You potentially accomplished the hardest part of seeking guidance; asking for help. I understand that it is not easy and at times, can be intimidating. Working on bettering ourselves is an ever-changing process, where the journey can be beautiful if we allow it to be. My approach as a therapist is to assist clients in gaining insight, change negative patterns and behaviors, and desire to obtain self-fulfillment.
Asking for guidance is not always easy to do. Realizing it’s time to reach out takes great courage and I am here to help. When we have a better understanding of ourselves, we have a better chance of accepting who we are and recovering from what we have been through on this journey we call life. My approach as a therapist is to help my clients gain insight, change negative patterns/ behaviors and to find fulfillment in life. I offer a safe, empathetic, and judgement free space.
Blue Sea Counseling & Wellness provides compassionate therapy to those seeking freedom from alcohol, substance and process addictions. Blue Sea offers a holistic approach to therapy, understanding that addiction requires healing of the mind, body and spirit. Kenneth C. Schwarz, a Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor offers clients the potential to heal by building a calming therapeutic relationship centered in mindfulness practices.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MEd, LPC, Divorce, Mediati
Life is good, but it sometimes can be more difficult than it has to be. If you are feeling like it is more challenging to get through the day due to anxiety, depression, grief, or poor relationships with yourself or others....let me help. I am fortunate to work with amazing people who have found themselves dealing with tough life circumstances/mental health issues and have come to me to find a better path and have succeeded. It is my goal to individualize treatment so that joy in life and a positive mindset can be achieved.
As we go through life, we may experience waves of difficult times that can impact our mental health. This may result in anxiety, depression, grief, or relationship difficulties, and we often judge ourselves for having these human experiences. If you or your children are dealing with these challenges, please consider letting me help. It is my goal to gear treatment towards each individual I work with and help you develop greater self-compassion and confidence in managing your mental health.
My clients tell me I am easy to talk with because I am calm, patient, interactive, and very compassionate. I know what it is like to be stuck; wanting to change something about yourself or your life and yet not sure how to do it. I think that by reading this, you have already taken the most important step to a better life. I greatly admire your courage and determination to seek help. I am passionate about what I do because I know people CAN change! I have repeatedly witnessed how people do fulfill their potential through our work together.
It can be difficult to make the strong and often necessary choice to begin therapy. By taking the time to look through these profiles, you are starting the process of feeling at home and connected to yourself again-or for the first time. You may be experiencing a difficult transition, having relationship challenges with your significant other, children or peers. Perhaps you are not feeling like yourself, or able to feel the joy you once felt, experiencing feelings of low self-worth or frustrated with the way things are right now and it is time to make a change.
Victory Bay offers a variety of client-centered programs treating Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health. We help our clients successfully detox from drugs and alcohol in a comfortable inpatient or outpatient setting. Accommodations will be made for 24 hour staffing and clients will be cared for by licensed staff including Psychiatrists, APN, RN, etc. Detox is an individualized process, and we have found that a holistic approach is ideal when trying to successfully treat substance use disorder.
I believe "mental illness" is an outdated term. I am not a therapist who simply nods and asks "how does that make you feel?" I want to engage you in meaningful discussion. I want to ignite a lost, (or perhaps never appreciated) spark within you. With 17 years experience, I am able to tailor treatment to meet your needs by utilizing innovative modalities and fresh techniques. We may enjoy a cup of coffee by the fireplace, walk on the beach in the sun, workout, or meet virtually during your lunch break. But one thing is for sure, we are going to do a lot of talking together!
I have extensive experience treating women with Post Partum Depression, Anxiety, Infertility and Loss. I can help you navigate babies challenging first year of life and the ups and downs this time can bring. Supporting Parents of specials needs children, and teens navigating life's many challenges are also specialities. My clients typically have a history of some manageable anxiety and depression but now find themselves overwhelmed with worry, fear, doubt, and anger. I can help you find validation, education and learn critical coping strategies to get you back on your feet.
I have been an alcohol/drug counselor for 40 years.in various modalities and was a School Psychologist for 26 years. It takes courage to face life problems, alcohol/drug abuse can be especially difficult because of the potential 'stigma' involved. They are ,however, life issues that can actually "be fixed"..My counseling approach tends to be more "food for thought" rather than lecturing , it is a journey in self-understanding for the individual. Learn to understand how defense mechanisms work to defend the negative behaviors in the individuals eyes.It is not easy, but the new quality of life is worth the fight.
"Cheryl Manfredi,LCSW has18 years experience working with adults and couples. She is a certified psychotherapist and psychoanalyst with four years post graduate training in Object Relations Therapy. "Therapy frequently promotes a more deeply experienced sense of self and others through gradual awareness and honesty with ourselves. "Through listening, witnessing, recognizing and understanding, therapy becomes a greenhouse for the self to develop more fully."
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, ACS, CPRP
Using a person-centered approach to therapy, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating by providing individualized services based upon your specific needs and concerns. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to understand and resolve the current challenges in your life. By engaging in therapeutic approaches and techniques together, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
The minute you start talking about it, it becomes easier. Rachel DeVincenzo is a clinical psychotherapist, specializing in treatment for adolescents/adults. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Delaware, and later earned her Masters of Social Work from Monmouth University. With extensive experience in clinical practice, working with individuals, groups and couples, Rachel is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a varied spectrum of patients. She believes the success in therapy develops from a good balance between the patient and therapist as well as the individualized treatment approach.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. I have worked in a variety of mental health settings, including intensive in home therapy through the NJ State Children's System of Care. During this time, I have treated a vast array of diverse psychological issues, in particular, adolescents diagnosed with Anxiety disorders, including OCD. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT) as the treatment protocol. I have completed intensive training in Exposure and Ritual Prevention (ERP) at the Center for Treatment and Study of Anxiety through the University of Pennsylvania.
Do you work in the healthcare field? Are you a first responder, nurse, doctor, or other healthcare provider? Is life out of balance lately? Do you feel stuck, fatigued, burned out, and can't figure out what to do next? My goal is to help you reach your goals, so I work with you in a way that feels right for you throughout your counseling journey to help you live a more balanced life, feel more energetic and happy, and have more fulfilling relationships.
I am a licensed professional counselor and a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor with 15 years of experience working in counseling. I work with adults and children to help them address current issues they are experiencing and to work towards their personal goals.
I love working with clients who are motivated to explore their own patterns and cognitive distortions and don't overly fixate on a "label" or "diagnosis", but rather, addressing their needs as an individual. You're looking to improve your own communication and behaviors, not the behaviors of others. Therapy gets pretty serious, so humor is a plus! Most of all, you're as curious and fascinated by the human experience as I am. If you roll your eyes at most "Insta-therapy" posts and think the word "toxic" is overused, we might be a great fit! Please note I am only offering telehealth services at this time.
Do you find yourself constantly feeling anxious and spending a lot of time overthinking? Are you struggling in your career or relationships? Maybe you don't feel good enough and identify as an over-achiever? Are you going through a big life change or loss, and feeling completely overwhelmed? You’re not alone. I am passionate about working with adults with anxiety, self-esteem and major life changes. My belief is that our relationship with ourselves deeply effects how we navigate day to day stressors and major life transitions. You are your biggest asset.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Point Pleasant Beach 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 Point Pleasant Beach 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 Point Pleasant Beach, or Child Psychologists in Point Pleasant Beach.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Point Pleasant Beach 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 Point Pleasant Beach 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.