Therapy is an opportunity to enhance your own wellness by attending to and tuning in to you. Together we can work through feelings, behaviors and actions that are obstacles to you living a fulfilling and authentic life. You will gain a deeper understanding of yourself and how you relate to the world around you. My approach is client-centered and strengths-based.
Active listening, giving clients a lot of feedback and always focusing on the client's goals are hallmarks of my work. I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years of experience in individual, marital and family therapy. I was originally trained as a family therapist but have expanded over the years to other techniques-especially cognitive behavioral therapy. I have strong professional connections with psychiatrists if an evaluation for medication is necessary. My professional style is interactive, supportive and direct. I have a general practice with areas of specialty in depression, anxiety, eating disorders and grief work.
I am a licensed clinical social worker intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) specializing in the treatment of adolescents, young adults and adults suffering from mood disorders, depression, anxiety and borderline personality disorder (BPD). DBT is a therapy designed to teach people how to live in the moment, cope healthily with stress, regulate emotions and improve relationships with others. In DBT you and I will work to together to resolve the seeming contradiction between self-acceptance and change in order to bring about positive changes in your life.
Sometimes life can become overwhelming and people need a place to come to find comfort and understanding. I provide a supportive and accepting atmosphere. I work very well with children and adolescents with a variety of social and emotional difficulties. I additionally provide treatment to adults and teens suffering from mood disorders, family conflict, and sexual orientation concerns.
Therapy is an empowering and affirming experience. I engage in an individualized and collaborative approach that employs varied techniques to best address your concerns and situation. It is important to create an atmosphere of safety where difficult thoughts and feelings can be freely explored. I am actively engaged and empathic. Collaboration between therapist and client is fundamental in eliciting growth & change. In my years of experience I have seen how therapy leads to growth and enhanced quality of life and overall well-being. People can change to become the fullest version of themselves and live the lives they want to live.
Making the decision to see a therapist is hard but if you are reading this, you've already taken the first step towards wellness and a better you. Celebrate small victories - they lead to bigger ones! Maybe you have a specific challenge you'd like to work through. Maybe you just need to talk. Maybe you don't even know what is motivating your behaviors and beliefs but you know you are ready for a change. Whatever your "it" is, I would love to assist you in exploring, learning, and growing. I meet clients where they are and encourage them to face their fears, achieve goals and take steps towards the life they've always wanted.
Struggling with relationship issues, anxiety and depression? I help couples and individual adults and adolescents in a safe and growth promoting environment. A caring clinician, a resident of Montclair for more than 30 years, I have been in practice for more than 30 years. In addition to other venues, I have been a psychotherapist at University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ for more than 15 years. I provide services in English as well as in Spanish. .
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MA, LCADC, LCSW
Families evolve and change over time. As individuals age and grow, their roles within the family also change. The family can help - or hinder - individual and personal growth. Family work can help to make the family a positive source of support. Family work will help you to step back and observe emotional patterns and processes. There definitely can be family change with only one person in the room working with a therapist. In physics there is an adage: for every action there is a reaction.
Listening to the narrative of every person's life is fascinating to me. I am empathic, interactive and am a firm believer that good therapy brings results that make people feel more comfortable, empowered, and gives you the strength that is needed to grow. Therapy begins with identifying destructive themes that repeatedly arise, and interfere with one's life. I believe that therapy should be transformative, and provide a healing experience. I am particularly skilled in working with panic disorder/, depression, divorce conflict, and trauma, including sexual abuse.
Mario Dartayet- Rodriguez holds an M.S.W from New York University. He is a New York State Licensed Master Social Worker and a New Jersey Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Mr. Dartayet-Rodriguez is a Certified Sex Addictions Therapist (CSAT) and is graduate of the Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions Program at the William Alanson White Institute.
Join me on a journey of self discovery and empowerment. I provide a safe environment in which to understand the roots of your difficulties and to change self-defeating patterns of behavior, which interfere with work and intimate relationships. I love my work and continue to learn so much from the courageous people I work with as they struggle to make changes in their lives. I have 30+ years of experience working with individuals and couples. My treatment approach may include psychodynamic psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, ACS
ACCEPTING that we sometimes need help with life's challenges can be both difficult and overwhelming. My goal is to make GETTING that help easy by creating a safe, non-judgmental counseling environment. My counseling approach is supportive and empathic, while emphasizing self-awareness, empowerment and the ability to change.
Dr Srednicki specializes in Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and other anxiety and compulsive related disorders. He is a New York and New Jersey licensed psychologist, Graduate of the Behavior Therapy Training Institute, the country's foremost OCD training program, sponsored by the International OCD Foundation and a long standing member of the Trichotillomania Learning Center. Dr. Srednicki is certified to work with "Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors," and Trichotillomania as well. He is also Board Certified in Neurofeedback. Dr Srednicki is the founder of Upper Montclair Psychological Associates, LLC.
People often turn to psychotherapy when our usual ways of coping with the world become inadequate or counterproductive. We may feel overwhelmed by events, or experience a painful awareness that our lives are not what we want them to be. Sometimes life transitions, such as the loss of a loved one, birth of a child, divorce, job change, or retirement challenge our sense of self, our ties to others, and our understanding of what's important to us. We experience symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Over the past 42 years, I have devoted my practice to the treatment of people who want to feel happier with themselves, their relationships with their children, spouses, or family of origin. Many times people suffer from low self esteem, anxiety and depression. Parents come in with issues around their adolescent's behavior. Adults wish to improve how they communicate to their spouses, or would like to deal more effectively with problems at work and with bosses, or other authority figures. Many need help with everyday functioning, and some are struggling with confidence issues and initiative to set positive goals for the future.
My clients are looking to grow in strength and internal coping skills to help them overcome identified dysfunctions in thinking and behaving. Those with histories of trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, domestic abuse, and stress management issues and who want to change negative thoughts and patterns of reacting in order to meet interpersonal, romantic, or professional goals would benefit from working with me.
I am a down to earth and compassionate individual, couples and family therapist with over 25 years experience. Before going into full time private practice I worked in inpatient psychiatry and chemical dependency as a therapist and a supervisor in two teaching hospitals in Manhattan. I went on to conduct clinical training seminars for a mental health consulting agency across the country. I am skilled in evidence-based therapies for anxiety, mood disorders and addictions and enjoy nothing more than working collaboratively with clients to find fresh and creative solutions to the problems they present.
Hello, I am a clinical psychologist with more than 17 years of experience providing psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, and interpersonal difficulties. I received my Masters in Education from Harvard University and my PhD in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University. I welcome clients from all backgrounds and ethnicities into my practice, and use an interpersonal and eclectic approach to facilitate an exploration of issues causing on-going worry and/or distress. I have a long history of helping to improve the lives of those who have worked with me.
People seek therapy because they wish to make a difference in their lives. They may struggle with anxiety, depression, loss, low self-esteem, relationship issues, life transitions, trauma, parenting challlenges. They may be contemplating a life change or curious about the emotional obstacles interfering with their ability to change. We will collaborate to establish your own goals for therapy and work together to gain clarity so that those goals become available to you.
The many challenges you have faced in your life have led you to begin the process of seeking knowledge & insight into ways of overcoming these obstacles. No matter if it is a mood, behavioral or relational issue you are faced with, you want results! A lot may be on the line at this point in your life such as your marriage, your job or the well-being of you and your family. Regardless, it is time to do something about it!
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Upper Montclair 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 Upper Montclair 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 Upper Montclair, or Child Psychologists in Upper Montclair.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Upper Montclair 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 Upper Montclair 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.