individual and family therapy

Marriage counseling, EMDR, Imago therapy and affairs are our specializations. We also provide therapy for anxiety and depression, as well as adolescents and women’s issues. 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
Certified Clinical Supervisor

Specializing in EMDR
EMDR Level ll Therapist
Certified Imago Relationship Therapist
Certified Stepfamily Counselor

How Does EMDR Work?

Picture your physical circulatory system. It flows through your body in a healthy way and all is well. Now imagine you have an emotional circulatory system. Something happens which traumatizes you. It may be being bullied, abused, a bad break up, an affair or a physical trauma like a car accident or a medical issue. Or in general you don’t feel good about yourself. If you cannot work through this on your own, it clogs up your emotional circulation like a big “lump” on your head. You can’t feel well because, as EMDR teaches us, inside that lump are negative thought about yourself, emotions, and body sensations related to the trauma. The emotional circulation is not functioning in a healthy manner.

EMDR “melts’ the lump and you feel well again. Starting with whichever memory hurts the most, you close your eyes and, holding small vibrating pulsers, you just watch what comes up in your mind as if it were a movie. By watching from a distance, you feel safe and see that any negative thoughts you’re holding about yourself are not fair to you and you finally feel good about yourself! EMDR desensitizes the memory and it cannot hurt you anymore.