Craig Springer, PhD

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  • Clinical Psychologist
  • 312 North Avenue E, SUITE C8, Cranford, New Jersey, 07016
  • Phone: 908-956-7979
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  • Session Fees: $200 50-Minute Individual Therapy Session / $360 90-Minute Initial Diagnostic Interview - I will provide you with a receipt which has all of the information your insurance company will require for you to submit for out-of-network reimbursement.
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Email, Phone, Webcam

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*Accepting New Clients* Imagine waking up feeling excited and energized about the day or week ahead. What if there was a way for you or a loved one to feel great? Together, we can collaborate to determine which powerful strategies can help you accomplish your goals. Life can be challenging, and working with a professional can be incredibly helpful when you or a loved one feel alone or overwhelmed. There’s nothing more that I enjoy than assisting people overcome life’s obstacles and watching them thrive.

Whether you have a child who is struggling academically or socially or if you are seeking help with relationships, depression or anxiety, I am here to provide support and guidance. Feel free to watch the video below and continue reading to learn more about my individualized and collaborative approach.
Therapeutic Approach
I view clients as experts on themselves. Clients and I work collaboratively to identify the focus and scope of treatment. I then utilize evidence-based practices to work toward achieving client goals. Testing is used throughout the therapeutic process to assess needs as well as progress. I also ask that client's rate the therapeutic sessions to hold me accountable and ensure that all aspects of treatment are meeting their therapeutic needs, expectations and goals.
Services Provided

Adult Psychotherapy 
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-Esteem Difficulties
  • Trauma
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Habits and Procrastination
  • Parenting Assistance
  • Relationship Difficulties

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-Esteem Difficulties
  • Trauma
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Habits and Procrastination
  • Organizational Difficulties
  • Behavioral Difficulties
  • Social Skill Difficulties
  • School Difficulties
  • Relationship Difficulties

Office and Technology

I am located at the Good Life Center for Mental Health in Cranford, NJ. My partner and I created the Center recognizing the importance of ease, comfort and innovation in service delivery. There is off-street parking and the facility is handicap accessible. The office was designed to create an inviting and relaxing atmosphere complete with a range of healthy refreshments, WIFI and a technology charging station. I have a user-friendly online portal for existing clients to schedule appointments, communicate with their therapist via secure messaging and clients can receive appointment reminders by email, phone and text. I also offer secure video sessions when clients cannot make it into the office.
My Background 

I am a clinical psychologist who is licensed as a practicing psychologist in New York (016741) and New Jersey (35SI00449700) and credentialed by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. I earned his MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University and completed his undergraduate degree summa cum laude at New York University. I am the former Director of the Center for Psychological Services, overseeing 10 doctoral training clinics, at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. Also, I was Co-Director of the New Jersey Coordination Center for Child Abuse and Neglect Forensic Evaluation and Treatment. Prior to that, I served as Supervising Psychologist at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, where I developed a model for treating trauma.

I have extensive experience in developing, conducting, supervising, and researching evidence-based psychotherapeutic programs for children, adolescents and adults. I have given over 50 professional presentations and workshops, published numerous theoretical and empirical manuscripts and I am the coauthor of a book entitled “Game-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Child Sexual Abuse: An Innovative Approach.” I served on the Practice Guidelines Committee of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and was an editorial board member for the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse and reviewer for Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy. I have expertise in the assessment and treatment of trauma, anxiety, mood problems, behavioral difficulties, and interpersonal problems. I am Level 2 certified in TEAM Therapy and has received specialized training in mindfulness and trauma-informed treatments. Through my individualized and collaborative approach to working with clients, I continue my dedication and service to providing and disseminating evidence-based therapeutic interventions. 

Dr. Craig Springer Reaches

Short Hills NJ
Cranford NJ