Emotionally Focused Therapists in Montclair, NJ

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Kelly Zanetich
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My priority is to create a trauma-informed, LGBTQ+ affirming, culturally responsive, body positive space for you to heal and grow. I provide a mindfulness, attachment, and compassion-based approach that makes and holds space for all parts of you-thoughts, emotions, body, relationships, cultural experience, and inner wisdom. I'm trained in Mindfulness-Based Contemplative Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Somatic Experiencing (SE), Emotionally-Focused Therapy ( EFT ) for couples, and Relational Psychodynamic Therapy.
(201) 335-0454
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Montclair, NJ 07042
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Melissa Tihinen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have advanced training in psychoanalysis and am certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples.
Therapy can be helpful for people in a variety of circumstances. Clients have reached out to me because they are going through a significant transition in their lives, because they are experiencing relationship challenges, or because they are having difficulty reaching their goals. Many clients also reach out because they have noticed patterns in how they relate to others that they feel are concerning.
(646) 760-8343
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Montclair, NJ 07042
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Stevette Heyliger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I've received extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, which is one of the most effective, research-based forms of therapy available.
Are you feeling alone in your relationship? Has there been a breakdown in communication, intimacy or sex? Are you having trouble healing and rebuilding trust following an affair? When our relationships don't work, we can become disheartened and lose hope. When connection is lost, it jeopardizes our sense of security. We look to our partners to be reassured, know that we matter, and find safety. Feeling alone, distressed couples enter therapy searching for hope. As therapist, I help couples heal their relationship and deepen their connection.
(973) 241-5306
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Montclair, NJ 07042
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Angela DeCandia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
EFT is backed by 25 years of research demonstrating effectiveness in helping couples and individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, illness, complicated grief and life transitions (job loss, break up, empty nest).
It can happen in any relationship. The day-to-day grind of work, school, family and other responsibilities can cause a loss of connection. What were once minor disagreements can become a source of ever-escalating conflict. Many couples find it difficult to break the cycle and get "unstuck." I can help you improve communication, regain physical intimacy, recover from and affair, understand how past experiences affect present difficulties, manage parenting / step-family challenges, build trust, prevent a divorce and get a good start with premarital counseling.
(973) 828-0703
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Montclair, NJ 07042
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Faith Dunkel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
I have undergone post-graduate training in Psychodynamic, Emotionally Focused , Internal Family Systems, and Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy.
Every day we make choices, big and small. In doing so, we create our ever-unfolding life story. I work with my clients to better understand what their unique "storyline" has been about; how their "script" originally got written; and how their present life challenges can be opportunities for discovering hidden strengths. These strengths are important, as they will serve my clients very well in their next life chapter.
(973) 821-4803
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Montclair, NJ 07042
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Alein Haddad-Perez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR, SE, NJ, NY
Verified
Verified
My advanced training in EMDR, SE, and EFT for Couples allow me to personalize the treatment plan to the client's unique needs.
Have you been in therapy for some time yet still feel stuck? Do you find yourself feeling disconnected from your body, your feelings, or the people you love? I believe that everyone has the capacity to live a happy and a fulfilling life, and I can help you get there. Regardless of how long you’ve been battling anxiety, depression, relational problems, trauma, or issues of self-esteem, I will accompany you in your healing journey with compassion and acceptance. As a trauma informed therapist, I rely on my knowledge of the neurobiology of trauma, Polyvagal , structural dissociation, and attachment theory to guide my interventions.
(862) 292-4844
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Montclair, NJ 07042
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Andrea Rawicz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am an EFT -trained couples therapist (attachment-based emotionally focused therapy), EMDR-trained, and completed an intensive internship in Structural Family Therapy.
"I can, I'm capable, I have the capacity." My goal is to help you recognize these truths and use your strengths to improve your ability to cope with the difficulties you are going through. I view therapy as a collaborative process. Through our relationship, I will learn about your strengths and challenges and help bring you an awareness of both. We will also work on reducing symptoms of anxiety, depression or other roadblocks that are hurting your relationships or preventing you from achieving the things you aspire to. I'm interested in helping you challenge your negative assumptions and/or limitations about yourself.
(973) 287-3402
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Montclair, NJ 07043
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Sharon Rothbart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RN, MSW, LCSW, LLC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I specialize in Emotionally Focused Therapy, and EMDR while I incorporate a multitude of therapy modalities to meet your needs.
I will assist you in identifying your strengths, and to help you flourish. I appreciate people's complexities, and will help you formulate the best way to move toward your goals. I have experience supporting clients with anxieties, panic, trauma, depression, isolation, divorce, relationship and career issues, and the grief associated with illness or loss. I am an avid LGBTQ supporter and have a deep commitment to human rights and exploring the gender spectrum as part of a healthy journey in life. I also help parents understand, support and accept children who are in the process of questioning their gender.
(973) 888-1125
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Montclair, NJ 07042
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Stacia Thiel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW NJ, LCSW NY
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work in a therapeutically collaborative way utilizing my experience in psychotherapy, structural family therapy and trauma therapy while integrating my work and training in: Hypnotherapy, EMDR, Mindfulness, CBT, EFT , Yogic Studies, and the Creative Arts.
Whether you seek individual, couples or family therapy I believe the challenges and struggles we face can be a doorway toward personal growth and the peace of mind that accompanies a deeper understanding of ourselves and others. I offer a client centered approach to treatment with a focus on client strengths and our innate ability as human beings to heal, connect and find wholeness. Whether you are looking for support with a current issue, wish to work through experiences of the past, or you are feeling stuck and seek more meaning and purpose, we will work together through an integrative approach to assist you in meeting your goals.
(973) 221-9026
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Montclair, NJ 07042
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Amy Edelstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEDS, PMH-C
Verified
Verified
I integrate several modalities into treatment such as EMDR, EFT , Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic, and Mindfulness practices.
*I am not accepting new clients* I work with adolescents, adults, couples and families struggling with overwhelming feelings, infertility, pregnancy/postpartum issues, disordered eating/body image, trauma, anxiety, depression or general life obstacles. I believe that the way you view yourself, your relationships with others, and the world is a gateway to the therapeutic experience. My clients would describe my warmth, compassion, use of humor and realism as a recipe for connection and safety within our relationship. I am an active participant during sessions and willing to be vulnerable to move my client to a place of change.
(551) 239-1603
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Montclair, NJ 07042
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Dov Krakowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am trained in Emotion-Focused Therapy ( EFT ) which has decades of research supporting its effectiveness and power in helping couples and families find their way back to close, loving relationships.
It can happen to even the best of relationships. You find yourself getting frustrated with your partner or getting stuck in endless loops of negative interactions. You wish you could recapture the intimacy and connection you once had or know that your relationship been knocked off-course by crisis or life stress. Secure connection and a revitalized relationship is possible. 
(845) 245-6216
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Montclair, NJ 07042
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Amy Palfrey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have extensive training in a variety of treatment modalities, including CBT, ACT, EFT , and mindfulness-based strategies.
Many of my clients come into treatment with clear goals, such as finding ways to cope with anxiety, improving the quality of their relationships, or shifting their patterns of disordered eating, whereas others may be less sure of their goals but know that something feels "off" in their life. Our work will start with a thorough assessment and exploratory goal setting to help identify our focus areas. We will then work collaboratively to identify interventions that are most effective for them, such as learning targeted coping skills, identifying and shifting interpersonal patterns, or increasing insight into thoughts and emotions.
(973) 576-5554
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Montclair, NJ 07042
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Robin S. Shimel, LCSW, Psychotherapy Svcs, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Incorporating a mindfulness based approach to Psychodynamic, Imago, EFT and CBT therapies enhances the effectiveness of the work.
With over 30 years of clinical experience, my enthusiasm for my work has only grown. I view my role as a facilitator, helping people discover individual strengths while becoming accepting and respectful of vulnerabilities. Learning healthy ways to survive major life crises and/or chronic conditions is also a focus. I teach effective communication skills to increase understanding and respect for differences while enhancing growth in connection. If asked about my greatest asset as a therapist, it is my ability to "listen," and to provide a safe place for exploration and resolution.
(973) 453-4637
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Montclair, NJ 07042
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Not accepting new clients
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Dana Gamallo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Welcome! If you are here, then you have taken an important first step in prioritizing your mental health. When everything feels like a hot mess (and the last two years certainly have been), it can be overwhelming to know where to start taking better care of yourself. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space that allows for us to explore the reasons you are feeling stuck as well as uncovering your inner resilience. I draw from different treatment modalities that are rooted in both somatic and cognitive approaches including CBT, EMDR, mindfulness, EFT , and DBT. I have been practicing for 15+ years with individuals & families.
(503) 832-6260
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Montclair, NJ 07042
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Mario Dartayet-Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CSAT, CPTT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dartayet-Rodriguez has trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Mario Dartayet- Rodriguez holds an M.S.W from New York University. He is a New York State Licensed Master Social Worker and a New Jersey Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Mr. Dartayet-Rodriguez is a Certified Sex Addictions Therapist (CSAT) and is graduate of the Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions Program at the William Alanson White Institute.
(973) 355-6293
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Meryl Weinman Dorf
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I offer Individual psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and couples counseling from a variety of perspectives, including psychodynamic and EFT .
If you are struggling with feelings of depression, relationship issues, marital stress, job loss, anxiety, or other life challenges, feel free to contact me. I am a warm, respectful, experienced clinician who brings 30+ years of practice in consulting confidentially with a wide variety of people. You will find me to be open and caring and my office a safe and inviting place to talk. I am most effective with people who are thoughtful and willing to look inside themselves.
(862) 324-7025
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Montclair, NJ 07042
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LaTasha Davis-Hodges
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, improving self-esteem, and various other issues that lead to life struggles. I work to improve relationship issues, family conflict, and life changes with teens, adults, & couples.I utilize a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)and Emotionally Focused Therapy to make therapy a safe space to spark the healing you long for.
(908) 341-1183
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Wellness Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PhD
Verified
Verified
Looking for a change in your life? Are you having anxious thoughts more regularly and feeling down more often? Therapy can help change your thought patterns and help you develop more positive ways to cope. Our practice offers in-person sessions and Telehealth. Our practice works with all ages from children, teens, college students and adults. We also have an APN Nurse on staff if medication management is needed.
(973) 604-8607
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Montclair, NJ 07042
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Robert Brett Fechner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Whether therapy is something you feel you need, something you want, or something your parents are making you do, understanding your deeper self is never a bad choice. But it can be a challenging one. I honor any person willing or wanting to embark on that adventure, and focus on helping my clients to identify, understand, and explore the aspects of their lives and their selves that feel stuck, painful, or not quite where they want them to be. I firmly believe that depth of understanding, emotional awareness, and rejuvenated coping skills are the foundations of progress, confidence, and success.
(973) 828-0472
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Montclair, NJ 07043
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Adam Torrisi
LSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
I am an empathetic and practical therapist who helps adults and adolescents address anxiety, depression, stress, career and sports performance issues, and relationship issues in a thoughtful, emotionally sensitive, and logical way. I work to establish a strong and supportive therapeutic partnership to help clients better understand themselves and the experiences they are going through, and develop a skill set to address current and future challenges. My work as a therapist is informed by my 20 years of experience in the education field as a teacher and principal and as an athletic coach at the college, high school and club level.
(973) 949-0982
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Montclair, NJ 07042
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Emotionally Focused Therapists

Who is emotionally focused therapy for?

Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) is for couples who are emotionally distressed, stuck in an unsatisfying relationship pattern or feeling deeply alienated. They may even believe the relationship is beyond repair. Very often, the partners display intense anger, fear, grief, loss of trust, or a sense of betrayal in the relationship. In addition, EFT is helpful to couples and individuals who have difficulty expressing emotions and those who have trouble regulating emotions.

Why do people need emotionally focused therapy?

People need emotionally focused therapy because the need for others is built into the brain, but the pressures of daily life can erode feelings of love, and couples often do not have the skills to find their way back to the comfort of each other. Instead, they may be stuck in repetitive patterns of anger, fear, grief, loss of trust, or a sense of betrayal. Emotionally focused therapy regards such strong negative feelings as expressions of protest over the loss of connection and turns them into pathways of reconnection.

What happens in emotionally focused therapy?

Over the course of eight to 20 weekly sessions, couples de-escalate their negative emotional reactivity to one another so that they can listen to each other and be responsive to each other’s needs. Then the deep emotional and physical bond is restored, giving partners a sense of comfort and security, which they can use to solve whatever problems come their way. The therapist plays an active role, helping partners understand how anger and withdrawal are actually misguided cries for connection.

What problems does emotionally focused therapy treat?

EFT is designed to help couples stuck in dysfunctional relationship patterns regain closeness and rebuild their relationship. Typically, such couples experience considerable distress, with partners feeling alienated and distrustful of one another, not certain their relationship can survive. EFT is also helpful to individuals experiencing attachment-related fears of loss; it helps them learn to use their fears as a way of eliciting the closeness they desire.