LOCATED IN WEST ORANGE DEDICATED TO THE EMOTIONAL GROWTH OF ADULTS, ADOLESCENTS, CHILDREN, COUPLES, AND FAMILIES
Dr. Hoffer earned her Doctorate at Rutgers University in the School of Social Work and has been in private practice for over twenty-five years working with adults, couples, adolescents and families. She received her MSW at Columbia University and a Post Masters Certificate in Individual Therapy at Hunter College School of Social Work. Dr. Hoffer completed her psychoanalytic training at The Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey (CPPNJ). She serves on the CPPNJ Board of Directors as Director of Training and teaches and supervises psychotherapists. Dr. Hoffer is a Case Consultant for the Manhattan Institute of Psychoanalysis Trauma Studies Program. Dr. Hoffer has a Certificate in Supervision from the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey and is certified to supervise LSWs.
If you are overwhelmed, choosing the right therapist can feel daunting at first. Your therapist's experience and training matters. Finding someone with whom you feel safe and can share your deepest thoughts and feelings lays the foundation for making changes. Dr. Hoffer's purpose as a therapist is to build a trusting relationship where that can happen.
Many of the people Dr. Hoffer works with have complicated histories and families. They have struggled with relationships and symptoms of one kind or another and come to therapy to share their experiences, sometimes for the very first time.
Dr. Hoffer's approach is interactive, providing treatment which includes educating you about present day experiences, as well as helping you understand influences from the past. Her role is to help you identify unhealthy patterns and explore emotions that may be impeding you in your life. Together you will explore relationships, thoughts, and feelings in order for the present to be addressed differently. Therapy is a learning process through which you can develop the potential to make profound changes for your future.
While Dr. Hoffer works with a myriad of issues, she specializes in Trauma, PTSD, and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprosessing. Her approach to therapy utilizes Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Attachment Theory, Trauma Theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and EMDR.