Eponina “Ninna” Moscato, LSW

Eponina “Ninna” Moscato, LSW

Hazlet Office  / Telehealth

Educational Background:

Eponina “Ninna” Moscato completed her undergraduate education at Montclair State University and obtained a Master’s degree in Social Work from Rider University. Her extensive experience in early childhood education, child advocacy, and social work has provided her with a comprehensive understanding of family dynamics and developmental needs.

Professional Experience:

Before entering the counseling field, Ninna dedicated over a decade to working with children and parents in various capacities, including roles with the US Army Child & Youth Services. Her career transitioned into counseling, where she has gained significant experience in outpatient settings, focusing on older populations and a diverse client base across all age groups. She has expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness-based practices.

Clinical Focus:

Ninna specializes in addressing a broad spectrum of issues, including:

  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Depression
  • Panic Disorder
  • Self-Esteem
  • Life Changes/Transitions
  • Older Adults
  • Chronic Illness
  • ADHD
  • Trauma
  • Family members of individuals with personality disorders

Certifications and Professional Memberships:

  • Certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (2022)
  • Member of the National Association of Social Workers (New Jersey Chapter)

Therapeutic Approach:

Ninna employs an integrative therapeutic style that combines cognitive-behavioral techniques with mindfulness to enhance client self-awareness and emotional regulation. She is committed to creating a supportive and empowering environment that facilitates personal growth and effective management of life’s challenges.

Personal Insights:

Ninna describes herself as introverted, empathetic, and caring, with a sense of humor that appreciates the lighter moments of life. Her curiosity drives her to continuously explore new ideas and approaches, enhancing her therapeutic practice.

Favorite Activities for Mindfulness and Self-Care:

Ninna enjoys gardening, cooking, hiking, traveling, and engaging in crafts. These activities not only provide her with relaxation and joy but also help maintain her mindfulness and overall well-being.

Favorite Quote:

“Practice makes improvement.” – Unknown This quote reflects Ninna’s belief in the power of continuous effort and learning as the key to personal growth and improvement.


Ninna provides therapy to individuals aged 25 and up, specializing in anxiety, self-esteem, and depression, and offers services in both English and Brazilian Portuguese.