Counselor / Therapist
Brenda Forte, MSW, LCSW, CAS photo
Brenda Forte, MSW, LCSW, CAS
Brenda G. Forte, MSW, LCSW
The Institute for Change
44 Elm Street   
MorristownNJ 07960
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Practice Information:
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
 Addiction / Drug Rehab
 Adolescents
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Chronic Illness
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues
 Couples Therapy
 Depression
 Divorce
 Eating Disorders
 Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Grief and Loss
 Life Transitions
 Loneliness
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Relationship Issues
 Self Esteem Issues
 Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Work and Career Issues
Certifications:
 Certified EMDR Therapist (EMDRIA)
 Certified Substance Abuse Counselor
 Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Education:
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
Payments Accepted:
Cash check, credit cards & insurance
Hours:
Mon-Thursday 9 :00-8:30, Friday 9:00-3:00
Cost/Session:
Sliding scale offered
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