Heather Feigin, LCSW

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Meeting Your Therapeutic Needs

 Each stage of life brings it's own unique set of challenges. Sometimes we can meet those challenges with understanding and self-confidence. Other times, the pain, confusion and anxiety can become unbearable. As a therapist with 10 years experience, I can attest to the profound and lasting changes the right therapeutic relationship can achieve. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship, anger, grief, parenting or career related issues, I can help.
 
I offer a warm, empathic, and supportive environment in which you will gain the insight, clarity, and tools you need to overcome your challenges and move forward. Together, we can help you lead a more content, fulfilling, and functional life.
Call me at 973-348-5279 and start feeling better today. 

 Treatment Modalities
 
Individuals 
 My treatment style is eclectic, drawing on a variety of different modalities to suit the individual needs of each client. For those suffering from anxiety, depression, personality disorders or mood disorders, treatment may involve, but is certainly not limited to, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and many other methods in between.

For those suffering from anxiety, relationship issues, depression, grief/loss, uncontrolled anger, personality disorders or mood disorders, treatment may involve, but is certainly not limited to, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and many other methods in-between.
 
Psychotherapy guides clients to deal with any past or childhood issues that may emotionally be holding them back from achieving their therapeutic goals. The psychoanalytic theory believes that childhood events and unconscious feelings, thoughts, and motivations play a role in mental illness and maladaptive behaviors. Therefore, psychotherapy involves looking at childhood and young adult experiences in order to discover how these events might have shaped the individual and how they contribute to current actions.
 
While working with clients on the psychotherapeutic front, I simultaneously draw on CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy) and DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy). These modalities guide clients to focus on the relationships between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. By exploring patterns of thinking that lead to self-destructive actions, and the beliefs that direct these thoughts, those struggling with their emotions can begin to modify their patterns of thinking and improve coping.
 
Couples 
In couples therapy, you will learn how to identify specific maladaptive behavior patterns and how you and your spouse respond to stress within the marital dynamic. Together, we will observe the dysfunctional behaviors within your marriage and modify them with problem solving and conflict resolution. In doing so, both you and your spouse can begin to understand and transform your patterns into more adaptive, productive behaviors. You will learn how to communicate respectfully and effectively. You will learn how to listen and how to make yourself heard.
 
 
 


Heather Feigin Reaches

Clifton NJ
Nutley NJ