Susan Mendelson LCSW
Specializing in Children and Families



Social aspects of life are as important to a person's  well being as are academics.  Both involve fitting into the society in which we live.  Many times people who lack these skills are the target of others, and feel left out or different.  Everyone faces the challenge of adjusting to the world, but some of us need help developing these skills.  When we understand appropriate ways of interacting, we are more likely to be socially adept and experience positive interpersonal relationships.  These "social skills" can be learned and taught at any age.

An eclectic approach is utilized  including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, journaling, meditation and relaxation techniques, worksheets, videos, board games, role play, discussion,  and problem solving.


  • Counseling for adults, children, teens, and families
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Specializing in developmental disabilities/special needs
  • Child Specialist for Collaborative and Mediated Divorce
  • Consultant to schools and organizations
  • Workshop presentations
  • Classroom observations
  • Sand Tray Therapy 
  • HempWay, LLC distributors of CBD oil products, and Buddha CBD infused teas.


Questions You May Be Asking Yourself


How does my child/myself get along with peers? 

Am I/my child sensitive to other's feelings?

Is impulse control difficult for me or my child? 

Am I/my child able to join, maintain, or start conversations?

Do I/my child have difficulty in group settings? 

Do I/my child have difficulty making or keeping friendships? 

Am I/my child able to enter new environments? 

Do I/my child experience anxiety in social activities/events? 



Family Issues
Autism Spectrum Disorder



Non-verbal Communication

Friendship Management

Social Cues

Conversation Skills

Selective Mutism
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Executive Functioning
Anger Management
Confidence Building
Behavioral Difficulties
Turner's Syndrome

FAQ's About Services


Services can be provided individually, in a group, or family session.  

Sessions are  generally 45 minutes, one time per week, but can be arranged to meet individual needs. 

For information regarding fees and insurance, please contact the office at 908-301-0900.

Day and evening hours. Weekends available upon request. 

Introducing HempWay, LLC, owned and operated by Susan Mendelson, LCSW



CBD oil products containing ZERO THC, including oils, edibles, muscle and joint cream, coffee, and Melatonin/CBD syrups, for people and their pets, are now available for purchase, in our office.  

Call 908-301-0900 for more information and pricing.  



Enjoy the mellow, delicious taste of Buddha CBD infused teas, also available for purchase in our office.  

Call 908-301-0900 for more information and pricing. 

About Us

 Susan Mendelson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker  with 20 years of experience working with families and children.  She has a Master's Degree in Social Work from Fordham University, and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Kean University.  She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), and the New Jersey Association of School Social Workers (NJASSW).  Ms. Mendelson has experience in the New Jersey public school system working with children in regular and special education, in grades Kindergarten through High School. She is also an adjunct professor at Kean University and Rutgers University.  Ms. Mendelson is also a Child Specialist in collaborative and mediated divorces, having completed 40 hours of mediation training, as well as collaborative divorce training.  Certification for Sand Tray Therapy and  Certification as an ADHD Professional are pending. 

HempWay, LLC is a fully licensed, registered company , based in New Jersey, distributing CBD oil based/infused products. 

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Susan Mendelson, MSW, LCSW

1812 Front Street, Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07081

(908) 301-0900