Jerry Opthof, PsyD, LPC, LCADC, NCC, CSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Westwood
Are you facing obstacles in your relationships, work, and/or education? These obstacles may be, feeling stuck; general unhappiness; sadness; high anxiety; anger; low motivation; confusion; and difficulty adjusting after a disappointment, failure, or loss. You do not have to hit bottom for the change to begin. You have taken the first step by looking for help. I am a licensed therapist who uses the most effective methods available for improving your mood, reducing your stress or improving your relationships. I help you find solutions to a wide range of life challenges.
I specialize in working with couples and individuals. I will support you and teach you the skills so you can manage your own issues. I believe a considerable amount of progress can be made in 8-10 sessions. However, I do not limit my client sessions to a specific number.
I have additional expertise in issues related to sensitive subjects such as the risk of losing families, marriages, and/or careers due to excessive substance use; I offer individual solutions to foster the desire for sobriety by establishing an atmosphere of support. I look forward to working with you.
Call or Email Jerry Opthof for a free phone consultation now - (201) 292-5286


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Montclair State University
  • Year Graduated: 1997
  • License No. and State: 44SW00976000 New Jersey


  • Avg Cost (per session): $180 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 37PC00284500 State of New Jersey
  • Certificate: State of New Jersey / 37LC00070400

Jerry Opthof's Groups

Recovery Support Group

A support group where individuals can talk openly about issues in their lives. Whether the topic is relationships, changes in work, children, substance abuse; everything is open for discussion.

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Betrayed Women's Support Group

Once broken, trust can destroy a person's friendships,relationships, and can even affect a person's self-esteem. When trust is broken, a sense of betrayal is bred. Coping with betrayal can be just as difficult as restoring trust, but not when you have help. We offer an eight week group for women who have been betrayed. In a safe, confidential group consisting entirely of women, we will begin the healing process, and restore a sense of trust amongst ourselves to overcome the betrayal we have endured. The focus will on social support, education, and shame reduction.

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Anger Management

Anger is a powerful emotion. It can destroy relationships in moments, tear down reputations in few words and actions, and eliminate peace within a person. Addressing your anger can be the steps to healing yourself, managing your anger and channeling it to make positive changes in your life. While it may seem insurmountable, repurposing your anger and getting your life back can be done. In a safe, confidential 8 week group we will begin to work through the underlying issues and establish healthy ways to handle situations as they arise. The focus is on emotional support, education, and personal development.

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  • Addiction
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Issues


  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Substance Abuse

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Aviation Professionals
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Intervention
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2018
Jerry Opthof, PsyD, LPC, LCADC, NCC, CSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Westwood

Jerry Opthof

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LPC, LCADC, NCC, CSW