Craig Springer, PhDClinical Psychologist
In Eastern Time
I use a collaborative and structured evidence-based approach to treatment. Clients are actively involved in the treatment process and are expected to participate both in-session and practice techniques between sessions.
Testing is used at the beginning and throughout the treatment process to assess initial symptom as well as progress. We discuss changes on symptom scores to assess progress on a regular basis.
During the first session, after a comprehensive diagnostic interview, clients and I collaborate on setting therapeutic goals. After discussing potential treatment techniques for each of these goals, the client decides which he or she would like to focus first. Once we complete the first goal, we move on to working on another goal of the client's choosing.
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
Pregnancy, perinatal, & postpartum issues
Pregnancy, perinatal, and postpartum issues entail any real or perceived problems or difficulties stemming from the childbirth experience. Pregnancy, perinatal, and postpartum experiences are stressful in many positive and negative ways while the physical body experiences immense stress. Situations vary but may be remedied through therapy and support.
Workplace issues are a common source of stress and can include interpersonal conflict, communication problems, gossip, harassment, discrimination, low motivation and job satisfaction, performance issues, and poor job fit.
Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.
Self-esteem is the degree to which a person feels confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. Feeling low self-esteem can influence overall well-being and be linked to anxiety and/or depression.
Social anxiety or social phobia is fear of social situations or a fear of interacting with people other than close friends and family. Social anxiety can be persistent, intense, and debilitating, greatly affecting daily life.
Concerns that impact school performance or academic life. Can include perfectionism, bullying, financial stress, academic transitions, test anxiety, balancing school with other responsibilities, discrimination, or harassment.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
Level 3 Certification - Team-CBT
NJ, Psychologist, 35SI00449700
NY, Psychologist, 016741
PhD, Clinical Psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University
MA, General Theoretical Psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University
BA, Psychology, New York University
I am a clinical psychologist and licensed to practice in New York (016741) and New Jersey (35SI00449700). I am credentialed by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists and I am on the Medical Staff at Morristown Medical Center. I received my Level 3 certification in TEAM CBT and received specialized training in cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, trauma-informed treatments and have an advanced certificate in perinatal mental health. I have been named 2020 and 2021 New Jersey's Favorite Kids' Doc and 2020 and 2021 Top Doctor by NJTopDocs. I earned my MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University and completed my undergraduate degree summa cum laude at New York University. I have experience developing, conducting, supervising, and researching evidence-based psychotherapeutic programs for children, adolescents, and adults. Over the course of my career, I have given over 50 professional presentations and workshops, published numerous theoretical and empirical manuscripts and I co-authored a book entitled “Game-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Child Sexual Abuse: An Innovative Approach.” I served on the Practice Guidelines Committee of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and was an editorial board member for the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse and reviewer for Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. I have expertise in the assessment and treatment of trauma, anxiety, mood problems, behavioral difficulties, and interpersonal problems. I enjoy working collaboratively with clients to assist them overcome the challenges and difficulties that they are facing.
312 North Avenue E, Suite C8, Cranford, 07016, NJ