Dennis Sharkey, LCSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

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Dennis Sharkey, LCSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Toms River
(732) 333-6546

Dennis Sharkey, LCSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW


Location

Dennis Sharkey, LCSW
509 Main Street
Bldg. C, 2nd Floor
Toms River, New Jersey 08753
Call Dennis Sharkey
(732) 333-6546

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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). I also draw from a variety of other modalities based on the needs of the client. I do use hypnosis for specific symptoms and issues. I do not use hypnosis for past life regression.

My practice tends to run full and I do give preference to former patients wanting to return to psychotherapy. It is possible that at the time of the call my practice has no openings. It is best to contact me via email. If my practice if full I will still respond to your email, sometimes with suggestions of other alternatives.

Qualifications

  • School: Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 1975
  • License and State: 44SC01429800 New Jersey

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $80 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • AmeriHealth
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Qualcare
  • St Barnabas Behavioral Health
  • 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.

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Location

Dennis Sharkey, LCSW
509 Main Street
Bldg. C, 2nd Floor
Toms River, New Jersey 08753
Call Dennis Sharkey
(732) 333-6546

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This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
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

Age
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

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Professional Connections

Dennis is empathetic, supportive, and kind in his therapeutic approach. I appreciate and respect him and the work he does. I would highly recommend him.
Ms. Mary Dugan, LCSW, CAS, ACH
Ms. Mary Dugan, LCSW, CAS, ACH
Clinical Social Work/Therapist

Dennis is a seasoned counseling therapist who has been working for over 30 years in the field; he is trained in working with those who are looking for marital and couples therapy, depression and anxiety treatment, and much more - he uses a multitude of therapeutic techniques to best suit each clients' needs.
Ms. Kat Schaffer, MSW, LSW, NCSW
Ms. Kat Schaffer, MSW, LSW, NCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist

Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019
Dennis Sharkey, LCSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Toms River

Dennis Sharkey, LCSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW