With You Every Step of the Way
INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY WITH ADULTS
Individual therapy with one of our experts is the most popularly used service at SPS and we work hard to match you with the right therapist.
A trusting, relationship with a therapist is a safe space for exploration and nonjudgmental feedback. It’s also a unique and wonderful opportunity to work out relationship issues. Most of all, it’s a powerful vehicle for healing, growth, and change.
The therapists at Summit Psychological Services (SPS) are experts in a wide range of psychological and mental health issues that can be treated in individual therapy (also called individual counseling).
CHILDREN & TEENS
Our warm and friendly environment welcomes children and teens. Our therapists are highly skilled at connecting with this age group.
In child and adolescent therapy (also called child and adolescent counseling), a child or teen can find a trusted friend, mentor, and sounding board. Whether verbally or through play, the child can open up and be heard in ways that may feel uncomfortable or unsafe outside the therapist’s office.
At Summit Psychological Services (SPS), kids of all ages (starting at 3) can get the help and guidance they need.
Couple therapy (also called couple counseling and relationship counseling) can be of tremendous benefit to all couples. It is so important to take time out to mend, heal or improve relationships.
With an impartial, wise, and compassionate counselor, you and your partner can explore the roots of your issues; better understand each other; and learn to communicate authentically, effectively, and with an open heart—instead of repeating the same patterns over and over.
Our family therapists are all about helping the family when they show up together to resolve a problem that involves or impacts the whole family.
Family therapy (also called family counseling) can make all the difference for families locked into unhealthy roles and patterns. It can improve family dynamics and communication, reduce conflict, and transform dysfunction and tension into support, laughter, and love.
SPS therapists use the power of bringing people together in a group to support growth and change.
Empathy, encouragement, insight, information, camaraderie, and community: groups offer all this and more. Groups can relieve feelings of isolation and provide essential support as you confront personal challenges and make life changes.
Groups at Summit Psychological Services (SPS) are open to all. You don’t need to be in therapy at SPS—or anywhere else. Of course, any SPS therapist or non-SPS therapist may refer you to one of our groups.
TREATMENT FOR INSOMNIA
If you are experiencing insomnia, or coping with problematic sleep, we have psychologists who are trained in some of the most effective treatments for sleep difficulties.
The American College of Physicians recommended that a specific protocol, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Insomnia (CBT-I ) as the front-line treatment for insomnia. CBT-I is a short term psychotherapeutic treatment which does not involve medication, and has been demonstrated in numerous research studies to achieve long lasting effectiveness.
If you want to quit smoking and stay quit, our team has some of the most advanced tools for helping you succeed.
QuitSmart TM is a state-of-the-art smoking-cessation program, validated by more than 20 years of research and thousands of ex-smokers. It can be taught during individual sessions or to goups such as organizations, companies, and families. QuitSmart TM was created by the founding director of the Duke Medical Center Stop Smoking Clinic, who certified SPS Directors Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, CGP, DABPS and Alison Johnson, PsyD as QuitSmart TM Instructors.
For more than 25 years, Drs. Kahn and Johnson have been helping people free themselves from nicotine and other addictions.
EQUINE ASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY
We offer a unique experience with the help of horses and a highly trained team of therapists and horse professionals.
Horse-Powered Growth and Learning isn’t about riding horses or horsemanship. In fact, it doesn’t involve riding at all.
Rather, it’s about interacting with horses—and harnessing their incredible power to heal and teach.
Summit Psychological Services (SPS) is the only group psychotherapy practice in New Jersey to offer this unique, cutting-edge program, based on the models pioneered by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA):
MIND-BODY-SPIRIT HOLISTIC PRACTICES
Mind-body techniques are offered to help people of all ages and walks of life to improve their well-being.
Several professionals at Summit Psychological Services (SPS) incorporate mindfulness and mind-body techniques into their work with adults, children, parents, couples, and groups. Mind-body practices have been proven to reduce stress, anxiety, physical pain, and emotional distress—and cultivate calmness, clear perspective, coping skills, and a greater sense of emotional and physical well-being.
AND LIFE SATISFACTION
If you are looking to be the best you can be, we have experts who will help you reach your goals.
Several therapists at Summit Psychological Services (SPS) specialize in techniques to help you fulfill your potential and achieve personal goals. Here, the focus is not on treating problems; it’s on creating a better, more fulfilling life. This approach is sometimes called “applied positive psychology.” The goal is to develop your strengths and the positive aspects of your life, enabling you to flourish and be the best possible you.