Below is a list of independent therapists at convenient locations in their own offices in New Jersey and Maryland.
Dr. Marty Tashman
Marriage and Family Therapist License #37F100094000
Social Work License #44SC00275900
Dr. Marty’s approach to couple’s / marriage counseling
Dr. Marty Tashman has been a therapist for over 30 years. He believes that combining compassion and common sense with formal training and experience is the most effective way to help a couple deals with challenges they are facing. Marty tells his clients that therapy should help change come about during the very first session. Of course, problems are not solved immediately, but every meeting should bring the couple to learning how to become closer to each other. He does not think relationships can always be “fixed”, but if both partners want things to work they have taken an important step towards being a couple.
25 Oakbrook Place, Somerset, NJ 08873
Mon – Thurs 1 pm – 9 pm (last appointment begins at 8pm)
Friday – 1 pm – 7 pm (last appointment begins at 7 pm)
Note: If you would like a particular time or day for your appointment it helps to schedule two appointments at a time.
Dr. Marty’s Fees: ( To learn more click on the session you are interested in)
Traditional Session $195 (50 minutes)
JumpJump Start Session $390 (100 minutes)
Insurance I would be considered an out of network provider; reimbursement would be based on the terms of your policy. You would pay at time of service and you would then get a receipt to submit to your carrier.
I offer a free service to evaluate your insurance coverage to see what the cost would be to you. If you would like help determining what your coverage would be please ask for more information. Please note that though we will be as helpful as possible, you must submit your own insurance forms.
For purposes of continuity of therapy and because of extreme scheduling problems we discourage cancellations, but if due to emergency cancellation is necessary we ask that clients please notify us (either Roberta or myself), 48 hours prior to their appointment if they need to change or cancel it.
Thank you very much for your cooperation.
Best time to reach Dr. Marty Of course you can call 24/ 7 and leave a message. Often times Monday – Friday Dr. Marty will pick up the phone himself. The best time to reach him directly is often 11 am – 12 pm (before his first appointment).
If Dr. Marty is not available you can call my office manager, Roberta, at (732)564-7722. Roberta’s is in the office Monday – Friday from 10:30 – 6:00 pm
Dr. Marty Tashman’s Background
Dr. Tashman holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology; he is a licensed Marriage Counselor, and a certified Social Worker, and he holds a master’s degree in Counseling. He specializes in short term marriage counseling. Dr. Marty also works with couples where one partner is struggling with addiction. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Marty, call 1-888-281-5850.
Roberta Cohen, Office Manager & Partner
I have worked with Dr. Marty for four years and have marketed his practice, and of late, helped with the administrative responsibilities. I also have taken an active role in the development of his website and articles that he has written. I like to think that I add a female perspective to his practice and help him see things from a woman’s point of view as well.
Currently, I am involved with scheduling and confirming appointments, editing and co-developing programs, and all the details that are involved with running a busy practice. And most importantly, I am dedicated to helping our clients to be as comfortable as possible with the counseling process.
If you would like to schedule an appointment, or would like furtherinformation about our practice, you can reach me at 732/564-7722 Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. I look forward to speaking with you.
Elysa Siegelheim, MA, PD(MFT), LPC
Professional Counselor License #37PC00348600
My name is Elysa Siegelheim. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who holds a Masters in Behavioral Science and a Professional Diploma in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have been working in the field since 2002. I am married and have two beautiful boys. What drew me to this profession is being able to actually help people to stay together. Read more ……
People come to therapy because they feel distant from their partner and don’t communicate with them like they use to in the beginning. I offer a safe and intimate environment so that inner thoughts and feelings can be expressed. Using a solution-focused approach, I help you to find your own path and help you feel more connected to each other. By focusing on communication, I help you to learn effective ways to express your thoughts and feelings without blame. This new way of talking will help you to understand one another, learn how to make comprises, accept differences and to realize that in the end the most important thing is having a partner you care about and who cares about you.
I know that this a difficult time for many couples and to help with that I have kept my fee to $150 per meeting. In extreme circumstances there can be some flexibility with my fee. Please give me a call and so we can further discuss your situation.
Nothing worthwhile is easy, let’s see what we can do together.
To schedule an appointment with me, please call 1-888-281-5850.
Ben Beitin, Ph.D., LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapy License #37F100159700
I have been working with couples and families for over 10 years. I believe that couples are often locked in harmful patterns of anger and withdrawal. Couples have the best of intentions in trying to make things better on their own, only to feel like they get caught up in the same old patterns. Read More…
Jane Adelman, MSW, LCSW
Social Workers License #44SCO1017700
I have been working as a couples counselor for the past 25 of my 32 years in practice as a psychotherapist. I have found that when people first come to see me for help with their relationship or just problems in day to day living, they are usually feeling quite upset and unsettled. Read More…
Catherine M. Duzenski, MSW, LCSW, DCSW
Social Workers License #44SC05273600
I have been a therapist for the past seven years. I have experience working with adults and children, individuals and families, but I particularly enjoy working with couples. I recognize and appreciate the challenges couples face in today’s world. Read More…
Susan Korn, LCSW
Clinical Social Workers License # 44SC00864200
The purpose of therapy is to reduce suffering, to develop a more affirming sense of self and to change damaging beliefs. My view is that we all need, at times, to create a space where we can practice a new attitude toward life and ourselves, with humor and compassion. Read More…
Risa Simpson – Davis, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker #LCSW# 44SC05467800
It is devastating when a marriage or relationship is falling apart. Maybe everyday stressors such as work, parenting, in-laws or financial issues get taken out on each other which leave both of you feeling emotionally exhausted and disconnected from each other. You might even be ready to give up on the marriage or relationship.
One of the best ways to turn things around is to get professional guidance as soon as you can, so that you can learn specific skills to resolve your relationship difficulties, and bring you closer together again. Counseling can guide you in the right direction by helping you with communication skills, resentment and anger issues, as well as how to negotiate and compromise with respect and love.
Licensed Psychologist #03181
I have been a licensed Psychologist since 1995. I do not believe that one size fits all when it comes to marriage counseling. All happy families tend to be happy in the same kind of way but all unhappy families tend to be unhappy in their own unique ways. Read More…
To schedule an appointment with me, please call 1-888-281-5850.
Dana Poli, M.S., MFT
I believe that many clients struggle with issues stemming from what they’ve seen with their families as they have been growing up. People have lived with situations that either they have always assumed were “normal” or that they didn’t know what else to do to correct the problems that they found in their relationships. To change relationships, it is important to identify and correct old destructive patterns of communication and interaction; in other words: “It is not only important what you say but how you say it”. Read More…