Other Counseling Services

Every person is unique.  While EMDR therapy is our specialty, our team of therapists are trained in a variety of evidence-based approaches. Together, we'll craft a personalized treatment plan just for you, reflecting your individuality and goals. Whether you're seeking healing from trauma or simply striving for personal growth, our tailored approach ensures that your journey towards well-being is as unique as you are. 

ACT  


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a versatile psychotherapeutic approach effective in treating a diverse range of psychological issues and mental health conditions. By teaching mindfulness skills and promoting acceptance of thoughts and emotions, ACT assists individuals in managing conditions such as anxiety disorders, depression, chronic pain, stress, trauma, substance use disorders, eating disorders, and workplace stress. Through fostering psychological flexibility and encouraging actions aligned with personal values, ACT empowers individuals to lead more fulfilling and meaningful lives, even in the presence of challenging circumstances or symptoms.

DBT informed Therapy


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) informed therapy is a type of psychotherapy that integrates DBT principles of dialectics, mindfulness, and behaviorism to help individuals manage intense emotions, improve interpersonal relationships, and develop skills for coping with distressing situations. Originally developed to treat borderline personality disorder (BPD), DBT has since been adapted for various mental health conditions, including mood disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders, and PTSD. It emphasizes the balance between acceptance and change, teaching clients skills such as emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and mindfulness to enhance their overall well-being and quality of life.

CBT


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a widely used and evidence-based form of psychotherapy that focuses on the connection between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. It aims to help individuals identify and challenge negative or distorted thoughts and beliefs, leading to changes in emotions and behaviors. By teaching practical strategies and skills, CBT helps individuals develop healthier coping mechanisms and problem-solving abilities to address a variety of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety disorders, phobias, and PTSD.

ERP/ ExRP


Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) or Exposure and Ritual Prevention (ExRP) therapy is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) commonly used to treat anxiety disorders, particularly obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). In this approach, individuals are gradually exposed to situations or stimuli that trigger their anxiety or obsessions while simultaneously refraining from engaging in their usual compulsive or avoidant behaviors. Through repeated exposure to feared situations without engaging in compulsions, individuals learn to tolerate discomfort and anxiety, leading to a reduction in symptoms over time. This therapy aims to help individuals break the cycle of anxiety and avoidance, allowing them to regain control over their lives and improve their overall well-being.

IFS


IFS therapy stands for Internal Family Systems therapy, a type of psychotherapy that focuses on understanding and integrating the different parts of an individual's personality or psyche. In IFS therapy, it is believed that individuals have various "parts" within themselves, each with its own unique characteristics, emotions, and intentions. These parts can sometimes conflict with each other, leading to inner turmoil and emotional distress. The goal of IFS therapy is to help individuals develop self-awareness, compassion, and harmony among their internal parts by exploring and understanding their roles and relationships. Through this process, individuals can achieve greater emotional balance, self-acceptance, and personal growth.

Animal- assisted therapy


Animal-assisted psychotherapy (AAP) is a therapeutic approach that involves animals, typically trained therapy animals such as dogs, cats, or horses, as part of the therapeutic process. In AAP, animals are incorporated into therapy sessions to facilitate emotional healing, improve social skills, and enhance overall well-being. Interactions with therapy animals can help individuals feel more comfortable, reduce stress and anxiety, increase trust and empathy, and promote relaxation. AAP is used to address a variety of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, and developmental disorders, and it can be particularly beneficial for individuals who may have difficulty engaging in traditional talk therapy approaches.


Couples therapy


Couples therapy is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on improving the relationship dynamics between romantic partners. In couples therapy, a trained therapist helps couples identify and address underlying issues, improve communication and conflict resolution skills, and strengthen emotional bonds and intimacy. Through structured sessions and exercises, couples learn to understand each other's perspectives, express their needs and concerns constructively, and work together to overcome challenges and build a healthier and more fulfilling relationship. Couples therapy can address a wide range of issues, including communication problems, conflicts, infidelity, sexual difficulties, and transitions such as marriage or parenthood.

LGBTQIA+ affirming therapy


LGBTQIA+ therapy, also known as queer-affirmative therapy or LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy, is a specialized form of psychotherapy that provides support and affirmation for individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, or any other sexual orientation or gender identity within the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. In LGBTQIA+ therapy, therapists are trained to be knowledgeable and sensitive to the unique challenges and experiences faced by LGBTQIA+ individuals, such as discrimination, stigma, coming out, gender dysphoria, and identity exploration. The goal of LGBTQIA+ therapy is to create a safe and inclusive space where individuals can explore their identities, address mental health concerns, navigate relationship issues, and develop coping strategies while receiving validation and support for their authentic selves.

Virtual Therapy


Virtual therapy, also known as online therapy or teletherapy, is when you talk to a therapist through a computer, phone, or tablet instead of going to an office. You can do it from wherever you feel comfortable. It's a convenient way to get help without having to leave your house.  We offer virtual therapy using  HIPPA- compliant platforms to protect your privacy.  


*Note NJ state law requires the client be in the state of NJ at the time of service