individual and family therapy

Our practice specializes in marriage counseling, affairs, family therapy, adolescents, trauma, codependence, step-families, and adult children of abuse. In a warm and safe environment. We help you to get unstuck from the difficult times in your life and move on to happiness.

We can help.

We are a mother daughter practice in Morris County, NJ. You will feel comfortable with our genuine desire to help, an ability to quickly connect, and a commitment to your healing. Clients tell us that our family practice provides them with hope for their own families.

We offer solution focused counseling, supportive counseling, and in-depth therapy. Our growing practice now includes a counselor who specializes in adolescent issues, and can function as a liaison between parents and school.

We are both licensed by the state of NJ to practice psychotherapy. Our personal qualifications include a genuine desire to help, an ability to quickly connect, and a commitment to your healing. Clients tell us that our  successful mother daughter practice provides them with hope for their own families.

We can help.

We’re both Certified Imago Therapists, with extensive, comprehensive training in relationships.  We can give you new, intense communication skills to help you and your loved ones grow through and past :

  • The trauma of the affair
  • The inevitable changes and stages of life
  • Conflict with in-laws and stepfamilies

Would you like to re-connect and actually feel the joy of beautifully renewed relationships with your partner, your family, your friends and yourself?

We can help.

Give us a call at 973-236-0020.

Alexandra Pintauro Urgola

Alexandra Pintauro Urgola, MA, LPC, NCC
Director, Licensed Professional Counselor

Certified Imago Relationship Therapist
EMDR Level II Therapist
Specialist in Adoption Issues
Certified Substance Awareness Counselor
Certified in Posttraumatic Stress Management

Maggie Vlazny

Maggie Vlazny, MSW, LCSW
Psychotherapist

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Certified Stepfamily Counselor
Certified Imago Relationship Therapist
EMDR Level II Therapist
Specializing in EMDR and Adult Children of Alcoholics

Commentary

Its Not About Who’s Right

I see this so much in my office – couples wanting to re-hash a week old argument and wanting me to judge who’s right. Detail by detail they correct each other, exactly who said what, who did what first, as if each admitted detail is a score toward the finish line. But nobody really gets anywhere because there are no winners in an argument between partners. If there’s a winner that means there’s a loser, which means the winner loses too. Losers don’t like winners very much. Relationships are not about opponents or gladiators. They’re about loving your lover. When you love you give the gifts of empathy and the benefit of the doubt. You understand that your partner is probably feeling hurt beneath the anger. You try to understand and ask for help in understanding because you want to make it better. When you are loved you receive the gifts of empathy and the benefit of the doubt. You feel understood and appreciate the empathy and efforts of your partner. The more you are given, the more you receive. The more you receive, the more you want to give. It becomes a lot easier than the win thing.

©Alexandra Urgola, LPC