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George KorenLPC, LMFT

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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

Loss/Grief

Addiction

Attachment issues

Chronic pain

Trauma

General Expertise

Anxiety

Work Stress

Self-Esteem

Social Anxiety

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Antisocial personality

Artists' mental health

Bipolar disorder

In-Network Insurance

UMR

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

All Savers Insurance

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

Oscar Health

Oxford Health Plans

Fees

Individual Therapy$100

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

Training / Certifications

Trained in EMDR, Brainspotting, and Psychodrama

Licensure

  • New Jersey, Licensed Professional Counselor, 37PC00065800
  • Nevada, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, CP5088
  • Nevada, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, CP5088
  • Nevada, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions About George Koren, LPC, LMFT

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. George Koren, LPC, LMFT, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is George Koren accepting new clients?

No, George Koren is not accepting new clients at this time.

Does George Koren accept insurance?

Yes, George Koren accepts insurance, including All Savers Insurance, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans, UMR and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).

What types of therapy does George Koren offer?

George Koren offers therapy for individuals.

Does George Koren offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in New Jersey and Nevada can book George Koren for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does George Koren offer online therapy?

Yes, George Koren offers online therapy via video sessions, phone sessions and live messaging sessions to people in New Jersey and Nevada.

How quickly can I see George Koren?

George Koren typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does George Koren speak?

George Koren conducts therapy sessions in English.