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Counselor / Therapist in Morristown, NJ

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Brenda Forte, MSW, LCSW, CAS

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Brenda G. Forte, MSW, LCSW
The Institute for Change
Deciding to enter therapy can be one of the most important and difficult decisions a person can make. It may become overwhelming just choosing a therapist. I understand and appreciate this struggle. Having helped individuals for over 20 years, I understand the need for a safe, respectful, and supportive environment. I work in a holistic way, to help acheive your best "SELF", connecting mind, body and emotions.

I work with each individual differently based on their needs. I help provide focus, decrease chaos and move in a healthy life direction. Because I have been in practice for many years, I have numerous "tools"" to offer. "Therapy is a partnership where we work together so you can reach your goals. "

I treat Adults, Couples, Adolescents. Over the years I have come to develop specialties in Anxiety, Addictions(including internet, sexual addictions), Trauma, Incest recovery and Simple Phobias.
I'm gay friendly and have experience helping with issues around 'coming out', couple issues, etc.
Bio
I received my Masters degree in Social Work in 1987 from Rutger's University and have been practicing in Morristown since 1991. Prior to having a private pratice, I was employed at the St. Clare's Behavioral Health Center for several years where I was able to work with a variety of individuals and then at an Institue specializing in Addiction, Recovery and ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) issues.

Over the years, I have taken numerous trainings which have helped improve my skills and, therefore, help those I'm helping.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Grief and Loss
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Life Transitions
 Adolescents  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
 Eating Disorders  Work and Career Issues
 Gay or Lesbian Issues
Certifications
 Certified EMDR Therapist (EMDRIA)  Certified Substance Abuse Counselor
 Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Education/Training
Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy - completed
EMDR (Eye Movement Densitization Reprocessing) - Certified
Hakomi (mind/body) Psychotherapy - completed
Rutger's Alcohol Summer School
Numerous trainings for Trauma, Couples, Therapy, Grief, Anxiety and Depression
Memberships
NASW
New Jersey Association of Women Therapists
EMDRIA
Payments Accepted
Cash check, credit cards & insurance
Hours:Mon-Thursday 9 :00-8:30, Friday 9:00-3:00
Cost/Session:Sliding scale offered
License:44SC00077600NJ
Location
44 Elm Street
Additional Location
460 Bloomfield Avenue
Suite 211
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