Family Healing Center is a leading provider in wellness and recovery care. We provide our clients a safe and intimate atmosphere for their emotional well-being and recovery from addiction. Please visit our website @ www.familyhealingcenternj.com
I am a Board Certified Licensed Clinical Psychologist in New Jersey, North Carolina, and New York and work as a full-time psychologist in private practice in Livingston, NJ. I received my doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Adelphi University in 2002 after having completed my pre-doctoral internship at Trinitas Hospital. I received a Master's Degree in Educational Psychology from Montclair State University in 1996. I have also been a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) in New Jersey since 2009.
It can be very hard to make that first step to seek counseling. My goal as your therapist is to make this journey fruitful for you. I hope to help you find relief through the use of practical techniques and strategies that you can implement right away.
I welcome the opportunity to work with adolescents and adults at various stages of the human-life-cycle. I often work with people who feel stifled by feelings of anxiety and panic, depleted by feelings of depression or emptiness, or reactive and out-of-control due to feelings of rage.
While these powerful feelings can be overwhelming and disruptive, they are usually signs that something essential to our vitality, body, or relationships needs to be sensitively attended to and addressed.
I provide a welcoming and confidential environment where a safe space is co-created and trust can develop over time.
As a therapist with an array of experience as a community leader, patient advocacy, spiritual counselor, mentoring and a teaming approach with over three decades of case management, program development, training and counseling children, adolescents, young adults, women and the elderly, I am sensitive to the individual needs of my clients. Promoting positive outcomes to enable growth and success as end results is my focus as a therapist. I have worked in child welfare and health care with clients/patients dealing with brain trauma to child/abuse neglect and adoption planning. I have strong skills in dealing with life issues.
I provide a safe, supportive and non- judgmental environment in which to help you deal with the challenges or difficulties you are experiencing in your life. Whether dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, parenting issues, relationship issues or a health/medical condition, we will work together to find ways to help you better deal with your situation, find healthier ways of coping and experience a more manageable and fulfilling life.
Yes, the world may be becoming more complex, but that doesn’t mean that we cannot create new habits that make our lives a bit simpler. Helping to strengthen and develop successful coping strategies to improve life situations. My passion is to ultimately empower others to manage their own lives independently. Some people struggle with rejection, anxiety, depression; others are looking for help in processing their emotions or just need an extra ear. Sometimes just talking with someone and being able to process with one who is nonjudgmental is what we all need. Let's seek clarity and meaning together.
Life brings challenges to all of us; I understand this on a personal level. I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience guiding and advocating for people who suffer from depression, anxiety and personality disorders. I've worked firsthand with terminally ill patients and provided grief counseling to their families.
My practice is built on the belief that anxiety, conflict and self doubt do not have to be an all encompassing part of anyone’s everyday life. My passion is to work with teens, couples, individual adults, and families. I utilize a cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, strength-based, solution-focused and culturally sensitive approach to counseling. I believe taking part in therapy is courageous and shows a willingness to grow and make positive change. I am continually impressed by the resilience of my clients and consider it my privilege to provide therapy.
Timothy J. O’Connell, Ph.D. is clinical psychologist and couple and family therapist. He has been a trainer in family and couple therapy at several institutions. He trained with Dr. Salvador Minuchin, M.D. and Dr. Carl Whitaker, M.D. He is also a certified Holotropic Breathworker. As such he offers bimonthly Holotropic Breathwork session. Holotropic Breathwork is an experiential form of Transpersonal Psychology. He was certified in Holotropic Breathwork by Stanislav Grof, M.D. and Christina Grof.
Dr. O’Connell has been in private practice for 30 years. Dr. O’Connell has special interests in couple and interpersonal relationships , experiential psychotherapy, meditation, Transpersonal Psychology and spirituality. He works with couples, individuals and families.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist working with adolescents and adults. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety as well as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, particularly the Purely Obsessional (Pure-O) subtype. I trained with a world renowned expert in OCD in Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy. Additionally, I am also experienced in the treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Phobias, tic disorders, Perfectionism and Posttraumatic stress disorder. My research background encompassed relationship and sexual variables related to sexual dysfunction.
Do you have a chronic case of the Sunday Scaries? Do you feel like there's not enough time in the day? Are you struggling to express how you're feeling to others? Too often, we sacrifice our own well-being & needs for the sake of others': family members, partners, children, friends or employers. Eventually, we realize this is not sustainable; it leads to tremendous burnout, anxiety, stress, & just not feeling ourselves. Through working with me, you will learn to prioritize self-care, maintain balance, recognize & honor your feelings, & how to be the best version of yourself, all while navigating the uncertainties of life.
Thirty plus years of experience utilizing psychodynamic psychotherapy in adult, marital (couples), child, and family therapy. Further training and supervision was gleaned at the Institute for Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis of N.J. Although my orientation is eclectic, I lean towards an interpersonal interactive approach with my clients, unless contraindicated. Being devoted, helpful and constructive in working together with clients to achieve whatever goals one has such as the following: relief from stress or depression, improving emotional connections & intimacy, coping with conflict, adversity, and success, & confidence building to feel hopeful and passionate about loving, working, and living life.
Currently Not Accepting New Clients. I strongly believe that everyone has a need to be heard and express themselves. As your counselor, I offer a safe, non-judgmental space for you vent and have someone to listen to. Whether you are a child or adult, I am here to assist you in doing the hard work of strengthening your ability to maneuver through life’s tough challenges.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CASAC, LCADC
I practice from a systems perspective which means I will take the time to get to know you, as well as, take the time to understand what is happening around you. This allows me to begin to understand the multiple dimensions that make you the person you are today. We will work together to explore the areas of your life you want to learn more about and potentially shift. We will also work together to set goals to make those changes possible. I am also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy).
Dr. Joshua M. Massler is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in the state of New Jersey. He received his doctorate degree from NYU Steinhardt School of Education in Applied Psychology, with a specialization in child and adolescent psychology and graduated with honors. Dr. Massler established his own private practice in 2003 and has since become one of the most sought after clinical psychologists in New Jersey and has been featured in numerous media publications. Dr. Massler is wholly committed to every child, adolescent and adult he treats and provides unparalleled attention to every patient he works with.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCADC, AMTP
Not accepting new clients- Are you feeling depressed and anxious? Are you struggling with addiction? If so, don't hesitate to call. I am both a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed clinical drug and alcohol counselor in the state of NJ. My 23 years of experience is primarily focused on treating individuals and families struggling with mental health issues (depression, anxiety, etc.) and or addiction.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC, ACS
Throughout life’s many stages, everyone faces difficult challenges which can cause us to feel anxious, depressed, angry, stuck and even defeated. As difficult as these times may be, you do not have to go through them alone. Personal growth is possible. I commend you for taking the first step by searching for a therapist that best fits your needs. Counseling services are offered for individuals in all stages of life. I use EMDR to treat PTSD, disturbing memories, complicated grief and addictions. Through a unique, individualized approach, I utilize multiple evidenced-based practices to guide you towards meeting your therapeutic goal.
The past few years have been a time of change, turmoil and transition for so many of us. Feelings can be difficult to manage and express, especially if you feel you have no one to talk to or who can offer you support without judgment . My goal is to offer you a place where you can feel free to speak openly about everything and anything you'd like to in a safe and non-judgemental way.
I am a creative arts therapist specializing in helping children and adults who are facing challenges in their lives such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and trouble with self expression. Wanting to focus on improving your life or the life of your child is a wonderful thing. You deserve to be working with someone who will really listen and understand. Making changes can be hard, but you don't have to do it alone.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Livingston 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 Livingston 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.
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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 Livingston 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.
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Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.