Dr. Grace Zambelli is a New Jersey Licensed Psychologist with over thirty years experience working with children, adolescents and adults. She is a Certified School Psychologist and a Board Certified Art Therapist. She has an extensive background in helping individuals cope with grief, trauma, loss and medical related illnesses. She has worked as a child study member in public schools and as a clinical advisor and school psychologist in a state approved private school for behaviorally disturbed students.
Dr. Zambelli received her Ph.D. in Child Clinical Psychology from Seton Hall University in 1981. She developed some of the first Child and Family Bereavement programs in the state of New Jersey at Riverview Medical Center, Hospice Inc. (formerly in Montclair, NJ) and Hackensack Medical Center. She has authored several training manuals and book chapters about setting up bereavement programs for families. She provides workshops and trainings to other mental health professionals in this area.
Dr. Zambelli specializes in the use of creative arts and cognitive behavioral based interventions to help children, adolescents, adults and family cope with various mental health problems and adjustment issues. She has wide range experience in treating anxiety, mood and behavior disorders. She helps individuals identify their unique treatment needs and then works with her patients to achieve realistic, relevant coping skills that aim to ameliorate their distress and improve their quality of life.
Dr. Zambelli is available to conduct psychological testing for school and learning problems, psychological evaluations for bariatric surgery and other psychological assessments. She also provides clinical supervision for health care professionals.