Deborah Ambrose

MA, MAT, LAC

Deborah Ambrose

MA, MAT, LAC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision.
Primary Credential: Licensed Associate Counselor
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Horizon Healthcare
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health
  • ValueOptions
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

150 Morristown Road
Suite 108
Bernardsville, New Jersey 07924

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My Approach to Helping

I utilize a variety of techniques and theories based on the needs of my clients. Some of the therapeutic approaches that I utilize include Solution-focused Brief Therapy Interventions, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Multicultural, Relational, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Person-Centered Therapy.

As a Licensed Associate Counselor, I have extensive experience working with a wide range of diverse clientele from varied socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. I have worked in clinical outpatient settings, intensive outpatient programs, and partial care substance abuse rehab care and eating disorder care, providing individual therapy, group therapy, and psycho-educational facilitation. I have also been a teacher for many years and have experience navigating the educational system. I utilize an eclectic approach with clients with the understanding that each client’s needs are unique to them and change throughout the therapeutic process. I enjoy working with a wide variety of people. I believe in providing a safe space through compassion, validation, empathy, patience, and support.

During my free time, I enjoy time with family and pets. I have three adult children, two dogs, and a cat. I practice yoga daily and like to work with the mind-body connection. I also love to travel and experience new things.

More Info About My Practice

I earned my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Centenary University, my Master’s degree in Teaching Special Education from New Jersey City University, and my Bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Including, but not limited to: Addiction, ADHD, Adoption, Alcohol Abuse, Alzheimer's, Anger Management, Antisocial Personality, Anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Body Image Issues, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Illness, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Pain, Chronic Relapse, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Developmental Disabilities, Diet and Nutrition, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Drug Abuse, Dual-Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Gambling, Grief and Loss, Hoarding, Identity Development, Infertility, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Internet Addiction, Learning Disabilities, LGBTQQA, Life Transitions, Medical Detox, Medication Management, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Relational Issues, Narcissistic Personality, Obesity, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Esteem, Self-Harming, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Sports Performance, Stress, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Transgender, Trauma, Traumatic Brain Injury, Video Game Addiction, Weight Loss, and Women's Issues

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Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Including, but not limited to: Addiction, ADHD, Adoption, Alcohol Abuse, Alzheimer\'s, Anger Management, Antisocial Personality, Anxiety, Asperger\'s Syndrome, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Body Image Issues, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Illness, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Pain, Chronic Relapse, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Developmental Disabilities, Diet and Nutrition, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Drug Abuse, Dual-Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Gambling, Grief and Loss, Hoarding, Identity Development, Infertility, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Internet Addiction, Learning Disabilities, LGBTQQA, Life Transitions, Medical Detox, Medication Management, Men\'s Issues, Mood Disorders, Relational Issues, Narcissistic Personality, Obesity, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Esteem, Self-Harming, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Sports Performance, Stress, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Transgender, Trauma, Traumatic Brain Injury, Video Game Addiction, Weight Loss, and Women\'s Issues

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
  • Psychosis
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Terminal Illness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
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