Family Therapy in Paramus, NJ

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Alicia Joel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Being able to help a person, a couple or a family system put things into perspective and experience a new level of understanding is something which I welcome.
Accepting new clients in NJ! Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Feeling as if your parent, or your child does not understand you? Are you unsure of how to communicate with your partner and your family ? Are you uncertain of what to do next? I thrive on being authentic with my clients and truly giving it my all to help a person with whatever challenges you may be facing.
(551) 231-1738
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Paramus, NJ 07652
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Dr. Stephen J. Oreski & Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, DSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Dr Stephen J. Oreski is a doctoral-level psychotherapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy , with a private practice in Paramus, New Jersey. With over 20 years experience in counseling and psychotherapy, and specializing in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, he is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Dr. Oreski has presented at National conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of mental illness and trauma.
(201) 632-3907
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Paramus, NJ 07652
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Chanel Medina
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LAMFT
Verified
Verified
Chanel Medina is a Queer Afro-Latina Marriage and Family Therapist who prides herself in working closely with families, children, teens, couples, and individuals from all walks of life, including her fellow LGBTQ+, Latinx, and BIPOC communities. Chanel earned her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Mercy College, Bachelor’s in Psychology with Dual Minors in Women's Studies and Urban Studies from Lehman College. Chanel dedicated her undergraduate and graduate years to advocating and completing extensive research, including her graduate thesis, on serving the LGBTQ+ community.
(973) 791-8362
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Paramus, NJ 07652
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Tracy Hans
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, ACS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I incorporate techniques from NeuroLinguistic Programming, CBT & Psychodrama into a family systems framework.
As a therapist and supervisor in the field for 25 years, I bring both understanding and caring to the therapeutic relationship. I have specialties in working with people who struggle with depression, learning differences and attentional difficulties that result in performance anxiety. I help with ADD self-management. I am also a Lyme Literate counselor and as such have worked with other chronic complex illnesses. In the work that I do, I have found it key to highlight and appreciate differences in perception so we can explore how they lead to communication barriers. Celebrating diversity and uniqueness is important to healing.
(551) 497-4982
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Paramus, NJ 07652
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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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Paramus, NJ 07652
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Judy H. Gurfein
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP, APRN, BC
Verified
Verified
Many years of experience with marriage, family and individual therapy enables me to help patients achieve success.
For over 25 years I have been privileged to become closely involved with patients and their challenges. I value my relationship with each patient and couple, and provide a safe, warm environment. My goal is to bring about positive change by alleviating problems and providing relief from symptoms. Extensive training and experience combined with warmth and individualized attention are the ingredients which enable me to help my patients successfully achieve their goals. Since every individual and situation is different, I match the treatment to the patient, and not the patient to the treatment.
(201) 254-0758
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Paramus, NJ 07652
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Carol Locurcio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
Verified
If you struggle with anxiety, depression (sad most of the time) and/or have family /relationship problems, addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, struggle with parenting issues and are ready to receive the help and support to change the direction of your life, my goal is to help you clear the way to solutions.
As a stroke survivor, I understand the unique challenges that come with healing. What I know to be true is that consistency with patience will lead to resilience. I work with sensitivity and a focus on helping clients develop skills and strengths needed to reclaim their lives. Challenges are difficult. We all have them. Therapy can be a highly effective tool to assist in life's challenges and offer alternative strategies towards a solution. The time is now. Your time is now. I would like to help you create a supportive environment for those who struggle with ongoing patterns of self-defeating behaviors.
(973) 358-6272
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Paramus, NJ 07652
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Renee Kuperinsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in treating individuals with anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma, mood disorders, personality disorders, marital/ family and interpersonal issues.
Are you feeling down, anxious, depressed or irritable? Life can be challenging, stressful and overwhelming. Exploring these challenges with an experienced and empathetic psychotherapist has the potential to facilitate growth, change and healing to gain a greater understanding of self and others. I am passionate about helping individuals who experience such problems as anxiety/fears; depression, mood disorders stress, trauma; low self-esteem, poor impulse/anger control; dissatisfaction with job/relationships; work/ family issues; marital/parenting issues; bereavement; addiction, sexual identity issues, etc.
(201) 252-4452
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Paramus, NJ 07652
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Maria P. Cosentino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW, NCPC
Verified
Verified
I can help your family find solutions that will work to make your family whole again.
I have 20 years of experience in working with children and families in the areas of ADHD, Anxiety, ODD, OCD, and PDD. In addition to my my practice, I work full-time with children as a school social worker. Clients find me warm, easy to talk to, funny, and see me as a caring person. My specialized training helps individuals overcome some obstacles in their lives. The work is in helping individuals develop alternative problem solving skills, to modify behaviors which have not been successful, and to understand and to alleviate stressors so one can live a happier life.
(973) 671-8008
Paramus, NJ 07652
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Jhiree Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Services in English, & Mandingo! Are you ready to stop living in pain or with self hatred and low self esteem? Do you want to regain control over your life? Do you struggle with finding time for things you enjoy? Is your child suffering from being bullied, depressed or have anxiety? Have you become more anxious? If you answered yes, to any of the questions above, today is your day! Life's experiences can be far too heavy to carry alone and we all need someone to help us navigate the difficult times to get back on track. My practice, Cherry Blossom Healing, provides individual, family , and couple counseling.
(551) 227-9938
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Paramus, NJ 07652
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Robert E. Douglas II
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MACLP, LAMFT, LAPC, CLC
Verified
Verified
Robert takes the that approach that all individuals and family systems are unique and should create a “space” that encompasses all of the salient components in their lives. Life has peaks and valleys and there is no one size fits all approach to therapy. Creating a safe, respectful therapeutic environment is his goal. He takes and eclectic approach and individualizes the interventions and treatment plans for the clients and families needs. He works with clients regarding family satisfaction, couples’ satisfaction, depression, anxiety, stress, grief and other psychological impairing issues.
(201) 383-6174
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Paramus, NJ 07653
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Nygera S Pierson-Mutis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
When I am not in the office, you will find me spending time with friends and family .
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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Paramus, NJ 07652
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Chanel Medina
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LAMFT, MFT-LP
Verified
Verified
Working with family systems theories allows me to map generational implications to relational and interactional dysfunctions, attachment patterns, amongst other important factors that influences identity.
I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with families, children, teens, couples and individuals from all walks of life, such as my fellow LGBTQ+ and Latinx community, BIPOC, those dealing with relational concerns throughout all life cycle changes , depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and sexual and gender identity exploration.
(646) 582-9121
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Paramus, NJ 07652
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Rachel L Sanchez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Our practice is now expanding to work with adolescents and children. I am an LCSW providing counseling for individuals and families. I specialize in parenting support, parenting for families of children with special needs, postpartum mood disorders, as well as family and couples counseling. I am knowledgeable about natural parenting and want to help you find what works for you and your family . I offer the option of at home sessions during the postpartum phase. I have been working with families across Northern NJ for over 15 years and enjoy working in both English and Spanish.
(201) 800-6651
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Paramus, NJ 07652
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Cory Chargo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MARE
Verified
Verified
I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in family , couple, group and individual settings for over 25 years. My sub-specialty is with children and adolescents, as I have served as an elementary and middle school Principal, a non-formal Educator, and a teacher in addition to my many years as a Mental Health Clinician. I have led workshops in schools on the topic of bullying.
(201) 654-4003
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Paramus, NJ 07652
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Brittany Bur
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sometimes talking to a friend or family member is not enough; you need a professional who can be unbiased and support you through a difficult time. Thoughts and feelings can be overwhelming and they become even more powerful when they’re bottled up inside. I provide a safe, confidential, empathic space to listen. When you express your thoughts and feelings openly to me, I listen non-judgmentally and help you sort through life’s challenges. Together, we will tackle your issues and free you up for growth, more confidence, and self-awareness. I create an individualized treatment experience that's just as unique as you are.
(973) 828-8069
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Paramus, NJ 07652
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Family Psychiatry and Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Adolescence and young adulthood can be both the most exciting and trying time in one's life. Having a therapist to help navigate through those times can make all the difference in how one copes and moves forward. I strive to create a safe, supportive, engaging, and nurturing environment for each client. My clinical experience includes a specialization in the areas of eating disorders, self harm behaviors, and addiction, as well as the treatment of adolescents and adults who present with a range of issues such as, anxiety, mood disorders, family conflict, impulsivity, and difficult life transitions.
(201) 831-9877
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Paramus, NJ 07652
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Jennifer K Millard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
This has allowed me to work with families to address learning, behavioral, and mental health disabilities that affect both the children and their family unit.
Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you might find yourself stuck or overwhelmed by life, leaving you feeling anxious and unsettled. Whether you are in the midst of changes in your life or need that extra support to make a necessary transition, therapy can help you find clarity, direction, and support. Working together, we can gain a deeper understanding of yourself and develop strategies to help you move forward.
(973) 878-0673
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Paramus, NJ 07652
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Sheila Berard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
With 20+ years working with children, adults and families that face anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, loss, , ADHD, family and relationship issues.
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(201) 885-4629
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Paramus, NJ 07652
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Family Psychiatry and Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Michael is a Trilingual (English, Portuguese, and Spanish) counselor who graduated from Montclair State University with a Masters in Community Mental Health Counseling. Michael comes to Family Psychiatry and Therapy after years of experience treating adults, children, and adolescents in hospital, home, and community settings.
(551) 272-6904
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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.