I have been treating individuals who are struggling with substance use and mental health disorders for 15 years. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy we examine the connections between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I encourage my clients to explore their beliefs and world view, identify maladaptive coping skills and build a healthy lifestyle. Together we explore how my clients adopted their current lifestyles, what needs they were attempting to fulfill, and how and what they would like to change. I offer a safe environment for my clients to build and explore healthy relationships via the group process as well as individual counseling.
My staff and I also have a separate forensic mental health program. Through the same efforts and treatment modalities, we explore specific dynamics and risk factors that are connected to criminality and substance use. Through collaboration and support, we assist clients with identifying and implementing relapse prevention strategies.
Collaboration, support, and healthy relationship building are key components of my program. I work with my clients to identify and process emotions in the here and now. I offer, group, individual, couples, and family counseling. Recovery is a group effort; it cannot be accomplished without help from others.
Call or Email Marielena Motta for a free consultation now - (732) 455-9117


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Nova Southeastern University
  • Year Graduated: 2008
  • License No. and State: 37LC00151500 New Jersey


  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medicaid
  • NJ Family Care
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 37PC0041100 NJ Division of Consumer Affairs


  • Addiction
  • Mood Disorders


  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Forensic Mental Health
  • Relationship Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Testing and Evaluation

Mental Health

  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults


  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Interpersonal


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2015
Marielena Motta, MS, LCADC, LPC, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Middlesex

Marielena Motta

Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LCADC, LPC