Counselor / Therapist in Montclair, NJ

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Bette Galen, LCSW

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Working Together to Access Your Inner
Wisdom, to Heal and Solve Life's Difficult Transitions
Life’s many transitions and challenges often make it difficult to operate from a calm, centered, self led position. Working together in a warm, supportive environment, we can begin to understand the driving forces behind actions that may not be getting you the results that you would like. My work is informed by a number of different models of therapy, but the one that resonates with me the most is Internal Family Systems. The Center for Self Leadership describes the Internal Family Systems model (IFS) as offering "a clear, non-pathologizing, and empowering method of understanding human problems as well as an innovative and enriching philosophy of practice that invites both therapist and client to enter into a transformational relationship in which healing can occur."
Many issues can be addressed in short term therapy. Working together, we can decide the time frame that suits the resolution of the presenting problem
Practicing for 15years, Bette Galen, LCSW divides her time between a private practice in Montclair, New Jersey and being a staff social worker for Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey. In her private practice she sees clients with a broad range of life issues, including but not limited to infertility, divorce, life transitions, relationship issues, anxiety and depression, self esteem, and trauma. Woman's reproductive health is a sub-specialty.

While the first 20 years of her working career were spent as an executive in the business world,, Bette returned to school part time to get her masters degree (MSW) while raising her children. She has advanced training in Internal Family Systems , has trained at the Mind/Body Institute at Harvard Medical School, has worked as a Resolve therapist and has training in EMDR. Bette has been asked to speak on talking to children about being donor offspring, written several published articles, and worked on several research projects.

Bette is also licensed in Florida.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Loneliness
 Anger Management  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage Counseling
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  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
 Grief and Loss  Women's Issues
 Life Transitions  Work and Career Issues
 Certified Internal Family Systems Therapist (IFS)  Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
 Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW)
Undergraduate, Boston University
Graduate, Fordham University
Certified Internal Family Systems Therapist
Bette is a member of The National Association of Social Workers, Resolve, The American Society of Reproductive Medicine and its Mental Health Professional Group
Payments Accepted
some Aetna insurance plans, checks, cash,
Hours:By appointment
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460 Bloomfield Avenue
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