Listed in Anxiety Treatment Experts
61 N. Maple Ave., Suite 201
Depressed, anxious, problems in a relationship. These are some of the issues that people bring into therapy. As I see it, therapy needs to provide a non-judgmental, accepting and supportive space to work on the problems one faces. I strive to treat each person as a unique individual, helping them to direct the treatment that will move them beyond the problems that they are now facing to a life that is hopefully more fulfilling and less painful. It is my aim to help each individual to deal with the issues that are affecting them and causing them the emotional pain that has lead them to seek psychotherapy. I seek to truly listen to each person, to deal with them with respect and work with them as the unique individual that they are. No two people are the same and I do not provide a cookie cutter approach to the work that I do. Each person has his or her own needs, pains, strengths and issues that need addressing.
Patients have described me as 'caring, nurturing, gentle, and direct' as a therapist. Through psychotherapy, we can help make sense of what is feeling wrong, relieve your anxiety and depression, heal wounds, sadness and anger from relationships, grieve losses, and help you improve your self-esteem and regain your ability for closeness and intimacy.
I specialize in working with adults with depression or anxiety and difficulties in relationships and with children and adolescents with depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD and behavioral difficulties. Too often the focus is exclusively on the symptoms and the underlying problems are ignored. In that situation, problems will resurface in a short time, as the causes for the difficulties have not been dealt with. While the symptoms obviously have to be addressed, I believe that all too often the causes for the difficulties are not addressed in short-term highly structured therapy. Psychotherapy needs to look at causes and not simply the overt symptoms.
During the 33 years that I have been in practice I have worked with individuals with a wide variety of difficulties. The issues have ranged from depression and anxiety to difficulties in relationships with spouses, friends, and children/parents. I have worked with suicidal individuals and with those facing crises in their home or work situations. I work with children and adolescents with a wide variety of difficulties from ADD/ADHD to oppositional behavior, depression and drug problems. As well I have specialized in treating individuals who suffer from PTSD, and histories of sexual and/or physical abuse. In other words, I work with the variety of problems that people develop as they live, work, grow and develop in our society.
I have a Masters in Clinical Social Work from the University of Michigan. Subsequently to this I studied for 8 years at the British Psychoanalytic Society/Institute of Psychoanalysis in London to become an Adult Psychoanalyst.
I also spent 4 years studying at The Anna Freud Centre In London in their Training program in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis. I am Board Certified and a Fellow of the International Psychoanalytic Association.
I provide Individual Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis with children, adolescents and adults. I also treat couples in Marital Therapy and work with families in Family Therapy.
Court Ordered Evaluations
Worker's Compensation Evaluations
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
Impulse Control Disorders
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Age Specialties: Children
Session Formats: Individual
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Traditional and any out of network.
Insurance and Billing Instructions: I accept cash or check in payment. I accept most PPO and Traditional Master Medical insurance and also provide sliding scale rates for individuals who are uninsured, if there are financial issues. However, due to the intrusion of managed behavioral health companies in the delivery of appropriate treatment, I am no longer accepting insurance contracts which restrict the quality of care I can provide.
As an LCSW in New Jersey, all insurances that have out of network benefits must reimburse for my services.
My standard fee is $175 per session.
I have a limited sliding scale dependent upon the individual's financial situation
Accepted Insurance: Any PPO
Any Out of Network Plan
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling, Couples and Family Therapy, Court Ordered Evaluations, Forensic Evaluations, Psychological Evaluations, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, Forensic Psychotherapy Practice.