Therapist in New Jersey
Body Positive Works Psychotherapy
Anxiety, depression, eating disorders, disordered eating, body image, addiction, self-acceptance, grief and loss, family dynamics, phase of life issues, women’s issues, or parenting and marital issues?
We offer individual, family, and group psychotherapy for all ages – children, adolescents, and adults.
We provide group therapy for a number of conditions, including eating disorders, body image, and grief.
The experience of participating in a group is a sure-fire way to know that you are not traveling alone on your path.
The support of the group, safely guided by our highly skilled psychotherapists, is a catalyst for recovery. Shared tears and laughter are the best medicine for the soul.
To book an appointment call 201-708-8448
“Our therapists support you on your journey toward recovery, long-term growth, health, and wellness, ultimately seeking to connect you back home to yourself”
Are you seeking a better relationship with yourself or others?
Psychotherapy is a talking therapy wherein individuals have the space to express and process emotions and experiences to enhance emotional, mental, and physical landscapes.
Whether there are aspects of your life that you feel may not be working and would like to change, such as work, marriage, or relationships, or you’re looking to shift components of self, like ending repeating patterns that no longer serve you, psychotherapy at Body Positive Works is here to support you.
Why Choose Body Positive Works for Therapy?
Our therapists create a container for you to hear your thoughts, tap into repressed emotions, and move past limiting attachments, beliefs, limitations, and stories.
Therapy sessions are always confidential, creating an environment to speak openly and authentically.
Choose whether to see our therapists on your own, with a family member, or in a group for a sense of community and shared experience.
Holistic Therapist Services in New Jersey
We offer individual, family, and group psychotherapy for all ages – children, adolescents, and adults.
We provide group therapy for a number of conditions, including eating disorders, body image, and grief. The experience of participating in a group is a sure-fire way to know that you are not traveling alone on your path. The support of the group, safely guided by our highly skilled psychotherapists, is a catalyst for recovery. Shared tears and laughter are the best medicine for the soul.
To book an appointment call 201-708-8448.
What are the benefits of therapy with Body Positive Works?
Our psychotherapists work with you to help you express the way that you feel and gain insight into those feelings and the issues behind them. Some of the benefits of therapy are:
◓ Helps you cope with the challenges that you are facing and find new ways to think about those challenges – in order to improve your emotional and mental wellbeing
◐ Supports grief and loss, as it encourages you to accept where you are in the process and offers you practical skills on how to be with the process and go through the cycles of grief
◑ Helps you work through traumas. Humans store trauma in the body and mind – the big T traumas and the smaller everyday life traumas. Affecting us in unconscious ways, therapy provides a place to process the events of your life and notice your own reactions and patterns. Through support in choosing to shift them, you can create a new way of being that is not from a reactive place but rather from a grounded and accepting place of self and your past
◒ Supports the LGBTQIA+ coming out journey, as it offers a place to process and come to terms with identity as it reveals itself, encourages self-acceptance, helps to figure out and deal with family reactions, if you want to do anything without feeling pushed to choose any one direction, and if and when to come out.
Therapist in New Jersey: Groups
Are you looking for a therapist in New Jersey? We work with and fully support people managing issues including anxiety and depression, eating disorders, disordered eating, body image, therapy for addiction, self-acceptance, grief and loss, family dynamics, phase of life issues, women’s issues, and parenting and marital issues.
Grief Support Groups NJ
When someone close to us dies, we ourselves feel lost, our identity shifts. We wonder who we are if we are no longer someone’s grandchild, child, sibling, spouse, partner, friend or parent.
- Death of A Child
- Death of A Parent
- Death of A Spouse
Disordered Eating Meal Support Group (ages 14+)
with Erica Ban, MS, RD
In eating disorder treatment, the path to successful recovery requires addressing two major areas:
-Behavior changes related to food, exercise, weight
-Psychological and emotional issues
To make progress toward becoming recovered, great benefit can come from extra support at mealtime.
Emotional Eating Support Group for Women
with Jessica Kishpaugh, Holistic Nutritionist
If you have ever asked yourself “am I an emotional eater, or why can’t I have a different relationship with food” then please join Jessica Kishpaugh for a 6-week support group.
Eating Disorder Parents Support Group
(for parents of a child with an eating disorder)
with Erica Ban, MS, RD
Supporting a loved one with an eating disorder can be a very tricky thing to do both emotionally and logistically.
The difficult process of recovering from an eating disorder can drain a parent or caregiver of both physical and emotional energy.
It is common to feel helpless, confused, frustrated and exhausted at times. This group will provide education and support for the parent or caregiver – the at home support team!
Women, Food, and Healing: A Therapeutic Support Group
with Melanie Struble LCSW, LCADC
Do you judge what you eat, do you judge yourself?
Are you constantly thinking about food, your body, your weight?
Do these thoughts about food and your body take you out of the present moment, impact your mood, leave you feeling upset with yourself, or lead to negative behaviors or habits to manage the pain?
Do you determine your self-worth by the number on the scale?
If the answer is “YES” to any of these questions, this group is for you.
Melanie, LCSW, LCADC
Melanie, Owner of Body Positive Works, is a psychotherapist whose practice is dedicated to working with adolescents, adults, and families who are dealing with eating disorders, body image, substance addiction, and stage of life issues.
A Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor with over 28 years of direct practice experience, she holds the highest New Jersey licensure in both disciplines.
Over the years, Melanie has worked with clients in a variety of settings: hospital, crisis center, private non-profit agency, and private practice. She has gained a broad perspective and deep understanding of the challenges her clients face when seeking specialized services from multiple resources.
In addition, she has completed a 60-hour Meditation Teacher Training with Rev. Jaganath Carrera of Yoga Life Society as well as Yin Yoga Training, Neurosculpting® Level 1 Training, and Functional Anatomy Teacher Training with Jody (Domerstad) Boisits. She has also taken advanced training with Dr. Melody Moore of the Embody Love Movement. She has completed her training with Journey Dance™ and is a certified Journey Dance Guide. Melanie holds a certification as a Grief Movement Guide. She has completed a Yoga Alliance 300-hour teaching training program with Jody (Domerstad) Boisits. Currently, Melanie has been accepted into, and is currently engrossed in, a year-long professional study program with Dr. Gabor Mate’ – Compassionate Inquiry.
Melanie is a Certified Grief Educator. A Certified Grief Educator is committed to providing the highest level of grief support through education, experience, and insights into the often unacknowledged rocky terrain of grief. Certified Grief Educators completed a certificate program designed by world-renowned grief expert, David Kessler. They bring his unique methodology, tools, and decades of experience to help people navigate the challenges of grief.
Melanie holds a Master of Social Work from Columbia University and a BA in Psychology and Law and Justice from The College of New Jersey.
Wendy Coffey, MSW, LCSW
Wendy Coffey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New Jersey and has been practicing since 1991. She spent the beginning of her career working with children and adolescents in treatment foster care as well as with adolescent girls living in a group home setting.
She has also worked at the county level in a crisis intervention unit providing therapy to families in times of stress. Having been trained in crisis intervention, she is familiar with family dynamics and how these dynamics affect the individual.
She will use the modality that is most appropriate for the client, whether that be CBT, family therapy, Humanistic therapy or a combination of therapies. Therapy is an art that is tailored to the individual. Through conversation the best approach will present itself.
Wendy has worked with adults, adolescents, children and couples who present with anxiety, depression, grief and time-of-life stressors.
Wendy believes in a holistic approach to treatment, which includes the integration of environment, body and mind.
Admiration of horses has been part of her being since she was a child. Horses are able to heal people just by being themselves, connected to the present moment. Wendy is currently including equine therapy as part of her treatment approach. When clients work with the horses they learn about themselves.This can lead to breakthroughs in therapy.
Chani Getter, MSW, LSW
Chani is a licensed social worker, a certified professional coach, and an ordained Interfaith Minister who was raised in a Hassidic Jewish home.
At the age of 23, Chani left an arranged marriage and as a single parent began a journey of self-discovery. Today, Chani is a spiritual leader, teacher, therapist, and motivational speaker.
Chani provides therapy for individuals, couples and families. Chani is especially skilled in working with individuals who were raised in insular and/or fundamental religious communities who are struggling with the residual imprint of early childhood dogma. Chani has worked extensively with ex-Ultra-Orthodox Jewish, ex-Mormon, ex-Muslim, and Ex-Fundamental Christian (especially those home-schooled).
Chani was recruited by Footsteps; a non-profit in NYC that supports and affirms individuals and families who have left, or are contemplating leaving their insular ultra-Orthodoxy Jewish communities in their quest to lead self-determined lives; in 2013 to create their Family Justice program which trains lawyers and therapists on how best to provide support for individuals with children who are leaving insular communities.
For 13 years, from 2007 till 2020, Chani facilitated a monthly support group for LGBTQIA women in NYC. Chani directed and facilitated weekend retreats for LGBTQIA individuals and families for over 7 years.
Chani works with individuals and couples who have past trauma, be it religious, sexual abuse or other. Chani understands the impact that trauma has on the brain and body, and that it can affect every aspect of daily life even years afterwards. Chani helps clients build a life beyond the limitations they’ve encountered.
Abbi Lambert BSW, MSW
Abbi Lambert has earned her BSW and MSW from New York University. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Grief Coach. Abbi is also a certified Grief Educator.
Abbi has a Certificate in Couples Therapy and continues to study as a Clinical Trauma Professional. She is certified in Reiki I & II and studied Source Point Healing therapy.
She completed the Landmark Forum as well as the Advanced Course. She has done several other courses of study over the years and continues this process, all as part of her commitment to personal development and for the benefit her clients.
Holistic Therapists in NJ
Our psychotherapists have the highest licensure for psychotherapy in NJ, taking a holistic approach to individual, family, and group counseling.
The Body Positive Works approach was born of the realization that having a variety of therapy counseling services under one roof and providing a strong sense of community would support clients in achieving better overall health, recovery, and long-term growth.
Holistic psychotherapy is our specialty; we aim to treat the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. Just as there is more than one approach to bodywork, there are many therapeutic approaches to the mind; there’s no one size fits all.
We use aspects from a multitude of modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), integrative therapy, holistic therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and positive therapy, to treat the individual.