Therapists have many different levels of training and come from varying academic orientations. In order to practice privately, therapists must have graduate degrees in either Social Work, Psychology, Medicine, Theology, Counseling and Education or a degree in Marital and Family therapy. Therapists can also practice with or without post-graduate training.
I have a Masters degree in Social Work and a post-graduate training and certification in Contemporary Psychoanalysis from the Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy of New Jersey http://cppnj.org. and formerly directed the NJ Couples Therapy Training Program at CPPNJ http://www.cppnj.org. Early in my career I was also trained in family systems and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Overview of Treatment
- Individual therapy: Increase self-understanding in order to work through a problem or an issue that negatively impacts your ability to work, love or play.
- Couple therapy: Assist you and your partner with learning mindful communication skills and about “conscious relating” to better understand each other. If increasing intimacy is your goal, I will help you develop your ability to share feelings and thoughts in order to turn to each other as a source of connection and support.
- Parenting consultation: Assist you in teaching your child self-discipline, self-respect and how to communicate effectively.
- Substance use counseling and therapy: Assist you in understanding and making decisions about your relationship with alcohol/other drugs.