It is my belief that what the human spirit yearns for most is to be heard in a genuine, non-judgmental, and compassionate way. My goal is to provide a therapeutic environment where my clients feel comfortable to express themselves in their most authentic light. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). It has been my experience, that personal transparency has been most effective in developing a therapeutic relationship in helping others meet their needs while in treatment. I also support those who take a non-diagnostic view to their mental health, and who’ve experienced harms through psychiatric medication and/or MH treatments.
"We don't remember days or years, we remember moments." Let this be the moment you decide to take a step to change your life by reaching out. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 25+ years experience specializing in Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues. I work with individuals to create a safe, nurturing environment , collaborating on a treatment strategy that best suits their needs. Together we work to develop healthy strategies to reduce symptoms. Experience includes Inpatient Eating Disorders (Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center), Women's Program Princeton House, inpatient psychiatric units, private practice.
Your relationship is falling apart. You and your partner seem like strangers and are no longer on the same page. You feel trapped, alone, empty and at the end of your rope. There’s barely any intimacy or affection, you’re constantly arguing, making you feel overwhelmed, like you can’t get anything right. It’s frustrating and nothing ever gets resolved. You don’t know how you got here. You’re constantly on edge, feeling depressed, anxious and burnt out. Perhaps you’ve just found out they’ve been cheating or maybe you’ve been separated for a while and you’re scared and unsure. Your marriage is in trouble and you need help now!
When it comes to therapy, I believe that one size does not fit all. I incorporate a variety of treatment approaches that are tailored to each client's unique needs and experiences. We work collaboratively on goals that best reflect your personality, strengths and challenges. Research has shown that a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation of successful therapy. I strive to provide a warm, safe and non-judgmental space where clients feel both seen and heard. I have particular expertise in helping clients to navigate life with chronic illness, from adjusting to a new diagnosis to grieving losses to caring for a loved one.
I enjoy working alongside those who need assistance with anxiety and related disorders. These issues can make you feel like your whole body is affected - it can leave you feeling isolated, scared, angry, or stuck. We all go through challenging times and are faced with difficult uncertainties. If you desire a relief from the often times debilitating "what-ifs", I would like to help. It's my goal to provide a non-judgmental, safe, and supportive space where we can begin to understand the root of what triggers your fears and thoughts. We may explore how the past impacts you today and how you view the world and those around you.
Therapy is a deeply personal and individual experience requiring care and understanding. The therapeutic journey requires trust and understanding to create the foundation for exploring sensitive topics and challenging the self for long term change. Michael provides clients with a safe space to be heard with no judgment, bias, or fear of recourse. Michael approaches therapy with the perspective that we are forming a relationship to tackle your struggles collaboratively, while keeping in mind your feelings, concerns and goals.
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 am a Licensed Professional Counselor (in NJ and PA), National Certified Counselor, and Certified School Counselor with experience working with clients with various mental health issues, specializing in eating disorders and mood disorders. My focus and goal is to combine a supportive and safe environment to promote client growth and healing. I have also completed the required training to provide Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) for trauma and other mental health issues.
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.
I am a licensed clinical social worker specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents, and families. I have numerous years experience working with children across a variety of clinical and educational settings, incorporating the use of play therapy and informed by current research in child development. I meet my clients with warmth, respect, and a desire to work to facilitate a relationship of deep understanding. Utilizing an integrative perspective, I engage my clients in creative and individualized therapeutic approaches, help them deepen their understanding of themselves, and support their work towards greater emotional health and well-being.
Hello my practice focuses on adults who maybe struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, eating disorders, and other issues. I’ve helped individuals with health concerns and life transitions. I utilize a variety of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused, Strength Based Perspective, EMDR and Spirituality. Working together you can achieve goals and feel better about yourself and life.
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, or feeling held back by past experiences? Do you feel like something is missing in your life or that you need to make important connections or breakthroughs to live your life more fully? Do you feel stuck in the past, afraid to live your life, or lack of motivation? Do you feel like low self esteem or insecurity are holding you back? Are there unresolved issues in your relationships with your parents or your partner? We can focus on what you need to break the patterns and move forward. Featured in Newsweek, HuffPost, FOX News, and The Zoe Report.
Living life fully and successfully is a great challenge, while coping with emotional, behavioral, or cognitive struggles. We are taught to read, write and do math in school, but where do we learn the skills to live effectively and happily? I approach psychotherapy as an educational, supportive process that occurs in a safe environment where individuals can learn the skills to meet life's challenges and gain control of their lives. Our Centers offer not only psychotherapy services, but comprehensive neuropsychological testing and treatment for learning disorders, ADHD, memory problems, concussion, and brain disorders.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I strongly believe that the relationship between the therapist and the client is one of the cornerstones of a successful experience in therapy. That is why I strive to provide a safe space to share emotions and thoughts without fear of judgment. My passion is in facilitating personal growth and assisting individuals and families in overcoming challenging obstacles that arise in life. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in a Partial Hospital Program, Intensive Outpatient Program and a School-Based Therapy setting.
I work with couples, individuals and families to help them accomplish small and large life goals. Together we overcome the obstacles You are encountering. We address whatever prevents you from having as satisfying a relationship, job, or day to day living experience as you want. I believe in leveraging each individual's strengths, in helping people be their "best" self, and in supporting clients to effectively manage the transitions we all encounter as we travel our life journeys. Helping others "find their voice" is part of what makes my job exciting.
Once stated by Erik Erickson, "Children love and want to be loved and they very much prefer the joy of accomplishment". My passion comes from working with children, adolescents, and families as they learn and grow together while celebrating the joys of their own accomplishments. Providing support while managing a variety of life stressors including but not limited to school difficulties, ADHD, anxiety, and defiance are my specialty. I have gained this specialty through my work while providing therapy in Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient, and School Based Programs. Having the privilege to provide you with empathy, warmth, and empowerment on this journey is my hope.
The ideal client typically has family or interpersonal relationship conflicts and/or poor boundaries. Also, at times the ideal client has a history of childhood trauma or childhood conflicts that the client has not processed. I would process their family/interpersonal relationship conflicts and trauma/conflicts and create healthy coping skills to cope with these issues. Also, I would want to explore with the client what the client considers healthy and unhealthy boundaries and be able to create healthier boundaries in these relationships.
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.
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.
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.