Institute for Personal Growth -LGBTQ

Psychologist, PhD

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Institute for Personal Growth -LGBTQ, PhD, Psychologist in Highland Park
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Institute for Personal Growth -LGBTQ

Psychologist, PhD


Location

Institute for Personal Growth -LGBTQ
1119 Raritan Avenue
Highland Park, New Jersey 08904
Call Dr. Margaret Nichols
(732) 978-4574

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Institute for Personal Growth-LGBTQ
235 Ninth Street
Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
(800) 379-9220

IPG PAVED THE WAY for other gay affirmative therapists - we started in 1983 specifically to provide therapy to the gay and lesbian community, back when most practitioners thought it was a mental illness. We're still trailblazers: we work with transgender people, bisexuals/pansexuals, kinky people, couples who practice consensual nonmonogamy, and others who make up the "Q" in LGBTQ. You may not want therapy BECAUSE you are gay, but you definitely want a therapist who is not only affirming but knowledgeable. We understand the special issues of LGBTQ individuals, couples, and families, and we provide sex therapy as well.

Our therapists have written papers and books on queer issues and affirmative therapy. We've developed special techniques for working with same sex couples and addressing the unique aspects of same sex sexuality. We are equipped to help with virtually every problem you may face as a 'queer' person.

Among the modalities we've trained in and adapted for the LGBTQ community: CBT,DBT, EMDR, Imago couples counseling, Emotionally Focused Therapy for relationships, and sex therapy. We have three offices, in Highland Park, Jersey City and Freehold NJ, so we are convenient to reach from many locations in NJ

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Columbia University
  • Year Graduated: 1981
  • License and State: 35SI00184700 New Jersey

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $80 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Institute for Personal Growth -LGBTQ's Groups

Men's Group for Sex and Pornography Addiction

IPG is the only organization in New Jersey to run a group for men who suffer from 'sex and porn addiction' - out of control sexual behavior. Run by trained certified sex therapists, the group is an alternative to Twelve Step groups. Group participants define their own sexual health program, and the group focuses on shame reduction and peer support for healthy behaviors. If your sexual behavior or pornography viewing is excessive or compulsive, this group can help you.

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Adolescent and Young Adult Gender Spectrum Group

IPG runs a counseling and peer support group for teens and young adults who are transgender, nonbinary, or gender non-conforming, roughly between the ages of 14 and 23. The group has been running for several years and promotes the exchange of information and mutual support by group members. We run a corresponding group for parents of transgender teens and young adults that is held at the same time. BOTH ARE FREE! They meet at our Highland Park office.

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Location

Institute for Personal Growth -LGBTQ
1119 Raritan Avenue
Highland Park, New Jersey 08904
Call Dr. Margaret Nichols
(732) 978-4574

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Institute for Personal Growth-LGBTQ
235 Ninth Street
Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
(800) 379-9220
Specialties
  • Lesbian
  • Gay
  • Bisexual
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Transgender
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Imago
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

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Last Modified: 11 Sep 2019
Institute for Personal Growth -LGBTQ, PhD, Psychologist in Highland Park

Institute for Personal Growth -LGBTQ

Psychologist, PhD