Family Therapy in Princeton, NJ

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Photo of Raquel Jones, Counselor in Princeton, NJ
Raquel Jones
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
TELEMEDICINE AVAILABLE. Is your teenager's behavior affecting relationships or school performance? Is your family having difficulty communicating in a healthy and calm manner? Or, are you experiencing stress from life circumstances? I can help. We all face times when we feel overwhelmed, sad, anxious, angry, or even confused about situations. At times, those feelings can make it difficult to fulfill your goals. I will empower you to build your strengths and bring joy into your life.
(609) 375-0395
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Princeton, NJ 08540
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Cara Natale Ruddy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Post masters, I have received advanced training in child development, attachment theory, Play Therapy, Mindfulness Based Play- Family Therapy , Sandplay Therapy, EMDR, and DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy).
There are times in life when we find ourselves feeling unbalanced, unsatisfied, lonely, or hurt. Healing and change begin when we feel deeply heard. I am a Registered Play Therapist and am skilled at helping children express their feelings, experiences and deep emotions. I meet each client with warmth and genuine curiosity as I am taught about their life experiences. Together we identify and challenge roadblocks to healthy coping, growing and thriving. I approach my therapeutic work with the ability to listen, to play and to be solutions-oriented.
(781) 916-9573
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Princeton, NJ 08540
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Yuko Tanaka Inzana
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems Theory and mindfulness with a culturally sensitive approach.
Have you been feeling stuck with your negative emotions? Do you still feel sadness and emotional pain after years of treatment? Does it seem that no one understands your problems and that you feel “alone”? There is no simple formula to solve unwanted and unresolved emotions. I work with chronic anxiety and trauma, including generational trauma. In my practice, I emphasize the mind and body connection and incorporate Eastern philosophy to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment.
(609) 957-6262
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Princeton, NJ 08542
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Norbert A Wetzel
Psychologist, ThD, MFT, licphi
Verified
Verified
Princeton Family Institute consists of highly experienced couples and family therapists from diverse ethnic and professional backgrounds.
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.
(609) 277-3225 x2
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Princeton, NJ 08540
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Victoria Sharkey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Internal Family Systems (IFS) , Strength-Based , Self-Compassion, Mindfulness , Self-Advocacy & Resiliency.
I offer an affirming, person-centered and non-judgmental space when collaborating with my clients. I work alongside adolescents to adults from all backgrounds and experiences to find empowerment, self-advocacy and get to know their true selves. I am currently working under the supervision of The Princeton Center for Mindbody Healing. My areas of passion include anxiety, OCD, stress, healthy relationships, communication, self-esteem and emotional-development. I strive to help you reach your goals in healing by identifying how your system works and through offering ourselves grace.
(609) 881-2138
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Princeton, NJ 08540
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Anita McLean
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I have over 20 years of clinical experience working with individuals and couples from different backgrounds. Mental health can be compromised by chronic stress that negatively affects our mind and body. Stress can result from living challenging workplace environments, family difficulties, personal emotional problems, the experience loss or trauma. I have particular expertise in helping those living in intense high pressure environments stressors that may have caused depression and anxiety, identity concerns, relationship problems, workplace conflicts or academic difficulties, family problems, and serious mental health challenges.
(732) 603-1764
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Princeton, NJ 08542
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Heather Chelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I utilize CBT, strength based, family systems and provide an eclectic therapeutic approach to helping clients work through life stresses and issues.
Congratulations on taking the first step to bettering your life by looking for a therapist! I believe therapy is an opportunity for those who are committed to improving their well being, life and moods. Life is busy and filled with distraction; everyone owes it to themselves to join with me on a supportive therapeutic journey leading to understanding, growth, change and happiness. This self-journey will enlighten you to identify supports and resources, learn healthy coping skills and decrease defeating symptomatology in a non-judgmental and compassionate environment.
(609) 496-5604
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Princeton, NJ 08540
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Daniel Goldberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have spent over 15 years receiving advanced training in psychodynamic individual therapy, couples therapy (including Imago and Emotionally Focused Therapy), family therapy , sex therapy, EMDR, and Jungian psychology.
With over 25 years of experience in private practice and teaching other professionals, I work with adults, couples, and adolescents. Maybe more than anything else, the most important part of psychotherapy is the bond that is built between the therapist and person or couple seeking treatment. Warmth, humor, understanding the root of the problem, and the capacity to be frank and solution-oriented, when needed, all combine to promote a safe environment where people can find a way through their particular problem.
(856) 452-0662
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Princeton, NJ 08540
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Dara Bellace, PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of eating disorders, obesity, and associated issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues and stress management. I have extensive clinical and research experience in the assessment and treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and obesity. I work with preadolescents, adolescents and adults, and offer individual cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and supportive psychotherapy to my patients. As one of only a few certified Maudsley family therapists in the country, I offer Maudsley Family Therapy to adolescents struggling with anorexia nervosa and their families.
(732) 979-2026
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Princeton, NJ 08542
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Mark Cooperberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My objective is to work towards understanding the individual/ family and to work collaboratively with my clients to reach their goals.
I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University in 2003 after completing my pre-doctoral internship at UMDNJ-RWJ. I am the Director of Psychological Services at Princeton Speech-Language & Learning Center and a Clinical Instructor at Rutgers-RWJ Medical School. My primary work is with children, adolescents, and their families. I also treat adults. I have expertise in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Psychoeducational and Psychological Assessments, and I am a qualified Cogmed coach (computerized working memory training). I work with individuals who have AD/HD, Autism, disruptive behavior, social difficulties, and Mood and Anxiety Disorders
(609) 454-6184
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Princeton, NJ 08540
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Ariel Meltzer
Licensed Social Worker, LSW
Verified
Verified
We can discuss trauma recovery, relationship intimacy (including monogamy, polyamory, and open relationships), sex positivity, BDSM and kink, peer relationships, family relationships, body image, anxiety, stress, depression, self growth, and life transitions.
A beautiful thing about our bodies is that our bodies can talk to us. Our bodies can provide us with data that can be beneficial to our mental and physical state of being. Breaking down and analyzing that data can be key to understanding what we need to help ourselves.
(609) 989-5601
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Princeton, NJ 08540
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Wendy L Saling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
You long for peace and clarity in your life but when navigating a major life transition those goals can appear out of reach. Divorce, illness, family and career changes can leave any one of us reeling, feeling beaten down, overwhelmed, confused and alone. A therapist can provide that safe non-judgmental space to explore thoughts, feelings and experiences that may be preventing you from moving forward. I work hard to tailor my approach to meet my client's needs always honoring the fact that this work is collaborative and each client is unique.
(908) 242-3495
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Princeton, NJ 08540
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Judith L Beebe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, NJ, NY
Verified
Verified
I provide pre-marital, pre-baby, pre-divorce, and blended family counseling.
I bring empathy and effective care to individuals, couples, students and parents struggling with relationship issues and emotional ups and downs. Are you wondering: How do my moods affect my relationships, and vice versa? How can I find and be a great romantic partner? How can I raise my children to be equipped for happy and independent adult lives? How can I heal and move on after a break-up or being laid off? I can help you to build great relationships and feel more empowered. Read more at JudyCares.com!
(917) 791-4262
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Princeton, NJ 08540
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Horgan & Saling Counseling Services LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience working with: Depression and anxiety, addictions, relationship difficulties, sexual issues, adults with stressful life-circumstances, those coping with aging family members, survivors of childhood abuse, veterans, rescue workers, medical trauma survivors and those living with a debilitating or terminal illness.
Are you not feeling or functioning the way you used to? Are you having trouble explaining what you're feeling to others? Has someone told you that you could use some help and support? I am helpful with the process of entering therapy because I respect the significance of that decision and see it as an opportunity for positive change.
(201) 870-4087
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Princeton, NJ 08540
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Joana Couto
Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Often times we seek therapy because of struggles in relationships, adjusting to a new phase in life, uncertainty about the future, family stress, anxiety, & depression. You don't need to wait until you are in crisis to get help. Learning the balance between self-care & community care is a practice. Together we can explore different tools that can support you to work through emotions & patterns that may have happened in the past, but are playing a part in your desire to grow now. We don't choose what happens to us, but it is part of our journey to work through them. Our work together is to increase your choices and awareness.
(609) 916-0883
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Princeton, NJ 08540
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Louis Castle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Navigating life can be challenging, especially when we are dealing with emotional pain, relationship problems or addiction. At times the assistance of a therapist is needed to help regain stability. The foundation of therapy is the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client. I am experienced in providing individual, marital/relationship and family therapy . I have extensive experience treating depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, stress, relationship issues (intimacy & sexuality), anger management, compulsive behaviors and sexual addictions.
(732) 955-4262
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Princeton, NJ 08540
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Melissa Cramutolo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
Verified
I integrate EMDR with other treatment modalities (CBT, DBT, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing) to meet the individualized needs of my clients.
I am a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) specializing in the treatment of trauma and addictions. I am passionate about walking clients through the healing journey, and believe that through facing our struggles we are able to find and embrace our unique strengths and purpose.
(609) 757-9530
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Princeton, NJ 08540
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Stacy Hoffer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MDiv, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
After a careful assessment, I will explain the root of your child's suffering, & I will suggest unique strategies for you and your family that will relieve the pain and set all of you on a path of healing, harmony & growth.
Worried moms & frazzled dads, look no further! Maybe your child/teen is anxious, sad, angry, or acting out. You've tried empathy, rewards, punishments, extra attention, special privileges. You've read books, consulted parenting blogs, & asked other parents for advice. Whatever you try, it may even work for a few days but then all the old problems come right back. Maybe your boy wants to dress like a girl and it's freaking you out. Maybe your teen declares "I'm queer"--what does that even mean? Let's add the stress of Covid-19, and you're exhausted, frustrated, and worried about your child's future.
(609) 865-9902
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Princeton, NJ 08540
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Claudine Lanahan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
Most people, at some point in their lives, encounter periods of difficulty, change & transition; when personal issues affect their work & relationships. Issues such as family , marital, relationship, abuse of alcohol/drugs, or a variety of mental health concerns. I believe therapy provides options for change, in a safe nonjudgemental environment, and change is the catalyst for personal growth. Through empathy, supportive listening, and a partnership of learning, I can help you to understand and overcome your emotional struggles, helping you to develop positive coping skills, achieve greater emotional stability, self-esteem and self-respect.
(908) 912-4939
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Princeton, NJ 08540
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Susanne Hand
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We can talk about anything, including family , faith, conflict, fear, shame, anger, guilt, love, and work.
I use an integrative and collaborative psychotherapeutic approach, working to nurture the relationship between my clients and myself, with curiosity, warmth, and humor. Some people like to resolve specific issues quickly. Others prefer a slower pace and an emphasis on safety and trust. Still others are eager for in-depth, insight-oriented therapy, delving into the past, searching for new meaning and ways of being. Whatever the intensity and focus, I seek to help people find ways to help lead fuller richer lives, alleviate distress, deal with life's challenges, and improve relationships.
(609) 642-1445
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Princeton, NJ 08540
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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.