Priscilla S. Bauer, LCSW
Priscilla S. Bauer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New Jersey and received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Fordham University, graduating from her clinical program with high honors.
Completing her internship at Trinitas Hospital, Priscilla gained experience working in the Children/Adolescent Outpatient and Inpatient units where she facilitated individual, group, and family therapy.
Following her internship training, Priscilla found employment with Hoboken University Medical Center as a Crisis Intervention Specialist, where she shifted her focus to intervening acute psychiatric emergencies and conducting evaluations of children, adolescents, and adults in the emergency room (ER) department.
Concurrently, Priscilla was employed within the Barnabas Healthcare System where she provided individual, group, and family therapy to children and adults receiving treatment on their inpatient psychiatric units at Monmouth Medical Center.
As a result of employment in these settings, Priscilla gained experience working with various age groups and populations with a wide range of psychological and psychiatric challenges including, but not limited to, adjustments to life transitions resulting in depression and anxiety to those presenting with severe psychotic and bipolar episodes.
Priscilla was then employed with Effective School Solutions within the Glen Ridge School District where she provided individual, group, and family therapy for students ages 11- to 18-years old. During this time, she gained extensive knowledge of Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and Section 504 plan processes and development while working closely with the Child Study Team (CST).
Transitioning to private practice, Priscilla held office at The Massler Center for Psychological Wellness in Livingston, New Jersey, from May 2012 to April 2016, where she offered psychotherapeutic services for children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples with a focus on mood disorders like bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety, personality disorders, behavioral concerns, grief/loss (bereavement), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), food aversions and eating disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders.
Addressing her personal and professional goals and aspirations, Priscilla left the group practice in order to pursue her own dreams as an independent practitioner, providing effective and unique treatment approaches for her clients.
As a result of her remarkable clinical skills and capacity for building strong therapeutic alliances, Priscilla was recruited for an opportunity to further her professional practice at purepsych, where she now continues her work with individuals, couples, and families.
Priscilla possesses an innate ability for recognizing the exceptionality in each individual. By validating her clients in a nurturing environment, the therapeutic relationship is offered an opportunity to blossom, a critical element of successful therapeutic outcomes. Adopting an eclectic orientation in her professional practice, Priscilla incorporates tenets of psychodynamic psychotherapy and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT).
By combining the therapeutic alliance, creativity, and various therapeutic modalities, Priscilla facilitates healing and growth, in an effort to assist individuals in actualizing their maximum potential.