Mental Health Counselor / Therapist in Pompton Plains, NJ
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Dr. Peter Berzins, Ph.D
Dr. Peter Berzins
Dr. Brittany Ryan-Berzins
498 Newark Pompton Turnpike   
Pompton PlainsNJ 07444
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Practice Information
Dr. Peter Berzins is a licensed clinical psychologist (# 4806) in NJ and NY. He specializes in individual psychotherapy with adolescents and young adults, as well as marriage counseling with couples. He is an expert in treating depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. Dr. Berzins has an extraordinary ability to connect with pre-teens and teenagers, even those who are resistant to engaging in therapy. Beyond that, he has extensive experience providing therapy to college students and helping them transition into young adulthood. Dr. Berzins provides a uniquely non-judgmental environment in which clients feel free to express themselves and explore their conflicts, while creating real change. Dr. Berzins has over fifteen years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults.

Dr. Brittany Ryan-Berzins is a licensed clinical psychologist (# 4961) in NJ. She specializes in individual therapy with women, adolescent girls, and preschoolers. She treats depression, anxiety, and stress specifically associated with transitions for women and girls. She has conducted research on cutting and other self-injurious behavior and treats adolescents who resort to self-injury to cope with their feelings. Dr. Ryan-Berzins has extensive experience helping girls develop healthy self-esteem and a positive self-image. She has vast experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma (neglect, abuse, violence, or victimization) and the impact that it has on individuals' relationships.She creates a warm, especially accepting environment where people feel free to explore their conflicts as well as hopes for the future . Dr. Ryan-Berzins is genuinely interested in what makes you who you are and how you can flourish in a world with increasing demands.
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Children's Counseling
 Chronic Illness
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues
 Eating Disorders
 Gifted / Talented Issues
 Grief and Loss
 Life and Wellness Coaching
 Life Transitions
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Men's Issues
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Teletherapy
 Play Therapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Premarital Counseling
 Relationship Issues
 Self-Esteem Issues
 Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Women's Issues
 Work and Career Issues
 Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)
License Info
Masters Degree- Columbia University
Doctorate Degree- Fordham University
Dr. Berzins received his Masters Degree from Columbia University. He earned his Doctorate Degree from Fordham University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. His dissertation investigated the relationship between therapeutic alliance with adolescents and their outcome in therapy. Additionally, he was awarded a NYU fellowship in psychoanalytic treatment of children and adults. Dr. Berzins completed his APA accredited internship at the Drew University counseling center and Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital. Given his research on therapeutic alliance, he believes there should be an emphasis on developing a trusting relationship or alliance with your psychologist to maximize gains in therapy.
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