Psychotherapist / Writer /Author

Whether it's due to fear about asking for help, feeling overwhelmed by which type of help to get, or simply a lack of awareness that their symptoms are danger signs, many people wait far too long to get support when problems crop up.

Frequently, couples enter therapy as a last-ditch effort to save their relationship only to find the damage is too great to recover from. Those dealing with anxiety wait until they start fearing the fear itself or develop unhealthy coping strategies. Substance abusers wait until they hit "rock bottom." And those suffering from prolonged depression lose the energy or will to call a therapist-often with deadly consequences.

When to Call a Therapist outlines the symptoms and behaviors of the most common mental-health issues people suffer from, as well as when and how to seek help. This book will help you overcome roadblocks to getting help by teaching you to recognize:

• The symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks and how to prevent them from hijacking your life
• When it's just "the blues" versus serious depression
• The signs of a relationship in trouble and how a therapist can help you repair the damage or work through difficult decisions
• What unhealthy coping strategies look like and what to do instead
• When you're facing abuse, neglect, or serious red flags and how to get help
• How assertiveness and setting healthy boundaries create freedom
• Which type of therapist specializes in the struggles you face

Get past damaging, counterintuitive thinking ("I'm too anxious or sad to talk to someone") and other barriers to healing. Seeking therapy sooner can help you work through issues before they turn into serious problems. Open these pages and take control of your life today!

My Story

Robert C. Ciampi, LCSW has worn many “hats” in his professional career: clinician, therapist, patient advocate, supervisor, writer, and now author. He earned a BA in psychology from Montclair State University and he went on for his MSW at Rutgers University, both in New Jersey. After receiving his licensure as a clinical social worker, he worked in community mental health centers and hospital settings. As a psychiatric social worker, he provided care for individuals suffering from serious and persistent mental illness as well as patients who were dually diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse. He went on to work for a behavioral healthcare consulting firm and directed departmental interventions in hospital settings as well as coordinated a program that provided employee assistance help for staff issues in and outside of the workplace. He was also the Director of inpatient social work services for four years at the largest hospital in New Jersey. Robert C. Ciampi, LCSW opened a private psychotherapy practice in 2010 and has helped clients with anxiety, depression, stress management, assertiveness training and with many other issues. He also sees clients for couples and marital counseling.


Robert C. Ciampi, LCSW  has written and published his first book When to Call a Therapist. Please scroll down to see the various purchasing options.


Robert C. Ciampi, LCSW lives and works in Northern New Jersey. Please visit

                                                                                         MY VISION FOR YOU 

My greatest hope for you is that you will learn to recognize patterns of behavior that are not working anymore as you begin to find more joy in life. Know that you are deserving of a healthy and successful life and you can navigate past issues that have become barriers on your path.

You will undoubtedly face some trials and tribulations along the way, but trust that you can make it and do what you want in life. Thank you for going on this journey with me. Please be sure to visit me on my website (

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For clients looking to schedule an appointment with Robert C. Ciampi, LCSW in the northern New Jersey area, a free 15 minute telephone consultation will be offered prior to the session.  Please leave your name, email address, and phone number below.  


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         To make an appointment for psychotherapy, please call                   (973) 865.5012 or visit           

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6 Prospect St. Midland Park, NJ 07432

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