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I am not taking any new clients in my practice at this time.

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

Upper 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, chronic illness, and 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 experiences.


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 children

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

  • 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

  • coping with chronic illness


My Expertise/Credentials

  • Over 25 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 can provide you with a receipt for out of network benefits that you can submit to your insurance company. Telehealth session may not be reimbursable. Please check with your insurance company.

       For more information: contact Paula Ochs

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