Craig Springer, PhDPsychologist

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Availability

In Eastern Time

What is your style/approach to therapy?

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.

What does success look like in therapy? How will a client know that they are making progress?

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.

How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?

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.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Relationship Issues

Pregnancy, perinatal, & postpartum issues

General Expertise

Work Stress

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

Social Anxiety

Academic challenges

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Agoraphobia

College & graduate student issues

Types of Therapy

Individual Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

Motivational Interviewing

Training / Certifications

Level 3 Certification - Team-CBT

Licensure

NJ, Psychologist, 35SI00449700

NY, Psychologist, 016741

Education

PhD, Clinical Psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University

MA, General Theoretical Psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University

BA, Psychology, New York University

Work History

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.

Location

312 North Avenue E, Suite C8, Cranford, 07016, NJ