Meet Magda Perillo, LCSW:

Hello! I’m a therapist at Olive Branch Therapy Group and a Licenced Clinical Social Worker. I received my undergraduate degree in psychology from Rutgers University and my graduate degree in social work from New York University. I have been in practice since 1997 and have experience in a variety of settings within the mental health field.

My Therapy Specialties:

I specialize in working with children, adolescents, teens and adults dealing with:

  • Stress, anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, loss, self-esteem, anger, parenting issues/challenges and trauma.

● I am fluent in Spanish.

● I have a particular interest in working with clients experiencing
acculturation/assimilation/immigration issues and how these challenges impact adjustment, personality, relationships, self-esteem and mood.

What drew me to this work:

I have always been interested in exploring the human psyche, how we relate to others as well as being a resource, guide and support to those seeking help. I am passionate about engaging others in the therapy process and aiding the journey of self-exploration and self-awareness in order to help clients develop clarity and improve their quality of life.

My Style:

When working with clients I strive to make the therapy experience genuine, positive, respectful, safe and individualized. My experience has taught me that the most important aspect of counseling by far is the connection and comfort you feel with the person you choose to share your personal struggles. I believe we can all grow through challenging experiences by increasing our self-awareness. You are the expert of your story and have strengths that will assist you in making the changes you want and overcome the things that challenge you, by increasing your insights and developing coping skills.

Services I offer:

In-person individual, couple and family therapy as well as online video counseling for residents of New Jersey.

Magda Perillo Credentials:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) # 44SC04778500
  • Certified School Social Worker
  • Trained in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)
  • Languages Spoken: English and Spanish