Life is a wonderful, and at times difficult journey. When you experience anxiety, depression, trauma or relationship/family issues on top of the pressures of daily life, coping effectively can be overwhelming. Yet know that with the right support and toolbox of skills, you have the ability to prioritize your happiness and achieve your goals. Your journey to assemble this tool box does not have to happen alone. I can provide a nurturing space where you can gain insight into unwanted patterns of behavior, identify and challenge unhelpful automatic thinking patterns and get in touch with your innate strength.
How does my child get along with his/her peers? Is my child sensitive to the feelings of others? Can my child wait and control their impulses? How aware is my child of his/her feelings? Can my child respect others "space," make new friends, maintain a conversation and are they really listening when someone is speaking? These are just a few questions my clients ask themselves before seeking my services. I have years of experience helping children and young adults who are grappling with these areas. Feel free to visit my website for more information regarding social skills training.
Does it feel like you can't get a grip on your emotions? One minute you're stressed to the max, next minute you hit a crushing depression and then to feel so anxious you can't move in any direction. These are just a few issues I can help you learn to overcome AND control so you can have a productive and satisfying life. I have helped people regain a peaceful and happy lifestyle and I can help you too.
Hilary is experienced working with child survivors of child abuse and maltreatment who have been diagnosed with PTSD, Adjustment Disorders, Attachment Disorder, and behavioral issues. She also has experience providing individual and group therapy to clients on a variety of topics and areas of concern, including, but not limited to ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders, Anger Management, Gender Identity, and coping with medical diagnoses. Most recently, Hilary completed postgraduate training on Perinatal Mood Disorders to assist women, men, and couples cope with infertility, pregnancy loss, postpartum depression and trauma.
**NEW GROUP AVAILABLE** You thought you would be embracing your vision of motherhood. Instead, you may find yourself crippled by waves of anxiety and sadness. Thoughts about your baby getting hurt or not breathing keep intruding in your mind. You worry that you’re not feeling the love and connection you imagined. Exhausted, you feel detached and angry. You’re not. Perhaps, you’re struggling with a birth experience that did not go as expected. It may have been anything from an unexpected cesarean to a near death experience which continues to cause physical and emotional pain. This emotional pain does not have to last forever.
Presence of Mind Therapy is a private practice specializing in empowering young adults struggling with inner conflict. Our therapists help clients find happiness and purpose by exploring day-to-day stressors, deeper subconscious themes, and individual spirituality. We offer telehealth, in office, and wellness group services. We practice from a place of authentic connection and SEE you as you currently exist. Begin your transformation through practices in CBT, exploring subconscious themes, and experiences such as guided meditation and deep breathing. Let us be your bridge between hope and change.
Through empathetic listening, my approach to psychotherapy is grounded in establishing warm, trusting, and collaborative relationships with diverse clients. We all face challenges in life that can leave us feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and frustrated. As a CFCC clinician, I value the development of the therapeutic relationship and recognize the dignity and worth of clients. My focus is to support clients to cope with life challenges and hardships in order to achieve their goals. I utilize various treatment approaches to help clients which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychoeducation, and Trauma-Informed Therapy.
Melissa has redirected her professional focus over the last decade to Clinical Mental Health and Holistic Health Interventions. She is committed and not limited to provide healing treatment for those struggling with trauma, anxiety, self-esteem issues, attention deficiet hyperactiity disorder, post traumatic distress, mood disorders, personality disorders, grief/loss, life transistions/adjustment, substance abuse and co-ocurring disorders. Melissa practices from a holistic client centered approach that focuses on the therapeutic relationship and incorporates clinical and holistic interventions that are tailored to the individual.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults utilizing an empathetic approach to help clients through difficult times as well as achieve maximum success in order to reach their personal goals. Together we will uncover and build on your strengths while addressing areas where improvement is desired.Trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) which focuses on reducing emotional suffering through mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. These strategies may be particularly helpful for first responders, people experiencing PTSD, and any person aiming to reduce distress.
Some of the problems I treat in individual psychotherapy include anxiety and stress, depression, grief and loss and the myriad challenges that come with any life transition. I currently focus my practice on working with adults, both individually and as couples. When working with couples I include practical information on exactly what the research has to say on what makes relationships succeed in general. I then focus on the deeper and more personal factors that that are helping or hindering a couple in finding their way to each other and to greater relationship satisfaction. I can help you live your life better.
Many of us often feel constrained and emotionally overwhelmed by life challenges. As a licensed and experienced psychologist, I can provide you with a confidential space to help ease your emotional pain and offer guidance as you regain control over your circumstances. My areas of specialty include, but is not limited to, depression, anxiety, bereavement, and relationship discord. I generally work from a multicultural lens and use evidence-based styles that consist of an interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) approach infused with cognitive behavioral techniques (CBT).
I can help you explore the issues which may prevent you from having success in your personal and or professional relationships. By helping you acquire a new perspective while building upon personal strengths, together, we can work to create the change you would like to make in your life. I will address underlying thoughts and beliefs about yourself that you may be struggling with in order to feel heard and understood in a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental manner. My goal is to help my clients develop self awareness and self acceptance while developing the ability to have fulfilling lives and rewarding relationships.
Resolve Community Counseling Center offers the services of 14 masters' and doctoral level mental health clinicians (LPCs, LAC's, LCADC's, PsyD), under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. We work with families and children of all ages, couples and adults experiencing a variety of mental health challenges. We also carry out psychological evaluations for clinical and forensic purposes. With our large clinical staff, we are able to accommodate the needs of most every person seeking assistance. We are a private nonprofit agency, with a mission to help our community members with low cost but quality, confidential and caring mental health services.
I approach therapy with a client-centered, interpersonal stance to create a safe, non-judgemental, collaborative working relationship. My approach is holistic, taking into consideration all aspects of my client's life. Many of my clients present with the following concerns: anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, parenting, work problems, eating disorders and weight issues.
People struggling with fears, depression, relational problems, especially people who have somehow "lost" themselves tend to experience me as deeply compassionate yet able to target the primary cause(s) of their pain and identify what they may be doing to contribute to the ongoing problems in their lives. A sometimes surprising part of my therapeutic manner is that I am interactive in sessions while maintaining great respect for a person's capacity to direct their own lives and utilize their current pain toward growth of their real self and, hence, an enlivened life.
Are you having trouble focusing on the task in front of you? Is your child/teen having school issues that are presenting troubles at home? Are you having a hard time getting through your day in college or at work? I have extensive background with children/preteens/teens/adults by helping you climb through issues that seem insurmountable.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who has been practicing for 30+ years. I was trained in Cognitive Behavior therapy and have training in Substance Abuse as well as Depression and Anxiety. I have special experience working with Chronic pain patients and doing presurgical psychological evaluations. I believe that by providing a warm, nurturing and safe space, I can help you understand and work through the obstacles that have been preventing you from living your best life and making positive life changes. I look forward to helping you take the first step to the life you'd like to live.
LeighAnn can help you learn to control anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, peer/relationship problems, and adjustment/life transitions. She takes a motivational interviewing approach and utilizes techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy. LeighAnn will listen and help identify your goals and values as well as your thought patterns surrounding an issue. Her goal is to help individuals grow in alignment with a version of themselves that they are confident in.
Do you feel at a loss with your life spinning out of control? Are family issues growing larger than Mount Everest? Do you just need help understanding your children in today's "new normal?" Erica Scheflin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years experience. She received her BA from University of Rochester and her Masters in Social Work from Fordham University. Erica’s specialties include, but are not limited to, working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, perinatal mood disorders, infertility, divorce, and life transitions.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Scotch Plains 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 Scotch Plains 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 Scotch Plains, or Child Psychologists in Scotch Plains.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Scotch Plains 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 Scotch Plains 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.