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Treating adults & adolescents...

LICENSED  PSYCHOLOGIST

Evidence-based Therapy for Anxiety and Depression 

Now accepting new patients via telehealth due to the COVID Pandemic.

Dr. Pensak is currently taking on new patients and can provide telehealth sessions. Dr. Pensak appreciates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health. Reach out for help if you are suffering (609) 283-2056.

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Dr. Nicole Pensak, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Evidence-based Therapy for Anxiety and Depression 

Dr. Nicole Amoyal Pensak is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist that specializes in providing treatment for adults and adolescents with anxiety, depression, and coping with medical conditions. She provides evidence-based therapy based on the latest research for anxiety, depression, and chronic medical conditions and tailors treatment to the unique needs of each client. Dr. Pensak provides therapy and coaching services in her office and using video telehealth. Dr. Pensak's goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply through the psychotherapy experience and to help you reach your full potential. 

 

Dr. Pensak received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rhode Island. She completed her APA accredited internship and specialty training in behavioral medicine at Yale School of Medicine. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School in psychiatric oncology and an NIH T32 fellowship at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Center in Aging and Palliative Care. As a Harvard and Yale-trained Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Pensak provides empirically-based treatment that is uniquely tailored to meet the needs of each client.

Prior to moving into full-time private practice, Dr. Pensak was the Director of Psycho-Oncology at Jersey Shore University Medical Center (JSUMC), Hope Tower. At JSUMC, she supervised and taught psychiatry residents how to provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to their patients. In addition, she directed the psychosocial oncology service, conducted research, and provided direct clinical services to patients with cancer. Prior to JSUMC, she was Assistant Scientist at Hackensack University Medical Center/John Theurer Cancer Center and Assistant Professor of Oncology at Georgetown University Medical Center. Prior to that, she was Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine. She was a Career Development Award recipient from the National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC) for which she conducted technological intervention development and dissemination research for caregivers of patients with advanced illness. As a 2016 NPCRC Career Development Award grantee, she conducted a pilot randomized controlled trial of a mobilized intervention to help caregivers manage distress and to enhance intimacy. She specializes in treating anxiety, OCD, depression, sexual dysfunction, and symptoms and side effects associated with medical issues (e.g., cancer, transplant, chronic medical conditions).

 

Dr. Pensak provides therapy and coaching services in her office and using video telehealth. Contact Dr. Pensak for a free phone consultation 609-283-2056.

 

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Areas of Expertise

  • Individual & Group Therapy
    Specializing in treating adults and adolescents with evidence-based treatment that is supported by latest research, predominantly working from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy framework.
     

  • Cancer Therapy
    Dr. Pensak provides convenient video therapy while you are receiving IV chemotherapy or at any time during survivorship. She specializes in helping patients cope with symptoms and side effects associated with cancer and cancer treatment.
     

  • Consulting
    Dr. Pensak is a nationally recognized researcher for mobile health (mhealth) intervention development and dissemination. She is a mental health correspondent available for interviews, to teach seminars, deliver guest lectures, and provide community presentations.
     

  • Coaching
    Concentrating on where clients are now and what they are willing to do to get where they want to be in the future, setting and reaching goals, and is not designed to treat mental health issues.
     

  • Clinical Supervision
    Providing clinical supervision for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral clinicians working towards licensure and for clinicians that are already licensed, but want to enhance their practice.

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