Who We Are


Our Practice

Jill A. Pantaleo, LCSW And Associates, LLC, also known as Bergen County Therapy, is one of the most prestigious and long-standing therapy practices in Bergen County.  We have been providing professional, effective, compassionate and comprehensive care to the residents and families of Bergen County for over 20 years.   Our staff consists of experienced and highly trained Licensed Clinical Social Workers, a registered dietitian, a behavioral consultant, yoga teachers, educators, and more.  Our professionals have advanced and specialized training in a multitude of treatment modalities and clinical approaches (ie- EMDR, hypnotherapy, play therapy, mindfulness training, CBT, DBT, Imago Couple's Therapy, etc.), and are experienced in working with a wide variety of conditions, diagnoses and populations including children and adolescents. Many of our clinicians are also affiliated with local institutes of higher education as professors or administrators.

We have abundant experience working as consultants and trainers for schools and businesses on topics related to mental health and wellness and are experienced and sought after public speakers for programs, lectures, and educational seminars.  We have spoken at the yearly conferences for the National Association for Social Workers and the Association for Student Assistance Professionals, for multiple local school districts as well as several Bergen County stigma free initiatives including Oradell and New Milford. 

Additionally, our "sister company," Bergen Peak Performance,"  provides a plethora of services and trainings for students, athletes, performing artists, business and medical professions, first responders and so forth for optimal mental and brain performance.  These services include Neurofeedback, EMDR for performance, cognitive training, FITLIGHT Training and more.  (Please scroll down for more information or visit us at www.BergenPeakPerformance.com)


Our Mission

At Bergen County Therapy, we truly pride ourselves on the meaningful and powerful relationships we build with our clients.  We value and respect every person who comes to us seeking professional care as an individual with unique needs, a unique history and equally unique strengths.   We seek to build personal relationships with our clients that are characterized by professionalism, genuineness, warmth, reciprocity, and compassion.  We do not adhere to the "blank slate" school of therapy; to the contrary, we believe that all people possess abundant innate strengths and wisdoms that, together with their therapist, can problem solve, heal, grow, seek and find answers that lead them along their journey in creating the health, happiness and life that they desire.  

We are proud of the fact that we are never afraid to "think outside the box" as clinicians.  Our professionals continue to learn and evolve and receive on-going training and tools to bring to the therapeutic table.  And we will do whatever it takes to engage and assist our clients in a manner that is helpful and most comfortable for them- especially our younger clients!  We have been known to shoot hoops, go on hikes, play video games, cuddle puppies, listen to music and even make "slime"  to effectively engage and get to know our clients!

We also believe in the practices of "giving back" and "paying it forward" and, as such, offer once a month free lectures and workshops on helpful topics relevant to our clients and the communities that we serve. We often participate in local fundraisers, mental health fairs and other important community activities. (See our "Events" page for a schedule of all upcoming events).


Our Clientele

We provide compassionate, confidential and specialized treatment for individuals, families, couples and groups (including children, adolescents and adults).  While most of our clientele comes from Bergen County and the surrounding areas, our central location in Waldwick, NJ, enables us to serve clients from all over the tri-state area!  Furthermore, we provide technology assisted therapy, or tele-therapy, to clients who go away to college, move out of the area, or are simply unable to get to us (we will, of course, do on-site or home visits as well).

Bergen County Therapy also offers a host of professional consultation and educational services (including public speaking, workshops, trainings, etc.) for schools or businesses in a plethora of areas related to mental health, wellness, stress reduction, risk assessment, etc.   Additionally,  we provide consultation, advocacy, and case management for individuals or families seeking such support or services pertaining to mental health, education, special needs and other related areas.

Our facility is actually a 115 year old Victorian home that has been completely renovated into a comfortable and serene treatment environment for our clients.  We are conveniently located moments off of Rt. 17 in Waldwick, New Jersey, about 20 minutes from New York City and central to the Garden State Parkway, NJ Turnpike, and NJ Transit buses and trains.  Our building is completely ADA compliant and accessible to any individuals with a special need.  We have office hours 7 day a week, and offer evening appointments as well.  

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Our Therapy


Conditions We Treat

Anxiety (including generalized anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety,  separation anxiety, phobias, OCD, trichotillomania, etc.)

Depression and all related mood disorders

Trauma and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Eating, Food, and Body Image Related Conditions


ADD/ADHD and Learning Differences/Academic Needs

School Refusal/Avoidance

Sleep Disorders

Relationship / Couples Issues

Gender Identity / LGBTQI related needs

Physical Illness (Cancer, MS, etc.) Support

Bereavement/Grief/Traumatic Loss

Divorce/Family Conflict/Parent-Child Issues



Services We Offer

The following services are available to children, adolescents and adults:

Individual, Family and Group Psychotherapy

Relationship, Couples and Marital Therapy

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization 

and Reprocessing)

Behavioral Therapy / Behavior Modification 


Dietary and Nutritional Counseling 

Hypnotherapy/Clinical Hypnosis

Integrative Wellness Coaching

Play Therapy 

Social Skills Groups

Therapeutic Yoga

CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)

Mindfulness Training / Stress Management 

Assessment, Advocacy, Case Management

Parenting Education

Consultation, Public Speaking, Psycho-education, On-site trainings, Workshops, etc. for schools and businesses: please call to discuss your specific needs.



Our Affiliate Company: Bergen Peak Performance, LLC

In addition to Jill A. Pantaleo, LCSW And Associates, LLC and Bergen County Therapy, we offer a wide variety of helpful services and  cutting-edge mental training technologies  through our "sister company," Bergen Peak Performance, LLC. 

 Bergen Peak Performance provides state-of-the-art mental peak performance training for athletes, performing  and creative artists, business executives, first responders, students and... well.... just about anyone who aspires to be their best, perform at their highest potential, and reach their personal or professional goals in the healthiest way possible.  

The services and trainings offered at Bergen Peak Performance address and improve areas such as: focus, attention and memory, confidence and motivation, performance anxiety,  reactivity and response time, mental discipline/flexibility/precision, impulse control, decision making under stress,  visual/cognitive/spatial and sensory  processing, and more.  Some of the cutting edge trainings we provide include:  Neuroptimal Neurofeedback, FIGHTLIGHT Training, Muse Meditation and relaxation training, sports and performance counseling and mental coaching, yoga for athletics, performance and stress management, and an entire program of Master's level educators, tutors and academic supports for students in high stress academic situations as well as those with ADD/ADHD or other learning differences.  As part of our academic support program, we are especially proud to offer Orton Gillingham reading instruction and training provided by our Master's level and dually certified teacher.

Please visit us on the web at www.BergenPeakPerformance.com  for more information.   

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We're Here for You

Please contact us to make an appointment, to discuss your needs, or with any questions you may have about our services.

We are located about 20 minutes northwest of New York City and are easily accessible by car or public transportation (NJ Transit trains are within walking distance).  We are fully ADA compliant and handicap accessible.  

Bergen County Therapy

68 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick, NJ 07463, us

(201) 926-5550


We are open  to serve you 7 days a week.  All hours are by appointment only.  Morning, afternoon, and evening appointments are available.  

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