Peter Miller, LCSW · 609-921-6070
Most people find it very difficult to talk to someone about the struggles they are having. It is often so difficult that most people avoid doing it until the problems build up to a breaking point. Finding the right person that you feel comfortable with and who you feel understands you and cares about helping you work through your difficulties is essential. These qualities of openness, understanding and engagement are what I strive to create and cultivate with every client.
I have been practicing psychotherapy for over 25 years in various settings including inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and addiction treatment, employee assistance programs for various companies including Johnson & Johnson, and private practice since 1994.
I have a Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from Temple University and a Master’s degree in Psychology (MA) from The New School. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of New Jersey, a member of the Academy of Certified Social Work (ACSW) and a Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW). I am also a former Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP).
Through these various settings and experiences and through ongoing education, I strive to continually deepen my understanding of people and to explore various ways to promote growth and individuation. My primary orientation is Jungian, but I draw on a variety of theories and techniques from other schools of thought including: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Family Systems, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Mindfulness Meditation and Dreamwork.
Elaine H. Handleman, LCSW · 609-921-6070
N.J. State License. 44SC00084900
Finding the right therapist can be overwhelming. One of the most crucial parts of therapy is feeling understood in a safe, comfortable environment. As a seasoned clinician, I work with clients in a supportive, nonjudgmental way. Individuals often repeat patterns and behaviors learned or seen growing up in their families. This can lead to low self-esteem, depression, anxiety and unfulfilling relationships. Unexpected losses or difficult transitions can lead to fear and immobilization. Psychotherapy can help clients grieve losses and navigate through transitions in healthy ways. Individual, couples, and family therapy can help identify ineffective couple and family patterns and eliminate longstanding resentments, loneliness. and low self-esteem. Psychotherapy can restore happiness, a sense of wellbeing, and balance in life and create or reestablish loving, caring and deeply intimate relationships.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. I hold a number of post-graduate certifications in marriage and family therapy as well as individual psychotherapy. I have been practicing Psychotherapy in various setting including community mental health, family service agencies, inpatient and outpatient addiction services. I have a private practice since 1994 and I have taught at the Rutgers University Graduate School of Social Work as an Adjunct Professor. I have also been a Clinical Supervisor and a Clinical Director of practicing psychotherapists.
Jackie Printon, LCSW · 609-921-6070
As we travel through the different stages of our lives, stressors can increase, putting a strain on our relationships. We can feel like we need to make a choice between our own needs and the needs of others but often there is a way to balance both.
Within the safe harbor of the therapeutic relationship lies the opportunity for honesty, acceptance, validation and change that may not be possible in our other relationships. Whether you are seeking to navigate a difficult life transition, confront or manage difficult emotions, sort out feelings about a relationships, grieve painful losses or explore the ambivalence and fear that make change difficult, the therapeutic relationship can help you get unstuck and moving forward, leading to an increased sense of peace and a stronger sense of self.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. I work with adolescents, young adults, couples and families who are struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, complex PTSD/Trauma and relationship issues.
I favor a collaborative, non-judgmental and relational approach which acknowledges our basic need for connection with others and how our experiences in early relationships affect current relationship patterns. I incorporate the principles of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, stage based trauma treatment and Bowen family systems theory which are tailored to the individual goals and needs of my clients.
I have experience treating adults with Complex Relational Trauma/PTSD, applying a structured, stage-specific treatment model that emphasizes education, safety, stabilization and coping skills to identify triggers and symptoms such as severe anxiety or dissociation. I’ve seen the transformative benefit of helping a person understand the ways that past trauma can affect current functioning, relationships, issues of trust and a person’s sense of self.
I have worked as a School Counselor in a private school and as a School Social Worker on a Child Study Team evaluating children from grades Pre-K thru 8 for special education services. I have worked extensively with parents, providing education and support, especially regarding ADD/ADHD. I have helped adolescents, adults and their families gain a better understanding of the disorder and implement effective strategies that can lead to an improvement in organizational skills, personal responsibility and self-esteem.
I have also worked with older adolescents and young adults who are struggling to get back on track after setbacks due to stress, loss of relationship, academic, social or legal difficulties,depression, anxiety, substance abuse and family issues such as a parent’s divorce or death.
You are the common denominator in each of your relationships. Self-discovery may be the most meaningful gift you can give yourself. It would be my privilege to guide you through this process.