Counseling Services

Family Therapy, Couple Counseling, Individual
Counseling, and Group Therapy in Northern NJ

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Welcome to my website.  In addition to providing training to other
counselors, social workers, and family therapists, I offer
psychotherapy to families, couples, individuals and groups in my
private practice, located in Montclair, NJ.

My Philosophy
I believe that most problems arise out of difficulties we encounter
between ourselves and our closest relationships. These difficulties
most often arise during transitions like forming a union such as
marriage, having a child, a child leaving home/adolescence,
separation, retirement, or death. I strongly believe that having warm
intimate relationships is the key to living a gratifying life. Conflict
and loss, addiction and other breaches of trust can compromise
these relationships leaving us hurt, angry, sad and lost. Emotional
Isolation is devasting to the human spirit.

I help my clients to find hope by reducing their isolation and
encouraging them to connect with others through gratifying

How I Work
I use a variety of experiential techniques, some coming from
psychodrama, some coming from hypnotherapy.  Each technique
is tailor-made to the client(s) and the situation.

Who Can Benefit
Some of the problems I can help with include :
  • parents who are struggling with their young or adolescent
  • couples struggling to re-establish love and trust in their
  • individuals struggling with anxiety and panic attacks
  • coping with sadness, depression, and isolation
  • coping with separation and divorce
  • grieving the loss of a loved one

My Expertise/Credentials
  • 20+ years experience with families, couples, individuals, and
  • Adjunct Associate Professor NYU
  • Psychodrama Certified Practitioner/PAT
  • Graduate of the Ackerman Institute for the Family
  • Associate Clinical Director, Family Service League

Find Out More
If you would like to find out more about me, please see testimonials
from those who have direct experience observing my work.  You
can also go to
About Paula Ochs for my bio.  Please contact me if
you would like to speak with me by leaving your phone number.

I do not accept insurance but am willing to work with clients by using a
sliding scale
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