Margaret Olave

PhD

Margaret Olave

PhD

Professions: Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychology/Practicing Psychologist
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I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Horizon Healthcare
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • ValueOptions
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

70 Hilltop Road
Suite 2350
Ramsey, New Jersey 07446

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My Approach to Helping

Therapeutic Approach: I am a firm believer that our past affects us, but it does not define us. My therapeutic approach is designed to understand where you come from while helping you work toward your future goals. I utilize various therapeutic techniques to engage my clients toward change and an insight-oriented lifepath. I strive to develop a strong therapeutic alliance with all my clients based on trustworthiness and transparency.

In my free time, I am busy enjoying time with my family and friends. I enjoy running, listening to music and I listen to various podcasts. I love animals, especially giraffes, and enjoy spending time outdoors.

More Info About My Practice

Educational Background: I earned my Doctorate in Forensic Psychology from Alliant International University in Fresno, California. Throughout my graduate program, internships, and life experiences I have been exposed to an array of clinical populations. I have worked with the severe and persistent mentally ill, adults with developmental delays, severe personality disorders, chronic and persistent substance abuse and with a forensic population. I have years of experience in conducting group and individual therapy. I have extensive training in Motivational Interviewing, Violence Risk Assessment, Trauma-Informed Care, Cognitive Behavioral Interventions, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

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

Including but not limited to: Adjustment Disorders, Alcohol Abuse, Addiction, ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, College and Career Counseling, Chronic Illness Chronic Pain, Coping Skills, Crisis Intervention, Depression, Developmental Disabilities, Dual Diagnosis, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Abuse, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Gender-Related Issues, Grief and Loss, Impulse Control, Identity Development, LGBTQA, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Marital and Premarital Concerns, Medication Management, Mindfulness and Meditation, Mood Disorders, Obesity, Parenting, Personality Disorders, Peer Relationship Issues, Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD), Psychoeducation, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Self-Harming Behaviors, Self-Care and Wellness, Sexual Abuse, Sleep or Insomnia, Stress Management, Substance Abuse Addiction, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma

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Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Chemical Dependency Evaluation
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Legal Documentation
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Medication Management
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Including but not limited to: Adjustment Disorders, Alcohol Abuse, Addiction, ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, College and Career Counseling, Chronic Illness Chronic Pain, Coping Skills, Crisis Intervention, Depression, Developmental Disabilities, Dual Diagnosis, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Abuse, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Gender-Related Issues, Grief and Loss, Impulse Control, Identity Development, LGBTQA, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Marital and Premarital Concerns, Medication Management, Mindfulness and Meditation, Mood Disorders, Obesity, Parenting, Personality Disorders, Peer Relationship Issues, Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD), Psychoeducation, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Self-Harming Behaviors, Self-Care and Wellness, Sexual Abuse, Sleep or Insomnia, Stress Management, Substance Abuse Addiction, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma

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
  • 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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