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Illume Psychotherapy 

As the founder of Illume Psychotherapy I believe excellent therapy is about meeting you where you are, understanding where you want to be and being able to offer a truly integrative approach to treatment.

An Integrative Approach 

I offer an integrative therapeutic approach to treatment drawing upon different therapies, methods and skills in order to best support you in effecting the insight, healing and change you seek. My extensive systemic and relational training means I am qualified to work with individuals, couples and families as well as bring family members and significant others into session.

Illume Psychotherapy

Stacia Thiel, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in NY & NJ specializing in psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families across the lifespan (adults, adolescents and children).

Extensively trained in structural family therapy as well as EMDR Certified, hypnotherapy trained/certification and Certified in Discernment Counseling for Couples. I implement these modalities in conjunction with CBT, EFT, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, trauma informed therapy, and psychodynamic approaches. 

As an individual, couples, and family therapist as well as crisis clinician and group therapist, I have worked extensively with diverse populations of all ages in multiple mental healthcare settings.  

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Institutions in which I have held clinical positions include: inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, outpatient day treatment programs, hospital ER/Crisis settings, a non-for-profit agency working with individuals, couples and families, as well as a therapist for survivors of sexual assault as part of SAVE (state designated sexual violence program for Essex County, New Jersey).

I hold a Master's Degree in Social Work from New York University as well as a Master's Degree in Music/Vocal Performance from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked in publishing both as a writer for New York Magazine and print advertising executive. I bring to the process my own life experiences, including those with parenting, career and life transitions. 



Trauma & PTSD




Sexual Assault Survivors

Challenges related to COVID

Support for healthcare professionals

Navigating life Transitions

Finding Meaning and Purpose 


Career and Creative Challenges

Health Issues/Struggles/Diagnosis


Couples and Relationships...

Intimacy Issues


Communication Struggles

Narcissistic Abuse

Contemplating Separation/Divorce

Pre-marital Counseling

Working Through Trauma

Sexual Assault Survivors 


Families and Relationships...

Parenting support

Behavioral Issues w/Children and Adolescents

Communication Challenges

Family Trauma

Sibling Struggles

Family Conflict

Sexual Assault Survivors


Call for a free phone consultation and to address any questions you may have.

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