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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

Highly experienced, Dr. Berman has provided psychotherapy to clients ranging from preschoolers to adults; she has also developed and directed programs for children and teens with psychiatric and behavioral problems at various sites in New Jersey and New York. Previously she was director of the Adolescent Therapeutic Day School partial hospitalization program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Berman has consulted with parents and school systems in the areas of special education, program development, educational classification, and the development and implementation of IEPs and 504s. While at UMDNJ, she trained and supervised psychology interns, including those from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Education: 

MS and PhD in Psychology, Yeshiva University

MA in Educational Administration, Montclair State University

MS in School Psychology, The City College of New York

BA, The City College of New York

Professional Association Memberships: 

New Jersey Psychological Association

Contact: 
908-273-5558 ext 122

"I approach every client’s situation from a unique perspective, with the goal of helping children and families tap into their strengths. I strongly believe in working collaboratively with all systems affecting a child’s life: schools, parents, other family members, and medical providers."

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