Michael Brustein, Psy.D
130 Maple Aveunue, Red Bank, New Jersey 07701
Often when people are depressed they selectively attend to failure or what has gone wrong. I will help you gain a more balanced and realistic perspective regarding how you see yourself or others. Through mindfulness I will help you to let go of negative thoughts and enrich positive experiences. I will help you build and recognize your strengths. I will help you understand how interpersonal dynamics may be contributing to your depression. I will create a safe place so you can explore thoughts and feelings enabling you to gain clarity regarding desires and goals.
Cathy Noblick, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
39 Avenue at the Commons, Suite 106, Shrewsbury, New Jersey 07702
When you are depressed, you lack energy and motivation, and want to isolate, which is one of the worst things you can do. Negative thinking drags you further into a hole, and staying alone with your thoughts can make the depression worse. I will help you evaluate your thoughts and your situation more objectively, and give you ideas about how to begin to pull yourself out of the darkness. Trying to do it alone can just prolong it. Sometimes you just need a hand to pull you up. I can do that.
Joanne Gerr, LCSW
Licensed Psychotherapist and Adult Educator
324 Raritan Avenue, Suite 111, Highland Park, New Jersey 08904
Depression is often controlled by our unconscious feelings, thoughts, memories, and dreams. Drawing on Positive Psychology and other therapeutic models, I help clients to understand how we relive early experiences unconsciously, and I coach them on behavioral techniques they can use to overcome the vicious cycle of negativity and change their present. These include a blend of empirically based techniques clients can use at work or at home to overcome depression, end self-sabotage, and get unstuck.
Jean Eljay, MS, PhD, CNLP, CH, AdvHC
Certified Advanced Hypnotist and NeuraLinguistic Programmer
800 West Main Street, Suite #105, Freehold, New Jersey 07728
We all do our best to have an abundance of hope in our lives. Sometimes circumstances, emotional wreckage and frustration prevent our reaching our goals and expectations. By identifying the emotional toll charged by an endless cycle of frustration, a personal plan of growth will be put in place. This approach short-circuits frustration and provides hope now and into tomorrow. Dr. Eljay has 20 years of counseling experience in lessening this burden.
Nicole Hraniotis, M.D.
Child, Adolescent, & Adult Psychiatrist
Shrewsbury Executive Offices, 788 Shrewsbury Avenue Suite 2206, Building 2, Door E, Tinton Falls, New Jersey 07724
Through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy, patients will learn the relationship between their thoughts, feelings and behavior. They will learn relaxation techniques and coping strategies to tackle difficult situations. Patients will learn coping skills to handle stressors which may be precipitating a change in mood. Developing interpersonal skills is key to establishing better relationships with significant others, family, and friends.
Marty Tashman, Ph.D.(psychology), ACSW, M.S.W.
321 Livinston Ave., New Brunswick, New Jersey 08902
Dr. Marty has developed his own approach to handling depression he calls Focused Short Term Therapy (FSTT)* It combines new cutting edge therapies in the field of energy psychology as well as short term focusing on the depression. When appropriate Dr. Marty uses hypnosis and self hypnosis as well. To learn more about this approach you can go to: http://drmartytashman.com/focused-short-term-therapy-fstt-2/
Suzi Sena, EdS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
365 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076
Do you feel helpless, stuck, or hopeless? Did these feelings happen suddenly or did they gradually creep in, taking the joy out of life? My clients describe a variety of reasons for the root cause of their depression – rejection, embarrassment, unemployment, criticism, relationship endings, loss, trauma, difficult childhood, or midlife career transitions. We find what is causing your depression and create a path to finding happiness and joy. A variety of techniques are used such as cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, mindfulness, support, and lifestyle changes to uncover how you can experience enjoyment and pleasure in your life.
James Chitty, LCSW Psychoanalyst.
189 Elm Street, 3rd Floor, Westfield, New Jersey 07090
Our developmental history combined with how we currently cope with life on life's terms can frequently lead to depressive functioning, sometimes for significant periods of time. Expanding our responses to conflict can lead to significant improvement in the quality of life. Exploring how developmental history and associated defensive functioning leads to some forms of depression can be a fruitful journey leading to a contentment never thought possible. Insight, empathy and professional guidance delivered in a paced manner is crucial in this journey towards a more fulfilling life. A trusting and warm therapeutic relationship is the prerequisite for this liberating process to occur.
Amy Armstrong, MS, NCC, MCC, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
501 Lenox Ave., bldg. A, 2nd Floor, Westfield, New Jersey 07090
By focusing on your goals and experiences in the present, you will develop effective coping strategies. After treatment, you will have the energy to move forward with your life and approach situations and relationships in a way that makes you less vulnerable to depression. As a result of our work together, you will feel empowered to be an active participant in your life.
Terri DiMatteo, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
111 Quimby Street , Westfield, New Jersey 07090
I believe that depression is nature’s way of shutting us down when there is some element in our life or our past that overwhelms and burdens us. It is often something experienced that our usual ways of coping cannot remedy. A client experiencing depression is often ‘turning off’, ‘shutting down’ and going inward in response to something in their life or in their relationships that is just too much to bear. I help depressed clients discover what it is in their life that is overwhelming them and help them find the strength and power to directly face the matter that is causing the turn inward and the shutting down.