Building on the clinical social work model of person-in-environment, Connect Counseling & Wellness offers services designed to create a healthy mind, body and spirit. Whether its stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem or any of life's problems that impair functioning and impede happiness, we help our clients to better understand themselves and others and to implement solutions designed to feel better and become their best selves.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CGP
Do you feel overwhelmed by all the pressures of being a woman? Whether you are the supportive Mom, kind hearted friend, compassionate daughter, or hard-working professional, being a woman isn't easy. The pressure to be perfect and keep it all together causes anxiety, sleepless nights, and weight gain.
I have designed my experience to encompass a broad range of issues so that I could develop a " true family practice". This has enabled me to comfortably and knowledgebly address most concerns that I face with my clients. I also believe that a therapist should be educated in all treatment approaches and use as many as needed to address each client's concern. I believe each treatment should be " custom designed" for each client to reflect the individuality of the client and presenting problem.
All to often it is easy to become paralyzed by the stressors around us. These stressors can take the form of family conflict, work- and school-related stress, depression, anxiety, and anger. It is in these times of distress that new ways of coping, of managing ourselves and the world around us becomes most important. Together we can explore the elements of your environment and the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that have contributed to your distress and difficulty functioning. With this awareness, we will develop a treatment plan by which you can regain control and develop a life worth living.
I bring over 30 years experience working with people who struggle with anxieties, phobias, addictions and interpersonal relationships. I work with adults, both as individuals and as couples. My approach is to deal with the whole person: thoughts, feelings and spirit. Give me a call; together, we can learn new ways of behaving that can restore self-esteem and a sense of well-being. Medicare Accepted. ***PLEASE NOTE: I DO NOT HAVE REGULAR ACCESS TO EMAIL. TO CONTACT ME, PLEASE CALL (201) 822-5698. Thank you!***
Do you ever feel stuck, as if despite your efforts you feel as though you can't move forward in your life? Many things get in the way of our ability to achieve our goals. Struggles with depression, anxiety, self judgement, fear, trauma, and addiction all have a tendency to paralyze us. We often are left feeling hopeless and emotionally drained. Through therapy we allow ourselves to find solutions in areas that feel like a dead end. By exploring the barriers that stand in our way, we can build self awareness, skills and confidence to overcome any obstacle.
I graduated from Cairn University with my Masters Degree in Christian Counseling. In the past fifteen years I have worked with a diverse group of clients using a cognitive-behavioral based approach. I specialize in areas of depression, abuse, grief recovery, family dysfunction, the effects of divorce in adulthood and childhood, alcoholism, spiritual formation, and trauma. I currently provide therapy in the Middletown office. Evening and weekend appointments are available for your convenience.
Life is too short to let the everyday burdens we face create turmoil, and gain control over our emotions. Our feelings can control us or we can learn to control them. A situation, person, place, or thing only has the power to control our feelings...if we let it. It is our responsibility (and only ours) to control our feelings and behavior. Thus, we can find true contentment and serenity.
Anthony has been practicing the Art of Psychotherapy and Counseling for over 30 years . He has a Bachelors of Art degree in Psychology from Ramapo College and completed his Masters in Clinical Social Work from Rutgers University Graduate School of Social Work . He provides a Safe - Nonjudgmental Therapeutic Relationship when engaged in the treatment hour . Anthony has experience in working with Individuals , Couples and Families who are suffering from Depression, Anxiety and Grief. He provides Clinical Supervision to LSW ‘s .
Thank you for your interest in receiving mental health treatment and improving your life, relationships and overall well being. I help individuals and families overcome anxiety and depression to regain control over their lives and relationships. When we react strongly to everyday situations, we can often lose self confidence and question our ability to overcome and cope. When considering a therapist, it is important to find the right fit for you. I pride myself on being a dynamic professional that does his best to tailor a treatment plan centered around my individual clients' needs, motivations and interests.
As a therapist with over 20 years experience, I enjoy working with individuals who are actively seeking to create positive change in their lives. My approach is psychodynamic and supportive and geared to helping clients find solutions to the challenges that they are currently facing.
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS
Every client deserves to be treated with genuine compassion, kindness, and empathy. At Intentional Hearts Counseling Services, my intention is to provide you with the highest level of professional counseling in a comfortable, safe environment. As a Professional counselor, I have 15 years of experience working in an array of mental health settings. I am certified as a national counselor and an approved clinical supervisor. I received my PhD in counseling from a CACREP accredited counseling program at Barry University.
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Marriage Counselor for 30 years. I create a caring and trusting environment in which we can work together. I am an active participant in your problem-solving. I use Cognitive Behavioral therapy to help you change. I also believe strongly in Positive Psychology meaning that we recognize and enhance your strengths . I work with people who are anxious and depressed, relationship issues, and people who are experiencing loss of all kinds ( ie: death, divorce etc.). It takes courage to look at oneself, but it is worth the search.
Do you identify as LGBTQIA+? Is your relationship or family struggling? Do you have a child or family member who has recently come out? I would like to support you in looking at the concerns that are renting space in your thoughts and spirit. I can help you sort out your feelings, thoughts and choices in deciding what, if anything, you may wish to do. I am comfortable assisting with individual or couples work, child or adult, parenting, family struggles, anxiety/depression, gender identity/fluidity, polyamory/ethical non-monogamy, and/or navigating any medical or social/emotional journeys related to intersex conditions.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. I have had my own private practice in Red Bank NJ for over 20 years. Over the years I have worked with a wide variety of clients and as a domestic violence specialist I mainly work with adults dealing with relationship issues.
Relationship difficulties, setbacks at work, or changes in the family can make us feel anxious or depressed. Coping with COVID only exacerbates these issues, and we might then feel a lessened sense of control, and even lose sight of our talents and personal goals. Such times challenge us to gain greater self-understanding, as well as more effective strategies for dealing with others. Often we need to map out a new way forward.
I work with individuals and couples whose lives have been interrupted by depression, anxiety, mourning, and trauma. Psychotherapy, like pastoral care and psychoanlysis, is "soul work" - self expression in the presence of a trusted friend and guide. In this safe space of the therapeutic relationship, thoughts and feelings, dreams and fantasies, desires and fears are given voice -- loud and clear, and without judgment. Authentic verbal and emotional expression is transformative. As dysfunctional patterns of thought and behavior become clear, as shattered parts of the self are recognized and linked, a new wholeness is achieved which offers the courage to change and the joy of freedom.
As a psychologist, I appreciate the opportunity to witness peoples’ capacity for not only surviving, but also thriving in today’s complicated world. My experience over the past decade has brought me to understand the many ways a therapist’s role is akin to that of a gardener tending to a lotus. Just as the young lotus needs tender care and stillness, I provide a safe, nurturing and collaborative environment. Respecting the lotus’s need for sunlight, I approach therapy with warmth, openness and humor. As a Confucian scholar once said, “I love the lotus because while growing from mud, it is unstained.”
Negotiating change can be a daunting task for adolescents and adults alike causing significant stress. This emotional or behavioral reaction can take the form of anxiety, depressive symptoms, and/or behavioral changes. Triggers include work/school problems, moving, financial issues, relationship difficulties, family conflict, illness, or starting a new school/job. Since 2005, I have assisted countless adolescents and adults as they navigate the challenges presented to them. Utilizing psychotherapy and coaching, I work with individuals, couples, & families. My personal style is best described as warm, genuine, & understanding. My services are delivered with compassion, empathy, and a twist of humor.
The world is full of diverse individuals and families, all of which experience real and sometimes unique struggles. When looking for a therapist, you want to know they get it. I have been working and volunteering within the LGBTQ+ community for last 10 years; so I understand the need to feel safe and understood. I am skilled at providing a comfortable, judgement-free environment for us to collaborate in. I offer competent and compassionate therapy services to fit your needs and help guide your journey. My practice is guided by my beliefs in social equity, body integrity, and harm reduction.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Monmouth Beach 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 Monmouth Beach 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 Monmouth Beach, or Child Psychologists in Monmouth Beach.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Monmouth Beach 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 Monmouth Beach 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.