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Counselor / Therapist in Summit, NJ

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Arline Shaffer, Ph.D.

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Gain Balance and Well-Being in Your Life
Psychotherapy is provided in a supportive, safe, and confidential environment. I provide a quiet and reflective place in which to work collaboratively with someone who will listen and learn about you and then work with you to improve your life in ways that you want. What you want for yourself is what matters. Therapy helps find the road map to improve your well-being.
Bio
I am a licensed psychologist who works with children, adolescents, emerging adults, families and adults. My areas of specialization include Eating Disorders, emotional difficulties around academic and school related problems, emerging adults and developmental tasks. problem-solving skills, Parenting Skills, women's issues and coping skills. More recently I worked as a psychologist in a hospital out-patient Eating Disorders Program and am now in full-time private practice. I have also worked as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at a local college. My work primarily but not exclusively draws on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) concepts and techniques.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Grief and Loss
 Adolescents  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Marriage Counseling
 Body Image Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Caregiver Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Children's Counseling  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Chronic Illness  Relationship Issues
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Self Esteem Issues
 Couples Therapy  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Depression  Stress Management
 Divorce  Trauma and PTSD
 Eating Disorders  Women's Issues
 Educational Therapy  Work and Career Issues
Certifications
 Licensed Psychologist
Education/Training
My Ph.D. is from the New York University School Psychology program and I have an M.A. from Columbia Teachers College where I focused on Home and Family life for a degree in Sociology and Education. I was a teaching fellow while in my doctoral program. My internship was in Clinical Psychology where I worked with children, adolescents and adults in therapy. I have a Primary Practice Certificate in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy from the Albert Ellis Institute in NYC and I use the Maudsley method for treating eating disorders where appropriate.
Memberships
American Psychological Association
New Jersey Psychological Association
Essex-Union County Association of Psychologists
New Jersey Association of Cognitive Therapists
National Eating Disorders Association
Payments Accepted
Private Pay
Hours:Hours by Appointment
License:#35S100449200 New Jersey
Location
48 Maple Street
SummitNJ 07901
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