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), social phobia, and depression. I offer
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, marriage counseling, and parent-
Coaching) as well as many other methods of therapy.
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 five books, which focus on adolescent intervention and prevention programs. I am a
topics of anger management and parent education.
A letter of reference about me can be found .
My resume can be found .
My practice location is convenient for individuals and families living in Northern
New Jersey, in the following areas:
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
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
New Jersey, NJ
Oakland, NJ 07436
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
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
John DeMarco M.Ed., LPC -
913 Route 23 South, Suite 14, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444. Phone: 973-
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