Emotionally Focused Therapists in Clifton, NJ

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Avi Muschel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
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As a clinical psychologist specializing in relationship issues and trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy, I will work with you on addressing whatever interpersonal struggles you may be having.
Are you getting frustrated at how challenging it is for you to end up "happily ever after"? Whether you're struggling to find the "right one," preparing for a committed relationship, want to work on a troubled relationship, or trying to re-ignite the energy in your existing relationship, you've come to the right place.
(845) 203-2409
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Clifton, NJ 07012
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Richard Eli Zilka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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Using my own EFT -based model called "Marital R&R" - Marital Rupture and Repair - I work with my clients towards achieving these natural human longings in their relationship.
All relationships rupture...but not all relationships repair. A couple's ability to safely and effectively repair their ruptures, and heal their pain, is an essential ingredient to any healthy long-term connection. In my office, I meet a great variety of people and relationship types; some are merely dating, while others are already engaged, or have begun the marital journey... and yet others are anywhere from 10-50 years into their marriage. What unites them all is the great human need and desire to feel understood, seen, safe, loved, and held.
(973) 359-5887
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Clifton, NJ 07012
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Kelly Zanetich
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My priority is to create a trauma-informed, LGBTQ+ affirming, culturally responsive, body positive space for you to heal and grow. I provide a mindfulness, attachment, and compassion-based approach that makes and holds space for all parts of you-thoughts, emotions, body, relationships, cultural experience, and inner wisdom. I'm trained in Mindfulness-Based Contemplative Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Somatic Experiencing (SE), Emotionally-Focused Therapy ( EFT ) for couples, and Relational Psychodynamic Therapy.
(201) 335-0454
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Hunter Tarvin: Adults
Licensed Social Worker, MSW, LSW
Verified
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I help clients navigate anxiety, depression, grief, low self-esteem, recovery from trauma, relationship issues, and familial issues. With individuals, I use a psychodynamic approach focusing on CBT, DBT, Narrative Therapy, and Emotionally- Focused Therapy ( EFT ) all through a strength-based lens. I use the Gottman Method in my work with couples. See my calendar and book appointments here: resolutioncounseling.clientsecure.me
(201) 632-5554
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Abraham J Weiss
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
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I am extensively trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy ( EFT ) and aid couples in letting go of hurt and bitterness, and creating deeply fulfilling and trusting bonds.
Welcome! Whether you are an individual dealing with anxiety, depression, or any other form of inner distress, or a couple trying to create a greater sense of connection and minimize negativity, or a family struggling with parenting or getting along, we will work together to achieve a place of contentedness, nurturing growth, true friendship and love.
(862) 259-7663
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Shoshana Ort
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
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In every session I use multiple therapeutic techniques (including, but not limited to DBT, trauma work, CBT, EFT , deeper questions about your thoughts and actions, etc.
If you are looking for understanding and assistance with anxiety, fears, relationships, or stress, you have come to the right place. The way in which we cope in the world is greatly influenced by how we see the world. I assist individuals in understanding their anxiety (psychoeducation) and overcome the anxieties that are getting in their way of achieving their goals by Rewiring the Anxious Brain. I also aid people with understanding their deeper and underlying emotions, addictions, stress management, relationships, attachment styles, emotion recognition and regulation.
(303) 493-9672
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Lin Chen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
Hi, my name is Lin. Therapy is a unique and extremely individualized experience. There is a therapeutic power in being fully seen and understood. Others seem to think you are holding it together and doing good, but sometimes you feel like an imposter. These feelings keep you from forming deep connections with your loved ones, furthering your career, or living your life the way you wish. Having a designated safe space for you to share scary, confusing, or “bad” thoughts can be freeing.
(862) 310-6121
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Clifton, NJ 07011
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Chelsey Soltis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC
Verified
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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.
(973) 545-7803
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Clifton, NJ 07013
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Seek Your Peace Therapy . Dana Stukenbroeker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC
Verified
Verified
When was the last time you felt comfortable and confident in yourself? Each of us are tested daily with situations that make us doubt and question if we can really enjoy our lives. We face judgments and prejudices that create negative feelings about ourselves, and find ways to get through life, not to live it. The focus of myself and Seek Your Peace Therapy is your health and quality of life. You deserve to find confidence and security within yourself.
(973) 834-0032
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Clifton, NJ 07012
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Camille Mercado
Licensed Professional Counselor, MPsy, LPC
Verified
Verified
Hablamos español / Do you want to be understood or understand yourself? Do you want to be heard or for someone to at least be empathetic to your situation and feelings? Do you want to learn how to manage your emotions and cope with daily life, family, relationships, work, kids, school, current issues, past issues, future issues, and such? We are here to guide you through your process as you find the peace and the strength to move forward certain that you have what it takes to make your life beautiful and amazing.
(973) 797-9707
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Clifton, NJ 07014
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Rachel Shasho
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Verified
Empowering you to find your inner strength is one of my main goals as a therapist. I believe that each one of us possess an array of innate strengths that guide us in our lives and help us overcome our biggest struggles. Throughout the session, I will help you build self-awareness and self-esteem, along with the hope that you can break through all the barriers that are holding you back. Building deep connections to the self and understanding our core wounds isn't always easy, but they provide for us the opportunity to heal, grow and reach our full potential. You are most certainly don’t have to go through this alone.
(862) 319-8104
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Clifton, NJ 07011
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Ivana Mitic
Counselor, LAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, my name is Ivana Mitic and I am a Licensed Associate Counselor. I earned my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Saint Elizabeth University after having received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Drew University.My therapeutic approach is orientated towards facilitating a warm, comforting environment in which one can aim to reflect on changes they would like to see in their lives. Therapy is a place to feel safe, void of any judgments, and challenged to reach our best level of wellness.
(862) 322-3144
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Clifton, NJ 07011
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Sound Advice Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MPsy, LPC
Verified
Verified
Camille Mercado, MPsy, LPC/ Hablamos español / Do you want to be understood or understand yourself? Do you want to be heard or for someone to at least be empathetic to your situation and feelings? Do you want to learn how to manage your emotions and cope with daily life, family, relationships, work, kids, school, current issues, past issues, future issues, and such? We are here to guide you through your process as you find the peace and the strength to move forward certain that you have what it takes to make your life beautiful and amazing.
(973) 797-9707
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Clifton, NJ 07014
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Alison Baxter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
At New Jersey Psychology Associates, we provide caring, culturally competent, professional assessment and therapeutic services tailored to fit your needs. We offer in-person therapy sessions or telehealth sessions. With high standards, we assure that you receive competent, ethical, and efficient services. No matter what problem you may be struggling with, we are here to help. Please contact us at 551-203-1515 or by e-mail at njpsychologyassociates@gmail.com.
(551) 203-1515
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Clifton, NJ 07013
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Valeria Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
I am a bilingual (Spanish & English) licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with over 10 years experience in the mental health field. I believe in building a therapeutic relationship in which you feel safe and supported. Therapy should be a place where you are able to explore challenges while feeling empowered and understood. I can help you explore new ways to address your depression, anxiety, and worries. Together we can help you achieve a satisfying and fulfilled life. My treatment approach is supportive, educative and empathic. Let’s work together to help you achieve your fullest potential and enjoy life!
(862) 278-9688
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Clifton, NJ 07013
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Brittney Barat
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you or your child struggling with moodiness, emotional reactivity, impulsivity or focus? Do you or your child have difficulty setting goals and consistently achieving them? Do you or your child WANT to do things right, but inevitably mess up? I specialize in helping people like you- people who mean well and want to do good- but somehow just "can't" be who they want to be. It is so painful to feel inadequate inside... and even more painful to watch your child feel that way... My current work as a school counselor and background in addictions has given me a unique perspective on how to help children and teens thrive.
(862) 260-8491 x201
Clifton, NJ 07012
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Clarice Perdomo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We are here to support you on your path of hope and healing! Estamos aquí para apoyarte en tu camino de esperanza y sanación!
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Footprints to Feel Better
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Verified
Footprints was started by a therapist who realized that often times the services provided to low socio-economic communities is lacking quality care. We noticed these communities where confronted with long wait times, disrespectful admins, and subpar treatment. The one and only purpose was to exploit the community for profit without providing the level of care deserved. Footprints began from the inspiration to provide quality mental health care to the poorest of communities and treating the clients of this community the same way a rich patient would be treated in a clinic treating affluent clients.
(862) 397-7755
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Clifton, NJ 07013
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Elliot Zwickler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
When I first began my practice, I thought that the most important word in marriage was love. A few years later, I changed my mind and concluded that the most important word in marriage was trust. After yet another few years, I changed my mind once again and decided that the most important word in marriage was vulnerability. While I still think today that vulnerability is the most essential component in an intimate partnership, I believe that it needs to be viewed through an attachment lens and can only be exercised in a safe environment. In my practice, I try to create a warm and safe environment where vulnerability thrives.
(973) 685-4528
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Dr. Stephen J. Oreski & Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, DSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Dr Stephen J. Oreski is a doctoral-level psychotherapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, with a private practice in Paramus, New Jersey. With over 20 years experience in counseling and psychotherapy, and specializing in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, he is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Dr. Oreski has presented at National conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of mental illness and trauma.
(201) 632-3907
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Emotionally Focused Therapists

Who is emotionally focused therapy for?

Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) is for couples who are emotionally distressed, stuck in an unsatisfying relationship pattern or feeling deeply alienated. They may even believe the relationship is beyond repair. Very often, the partners display intense anger, fear, grief, loss of trust, or a sense of betrayal in the relationship. In addition, EFT is helpful to couples and individuals who have difficulty expressing emotions and those who have trouble regulating emotions.

Why do people need emotionally focused therapy?

People need emotionally focused therapy because the need for others is built into the brain, but the pressures of daily life can erode feelings of love, and couples often do not have the skills to find their way back to the comfort of each other. Instead, they may be stuck in repetitive patterns of anger, fear, grief, loss of trust, or a sense of betrayal. Emotionally focused therapy regards such strong negative feelings as expressions of protest over the loss of connection and turns them into pathways of reconnection.

What happens in emotionally focused therapy?

Over the course of eight to 20 weekly sessions, couples de-escalate their negative emotional reactivity to one another so that they can listen to each other and be responsive to each other’s needs. Then the deep emotional and physical bond is restored, giving partners a sense of comfort and security, which they can use to solve whatever problems come their way. The therapist plays an active role, helping partners understand how anger and withdrawal are actually misguided cries for connection.

What problems does emotionally focused therapy treat?

EFT is designed to help couples stuck in dysfunctional relationship patterns regain closeness and rebuild their relationship. Typically, such couples experience considerable distress, with partners feeling alienated and distrustful of one another, not certain their relationship can survive. EFT is also helpful to individuals experiencing attachment-related fears of loss; it helps them learn to use their fears as a way of eliciting the closeness they desire.