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Counseling Services in Northern New Jersey

For counseling services to be effective, they should be tailored to the individual client. Here at Psycho-Educational Associates, we take a personalized approach to counseling to ensure the best possible benefits for our patients in Totowa, Little Falls Township, Woodland Park and the surrounding areas in New Jersey.

At Psycho-Educational Associates Our counseling philosophy is one that incorporates a process of self exploration and empowerment. We help clients develop healthy coping skills and identify internal and external resources to help facilitate growth through psycho-social discomfort. At Psycho-Educational Associates our treatment is individualized and client centered. It is our belief that when a safe and well structured therapeutic environment is created, clients are able to interact more freely and have the ability to explore interpersonal relationships more deeply. When combined with skilled clinicians, it is the cohesive relationship that offers ample opportunities of genuine expression, and helps clients actively engage in corrective emotional experiences.

Significance of Counseling

Counseling involves a joint effort between the client and the counselor. These professionals:

  • Assist people in determining their goals
  • Help patients discover how to solve issues that cause emotional duress
  • Work to enhance an individual’s ability to cope and communicate effectively
  • Boost self-confidence
  • Encourage changes in behavior that lead to good psychological health.

How Long does Counseling Take?

The length of time counseling is needed will vary greatly from one patient to the next. In most cases, clients stop seeing a counselor when the issue at hand is solved or improved to a manageable state.

Types of Counseling

Individual Counseling
This type of counseling provides one-on-one support that can help you grow in the midst of life’s challenges. Individual counseling can aid you in handling and overcoming many of life’s most trying issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship problems, parenting issues, problems at school or work, anger, guilt and significant life changes.

Couples Counseling
No relationship is immune to the issues that can challenge how you and your spouse feel about each other. These problems can range from worries over losing your romantic spark, to overtly aggressive behavior. Seeking couples or marriage counseling can facilitate resolution of such problems and allow emotional injuries to heal.

Family Counseling
This kind of counseling is usually chosen when a significant life event or other source of stress begins disrupting one or more parts of a family’s structure, communication, closeness, security or happiness. Family counseling may be approached in several ways. In some cases, the whole family is encouraged to participate in multiple sessions. Some typical problems that come up during family counseling include sibling rivalry, parenting trouble, death of a loved one, the birth of a new baby or any other event that disturbs a family’s usual dynamics.

Group Counseling
Group counseling helps people to understand that they’re not the only person experiencing a particular issue. Being around others who are facing similar circumstances does not just improve your knowledge of the issue-it also helps you discover potential ways to resolve it. In most cases, group counseling involves one or two counselors and up to eight individuals, and may address subjects such as self-confidence and esteem, substance addiction, traumatic experiences, anger management, failed relationships and domestic violence.

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If you’re in need of counseling services, you’ll be in good hands when you trust us with your care. Here at Psycho-Educational Associates, we have experienced, caring professionals standing by ready to provide you counseling and a variety of other services. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!