Is the 'help-seeking' process hard for you? If you find that you're overwhelmed by that: feeling anxious, depressed, or having trouble dealing with a certain situation, look no further! I can help bring clarity to your life. My therapy incorporates YOUR needs and strengths into a semi-holistic approach that compliments pharmacological interventions. This means we use methods to treat the mind, body, soul, AND environment. Each goal is realistic and at YOUR pace. I can help you discover control. I will always provide you with the skills and tools to avoid re-occurrence of these issues.
As a clinical psychologist with over 25 years experience in private practice, I specialize in working with couples and individuals around depression, relationship issues, and parenting. I am interested in the here and now of current relationships, but also pay attention to how past relationships and family history may play a role in current problems. I have a particular expertise in helping couples deal with affairs, infertility issues, adjustment to new parenthood and coping with children with special needs.
As one travels through the different stages of life, many challenges inevitably arise. These challenges can be the result of life circumstances, such as chronic pain, loss of a loved one, childhood/ parenting problems or relationship difficulties. These challenges can also be due to chronic or severe conditions such as depression, anxiety, cognitive disorder or thought disorder. A thorough assessment and psychological treatment plan can help you navigate all of these types of challenges and achieve optimal emotional health.
People seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Some wish to heal long-standing issues, while others seek to find ways to cope more effectively, improve their relationships or make better choices in their lives. Whether you wish to address a current challenge or a long-standing issue, I am prepared to support you with compassion, empathy and understanding. My approach to therapy is client-centered, interactive and collaborative. I work with you to meet your individual needs and provide you the space to explore your thoughts and feelings. I offer support and acceptance as you work through your challenges and move towards your goals.
Finding the right therapist can feel like an overwhelming task, especially when you have concerns about speaking openly about personal matters. At HERO, we recognize how hard this can be and will dedicate ourselves to providing you with the appropriate therapy designed for your specific needs. Our aim is to assist you in identifying and attaining the goals that you would like to achieve while helping you gain insight and self-awareness. We provide help to individuals, couples, and families who struggle with life changes, anxiety, or depression.
Is your child’s behavior concerning to you? Are they acting out, not listening, anxious, sad or angry ? Is your teenager rebellious, withdrawn, depressed, and struggling in school? Do you find yourself yelling all the time? Do you feel chronically frustrated and disconnected from your child or teenager ? Do you long for a more harmonious home environment where things go smoothly, people get along and everyone is content ? Do not lose hope; things can get better. Over the last decade, I have successfully guided children, teens and their families through all the above mentioned challenges and many more.
I work with individuals (14 or older) who are reflective, curious about themselves, and desire change. The therapeutic relationship is the fundamental factor in effective therapy and provides you with a safe, comfortable place to discuss issues and patterns in your life that are interfering with reaching your potential. My training has prepared me to help you work through problems and help you understand your emotional life, patterns and experiences from your formative years that impact on your life now; A better understanding of your emotional life will help you make meaningful changes toward finding happiness.
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LPC, LCADC, MAC, ACS, NCC
Our services are aimed at helping those impacted by negative life experiences and/or substance use learn to better manage life and overcome substance use issues. Our treatment philosophy is based on the belief that mental illness and/or substance use are treatable. Our treatment interventions are all evidence based treatment modalities: Client Centered Therapy, REBT and/or CBT, and Motivational Interviewing/Enhancement therapy; also incorporated within the matrix of our treatment modalities are Group Therapy, Client Education, nurturing of self-determination and support to become an active participants in your treatment.
I have trained in a variety of mental health settings treating adolescents and adults. These settings include hospitals, community and private-based clinical sites. My training includes working with elite (e.g., university) athletes. I believe that therapy is an essential way to understand how the emotional and physical bodies are connected. Gaining insight of the internal self, and learning the mind-body connection, guides us to acknowledging and accepting our actions, reactions, and behaviors.
I approach my work with sensitivity and in response to the needs presented by the individual or family. My professional work demonstrates an ability to respect the individual needs of others when, at times, life presents expected or unexpected challenges. I believe a non-judgemental approach in practice helps to support individuals as they take a new approach to old and new challenges. Margaret is a certified training and supervising analyst and is on the faculty of The Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies where she teaches several courses in both the child and adult training programs. Margaret is an author.
Are you looking for a professional to help you express and communicate your emotional truth in important relationships in your life? Are you looking to find your emotional and perceptional balance in everyday life? Disconnection, loneliness, anxiety, despair, substance abuse and depression, are often the result of the inability to express ones emotional truth and find one's emotional balance in everyday life. If you or your loved one struggles in any of these areas contact me.
I am a licensed psychologist with extensive experience working with children, teens, adults, and families from various backgrounds. I provide both psychotherapy and parent consultation and conduct neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations. I have worked in a variety of settings in the NYC area and am now in private practice here in New Jersey * where I am available to take new clients for therapy and testing *
Anxiety is part of being human, but drowning in it shouldn't be. Jon Kabat-Zinn once said "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf". It seems to be one thing after another leaving you more anxious than you already were. The overwhelming feeling of being stuck with no way out. The fear of the next panic attack. The next new thing making your heart race a million miles an hour. How do you even begin to process it all? Many times we have the tools already in our tool box but may not be aware they are there or how to utilize them. Let me work alongside you to find and strengthen your coping skills.
Are you feeling stuck in your daily life? Are you feeling burned out? Do you feel no motivation to wake up and make changes that you think are necessary? I believe therapy can make changes in your daily life so that you feel motivated and empowered to continue which will result in a significant decrease in general stress level. As a trained therapist, I will walk with you to help you to see where you are and where you are heading within a holistic, client-centered approach. You will encounter small and large challenges throughout your life. You can benefit from therapy sessions by learning how to better manage these stressors.
Please note that my practice is currently full. I will remove this message when I have more availability. Being a good therapist requires more than being a good listener. My treatment style is dynamic, interpersonal, and focused on creating real and lasting change. Contact me today and start living the life you want.
We take a comprehensive approach to understand the challenges our clients face on a daily basis. We strive to turn these challenges into positive and measurable outcomes. We help individuals by teaching evidence-based techniques which can be applied directly to the workplace, athletics and social/emotional functioning. Our clients learn how to perform effectively by increasing focus and attention, setting specific goals, decreasing negative emotions and increasing confidence. Whether you are an adolescent, professional in the workplace, competitive athlete, or an individual adapting to a life transition, we can help you to articulate and achieve your personal goals.
An essential component of therapeutic success is forming a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship. I engage with my clients through active listening, conversations, and with a sense of humor, providing a comfortable and collaborative space for them to work towards implementing change. In order to assist my clients in meeting their goals, I am both compassionate and straightforward in order to provide encouragement, support and direction.
One of the most difficult things to do is to recognize we need help... for even the strongest and most healthy can need a trusted mentor and healer at some point. Our personal lives and experiences shouldn't be trusted to just anyone; and it is difficult to find a qualified therapist who is both skilled in their work and able to connect with others in an empathetic way. Rob has this blend of unique and important abilities. He believes that successful therapy is working toward the ability to heal, recover, and thrive in one's life. Rob is a Clinical Director at Minisink Psychology & Psychotherapy in Ridgewood, NJ.
Are you a teen or young adult who is feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, depression, or just the stress of day-to-day life? Are you having difficulty in school due to anxiety or sad thoughts? As a parent, do you want to understand your son or daughter's challenges in addition to working on having better communication as a family? I understand the pressure that young people face as they are expected to maintain good grades and socialize with peers while going through many developmental changes. Our therapy sessions can be a supportive and understanding environment for you.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Ridgewood 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 Ridgewood 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 Ridgewood, or Child Psychologists in Ridgewood.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Ridgewood 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 Ridgewood 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.