Karen Heffernan

Psychologist, PhD

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Karen Heffernan, PhD, Psychologist in Westfield
(908) 977-6117 Website

Karen Heffernan

Psychologist, PhD


Location

220 St Paul Street
Westfield, New Jersey 07090
(908) 977-6117

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I specialize in working with adults who have experienced trauma of various kinds (illness, accidents, assault, loss) in childhood or adulthood. I have worked for many years with women and men who have experienced childhood sexual, physical or emotional abuse, or adult sexual assault. Recurring thoughts and images about the trauma, or less conscious feelings such as fear and worthlessness, or difficulties letting anyone get close, can persist, even if it happened long ago. My focus in therapy is to help you work through these experiences so they no longer prevent you from living more fully in your present life.

I have specialized in the treatment of trauma for 18 years. I am trained in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, EMDR and sensorimotor approaches, and tailor treatment according to your needs/preferences. I also help couples to understand the impact of a partner's trauma history on the relationship.

I also work with depression, anxiety, work and relationship problems, and with individuals who are struggling with the emotional roller-coaster of infertility treatment. I practice EFT couples therapy, which is a powerful way of getting to the heart of the distress felt by couples in conflict.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Rutgers University
  • Year Graduated: 1997
  • License and State: 35SI00457800 New Jersey

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 013518 State of New York
  • Certificate: ICP / Psychoanalysis
  • Certificate Date: 2005

Location

220 St Paul Street
Westfield, New Jersey 07090
(908) 977-6117

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Dissociative Disorders
Issues
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • EFT Couples Therapy
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • EFT Couples Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

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Last Modified: 05 Aug 2019
Karen Heffernan, PhD, Psychologist in Westfield

Karen Heffernan

Psychologist, PhD