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(908) 500-7295 - 236 West High Street, Bound Brook, NJ 08805

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WELCOME, and thank you for visiting my website. I hope you are in the midst of a peaceful moment.
I am a Solution Focused licensed psychologist providing psychological services in Bound Brook, NJ. Having suffered and recovered from many of the disorders I treat (eating disorders, anxiety, panic attacks, bereavement), I understand both personally and professionally what it takes to recover and feel better. I provide Counseling and Psychotherapy for adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families, and treat the following:

 

  • Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia)
  • Compulsive Eating
  • Weight Loss Issues
  • Family Conflict & Disharmony
  • Child and Adolescent Behavioral Problems
  • Marital Problems
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • GLBT issues
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Anger Management (including Court Mandated)
  • Stress Management
  • Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD, ADHD)

 

Please note that I do not provide counseling or consultations via email or text. I no longer provide treatment for Parental Alienation Syndrome or Family Unification Therapy.

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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder (or Manic Depressive Disorder, as it was once called), can be very disruptive to daily living. The emergence of the initial symptoms can be alarming and confusing to both patient, close friends, and family. Racing thoughts, inability to sleep, boundless energy, pressured speech, mood swings, irritability, depression, and more, are collectively symptomatic of a mood disorder. (I hesitated in listing some symptoms here because many people mistakenly diagnose themselves or their partner or child as being Bipolar when they are not). There are two main types of Bipolar Disorder: Bipolar I and Bipolar II, plus a third category for those who do not fit neatly into either form, Unspecified Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar I not only requires finding the best medication and dose for the individual, but also patience with the process. Bipolar II, depending upon severity, may allow for a gradual weaning off of medication. Both forms of Bipolar disorder benefit from supportive psychotherapy for oneself and family. After becoming stabilized on medication, it is important to have a good working relationship with a psychotherapist and a psychiatrist who will teach you how to monitor yourself for early detection of a possible re-emergence of symptoms as well as provide you with coping strategies. Medication will need to be adjusted periodically by your psychiatrist. If you are diagnosed with or suspect you have Bipolar Disorder, psychotherapy is an integral part of successful treatment. Being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder is no longer the end of the world. It is a serious condition that requires professional help, but provided you take your medication as prescribed, attend therapy, and monitor yourself for signs and symptoms of a re-occurence, you can fully function in your normal daily activities and no one at work, school, or elsewhere in your life will be aware of your diagnosis. It is fully manageable.

 

Here are some free online screening tools:

 

http://www.dbsalliance.org/pdfs/MDQ.pdf

 

http://bipolar.stanford.edu/mdq.html

 

http://www.mentalhealthmn.org/be-informed/education-programs/online-screening-for-mood-and-anxiety-disorders

 

If you would like to discuss how I would work with you or a loved one who has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder (or may have it), please give me a call or email me. I will be happy to talk with you.”

Children and Adolescents

I work with children and adolescents age 3 and up. Below are some of the disorders and problems I treat:

  •  Attention Deficit Disorders
  •  School Refusal (i.e., refusing to go to school)
  •  Noncompliance with house rules
  •  Getting homework completed
  •  Refusing to sleep in own bed
  •  Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Phobias
  •  Oppositional Defiant disorder
  •  Conduct Disorder
  •  Social anxiety & shyness
  •  Adjustment Disorders
  •  Childhood Depression
  •  Behavioral Disorders
  •  Eating Disorders & weight issues
  •  Reactions to and difficulty adjusting to  parents’ divorce
  •  Teenage Substance & Alcohol Abuse
  •  Teenage Sexual Promiscuity
  •  Grief and Bereavement

After speaking with parents of teenagers, I encourage them to offer their child the option of phoning me before their first appointment so they can have an idea of what I am like and so I can help them feel more comfortable about coming in for therapy.

With the parent’s consent, I will consult with the child’s school to help with any school-related problems or issues. Also with consent, I will work with your child’s pediatrician, psychiatrist, or other service provider to ensure coodination of care.

I do not do psychological testing, but can refer you to an excellent psychologist who does.

Families

I work with families on resolving long-standing conflicts, disharmony, communication issues, emotional cutoffs, and parenting.  I don’t often need the entire family in the same session, and can work with as few as two members at a time to bring about positive change in a family.

Adults & Couples

Adults
I work with adults who suffer from a wide range of disorders and problems. On the Welcome page of this website, I list many of the problems I frequently treat. I myself recovered from anxiety attacks, panic disorder, and agoraphobia. At one point, I was unable to leave the house, unable to drive, fly, cross bridges, take elevators or escalators, go in malls, or stores. I now enjoy an active life and remind everyone that if I can get better so can you.


Counseling and psychotherapy with women and men in abusive relationships is something I also do. Years ago, I survived and left a physically and emotionally abusive relationship–so I know first hand what that is about as well as how to work with individuals in those circumstances.


I encourage you to phone me to discuss your situation and hear about how I will work with you to heal, resolve challenges, and move forward in a positive direction. I incorporate stress management and mindfulness techniques where applicable, and will work with your doctor, chiropractor, psychiatrist or other treatment provider to ensure you receive the best possible care.

 

Couples
I work with Heterosexual and Gay & Lesbian couples on conflict resolution, trust and communication issues, infidelity, emotional affairs, parenting and other relationship issues. I also provide premarital counseling.

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