Scotch Plains, NJ
Our highly accredited staff works with group programs, school intervention programs, employee assistance programs, family agency consortium, as well as individual and family counseling. Our clients’ concerns cover a wide range from substance abuse to depression, suicide, family problems, behavioral problems, eating disorders, panic attacks, to sexual abuse. Click here for more information.We provide counseling, psychotherapy, and psychological services for people from all social and economic backgrounds. We offer the most researched approaches for psychotherapy and counseling. This include cognitive behavior therapy, interpersonal therapy, family therapy, couples counseling, and rational emotive behavior therapy. Our fees are determined on a sliding scale basis, according to ability to pay. We are, therefore, always appreciative of volunteer and financial support which is essential for us to maintain our current level of high quality service.
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Resolve counselors utilize Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Techniques. These are modern adaptations of the stoic philosophers who discovered that emotional distress is more a function of perceptions of the here and now than of the past. For example:
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.— Marcus Aurelius
For freedom is not acquired by satisfying yourself with what you desire, but by destroying your desire.— Epictetus
Consequently, Resolve works to help bring client’s beliefs into harmony with their actions, life challenges, and relationships. This method does not require a recapitulation of a person’s life to effect change. Instead it requires helping a person see that that they are indeed operating with irrational beliefs or dysfunctional cognitions. Once this is deeply accepted, the individual need only work on applying their newly found rational and reality-based cognitions onto their behaviors and life choices.
Resolve notes that the 2014 Noble prize for medicine was awarded to three psychologists for research into the means by which the brain records, retains, and processes a person’s location in physical space. This award underscores the need for all psychological approaches to be based on science. A psychologist or psychotherapist cannot treat people with methods that he or she simply “believes” in, unless that belief is derived from the best available evidenced based principles. Psychotherapy must be held to the same standards as any health intervention. It can only be an art when there is no available science to draw on. The art comes in in the process of forming a therapeutic relationship and engaging the client, factors which have been shown to be major factors in the efficacy of therapy. Resolve uses state of the art techniques along with the caring human factors which are so very important as well.