Dr. Elisabeth Brown

Licensed in 1984, I am a psychologist in private practice. I am psychodynamically oriented and work with children, adolescents, and adults, individuals and couples. I also take special interest in working with women; in helping them find their voices and empowering themselves. I believe that it is essential to help people understand why they do what they do, such that they can make choices and take charge of their lives, so as not to repeat old patterns.

I am a certified Emotionally Focused Therapist. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples and families is evidence-based and applicable to most clients, as it focuses on attachment need and attachment cycles that can undermine healthy relationships. In so doing, dysfunctional cycles are replaced with healthy, fulfilling ones. In addition, I have experience with Eye Movement Desensitization Reprogramming (EMDR) and utilize it in the treatment of trauma, anxiety and depression. I have a special affinity for working with women, adolescents, and couples.

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Meet the Founders of NJCEFT

Dr. Alan Groveman

I have been a NJ licensed psychologist since 1982. I am cognitive/behavioral oriented and work with adults, individuals and couples. I have a special interest in working with couples and am a certified Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT) and supervisor. EFT is a systematic and structured approach that recognizes the primacy of emotions in organizing key interactional patterns. Studies show that 70% of couples working with an EFT therapist move from relationship distress to recovery during the course of the treatment. Approximately 90% show significant improvement.

I completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute for Rational-Emotive Therapy and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation - NYU Medical School. In addition, I served as a visiting clinical professor at UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and as a visiting professor at the graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology - Rutgers University. In 1997, I served as the President of the New Jersey Psychological Association and for three years as Secretary of the NJ Board of Psychological Examiners.

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Dr. Joan Wolkin

I am a licensed psychologist in New Jersey and New York with over 25 years of experience working with individuals and couples.  I employ psychodynamic and experiential approaches specific to each individual’s needs to increase self understanding and self compassion and uncover blocks to reach her or his full potential. I value empowering each person to reach his or her personal, creative, and professional goals.

As a couples therapist, I help couples to identify and understand unproductive relationship patterns with the goal of building, deepening and maintaining a strong, satisfying bond. I am certified in emotionally focused therapy (EFT), a highly effective model that emphasizes a present, non-blaming approach.

To make an appointment: call 212-831-4667 and/or my email: joan.wolkin@gmail.com