Attachment Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Conflict Management, Couples/Marital Issues, Cultural & Organizational Change, Dating/Being Single Support, Divorce Rehabilitation, Divorce/Divorce Prevention, Domestic Abuse, Empowering Men, Empowering Women, Entrepreneurship, Family Support, Grief, Loss, & Bereavement, Happiness, Infidelity / Affair Recovery, Internet Addiction, Marriage, Menopause, Narcissistic Abuse Support, Overwhelm, Parenting, Passive Aggression, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Sex Addiction, Step Father / Stepdad, Step Mother / Stepmom, Step Parent, Stepfamilies, Workplace Issues, Worry



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Business Coach, Counselor/Therapist, Divorce Coach, Divorce Recovery Coach, Family Coach, Hypnotherapist, Leadership Coach, Marriage and Family Therapist, Marriage Coach, Marriage Educator, Marriage/Couples Counselor, Mediator, Parenting Coach, Relationship Coach, Speaker/Presenter

About Babita Spinelli

Babita Spinelli is the CEO of Opening the Doors Psychotherapy and Embrace Coaching, where she provides a nurturing space for clients to explore what holds them back while challenging them to make changes to help them reach their goals. She has spent her life helping others, first as a lawyer and now as a Certified Coach and Psychotherapist, and she knows what it’s like to struggle and to thrive. Whether battling anxiety, grief, loss or trauma, a divorce, career change or a parenting challenge, Babita is armed with an array of tools to help her clients process and recover. 

Babita works with individuals who are experiencing significant life transitions and couples looking to improve or rebuild their relationship. She also brings her corporate background and experience to partner with executives and leaders who recognize the benefits of a holistic approach to navigate the unique challenges they face in the workplace, in their personal lives, and in their relationships. Babita’s areas of expertise include Divorce & Divorce Recovery, Narcissist Abuse Support, Parent Coordination and Collaborative Divorce Coaching, and therapy/coaching for Executives.

Recognizing that one size never fits all, and that people are ever evolving, Babita uses a vast array of tools, approaches and methodologies to deliver results. She is a trained psychoanalyst, and is certified in EMDR (Level 1 and Level 2) and Gottman (Level1, Level 2, and Bringing Baby Home), Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, and Collaborative Divorce. She is also a certified coach through Coach Alliance Training

Babita was the 2019 recipient of New York Psychotherapist Award. Her therapy and coaching services are virtual and provided globally.





  • New York University 
  • Temple University School of Law 
  • National Institute for The Psychotherapies (NIP) - Five Year Psychoanalytic Training Program


  • Owner of Opening the Doors Psychotherapy – Private Practice in person and online therapy.  Services includes Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy (Psychodynamic, Psychoanalytic, CBT and DBT), Family Therapy and Parenting Coordination.  Specializing in divorce support and recovery, high conflict couples therapy, blended families and co-parenting therapy.
  • Mott Hall Charter School – Counselor/Psychotherapist.  Conducted counseling sessions for adolescents and teens; created program combining athletics and therapy.
  • National Institute for the Psychotherapies – Clinical Training and Practice in Psychoanalysis – Caseload of forty weekly patients along with advanced psychoanalytic training.
  • Parenting Coordinator/NJ Collaborative Divorce Coach – Appointed Parenting Coordinator in New Jersey Courts on Divorce Matters.  Draft parenting plans and mediate parenting agreements.
  • New Jersey Collaborative Divorce Certification
  • Gottman Institute Couples Therapy Clinical Training Certification Level 1 and Level 2.  
  • Gottman Institute Certified Educator & Facilitator of New Parents/Bringing Home Baby
  • EMDRA EMDR Trauma Training Level 1 and Level 2 Certified 

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  • New Jersey Association of Women Therapists 
  • American Bar Association/Family Law Section
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis
  • International Coaching Federation
  • Coach Training Alliance

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