Testimonials

Read what others have to say about Paula Ochs

Jorge Colapinto, LMFT
Faculty, The Minuchin Center for the Family   

Paula Ochs possesses that rare combination of intellectual discipline and
spirited creativity that is key to promote change in others.  Her ability to
zero in on the essence of problem situations, tap on her clients’
underutilized strengths, and push them to grow beyond the constraints
imposed by themselves or others make her a very effective therapist as
well as an invaluable resource to her supervisees.  


Edward Weikert, MSW, LMFT
Clinical Director, Family Service League, Montclair, NJ

In the 20 years I have worked with Paula, she has always maintained a
devotion and dedication to the idea of striving for excellence in the
therapeutic process.  This certainly includes her work as a supervisor as
well as a therapist.  If you want a supervisor who is knowledgeable,
challenging, devoted, and empathic and dedicated to your development as
a therapist, you should take the opportunity to be supervised by Paula.
This would be a gift to yourself.


Karyn DeBalfo-Ambrosio, MSW, LCSW
Family Therapist; Private Practice

Working in supervision with Paula Ochs for over ten years enriched my
work and honed my skills as a family therapist. The family system is often
quite complex and having the opportunity to be supervised experientially
lends itself to a depth of perspective and perception that far exceeds case
presentation and discussion. On many occasions I have utilized
interventions such as sculpting and role play with families who were
resistant to more conventional methods. The shift is often dramatic and
eye opening to clients, and particularly powerful for children who can often
better show, rather than explain, family issues to their parents. Chrysalis
Supervision is both innovative and comprehensive. I would recommend
Paula Ochs to any colleague who welcomes a challenge in their
supervision with quality results.

Bridget Schirripa MSW, LCSW
Group Member 2012-2014

Choosing to join Chrysalis Clinical Supervision
was one of the most
enriching and rewarding decisions in my professional development. I have
grown leaps and bounds thanks to this supervision group and I will be
forever grateful for my time spent here. My ability to conceptualize cases,
understand family dynamics, and find creative ways to join with
difficult/resistant clients has improved greatly because of this group.
Paula’s approach is direct and to the point. She challenges the group to
step outside their comfort zones and has a great gift of developing
confidence in new clinicians. Her commitment to this work is undeniable
and I would recommend this group to any clinician looking for both a
challenge and a great opportunity for growth!”

Patricia O'Dell, MSW
Private Practice

Paula is a dedicated and gifted couples and family therapist and
supervisor who is fully committed to the training of future generations of
clinicians.  She provides her trainees with rich clinical opportunities that
facilitate their growth with confidence and ease,  Paula is able to articulate
the nuances of treatment in a manner that enable her trainees to
experience the "aha" moments that are so powerful in clinical work.  She is
a life-long learner who has studied with some of our profession's most
treasured family therapists, both in North America and abroad, and
generously imparts her knowledge, wisdom and skills to others.
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