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Ronald G. Silikovitz, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Essex County Office
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to West Orange Office

Ronald G. Silikovitz, Ph.D.
516 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, New Jersey 07052
(973) 736-2424
drronpsych@gmail.com

Union County Office
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to Elizabeth Office

Ronald G. Silikovitz, Ph.D.
70 West Grand Street
Elizabeth, NJ
(908) 354-0733

Clinical Psychological Services

Dr. Silikovitz provides psychological treatment services for a variety of psychological problems to adults, adolescents and children. Dr. Silikovitz also provides Forensic Psychology Consulting Services described elsewhere.

        Information on Forensic Services

Psychotherapy

    For Whom: Children, Adolescents, Adults

    Issues:
    Relief of Anxieties, Depression, and Loneliness 
    Assertiveness Development 
    Relaxation Inducement and Stress Reduction

    Treatment:
    Individual, Couples or Family Therapy 
    Relaxation Training 
    Divorce Mediation 

Psychotherapy is a treatment method designed to help an individual deal with the tensions and  stressors of life in order to attain self-growth and fulfillment. One may be seen individually or with other family members. Therapy assists people to define problems and understand their emotional  feelings. Primary goals are to modify current persistent negative feelings, attitudes and behaviors derived from the person's earlier experiences, and to facilitate the development of new attitudes and behaviors.

In a society as dynamic as ours, people can easily feel alone, lost or forgotten. Psychotherapy helps  individuals to take control and to have a better understanding of themselves, leading towards a life filled with rewards and personal, social, and emotional growth. 

Dr. Silikovitz offers therapy for individuals, couples and families, focusing on issues related to self-esteem, identity, emotional functioning, stress, relationships, separation and divorce, parenting, and behavioral management.

Forensic Services

Relaxation and Stress Management

    For Whom:  Children. Adolescents, Adults

    Issues:
    EMOTIONAL SYMPTOMS: anxiety, phobias,"Type A" personality, panic disorder, irritability, test anxiety,"stage fright," performance anxiety
    BEHAVIORAL SYMPTOMS: outbursts, excessive anger or crying, hyperactivity,  shyness, impulsivity, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder, learning problems 
    PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS: headaches, stomach problems, ulcers, eating disorders, sleep disorders 

    Treatment: Relaxation Training, Deep Breathing Exercises  

Medical research provides increasing evidence that a significant amount of physical illness is stress-related. When a physician rules out medical explanations, stress may be the cause. Stress,  which may be acute or chronic, frequently exacerbates physical and emotional problems. If unattended, stress weakens one's coping ability, and one often experiences a combination of emotional, physical, and/or behavioral symptoms.

We specialize in helping individuals relieve stress. Clients learn active and simple methods to relax, cope, and relieve their own symptoms. A relaxed individual who has peace of mind is likely to be productive and feel serene.

Forensic Services

Child and Teen Testing

    For Whom:  Children, Adolescents

    Issues:
    Behavioral or Learning Problems at Home or at School
    Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities 
    Neglect, Physical or Sexual Abuse 
    Bonding, Adoption, Custody

Often, the first step in delevoping a workable comprehensive treatment plan is to do a psychological evaluation. We utilize the evaluation process to develop a "vivid snapshot" of a person's current intellectual and emotional status and his or her treatment needs. Having conducted  more than 7,500 evaluations, we are specialists in interviewing and administering individualized batteries of intellectual, projective and achievement tests. Psychological assessments yield  comprehensive clinical knowledge about the individual. Therapy can then begin immediately to deal  with essential underlying feelings. The result is that fewer therapy sessions are necessary to  ameliorate our clients' difficulties and to enhance their well-being.

We consult with Child Study Teams to help provide special services as well as modified mainstream educational programs. Advocacy services are provided when indicated.

Forensic Services

Ronald G. Silikovitz, Ph.D. is a NJ Licensed Psychologist (#1320) providing both psychotherapy and forensic psychology consulting services, with offices in West Orange, NJ and Elizabeth, NJ.