I have been a clinical psychologist for the past 35 years and have treated thousands of patients in a supportive and caring milieu. I employ a comprehensive, efficient and flexible approach with widely varying problems and circumstances. My approach integrates cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, sensory, imagery and biological modalities.
I believe whatever problem you may be facing is solvable. I am passionate about helping people and I have been doing it for over 30 yrs. I have worked in private practice, inpatient, partial care and outpatient settings. I am engaged in the training and supervision of therapists. I have experience in the most relevant evidenced based/best practices (cbt, dbt, MI, 12 Step/Harm Reduction, trauma informed, mindfulness ) One size does not fit all! I am compassionate, kind and non judgemental with a strong desire to help people achieve a life worth living
I believe that the ability to heal is within every person. It is my job to act as a guide to restore balance and peace one conversation at a time, as I have done for the past 29 years. No matter what is causing pain in your life, we can work together to find your path to wellness.
Let's keep it real, life can be a challenge at times! Let me assist you in navigating through it. I am a LCSW with real life experiences, that have been the catalyst for my "Keep It Real" approach to therapy. I congratulate you in making the choice to speak to a therapist and share the most important and private thoughts you have with me. I like to believe that I am the type of therapist that keeps sessions real, applicable, and relatable. Deciding to speak to a therapist is a very big decision and I am extremely honored that you would choose to do so with me.
I have been providing psychotherapy for the past 32 years to individuals and couples. I address the hurt, sadness, anger, anxiety and depression you feel and the loss of emotional contact in your important relationships. Sometimes painful loss arises from traumatic shock, and sometimes from the non-traumatic experiences of growing up. I can help you identify your needs and relieve your confusion about what is important, so that you can repair your connection with those you love. Healing is in the therapeutic relationship and the skills I can teach you that can enable you to live a freer life.
Throughout the therapeutic journey, I believe in always offering a positive regard to my clients and working compassionately alongside of them, in order for them to grow and to fulfill their own potential as individuals, while they end up valuing themselves and their lives. My name is Katarina Grimaldi and I am a Licensed Social Worker. I received my Masters in Social Work from Monmouth University in 2020 and my Bachelors in Social Work in 2019, with a concentration in clinical practice.
Life becomes stressful sometimes, and societal pressure combined with changes, expectations, and conflicts are only some of the triggers that may induce stress, insomnia, anger, sadness, further conflicts, and at times uncontrollable overwhelm. You are not alone in feeling this way. My mission as a therapist is to remind you that you are safe, and to help you receive the support you may need outside of the one you may currently have from friends, family members, and loved ones.
Life presents us with many challenges and sometimes we need help to navigate our way through them. I welcome the opportunity to work alongside you as you address whatever challenge or struggle you are facing in your life. In our sessions, I strive to provide a safe, nurturing, non-judgmental, and compassionate environment to facilitate individual growth and change. Through therapy, I work with individuals to identify their barriers, gain insight into their own life, and help them realize their full potential. The focus of our work together will be you, your life, and your goals.
I specialize in individual counseling, couples therapy, child and adolescent psychotherapy (behavior and self -esteem issues), family therapy and grief therapy. I partner with my clients to identify thinking, behavior and situations that obstruct potential and work with them to make changes toward emotional and physical well-being. I coach my clients to recognize and tap into their abilities to become active agents of change toward clarity, inner peace and full potential. I encourage my clients to embrace every challenge and celebrate every step of progress towards their goals.
In the process of recovery and avoiding relapse involves gaining new life skills and having a new vision for your future. ABDS Associates FOCUS ON YOUR FUTURE AND NOT YOUR PAST. We use different types of communication tools to help the individual maintain their sobriety. We use face to face sessions, follow-up phone calls, emails, and texting. We want to be available to motivate and support your upward changes and sobriety. If you or your family member and friends are seeking help to recover from addiction, contact us. We can help you overcome these obstacles.
Are you feeling empty, alone, detached, anxious or misunderstood? Integrative Psychotherapy can help. As an integrative psychotherapist, therapeutic inquiry begins with the assumption that I know nothing about your life experiences or how you make sense of them. Through inquiry, attunement and involvement we will discover together where you have experienced early interruptions in significant interpersonal relationships and how it has impacted your sense of self and adult life. These interruptions and misses are often experienced as depression, anxiety, compulsions, fears or agitation and often interfere with a sense of self and the development of healthy adult relationships.
The hardest part of starting therapy is taking the first leap of courage towards finding a provider. Congratulations! You did it. You took the first steps towards taking care of YOU. It takes a lot of courage to begin the process of finding a therapist, there is an immeasurable strength that comes from this endeavor. As a licensed social worker, I have worked with my clients who wanted to find answers to questions that existed within themselves and the ever-changing world around them. I love going along for the ride as my clients work to seek their truth.
Hello. I am a clinical psychologist with 30 years experience in mental health. I am also an EMDR trained therapist. My theoretical orientation is psychodynamic but my treatment approach is eclectic, as no individual is the same. I bring compassion to my work and an actively interactive style. The goal of therapy is to promote insight into unhealthy patterns of behaviors, responsible for so much of your suffering, as well as to empower you. Therapy is not about giving advice; rather it, is about providing the insight and tools you need to help you help yourself.
Extracare Health Services is an outpatient drug and alcohol counseling center offering individualized outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment for adolescents, adults and their families. Via a Cognitive/Behavioral approach to treatment, there is a strong emphasis on building self-esteem in our clients and empowering them to take effective control of their lives. Since addiction is an illness that impacts all aspects of a person's life, we provide a holistic and comprehensive treatment program that includes, individual and group counseling, family education and urine-testing. Additionally, we provide counseling for anxiety, depression, codependency, PTSD and domestic violence/anger management.
Intention is the starting point for meaningful change and psychotherapy can be the vehicle that can help you get there. Intentions for positive change involve considering both directions, the past and future. Unresolved emotional pain- the proverbial ghosts of the past- have a negative effect on well-being and can manifest in ways that limit your life whether you are suffering from depression and anxiety, addictive illness, or have relationship issues. Developing insight along with learning positive coping skills is a powerful approach to working through core emotional issues and problematic patterns that keep you stuck.
"Change is the only constant". One guarantee in life is that things change all the time & most often, we may not be prepared for those changes. Change can be scary, difficult, & overwhelming. I embrace change & I often look at it as an opportunity to learn & to grow. I enjoy helping others be more comfortable with life’s changes & I would like to help you learn more about yourself throughout the journey. Together, we will take chances in order to achieve your goals. I approach challenges with measurable interventions & solutions & I thrive working with children & families, adolescent/high school population, couples & post-partum.
I have a background which includes many years of Post-Graduate education, knowledge and experience providing mental health care to those who need help dealing with a wide range of mental health issues or concerns. Whether you desire improved and better quality relationships, need help with feelings, with issues of daily life, or with reaching your goals, I can help you gain emotional health - the ability to love, work and play as you wish.
Life can be challenging and we all have our ups and downs. At times, it can be difficult to move past what is getting in our way of our happiness in order to be our true selves. There is nothing like having an objective outsider that can truly listen in a non-judgmental way, help you to reflect on the situation and factors that may be contributing, and together come up with strategies which can allow you to move forward in a more thoughtful and meaningful way. I am here to be that person for you.
Thank you for checking out my profile! As a licensed professional counselor and previous school counselor, I understand that making the decision to seek therapy can be challenging and scary! My hope is to bring a sense of peace and excitement to your counseling journey. As the owner of Sunflower Counseling Center (SCC) I strive for a client centered approach allowing you to take treatment at your own pace.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Matawan 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 Matawan 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 Matawan, or Child Psychologists in Matawan.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Matawan 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 Matawan 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.