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, separation, retirement, or death. Sometimes this means that we are disappointed by loved ones or what life has handed us. Sometimes it means that we have suffered loss or multiple losses. Sometimes it means that we feel responsible for things we can’t fix.
I help my clients to understand the disconnect between what they want, and where they find themselves in their lives at the moment. Then I work to empower them to discover new options or to come to terms with what cannot be changed. I believe that everyone has undiscovered strengths that can be tapped into. My job is to help my clients find these buried or forgotten treasures so they can find more gratification in life.
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 children
couples struggling to re-establish love and trust in their relationship
coping with anxiety and panic attacks
coping with sadness, depression, and isolation
coping with separation and divorce
coping with the loss of a loved one
20 years experience with families, couples, individuals, and groups
Adjunct Associate Professor NYU
Psychodrama Certified Practitioner
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.
Fees/Insurance I do not accept insurance but am willing to work with clients by using a sliding scale.
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