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    Why It's So Important to Have the Right Therapist

    You’ve decided to start therapy. You’ve gotten a couple of therapists’ names from your doctor, but how do you decide who to go to? ...

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    Signs It's Time to Seek Marriage Counseling

    By the time most couples attend their first counseling session, they are far down the road toward irreconcilable differences. There are ...

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    6 Situations Where Therapy Can Be Helpful

    Have you ever wondered whether psychotherapy might help you? Though most people are aware of what therapy is in a general sense, many ...

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    How to Choose a Therapist

    You know it’s time to seek therapy - your struggles have become too much for you to cope with on your own (or with the support of ...

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    Tips for Keeping Your Marriage Happy

    When I meet with couples for therapy, one of the best predictors of how well the therapy will progress is the way they talk about their ...

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    5 Ways Animals Can Improve Your Life

    As any animal lover will tell you, having a pet can change your life. Our pets (and other animals) not only give us company and comfort ...

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    What Kind of Couple Are You?

    Every relationship has troubled stretches when partners disagree - but not every couple handles disagreements the same way. Since the way a ...

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    How Reading Might Make You Happier

    Everyone needs a little help getting through life sometimes. Relationship problems, depression, anxiety, grief, substance abuse, health ...

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    5 Tips for Solving Relationship Problems

    In my experience as a therapist, I’ve noticed that many relationship problems – whether between partners, family or close friends – can be ...

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    Have You Outgrown Your Partner?

    You’ve been part of “we” for a long time ... perhaps too long. Though you don’t like to acknowledge it (even to yourself), the two of you ...

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  • Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD

    Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD

    Dr. Becker-Phelps is a licensed psychologist in NJ and NY, and is on staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Somerset. She is dedicated to helping people understand themselves and what they need to do to become emotionally and psychologically healthy. She accomplishes this through her work as a psychotherapist, speaker and writer. She is the author of Bouncing Back from Rejection and Insecure in Love .