Emmy Mcbride, MSW, Psychotherapist

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mmy McBride, MSW, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (NJ#44SC05385300) with over 18 years of clinical experience. She received her Master’s Degree from Fordham University and completed postgraduate training at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in New York City and completed Level 1 of Internal Family Systems (IFS) training in 2014 at the Center for Self Leadership to become an Internal Family Systems Practitioner.

Many people reach a point in their lives where old habits of managing thoughts and feelings no longer work. They attempt to deal with this impasse by keeping busy schedules and striving to achieve perfection, as if by ignoring their emotions, their problems would disappear. But that is never the case. In our culture, we are mistakenly led to believe that a frenzy of activity will keep our dissatisfactions at bay. As one commentator in The New York Times summarized, “The constant cognitive strain of evading emotions underlies a range of psychological troubles such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, depression, and panic attacks, not to mention a range of addictions.” Suppressing negative thoughts and feelings simply compounds our problems and hinders our relationships. More money and more things will not make you happy. In fact, the opposite is true. First find who you truly are, then the rest will follow: love and success in life.

With years of experience and training in a variety of approaches, including the IFS model of psychotherapy, I can help you explore and work through old patterns that keep you distracted and avoiding the life you really want to live. By making this adjustment, growth is more possible, inner wisdom emerges, and you can feel more equipped to face your life challenges and engage in loving relationships.

I have found that, by treating yourself with compassion rather than judgment, positive change happens. You can move from fearing, ignoring, hating or being overwhelmed by thoughts and feelings to becoming curious about and attentive to your reactions. I will work carefully to help you explore your self-critical parts and the problematic behaviors that it triggers. Throughout this healing process, you can learn to manage reactions to stress, cultivate mindfulness, and move from being stuck or overwhelmed to living a more centered and fulfilling life.

When deciding on a therapist, it is especially important to feel a connection with the person you choose. My approach is caring, warm, and collaborative. I work with individuals who experience anxiety or depression from relationships, family or work settings, or major life transitions. In addition, I help parents of children with special needs. Issues such as ADD, ADHD and spectrum disorders can sometimes cause isolation, sadness, and even anger. I create a safe and supportive environment in which you can talk about your situation without fear.

Typical symptoms and issues that I treat include:

  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Parents of children with special needs
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Women’s Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

     Office Hours

        Monday    Noon to 9pm
Wednesday    Noon to 9pm

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