Lani Bonifacic is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in individual and family therapy. She also provides support and case management services for older adults and their families. Lani maintains a private practice in Wyckoff, New Jersey. She is a solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and evidenced based techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion, understanding, and a tollbox full of tools, Lani works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
In response to the Heroin epidemic affecting Bergen County and beyond, Gail Cole and Patty Trava, Lani Bonifacic co-founded Hope and Healing After an Addiction Death bereavement group in March of 2015. This support group is free and open to those who have lost a loved one to an addiction related death. We meet at 7:30pm the first and third Wednesday of every month at Calvary Lutheran Church in Allendale, New Jersey.
Columbia University School of Social Work Complicated Grief Center, Level 2, 2018. Rutgers University, Addictions Counselor Training Program, 2014.
Fordham University, Masters of Social Work, Clinical. Concentration: Alcohol and Substance Abuse, 2008.
Simmons College, BA, Spanish and Sociology, 1990.
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1987-1988.
License, Certifications & Awards:
NJ Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Rutgers University: Addictions Counselor Training (completed 270 educational hours required by the State of NJ for LCADC licensure.)
Certified by NASW to provide Clinical Supervision to Licensed Social Workers
Certified by Rutgers University to provide Supervision in Field Instruction for BA and Master level students
Christian Health Care Center, Wyckoff, New Jersey. Quarterly Legend of the Year, 2013. The Allendale Women's Club Centennial Celebration "Women Helping Others Award," 2018
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