Couples therapy

Individual counseling

Family therapy

Child/adolescent therapy

Parenting skills

Crisis stabilization


Women’s Issues, including Post Partum and Infertility



Adjustment Disorder

Adoption Issues

Anger Management

Bipolar Disorder




Impulse Control Disorders

Parenting Issues

Relationship Issues

Stress Management

Self Mutilation (Cutting)

School Refusal

Suicide Assessment


Anxiety Disorder


Supervision for Counselors going for licensure


Teran Chartier

Teran Chartier


    Therapy is weird. I get it. You are sharing your secrets with a stranger. I believe that the relationship between the therapist and the client is the most important aspect of therapy. Without a trusting relationship it is hard to grow and explore personal struggles. We will work together at a pace that is comfortable for you. I treat my clients like I would want my family members to be treated, with respect, compassion, sincerity and honesty. I also believe therapy can be fun as well as constructive and valuable.

    Real change does not just happen in an office. By taking what we discuss and applying it in the outside world, you will have the tools to handle everyday situations. Therapy is not one solution fits all. Together we can identify patterns and choices that are being made and help you come up with a solution that fits your lifestyle. I can help you achieve change.

    I provide counseling with a calm, interactive style. I have worked with many diverse populations. With children and adolescents, I find that play therapy provides a way for them to focus their energy while expressing their feelings. Using board games, clay, arts and crafts, music, puppets and dolls, even sports, I provide several avenues for the child to open up and engage in the therapeutic process. Establishing rapport is essential, which is why it is important to get down on the floor and play. Being on the same the level builds trust, humanizes the therapy experience and helps move the relationship forward.

    When a crisis arises, I shine. I am able to calmly and effectively manage any situation. With 7+ years of working in emergency rooms, I have handled suicide assessments, mental illness, behavioral problems, psychiatric hospitalizations and grief counseling. My dual experience of crisis and outpatient settings enables me to recognize when someone needs additional help, whether it is hospitalization, medication or other appropriate referrals. Although I cannot prescribe medication, I do work with consulting psychiatrists on-site who can.

    I am warm and supportive, with a sense of humor. I balance strong intuition with sharp critical thinking skills.

    Patricia “Trisha” Piotrowski

    Patricia “Trisha” Piotrowski


      As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I have extensive experience in both the public school system and private counseling centers.

      My experience with adults and adolescents began with my work at a private adolescent counseling center for troubled youth and their respective families. Here, I served as both an individual therapist as well as group facilitator for children with socialization and addiction issues. Additionally, I held a position at New Bridge Medical Center as a psychiatric social worker. My tenure at NBMC focused on one-to-one and group counseling on the Child and Adolescent Intermediate Unit as well as counseling in-patient adults suffering from major
      psychiatric disorders and substance abuse.

      For the past fifteen years, I have worked as a school social worker in Bergen County, where I have collaborated with other members of the Child Study Team. Specifically, my role on the team is to assess and promote students academic potential through:
      - conducting functional behavioral assessments
      - developing and implementing behavioral intervention plans
      - developing modification and strategies for both students and staff
      - developing and implementing Individualized Education Plans
      - providing direct clinical counseling

      As a parent myself I know how hard it can be to juggle the day to day activities of life. That’s why I feel counseling at any age is so important. Chartier Therapy is an open and inviting atmosphere which helps promotes positive change!

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