Our Practice

Children over 7
Children over 7
Children & their Parents
and their Parents
teens
Teens
college-students
College Students
Adults
Adults
Couples
Couples

We offer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to:

  • Adults
  • Young Adults
  • Adolescents
  • Children over 7 and their parents
  • Couples
  • GLBT clients

Services We Offer:

  • Assessments and Evaluations
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Parent Coaching
  • Collaboration with Treatment Professionals
  • Consultation to Individuals, Schools, Businesses & Agencies
  • Clinical Supervision & Training
  • Fitness For Duty and Back-to-Work Evaluations

 

Who We Are
Cognitive Therapy & Consultation, LLC Is an Independent Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Practice

 

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By founding Cognitive Therapy & Consultation, LLC, my goal was to create a practice that focused on the strengths of the client while offering a powerful therapeutic approach to treatment. Our practice is devoted to helping clients reduce their distress while rendering compassionate, discrete and expert care in a comfortable private setting.

We are an independent psychology practice specializing in the delivery of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

  • As the founder of CTC, LLC I can assure you will be seen by a licensed, fully trained and experienced psychologist.
  • As an independent practice we can assure that our accountability is to you.

 

Practice Focus

Our practice focuses on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and incorporates the third generation of CBT methods such as Mindfulness practices and principles employing CBT for Resilience.

We are proud to be among the first practices that introduced CBT to our area and welcome the increasing interest in this treatment method as its applicability has been expanded and shown to be effective in treating several additional medical conditions.

 

Practice Philosophy

We believe in Collaboration & Consultation

  • The practice is named Cognitive Therapy & Consultation because first and foremost we believe that Cognitive Therapy is an effective, efficient and empirically validated method for treating Anxiety, Mood Disorders and related conditions.
  • Second, our treatment practice encompasses ongoing collaboration with you throughout the treatment process. Reciprocal feedback is fundamental to the therapeutic process.
  • Additionally, with your permission, consultation and collaboration with other treatment professionals in your life can be offered in order to focus our respective expertise in helping to improve how you are feeling and functioning.
  • In short, we are readily available to confer with your internist, pediatrician, psychiatrist or your children’s guidance counselor, teacher or clergy if you desire.

We also work collaboratively with several psychiatrists and are also co-located with local area experts should you decide on medication as an adjunct to treatment. Additionally, we often work in partnership with primary care physicians and pediatricians who elect to manage their patient’s medication.

In summary, the CBT treatment method empowers clients to improve how they are feeling by providing new skills for identifying, evaluating and modifying unhealthy “automatic thoughts” and subsequently changing the resulting behavior. It is a present-focused and collaborative model of therapy.

 

Our History – How it Began

In 1992, after attending the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, then known as the Association for the Advancement of Behavioral Therapies (AABT), I was drawn to the Cognitive Therapy treatment process because of its proven effectiveness and its efficiency. Like many therapists in the 1990’s, I had originally been trained in a psychodynamic approach to treatment. Having observed the power of CBT treatment, I embarked on a course of study that would ultimately take me to the Beck Institute in Philadelphia where my knowledge and practice skills were enhanced and refined.

 


About Us – We Are CBT Psychologists

 

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Dr. Sue Schonberg

A widely respected CBT specialist, Dr. Schonberg has presented numerous Continuing Education seminars for Overlook Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry as well as the Family Medicine’s Residency Training Program.

Most recently in December, 2017 she presented to the Department of Psychiatry on “2 Lesser Known Types of OCD: Olfactory Reference Syndrome & Misophonia.” Other presentations have included “ CBT for Chronic Pain,” “CBT & Post-Concussion Syndrome” and “CBT for Social Anxiety.” She also has presented for Saint Barnabas Medical Center on “CBT for Chronic Illness.”

 

Hospital Affiliations

Staff privileges at all 3 area hospitals:

  • Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center and Morristown Medical Center
  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Dr. Schonberg’s Credentials

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist in NJ and PA
  • Board Certified in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)
  • Diplomate in Cognitive Therapy, Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT)
  • Supervisor, Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Certified Trainer/Consultant, Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT )
  • Advanced CBT training at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Graduate, Obsessive Compulsive Foundation Behavioral Therapy Training Institute
  • Supervises doctoral students at Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP)
  • Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP)
  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, M.S. Clinical School Psychology, B.A. Psychology

Experience and Background

Prior to establishing Cognitive Therapy & Consultation, LLC in 2007

  • Psychologist, Integrated Behavioral Care, multi-disciplinary mental health private practice in Summit, NJ (2001-2007)
  • Du Pont Employee Assistance Consultant, Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP)
  • Psychologist, College Counseling Centers: Drew University, St. Elizabeth’s College
  • Special Education Teacher, NYC’s public school system

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Cognitive Therapy
  • American Psychological Association
  • NJ Psychological Association
  • Anxiety and Depressive Disorders Association
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • NJ IOCD-Affiliate & International OCD Foundation
  • Employee Assistance Professionals Association
  • International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACP)

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Proudly announcing the availability of Dr. DiDomenico

Several years ago, I was privileged to have Dr. Doreen DiDomenico join CTC, LLC. Dr. DiDomenico has special expertise in treating children and adolescents as well as adults.

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Dr. Doreen DiDomenico, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Dr. DiDomenico is a NJ licensed psychologist with more than 20 years of experience and a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst.

Consultant to New Providence School System

Rutgers Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Former Acting Director & Director of the Child and Adolescent Program

  • Provided assessment, psychotherapy, and consultation.
  • Provided clinical supervision to doctoral students.
  • Dr. DiDomenico frequently presented at professional conferences and trainings on subjects related to stress, anxiety and developmental disabilities in children and adolescents.

 

Affiliations

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

NJ Association for Cognitive Behavioral Therapists (NJ-ACT)

International OCD Foundation

American Psychological Association (APA)

NJ Psychological Association (NJPA)

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)

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