Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
I have a unique ability to assess and advise individuals in crisis; helping children, adolescents and adults navigate through adjustments, depression and anxiety related issues. Additionally, my clinical skills are utilized in helping family members who are experiencing stress. Currently, I am a full-time professor at Georgian Court University teaching in the social work BSW program. My past position at Georgian Court University as Director of Student Success has allowed me the opportunity to work with students developing goals and problems-solving skills for college students to achieve academic and personal success.
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(732) 908-1259
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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I have a unique ability to assess and advise individuals in crisis; helping children, adolescents and adults navigate through adjustments, depression and anxiety related issues. Additionally, my clinical skills are utilized in helping family members who are experiencing stress. Currently, I am a full-time professor at Georgian Court University teaching in the social work BSW program. My past position at Georgian Court University as Director of Student Success has allowed me the opportunity to work with students developing goals and problems-solving skills for college students to achieve academic and personal success.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, BCB Verified
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
From the outside things look like they are going well, but inside you feel stuck and want to shut yourself off from the world. Maybe life seems to have sped up due to the demands of family, work or school. This is far too common and can be emotionally and physically debilitating. Somehow, we end up in our own way and things become overwhelming. The good news is we can also get out of our way. You have already taken an important first step and are considering psychotherapy. Now, imagine yourself being inspired, better able to cope and capable of embracing all that life has to offer. This is where I will help.
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(609) 739-9791
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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From the outside things look like they are going well, but inside you feel stuck and want to shut yourself off from the world. Maybe life seems to have sped up due to the demands of family, work or school. This is far too common and can be emotionally and physically debilitating. Somehow, we end up in our own way and things become overwhelming. The good news is we can also get out of our way. You have already taken an important first step and are considering psychotherapy. Now, imagine yourself being inspired, better able to cope and capable of embracing all that life has to offer. This is where I will help.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LLC Verified
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Therapy can be a powerful tool in promoting change and growth. I strive to provide a warm, relaxed atmosphere that fosters meaningful discussion of the issues that keep people stuck and erode well-being and optimism. In such an environment individuals, couples, and families work toward an understanding of the root causes of negativty, depression, anxiety, and conflict. Together we work to eliminate these issues and build the flexibility, resilency, acceptance, and positive communication style vital for healthy relationships and meaningful, well-lived lives..
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(848) 863-8185
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Therapy can be a powerful tool in promoting change and growth. I strive to provide a warm, relaxed atmosphere that fosters meaningful discussion of the issues that keep people stuck and erode well-being and optimism. In such an environment individuals, couples, and families work toward an understanding of the root causes of negativty, depression, anxiety, and conflict. Together we work to eliminate these issues and build the flexibility, resilency, acceptance, and positive communication style vital for healthy relationships and meaningful, well-lived lives..
Photo of Kimberly McElwee, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
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Toms River, NJ 08753
Whether you are experiencing a life transition, unhealthy relationships, feeling "stuck" in a certain place, or something more significant, I will help provide you with an opportunity for change and healthier emotional well-being. I am committed to helping you define and obtain the life you want all within a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. It is my goal to help you be comfortable with therapy and to work as a team on your journey of self-improvement and discovery. Everyone encounters stress and difficult times in their lives.Making the initial decision to enter therapy is not an easy one.
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(848) 256-0221
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Whether you are experiencing a life transition, unhealthy relationships, feeling "stuck" in a certain place, or something more significant, I will help provide you with an opportunity for change and healthier emotional well-being. I am committed to helping you define and obtain the life you want all within a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. It is my goal to help you be comfortable with therapy and to work as a team on your journey of self-improvement and discovery. Everyone encounters stress and difficult times in their lives.Making the initial decision to enter therapy is not an easy one.
Photo of Carol F Oliver, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Toms River, NJ 08753
I have been working with both adults and children for 18 years. I believe in working in partnership with my clients to ensure that they meet their life goals. I believe this work is best done in a caring and supportive environment. I use my specialized techniques and skills to help my clients achieve their goals. I can help ease your transition from one life phase to another. I am also a certified school psychologist and child advocate and understand the laws as they pertain to special education.
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(732) 943-1915
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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I have been working with both adults and children for 18 years. I believe in working in partnership with my clients to ensure that they meet their life goals. I believe this work is best done in a caring and supportive environment. I use my specialized techniques and skills to help my clients achieve their goals. I can help ease your transition from one life phase to another. I am also a certified school psychologist and child advocate and understand the laws as they pertain to special education.
Photo of Leisha Thompson, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, CJC Verified
Verified
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Toms River, NJ 08753
Leisha Thompson is an Licensed Professional Counselor specializing individual and group therapy. Some of the groups are Co-Parenting, Anger Management, Domestic Violence/Batterer's Intervention and Substance Abuse and recently expanded her private practice, Thompson Therapy Group in Brick, NJ. With over 20 years experience as a therapist, and as a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients including gay and lesbian issues. Leisha also maintains an APC and offers services for students attaining their LPC.
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(732) 355-8085
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Leisha Thompson is an Licensed Professional Counselor specializing individual and group therapy. Some of the groups are Co-Parenting, Anger Management, Domestic Violence/Batterer's Intervention and Substance Abuse and recently expanded her private practice, Thompson Therapy Group in Brick, NJ. With over 20 years experience as a therapist, and as a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients including gay and lesbian issues. Leisha also maintains an APC and offers services for students attaining their LPC.
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Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Toms River, NJ 08753
Are you troubled and stressed in a relationship, but don't know how to change things? Do you say yes when you want to say no? Are you covering up your pain with destructive behaviors? Do you judge yourself harshly and feel you are just never good enough? Negative thoughts, anxiety and low self esteem can be an enormous burden, making it a crushing chore to just get through the day. They affect your relationships, your ability to work, and can lead to substance abuse, over-eating and other behaviors that can pull you into a downward spiral.
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(848) 246-2014
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Are you troubled and stressed in a relationship, but don't know how to change things? Do you say yes when you want to say no? Are you covering up your pain with destructive behaviors? Do you judge yourself harshly and feel you are just never good enough? Negative thoughts, anxiety and low self esteem can be an enormous burden, making it a crushing chore to just get through the day. They affect your relationships, your ability to work, and can lead to substance abuse, over-eating and other behaviors that can pull you into a downward spiral.
Photo of Sand Path Counseling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
I believe knowledge of our nervous systems with its attachment and stress response functions is important. The relationship we form in therapy can help you to move toward relief, understanding and the change you are hoping for. Knowledge of the nervous system also informs how we will specifically work to heal difficult or even traumatic experiences. We will build awareness, gain skills and ultimately heal mind and body. We will work on past traumas and difficulties, leaning on strengths and natural resilience, creating personalized solutions to develop gifts, find meaning and live according to your values.
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(848) 257-5222
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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I believe knowledge of our nervous systems with its attachment and stress response functions is important. The relationship we form in therapy can help you to move toward relief, understanding and the change you are hoping for. Knowledge of the nervous system also informs how we will specifically work to heal difficult or even traumatic experiences. We will build awareness, gain skills and ultimately heal mind and body. We will work on past traumas and difficulties, leaning on strengths and natural resilience, creating personalized solutions to develop gifts, find meaning and live according to your values.
Photo of Mindful Solutions NJ, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, DRCC Verified
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
One of the most important factors of successful counseling is to have a good connection with your therapist. Every person entering therapy deserves to have an individualized approach that will meet their specific goals. At Mindful Solutions NJ, we offer a free initial phone consultation so you have the chance to learn about the therapist you would work with prior to committing to fees or a long-term therapeutic relationship. During your consultation, we'll discuss your reasons for seeking counseling. You'll also have the chance to learn about your potential counselor's education, training and counseling approach.
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(732) 281-2060
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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One of the most important factors of successful counseling is to have a good connection with your therapist. Every person entering therapy deserves to have an individualized approach that will meet their specific goals. At Mindful Solutions NJ, we offer a free initial phone consultation so you have the chance to learn about the therapist you would work with prior to committing to fees or a long-term therapeutic relationship. During your consultation, we'll discuss your reasons for seeking counseling. You'll also have the chance to learn about your potential counselor's education, training and counseling approach.
Photo of Erica Riczu, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Toms River, NJ 08753
I am a therapist who believes strongly that talk therapy sometimes just isn't enough. Sometimes when a person experiences difficulties in life, their defenses can often get in the way. This is especially true when you are a child, have experienced trauma, or struggle with Eating Disorders. Sandplay therapy and other approaches can help break-down those barriers and promote healing.
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(732) 736-8366
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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I am a therapist who believes strongly that talk therapy sometimes just isn't enough. Sometimes when a person experiences difficulties in life, their defenses can often get in the way. This is especially true when you are a child, have experienced trauma, or struggle with Eating Disorders. Sandplay therapy and other approaches can help break-down those barriers and promote healing.
Photo of Tara King, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, EdD, MA, LPC, LCADC, SAC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Toms River, NJ 08753
I would like to commend you on your courage to seek professional help! How do I know it takes courage, because at 19, I entered counseling. I had such a positive experience I decided to become a therapist. I truly understand what you are going through and I KNOW how to help you! Please call so I may join you on your road to recovery.I return all calls promptly and personally. I allow you adequate time to express your concerns and answer any questions you may have. I make you feeling safe and secure my first priority.
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(732) 965-3300
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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I would like to commend you on your courage to seek professional help! How do I know it takes courage, because at 19, I entered counseling. I had such a positive experience I decided to become a therapist. I truly understand what you are going through and I KNOW how to help you! Please call so I may join you on your road to recovery.I return all calls promptly and personally. I allow you adequate time to express your concerns and answer any questions you may have. I make you feeling safe and secure my first priority.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Toms River, NJ 08753
I am a Licensed Social Worker with a passion for decreasing the stigma surrounding mental health and promoting the health and well being of my clients. For my undergraduate degree, I moved from Central Jersey (Yes! It exists!) to South Jersey to attend Stockton University. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work with a Minor in Behavioral Neuroscience from Stockton, and then moved on to attend graduate school in Philadelphia. I received my Master of Social Work Degree with a clinical concentration from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice in May of 2020.
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(856) 363-3898
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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I am a Licensed Social Worker with a passion for decreasing the stigma surrounding mental health and promoting the health and well being of my clients. For my undergraduate degree, I moved from Central Jersey (Yes! It exists!) to South Jersey to attend Stockton University. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work with a Minor in Behavioral Neuroscience from Stockton, and then moved on to attend graduate school in Philadelphia. I received my Master of Social Work Degree with a clinical concentration from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice in May of 2020.
Psychologist, Psy.D Verified
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. I have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track.
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(848) 224-6154
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. I have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track.
Photo of Comprehensive Psychological & Wellness Center, LLC, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Toms River, NJ 08753
Comprehensive Psychological & Wellness Center's professional staff is comprised of Dr. Granato, who is a licensed clinical psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Licensed Professional Counselors. When you call our office, our friendly staff is dedicated to scheduling you an appointment as soon as possible with the therapist that best meets your therapeutic needs. All of our therapists in the group have different areas of specialty so that each patient's individual needs are met. We offer individual therapy, marriage counseling, family therapy, and group therapy. Please visit our website for an introduction to our group and each of our therapists.
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(609) 216-7951
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Comprehensive Psychological & Wellness Center's professional staff is comprised of Dr. Granato, who is a licensed clinical psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Licensed Professional Counselors. When you call our office, our friendly staff is dedicated to scheduling you an appointment as soon as possible with the therapist that best meets your therapeutic needs. All of our therapists in the group have different areas of specialty so that each patient's individual needs are met. We offer individual therapy, marriage counseling, family therapy, and group therapy. Please visit our website for an introduction to our group and each of our therapists.
Photo of Linda M Kardos, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
I believe each person has the ability to find the answers within themself and my focus is to help you get to that core part safely and comfortably. Understanding the past that has contributed to the non-functional behavior helps, however, eventually you need to deal with the here-and-now situation that brought you into therapy. This is what helps you to understand what keeps you from achieving what you truly desire.
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(732) 654-0739
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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I believe each person has the ability to find the answers within themself and my focus is to help you get to that core part safely and comfortably. Understanding the past that has contributed to the non-functional behavior helps, however, eventually you need to deal with the here-and-now situation that brought you into therapy. This is what helps you to understand what keeps you from achieving what you truly desire.
Photo of Cathleen Lawrence, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Toms River, NJ 08753
This is a very difficult time for our world as we experience this collective trauma. Anxiety, grief and loss are very real for many of us right now. Whether you already struggle with mental health symptoms or find yourself experiencing new feelings of anxiety, fear or disconnect, I can guide you in processing and gaining insight into troublesome thoughts, new sensations and range of emotions. I consider myself a client centered and relational therapist. I believe in the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship in a safe environment in order to achieve meaningful growth.
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(848) 242-8295
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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This is a very difficult time for our world as we experience this collective trauma. Anxiety, grief and loss are very real for many of us right now. Whether you already struggle with mental health symptoms or find yourself experiencing new feelings of anxiety, fear or disconnect, I can guide you in processing and gaining insight into troublesome thoughts, new sensations and range of emotions. I consider myself a client centered and relational therapist. I believe in the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship in a safe environment in order to achieve meaningful growth.
Photo of Melissa Schwaner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Life may take us to unexpected places and challenging times, but why go through them alone? Together we can find the best possible solution to whatever you or your family is dealing with. My main goal in therapy sessions is to take your therapeutic journey at the pace that you want to go. I primarily work with children, adolescents, young adults and families and offer individual and family counseling. I am trained in sand tray therapy as well. Through empathy and support I can give you the tools to navigate through these challenges in a positive and healthy way.
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(848) 251-0819
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Life may take us to unexpected places and challenging times, but why go through them alone? Together we can find the best possible solution to whatever you or your family is dealing with. My main goal in therapy sessions is to take your therapeutic journey at the pace that you want to go. I primarily work with children, adolescents, young adults and families and offer individual and family counseling. I am trained in sand tray therapy as well. Through empathy and support I can give you the tools to navigate through these challenges in a positive and healthy way.
Photo of Nicole Willms, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, ACS, CCTP Verified
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Nicole Willms is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of New Jersey. She received her in BA Psychology from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and a MS in Mental Health Counseling with a certificate in Couples & Family Counseling from Monmouth University. She also is a National Certified Counselor, an Approved Clinical Supervisor, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Nicole specializes in working with individuals who have been affected by trauma grief and loss. Nicole has been working in an outpatient setting working with clients with a primary diagnosis of mental illness and co-occurring.
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(732) 943-1521
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Nicole Willms is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of New Jersey. She received her in BA Psychology from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and a MS in Mental Health Counseling with a certificate in Couples & Family Counseling from Monmouth University. She also is a National Certified Counselor, an Approved Clinical Supervisor, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Nicole specializes in working with individuals who have been affected by trauma grief and loss. Nicole has been working in an outpatient setting working with clients with a primary diagnosis of mental illness and co-occurring.
Photo of Arlene Goldman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
I am a highly experienced psychotherapist and have worked many years with children over the age of ten, families, couples, and adults. I have a specialty in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. I am trained in using Neuroscience techniques in order to reduce anxiety, panic and worry. I can teach clients how to use EFT, (Emotional Freedom Technique) to better cope with traumatic memories. I work with Court Ordered families for Co-parenting as well as Family Re-unification therapy. Court Reports to the Judge can be provided as well. I am also trained in grief therapy .
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(732) 851-1587
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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I am a highly experienced psychotherapist and have worked many years with children over the age of ten, families, couples, and adults. I have a specialty in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. I am trained in using Neuroscience techniques in order to reduce anxiety, panic and worry. I can teach clients how to use EFT, (Emotional Freedom Technique) to better cope with traumatic memories. I work with Court Ordered families for Co-parenting as well as Family Re-unification therapy. Court Reports to the Judge can be provided as well. I am also trained in grief therapy .
Photo of Ellen Sweeney, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC , LCADC, ACS Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Toms River, NJ 08753
I take a client-centered approach to counseling and work to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and validating environment to build trust with my client’s and to foster our therapeutic relationship. I believe that life is a balance of acceptance and change and I work with my clients to explore areas of their lives causing them difficulty and to find balance between the processes of acceptance and the change necessary to foster improvements in one’s life. I can help the client explore the complexities of this balance and teach and provide the skills necessary to enact these changes.
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(848) 229-9715
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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I take a client-centered approach to counseling and work to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and validating environment to build trust with my client’s and to foster our therapeutic relationship. I believe that life is a balance of acceptance and change and I work with my clients to explore areas of their lives causing them difficulty and to find balance between the processes of acceptance and the change necessary to foster improvements in one’s life. I can help the client explore the complexities of this balance and teach and provide the skills necessary to enact these changes.

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Therapists in 08753 are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in 08753

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in 08753 you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in 08753 and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in 08753 or family therapy in 08753.