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, 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.

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
  • couples struggling to re-establish love and trust in their
  • 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

My Expertise/Credentials
  • 20 years experience with families, couples, individuals, and
  • 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.

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