Strength-Based Therapists in Hopewell, NJ

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David Krauss
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
I have over 30 years of experience working with children, adolescents and their families, as well as individual adults, in independent practice, school and hospital settings. While I work with patients presenting with a wide range of issues and concerns I specialize in working with neurologically or developmentally 'atypical' children and adolescents - ADHD, learning disabilities, autism spectrum, etc. I often work with those neurodevelopmentally atypical children, adolescent and young adults who don't easily fit into these kinds of standard diagnostic categories. I look for and develop strengths, resiliencies and resources.
(609) 552-0730
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Hopewell, NJ 08525
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Maggie Furniss
Counselor, EdS, LPC, BCC
Verified
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Crisis have a way of revealing long running problems and often, our complacency about them. Most of us have an ability to tolerate and live with uncomfortable situations as long as we have a chance to escape or blow off steam sometimes. The pandemic took away those options and we are asked to consider what is essential to our life, on a deeply personal level, in relationships, in society at large, and globally. My goal is to help you explore this current opportunity we are presented with and to find a path forward.
(609) 337-3649
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Hopewell, NJ 08525
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Dorie Marcus Agarwal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEAP
Verified
Verified
Do you feel confused in your current situation, have unhealthy patterns of behavior, or troubled relationships? The first step of successful therapy begins with a genuine, respectful and empathetic connection between therapist and client. I am warm and personable, and strive to create a safe, supportive environment with each person. We will work together to create an individualized treatment plan. The goal will be to help you acquire healthier coping skills, develop increased self-awareness, and improve overall mental health and well-being.
(646) 246-1332
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Hopewell, NJ 08525
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Kristy Fox-Berman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
'Be smart enough to know when you need help and brave enough to ask for it.' This quote describes you! I will work collaboratively with you to help you to empower yourself to lead a more fulfilling life and make the changes necessary to do so. The key to getting what you want starts with a healthy and reality-based self-esteem. I have great success at helping people cast- off their distorted core beliefs and see themselves for the valued and unique individuals they are. I am direct, honest, and genuine with my clients and am often told this is helpful and motivating.
(908) 341-1772
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Kate Bachus Ware
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
As a therapist I work with children, adolescents, adults and their families to improve relationships and decrease family stress. My goal is to leave people with strategies, communication skills, and ways of thinking that can be transferred from the therapy room to everyday life - to parenting, friendships, family dynamics, and just enjoying each moment.
(609) 751-5879
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Hopewell, NJ 08525
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Mark R Dell
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
After some thorough reconsideration of the current socio-cultural landscape, I have decided to focus my efforts on those disillusioned, displaced, and depressed young adults who struggle with three attributes that are necessary (if not imperative) to live a fulfilling life: Self-reliance, Self-sufficiency, and Self-governance. I believe that the facilitation of these realistic, accountable, and disciplined attributes will only create a much more valuable and enlightening existence.
(609) 439-4175
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Village Counseling Services
DO, PhD, DrNP, LCSW, LPC
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Village Counseling Services is a professional group that provides support services to the independently licensed psychologists, psychotherapists and board-certified psychiatrists, who have been providing client-centered, evidence-based treatment to the greater Lawrenceville/Princeton community since 1996.
(609) 496-5354
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Allison Hurwitz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSW, MA, ATR
Verified
2 Endorsed
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2 Endorsed
When it comes to therapy, I believe that one size does not fit all. I incorporate a variety of treatment approaches that are tailored to each client's unique needs and experiences. We work collaboratively on goals that best reflect your personality, strengths and challenges. Research has shown that a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation of successful therapy. I strive to provide a warm, safe and non-judgmental space where clients feel both seen and heard. I have particular expertise in helping clients to navigate life with chronic illness, from adjusting to a new diagnosis to grieving losses to caring for a loved one.
(917) 722-6810
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Hopewell, NJ 08525
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Caroline Swantkoski
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
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I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. I specialize in issues related to behavioral issues, family conflict, relationship problems, marital discord, intimacy issues, parenting issues, life transitions/adjustments, stress, trauma, depression, and anxiety. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, couples/marital, and family therapy.
(609) 957-6770
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Lauren Muniz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
*Telehealth only.* I want to acknowledge your courage in taking steps towards improving your mental health and wellbeing. You may have found yourself here because you are seeking something - maybe relief from emotional pain, clarity of your goals, or support during a difficult time. Perhaps you are stressed by the demands of work or school, or are having difficulty coping with the uncertainty and drastic changes in the world. Maybe you are noticing that difficult feelings like anxiety or sadness are becoming more constant fixtures in your life. I want you to know that whatever your "mountain" is, you don't have to climb it alone.
(856) 259-1443
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Julia A. Little
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
There are times in life we all need someone to talk to. Whether you struggle with anxiety or depression or are trying to cope with a recent change or loss, no concern is too big to work through together. I will provide a safe, comfortable, private space for you to unload your worries, untangle your conflicts, and plan and dream for your future. Most importantly, I will listen to you, respect you, and care about you. I look forward to hearing your story, and helping you craft the next chapter.
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Larissa DiNatale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
Larissa received a master's degree from Rutgers University & is currently a licensed clinical social worker with experience working with various populations in NJ & MD. She has experience working with children, teens, and various stages of adults. Although Larissa has worked with many different ages and mental health needs, her work has focused on addictions and eating disorders in young adults. Larissa completed the ACT certificate program at Rutgers University and is currently awaiting approval for LCADC licensure.Larissa has experience in DBT, trauma-informed approach, SELF, CBT, mindfulness, grief, and Motivational Interviewing.
(609) 357-0834
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Hopewell, NJ 08525
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Katie Lucas
Counselor, MA, LAC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I enjoy working holistically with individuals, from children to older adults, as well as couples/relationships to enhance communication skills and deepen connections. I utilize mindfulness, attachment, and self-compassionate approaches and find a great deal of benefit from incorporating creative interventions, such as the use of art and horticultural therapies. I come to Mindful Therapy Center with prior experience as an early childhood environmental educator and a nonprofit fundraiser, roles which have enriched my empathy, creative thinking, and motivation to serve the wider community.
(856) 658-1469
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Hopewell, NJ 08525
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Marc Celentana
Psychologist, PhD, PCC
Verified
Verified
Greetings ! If you would like to learn about my background and services, I encourage you to read on. Possessing over 20 years of clinical experience in the prevention, diagnosing, and treatment of behavioral health conditions for a broad range of presenting issues, I now focus care on two specific client populations: 1. high achieving and motivated late adolescents/young adults (age 16 through 25); and, 2. business professionals.
(609) 312-5897
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Claire R Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
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Have you been thinking about therapy for a while, wondering if it's right for you? Are you looking for change in your life? These are questions which we may ask ourselves. I enjoy working with clients who are interested in change, increasing self-awareness, identifying patterns of thoughts and behaviors that have shaped their lives and then trying to reconfigure these in positive, grow-oriented ways. While I have worked with clients of all ages, across the lifespan, I do have deeper experience working with college and post-collegiate aged adults, new mothers, and anyone dealing with life transitions.
(609) 375-0611
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Hopewell, NJ 08525
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Jacqueline L. Franciscus
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am passionate about providing quality, professional therapy to all clients. I wholly embrace the privilege to support and empower my clients as they overcome challenges and make positive changes, cultivating hope, resilience, and overall wellness. I provide support to children of all ages, adolescents, and adults. In addition to working well with school-aged children, I particularly enjoy working with young adults transitioning from adolescence into adulthood. I am also experienced in supporting new mothers and/or those coping with postpartum issues.
(609) 245-6999
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Hopewell, NJ 08525
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Christine M Ruth
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling stuck in a difficult circumstance or a relational conflict? Do you find yourself limited by fear, anxiety, lack of motivation or clarity? Are you discerning whether or not to stay in a current relationship? This can be a painful space. I believe we all have access to deep, still waters within us that can guide and direct us to deeper peace and clarity. Sometimes, we struggle to access that "knowing part" of us. I have 20 years of helping guide men, women, couples, adolescents and families gain skills and find deeper, more peaceful waters in seasons of grief, anxiety, depression, divorce & couple's conflict.
(609) 293-2326
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Hopewell, NJ 08525
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Phil Lane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
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I am a passionate and devoted advocate for mental health. After studying English at the undergraduate level, I received my master’s degree in social work. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I aim to help clients through challenges and always approach therapy and the therapeutic relationship from a position of empathy and understanding. I believe that all clients have a unique life story and that it is within this story that healing begins. Using a client-centered approach, my goal is to be a fellow traveler with the client through whatever unique challenges or problems present themselves.
(908) 402-1026
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Hopewell, NJ 08525

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Anne Spencer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I practice from a strength-based mindset with emphasis on fostering resilience, skill implementation, and self-compassion within a collaborative, supportive, non-judgmental environment.
Counseling is available for individuals faced with the challenges of depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship challenges, and difficulties regulating emotions. I am a New Jersey and Pennsylvania licensed counselor with almost a decade of experience in the mental health community. I began my career as a high school history teacher, after graduating from Kutztown University, with a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education. I then earned my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health from Rider University, with a concentration in adolescent and young adult mental health.
(609) 795-7758
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Lawrence Township, NJ 08648
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Heather Chelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Congratulations on taking the first step to bettering your life by looking for a therapist! I believe therapy is an opportunity for those who are committed to improving their well being, life and moods. Life is busy and filled with distraction; everyone owes it to themselves to join with me on a supportive therapeutic journey leading to understanding, growth, change and happiness. This self-journey will enlighten you to identify supports and resources, learn healthy coping skills and decrease defeating symptomatology in a non-judgmental and compassionate environment.
(609) 496-5604
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Princeton, NJ 08540
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Strength-Based Therapists

How does strength-based therapy work?

During strength-based therapy sessions, the therapist will ask about an individual’s experiences of stress, pain, or trauma with the goal of orienting the client to view themselves as a survivor rather than a victim, and focusing on their strengths rather than on their weaknesses. In framing a client’s personal narrative along these lines, the therapist and client work together to identify existing skills that can be harnessed.

Is strength-based therapy evidence-based?

Strength-based therapy is an evidence-based treatment that has been studied extensively and shown to be effective across domains. The treatment has been found to be particularly effective in helping individuals who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and other mental health concerns. Strength-based therapy has been used by therapists to help clients for more than 60 years.

How long does strength-based therapy last?

There’s no precise timeline for strength-based therapy. The duration of treatment depends on the individual’s specific needs and goals and the severity of their concerns. Some individuals may find they achieve their therapeutic goals quickly, while others might benefit from ongoing support and guidance in order to continue progressing.

How effective is strength-based therapy?

Clinical research and decades of practice have shown strength-based therapy to be an effective treatment to improve mental health and well-being for many conditions. The treatment can engender a sense of connection and collaboration between the therapist and the individual, fostering a positive therapeutic relationship. For individuals with narcissistic tendencies, strength-based therapy may be less effective, as the focus on the individual’s strengths may undermine the work needed to honestly assess the challenges the individual faces.