing. Primary assessment and treatment modalities include biopsychosocial assessment, solution-focused brief therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy.

  • Director of Clinical Services at YWCA of Bergen County healingSPACE

    Oversee and support the implementation of clinical sexual assault programming and support programs to meet the needs of the community Provide clinical supervision to Confidential Sexual Violence Advocates and Healing SPACE therapists through formal supervision meetings, ad hoc case consultant, and written and verbal monthly case-level reviews Provide quality assurance for staff and clients through regular monitoring and auditing to ensure contractual and regulatory compliance

  • Sr. Primary Psychotherapist at Jersey City Medical Center

    Provide individual, family, marital, and group counseling, diagnostic assessments, and treatment plans for clients Established rapport, applied behavior modification techniques, conducted psychosocial assessments, and provided clinical assessments, diagnostics, and treatment services to clients and families. Facilitated team meetings to discuss clients’ treatment plans, residential concerns, and social and physical activities Provision of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to agency clients as well as strength-based interventions in therapy and crisis intervention Provided group therapy and training in the areas of anger management, post-traumatic stress, conflict resolution, and other life/social skills Participated in clinical supervision and program development to improve client services Maintained accurate documentation of direct and indirect services in compliance with agency standards including collaboration with the Division of Children & Families on recommendation for provision of services Provided diagnostic impressions on case histories and clinical assessment to other staff and judicial personnel when appropriate Provided crisis intervention using empathy, active listening, and other techniques to keep clients safe

  • Program Development Coordinator at New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault

    Administrative, fiscal, and clinical oversight for all statewide direct service related programs Collaborated with other program professionals, administrative staff, consultants, and evaluators to plan and develop and statewide policy and program initiatives Extensive experience with state governmental and law enforcement agencies Researched, developed, and implemented standard best practices and service provision for the 21 NJ county-based Sexual Violence programs and Rutgers University Coordinated training initiatives with the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice Created and applied a strategic planning process for programmatic service areas Developed and implemented a statewide coordinated training for Confidential Sexual Violence Advocates and forensic nurses Researched and implemented a statewide data collection system Wrote press releases, designed promotional materials and prepared presentations Founding member of No Wrong Door NJ – a collaborative initiative to improve access to services for survivors of sexual violence with mental health and developmental challenges

Dr. Stephen J. Oreski LCSW's Education:

  • Rutgers University

    Doctor of Clinical Social Work
    Concentration: Clinical Social Work
  • Fordham University

    Master of Social Work (MSW)
    Concentration: Clinical Social Work
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus

    Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
    Concentration: Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Dr. Stephen J. Oreski LCSW's Interests & Activities:

Learning, the outdoors, sunrises/sunsets, the beach, my family, yoga, biking, laughing until I cry with good friends. Currently writing a book based on my clinical experiences and working towards completing my doctoral work at Rutgers University. I am dedicated to assisting others with their challenges through my work as a psychotherapist. "Changing the world - one day at a time."