Child Therapists in Highland Park, NJ

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Perspectives Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Services are provided to children , adolescents, & adults (8-65yrs).
Are you or your loved one experiencing difficulty managing emotions, chaotic relationships, impulsivity, or ineffective/high risk behaviors? Have other treatments been unsuccessful? Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidenced based treatment designed to help you gain control of your life and adopt healthy and balanced thinking/behaviors. Individuals will gain greater awareness of self, ability to manage emotions, improve relationships, and build a life worth living. Skills focus in areas including mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, dialectics, and interpersonal effectiveness. Also included in your treatment is phone coaching to assist you outside of session.
(732) 831-7534 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Janet Chiorello-Ellis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I'am a clinician with more than 20 years of experience assisting children and adults with many of life's challenges. I look forward to providing a safe, gentle and genuine place for you to address your anxiety, depression and interpersonal issues. You will identify ways to solve the problems you face and develop the motivation and energy you need to reach your goals in every area of your life.
(732) 831-7616 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Shimon Parnes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
I enjoy working with children , teens and young adults to establish a sense of calm, heightened self-awareness and genuine understanding of our own thinking patterns.
Have you ever felt your interactions with others do not represent your true self? Do you often feel misunderstood? Do you lack emotional energy or avoid uncomfortable situations? Are you often triggered but lack self-awareness to understand the source of your feelings? Perhaps you are a teen or young adult wondering how your feelings and emotional intelligence will affect your life.
(732) 314-7492 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Eleanor Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
As a social worker with more than 20 years of experience working with older children , adolescents, adults and families I provide a safe, warm and non-judgmental environment in which to build a strong therapeutic relationship.
Sometimes we come to a point in life when our challenges become so overwhelming that change is the only solution. Knowing where or how to start can be a challenge in itself. In a respectful and caring way, I will work with you to look at the areas of discomfort in processing feelings, communicating with those around you and in important relationships. The key to positive change and a more peaceful life can be having someone to listen and to guide you to recognizing the solutions already inside of you. Together we will explore and build skills to make coping with life challenges more manageable.
(848) 206-1422 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Naomi Pickholtz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I have extensive experience working with children , adolescents, and adults.
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.
(732) 217-7497 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Elinor Bashe
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I help parents work with schools, advocate for their children and understand accomodations that might benefit their child .
Have you ever said: "No one ever taught me how to be a parent or spouse?" Perhaps navigating the relationships at work is posing a challenge. I help clients look at patterns of communication and behaviors that aren't working and help them understand their origins. Together, we develop an understanding of what is causing the difficulties so that we may address them successfully. I've been a psychologist for 25 years, helping clients enhance their relationships with family members, friends and colleagues. While much of my work is with adults, I am also a child psychologist.
(732) 333-8625 x2 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Hilary Chaya Drucker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ACSW
Verified
I focus on helping clients of all ages and backgrounds heal their pain, overcome their challenges, develop their strengths, resources and resilience and accomplish their goals. I provide a positive, integrative, comprehensive approach, treating a broad range of mood, behavioral and relationship challenges. I have 30 years experience with children and adults in individual, couples, family and parent/ child modalities.
(732) 943-0496 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Institute for Personal Growth -Transgender Svc
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
We can help you or your child explore their gender.
At IPG, we are proud pioneers in gender affirming psychotherapy for transgender and gender nonconforming people. We view gender diversity as normal, not a mental illness. We're more experienced than any other practice in New Jersey, with 800+ trans clients and 30+ years of experience. We were recently awarded a PROUD Award recognizing our decades of work with and dedication to the transgender community. At all three of our locations (Highland Park, Jersey City, and Freehold) we have skilled gender specialists who work with trans and GNC adults, adolescents, and children as young as three. Why consult anyone less than an expert?
(866) 396-5190 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Kenneth Marcus Lipman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CH, ACS
Verified
I have been in practice for over 30 years, working with couples, individuals, children and families. I use many therapeutic tools depending on my clients' individual needs. These include: helping clients look at the negative things they tell themselves; discover how their problem(s) arose, which often ends a cycle of shame and self-blame; learn the interpersonal skills they lack and then devise homework assignments to practice new skills. I often use hypnosis to address issues on a deeper level than our conscious will. Finally I help my couples and families to understand and change destructive patterns of interaction.
(908) 420-0897 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Amy DeLuca Litkey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Through the use of art/play therapy, I work with children to help them express their feelings in healthy ways and provide skills to reduce anxiety, depression, social difficulties, and conflict.
Feeling understood is an important aspect of personal development and life satisfaction at any age. As a Columbia University trained therapist, I provide a warm and nurturing environment where children , adolescents, and adults feel supported and are better able to understand and manage their emotions and behavior. I offer a safe place for individuals to process and cope with transition and challenges such as relationship concerns, divorce, grief, and traumatic experiences. My passion is helping women, young adults and children meet their individualized therapeutic goals and live their lives to the fullest potential.
(848) 216-0871 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Tammy Dorff
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I have a diverse practice in which I work with adults, children , adolescents and couples who are struggling with a variety of different issues. These include depression, anxiety/panic attacks, relationship problems, school and behavioral issues, parenting challenges, ADHD, low self-esteem, stress, sexual orientation and gender identity concerns, struggles with spirituality, self-injurious behavior, adoption, dealing with medical problems, grief and loss, trauma, and coping with divorce and its aftermath. My ideal client is one who wants help and is feeling ready to do the work necessary to improve and enrich his or her life.
(732) 201-2138 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Michelle Kessous
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I am a firm believer in encouraging positivity, bolstering self-efficacy, and cultivating independence in others. My typical client is a child , adolescent, or young adult (age 3 to 29) who may be struggling academically, socially, or with developing effective emotional coping skills. Often, the individuals I see have difficulty with attention, concentration, organization, and with meeting the daily demands required of them at school. I also offer much support to parents who may be frustrated with their attempts at connecting with their kids and who are in need of guidance relating to discipline techniques and behavior management.
(732) 412-6925 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Ryo Maruyama
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
For many children and teenagers, it’s difficult to talk about feelings and disappointments.  In psychotherapy, they learn to identify and express their emotions verbally or through the way they play, to gain insight into how their behaviors are affected by their feelings.  The increased awareness of their emotions in response to life events will help to build confidence that they can cope with whatever life brings their way.  ​ Psychotherapy can help patients cope with Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, School Refusal, Anger, Resentment, Phobias, Social Isolation, Bullying, and Family Conflict. 
(848) 444-1148 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Alyson Rentrop
Licensed Social Worker, MSW, LSW
Verified
I am a clinically trained, psychodynamically-oriented psychotherapist. I received my Master’s in Social Work with an area of emphasis in mental and behavioral health from Rutgers University. I have provided psychotherapeutic services to children , adolescents, and adults in inpatient, outpatient, and school settings. These professional experiences have allowed me to work with clients from different backgrounds, belief systems, and orientations and to better understand the unique and shared experiences that are part of the human condition.
(732) 517-3952 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Institute for Personal Growth
Psychologist, LCSW
Verified
Here at IPG, we know it's the connection between therapist and client that is most important. We have around 30 therapists through 3 offices in Freehold, Highland Park, and Jersey City. Since 1983 we've combined compassionate care with high-level expertise. We provide individual, family, child , and relationship counseling for problems ranging from depression to life transitions to marital strife. We also have a large group of certified sex therapists, a special focus on the LGBTQ community, services for transgender youth, therapy for those involved in BDSM and/or consensual non-monogamy, and a group for sex and pornography addicts.
(855) 906-6205 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Kathleen Bakos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
It's hard to admit needing, or accept help sometimes. Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed, lost, or inertia about self-motivated change? If you're struggling with managing anxiety or depression, infertility, adoption issues, trauma, LGBTQ, ADHD, child behavior, mariage, or impulse control I can help. I will "meet you where you are" emotionally, and together we can navigate what you are experiencing. I want to walk with you while you find mental wellness, manage stressors, obtain clarity, and gain the peace of mind that you deserve. There's much healing in being heard, understood, and taking time to process emotions.
(908) 224-5237 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Theresa Messineo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, CCTP, CCS
Verified
I work with diverse men, women, and children from a systemic point of view, helping you understand the context of where you came from, how you got to where you are now, and how to gain increased freedom to direct where you'd like to go in life.
I welcome all clients who would like to improve their well being and their family, intimate, or work relationships. I will help you gain greater insight into your behaviors and feelings so that you may ultimately make choices to live a more free, fulfilled, happy life.
(908) 386-4541 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Donna Wolfskehl Distefano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
If painful experiences were met with confusing or anxious responses from others or described in manners that did not respond to emotional needs, then a child or individual would likely cope with difficulties by disconnecting from the threatening emotional meanings. We need another at times, or search for a healing process. If you have been struggling with strong feelings or a particular situation, it is time to get help. You can find the way through fears, loss or other struggles. I am here to support you through your struggles, through personal hardships, finding truths or make sense of confusion in your mind or life.
(732) 204-6462 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Jerry Floersch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LCSW, LSCSW
Verified
I see individuals and couples in psychotherapy and group therapy ( children , adolescents, and adults) for a wide range of symptoms, relationship struggles, and everyday struggles with feelings of anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I am a tenured professor, conduct research, and teach courses on mental health practice with children and adults. See our private practice website for links to my professional vitae, list of publications, and books on Oxford University Press, Columbia University Press and Routledge Press. For a detailed video describing my practice, go to the Triangle Psychotherapy website.
(216) 609-3992 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Sueli S Petry
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Not everyone has the same approach to life's problems such as grief, loss, bereavement, illness and stress, nor to the typical challenges of family relationships. The context of culture, ethnicity, race, gender, class, sexual orientation and spiritual beliefs influence the ways in which we view the world and how the world views us. I work with children , teens, individuals, couples and families to resolve issues in a way that is sensitive to their culture and context; and together we develop solutions that are congruent with their values.
(732) 347-6157 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Highland Park, NJ provide mental health therapy to children and are experts in child development.

Every comprehensive review of therapy with children shows that all credible approaches, when performed by a competent mental health clinician, produce almost the same results. About half of all kids will get better. Of those that improve, 80% will show progress in a relatively short time, while the remaining 20% will need longer-term support.

The best child therapists in Highland Park build great relationships with the child and the parent. They also see the child's strengths and are open to hearing the child's possible solutions to the challenges the child faces. Finally, a good therapist appreciates the child's culture and is sensitive to the values of the child's community.