Feeling 'stuck' and often say to yourself, "How am I back here again? I'm so sick and tired of it!" I understand that sense of confusion and defeat. I help people with depression, anxiety and addictions break through those nagging, repetitive cycles of frustration. I use humor in a gentle way to explore past traumas, compassionately eliminating limiting beliefs. People are struggling today to feel better and move their lives forward. I'll work closely with you to break through those impasses to a more satisfying life. You'll soon experience a flow "in" your life more than a struggle "with" it.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW, DCSW, BCD
Are your emotions interfering with your job, school or your social life? Do you feel anxious or depressed too much of the time? Are you unhappy with the way or look or feel? Do your concerns about food and eating interfere with your life? If so, then I can help. I will help you by exploring your troubling symptoms, finding the root of your problems and helping you find strategies for relief. I work with adolescents, adults and couples to treat anxiety, depression, relationship issues, eating disorders, trauma, parenting issues, bereavement and issues relating to life transitions.
Making the decision to start therapy can be one of the most difficult steps in the therapeutic process so first I'd like to commend you. Reaching out for professional support is a direct indication of your strength, your courage and your resilience. Part of my philosophy, as a therapist, has to do with helping folks attain their own personal goals. Whether you are dealing with individual, family or relationship oriented challenges we can work together to attain a vision created by you.
People are helped most by considering all aspects of their lives, their strengths as well as the areas giving them problems. Therefore, I will treat you as a whole person, not just as a diagnosis. We will work together to understand how your past is affecting your current situation, and get to the bottom of your issues, for achieving deep, lasting changes. Speaking freely and without inhibitions with your therapist is essential and I work to provide a warm, safe environment for you to do so. I also offer group therapy, which is very effective when combined with individual sessions.
Hello and welcome to my profile page. I have been working as a NJ licensed psychologist for more than 15 years. I have a diverse practice in that I see people with a wide variety of presenting problems. These range from fairly common relationship/work/self-esteem issues to more complex problems with anxiety and depression.
My approach to psychotherapy encompasses listening for the "life story" and helping a person understand and reach self-acceptance. I have extensive experience helping individuals with severe psychological trauma, grief & loss, eating disorders, sexual abuse and all aspects of substance abuse including the impact on family life. I also treat individuals with depression & anxiety. I have worked individually and in groups for the past 30 years. In addition, I have worked with couples and families. My office provides a warm and safe place where an individual can explore and come to increased peace with yourself and those in your life.
*If you are looking for my family business consulting practice, go to: www.blumandsavlov.com.* I have many years of experience helping people to find relief from anxiety, depression and relationship problems. Also, I find it very rewarding to guide people in creating the best life possible by helping them to develop greater confidence, improve friendships and intimate relationships (dating, marriage, long-term life partnerships), get more satisfaction out of work and have more fun and meaningful lives. My style is interactive and conversational and an in-person meeting is the best way to find out if we are a good match to work together.
The things we experience affect us more than we think. Maybe you felt neglected as a child, are experiencing bullying, lost a family member, or are in an emotionally and/or physically abusive relationship. Maybe you have signs of unhealed trauma (depression, anxiety, low self-worth, relationship trouble, substance abuse, etc.) but don't realize you've experienced trauma. You could feel uncertain about why you feel this way and want to explore that. Trauma is very subjective. Every person is affected by and reacts to adverse events differently. This can lead you to feeling hopeless for the future and can be incredibly isolating.
Finding a therapist that you can trust is important. In my experience, I recognize that so many of us are unfairly hard on ourselves, and I seek to help empower people within a supportive space. I am a strong believer in people's strengths, potential for growth, healing and self-realization. I specialize in working with people who tend to shut down or look for quick comfort when facing the stress and challenges of life. I help my clients understand their triggers and learn new coping skills that help them feel healthier and more confident.
We all want happiness. But at some point in our lives we may feel stuck or face certain challenges and having the support of a caring therapist can help you understand more clearly what is going on and create new ways to think about yourself and your relationship with others. Therapy should be as unique as you are. While struggle is universal, people respond differently to different types of interventions; so I will tailor your treatment to respond to your specific needs, personality, situation, relationship, and comfort level. In addition to therapy I also provide Life Coaching.
Sometimes life seems difficult or impossible to cope with. Maybe there are goals you haven't achieved or behaviors you have wanted to change, but haven't been able to for some reason. If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, parenting stress, or are coping with past or current trauma, psychotherapy can help. It can be that crucial first step in making positive changes and achieving your goals.
Don’t you wish life came with a handbook on how to do it right? Me too. Instead, society expects you to know how to manage feelings of despair, fear, guilt, anxiety, isolation, trauma, hopelessness, and doubt while also dealing with family, friends, relationships, careers, health, and social norms. It’s easy for mental health to take a backseat when you're trying to focus on everything else. You want to move towards the life that you want, and you realize that you need some help getting there. Keep going. You got this. You just need a safe, supportive place to be who you are and work some things out that may be holding you back.
My goal: your being the most you can be in a life you can embrace, celebrate and be at peace with. To this process, I bring my knowledge, skill, respect and humanity, offering understanding, validation, support, and therapeutic interventions geared to increasing your self-awareness, and helping you find new and more rewarding ways of meeting the challenges and opportunities of life, as well as recovering from its assaults. Call and let's talk.
Bringing a careful, curious & compassionate attention to ourselves and our present situation is often the first step in any journey of healing or self-discovery. In our work together, I will encourage you to join me in a non-judging, non-blaming attitude of curiosity towards yourself, your past and current experiences and relationships, and whatever comes forward during our meetings together. For me, this curiosity includes elements of deep respect for what is known and not known about what shapes our sense of who we are and what drives our moods and behaviors.
I see people with depression, anxiety, compulsive behaviors as well as traumatic histories and losses. Together, we will work to gain a deep understanding of your early and lifelong relationships, in which your struggles were formed. Additionally, I ask about how social, economic, gendered and racial issues frame your pain. I integrate a basic psycho-dynamic understanding integrated with trauma techniques, body work, hypnosis and cognitive behavioral work in individual and group therapy. Group therapy adds another layer of healing possibility through the camaraderie, clarity and empathy groups provide.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, depression, and anxiety. I know that going to therapy can be a difficult and challenging experience, and therefore hope to make this experience as compassionate and comforting as possible.
For over 30 years I have worked with individuals and their families to assist them in feeling better about themselves and their lives. My specialty includes working with individuals who struggle with depression, past trauma and loss and bereavement. I work with families to hep them to improve their communication and relationship. A large part of my work with families has been with adolescents and their parents. I have extensive experience working in the Jewish and orthodox Jewish community. I am available to work with you and help you to make the changes you want to make in your life.
You are making an important decision right now. You're struggling and you need an EXPERT to help you. We are six expert CBT clinicians who have over 100 years of combined clinical and research experience. We see individuals, couples and families and use only evidence-based practices. We will use a combination of clinical assessment and interview to develop the most effective treatment plan for you to meet your goals and reduce your suffering. We approach treatment in a respectful, collaborative fashion. "We work together on what matters to you."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, (EMDR, EFcT, SexEtc)
Self esteem in the dumps? Moods driving you "nuts"? Arguments, bickering and frustration in your relationships? Sex an "issue"? Whatever you are struggling with; relationships, anxiety, depression, women's issues, men's issues, teenagers, I will work with you to help you and those you love, feel better and function better. I will listen carefully to your story and work with you to recognize and change patterns of behaving and feeling that lead to difficulties. I offer you empathy and understanding and my depth and breadth of life and educational experience. We will work together to meet your goals.
Social Work Supervisors, LLC (SWS) is a group practice led by Stephanie Field, LCSW, LCADC and Barbara Gelfand, LCSW. In addition to psychotherapy services, we provide clinical supervision for all levels of Licensed Social Workers and Professional Counselors. Whether you are new to the field and need your clinical hours for Board licensure, or an established therapist in private practice, we offer both individual and group clinical supervision throughout New Jersey. We also have opportunities for therapists who wish to work within our group practice.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Highland Park 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 Highland Park 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 Highland Park, or Child Psychologists in Highland Park.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Highland Park 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 Highland Park 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.