Counseling Services

Family Therapy, Couple Counseling, Individual
Counseling, Group Therapy, and Psychodrama, in
Northern NJ

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,
adolescence, separation, retirement, or death. I strongly believe
that having warm intimate relationships is the key to living
a gratifying life. Conflict and loss, addiction and other breaches of
trust can compromise these relationships leaving us hurt, angry,
sad and lost. Emotional isolation is devastating to the human spirit.

I help my clients to find hope by reducing their isolation and
encouraging them to connect with others through gratifying

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
  • individuals struggling with anxiety and panic attacks
  • coping with sadness, depression, and isolation
  • coping with separation and divorce
  • grieving the loss of a loved one

My Expertise/Credentials
  • 24 years experience with families, couples, individuals,
and groups.
  • Adjunct Associate Professor NYU/Columbia.
  • Psychodrama TEP (Trainer Educator Practitioner)
  • Graduate of the Ackerman Institute for the Family.
  • Associate Clinical Director, Family Service League.
  • I have trained with some of the best therapists in the world
    including Maurizio Andolfi, Jeff Zeig, and Sal Minuchin.

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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