Meet Our Team Of NJ Counseling and DBT Professionals

Meet our team of licensed therapists experienced in Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT) and other forms of counseling and psychotherapy. All of our counselors practice out of our Princeton, NJ location.

Lona Stranieri, LCSW

Lona is the Founder and Director of Princeton Center for DBT and Counseling.  She has extensive training and experience in providing DBT as well as other cognitive, behavioral, and mindfulness-based psychotherapies. She is intensively trained in DBT and has participated on DBT treatment teams since 2006, and as a DBT Team Leader since 2010. In addition, she has completed advanced training in EMDR and works with individuals with developmental trauma and PTSD; and has completed Level 2 training in the Gottman method for Marriage and Couples Therapy. A graduate of Rutgers University School of Social Work, Lona has been counseling individuals, couples, and families since 2006 and has extensive experience as a group facilitator. Lona is also a NJ State Board of Social Work Examiners approved clinical social work supervisor. Her second love is teaching and training and she has done so in a variety of settings including in clinical practice, as a workshop presenter at professional conferences, as a university guest lecturer, and by providing on-site trainings to various agencies, hospital-based, and continuing education programs. Prior to clinical practice Lona worked for 10 years as a consultant to health and human services organizations developing, implementing, and monitoring social service programs for government and non-profit organizations.


Heather Renaud Kong, LCSW

Heather has completed the Foundational Training for DBT, as well as other trainings in the model through Behavioral Tech. She is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Social Work and has practiced clinically since 2005 with multiple populations throughout Mercer County (NJ). Heather has worked with individuals who suffer from depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, personality disorders, substance abuse, and relationship problems in ethnically, culturally, and economically diverse settings. Through her work in various non-profit organizations, Heather provided family and individual counseling and case management services. She also has training in end-of-life care and the facilitation of bereavement groups, which is augmented by her experience working in hospice care where she aided clients from all walks of life. Heather is trained as a Disaster Response Crisis Counselor and is certified as a School Social Worker.

Jennifer D. Marshall, MA, LAC

Jennifer is a graduate of the Counseling Program at Montclair State University. Her experience includes counseling children, teens, adults, couples, and families dealing with a wide range of social and emotional challenges. Jennifer works with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, self-harm, gender/sexuality issues, and life transitions. She offers clients a person-centered perspective that is grounded in accessible behavioral techniques. Her educational background includes a PhD in English. As a former professor she incorporates her expertise in teaching skills and concepts into her work as a DBT Therapist and Skills Trainer.