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Are you stressed out, feeling depressed, and want to have better connections with others? Does it feel like you will never experience joy or accomplish your goals? Are you struggling with constant worry and concerns about your future? Have you tried to solve the problems in your life on your own and realized you need help from someone else? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have made the right choice by being here.
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Meet Craig Springer, PhD
I am a clinical psychologist and licensed as a practicing psychologist in New York (016741) and New Jersey (35SI00449700) and I am credentialed by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. I am Level 2 certified in TEAM Therapy and received specialized training in mindfulness and trauma-informed treatments. 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 am currently the co-owner of the Good Life Center for Mental Health. Previously, I was the Director of the Center for Psychological Services, overseeing 10 doctoral training clinics, at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. I was also Co-Director of the New Jersey Coordination Center for Child Abuse and Neglect Forensic Evaluation and Treatment. Prior to that, I served as a Supervising Psychologist at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, where I developed a model for treating trauma.
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.
Meet Silvina Levine, MSW, LCSW
I am a licensed clinical social worker (New Jersey License #44SC04613000) and have been providing mental health services for over 25 years. I earned my master’s degree in social work from Rutgers University and completed my clinical internships at Trinitas Regional Medical Center and Bayonne Community Mental Health Center. I have held positions at hospitals and community mental health centers where I provided mental health services to address a wide variety of mental health concerns. I have extensive experience working in individual, group and family therapy to adolescents and adults. I have assisted clients suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder and body focus repetitive disorders, self–defeating habits and bereavement.
I am fortunate to be able to provide bilingual Spanish services and recognize the impact of multicultural issues in mental health functioning. I have served as a consultant to organizations providing bilingual parent training workshops to Spanish speaking populations. I specialized in working with clients who suffer from mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, and interpersonal difficulties. I utilize a goal-oriented and collaborative approach integrating cognitive-behavioral methods with other empirically sound strategies to tailor treatment to address my clients’ individual needs.
I am trained in EMDR (levels I and II) and I am a Level 2 Certified in TEAM CBT Therapist.
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The Good Life Center for Mental Health offers professional services to residents of Cranford, Westfield, Millburn, Short Hills, Springfield Township, Union, Summit and Chatham as well as areas throughout New Jersey including Union, Essex, Morris and Middlesex Counties.