Dennis Sharkey, LCSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Toms River
As a social worker I take a hollistic approach to helping clients with a primary focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. After a 40 year career in both the health and mental health fields I now exclusively devote my time to a private practice helping people with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and various mental health issues. I work with clients with substance abuse issues who are already involved in a recovery program. I am noted for having a warm and supportive approach and believe that humor is a part of healing.
I have had extended training at the Albert Ellis Institute in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), a particular school of CBT. In addition to REBT I draw from a variety of other modalities based on the needs of the client.
I do use hypnosis to help clients with elevated levels of anxiety, phobias or difficulty with sleep. I find it highly effective in these areas. I do not use hypnosis for past life regression. For more information visit my professional Facebook Page by searching on Facebook for "Dennis Sharkey LCSW, Toms River, NJ"
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Dennis Sharkey, LCSW now - (732) 333-6546


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 1975
  • License No. and State: 44SC01429800 New Jersey


  • Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • AmeriHealth
  • Cigna
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Qualcare
  • St Barnabas Behavioral Health
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Dennis Sharkey, LCSW's Groups

Men's Psychotherapy Group

Most men in the group have a history of depression and anxiety. Some of the men are new to treatment and have active symptoms. Some of the men have resolved their symptoms, but are now focused on dealing with life issues. The group is led by two experienced psychotherapist who encourage a supportive environment among the participants. While primarily cognitive/behavioral the psychotherapist draw upon several modalities of treatment. If you have any questions about the group email Dennis Sharkey, LCSW through this website. If you would like to join, call to make an appointment with Dennis for an intake.

More about this group


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2017
Dennis Sharkey, LCSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Toms River

Dennis Sharkey, LCSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW