Teen Therapists in Paramus, NJ

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Jayne C Barrett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, C-ASWCM
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 22 years of post-graduate training in the treatment of childhood, adolescent , and adult anxiety, depression, drug/ alcohol addiction, PTSD, and ADD/ADHD. I work with the family as a unit or individually if appropriate. I am trained in play therapy and have worked extensively with school and home behaviors. My style is warm, respectful, and interactive utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), in addition to being trained in conducting Functional Behavioral Assessments and implementing school and home Behavior Intervention Plans.
(201) 654-7331
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Andrew Lerman
Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Andrew Lerman is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in NJ with experience working with adolescent and adult clients across various settings, including partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs, and private practice. Operating from the perspective that people are the experts of their own lives, Andrew supports clients to feel empowered.
(973) 381-2481
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Paramus, NJ 07652
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Mark Modoski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LCSW, LCADC, DBT-C, CAMS II
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a unique psychotherapist with an intensive treatment approach that treats a wide array of mental health disorders. We focus on resolving past and current issues/trauma, finding solutions and eliciting organic change. If we are not solving your problems, I am wasting your time. My practice goes far beyond talk therapy, we do work. We explore childhood, adolescent and other lifetime experiences that impact our psychological functioning. To permanently resolve our disorders we must revisit and resolve these thoughts, feelings and events. I utilize DBT as part of my treatment approach and we engage from the first minute we meet.
(301) 478-9172
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Paramus, NJ 07652
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Journey of Hope Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you struggling with anxiety and depression? Is life overwhelming for you right now? Is your teen throwing some curveballs at you? Are you a teen who is struggling with family, school and/or friends? Life is hard, folks. We all struggle. That struggle doesn't define you. Come sit with me and lets get you to feeling better. YOU deserve better!
(769) 227-3947
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Paramus, NJ 07653
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Ani Christine Mooney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
Verified
I have experience in a variety of settings treating the adolescent and family.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, working in the field of mental health for over 15 years. I received a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University. I hold a Post-Master’s certificate in Clinical Practice with Adolescents at New York University. I am specialized in the area of substance abuse, holding a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor certification. I have significant experience in adolescent mental health and family conflict, working with both the adolescent individually and family collectively.
(551) 295-8228
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Saadia Parvez, MPS, ATR-BC
Art Therapist, MPS, ATR-BC
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
Help your child or teen find relief from worries, sadness or behavioral difficulties. Resolve problems, increase healthy feelings and improve communication. Are you looking to find your true self? Life demands us to perform, achieve and succeed. Starting from the 1st baby steps, through school and college years all the way to finding job and raising a family, you are pressured to meet the expectations of family/society. I have worked with adults and children to connect to inner self through creative modalities to enhance potentials, heal and manage anxiety/stress. You can unblock energies releasing potential for full life.
(973) 821-3909
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The Koch Center
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Our child and adolescent services: Individual, Family, & Couples Psychotherapy, Social Skills Groups (Preschool thru High School), Psychological Assessments, School Refusal Program, Medication Evaluation, Play Therapy, Parenting Support.
The Koch Center (located in Montclair, Waldwick, Morristown, & Englewood) specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Therapy and Programs for Adults, Adolescents, Middle Schoolers, and Families. Our Intensive DBT Programs offer an opportunity to receive extensive support and expert treatment in an outpatient setting. We treat the full range of psychological issues (including Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Impulse Control Disorders, Eating Disorders, Trauma, Relationship Problems, Personality Disorders). We have a Trauma Program for adults. We also offer individual therapy from varying theoretical orientations.
(201) 730-1280
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Tamini Farah
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
She has spoken on television on the topics of adolescent depression - anxiety as well as "parenting from the inside out", a philosophy of parenting that works! Tamini is also a clinical supervisor certified through NASW.
Wildrose Psychotherapy clinicians believe the most important ingredient to achieve change, is a strong connection between the client and therapist. We are caring, empathetic and knowledgeable about interpersonal and relational issues. Your increased personal fulfillment and happiness, as well as learning how to manage your issues, are just a few of the benefits of therapy. Let's work through challenging issues such as parenting, divorce, substance abuse, negative self image, phobias and anxiety. . We are passionate about our work and look forward to working with you in a respectful environment.
(201) 257-6645
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Carole Pasahow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My extensive training and experience (certified psychoanalyst, sex therapist, hypnotherapy, somatic experiencing, EMDR) allows me to treat a wide variety of issues successfully. ( adolescent to adults). Clients with complicated problems who have been treated by other therapists unsuccessfully seek my help because of my motivational ,self -powering approach to treating clients ranging from sexual concerns (dysfunctions, abuse, infidelity, compulsive behavior, gender dysphoria), acute and post trauma stress to personality and mood disorders.
(201) 898-0960
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Rachel S McDonough
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Are you a teen or young adult who is feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, depression, or just the stress of day-to-day life? Are you having difficulty in school due to anxiety or sad thoughts? As a parent, do you want to understand your son or daughter's challenges in addition to working on having better communication as a family? I understand the pressure that young people face as they are expected to maintain good grades and socialize with peers while going through many developmental changes. Our therapy sessions can be a supportive and understanding environment for you.
(201) 571-6349
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Dalia Lightman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Specializing in issues from the teen years throughout adulthood.
As life continues to be challenging and stressful, you often wonder if it is possible to feel better. You may feel like you have tried everything or this may be your first time reaching out. You can feel better. Life doesn't have to be so painful. Imagine what it will be like to discover yourself and find new ways to manage your stressors and struggles. In my practice, issues of interpersonal distress will be discussed in a relaxed and nurturing manner in order to help you find the answers that will lead you to a more fulfilling life. Ultimately, the relationship that we build will be based on listening, empathy and understanding.
(201) 730-4093
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Mars & Venus Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DCSW, CPC
Verified
Verified
Tele-counseling available - TEANECK, Ramsey, ORADELL, Ridgewood, DENVILLE, Manhattan: Adult counseling - Couples counseling - Relationship counseling - Premarital counseling - Marriage counseling - Family counseling - Child counseling - Teen counseling - ADHD - Addiction counseling - Grief & bereavement - Pet loss therapy - Stress and anxiety - Depression - Low self-esteem - Perfectionism - Worry - Indecision - Procrastination - Phobias - Assertiveness issues - Panic - Life Coaching / Weekends available / Spanish-speaking / Most insurances welcomed / Professional and compassionate full-service counseling for over 35 years.
(201) 283-8187
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Susanne Fuhrman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Thank you for your interest in my practice, Ridgewood House of Wellness. I am a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in reproductive mental health, adolescent wellbeing, bereavement, and life transitions (parenting, relationships, health issues, professional changes, etc.). My services are centered on providing customized care that authentically celebrates your individuality while promoting growth and healing at any stage in life.
(551) 266-4835
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A Work of Heart Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Our clinicians offer a variety of therapeutic styles and modalities to address an array of issues with specialized training in perinatal mental health, child/ adolescent and family therapy, parenting needs, anxiety and mood disorders.
We all benefit from having someone in our lives who can have real, honest conversations with us where we face life's challenges with support, empathy and safety. Empowerment, transformation and healing are possible and we believe our counseling services are a partnership with our clients to meet their goals. We specialize in supporting children (6 and up), teens, parents, women/mothers and families who want to increase confidence, decrease anxiety or stress, and gain an awareness of their abilities and strengths to overcome obstacles.
(201) 801-4094
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Taylor Henzel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Through my ten years of work as a school counselor (both at the elementary and high school levels), I am equipped to handle various social, emotional, and educational concerns surrounding the childhood, adolescent , and young adult stages.
I believe that everyone deserves a safe, calm, therapeutic space to work through life’s stressors. I aim to create that space for my clients by validating their feelings and offering a new viewpoint from which to work through problems. Respect, unity, and sincerity are at the heart of the work that I do.
(201) 669-3523
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Susan Ratner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with anxiety, depression, bereavement, trauma, relationship issues, parenting issues, adolescent / young adult / LGBTQ issues and eating disorders.
Calling to make your first appointment to enter therapy takes a great deal of courage. I believe in creating a safe place for you to express yourself and to explore what brings you into therapy. I work collaboratively with my clients. We will both take an active role in the process of helping you to explore present and past dynamics and experiences in your life. In my practice I draw from a wide range of theoretical approaches and techniques studied and used throughout my years as a therapist.
(551) 231-1592
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Rachel Dobkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Today you have taken the first step in your journey towards positive change, growth, and well-being. I strive to create a genuine, safe, and supportive environment for you to engage in self-reflection and remove obstacles to realizing your goals. We will empower you to embrace and nurture your most authentic selves. I work with individuals, couples, and families across the lifespan from teen age through elder adulthood experiencing mood, trauma, adjustment, identity, relational, and developmental challenges.
(201) 508-9618
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Danielle Richardson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LAMFT, CLC
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling in your relationship/marriage or would like to strengthen it? Are you engaged and need premarital counseling? Do you have anxiety or suffering from depression? Do you need help with increasing your self-esteem/self-confidence or simply need clarity on why you're feeling emotionally overwhelmed? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, I commend you for having the courage to do so. Now is the time to work towards living a healthy-balanced life!
(551) 239-1925
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Paramus, NJ 07652
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Family Psychiatry and Therapy
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
Verified
My name is Zuleima Alzate. I was born and raised in Colombia. I am a bilingual Social Worker. Graduated from New York University in Clinical Social Work. I have provided therapy for patients with a variety of needs including depression, anxiety, anger management, Domestic Violence as well as trauma and PTSD. I have experience working with individuals of all ages, adolescents and groups.I use CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, and meditation as my main modalities of therapy. However, I consider an educational and Humanistic approach can help individuals to understand their needs better and establish tangible goals.
(551) 239-1193
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Paramus, NJ 07652
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AG Psychotherapy and Counseling Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS, DRCC
Verified
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AG Psychotherapy and Counseling Services offers quality client-centered treatment in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere. Our approach emphasizes a focus on specific issues and direct intervention while providing counseling interventions for a variety of life issues. Our practice has licensed clinicians with extensive clinical experience in a variety of settings including hospitals, school and private practice working with adults, families, couples as well as adolescents and young adults. Governor Phil Murphy acknowledged Dr. Golfinopoulos for her dedication in the mental health field at a recent press conference.
(201) 291-4100
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Teen Therapists

What does therapy for teenagers look like?

When a therapist works with a teenager, the pair will talk about what the teen is struggling with and explore solutions, which may involve interpersonal skills, coping strategies, medication, or lifestyle changes related to sleep, diet, and exercise. Different therapists employ different modalities, but most involve a combination of conversation and skill building.

How long does therapy for teenagers generally take to work?

There’s variability in teenagers’ experiences and challenges; some may begin to improve from therapy within a few weeks while others may take several months or longer. Teens can discuss their progress with their therapist periodically to assess how they’re improving and any changes to the treatment plan that could potentially accelerate that progress.

How do you encourage a teenager to go to therapy?

It’s helpful to express your concern and love while framing therapy as an opportunity to explore a tool that could help improve their life; just like they practice baseball or dance, now they can practice their emotional skills. Give your teen control over the process where you can—maybe by weighing in on choice of therapist and signaling that therapy involves confidentiality, so a parent need not know all that is discussed in sessions.

How do you prepare teens for therapy?

You can prepare your teenager for therapy by describing what the process will look like and setting expectations for timeline, if requested. You can explain that the first session may begin with an assessment phase, that they can describe their experiences but that the therapist will ask questions too, and that it may take time to feel comfortable opening up. Ask how they’re feeling about the process and answer any questions calmly and supportively.