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.