Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Palisades Park, NJ

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Stella Stempel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LSW
Verified
Verified
Getting to the core of why you think, act, and behave the way you do is the key to creating the life you want — the life you’re meant to live. If you’re someone who’s felt stuck, keeps coming back to the same destructive patterns, or has tried therapy before but didn’t gain lasting change, you have come to the right place.
(201) 584-7282
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Palisades Park, NJ 07650
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Clara Pak
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAC, LPC
Verified
Verified
I have experience working in Community-Based, Outpatient, and hospital mental health settings as a licensed professional counselor. I am currently at Eastern University for a Doctor of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy studies for a further degree. I have a passion for working with teens, adults, and older adults to assist them in developing and finding healthy coping skills when dealing with stressors, including life transitions. My areas of expertise and special interest include depression, anxiety, coping skills, interpersonal conflict, racial identity, and stress management.
(732) 896-9078
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Palisades Park, NJ 07650
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Marianela Cortes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience with clients struggling with mental health challenges, past and/or recent trauma , and in search for direction and positive change.
Therapy can be a healing and ultimately freeing journey. In my experience, it allows individuals at any age to get in touch with and learn to understand their feelings. In being able to better understand ourselves, we can better recognize not only what prevents us, but also, what allows us to have a more fulfilling life. There is no better feeling as a therapist than seeing your clients realize and embrace their inner strengths, humbling resilience, and acquire the tools to manage their struggles in healthier and more productive ways.
(201) 581-0861
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Leonia, NJ 07605
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Lorraine Antine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, SEP
Verified
Verified
Among these are: Somatic Trauma Healing, Internal Family Systems, Psychodynamic , EMDR, Emotional Freedom Technique, Hypnotherapy, Family Constellation.
Advanced Psychotherapy. If you have tried everything and nothing has been effective in relieving symptoms, a deeper approach to wellness may be the help your are seeking. Various forms of Integrative, Holistic & Energy Psychology Approaches may be what you are seeking for greater outcomes.
(201) 383-1644
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Englewood, NJ 07631
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Vicki Meyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I employ a combination of methods my clients have found very helpful in overcoming these struggles: therapeutic hypnosis & mindfulness to ease overwhelming feelings & bring out hidden strengths; focus on past trauma , abuse, & neglect so that these experiences do not interfere with the present.
Although some struggle is an inevitable part of life, there is the danger of accepting continual pain & struggle as "the way life is". This way of thinking can keep a person trapped, unable to even imagine what "better" would look like. Therapy offers a way out. For some, the traumas suffered in the past make it difficult to find happiness. Others may find themselves behaving in ways that leave them feeling worse, or once again in the same hurtful relationships. Some may be consumed with regrets about past mistakes, or filled with fear of the future, missing opportunities to live well in the present.
(646) 863-5308
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Fort Lee, NJ 07024
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Brianna Sculley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My specialty lies in the treatment of OCD, Anxiety disorders, Depression, & Trauma .
It takes courage and strength to share your personal struggles with a therapist. My goal is to help assist you in your journey of discovering ways to cope and manage your mental health with respect, kindness, and warmth. There is something truly incredible about a human being living their authentic and complete truth without feeling burdened by mental or emotional blocks.
(646) 933-8209
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Englewood, NJ 07631
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Shalin J Bhatt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Welcome to Shifa Therapy LLC, a space for healing. I offer trauma -focused psychotherapy and counseling services for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ individuals in NJ. My goal as your therapist is for you to be seen, valued, and understood as you are. No code-switching necessary. Throughout the process, I will invite you with compassion, patience, and safety so you may explore steps you can take to build new adaptations and thrive once again. At times, we may reflect upon the past to increase awareness, overcome unresolved issues, regain a sense of feeling whole, and experience more fulfillment in the present and beyond.
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Edgewater, NJ 07020
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Tony Han
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified
Verified
I work with children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of psychological and interpersonal challenges in life, such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma , life transition, relationship problems, and developmental disorders. I believe that psychotherapy is a process in which client and therapist collaborate in order to help client to improve self-understanding, overcome painful emotions, and discover new and widened perspectives about himself/herself, others, and life. I facilitate client's discovery and development of balanced and integrated personality so that he/she can transcend his/her psychological conflicts.
(917) 983-2486
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Fort Lee, NJ 07024
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BetterWay Counseling Tamara Leah Sauer-Diner LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Tamara Leah Sauer-Diner is an experienced therapist licensed in both NJ and California. Tamara tailors her approach to best suit the client and their needs and draws from a variety of evidence-based modalities such as CBT, DBT, Exposure Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy. Tamara has experience with crisis management, trauma , anxiety, eating disorders, depression, body image and relationship issues. Tamara obtained her master’s degree in Marriage And Family Therapy from Touro University Worldwide with Summa Cum Laude. Tamara accepts insurance.
(201) 817-1858
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Teaneck, NJ 07666
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Jae Cha
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I also have multiple areas of specialization, including trauma and affirmative therapy with LGBTQ+ individuals.
Many of us face challenging times in our lives, which may lead us to seek out help from others. The experiences of dissatisfaction and feeling unfulfilled may bring varying degrees of pain and sense of emptiness and loss. I provide a supportive and safe space for you to learn more about yourself and create sustainable changes in your life. My style is warm, collaborative, thoughtful, and compassionate - focused on helping you feel more empowered to move successfully through such challenges.
(646) 362-1432
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Fort Lee, NJ 07024
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Joselyn Olivares
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi my name is Joselin Reynoso, I am a bilingual licensed psychotherapist in the the state of New Jersey and pending licensure in New York. I graduated with a bachelors degree in social work from Lehman College and a Masters in social work from Fordham University in New york. I have worked with clients who have experienced depression, anxiety, PTSD and childhood trauma . I have a few years of experienced doing marriage counseling and relationship. I understand the importance of meeting clients where they're at and creating a safe and comfortable environment for them to open up and tell their story.
(201) 771-8851
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Teaneck, NJ 07666
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Lea Kobayashi-Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I work in a trauma -informed way that honors each person's uniqueness.
You deserve joy, peace and wellness. Sound Body Mind Therapy is my vision of providing a healing space that is empowering, non-pathologizing and non-judgmental. It is a holistic psychotherapeutic approach, that is rooted in the understanding that we are all natural healers. The goal of therapy is to empower you to set into motion your own inner healing ability. ​
(201) 992-4702
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Teaneck, NJ 07666
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Josefina Morales Jimenez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Since I began practicing psychotherapy in 1999, I have accompanied individuals particularly experiencing difficulty with life stress, process of acculturation, depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, issues stemming from childhood, as well as recent or unresolved trauma / PTSD . For individuals interested, I am able to incorporate as well as spiritual components into the psychotherapy treatment. I am trained in the use of (EMDR) Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing.
(201) 681-5930
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Teaneck, NJ 07666
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Elizabeth J Greenlee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I help people access their potential. By empowering and supporting you, you will find freedom from the pain of old wounds, recovery from trauma and gain new ways of coping and relating. Central to this work will be the relationship between therapist and client, which evolves within a safe and compassionate space, within which you will find the courage to explore your concerns without feeling pushed or pathologized.
(973) 529-8058
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Edgewater, NJ 07020
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Nygera S Pierson-Mutis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a clinician, the foundation of my work is based on developing a relationship, providing empathy, forming a pathway for open communication, and remaining non-judgmental while creating a safe and comfortable environment. Utilizing a culturally competent lens I understand that each client is unique and deserves the most effective treatment for his/her individual needs. By utilizing a trauma informed perspective I am dedicated to improving the quality of life for those seeking assistance.
(973) 381-1261
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Fort Lee, NJ 07024
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Solomon Barry
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I have specialty training in treatment for recovering from trauma /abuse.
So many of us have extraordinary potential. If you have come across my profile, you may be hoping to maximize your own potential, or that of someone you love and care about. I am a licensed clinical psychologist, and I work with individuals of all ages. I help people gain insight into themselves and change for the better. It can be difficult to reach out for help. Hopefully, this can be your first step in improving your emotional health and wellbeing.
(201) 977-4045
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Teaneck, NJ 07666
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Suzanne Bergmann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in sleep disorders/insomnia, trauma / PTSD and nightmares and often treat anxiety and depression.
I believe therapy should provide realistic, meaningful ways to improve your life. My style is personalized, compassionate, focused, and flexible. I am devoted to helping people reconnect to what matters most in their lives and regain the energy and focus they need to achieve their goals and ambitions. I formulate a clear idea of where therapy can go to address your concerns, and will share what to expect from each treatment option, session to session, so that the process is not vague or mysterious to you. I am currently able to provide teletherapy in New York State, New Jersey and Florida.
(844) 928-2585
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Englewood, NJ 07631
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David Mednick
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Remediation for: Anxiety/Stress, Panic Attacks; Depression, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder ( PTSD ), Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-Concussion Syndrome, Driving Phobia; Relationship Issues, Chronic Pain & Autoimmune Disorders, Assertiveness/Anger Issues, & more.
My philosophy is to work with patients on a short-term and goal-oriented manner so you can improve your functioning, comfort, and happiness as soon as possible. Every person is different, and I tailor my approach to each patient to find what works for them. I am very interactive and dynamic in my approach, and look at each individual patient (or organization) for their specific needs. I work on providing every individual patient (or business) with a useful, meaningful, and results-oriented learning experience.
(201) 597-5941
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Teaneck, NJ 07666
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Jennifer Fine McDermut
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I strive to offer a warm, supportive environment for people to explore their concerns, learn new ways of coping in the world, and to promote psychological growth and healing. While I have experience working with individuals with many different issues and diagnoses, I have specific expertise in treating those who have experienced trauma (recent or past) and those who struggle with eating/body image issues and disorders.
(201) 390-4932
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Englewood, NJ 07631
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Crystal Y Brooks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
*EVENINGS & SATURDAY AVAILABLE* The decision to begin therapy is courageous and sacred. You do not need to know what brings you to therapy, you are here and that will unfold in time. Everyone deserves to be understood. I am a compassionate ally fully present to empower, support, and guide you to growth, healing & well-being. Are you experiencing depression, anxiety/stress, or challenges with adjustment to life experiences ( trauma , work/personal, grief, bereavement, uncertainty)? Now is the time to connect. Let's collaborate to identify your needs and desires so you can begin to experience the life you desire.
(980) 414-6827
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Hackensack, NJ 07602
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Trauma and PTSD Therapists

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.