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Malka Shaw, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

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Malka Shaw, LCSW's style

🎯 Direct πŸ’™ Warm πŸ˜ƒ Humorous πŸ‘‚ Listener πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented πŸ™Œ Affirming πŸ₯‡ Empowering πŸ’­ Open minded πŸ”₯ Energetic

Why Malka Shaw, LCSW chose to be in the helping profession

Life can sometimes feel like a never-ending game of Jenga, especially for today's women. With so many roles to fulfill as a mother, spouse, employee, daughter, and within our religious communities, the pressure to excel in each area can become overwhelming and frustrating. Balancing these responsibilities can be challenging, and at times, it feels like we are just barely keeping the Jenga-Tower-of-Life from toppling over. While focusing on one or two aspects may lead to temporary success, neglecting other areas can leave us feeling drained and lost.

It's not uncommon to find ourselves feeling exhausted, mentally foggy, and disconnected from our own needs as we strive to meet the demands of our daily lives. The constant juggling act often leaves us neglecting self-care, leading to feelings of burnout and dissatisfaction. Despite moments of feeling in control, there are times when it all becomes too much, and our carefully constructed balance collapses.

As a therapist, I understand the unique challenges that women face, and I am here to help you navigate through these struggles. Together, we will work to create a supportive and empowering space where you can address the various aspects of your life and find harmony amidst the chaos. My goal is to assist you in recognizing your strengths, setting boundaries, and developing effective coping strategies to handle life's challenges with resilience and self-compassion.

Through therapy, we can dismantle the barriers that hold you back and rebuild a strong foundation for personal growth and fulfillment. By fostering a deeper understanding of yourself and your needs, you can regain clarity, find renewed energy, and create a life that aligns with your values and aspirations. Remember, it's not about achieving perfection in every area, but about finding the equilibrium that brings you peace and contentment. Together, we can embark on a journey toward self-discovery, empowerment, and a more fulfilling life.

Malka Shaw, LCSW's approach

With an interactive and collaborative approach, I'll be your partner, providing a safe space where you feel heard, understood, and valued. We'll explore past traumas' impact on the present, gaining insights and coping skills for moving forward. By finding balance, you can regain motivation and confidence. I believe in healing and growth for everyone, and I approach therapy with empathy, compassion, and respect for your unique journey. Together, we'll uncover patterns, empower you to make positive changes, and build resilience. Through tailored sessions, we'll work towards a more fulfilling life aligned with your values. Let's start this transformative journey together.

What you can expect from sessions with Malka Shaw, LCSW

With over 25 years of experience in diverse clinical settings, I offer a wealth of knowledge and expertise to my clients. My advanced training includes EMDR, trauma therapy, marriage counseling, and guiding individuals on the journey to recover from emotionally abusive or toxic relationships. My practice specializes in addressing women's issues, ranging from postpartum depression, motherhood challenges, singlehood, and dating to managing anxiety, depression, and trauma recovery. I also have expertise in working with relationship issues, coping with divorce, navigating life transitions, and providing couples therapy. If you feel trapped in an emotional prison of the past, I'm here to help you break free and embrace joy in the present while looking forward to a hopeful future. Don't hesitate to reach out and schedule a complimentary 15-minute phone call with me. Together, we can embark on a transformative journey toward healing and growth.

Malka Shaw, LCSW's experience working with the Jewish community

As a frum woman, I have a special focus on providing support and guidance to women within the frum community. With experience both in the non-Jewish world and across all levels of the spectrum of Judaism, I am well-versed in addressing the unique challenges and needs that arise within this community. My work has taken me to both Israel and the greater New York Area, allowing me to gain valuable insights and cultural competence to best serve my clients. I am deeply committed to creating a safe and non-judgmental space where women from the frum community can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences and find the support they need to navigate life's challenges.

Languages spoken


People I work with

Adults Individuals Couples Families Groups

Personal religious affiliations

Frum open minded

Jewish community experience


Licensed to work in

Florida, New Jersey, New York

Where people can see me in person


602 Franklin Avenue, Nutley, New Jersey

20 years in practice


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker by New Jersey 2008. License number 44SC05342800
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker by New York 2020. License number 091682
  • Registered Telehealth Provider by Florida 2020. License number TPSW819


  • Master's in Social Work by Yeshiva University 1998

Average costs per session


Payment Methods

  • Insurance
  • Sliding Scale
  • Free consultation
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card


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