My mission is to help children on the spectrum build meaningful, natural connections with their families and communities. Through these connections, children can achieve greater growth, independence, and joy. Families also benefit from greater confidence, and are empowered to help their child achieve lasting developmental improvements. Through the powerful positive therapeutic relationship, your child will achieve holistic developmental gains so that they can lead their best life.
Let therapy be your support and stepping stone to reaching your goals. Welcome to the first step to creating change! I know it is not easy to discuss sensitive information with someone other than family or close friends. Therapy is treatment designated to help someone to feel better, grow stronger, and successfully problem solve. Therapy provides techniques and skills to live a better, more gracious life.
Are you struggling to find peace? Allow me to be the vessel that assists you with arriving at a place of psychological and emotional wellness. I will work to gain your trust by exemplifying professionalism, integrity and dependability. Once trust is established, we can work together through the healing process. You will feel motivated and empowered to work towards your goals. You will feel a sense of validation while processing your thoughts and feelings, in a safe and nurturing space.
Assistance in full emotional health serving children, adolescents, adults, and families. Severe familial conflict, depression and anxiety, and trauma related disorders. Attentional and disruptive behavior disorders. Forensic psychological services and assessment. A Cognitive-Behavioral approach is emphasized.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with individuals and couples. I use an eclectic mix of therapeutic modalities like EMDR and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help get at the root of psychological issues. I specialize in trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, OCD, and many other issues. I work extensively with couples. I have recently started work on a PhD in Clinical Sexology and see individuals and couples experiencing sexual issues.
I do no-baloney psychotherapy; that is to say, if you want to study yourself and grow, we will get along. If you need to blame others, you will be happier elsewhere. Many clients who have had "therapy" before react to my work with expressions such as, "This is how it should have been years ago," or, "Oh wow, this is what I always wanted." I also enjoy working with couples and frequently work with both parties separately and the couple together.
Do you find yourself feeling worried regarding your family, relationship or work? Are you concerned about your child's behavior or your relationship with them? Many of my clients have considerable insight into their situation, but most find it difficult to change unproductive behavioral patterns or just "make" themselves feel better. I believe that change begins with knowing that no one is perfect...that every once in awhile we can all benefit from someone who will listen and guide us through our personal journeys.
We all have our secrets, our stories, our pasts. Through therapy, my hope is to help you find a path out of the woods and back into the light. I believe in developing skill sets and finding insight to promote healing from the myriad of difficulties that can be faced throughout one’s life.
Empathy, support, trust, and compassion are all things that are vital for productive therapy. With active listening I am able to help my clients gain awareness of what their struggles might be. My goal is to assist in the development of strategies and coping skills in order for healing and transformation to take place. Taking the first step could be the best step. Allow yourself the opportunity to be the authentic person you were born to be. Therapy can be one of the best gifts you can give to yourself.
We all faced a lot of difficulties and stress during the pandemic. Anxiety became overwhelming among youth and even children. A lot of families fell apart because of fear, stress, and feelings of uncertainty. We all deserve some support and help through these difficult times. If you want to get rid of anxiety, anger, fear, and gain balance, my sessions will be very helpful for you.
Melissa South is a collaborative, caring, and empowering mental health counselor dedicated to helping children, teens, & their families grow and thrive. Melissa specializes in treating a wide range of issues affecting youth and families including: coping skills for stress & anxiety, school challenges, bullying, behavioral issues, mood regulation, trauma--including youth sexual trauma, adoption & foster care, parenting, and more. Additionally, she is an experienced, competent, & inspiring Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) for LACs seeking outside clinical supervision to develop their professional identity & grow clinical skills.
Do you feel overwhelmed, frustrated, anxious, or depressed dealing with life's difficulties? You are not alone as many people in different stages of their lives come across a bump in the road. I have the expertise to help you deal with these issues. Working from a strengths based perspective, I believe it is important to recognize the progress you have already made dealing with these life issues. Often, I have been told by clients I have worked with that I am approachable with any issue, whether it be a hard day at work or a serious long term issue.
Do you feel unhappy? Are "I am not good enough" thoughts bothering you? If so, you are taking the first step in improving the quality of your life. There are many stressful things you may be dealing with such as conflicts in relationships, uncertainties about the future, or struggling with change. Therapy is a great outlet and resource to get you back to living your life. We will work together in identifying your needs to help you begin living life on your terms. Change is possible and you don't have to do it alone.
Mia works from a strengths based perspective and believes that therapy is not a one-size fits all. She believes each client already possesses gifts and strengths, and she helps clients understand their innate abilities. Mia enjoys working collaboratively with her clients to help them identify their goals and encourages clients to utilize their existing strengths, while also learning new skills and tools to reach their goals. Mia prioritizes building trust and rapport with clients to build a foundation for meaningful connection and healing to occur. Mia knows clients deserve thoughtful, tailored treatment and is dedicated.
**Morris Psychological group is now offering video telepsychology sessions.** Morris Psychological Group, established in 1990, is a team of expertly trained mental health professionals whose areas of expertise include clinical, forensic and neuropsychology. Additional specialties include, health psychology, hypnotherapy, sport psychology, risk assessments and FAA Cognitive Evaluations. We are pleased to provide a welcoming environment and supportive experience for those who seek our services.
Life’s journey can be challenging at times. Each of us can use extra support at times. Our practice provides clients with the environment to help work through these obstacles. Together we can work to set and reach attainable goals.
I specialize in providing individually tailored, evidence-based psychotherapy with a focus on increasing self-understanding - the way one makes sense of their own history, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors - and the examination of how and why individuals often engage in distressing or ineffective behaviors. I assist patients in improving their awareness of these patterns, and in the process make changes to allow for a richer and more meaningful life. I am currently licensed as a psychologist in the states of New York and New Jersey.
It can be a challenging decision to seek the help of a psychologist for yourself or your child. I am a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience in working with children, adolescents, and adults who face emotional, behavioral, and/or interpersonal difficulties. My areas of interest and expertise include the evaluation/treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, child behavior problems, ADHD, toileting issues, gender identity concerns, grief, social skills, and coping with medical illness. I offer a collaborative, evidence-based approach to providing care in a warm and supportive environment to help you reach your goals.
Cultivating positive thinking can become a healthy habit through effective therapy. As a well-trained and experienced psychotherapist with more than 30 years in the mental health profession, I provide a positive, inspiring and safe place where individuals are able to share their fears, express emotions and desires, and identify their needs. Explore and embrace your personal strengths and positive self. Positive change happens in your life when you envision the awe of your own existence and the new path to a healthier you.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Parsippany 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 Parsippany 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 Parsippany, or Child Psychologists in Parsippany.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Parsippany 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 Parsippany 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.