Welcome! I commend you for taking the first step in your self-care. I hope our work together will help you heal the sadness, anxiety or relationship difficulties that you may be experiencing. The negative thoughts and emotions that sometimes come to your mind taint the view of yourself, others, and the world around you. The pain they cause can be difficult to endure, as they filter your perception of the past, the present, and the future, bringing about unnecessary emotional pain and suffering.
Hi, my name is Dr. Thomas Hollenbach, and I'm a licensed clinical psychologist and also the founder and Director of the Integrative Therapy Institute of New Jersey. I have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University and did my undergraduate work at Brown University. I've been practicing for over twenty years, and I do individual therapy with adults and adolescents and also couples therapy.
The Integrative Therapy Institute of New Jersey (ITI-NJ) is a group practice in clinical and counseling psychology that provides psychotherapy services for individuals, couples, and families. ITI-NJ operates at a number of locations throughout the state of NJ and the great majority of our therapists are in-network with all major insurance plans.
"Where there is a will there is a way! I provide a warm, nurturing environment where individuals, children, families, and couples can come get support and feel empowered to make positive changes." I use a psychodynamic approach to assist individuals who are experiencing difficulties related to low self-esteem and post-partum depression and issues related to loss. I assist children and parents with behavioral and developmental delays and also provide parent training/support. I work with couples having relationship issues and work on effective communication strategies and process the underlying cause of the conflict.
There are times in your life when you feel stressed, overwhelmed, anxious, scared, confused, lost, or alone. During these times it can be difficult to understand the emotions you are feeling and it can be difficult to verbalize them, especially to family, friends, or loved ones. Therapy is a safe, neutral, and non-judgmental space where you have the freedom to express yourself. I can be a source of guidance and support on your journey of self-exploration.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, ACS
Thank you for taking the time to consider me as your therapist. It is important for you to feel comfortable with the therapist of your choice as you begin your journey towards overall wellness. Are you struggling with the demands of work and family? Are you finding yourself with less patience and being short with others? Have you ever been told your anger can get out of control? Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed? If this is the case, I am sure I can assist you. Give me a call today to discuss how we might be able to work together. If I'm not a good fit, I'd be happy to provide you with other referrals.
Are you struggling with depression or anxiety in school, at home or with friends? Do you feel unsure about what to do next in life? Have you been through a traumatic experience and are feeling hopeless? Seeing someone you love struggle or struggling yourself can be very difficult, Danielle can help support you and your family through these difficult times. Danielle provides a nonjudgmental & empathetic space to help build trust & rapport with children/adolescents & young adults to support their mental health needs.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCADC, CCS
Change is possible, emotionally, neurologically, spiritually and physically. We are here to help you achieve the change you are seeking. At Life Options Counseling Services, our team's main goal is to assist individuals, couples and families in life optimization and becoming a better person mentally and physically through provision of mental health and substance use treatment services. You can live a better life if you choose to do so. Life has options.
I am a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) specializing in the treatment of trauma and addictions. I am passionate about walking clients through the healing journey, and believe that through facing our struggles we are able to find and embrace our unique strengths and purpose.
Welcome to the Counseling Centers for Human Development, a unique non-profit mental health resource dedicated to helping you learn, heal and create the life you love. I encourage you to reach out to us. I encourage you to take a step toward a stronger and less anxious version of yourself. I encourage you to trust that we will do everything in our power to support you through your struggles. Whether this is your first time seeking help or you're just curious. Whether you've tried this before and felt let down, I encourage you not to give up. Let's build on your strengths together and help you find a way to feel better again.
I am a warm, supporting, compassionate therapist who takes a practical and interactive approach in helping my adult clients. I work in conjunction with my clients to help address life issues and examine thoughts and feelings which can lead to being "stuck" or "unhappy". Since our lives are filled with changed, both expected and unexpected my goal in working with my clients is to reach insight into thoughts and actions and develop appropriate life changes leading to a more fulfilling life.
I help couples communicate effectively so that both partners can listen without getting defensive, see each other's point of view and feel appreciated. You’re probably wondering whatever happened to the person you fell in love with. Where is that person who understood your every need? Do you even remember the last time your partner tried to understand your point of view? You would even settle for a little empathy. And why does every little thing have to turn into an argument? You’ve tried everything you can think of to make your relationship work.
Are life stressors arising that leave you off balance and feeling “stuck?” Are you grieving over the loss of a loved one or a military veteran who has experienced trauma or is having difficulty transitioning back into the civilian world? Whether past or new stressors, these unresolved issues can affect your overall well being and hinder you from maximizing your quality of life. You have taken the 1st step! Reaching out for emotional support and assistance can be overwhelming and I am here to assist you in finding your balance in the most safe and comfortable environment possible.
It is helpful for you as a client to know that I use several approaches to tailor your psychotherapy, also known as "talk therapy," to work with you in the most effective way to reach your goals. Based on your needs, the focus of therapy may be managing current issues or working more deeply with your underlying history that oftentimes is the root of current pain. Throughout the therapy process, by increasing emotional and cognitive awareness you will develop increased coping strategies, which help to diminish emotional pain and conflicts and help you to live a more well-adjusted life.
It can be extremely tough to navigate through life with all of the obstacles we face on a daily basis. Adding to this, it can be difficult to maintain healthy relationships. I thrive on helping others find their inner strength and inner peace. Working closely with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, family-relational issues, as well as trauma, is my passion. I have extensive experience working with children and adults who face these challenges. Clients who struggle through life’s challenges, often need strengths based support, a focus on changing negative thought patterns, and developing healthy coping skills.
Life is full of change, both expected and unexpected. Things like marriage, parenting, work, school, adolescence, divorce, illness, and death can feel overwhelming. Sometimes a major event can leave one feeling lost. Other times just coping with the day to day is a challenge. My clients often express that they are feeling scattered, anxious, angry, and sad. I have over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families at different stages of their life-cycles. I specialize in helping them cope with their feelings, as they move through these periods of transition, so they can learn how to be resilient.
My ideal client would present solution-focused with a desire to gain insight and understanding of presenting symptomatically and how those symptoms manifested. Their issues, regardless of being situational or organic, should be addressed directly with kindness and acceptance without judgement. The need should be to not only identify and address their current symptoms but also to work towards a more profound understanding of why such symptoms are present and how to create an opportunity for change. The goal should support a progressive change to improve quality of life.
An ideal client would be someone who might struggle with either anxiety, depression, or substance abuse. Their needs and goals would be to improve their self esteem and learn how to cope with the symptoms of their mental health disorder(s). They want to be able to work on themselves with the support and guidance of a therapist until they can do it on their own and live a happier fulfilling life.
Life can be very challenging, and it is normal to feel overwhelmed and stressed. What is holding you back from living the life you want? Let’s work together to discover a path to your authentic self and meaningful life. I have worked successfully with people ages pre-teen to mature adults and especially enjoy working with emerging adults. For many people, asking for help can be difficult, yet it is a brave first step in finding relief. I want you to know that feeling better is within reach.
*I am currently not accepting any new Patients*Depression and anxiety is not a sign of weakness, but can instead be a sign that you have been strong for too long. I am a supportive and compassionate therapist. The collaborative approach between therapist and client brings about the most successful outcomes. I have been told that I am extremely easy to relate to and am never judgmental. My goal in working with clients is to help them to identify what changes they would like to make and together form a plan to implement those changes. Additionally, I will assist you in developing healthier coping strategies.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Cranford 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 Cranford 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 Cranford, or Child Psychologists in Cranford.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Cranford 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 Cranford 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.