I have 30 years of experience in a range of settings with people of many different backgrounds. My professional experience in concert with my personal journey enable me to focus on the person in the room and strive to understand their unique needs, goals and how psychotherapy can help in this process. I believe that the psychotherapy relationship provides an ideal forum for helping people move towards optimal functioning framed by their values and goals. I provide a safe place to address issues of mood, thinking, behavior, transition, adjustment, interpersonal conflict, anxiety, trauma and any other life challenge.
People often come to a therapist because they want to talk about being anxious, being lonely, feeling depressed, having difficulty in relationships, feeling stressed and burned out, or having a hard time taking care of themselves and others. I aim to help people to reduce symptoms (e.g., anxiety) and, more generally, to engage in personal growth and to foster a more connected, meaningful life. I will work with you to help you cope more effectively; in doing so, I focus on your strengths and potential.
Is your child underperforming academically? Have you become your child's enemy fighting over school work? Are you overwhelmed with daily tasks? Do you promise yourself to get things done but never seem to accomplish them? Labels such as lazy, unmotivated, procrastinator, disorganized, not working up to potential are often used but do not address the underlying issues. Research has shown that a trained ADHD coach can help. For the past 21 years, I have built a reputation in the Princeton/Mercer County area for helping students and adults to overcome the daily obstacles that come with ADHD.
I specialize in the treatment of sexual and relationship problems. For more than 20 years, I have used a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and sex/couples therapy to help men, women and couples achieve their goals of increased intimacy, satisfying sexuality and harmonious relationships. Everyone who walks through my door receives respect, compassion and the highest quality of care. My practice is open and welcoming to individuals of all sexual orientations and cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Whether the client in front of me is one person or a couple, I look forward to the opportunity to help people feel heard and validated. Helping people identify and express their needs is a favorite part of the therapeutic process. From there, people can begin to identify and set the boundaries they need, leading them to feel empowered within their relationships. My wish is to give clients the opportunity to identify and communicate their needs, set boundaries, and live the life they'd prefer without others' expectations or limitations. I love to watch the transformation as clients live in a way that allows them to feel confident.
Princeton Center for DBT and Counseling is a private group practice specializing in comprehensive DBT services for adults and adolescents, as well as other forms of psychotherapy including EMDR and trauma therapies, supportive counseling, family therapy, and parent consultation and support.Our mission is to provide the highest standard of mental health treatment while maintaining an approach that is flexible and customized to meet the unique needs of each individual in the process of achieving meaningful and lasting change. Lona Stranieri, LCSW is the Director and is a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician
Are change and uncertainty making you feel anxious? Do you feel that it's a struggle to work through challenges in your life? If you are tired of trying to make things better on your own, I am here to help you and your family learn healthy coping strategies to manage the emotions and behaviors that trouble you. In therapy, find the clarity and balance you need to connect deeply to your inner strengths to create lasting, positive changes in your life. I am focused on helping you meet your goals and make the changes to your life that you want to see.
I specialize working with clients experiencing psychiatric/ substance abuse/dependence. My focus client population is adolescents and young adults. Also, I work with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD and the gamate of mental health disorders.A Social Skills Group is offered for adolescents who have social issues and Smoking Cessation Program is offered to those who want to stop smoking cigarettes. I have an interactive style and work collaboratively with clients and if appropriate with their families to help achieve their goals.
Being human is hard. In a world that conditions us to live an unconscious life, self-reflection and building our intuition is an act of rebellion. We all struggle to find meaning, balance, and peace within the chaos of living. Life inherently involves suffering, and sometimes navigating those big life transitions, traumas, or general feelings of anxiousness or lack of interest in life can get overwhelming. The choice to ask for support when we’re struggling is a radical act of self-care, bravery, and accountability.
I am a licensed clinical social worker who treats individuals and couples coping with emotional distress, mental health disorders or interpersonal conflict. I provide a safe, empathetic, and supportive environment to assist clients in finding solutions to their problems. I specialize in treating depressive and anxiety disorders with an emphasis on mindfulness and behavioral coping skills. I help individuals find acceptance and relief from pain through supportive interventions. I recognize the potential for overcoming adversity and believe in the individual's capacity for growth using a strengths-based and solution-focused approach.
Look for the strength. In you. In your child. I can help. I am a Clinical and School Psychologist with extensive experience evaluating, diagnosing, and working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of issues, including: ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, complex learning difficulties, social-emotional & behavioral difficulties, mood and anxiety disorders, and medical/neurological conditions. My strength-based approach to therapy and evaluations combines comprehensive assessment with evidenced-based interventions, and actionable recommendations. I offer individual and group therapy for children and adolescents, and individual therapy for adults.
Are you struggling with challenges that seem insurmountable? Are they causing you to feel overwhelmed, hopeless and isolated? My goal is to help you feel empowered by providing you with the tools and skills to enhance and improve your life. The therapeutic process is collaborative and should provide an environment for you to explore and identify patterns of behavior, provide clarity and seek resolution. It is important for me to create a safe and non-judgmental environment for you to be able to share your thoughts, feelings and experiences. I support you as you process and cope with stressful and traumatic life events.
I am a psychologist with over 25 years experience working with adults, adolescents and children. I maintain private practices in both New York City and Princeton, New Jersey. I believe that therapy is a collaborative undertaking and practice in an interactive manner employing both insight and action as the building blocks for healing, change and revitalizing transformation.
So many issues and roadblocks are too hard to face alone. Some can feel overwhelming. My role is to partner with you to help you find solutions and peace of mind. I have 20 years of experience as a therapist, helping people with anxiety, depression, trauma (past and present), relationship difficulties, grief and loss, cancer treatment, cancer survivorship, recovery from addiction, and more.
Dr. Serrano received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Temple University. Dr. Serrano has also received specialized training in Forensic Psychology during her postdoctoral training and has spent the last 17 years of her career conducting psychodiagnostic assessments, crisis management, individual therapy, and pre-parole evaluations for inmates remanded to state correctional facilities.
I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in treating children, adolescents and adults who are struggling with binge eating, anorexia, and bulimia as well as other psychiatric conditions such as depression and anxiety. I gained my clinical experience and expertise by working as a primary therapist on the Eating Disorders Unit at the University Medical Center at Princeton. I am committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment in order to help my patients identify the underlying issues contributing to their eating disorder as well as develop healthy coping skills.
"In every crisis there is opportunity for growth and positive change" I offer psychotherapy to my clients to help heal emotional pain, manage stress and empower you to make choices that allow you to strengthen your emotional balance and live life to your fullest potential. I believe effective psychotherapy is an active collaboration that supports you to face the painful challenges in your life and heal
I am assisting couples (of any ethnic or racial background, gender identity, or sexual orientation) to preserve intimacy and satisfaction during a lifetime together, even after infidelity; I am assisting families to weather the storms of adolescence and to maintain familial closeness; I am accompanying people diagnosed with "mental illness" or addiction on their journey back to wholeness and well being. I welcoming victims of trauma and racial oppression. I am available for phone consultations before or between sessions. I do assessments for immigration and prison release purposes and serve as expert in complex custody trials.
My approach begins with the belief that individuals are resilient and may benefit from utilizing their own strengths to increase their resilience. Individuals often ask, “How do I build on my personal strengths?” My philosophy is that it is about identifying several factors; What you are passionate about? What motivates you? What interests allow you to be excited about today and look forward to tomorrow? Identification of these variables assist in attaining lifestyle balance, developing healthy coping skills, recognizing your priorities and problem solving.
From an early age, we all learn ways to cope with stress, change, and new relationships. Sometimes, familiar coping strategies, which may have served you well in the past, are no longer effective as life inevitably changes. You may feel "stuck" in these moments and at a loss for how to move forward. I work to provide a safe therapy space to explore feelings of sadness, worry, and uncertainty. Together, we can develop new coping strategies and create a plan for positive change that feels meaningful to you.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Princeton 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 Princeton 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 Princeton, or Child Psychologists in Princeton.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Princeton 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 Princeton 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.