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5 of the best therapists in Hoboken

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Our practice specializes in providing compassionate support for individuals dealing with various mental health challenges, including treating depression, anxiety, OCD, trauma, sleep difficulties, and struggles with managing emotions. We understand the profound impact these issues can have on one's life, and we're dedicated to offering tailored assistance to help each person navigate their unique journey towards healing and wellness.

However, it's essential to recognize that while our practice is well-equipped to address these specific concerns, we may not be the best fit for everyone. For instance, if you're seeking couples therapy, a family therapist, or challenges related to eating disorders, or substance abuse, our private practice may not align with your needs. Additionally, while we work with young adults and teens, if you're looking for assistance for children under the age of 12, such as with separation anxiety, we don't specialize in that area. In such cases, it's advisable to seek out professionals who have expertise in those particular domains to ensure you receive the most effective support and care tailored to your needs.


5 best Hoboken therapists


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1. Dr. Shmaya Krinsky


Dr. Shmaya Krinsky, is the founder of Anxiety and Behavioral Health Psychotherapy. As a licensed psychologist, Dr. Krinsky specializes in treating a broad spectrum of mental health challenges, including anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, sleep difficulties, and struggles with managing emotions. Trained at the esteemed Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, he further honed his expertise during his predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Anxiety in New York.

Dr. Krinsky utilizes a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approach to treatment. Grounded in empathy and evidence-based techniques, his practice emphasizes personalized care tailored to each individual's unique needs. As a behavioral therapist, his goal is not only to provide immediate support but also to empower his clients with practical skills and concrete action plans. He believes that teaching clients to become their own therapists is crucial, as it fosters greater engagement in treatment and leads to better post-treatment outcomes. By equipping individuals with the tools to understand their own thoughts and behaviors, they can more effectively navigate challenges even after therapy has ended. Dr. Krinsky is dedicated to providing compassionate support and guiding his clients towards a path of growth and fulfillment.


  • Credentials: Licensed Psychologist (PsyD)

  • License number: New Jersey-35SI00700800, New York-025376

  • Education: Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology

  • Specialty area(s): Anxiety Disorders, OCD

  • Years in practice: 7


Learn more about Dr. Krinsky HERE


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2. Dr. Brendan Guarino


Dr. Brendan Guarino, PsyD, is a compassionate therapist specializing in OCD, anxiety disorders, and trauma. With seven years of clinical experience, he excels in eliciting meaningful behavioral change and enhancing lives. His expertise also extends to supporting First Responders and improving sports performance in athletes. Dr. Guarino's tailored, evidence-based approach ensures specialized support for his clients, making him an outstanding choice for those seeking lasting improvements in their lives.


  • Credentials: Licensed Psychologist (PsyD in Counseling Psychology)

  • License number: New Jersey-35SI00742800

  • Education: Felician University

  • Specialty area(s): Treating OCD, First Responders, Sports Performance, Anxiety

  • Years in practice: 7 years


Learn more about Dr. Guarino HERE


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3. Dr. Stephen Scherer


Dr. Stephen Scherer, Ph.D. in clinical health psychology from Virginia State University, brings over 11 years of therapy experience. Specializing in Anxiety, trauma, BPD, and various mental health issues, Dr. Scherer's compassionate and solution-focused therapeutic approach, empowers individuals towards lasting well-being. His practice utilized a variety of evidenced-based treatment modalities that prioritize fostering resilience and personal growth, providing a safe and supportive environment for clients to develop coping strategies and redefine their relationship with themselves and the world. Having personally witnessed Dr. Scherer's transformative impact on his clients, I can attest to his dedication to helping individuals thrive.


  • Credentials: Licensed Psychologist (Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology)

  • License number: New York- 022584, New Jersey- 35SI00735700

  • Education:Virginia State University

  • Specialty area(s): Anxiety, BPD, Depression, Trauma, Parent Coaching, Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)

  • Years in practice: 11


Learn more about Dr. Scherer HERE


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4. Shoshana Levie


Shoshana Levie, LCSW, specializes in OCD, trauma, and anxiety therapy, drawing from nine years of experience. Her evidence-based and personalized approach, along with expertise in anxiety disorders and trauma, makes her an invaluable resource for those seeking specialized therapy. Rooted in empathy and collaboration, her therapy creates a safe space for clients to explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, empowering them to develop effective coping strategies, reduce anxiety, and embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth. Clients can expect to gain deeper insights into themselves and cultivate skills for managing challenges effectively, supported by Shoshana's compassionate guidance.


  • Credentials: Licensed Clinical social worker (LCSW)

  • License number: New Jersey- 44SC06211200; New York- 089127

  • Education: Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College 

  • Specialty area(s): Anxiety disorders; specific phobias; OCD

  • Years in practice: 9


Learn more about Shoshana HERE


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5. Ian Richmond


Ian Richmond is a committed therapist adept at addressing a range of mental health concerns, particularly specializing in assisting young professionals, couples, and individuals coping with workplace challenges, anxiety, and ADHD during life transitions. With six years of experience, Ian provides a compassionate and tailored approach to his clients. His method is uniquely crafted to meet each individual's needs, emphasizing the cultivation of self esteem and resilience and fostering positive transformations. From our collaborations, I've seen firsthand how Ian's blend of expertise and empathetic approach makes him an exceptional choice for those seeking guidance through life's challenges.


  • Credentials: Licensed Professional Counselor(LPC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

  • License number: New Jersey-37PC00759300

  • Education: M.A. Mental Health Counseling Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology

  • Specialty area(s): Young professionals, Couples, Workplace Issues, Anxiety, ADHD

  • Years in practice: 6 years


Learn more about Ian HERE


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