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Life can sometimes be overwhelming. A medical diagnosis, family conflict, work stress, or feelings of anxiety or depression can cause you to struggle with daily activities. When this happens, the behavioral health specialists at Summit Medical Group Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center can provide the support you need for effective behavioral health management.

Our Behavioral Health Management Services

We offer counseling services for children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of emotional and situational problems. In a warm and welcoming environment, our Center’s behavioral health specialists provide effective short-term individual and family therapy for:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic pain
  • Stress
  • Adjustment to medical conditions
  • Grief and loss
  • Family conflict
  • Insomnia

For information about our adult psychiatry services,
please visit our adult psychiatry page.

 

What is cognitive behavioral therapy?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a treatment approach that helps you change your thoughts about and reactions to negative situations. For example, if a negative conversation with a friend leaves you feeling down, cognitive behavioral techniques can help you redirect your thoughts and change your negative reaction to the conversation. How you think has a strong effect on how you feel. When you are not aware of what you are thinking, you risk repeating negative thoughts that cause depression and anxiety.

Cognitive behavioral therapy has been proven effective in more than 400 clinical studies. For this reason, our experienced behavioral health specialists, including psychologists, psychiatrists, and licensed clinical social workers, use CBT to target negative thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that cause and sustain unwanted symptoms.

CBT helps you:

  • Change your thoughts, beliefs, ideas, attitudes, assumptions, mental imagery, and the things on which you focus — 
    the cognitive, or thinking part of CBT
  • Face the challenges in your life calmly and take actions that are likely to have good results — 
    the behavioral, or action part of CBT
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy differs from other kinds of therapy because it:
    • Emphasizes results: It helps you define your goals, plan ways to accomplish the goals, and encourages you to check your progress
    • Is short-term: Depending on your problem and how hard you work to change your thoughts and behaviors, you often can achieve your goals in less than 20 sessions
    • Focuses on self-help: It helps you learn ways to manage your life better

Our highly skilled clinicians will develop a practical and achievable treatment plan that is tailored to your needs and builds on your strengths.

See more information about our behavioral health services in our latest videos:

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Smoking Cessation

Insomnia

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
 

Understanding Stress and Anxiety in
Children, Teens & Young Adults​

 

 

Visit our insurance page
for more information about insurance plans
in which we participate.
 

 

Read more about cognitive behavioral therapy.
 

We offer day and evening hours.

Upcoming Events

Wed., Feb. 1, 6:00 PM Support Group
Wed., Mar. 22, 7:00 PM Lecture

Our Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center Tools

New Patient Paperwork

Adult: New Patient Forms 

Children: New Patient Forms

Self-Help Tools

E-couch

MoodGYM

What is “E-Couch” and “MoodGYM?”

E-Couch and MoodGYM are non-SMG websites that provides free self-help interactive cognitive behavioral therapy program for anxiety (E-Couch) and depression (MoodGYM) offered thru the National Institute for Mental Health Research at the Australian National University. This is an option to patients who would prefer a self-help approach and/or to accommodate patients currently awaiting a new patient visit.

What will you see and learn when you go to the web-sites?

E-couch and Mood Gym:

  • Provides free, self-help modules for depression, general anxiety and social anxiety, as well as for divorce/separation and loss/bereavement.   
  • Provides tool-kits that teach skills drawn from a range of evidence-based therapies.  
  • Will ask a number of questionnaires and scales about how you are feeling.
  • Provides tailored relevant information about stress, anxiety and depression based on your answers.
  • Provides feedback about areas of vulnerabilities
  • Matches your areas of vulnerability with recommends for specific modules to help one learn strategies for symptom improvement, self-management and wellness

None of the information on these websites are a substitute for a diagnosis and treatment by an appropriate health professional.

If you need immediate help please contact:

The NJ Hopeline
24/7 Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-855-NJ-HOPELINE (654-6735)

Chat: http://njhopeline.com/LiveChat.htm
Or
Call 911 or go to your local Hospital emergency room

Please do not call or contact the helplines on the E-Couch or MoodGym websites as these are for Australian residents only.

 

 

Our Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center Practitioners

Lavinia  Barbu
Barbu, Lavinia, MSW, LCSW
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
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Allison H. Berry
Berry, Allison H., LCSW
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
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April D. Bickoff
Bickoff, April D., PsyD
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
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Melissa  Breslin
Breslin, Melissa, MA, MSW, LCSW, ACT
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
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Charles  Ciolino
Ciolino, Charles, MD
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
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Margaret S. Clarke
Clarke, Margaret S., MA, LPC, BC-DMT
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
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Kristin  Cole
Cole, Kristin, LCSW, ACT
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
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Katherine  DiDonato
DiDonato, Katherine, PhD, ACT
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
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Lori B. Elliot
Elliot, Lori B., MSN, RN, BSN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
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Nazila  Esmaeili
Esmaeili, Nazila, LMSW, LCSW
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
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Allyson  Feinstein
Feinstein, Allyson, LCSW
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
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Erin  Groover
Groover, Erin, LCSW
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
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Janna M. Hodge
Hodge, Janna M., LPC
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
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Lauren E. Kaplan\u002DSagal
Kaplan-Sagal, Lauren E., MD
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
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James  Korman
Korman, James, PsyD, ACT
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
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Michael  Likier
Likier, Michael, PhD, ACT
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
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Diane  Magee
Magee, Diane, LPC, LCADC, NCC, ACT
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
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Nancy  Moran
Moran, Nancy, LCSW, ACT
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
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Elizabeth  Nikol
Nikol, Elizabeth, MA, MSW, LCSW, ACT
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
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Cynthia  Raines
Raines, Cynthia, LPC, PhD
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
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Veronica  Sanchez
Sanchez, Veronica, LPC
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
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Julie A. Schehr
Schehr, Julie A., MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
Not accepting new patients
Jamie P. Schwartz
Schwartz, Jamie P., MSW, LCSW, ACT
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
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Michelle  Shoback
Shoback, Michelle, MSW, LCSW
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
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Meredith  Shufeld
Shufeld, Meredith, LCSW
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
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Lisamarie  Slattery
Slattery, Lisamarie, LPC
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
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Marc  Slavin
Slavin, Marc, MSW, ACSW, LCSW
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
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Heather  Sohl
Sohl, Heather, Ph.D.
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
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Amanda M. Starling
Starling, Amanda M., PsyD, ACT
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
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Nicole D. Swain
Swain, Nicole D., MA, LPC, NCC, ACT
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
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Scott W. Woerner
Woerner, Scott W., PhD, ACT
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
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Jacqueline  Wyka
Wyka, Jacqueline, PsyD, ACT
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
Accepting new patients

Our Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center Locations

Main phone number:

908-277-8900
654 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ
654 Springfield Avenue
Berkeley Heights, NJ
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315 E. Northfield Road, Livingston, NJ
Suite 3A
315 E. Northfield Road
Livingston, NJ
908-277-8900
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899 Mountain Avenue, Springfield, NJ
899 Mountain Avenue
Springfield, NJ
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