Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
License/State: 44SC05749000, NJ
You may be ready to take a courageous first step and choose a therapist for your needs. I treat your concerns in a non-judgmental environment of respect and confidentiality. I am certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This type of approach helps to better understand how your thoughts contribute to behaviors that may lead to emotional distress. CBT is effective to help anxiety, fears, obsessions/compulsions, relationship issues, self-esteem and depression.
I am certified in telehealth. We have immediate openings for anyone in need of services during this uncertain time. Insurances accepted.
In addition, I am a Certified Grief Recovery Counselor (The Grief Recovery Method). Grief is the normal and natural emotional response to loss. Death, divorce, pet loss, moving, starting college, change in finances, or an end to a romantic relationship can trigger a grief response. Grief is emotional, not logical. Our first contact will put your concerns at ease . I have helped individuals, couples, and families work through life’s difficulties. Call or email to schedule a phone consultation. My office staff will process your insurance for you.
Our first contact will put your concerns at ease . I have helped individuals, couples, and families work through life’s difficulties. Call or email to schedule a phone consultation. My office staff will process your insurance for you.
Stephanie Sammarco, LPC, NCC, ACS
License/State: 37PC00521000, NJ
Hello there! I take an eclectic approach to counseling. First and foremost, establishing a trusting therapeutic alliance between client and therapist is of most importance. I use mainly a client-centered approach to the therapy along with cognitive-behavioral therapy mixed with other therapies depending on the client’s needs. I have been practicing mental health therapy for over 15 years. I have worked in non-profit mental health agencies where I performed outpatient therapy and was an intake coordinator. I have worked in hospitals and private practice. I have also done crisis work where I performed mental health assessments at a busy emergency room in New Jersey. Some of the students I have worked with have been from Rutgers University, College of NJ, and Princeton University who sometimes would seek therapy to find life direction, career counseling, anxiety, depression, LGBTQ related struggles and other issues. Couples, families, young adults and adults have been a significant part of my practice and nonprofit work.
First and foremost, establishing a trusting therapeutic alliance between client and therapist is of most importance.
Experience: Trained in EMDR, trained in Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Person-centered therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, Adlerian therapy, Family systems approach to families & couples.
GEORGETTE BARKALA, LPC, LPCMH, NCC, RPT
License/State: 37PC00719700 , NJ
Therapy is a journey worth taking and I would be honored to take that journey with you. I am a Person-Centered therapist who believes in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship. The three most important things in this relationship are genuineness, empathy and unconditional positive regard. I strive to be this for every person I meet. My goals is to help you align your inner world with your outer world and bring you closer to your authentic self. You will have the freedom to explore past or present traumatic experiences at a pace that is comfortable for you while developing healthy coping skills. Children will build self-esteem and self-awareness in a fun and relaxed way.
I primarily use Cognitive-Behavioral and Psychodynamic interventions. As a Registered Play Therapist, I incorporate the expressive arts (play, music, art, sand tray) when working with children or adults. These creative interventions allow for the expression of inner conflict that can sometimes be difficult to express in words. My experience includes working as a community mental health outpatient therapist and as an in-home therapist to children in foster care transitioning to adoption. I volunteered at the Common Ground Grief Center in Manasquan to support grieving children and taught Psychology courses for Brookdale Community College as an Adjunct Professor.
There is no greater gift you can give yourself than understanding who you are. It takes courage to reach out for help and I am here to help you. I want to hear your story. You are not alone.
Michelle Ten Eyck, LCSW
License/State: 44SC05440100 , NJ
My name is Michelle, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over 20 years of experience in this field, in various settings. I have experience working with individuals, families, adolescents and groups. I have worked with anxiety, mood disorders, stress, family and relationship issues, addiction, chronic illness, and serious mental illness, and how it affects the family.
I work with a non-judgmental, gentle style. I believe that the client must be truly comfortable, and feel safe, to get the most benefit from sessions. I believe in meeting the client where he or she is at, and creating a plan that works for each individual.
I use mostly Client-Centered theory, however some of my work includes some Cognitive Behavioral techniques. If you think we might work well together, please reach out to me.