Nicole J Rafanello, PhD, Psychologist in Morristown
Emotional suffering can be unbearable. It doesn't have to last forever...I use multiple approaches and methods to help people feel better and manage their behavior, emotions, and relationships. I challenge you to "take control of your life." I am a clinical psychologist extensively trained in individual and group therapies. I have particular expertise and experience with individuals who suffer from depression, suicidal ideation, self-harm, eating disorders, personality disorders, trauma, violence, and substance abuse. I also have extensive experience in forensic psychology, conduct forensic assessments, and have served as an expert witness in numerous legal matters.
Specialties: Forensic Psychology DBT Trauma/Abuse/PTSD Depression Adjustment problems Anxiety Substance Abuse/Dependence
I offer DBT individual therapy and DBT skills training groups for adolescents, young adults and adults
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Nicole J Rafanello now - (301) 710-0530


  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • School: Fordham University
  • Year Graduated: 2005
  • License No. and State: 35SI00497200 District of Columbia
  • Please note: License State differs from Location State


  • Avg Cost (per session): $200 - $250
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 4972 New Jersey

Nicole J Rafanello's Groups

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Group

The groups provide education and skills training in four main areas: 1) mindfulness, 2) emotional regulation, 3) distress tolerance, and 4) interpersonal effectiveness.There is an adolescent group (14-16), a young adult group (16-19), and an adult group (20 and older). Individuals will need to attend an intake session to determine if the group meets their needs and go over the structure of the group. All members of the group must already have an individual therapist or psychiatrist. The group is rolling so individuals can join during any core mindfulness module (every 2 weeks)

More about this group


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
  • Borderline Personality


  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • DBT and Forensic Assessment
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Italian


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family Systems
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation


  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2017
Nicole J Rafanello, PhD, Psychologist in Morristown

Nicole J Rafanello

Psychologist, PhD