Dedicated in making a difference in the lives of children, adolescents, and their families. Passionate Licensed Clinical Social Worker trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Vicarious Trauma, EMDR, and The Nurtured Heart Approach. Experienced in working with and treating at risk families, children and adolescents with anxiety, social anxiety, depression, social issues and behavioral issues.
As a modern therapist, I know that Authenticity and Trust are essential for you to Connect, Heal, and Rise to achieve your goals. I understand the complexities of our current lives and honor bringing our whole selves in the therapeutic space. I help adults, adolescents, and children navigate depression, PTSD, anxiety, ADHD, trauma responses, career/school challenges, and life changes.
Hi there - I'm Sarah! I am absolutely passionate about what I do as a therapist. I partner with my clients (working moms and kids/teens) to tackle their challenges with a practical, solution-focused approach. I use humor, art, music and other forms of creativity along with my clinical skills. As a therapist and working mom myself, I have devoted time and study to developing tools to help professional working moms juggle the many different responsibilities at hand. Focusing on realistic self-care, day-to-day mindfulness, positive self-talk and mindset shifts can make a big difference! Life can really be calmer and more joy-filled!
Welcome, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of New Jersey. I have spent the last 7 years working with people on various issues including but not limited to addictions, anxiety related disorders, depression, and communication. My treatment approach is eclectic to allow the best treatment modality to work with your therapeutic needs. In your initial visit, we will work together to identify areas for growth and further development. We will then begin the journey of increasing self-awareness of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors to learn new ways and skills to healthily navigate and grow in your daily life.
Are you navigating challenges associated with gender identity, sexuality, or relationships and looking for somebody to talk to who understands? Or maybe you are coming to therapy for help with other challenges and would feel more comfortable with a therapist who is part of the LGBTQ+ community. Either way, I am here to provide a warm, supportive, and collaborative space, where you feel safe to discuss and explore the things that are most important to you. It is often difficult to recognize the behaviors or thought patterns keeping us stuck.
Feeling an emptiness or lack of purpose in your life? Do you experience bouts of sadness, anxiety, worry? Are you having difficulty in relationships with your spouse, children? Is your child experiencing behavioral issues, learning problems, executive functioning issues? I am a Licensed Social Worker with 28 years experience working with families, adolescents, and adults. I also have experience as a school social worker and a member of a child study team.
Our lives today are hectic and stressful, more so than ever before. Much of the time we are on automatic pilot, running from one activity to the next. What often suffers most are ourselves and our relationships. Tension, worry, anxiety and depression are often a consequence. We have less and less time and energy to invest in our personal relationships, including our significant others and our children. Technology pulls people even further apart. We end up feeling disconnected, even unloved. We often feel powerless to make changes, feeling stuck and often hopeless. Many of us live our lives like this.
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS
“Growth comes at the point of resistance.” - The Art of Learning... Life comes with ebbs and flows, with some experiences more difficult than others and with some experiences - life changing. I provide a therapeutic healing space for a population of women. If you are in a transitional space, feeling overwhelmed with emotions, confused about life decisions, or feeling stuck, perhaps a safe space, to process with an objective Clinician might help. I engage in humanistic and integrative approaches and would help guide you in learning new tools or identify present strategies to make positive choices.
I believe that what clients want is to be heard, and understood. My experience has taught me that I interact well with clients, easily engage them in trusting therapeutic relationships, and allow them to feel comfortable with the use of my sense of humor. I try to see the world as the client sees it. Therapy is a collaborative effort, and I work with my clients to help them remove obstacles to growth in their lives. If you suffer from low self esteem, social anxiety, have relationship issues, or any other problem that is causing you distress, I can help you to find a solution. Helping people is what I love doing as a therapist.
Do you feel sad, discouraged? anxious? angry? Life is too frustrating for you?Do you feel tension in your everyday relationships? I've 20 years experience in helping individuals and couples resolve life challanges.I'm empathic and focus on understanding your needs and finding solutions to problems of living. I work with individuals who suffer from: unhappy relationships with their partners or their family or having difficulties at work; Individuals who are struggling with grief over a loss of a significant relationship or a job; individuals who suffers from anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, depression or low-self-esteem; .
Is your child anxious, withdrawn, or prone to moodiness and melt-downs? Is your child struggling with social cues or peer relationships? Is your child having difficulties with following instructions, maintaining structure, or transitioning from one task to the next? Do you wonder if your child suffers from ADD, ADHD, low self-esteem, anxiety or depression? It is incredibly painful to watch our children struggle... It is heartbreaking to want to help, but not know what to do... I can help you make sense of the difficulties your child is experiencing and create a comprehensive game plan to address them.
Are you struggling with ongoing stress? Searching for clarity and peace of mind? You’ve tried distracting yourself and avoiding triggering events, but just can't seem to get rid of the anxiety. You don't have to continue living this way. I specialize in helping women and adolescent girls cope with and heal from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, and trauma.
As a group practice, we likely have a therapist that could be a fit for you! Life can throw obstacles our way, and it is when we have a supportive, safe environment to help us get back on the path, that we can thrive and be the best version of ourselves. We embody a positive, strength-based approach designed to empower the individual and guide them in helping themselves. In doing so, we work to assist clients in developing the tools and positive mindset to tackle future challenges with ease. We are currently offering Telehealth services with skilled providers.
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, NCC, ACS, BC-TMH
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) #37PC00458300 with the State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners and permit holder in Psychology with the State Board of Psychological Examiners TP #203-081 in the state of NJ. My approach to psychotherapy incorporates the mental, emotional, and physical self. This is your opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings and build a healthy therapeutic relationship. I will guide you in discovering more about yourself and your patterns of behavior. This relationship will also encourage you to establish new, healthy patterns of behavior.
Patrick J Murray is a Certified Hypnotist / Sports Mental Performance Coach through the American Board of Hypnotherapy, Certified HypnoBirthing practitioner and graduate of the Paradox Agency for Hypnosis. He is also a member of the the International Association Of Counselors & Therapists, as well as a Certified Behavior Change Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. A graduate of the National Personal Training Institute, Patrick is also a part-time Exercise Specialist at Robert Wood Johnson Fitness & Wellness Center, where he is a specialist in a Diabetes, Cancer, and Stage III Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, LPC, ACS, LLC
Life can be challenging and sometimes overwhelming. Therapy is a safe place where you can understand yourself better and learn how to use tools to cope with depression, anxiety, and substance use which often creates more stress and relationship/family problems. Whether you are struggling with school or work, I can provide you with meaningful strategies and support to help you through this difficult time. In my approach to treatment, I aim to help you understand the importance of the Mind-Body Relationship and spirituality as vehicles for positive change.
Sometimes we all have challenges we want to overcome. There are times where we have difficulty in doing it alone or do not feel supported. I’m here to tell you, you don’t have to do it alone! With open ears and arms I welcome you to work through these difficult situations with me.
As a couples counselor with over 20 years experience, I can help you and your partner if the following apply to you: Do you feel frustrated, disconnected and detached from your partner? Do you feel like you and your partner have drifted apart and are more like roommates than loving soulmates? Have infidelity or other wedge issues undermined trust and understanding in your relationship? As an expert relationship counselor, I can help you and your partner rekindle the love, affection and soul bond you once had.
Do you suffer from stress, depression or anxiety? Do you have difficulty just getting through the day? Don't give up on yourself! I am an experienced therapist who personalizes therapy to match each client's individual needs and personality. My style is warm and supportive, with a solution oriented, down-to-earth approach. I make therapy a comfortable and natural experience- I love what I do, and will give you my undivided attention. I can give you the tools to build upon your strengths, work around your weaknesses, and develop a sense of inner balance and well-being.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Clifton are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Clifton then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Clifton, or Child Psychologists in Clifton.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Clifton psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Clifton specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.