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.