"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. (Robinson). Welcome to my Psychology Today profile. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Couples Therapist in private practice in Edgewater, New Jersey. I have over 30 years of counseling experience helping adults, couples and families who are struggling through difficult life situations and challenging relationships.
I am a Psychotherapist with a passion for helping people live well! I am so thrilled to help you on your journey with therapy. Life just turned upside down. And now you are looking for online therapy. For something to help you stay sane in this crazy time. You may be worried about your job or money, figuring out how to work from home, how to take care of kids home from school or elderly parents . . . how to not loose it with all the stress. Perhaps you were already facing issues, thinking about therapy, and now it’s reached a boiling point. As your therapist, I focus on providing a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space to talk
I am an NCCPA board certified Physician Assistant licensed in New Jersey and New York. I perform mental health evaluations, diagnoses and carry out patient treatment plans. My goal is to offer a holistic approach to mental health along with counseling, support and guidance for patients while implementing pharmacotherapy.
As a professional therapist with over 14 years of experience in diverse clinical settings, my passion has been to help my clients overcome their issues in order to create themselves and live their fullest and most amazing lives. As human beings, when we experience trauma or stress, we often find ourselves without the tools to manage those difficult situations. I help my clients (children, adults and families) work through those experiences, address their feelings and empower themselves to create their best lives in a safe, understanding, culturally-sensitive and gender-inclusive space.
I believe in the journey on which psychotherapy takes both the client and the psychotherapist. No matter how complicated things may feel, I am prepared to walk this path with you. With over 18 years of experience, I have a personal and professional mission to enhance the lives of individuals in need of support. I have had the privilege of working with adult clients and have had success treating a wide range of issues such as depression, ADHD, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties and adjustment to life’s changes. Ultimately, psychotherapy can give you control over yourself and your future choices.
Welcome to the Psych Center. We are a private practice that aims to provide quality services to children, adults, and their families. We understand the sensitivity and compassion it takes to help our clients succeed. Furthermore, we strive to be collaborative and work with you on identifying and accomplishing the goals you set forth. Please explore our page which addresses our services, fees, and other important information. We look forward to hearing from you. For questions, comments, or to schedule an appointment, please call: 201-606-2592 or email us.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, DOTSAP
Have you ever felt like Alice tumbling down the dark rabbit hole of your life, only to land in the dizzyingly confusing and often frightening landscape of Wonderland? Can you identify with Alice, swallowing the wrong pill and shrinking to the size of a toadstool in a land of giants? Do you feel small and insignificant among the rest of the world? Are the White Rabbit's hole and the temptation to keep plunging further into darkness tempting you? DO YOU KNOW THERE IS A WAY OUT?
New patients and referrals often ask me how I practice. My reply is usually that it is up to them! Since I have been trained and have considerable experience in a variety of approaches (cognitive, behavoral, psychodynamic,couple therapy),it really depends on which approach would be most effective and acceptable to them. Because of different personality types, people do not all respond well or the same to only one approach dictated by someones training. Most find this non cookie cutter approach and attention very effective and rewarding.
Welcome to Shifa Therapy LLC, a space for healing. My goal as your therapist is for you to be seen, valued, and understood as you are. Throughout the process, I will invite you with compassion, patience, and safety so you may explore steps you can take to build new adaptations and thrive once again. At times, we may reflect upon the past to increase awareness, overcome unresolved issues, regain a sense of feeling whole, and experience more fulfillment in the present and beyond.
I believe in the inherent strength we all have to work to overcome adversity in our lives. If you, a family member of any age, or someone you may know are struggling with depression, anxiety, family dynamic challenges, or any life stressor that is keeping you from living the authentic and happy life you deserve, I am here to give you the help and guidance needed to overcome those obstacles and challenges. Sometimes adversity is a call to action to make changes in our lives we are all capable of doing with commitment and effort. The choice to ask for help is a choice made in strength, and I am here to support that journey!
My approach to therapy is based on creating a strong relationship with my clients: a place where they feel safe to explore their lives . I always work collaboratively with my clients to find what techniques and therapeutic environment they need to grow, and heal. I believe that having an empathic, open, and caring therapist is where successful therapy begins. I place a strong emphasis on making my clients feel comfortable, welcome, and safe. I do not believe that one approach in therapy will work for everyone.
Throughout my many years serving a young adult/adult population, I have gained a great respect for working collaboratively with each client to understand the most effective approach for the individual. My approach involves providing a nonjudgmental therapeutic environment in which we can gain a greater awareness of the individual's unique concerns and work from this awareness to affect change in the present.
We can all use someone to help us on our path towards healing. I am here to walk this path with you. I am committed to help people overcome anxiety, depression, grief and other stresses that affect all of us at some time in our lives. In addition, I'm a Certified Financial Social Worker and together we can create a plan that fits your money goals, needs and help you achieve economic stability (CFSW private pay only).
In my practice, I strive to create a safe and comfortable environment where a trusting therapeutic relationship can be built. This has been, in my 18+ years of experience, the most effective way to ensure we can do meaningful work to achieve your goals. In this therapy journey, I hope to support and challenge you along the way, working collaboratively to help you live a more fulfilling life. Through my gentle guidance, clients are encouraged to be more open and introspective by identifying goals, becoming more aware of their maladaptive thoughts and behaviors, and empowering them to work towards their needs and wants.
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdS, MEd, LMFT, Sch Psy
Hello and Welcome. Are you dealing with anxiety, depression, guilt, feelings of inadequacy, inappropriate eating, an inability to focus, divorce, shared parenting ? Are you thinking that you, your child, or your relationships are suffering? Let’s work together. I have guided individuals, couples, and groups coping with mood disorders, eating disorders, anxiety, family relationships, special education issues, chronic illness, parenting and ADHD . My goal for clients is to not only find comfort and survive these challenges; but to gain the wisdom and confidence to create change.
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Psychologist licensed in New York and New Jersey. I have extensive experience working with such conditions as anxiety, depression, work-related stress, grief/loss, life transitions, parenting issues, relationship issues, developmental trauma, racial trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder. I trained in psychodynamic, cognitive/behavioral and emotionally-focused therapy with individuals, couples, parents and families. My approach to psychotherapy is integrative as I draw from traditional insight-oriented and cognitive therapies as well as experiential body/mind, and psychobiological techniques.
Therapy for individuals, couples, or families should be a safe space to explore personal needs and goals. Using a broad lens we consider all of the factors and systems as we work collaboratively and with transparency towards strengthening your sense of yourself and the relationships that are impacting you. We consider cycles of interaction as well as vulnerabilities and survival strategies and areas where you may be getting stuck in long repetitive cycles. Together we identify new strategies and strengths to create new experiences. Therapy can be a strengthening journey of opportunity and growth.
Do you feel "stuck?" In your current life situation? Are you in an unhappy relationship or job? Or are you searching for a partner? I specialize in transitions, life stage issues, and the stress or anxiety that often accompany these. I also have experience with mood issues that interfere with finding peace in life.Finally I also help with body image and food issues that overwhelm and frustrate many clients.
Cheryl Manfredi,LCSW has 18 years experience working with adults and couples. She is a certified psychotherapist and psychoanalyst with four years post graduate training in Object Relations Therapy.
"Therapy frequently promotes a more deeply experienced sense of self and others through gradual awareness and honesty with ourselves. "Through listening, witnessing, recognizing and understanding, therapy becomes a greenhouse for the self to develop more fully."
Given many stressors of modern life and demand to always be on top of our game, many of us are overwhelmed, suffering from unwanted emotions and feeling trapped in our circumstances. I offer supportive environment and goal-directed, biologically valid and clinically proven therapeutic approaches to help my clients re-establish healthy and functional relationship with their emotions, problem-solve through their circumstances and become "un-stuck" in their lives. In my practice, I combine elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, existential and biological/evolutionary perspectives.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Edgewater 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 Edgewater 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?
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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 Edgewater 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?
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