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About us

Working for the community since 2007

"Institute for Practical Life

is a psychotherapy and training

center founded in 2007, in New Jersey,
United States to support the recovery and emotional well-being of people."

About us

We are happy to serve our communities by offer our care and support.


We understand the importance of emotional well-being. We help patients become aware of their problems. Provide a positive and pleasant environment while supporting them when facing their fears. 


Our goal is empower to overcome their difficulties on a daily basis. Now more than ever, we want to accompany you wherever you are.



Support and guide people so that they can give their personal transformation growth a chance. We guide to create a reflective, evolving self.




and commitment.



Provide a personalized plan for you remove the blocks to the awareness of joy and harmony in your life.


How can we help you?

We offer psychotherapy to support your recovery and emotional well-being.

At Institute for Practical Life, we can provide you with an intervention to optimize positive mental health by addressing determinants of positive mental health before a specific mental health problem becomes debilitating, such as depression, anxiety, addictions or anger.

Psychotherapy can help you to achieve a state of successful performance of a mental function, leading to you being able to engage in productive activities, fulfilling relationships with other people, and the ability to adapt to change and to cope with adversity in healthy ways.

Experiencing occasional anxiety and depression is a normal part of life. However, people with anxiety disorders frequently have intense and excessive worries and people with depression stop enjoying life.

Meet the team

We offer online sessions with highly qualified therapists who have specializations in a wide variety of therapies. They have been carefully selected for their experience, skills, commitment and treatment with the patient.
Wherever you are we want to provide you with an excellent service.




Founder and

Clinical Director

Lic. Clinical
Social Worker. Lic #44sc05538900
Marriage and Family Therapy. LCADC #37LC00317100
Certified Children and Adolescents Specialist
Certified Addictions Specialist
Certified Healing with the Art Therapist
Certified Clinical Supervisor
Certified Weight Management Specialist

Jusleine specializes in providing Trauma-Informed services that are Strength-Based. Her treatment orientations are Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, and supportive coaching.

She has written books and papers on such subjects as child sexual abuse prevention, parenting, education, and youth services. She is also the author of "Cool and Aware".

Jusleine holds a master’s degree in social work with a concentration on children and families, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology, both from Rutgers University.

She also holds professional certifications in Clinical Practice with Adolescents and Clinical Supervision from New York University. In Addition to a certificate in Clinical Approaches to the Addictions, also from New York University.

Licenciada en Psicología y Magíster en Ciencias de la Familia. Formada en  la Universidad de Rutgers, Nueva Jersey, Estados Unidos.

Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


Danielle Caswell

Social Worker


Master’s in Social Work - Rutgers University

Certificate in Chemical Dependency

Special Interests
Family therapist | Conflict | Anxiety management

Modality & Approach

Danielle’s approach is realistic, person-centered, and trauma-informed.

She works with a DBT and Interpersonal Therapy centered framework to assist clients in forming a deep understanding of their presenting issues and how to best cope with them.

Being in nature, painting, and meditation.

Languages Spoken


Lillian Merari Candelario Delgado

Master Level Mental

Health Coach


Master in Professional Counseling - Central University of Bayamon, Puerto Rico

Certified in Anxiety Management with COVID-19


Special Interests
Family therapist | Conflict | Anxiety management

Modality & Approach
Merari's therapy sessions are interactive, collaborative, and challenging her patients to make the changes needed to improve their lives and relationships.

Her passion is to help people with their processes.

Constantly focused on actively participating in talks open to society.

Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


Ana Elizabeth Lopez Jumelles

Certified in Mental Health


Liberal Arts Major - Middlesex Collage

Mental Health Certification - MEDCoE

Certificate in Suicide, Substance Abuse, and Violent Behavior 

Certified in Art Therapy Techniques

Certified in Alternative Medicine (consultant)

Special Interests
Alternative Medicine | Art and Dance Therapist | Working with Kids/teens

Modality & Approach

Ana's approach as an art therapist is to give the clients opportunities to express their ideas, problems, and concerns thru different art techniques in order to decrease stress and anxiety and increase feelings of well-being and calmness. Also to increase self-esteem, self-awareness, and mindfulness.

Art and Dance

Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, knowledge of French 




Individual and family psychology


Master Personal and Family Development - Santo Tomas de Aquino University, Colombia

Master Psychosocial Intervention - Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain

Special Interests
Individual therapist | Family Therapist

Modality & Approach

Ana's modality is to address problems associated with anxiety, self-esteem, parenting dynamics, family history, trauma, and personal relationships involving the body as a tool for mobilization, awareness, and strengthening the relationship with our thoughts.

Her approach combines systems-based family therapy with aspects of mindfulness.

She incorporates a gender perspective towards mental health, raising awareness of the situation and generating reflection processes on how gender roles influence how we manage our emotions, how we build relationships, and how we build expectations, among other things.

Languages Spoken


Maria Laura Nieves Rostagnol

Community Liaison

Laura is a language trainer, Life Coach, creative, people’s person.

“Adapt, Evolve and Outgrow yourself” is her motto.
With almost 20 years of experience in Sales, Marketing, and Partner Development in technology companies such as Cisco, she’s taken a personal interest in relationships and motivation as being the key to any successful enterprise.

She speaks fluent English and Spanish and has some basic knowledge of French and Portuguese.

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Martin Calvino

Art & Innovation Representative

Martin Calvino is a multimedia artist and scientist whose work encompasses textiles, abstract painting, and the integration of media arts with genomics, machine learning and tango culture. He was an artist-in-residence at the 'Art and Artificial Intelligence Lab' at the Computer Science Department of Rutgers University; and a Senior Research Assistant at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. He previously attended the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. He holds degrees in Plant Molecular Genetics from Rutgers University (PhD) and Tsukuba University (MS), and in Molecular Biology from the University of the Republic of Uruguay (BS). Martin conducted studies under the sponsorship of prestigious fellowships such as Fulbright (USA) and Monbukagakusho (Japan). His artworks has been featured in CLOT magazine, NOEMA magazine, INTERALIA magazine, LEONARDO Journal, ART UNCOVERED, Proyecto ROTATORIA, MoTiF Film Festival, The Lift-Off Sessions Online Film Festival, FILE (Electronic Language International Festival), CICA Museum, Videokanava’s FEM4 Contemporary Art Exhibition and World of Tango Festival. In November of 2018, Martin released under Bandurria Records ‘looping_thoughts’, his first album of electronic music with tango remix that contained tango lyrics created with machine learning. His album was featured in 'Nación Eléctrica’, a Webzine from Chile dedicated to promote electronic music. Martin’s curatorial work includes the intersection of Uruguayan culture with new media arts at the Consulate General of Uruguay in New York; TechnoArte Latino at Princeton Public Library in Princeton, New Jersey with co-sponsorship from the Art Museum of Princeton University; and Videokanava Art Organization in Tampere, Finland. 


Join the team

Mental Health Counselor

Start a rewarding career supporting others while we support you in the process of securing your clinical license. We are seeking a dedicated mental health counselor who can work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental, and emotional health, and well-being.

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