Specialties or Interests:

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Bereavement/Grief/Loss

  • Depression

  • Divorce

  • Domestic Violence (Victims)

  • Marriage/Couples Issues

  • Parenting Issues

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorders

  • Relationship Issues

  • Stress Management

Individual Therapy

Infidelity/Betrayal Therapy

Marriage/Couples Therapy

Family Therapy

Premarital/Singles Therapy

If you are searching through our web site, it may be that you or a loved one is struggling with grief, anxiety, depression or some other emotion that has led you to search for help. Perhaps your struggle is internal. Or, perhaps you are having problems interacting with others. Or, maybe you are grappling with both.


Still unsure if therapy is the right option for you? Not convinced you even need help? Not sure that what you are feeling is worth talking to someone about?


Go through the checklist below and make a note of all the items that correspond with your own experience:

Problems Within

You hurt inside (perhaps sadness is a life-long pattern, or maybe there has been a trigger such as a medical condition, infertility, etc.)?

  • stock-photo-7442166-middle-aged-depressionYou've experienced a significant loss in your life, such as the loss of a loved one or a job?
  • You find yourself consumed by worry and anxiety.
  • You have angry outbursts, which you later feel guilty about. You experience feelings of shame, or feel as if you have failed at life in some way.
  • You often criticize yourself.
  • You were traumatized, and can’t move forwards effectively.
  • You have difficulty managing stress.You create stress because you are always procrastinating and wait until the last minute.
  • You are impulsive, and often place yourself at risk (e.g., shoplifting, speeding, one night stands, unprotected sex, infidelity, over-spending, using alcohol or drugs unsafely, etc.)

Problems Without

You continuously clash with your spouse, children, and/or parents.You often experience conflict with your friends.

  • You are having problems at work.
  • You have legal problems.
  • You are struggling with financial problems.

Do any of these sound familiar?

You may not even feel as if any of this is a problem, but your loved ones might.   This is where we come in.

At Advance Thru Psychotherapy & Family Development, we offer psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families, and treat a wide variety of age groups, from older children to the elderly. How specifically do we help?

Each person we meet is unique, and brings a different constellation of issues. At our first meeting, we evaluate very thoroughly and carefully:

  • Your presenting problems (what prompted you to call and make the appointment?)
  • Your symptoms with this problem (are you sleeping? eating? crying a lot?)
  • Your current living/ employment situation.
  • Your family history.
  • Your previous psychological/psychiatric history.
  • Any and all other relevant information.

Then, based upon years of knowledge and experience, we create a unique treatment for you.

Our treatments are made of five important building blocks:

  • Compassion and validation of you and your situation.
  • Our wealth of experience in successfully treating many conditions.
  • Educating and informing you of information you may be missing.
  • Assessing continually, in partnership with you, progress you are making or stumbling blocks you may be experiencing.
  • Our knowledge and melding of evidence-based therapeutic strategies, which we apply to your unique situation.
  • We incorporate methodology and techniques derived from Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Family Systems therapy, Interpersonal therapy, Transactional Analysis, Internal Family Systems, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Psychodynamic therapy.

We accept many health insurance plans and offer a flexible therapy schedule.


To learn more about how we can help you, call:

(973) 669-3333 (Essex County)

(609) 883-2577 (Mercer County)

Text: (201) 341-1219