Elisabeth Brown, Psy.D.
Elisabeth is a licensed psychologist and Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist and Supervisor in private practice in Chester, NJ. In independent practice since 1984, she specializes in working with couples. She is currently a clinical supervisor for the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University and, with Dr. Skean, Co-Director of the Couples Therapy Training Clinic there. She has training and experience in psychodynamic therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Sensorimotor Therapy, EMDR and AEDP.
As an integrationist, she strives to help couples negotiate the minefields of intimacy to develop safe, secure and loving relationships. Dr. Brown’s previous experience includes serving as Outreach Coordinator for the Rutgers College Counseling Center, where she ran large-scale workshops on relationships for students. She holds a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University, an M.Ed. in Counseling from Boston University and a B.A. in Psychology from Connecticut College.
Karen Skean, Psy.D.
Karen is a licensed psychologist who specializes in couples therapy, trauma therapy and short-term dynamic psychotherapy. She is a Visiting Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University, where she has taught classes, large and small, for over twenty years. She maintains a private practice in Highland Park, NJ. Dr. Skean has trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy as well as several other modalities of couples therapy, including John Gottman’s method and Stan Tatkin’s Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy. With Dr. Brown, she is Co-Director of the Couples Therapy Training Clinic at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University.
She also has training in EMDR, Sensorimotor and AEDP, all modalities that actively engage emotion, mind and body. Dr. Skean holds a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University, an M.Ed. in Counseling from Boston University, an M.A.in Philosophy from Yale University and a B.A. in Philosophy from Colorado College.
Joan Wolkin, Ph.D.
Joan is a licensed psychologist and a certified Emotionally Focused Therapist. She is a visiting clinical supervisor at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University and is currently teaching EFT at the Training Institute of Mental Health in New York. In her private practice in both Manhattan and Highland Park, NJ, she has worked with both couples and individuals for 30 years.
Psychodynamically oriented, Joan integrates many experiential and emotionally focused approaches, including AEDP, Gestalt, and psychomotor therapy. She has been involved in teaching, training, and supervision throughout her career. Her passion is helping couples and individuals rediscover and then expand, deepen, and build upon their strengths. Joan holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a Masters degree in Developmental and Comparative Psychology from Georgia State University and a B.A. in Psychology from Newcomb College at Tulane University.