La Teisha Callender, Ph.D.
(908) 526-1177 ext. 46
La Teisha Callender, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist whose practice consists of the assessment and clinical treatment of children, adolescents, families and adults. Areas of interest include depression, anxiety, and familial conflict. She specializes in the individual and group treatment of adolescents and adults accused of sexual acting out. She also conducts risk assessment evaluations of individuals accused of sexual acting out. She is a Board Member of the New Jersey Chapter of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (NJ-ATSA.) Dr. Callender conducts forensic evaluations, assessment of parental fitness and bonding assessments for the family court.
In addition to her private practice work, treats juvenile offenders in a state correctional facility. Dr. Callender uses a cognitive behavioral model to help her clients make meaningful life changes. She is passionate about empowering her clients to move past their histories of intergenerational poverty, violence, abandonment, neglect and trauma to embrace healthier futures.
- August 2014 - Present, Licensed Psychologist, Associates in Psychological Services, Somerville, NJ
- September 2006 - Present, Forensic Mental Health Clinician, Rutgers University Behavioral Health Services, Piscataway, NJ
- October 2009 - Present, Licensed Psychologist, Rossi Psychological Group, Somerville, NJ
- June 2007 - June 2012, Intensive In Community Assessor, Therapeutic Alliance Group, Hackensack, NJ
- March 2006 - March 2012, Clinical Supervisor, Supreme Consultants, Lyndhurst, NJ
- January 2007 - February 2009, Clinical Supervisor, Bilingual Youth Therapeutic Services, New York, NY
- September 2004 - September 2006, Clinical Psychologist, Special Treatment Unit, State of New Jersey, Department of Human Services, Kearny, NJ
- March 2005 - July 2006, Intensive In Community Assessor, Theracare, Fair Lawn, NJ
- February 2004 - July 2004, Forensic Clinician, Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ
- September 2002 - September 2004, Project Specialist, Secure Care Juvenile Sex Offense Treatment Services, State of NJ, Dept. of Law and Public Safety, Juvenile Justice Commission, Bordentown, NJ
- August 2001 - August 2002, Psychology Intern, Trinitas Hospital, Elizabeth, NJ.
- October 1999 - August 2001, Substance Abuse Case Manager, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Work First New Jersey - Substance Abuse Research Demonstration, Newark, NJ
- July 1998 - May 1999, Psychology Extern, Natchaug Hospital, Mansfield, CT
- June 1997 - August 1997, Fellow, Teachers College, Columbia University, Putting Children First Summer Fellowship Program in Family and Child Policy, Center for Young Children and Families
- September 1997 - May 1998, Psychology Extern, Psychological Services Clinic, University of Connecticut
- June 1995 - August 1995, Clinician, Community Centers for Mental Health, Englewood, NJ