Shirin Zarqa-Lederman

offers a unique and balanced counseling experience by providing a highly personalized approach tailored specifically to each client. My primary goal is to provide you with an empowering and positive experience that can help you manage stress, enjoy improved happiness, restore mind/body and work/life balance, and increase satisfaction in personal relationships and career or school performance. With compassion and understanding, we will work with you to build upon your strengths while always providing you with the attentive care and respect that you richly deserve in a non-judgmental environment.

Over time stress can cause serious implications to both mental and physical well-being.  Stress and chronic pain can lead to psychological distress in various forms: depression, anxiety, relationship problems, addictions, and more.  Whether it's stress related to your job, family, a relationship, or life in general, Stress Management Counseling Center utilizes only proven techniques to restore mind/body balance and life satisfaction.

We proudly offer accessable and affordable services, accepting in-network and out-of-network insurance benefits, and making adjustments on an individual basis so that--in many cases--the issue of cost  usually will not prohibit individuals from getting the help they need.  Call today for an appointment and start living an empowered life that YOU control!

Shirin Zarqa-Lederman


Shirin Zarqa-Lederman is a wife and mother of five children. Shirin lives in New Jersey with her family, where she was born and raised. She is a Board Certified Professional Counselor and is licensed in NJ. Her 17 year counseling career has focused solely on children and adolescents and their families.


Most recently Shirin’s practice has transformed into “mobile” therapy, where she counsels in a clients’ home rather than the traditional counselor office. This allows her to experience a child in his/her element-a much more natural setting. Her attention has been children and adolescents who have difficulty socializing with their peers, developing and maintaining focus on daily tasks, managing behavior within a school setting, as well as a familial setting. 


She utilizes experiential therapies, which is a process whereby-as she puts it- “if you can experience it you can feel it, and if you can feel it you can choose whether or not to recreate it.” 

Shirin Zarqa-Lederman, MA, MS, LCADC, BCPC, LPC, CFC