elly Zanetich, PhD, is a NJ and NY licensed clinical psychologist (NJ# 35SI00550600, NY# 68 020280) specializing in providing individual psychotherapy to adults grappling with a range of concerns. The wisdom of both contemporary psychotherapy and meditative traditions have inspired her professional path. Through the integration of her diverse clinical experience, she provides an individualized, holistic approach to therapy based on the unique needs of each client.Dr. Zanetich completed her undergraduate degree at Boston College where she studied psychology, meditative practices, and the world’s spiritual traditions. She pursued her PhD in counseling psychology at Fordham University and worked as a staff psychologist at Fordham’s college counseling center where she trained in relational psychodynamic therapy and gained a deep respect for this perspective which is at the heart of the therapy she provides.She completed her predoctoral internship and later returned to become a staff psychologist at the VA Healthcare System where she served veterans and specialized in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Dr. Zanetich is trained in short-term cognitive behavioral treatment for PTSD, obtained a certification in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and finds these approaches to be extremely helpful for some individuals.She spent many years training in yoga and mindfulness meditation and received a Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Contemplative Psychotherapy from the Nalanda Institute in New York City after finishing an extensive training program which integrated mindfulness meditation and systems of Buddhist Psychology with contemporary psychotherapy, neuroscience, and health psychology. Through this program, Dr. Zanetich had the privilege of learning from experts in the field, such as Rick Hanson, Dan Seigel, Mark Epstein, Sharon Salzberg, and Robert Thurman. She has experienced personally and professionally the profound effect mindfulness philosophy and practice can have on personal growth and transformation.She recently completed an in-depth training in the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of psychotherapy, an experiential approach that creates more balance and connection between the various aspects of the self. The compassionate, mindful and powerful nature of this therapy makes it one of the most deeply healing models she’s encountered.
Dr. Zanetich is committed to continuing to pursue new learning experiences to deepen her knowledge and provide the most effective approaches to treatment.
Typical symptoms and issues that Dr. Zanetich treats include:
• Postpartum Adjustment
• Grief and Loss
• Military Veteran Concerns
• Relationship Concerns
• Communication/Assertiveness Skills
• Stress Management/Self-Care
• Life Transitions
“We all have to capacity to live happier, more satisfying lives. Psychotherapy can help us to fulfill this potential. Many of us find ourselves stuck and struggling at various points and can benefit from someone helping us to find more clarity and deeper understanding; to offer us paths to healing and personal growth. I feel honored to provide others with this service.”
“My approach involves creating a welcoming and compassionate space where others feel safe enough to share their inner experiences and confront challenging life issues. It often includes processing and releasing old thought patterns, stuck emotions and tension held in the body. At times my approach consists of providing education on mental health issues and teaching skills for coping and improving communication. I offer training in mindfulness meditation for cultivating greater presence, self-awareness, self-compassion, and emotional balance. This type of therapy centers on transforming your relationship with yourself and the people in your life.”