Institute for Personal Growth -Transgender Service

Psychologist, PhD

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Institute for Personal Growth -Transgender Service

Psychologist, PhD


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

Institute for Personal Growth -Transgender Service
1119 Raritan Avenue
Highland Park, NJ 08904
Call Dr. Margaret Nichols
(866) 396-5190

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Institute for Personal Growth
235 Ninth Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 988-9467
Announcement icon We're now doing online sessions via our securely encrypted HIPAA-compliant video conferencing platform. Same amazing therapists, now online!
At IPG, we are proud pioneers in gender affirming psychotherapy for transgender and gender nonconforming people. We view gender diversity as normal, not a mental illness. We're more experienced than any other practice in New Jersey, with 800+ trans clients and 30+ years of experience. We were recently awarded a PROUD Award recognizing our decades of work with and dedication to the transgender community. At all three of our locations (Highland Park, Jersey City, and Freehold) we have skilled gender specialists who work with trans and GNC adults, adolescents, and children as young as three. Why consult anyone less than an expert?
We can help you or your child explore their gender. Not everyone who is gender nonconforming is transgender, not everyone wants to 'transition,' and not everyone wants medical intervention. No matter what you eventually decide for yourself, IPG will be there with support, resources, & substantial expertise.
We subscribe to the WPATH guidelines (World Professional Association for Transgender Health), which maintain that gender non-conformity is NOT a "mental illness" but a natural variation in human gender presentation, & that any attempts to "fix" gender-variant children by conforming them to traditional gender norms is harmful & unethical treatment.

Finances

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

Qualifications

  • School: Columbia University
  • Year Graduated: 1981
  • License and State: 35SI00184700 New Jersey

Institute for Personal Growth -Transgender Service's Groups

Adolescent and Young Adult Gender Spectrum Group

This is a group for transgender and gender non-conforming teens and young adults, roughly between the ages of 14 and 23. It is a support group led by a psychotherapist, and gives trans and GNC kids an opportunity to meet others like them and develop connections. A corresponding parents groups runs concurrently. These groups meet at our Highland Park office, and are COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE!

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Parents of Transgender/Gender Nonconforming Youth

We run groups for parents of transgender and gender nonconforming kids. The group for parents of pre-teen kids runs concurrently with the play group for those children. The group for parents of teen/youth runs concurrently with the support group for those young people. Groups are run by trained therapists. All groups are FREE OF CHARGE

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Location

Institute for Personal Growth -Transgender Service
1119 Raritan Avenue
Highland Park, NJ 08904
Call Dr. Margaret Nichols
(866) 396-5190
Offers video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Institute for Personal Growth
235 Ninth Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 988-9467
Specialties
  • Transgender
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Life Transitions
Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Kink, BDSM; Polyamory, Consensual Non Monogamy
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex Therapy
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

I also speak: Spanish
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
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Imago
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Institute for Personal Growth -Transgender Service, PhD, Psychologist in Highland Park

Institute for Personal Growth -Transgender Service

Psychologist, PhD