David A. Helfgott, Psy.D.
Dr. David Helfgott received his training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy under senior psychoanalysts affiliated with the Academy of Contemporary and Applied Psychoanalysis (ACAP), Livingston, NJ, and the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey (CPPNJ). He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University, NY, with a concentration in the assessment and treatment of Alzheimer’s Dementia and caregiver burden. He has worked with veterans at the Bronx VA Medical Center and the seriously and persistently mentally ill at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He also worked with underprivileged children, adolescents and their families at East Orange General Hospital in New Jersey before turning to full time private practice.
Dr. Helfgott serves as the Director and CEO of Insight Psychological Group. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the New Jersey Psychological Association.
Alexia Arntz, LCSW
Alexia Arntz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Master’s Degree from Kean University. With a background and undergraduate degree in art, Ms. Arntz’s incorporates creativity and freedom of expression in treating clients struggling with depression, anxiety, and bereavement. Ms. Arntz also works with clients in managing stress, working through relationship and parenting issues, and improving communication skills. She provides psychotherapy for adults as well as children and adolescents, incorporating Solution-Focused therapies with Psychodynamic Theory. Her clinical experience includes supportive counseling and psychotherapy in nonprofit agencies and counseling centers, as well as facilitating grief support groups in hospital settings. Ms. Arntz is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the New Jersey Association of Women Therapists (NJAWT).
Brett Vasquez, MA LPC
Brett Vasquez is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who received her Master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida. Ms. Vasquez has experience working with individuals and families in both school and private settings. Prior to turning to private practice, she spent ten years working as a School Counselor. This experience helped her to understand the challenges faced by children and teens in the preschool through high school years in terms of separation anxiety, school phobias, and various other school-related stressors. Ms. Vasquez currently provides counseling to young children and their parents, adolescents, and adults. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and her specialties include the treatment of anxiety, behavioral issues in children, parenting issues, family therapy, and relationship counseling.
Elise Breen, LCSW, LCADC
Elise Breen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She received her Masters Degree from Columbia University in the City of New York and has completed Post Graduate Training at the Bowen Family Institute in Princeton, New Jersey and the NLP (Neuro-linguistic) Institute of New York. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which she uses to treat individuals with extensive trauma, anxiety and depression. She is also a certified Hypnotherapist. Ms. Breen works with individuals, couples and teens. Ms. Breen previously worked in a community-based mental health clinic at Christ Hospital in Jersey City, New Jersey where she worked primarily with families and teens, providing treatment in both group and individual settings.
Roger Boetsch, MA LPC
Roger Boetsch is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of New Jersey in accord with the standards of the NJ State Board of Marriage and Family Examiners. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Dayton and completed a doctoral internship in child clinical/pediatric psychology at Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC. He had over 25 years of experience providing psychotherapy and related clinical services in nonprofit agencies in Union and Essex counties before turning to full time private practice. Mr. Boetsch currently provides treatment for adults, teens, young children and their parents. His specialty areas include: psychodynamic theory, clinical applications of attachment theory, current thinking in neuroscience, and cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness.
Elizabeth Miller, LCSW
Elizabeth Miller is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who studied at Pennsylvania State University and Rutgers University. She has worked for the State of New Jersey with the Office of the Law Guardian as well as completed an internship with the Office of the Attorney General in Washington, D.C. Ms. Miller has experience working with adults and children experiencing a broad range of symptoms including: anxiety, depression, mood changes, adjustment-related problems, and family and work stressors. Much of her clinical experience has been with Preferred Behavioral Health in Lakewood as well as Community Medical Center in Toms River, NJ. In addition to her work at IPG, she also treats clients at Catholic Charities in Newark, NJ, an outpatient setting providing needed services to clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. Ms. Miller is currently a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Pennsylvania State Alumni Association.
Angela Wilkos, Psy.D.
Dr. Angela Wilkos is a Licensed Psychologist that received her training at St. John’s University. As a licensed psychologist in both in New Jersey and New York she has experience providing evidence-based therapy, psychotherapeutic interventions and cognitive remediation with individuals and groups. She has a rich background in psycho-educational evaluation and assessment. Experiences include working with both children and adults varying in age and cultural backgrounds in a variety of settings.
Dvora Brandstatter, LSW
Dvora Brandstatter received her Masters Degree from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work in New York and her Bachelor of Social Work from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Ms. Brandstatter has experience working with individuals, groups and families in both medical and mental health settings. She has worked with women in situations of domestic violence, children and families in the foster care system, the homeless mentally ill population and individuals coping with epilepsy and blindness. Ms. Brandstatter currently counsels clients struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment disorders and attachment, parenting and relationship issues. Ms. Brandstatter is also pursuing advanced post graduate training at The Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies in New Jersey.
Jacob Winkler, LSW
Jacob Winkler provides Group Therapy at IPG. He received his Master’s in Social Work from Rutgers University and has pursued training at the C.G. Jung Institute of New York, the Center for Group Studies and in Somatic Experiencing. Mr. Winkler also runs the Group Therapy program at the Blanton-Peale Counseling Center in Manhattan, where he has worked with adults of all ages struggling with anxiety, depression, social phobia, difficulties with aggression and problems with intimacy and relationships.
Groups focus on the here-and-now expression of feelings, offering a quality of interpersonal feedback that is hard to obtain in other settings. They are an excellent addition to individual therapy, especially for people who are motivated to grow and have a strong desire for more satisfying connections with partners, friends, family members, co-workers and acquaintances.
Quality therapy is… an unparalleled, multilayered interface between the help-seeking individual and the engaged and attuned therapist, which over time, promotes the individual’s personal growth and psychological health.- Dr. Helfgott