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Anchor Therapy Expands to New Hoboken Location

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The listening ear of a friend is a blessing to have but the listening ear of a trained therapist who can help you heal and embrace life is invaluable. No matter what challenges you have walked through in life, there is a therapist at Anchor Therapy in Hoboken who is the right fit for you. Anchor Therapy counselors specialize in helping with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and so much more. Keep reading to learn more about services offered at Anchor Therapy and the new location in downtown Hoboken.

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Anchor Therapy Offers Individual, Couples, and Group Therapy

Anchor Therapy is currently made up of five therapists, including the owner, Courtney Glashow, LCSW, who lives and works in Hoboken. She opened the practice over four years ago and recently expanded into new territory downtown across from the PATH terminal.

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“I love owning a group private practice so that we can expand our services and help more people in the community. If I were on my own then I would not be able to help as many people,” Courtney told Hoboken Girl. “We offer individual, couples, family, and group counseling to kids, teens, and adults. We specialize in helping with anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, LGBTQ+, prenatal and postpartum depression, substance abuse & addiction, and other issues.”

The goal of each therapist is to help people in the community with their mental health. As the owner, Courtney also wants to provide an incredible workplace for the therapists so they can get the support they need, too. Each therapist has a manageable caseload which allows them to be fully present in each client session. Courtney also encourages a healthy work/life balance among the staff.

“We moved into a new office space, recently expanded our availability, and are currently accepting new clients. We started seeing clients safely in-person in April of 2021 but we also provide telehealth sessions to clients based on their needs,” Courtney mentioned. “All of our therapists are vaccinated so we have been feeling safe in our new office suite seeing clients who prefer in-person sessions. Our office is beautiful and people say it is very calming, so we’d love to have more.”

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Areas of Expertise

Specialists at Anchor Therapy are experts in the following categories:

  • – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) usually involves efforts to change thinking patterns. These strategies might include: learning to recognize one’s distortions in thinking that are creating problems, and then re-evaluating them in light of reality; and gaining a better understanding of the behavior and motivation of others.
  • – Play Therapy is a form of counseling or psychotherapy in which play is used as a means of helping children express or communicate their feelings.
  • – Motivational Interviewing is a person-centered strategy. It is used to elicit patient motivation to change a specific negative behavior. MI engages clients, elicits change talk, and evokes patient motivation to make positive changes.
  • – Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a method of therapy used to help struggling individuals identify and positively change negative thinking patterns.
  • – Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) builds upon the principles of cognitive therapy by using techniques such as mindfulness meditation to teach people to consciously pay attention to their thoughts and feelings without placing any judgments upon them.
  • – Narrative Therapy is a method of therapy that separates a person from their problem(s). It encourages the patient to rely on their own skills to minimize problems that exist in their lives.
  • – Positive Psychotherapy is a therapeutic model that is aimed at reorienting the therapeutic approach to be more focused on supporting clients to use their inner resources to overcome challenges, understand and recognize areas of growth, and focus instead on working towards resilience and a greater sense of wellbeing.
  • – Psychodynamic Therapy is the psychological interpretation of mental and emotional processes. Rooted in traditional psychoanalysis, it draws from object relations, ego psychology, and self-psychology.
  • – Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is a short-term form of psychotherapy that helps you identify self-defeating thoughts and feelings, challenge the rationality of those feelings, and replace them with healthier, more productive beliefs.
  • – Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is future-focused, goal-directed, and focuses on solutions, rather than on the problems that brought clients to seek therapy.
  • – Family/Marital and Family Systems evaluates the parts of a system in relation to the whole—is applied to families, it suggests behavior is both often informed by and inseparable from the functioning of one’s family of origin.
  • – Culturally Sensitive and Multicultural Therapy emphasizes the therapist’s understanding of a client’s background, ethnicity, and belief system. Therapists can incorporate cultural sensitivity into their work to accommodate and respect differences in opinions, values, and attitudes of various cultures and different types of people.
  • – Trauma-Focused Therapy is a specific approach to therapy that recognizes and emphasizes understanding how the traumatic experience impacts a child’s mental, behavioral, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.

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The office is located at 80 River Street, Suite 306 in Hoboken however, telehealth sessions are available to anyone in New Jersey and New York. To get started, potential clients should go to the website and fill out the form which directly emails Courtney.

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Originally from North Carolina, Ainsley became a proud Hoboken Girl years ago. As a freelance journalist she has written about everything under the sun for the past six years. She works from her home office in uptown Hoboken or sometimes from Choc-o-Pain, because nothing says “freelancer” like working from a café with a fresh croissant nearby. As the mother of one very fast toddler, she has a passion for self-care, parenting hacks, and discovering all the fun things the Mile Square has to offer.


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