Here we go again. Your teenager's mood is foul and you have no idea why. You've heard, "Oh wait until the teenage years," but didn't realize how tough this would be. There must be a way to help, but it seems like nothing gets them out of their funk. It's hard to watch your child seem so unmotivated, sad, anxious, and irritated. And heaven forbid you'd ask them to complete even the simplest of tasks, which results in a groan like you're telling them to build a house from the ground up. But the worst is when they blame you for it all. If you're giving your teen everything they could ever want, what do they have to be so sad about?
Lisa Ra is a licensed associate counselor (LAC) at Wellsprings Counseling Center in Fair Lawn, NJ, under the supervision of Joanne McCarthy, MA, LPC (license #37PC00463800). Wellsprings is dedicated and passionate about helping individuals create a more meaningful and abundant life. We address the whole person emotionally, psychologically, physically and spiritually.
LIFE Psych a private psychotherapy practice offering counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and groups. Since each person is unique, the approach to therapy is unique as well, combining existential philosophy with cognitive behavioral tools. The outcome empowers a person to take concrete actions in order to change or cope with their current level of distress, and achieve success in improving his/her life. While many seek therapy for everyday struggles, some enter therapy for the purpose of dealing with a traumatic event(s). For anxiety due to trauma and phobias EMDR therapy is employed.
Having spent 30 years in practice, I have learned the importance of approaching each individual as unique and each problem as solvable. The most essential aspect of therapy is the trusting relationship I have with each client. I ask thoughtful questions that lead to insightful changes.
Welcome! I am an experienced licensed Clinical social worker in both NJ and NY and a Rutgers University graduate. In my practice, we address issues such as anxiety/stress, sadness , depression, relationship issues, mens' issues , vocational issues, and motivational issues . I am a generalist and take a solution focused approach . I also believe in linking your past to your present, so you can have a solid future.
With over 3 decades of experience, my goal is to help guide individuals into and through their journeys, identify the underlying issues and build a foundation to move forward to have a healthy and productive life.
I have 25 years of experience working with adolescents, adults and the elderly. I graduated from Fordham University with a Masters in psychiatric social work.I utilize aspects of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and psychodynamic theory. My personal style is that of a coach because I see the client/therapist relationship as a team effort. I believe that the connection between therapist and client is an important factor in achieving therapeutic success. "Please feel free to call me, I will be happy to answer any questions you have. www.rachelwillyung.com
I have a strong desire to develop win-win solutions with my clients in troubled marriages, to save marriages that have been traumatized by marital infidelity, to teach my clients effective coping, stress, and anger management skills, to assist in helping parents work through reunification issues with their estranged and/or alienated child, and assist my clients who are going through divorce. Please consider me if you feel comfortable with a solution-focused approach. Also, I would enjoy speaking with you before setting up an appointment.
Melissa Racklin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has 21 years of experience working with adult individuals with anxiety, depression, stress management difficulties, adjustment disorders, PTSD, bipolar disorder, anger management, bereavement counseling, women’s issues, and more. She enjoys working with high-functioning clients who are motivated for treatment and specializes in treating anxiety disorders. Melissa received her Master's degree in Social Work from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work and is well-versed in multiple therapeutic approaches.
Each individual has the ability to make healthy changes to address areas they find of concern. Dealing with these life challenges on your own can be very difficult. Fortunately, counseling can help. My specialties include but are not limited to, depression, addiction, anxiety, codependency, and anger management. I have much experience with the gay and lesbian population. I work from a client centered, eclectic and humanistic model to address your individual needs. We will collaborate and develop a treatment approach that will best address your needs.
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Marriage Counselor for 30 years. I create a caring and trusting environment in which we can work together. I am an active participant in your problem-solving. I use Cognitive Behavioral therapy to help you change. I also believe strongly in Positive Psychology meaning that we recognize and enhance your strengths . I work with people who are anxious and depressed, relationship issues, and people who are experiencing loss of all kinds ( ie: death, divorce etc.). It takes courage to look at oneself, but it is worth the search.
I am a certified cognitive therapist, www.academyofct.org, with over 20 years' experience practicing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). I am committed to offering my clients state-of-the-art CBT interventions with substantial research support showing their effectiveness, so that I might provide for my clients the most appropriate and effective interventions available. At the same time, I understand the importance of providing a highly supportive environment conducive to helping people work on improving their lives.
I am a Licensed Family Therapist with over 35 years of experience. Over time, I developed various ways to help people solve problems, together. I work with couples, or whole families, and with children and adolescents. I have a strong belief that even painful or difficult things can be addressed constructively. I have a variety of methods to reach that goal. I utilize experiential, narrative, structural, constructivist, or insight oriented approaches, individually tailored to each situation. I have a special fondness for teenagers, and a unique approach to parenting issues.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, CP, PAT
Trained as a couples and family therapist in the early 1980's I specialized in substance abuse, depression and anxiety disorders. I completed training between 1990 and 2015 in psychodrama, Somatic Experiencing and Integral Somatic Psychotherapy all of which are excellent treatment modalities for traumatic experiences from early childhood on throughout a person's life span.
Emotional suffering can be unbearable. It doesn't have to last forever...I use multiple approaches and methods to help people feel better and manage their behavior, emotions, and relationships. I challenge you to "take control of your life." I am a clinical psychologist extensively trained in individual and group therapies. I have particular expertise and experience with individuals who suffer from depression, suicidal ideation, self-harm, eating disorders, personality disorders, trauma, violence, and substance abuse. I also have extensive experience in forensic psychology, conduct forensic assessments, and have served as an expert witness in numerous legal matters.
As Robert Frost once said, "the best way out is through." I am here if you are looking for a teammate or coach to help you to work through the challenges that life is throwing your way. My passion is making therapeutic topics relatable, accessible, and enjoyable. I recognize that we are each unique and like the variations of different house plants, we all require individualized care. I want to help you see yourself as the expert in your life and while we can't control life’s rainstorms, I can teach you new skills that can help you you weather those inevitable storms.
I provide an empathetic, supportive and caring atmosphere to assist my clients in developing trust to work collaboratively on finding realistic solutions to their problems using evidence based treatment. My treatment approaches include CBT, ACT and ERP for individuals suffering from various disorders and psychological distress. In addition, to psychotherapy, I conduct psychological evaluations/testing, psychoeducational testing, ADHD evaluations, independent medical evaluations and biofeedback. Moreover, I have a background with PIP and workman's comprehension clients as well as with parent coordination.
My mission is to help you find a greater sense of peace and contentment in your everyday life. We will start by addressing the stressors impacting your life today to provide immediate, effective, and meaningful relief. From there, we can explore the beliefs you have about yourself and others and how these beliefs can be the root cause of recurring discomfort. Through our collaborative work, we will challenge these beliefs and work towards more satisfying relationships, increased self-esteem, and more adaptive behaviors.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with years of training and experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy practices and technique. Cognitive Therapy lends itself well to all psychological disorders, including challenges associated with problematic styles of personality and mood. Within that framework, I incorporate schema based methods, guiding clients in the discovery and understanding of how core beliefs are developed and influence day 'to 'day decisions, behaviors and reactions. Mindfulness skills are taught, encouraging self- awareness, self' acceptance and emotional balance.
I work with adolescents, adults and couples, primarily utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Psychodynamic interventions to assist clients with a variety of issues including depression (uni and bipolar), anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, parenting challenges and relationship stress. I work with late teens and emerging adults as they navigate this major life transition with an emphasis on collaboratively discovering coping strategies to manage anxiety and depression. I also work with families to reduce conflict, improve communication and connectivity,