Dr. Peter Berzins
Dr. Peter Berzins is a licensed clinical
psychologist in NJ and NY. He specializes in individual psychotherapy with
children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety or depression. Dr. Berzins is an
expert in helping couples in marriage counseling. Dr. Berzins has a particular interest
in Positive Psychology, which focuses on the science of happiness and how to
attain it. He incorporates many of these practices into his own life and is
excited to share his knowledge with others. He believes the goal of therapy
should be to optimize living instead of just alleviating symptoms. More
simply, he helps people thrive rather than merely survive.
Dr. Berzins recieved his Masters Degree from ColumbiaUniversity.
He earned his Doctorate Degree from FordhamUniversity where he
graduated Magna Cum Laude. His dissertation investigated the relationship
between therapeutic alliance with adolescents and their outcome in therapy.
Additionally, he was awarded a NYU fellowship in psychoanalytic treatment of
children and adults. Dr. Berzins completed his APA accredited internship at DrewUniversity counseling
center and GreystonePsychiatricHospital. Given his
research on therapeutic alliance, he believes there should be an emphasis on
developing a trusting relationship or alliance with your psychologist to
maximize gains in therapy.
Dr. Brittany Ryan-Berzins
Dr. Brittany Ryan-Berzins is a licensed
clinical psychologist in NJ. She specializes in individual psychotherapy with
women. She treats depression, anxiety, and stress specifically associated with
transitions for women. Dr. Ryan-Berzins has extensive experience working
with individuals who have experienced trauma and the impact that it has on
individuals' relationships. She creates a warm, especially accepting
environment where people feel free to explore their conflicts as well as hopes
for the future. Dr. Ryan-Berzins is genuinely interested in what makes you who
you are and how you can flourish in a world with increasing
At times we all need help coping with the
complexities of life. These times can be an opportunity to create change in ourselves,
our relationships, and our lives. Dr. Ryan-Berzins believes that unresolved
issues from our past contribute to our current emotions, thoughts, and
relationships. Understanding how our past experiences have shaped who we are
today allows us to understand why we react with our particular style and
actively take control of our lives. With this depth of understanding people are
able to make lasting change which means a more fulfilling life.
Dr. Ryan-Berzins recieved her Doctorate
Degree from Fordham Univeristy where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Her
dissertation investigated the unconscious thought patterns in individuals who
engaged in cutting and other self-injurious behaviors. Dr. Ryan-Berzins
was trained at the most prestigious hospitals and institutes inManhattan. Her
training includes positions at LenoxHillHospital as well as the New
York Psychoanalytic Institute. Beyond that, Dr. Ryan-Berzins conducted
research at NYUBelleviewCenter for survivors or torture. She also has
copious amounts of experience working with college students and has worked at
various universitites in the area. Dr. Ryan-Berzins completed her APA
accredited internship at the Veteran's Administration, where she served
veteran's who experienced sexual trauma.
Dr. Ryan-Berzins works primarily with
adolescent girls, mothers, and women who struggle with depression, anxiety,
infertility, self-injury, postpartum depression, relationship problems,
difficulty finding your professional path, and academic underachievement.
Dr. Peter Berzins ReachesPompton Plains NJ