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Specializing in Counseling and Psychotherapy 
 
 
Call Sue at 973-857-9090 to schedule a customized Meditation class with your girlfriends! Other nights are available for groups 3 or larger.
 
 
PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COUNSELING
 
The decision to see a licensed  therapist is a very
 personal decision.
Many times, people choose therapy during times of
stress and emotional pain, and it may also be when you
want to grow, mature and spiritually develop. Often the first
 step in reaching out for help is the most difficult one to take. 
Regardless of where we are in our life, there are times when we are
faced with challenges that seem impossible to overcome. We are all faced with certain stressors as a natural result of living. More than ever
we're faced with difficulties that can affect us personally, as
well as, our relationships with family, friends and co-workers. 
If you have noticed a change in how you feel about yourself and your life,
 counseling may be a very effective and helpful choice to make
to address your concerns. The following are some issues or
experiences during which you might seek professional counseling:
 
  • Anxiety
  • Depression or mood swings
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Poor self-esteem
  • Sexual abuse, trauma, incest
  • Sexual orientation, identity issues
  • School problems or employment issues
  • Loneliness
  • Intimacy difficulties
  • Marriage problems, communication issues
  • Difficulties in relationships - communication problems
  • Life events:  divorce, death, parenthood, blended family issues,
    retirement, aging process, adolescence, re-location, 
    unemployment, etc.
  • Chronic physical illness caused by tension and stress
  • Problems following traumatic events such as accidents,
   childhood abuse, surgery, natural disasters, violence, etc.
  • Problems with domestic violence or other forms of abuse
  • Stress in the face of chronic or terminal illness or other health problems
  • Constant worries or obsessions
  • Excessive anger, frustration, or guilt
  • Self-destructive thoughts and behavior
  • Addictions: problems with drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol
  • Eating disorders
  • Sleep problems (Insomnia)
  • Lack of concentration and enthusiasm in life
  • Seeking Spiritual Connection
 
 
The decision to call a therapist may be a difficult one
but is viewed as a strength - not knowing the answers
to all your life questions and having difficulty managing life
crisises is normal.
Whatever your reason for seeking counseling, an effective
 therapist will listen to your concerns and help you decide upon the most
appropriate course of action.
To Schedule a Phone Session:
Please briefly describe your challenge:
What is the best time to schedule your appointment?
Hours
 
What is the best date to schedule your appointment?
What service would you like to schedule?
Payment is required to secure appointment - What is your payment method?
State your Name, Email, Address and Contact Number:
What is a Licensed Professional Counselor?
 
A Mental Health Clinician who has met the state regulations to practice as a psychotherapist.
 
Requirements are:
 
  • Completion of a Master's degree program in counseling that includes several internships and coursework on human behavior and development, clinical diagnosis, effective counseling strategies, treatment approaches, ethical practice and other core specialization areas.
 
  • Passing the clinical exam and the national counseling exam through NBCC- National Board for Certified Counselors
 
  • Licensure by the NJ and NY State Board of Professional Counselor Examiners Committee. Licensure requires more than three years of supervised training experience and passage of a clinical examination. Participation in continuing education is required for the renewal of a license and certification.
 
  • Adherence to a code of ethics that protects the confidentiality of the counseling relationship.
 
 
Services ordinarily are covered in part by your health insurance if you have an out of network plan.
 As a courtesy, Sue's office will submit your insurance claim directly in order for you to get reimbursed fasterPlease check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions: 
 
  • Do I have out of network mental health insurance benefits?
  • What is my deductible and has it been met?
  • How many sessions does my health insurance cover?
  • What is the co-insurance?
  • Do I need to obtain prior authorization for therapy sessions?
  • Will the payment go to the provider or to me?
  • Can I assign the payment to the provider?
  •  
     
    If you prefer, Sue would be glad to contact your
    insurance company and obtain the information above.
     
     
    For further information and to schedule an appointment,
     call Sue at (973) 857-9090 or e-mail Sue at
     
    Telephone Coaching
     
     
    Telephone Coaching is an alternative and sometimes necessary tool for some clients who
    live long-distance or have health issues or do not want therapy
    and prefer life or business coaching.  Please call Sue Waldman
    at (973) 857-9090 (EST) to schedule an appointment. Choose from a variety of monthly packages. 
     
     
     
    ** A life or business coach gives you clear tools, practices and
    strategies that support your growth.
    A coach inspires you, championing your potential and enhances
    your energy.Coach Sue believes in you. She is your ally,
    your cheerleader, your support. 
    A coach calls you on the patterns that do not serve you and
    works with you to create empowering beliefs and positive
     emotions that do. A coach asks you to take full responsibility
    for your SELF, your life and your spirit as you take steps
    forward so that you can live your
     life with pure joy and freedom. Coaching is a journey of
    personal and professional discovery. It is a thought-provoking
    and creative process that inspires the coachee (client) to
    maximize her/his personal and professional potential. Coaching
    is a profession that has synthesized the best from business,
    psychology, philosophy, and spirituality. It benefits those who
    are open and willing to make dramatic, positive changes in all
    aspects of their lives.
    The process is based on a partnership in which the coach
    comes to the relationship not as a subject-matter expert,
    but rather as an expert at helping the client clarify goals,
    identify purpose,form strategies
     and solutions, remove barriers, and promote accountability.
    The coachee comes open and eager for change, ready to be
    challenged,willing to go deeper and committed
    to taking the steps necessary for this journey. Coaching sessions
     take place weekly and are typically held over the phone. This
    facilitates focus and yields results while giving you the
    convenience of calling from anywhere. The coaching  process 
    ordinarily produces immediate results and begins with, at least,
    a one month commitment.  
    Let's Begin!
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    Please note cancellation of appointment requires 24 hr. advance
     notice to prevent charge of appointment. There are no exceptions.  
    All sessions are by appointment only. Cancellation must be made by
    telephone or in person - email is not acceptable. For Monday
    appointments, cancellation needs to be made by at least the Friday before.
     
    Payment is required prior to each service
     
     
     
    Payment Policy
     
    Credit card payment is only accepted online or via the telephone.
    Paypal accepts Visa, MC and AMEX and Checks. There is a 10% service
    fee to each credit card transaction. All fees are non-refundable. Payment by check
    (Payable to Sue Waldman) can be mailed to 320A Bloomfield avenue, Verona, NJ 07044. Email Sue to send you a paypal request if you can't mail the check in time. Payment is required prior to each session.