Dr. Dara Querimit is a licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in child, adolescent, and adult solution-focused therapy. She maintains a private practice in Montclair, New Jersey.
Dr. Dara has 20 years of experience as a therapist. Through her unique set of therapuetic skills, incorporating modern psychology with ancient eastern healing methodology, she fulfills her passion for healing work and empowering others to claim their natural born right to live in happiness and freedom from suffering. With a non-judgmental, compassionate, and understanding heart, she works to help build on clients' strengths. Building self-esteem and self-confidence is a key concept in her work with clients as they strive toward making the necessary adjustments needed for self-awareness and positive change. Dr. Dara is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide culturally suited support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges and to stand as their witness and guide along their path toward their therapy goals.
As a licensed psychologist, certified personal trainer, and certified practitioner in yoga therapuetics, she uniquely integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach that is tailored to each client's goals. Dr. Dara specializes in strength-based, and solution-focused therapy. She works in a comfortable, and peaceful setting that would appeal to kids, teens, and adults alike. Among her areas of experience are: 1) cognitive-behavioral therapy; 2) solution-focused therapy; 3) positive/strength-based psychology; 4) integrating the ancient therapuetics of yoga philosophy, yoga postures, meditation, and breathing practices for relieving depression, anxiety, fearfullness, shame and guilt; 5) peaceful conflict-resolution on an individual and community level; 6) difficulties with focus and attention; and 7) career counseling and coaching.
Dr. Querimit has published several articles and presented at national conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of empowerment psychotherapy, kids and teen groups, holistic approaches to healing, well-being, and happiness. She has also served as a supervisor and trainer for college peer mentorship programs, an adjunct professor in counseling psychology, and she has spoken on numerous discussion panels as a motivational speaker, and mentor for teens (including, The Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy for Girls).
Education, Training and Certifications
- Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Columbia University: NY, NY
- MA, Developmental Psychology, Columbia University: NY, NY
- Pre-Doctoral Internship, University of California, Berkeley: Berekely, CA
- NJ Licensed Clinical Psychologist: #4769
- Certified Yoga Instructor specializing in Yoga Therapuetics (300-CYT).
- Completed her teacher trainings in both Kids Yoga and Prenatal Yoga
- AFFA Certified Personal Trainer specializing in Kid and Teen health and body respect.