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JDM Counselor

Anger Management

Couples Counseling

Children & Adolescents

Specializing in


913 Route 23 South, Suite 14, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444. Phone: 973-224-2429 - License No. PC3700115000

During adolescence parenting can become challenging, to say the least. Adolescents are striving for independence often to the point of rebelling. The relationships parents have with their teens improves when parents have an understanding of the developmental facts about adolescence. Click here to learn about it.

Anger is a secondary emotion. That means it is always preceded by some other emotion. Understanding the nature of anger is an important step in learning to control it. Click here to learn about it.

A key factor contributing to problems couples experience in their relationships is a need for effective communication. Click here to learn about it.

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Is anger or irritable mood preventing you from feeling and being your best? Is a hurting relationship weighing you down and keeping you from enjoying life the way you really want to? Have you tried solving your problems on your own but things are still the same? Don’t give up, because with the right information and some new skills your life can change for the better.

I'm a highly motivated therapist specializing in anger management (including road rage therapy), couples counseling, and helping parents who have children and teenagers with behavior problems. I also treat generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social phobia, and depression. I offer free consultations.

My style is to be more active than passive. I keep a general aim for all my clients, which is “progress.” You can make positive progress as you gain both insight and skills. The emphasis on skills enables you to more rapidly improve your life.

I want my clients to know that I am warm, caring and respectful. I have a sense of humor. With couples I don’t take sides or give the impression that I am a judge. I understand that both partners must feel supported. I use a wide variety of therapy models and choose them according to the specific needs of my clients.

My strengths are in treating anger and anxiety disorders, marriage counseling, and parent-child relationship issues. I use Imago Relationship Therapy with couples and families, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Psychosocial Education, Parent Behavioral-Systemic Training (Parent Coaching), Mindfulness Training, as well as many other methods of therapy.

I treat difficult marriages, especially those affected by infidelity and extra-marital affairs. In such situations healing and reconciliation are absolutely possible.

I am an active member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC), and the American Counseling Association (ACA). I am a published author of six books, the most recent one being: Desensitizing Anger,” and five other which focus on adolescent intervention and prevention programs. I am a Hazelden author and I continue to write on the topics of anger management and family relationships.

A letter of reference about me can be found here.

My resume can be found here.

Clarification of terms: The words counselor, marriage counselor, therapist, and psychotherapist are interchangeable terms and all refer to a mental health professional who provides counseling, therapy, or psychotherapy. The following are all mental health professionals: Psychiatrist, Licensed Practicing Psychologist, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). For more information about Licensed Professional Counselors click here.

My practice location is convenient for individuals and families living in Northern New Jersey, in the following areas:

Bergen County

Bloomingdale, NJ 07403,
Butler, NJ 07405
Clifton, NJ 07011, 07012, 07013, 07014
Fairfield, NJ 07004
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
Haskell, NJ 07420
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Kinnelon, NJ 07405
Lincoln Park, NJ 07035

Little Falls, NJ 07424
Morris County

Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
New Jersey, NJ

Northern NJ
Oakland, NJ 07436

Passaic County

Pequannock, NJ 07440

Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442

Pompton Plains, NJ 07444

Riverdale, NJ 07457

Totowa, NJ 07512
Wanaque, NJ 07465
West Milford, NJ 07480
Wayne, NJ 07470

West Paterson, NJ 07424
Wyckoff, NJ 07481

Anger Management Book Learn more about it here

The Anger Management Book

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