New Leaf Psychothera​py LLC

Barbara Duchnowski, ACHt, MSW, LCSW​


About New Leaf Psychotherapy

I'm Barbara Duchnowski, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

My services are via teletherapy for New Jersey residents only.  I specialize in helping people rebuild their lives after trauma and loss due to emotional abuse in dysfunctional relationships.

I have over 30 years of experience in the mental health field and have worked in a variety of settings from children, adults, family, veterans, group home, community, and schools.  My background experience work is with an array of issues including: anxiety, depression, mood disorder, PTSD, and parenting.  I am an out of network provider and do not accept insurance.  My current rate is $125/session.  I will provide you with the necessary documentation to provide your healthcare insurer for out of network reimbursement.


What differentiates me as a therapist is that I work with you to define what we hope to accomplish together – and then focus on the positive results. The key is making you feel safe and comfortable in the entire process. I listen closely to you to form a “collaborative bond” which helps us better understand each other.

My approach to therapy utilizes several models of therapy including cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution focused, positive psychology, crisis intervention and hypnosis.


Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Rutgers University, Master's Social Work 2005

Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist

Certified 2013

Saint Peter's University

Bachelor Psychology 1988

What My Clients Are Saying

Thank you. You have no idea the difference you made in my life.  You did not give up on me.  You are my angel.


You are so positive and up lifting.  You made more of a difference than you can even image.  Thank you for treating me with dignity and respect.


Thank you.  You helped me see and believe that I deserve good in my life and that I matter.