George KorenLPC

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In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?

Probably, the most significant experiences influencing my work with clients has been my own personal emotional and in-therapy experiences. These have been both pleasant and unpleasant. I have used negative roles models and resultant experiences to move and redirect my style toward a more therapeutic direction as well as following positive role models on a healthy therapeutic path.

If you could pick one movie or book that influenced your approach to therapy, what would it be and why?

My favorite book both for myself and clients is one that has often helped me regain and keep my grounding and thus I offer it to others for the same. Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle is a book of short meditative readings which are meant to be experienced in the here and now of the present moment rather than simply providing intellectual or behavioral information. It can lead one out of incessant doing into being (present).

How has your particular field of specialization evolved in recent years and how has that impacted your work?

Recently, over the past ten years of clinical practice, my focus has become from being a top down therapist to a bottom up therapist. This has been through utilizing the practice of Brainspotting. Specifically, this methodology has caused me to refocus more on how we respond physically to a situation, then emotionally, and finally intellectually. It has invited me and at times forced me to pay very close attention to clients and myself experientially in the present moment thus assisting me in becoming a better therapist.

Specialties

General Expertise

In-Network Insurance

All Savers Insurance

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare

Horizon Blue Shield of New Jersey

Oscar Health

Oxford Health Plans

United Healthcare

United Medical Resources

Fees

$100

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Individual Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Mindfulness Practices

Attachment-Based Therapy

Biofeedback

Motivational Interviewing

Person-Centered Therapy

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

Reality Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Hypnotherapy

Training / Certifications

Trained in EMDR, Brainspotting, and Psychodrama

Licensure

NJ, LPC, 37PC00065800

NV, LMFT, CP5088

NV, LMFT, CP5088

NV, LMFT, CP5088

Education

Master of Education in Counseling, Lehigh University, 1976

Work History

My first therapy experience was during the Summer of 1969 doing a follow up study of the first 100 Alcoholics experiencing Marathon therapy. My first professional experience began in 1971, nearly 50 years ago. Since then I have worked with individuals, couples, families, adolescents, and groups dealing with substance related disorders, co-occurring disorders, emotional disorders, trauma, anxiety, grief, and pain. My therapeutic expertise has been with EMDR, Brainspotting, clinical hypnosis, mindfulness/meditation/imagery, biofeedback, psychodrama, Reiki, and a 12 Step focus. I also have perspective and experience related to the "Burner" community. My playa name is Pax.

Location

,, Deptford, 08096, NJ