Are you frustrated with your personal or work relationships? Has a life trauma affected your life and you just don’t know how to cope? Do you need help discovering your life’s path? My specialties include working with children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling with opposition, conduct disorders, anxiety, depression, grief and trauma. I have been working in the counseling field with groups, individuals and families since 2009. I am truly kind and patient in my approach to working with my clients.
I try to create a safe, trusting environment for my clients and work to bring an authenticity and sense of humor to therapy. My treatment approach is eclectic, and uses research-based methods, such as cognitive behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy to help clients reach their goals. In general, I help clients learn more about their emotional selves to develop a deeper understanding of how they are built and what they need to cope more effectively. We also dig into old narratives that can get in the way of present goals, and work to develop more mindful ways of thinking that support what clients want in life.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, ACS
Feeling depressed, anxious, or having difficulty concentrating? Do you feel stuck? Tired of repeating the same patterns and behaviors? The good news is that there are effective treatments for depression and anxiety. The earlier treatment starts, the better. Psychotherapy is designed to help people work on thoughts and behaviors. Together we can identify negative and distortive beliefs and help replace them with positive, healthy ones.
I work with individuals, couples and families. My goal is to help couples work through major stumbling blocks that often occur in long term relationships, and to help them communicate with each other and parent in the best way possible for the well being of their children. I often find that people in long term relationships have different languages of love, and expectations built on them. Sometimes helping one member of the couple have empathy and understanding of the other's language can help resolve couples issues.
I am here to help you navigate life's journey and take your control back. I am dedicated to helping my clients promote change in order to live a happier and healthier life. I have extensive experience in dealing with those who are struggling with changes in life's circumstances, whether it be health status, trauma, grief and loss, relationships (divorce), anxiety, depression, or self esteem. Although we cannot always predict what will come our way, together we can find a way to cope with the unpredictability of life while promoting your health and well-being.
In these stressful times, feelings of anxiety and isolation can be overwhelming. I am here to support you. I can help you cope with all your stress, whether you feel depressed, anxious, disconnected ... or just feel like you are stuck where you are. Together we can explore strategies to help you manage your feelings, what's getting in your way, and uncover ways you can begin to move forward. We can develop a treatment plan with goals that are both meaningful and achievable. Then I can help you understand where you are, decide where you want to be, and very importantly, how to get there. Call me for a consultation to get going!
Is the trauma you are experiencing so debilitating you are stuck in place? Is chronic illness holding you back from being the healthiest you can be? Are adjustment issues getting in the way of moving forward in life? With the right team player on your side, you can learn skills to work through these and other issues preventing you from living your best life.
If you struggle with disabling anxiety or depression, an inability to enjoy your life, or difficulties in close relationships, psychotherapy can help. If you are attempting to cope with your own, or a family member's, alcohol or drug abuse and the situation is out of control, psychotherapy can help. If current life stresses are overwhelming you, psychotherapy can help.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, LPC, NCC
In helping people gain balance and quality of life, I rely upon Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness techniques. These evidence-based approaches give clients the education needed for personal growth, and anxiety-free living. Psychoeducation, CBT and Mindfulness allow clients to move away from therapy sooner and apply their new found skills to daily living. Learning new ways to perceive their world with more clarity and understanding frees clients to explore more about themselves, leading to a healthier and more satisfying life.
Do you need someone who has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of presenting issues. This includes but is not limited to anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/ unresolved loss, family conflict, relationship issues, life transitions, workplace challenges, sports performance, stress management, and infertility/ perinatal loss. I will work with you to navigate through your life circumstances to develop strategies to reduce and resolve emotional distress.
I counsel 'tweens, teens, and the families who love them. Kids make mistakes - it's how they learn. When they repeat the mistakes without learning, counseling can help. Together, we tackle the wide range of mental health challenges to your family's flexibility and resilience. Adults, seniors and all types of couples are also welcome to the counseling process. Let's find the best way to knock down the barriers to your well-being.
I imagine you’re here because you or someone you care about is struggling. We have all been there. I value the courage it takes to acknowledge our limits and ask for help when we need it. I have worked with many clients who were feeling overwhelmed, disconnected from people they love, frustrated by a relationship, or burdened by stress, worry, or sadness. Whether you are looking to find relief for yourself, help your child, or improve the quality of your relationship — I can help. You deserve relief.
Michael D. Zito, Ph.D. is a New Jersey Licensed Psychologist #3599 and owner of Morristown Clinical and Sport Psychology with offices in Morristown and Watchung. In his clinical practice, he provides individual, marital, family and group therapy and assessments to children, adolescents and adults. In his work with children and adolescents, he utilizes a comprehensive approach by also providing parenting strategies to support his therapy work. Dr. Zito's therapeutic intervention reflects an eclectic and strategic (research supported) blend of cognitive behavioral, family systems, positive psychology and psychodynamic perspectives along with an understanding of biological contributions.
I am a psychologist in practice for 30 years.I have a diverse clinical practice working with adults, adolescents, couples and families.I am an experienced psychotherapist with expertise in psychodynamic, cognitive, gestalt, existential approaches. This allows me to tailor my counseling to the specific needs of each person. I was trained to treat TMS by world renowned Dr. John Sarno and Dr. Arlene Feinblatt at NYU Medical Center/The Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine. I counsel people with anxiety, psychophysical pain/TMS, depression, stress and trauma. I help with discovering or re-discovering their inner needs and with bringing those needs to fruition.
Life is full of challenges both large and small. Sometimes, we need the help of someone else to face these challenges. I want to work with you to help you overcome life's ups and downs by setting goals, using a wide variety of techniques, communicating openly and honestly with each other and adding in a good sense of humor. The relationship with your therapist needs to feel safe and warm so that you can talk openly and achieve your goals. I have experience in many different settings including inpatient, crisis management and outpatient services. I enjoy working with children, young adults and adults alike.
I have specialized in addiction counseling, treating co-occurring disorders in a variety of settings including outpatient, intensive outpatient, and harm reduction MAT modalities. I work with clients to address underlying issues, obtain coping skills, implement recovery plans, and develop healthy support systems to sustain a long lasting recovery. At Calm and Sense Therapy, I offer substance abuse counseling for Level I treatment, as well as evaluations for court-related issues, school or work clearance, and IDRC.
Terri has worked with adolescents, adults, and families in outpatient settings as a psychotherapist and in a business environment as a clinical supervisor for clinical staff and graduate interns. She has experience in - but not limited to - treating depression, anxiety, family issues, grief, trauma, life transitions and stress management.
Lisa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with many years of experience working with children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families on a variety of issues: anxiety, depression, ADHD, oppositional defiance and conduct disorders, trauma, grief and loss, different forms of abuse, and adjustment disorders. Lisa also is knowledgeable in the fields of learning disorders and special education, autism, adoption and foster care, separation/ divorce/blended families, chronic health issues, and chronic pain. She has advanced certification in Adoption Studies. Lisa is licensed in New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
I believe that most people are inherently able to be happy and be at peace with themselves. Yet, many struggle to maintain that attitude. It happens because various feelings and thoughts that are echoes of past traumatic experiences, interfere in dealing with current problems and create a mood of dejection and/or paralysis. I practice the type of therapy that involves identifying and taming inner forces that meddle with emotional well-being and healthy relationships. As a therapist, I help my patients to prevent impending emotional or interpersonal crisis, or to find a way out of the crisis if it has already flared up.
Is your child or teenager struggling with anxiety or depression? Are you worrying about yourself or your children? Does it sometimes feel like there are no answers and you have tried everything? There is help and there are answers.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Watchung 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 Watchung 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 Watchung, or Child Psychologists in Watchung.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Watchung 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 Watchung 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.