Insight Psychological Group is a licensed clinical practice with locations in Westfield, Maywood, and Teaneck, New Jersey offering professional psychotherapy and counseling to address a broad range of psychological issues. Our services include individual therapy, couples therapy, and therapy for children, teens and families. In particular, we invite you to read further how counseling at IPG can help you based on your stage in life.
We offer therapy for: Depression & anxiety disorders, stress & anger, ADHD & school problems, family & relationships, divorce, trauma, couples counseling, grief & loss, chronic & terminal illness, personality disorders. In addition, we now offer Group Therapy and Workshops.

Now Available

Several of our practitioners are now offering a number of sliding scale treatment appointments to uninsured or low-income individuals, couples, and families.

Insights >

Read our “Insights” Blog discussing various topics in psychotherapy and general mental health, written by our own clinicians.

Vitality and Belonging

When I think of Vitality, I think of the body. I remember feeling somewhat trapped throughout school, sitting for classes, forced to pay attention...

The “S” Word

The "S" word – Why are so many people afraid to say it? A blog post for Suicide Prevention Month September is National Suicide...

Mirrors in Psychotherapy

A famous psychologist once wrote that we need to reinvent psychotherapy for every client. This requires of the therapist, not only a...

What is Somatic Imagination?

Somatic Imagination is inspired by Jung’s Active Imagination, Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing, Melanie Klein’s writings about...

Opening Unseen Doors

As I sit here and wonder what to write for this blog post, I reflect the impact that counseling can have on people. As I have gone for...

What is the ‘Here-and-Now’?

There’s a story about a fish who went as a prophet among the fish folk, speaking of an almost mystical, all-pervasive substance called water. Of...

You Stress or Eustress?

People often say “I’m stressed” or “I have anxiety.”   So what do you mean when you say you are stressed or anxious?  There are actually...

Parenting in the Age of Pressure

Pressure to succeed has taken on an entirely new meaning since we were kids: in school, in sports, in social settings. With competitive...

Santa Claus and the Narcissistic Defense

Have you seen the film, A Miracle on 34th Street? It hinges upon whether people will accept Kris Kringle's claim that he is in fact...

The Client who didn’t get Anything out of Therapy

The client had been away for two weeks on vacation and had initially scheduled session for the day following her return. But a few days beforehand,...

Additional Areas of Focus

Anxiety in Children >

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for children helps with excessive worry, perfectionism, avoidance of school and events, and insecurity.


Overwhelmed, Overworked, and Depressed Teens >

Pressure to conform, yet stand out in our fast-paced, hyper-connected society often causes breakdowns in family relationships. Therapy can help.


Grief and Mourning >

Grief and Bereavement Counseling assists those who feel “stuck” and depressed following the loss of a loved one or a major change in one’s life.


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) >

EMDR can be helpful in resolving the symptoms of trauma, such as anxiety, flashbacks and trouble sleeping.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy >

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy helps clients explore and understand the unconscious forces that may be driving unwanted behaviors or thought patterns and unlock their potential.

LGBTQ Issues in Adolescents >

LGBTQ youth face unique challenges with peers and family. At a stage when identity is an issue, the support of a trusted therapist can help strengthen relationships and enhance self-worth.


Symptoms emerge as our mind’s way of “dealing” with the conflict between the beliefs and assumptions that are buried deep within our psyches and what is actually happening in real life, all around us, right now.

– Dr. Helfgott