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Our therapists and counselors

Summit Psychological Services (SPS) is a collaborative of 20 highly skilled clinicians, including licensed psychologists (PhDs and PsyDs), licensed social workers (LCSWs), licensed professional counselors (LPCs), and other mental health professionals. We also hold certifications in a wide range of specialized therapeutic techniques. We stay on the cutting edge of psychotherapy by taking continuing education courses taught by psychological trailblazers and by sharing our knowledge with each other.

Outside SPS, several of us have presented nationally and internationally, written books, published in professional journals, held college faculty appointments, trained and supervised doctoral students, advised colleagues on difficult cases, and served on boards of psychological associations.

Inside SPS, our clients say we're compassionate, supportive, smart, insightful, sometimes even fun—and always passionate about helping those we counsel.

Just like you, we're traveling the challenging, rewarding road to healing and growth. Now we're honored to accompany you along your path—and to watch your transformation unfold.

Helen Berman, PhD

Licensed Psychologist

NJ License #2915

Specializations and Expertise: 
  • Child and adolescent therapy (preschool to late teen/early adult); parent counseling and consultation; adult (individual) therapy; family therapy
  • Depression; anxiety; defiance and oppositional behavior; pervasive developmental/autism spectrum disorders; bipolar disorder; ADHD/ADD; psychosis; special education issues
  • Psychodynamic therapy; object relations therapy; cognitive behavioral therapy techniques

Clarissa D'Ambra, LCSW, LCADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor

NJ License #54929; NJ License #1954

Specializations and Expertise: 

Elaine T. Dill, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

NJ License #49740

Specializations and Expertise: 
  • Adult (individual) therapy; child and adolescent therapy; couple therapy; family therapy; group therapy
  • Self-esteem issues; psychosis; family relationships; divorce and separation; anxiety and stress; depression; grief and loss; mood and behavioral disorders; general adult issues
  • Internal Family Systems Model; cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); object relations therapy; psychodynamic therapy; positive psychology; mindfulness techniques, meditation, visualization, and guided imagery; energy psychotherapy and emotional freedom technique (EFT); divorce mediation; crisis intervention
  • Horse-Powered Growth and Learning (horse-assisted programs)

Vasudev “Vasu” N. Dixit, PhD

Licensed Psychologist

NJ License #5603

Specializations and Expertise: 
  • Adult (individual) therapy; adolescent therapy; group therapy
  • Challenges related to education, relationships, and family; acute and chronic stress; anxiety; trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); depression; negative emotions; loss and grief; alcohol and substance abuse
  • Integrative approach including mindfulness-based interventions; exposure-based interventions; cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); psychodynamic therapy; dialectical behavior therapy (DBT); existential-humanistic approaches 

Michael H. Goldman, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

NJ License #5460

Specializations and Expertise: 

Alison W. Johnson, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist

NJ License #3292

Specializations and Expertise: 

Mark A. Sykes PhD

Licensed Psychologist

NJ License #5790

Specializations and Expertise: 
  • Adult (individual) therapy; young adult therapy; adolescent therapy; group therapy
  • Anxiety disorders; addictions and substance abuse; obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD); post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); QuitSmart smoking-cessation program
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy; cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); mindfulness-based psychotherapy; motivational interviewing  

Andrea M. Urman, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist

NJ License #5776

Specializations and Expertise: 
482 Springfield Avenue
Summit
NJ
07901
P: (908) 273-5558
F: (908) 273-3355
94 Valley Road
Montclair
NJ
07042
P: (973) 857-8857
F: (908) 273-3355

Summit Psychological Services, P.A.
Jeffrey S. Kahn, PhD, CGP, DABPS, Managing Director
Alison W. Johnson, PsyD, Director