Hi! My name is Jim Mindnich and I’m a psychotherapist at Anchor Therapy located in downtown Hoboken, NJ. I can help people in NJ, NY & FL.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Hoboken, NJ
We all lead very busy & complicated lives. People often come to therapy because they have intensive, excessive and persistent worries around everyday events or activities. I work with people to learn to challenge unrealistic and negative thoughts. I encourage clients to approach activities or situations that provoke anxiety and to learn that feared outcomes are often unlikely. I also teach clients relaxation techniques such as deep-breathing and progressive muscle relaxation to address symptoms.
There is no single cause for depression and depression impacts people in different ways. Some people feel sad, but other people feel frustrated, irritable or angry. I help people to identify and manage the various factors that contribute to depression. I work in collaboration with clients to develop coping skills, including learning to challenge negative patterns of thought, healthier ways to deal with daily challenges, and the skills necessary to improve self esteem and a sense of well-being.
Common themes that arise in treatment with men include work stress, challenges in relationships, parenting issues and addictions. They often come to realize the importance of looking at their own stereotypes about what it means to be a man in our society. Men often resort to "bottling up" feelings or "lashing out when experiencing anxiety or depression. I work to build a trusting relationship with clients in a judgment free environment that encourages and normalizes healthy emotional expression.
Psychodynamic therapy can be used to treat many mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. I work to increase a client's self awareness and understanding of how past experiences influence current behaviors. This work involves exploration of early life experiences and beliefs that assist in letting go of unhelpful defense mechanisms and unhealthy relationships. With this type of therapy, I have been able to assist clients in improving their self-confidence and developing coping skills.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is effective for a wide variety of problems including anxiety, depression, alcohol and drug use issues and challenges in marital/intimate relationships. I work collaboratively with the client to change distorted patterns of thought, develop problem-solving skills and assist the client in developing confidence in their own abilities. I use CBT with clients to change behavioral patterns and to learn to calm the mind and relax the body.
Motivational Interviewing is a therapeutic technique for increasing motivation to change and has proven to be effective with people that may be unwilling or unable to change. Motivational Interviewing aims to encourage the client’s autonomy in decision making where the clinician acts as a guide. I work with clients to clarify their strengths and aspirations, listen to their concerns, boost their confidence in their ability to change, and eventually collaborate with them on a plan for change.