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About Dr. Pytal

Anastasia R. Pytal

Dr. Pytal is a licensed clinical psychologist and the founder of the Northern New Jersey Counseling Center, LLC. She specializes in providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and also has an extensive background in psychodynamic therapy.  Her area of professional interest and expertise is working with police officers and their loved ones on issues pertaining to trauma, depression, relationship issues, and work related stress. She volunteers with the American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Team and as a Disaster Relief Crisis Counselor by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health Services, Disaster and Terrorism Branch.

Education/Advanced Training
She holds a PsyD (Doctor of Psychology) and Master's Degree from The American School of Professional Psychology/ Washington, DC at Argosy University (accredited by the American Psychological Association). She completed a one-year American Psychological Association accredited doctoral internship at Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in Morris Plains, NJ. Her post-doctoral work was completed at the Metropolitan Police Employee Assistance Program in Washington, DC where she worked with officers, officials, and family members coping with stressors on and off the job.

She has advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).

Professional Affiliations
American Psychological Association
New Jersey Psychological Association
Northeast Counties Association of Psychologists
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association
International Association of Chiefs of Police

Licensure/Certifications
New Jersey # 5288
New York # 020326
Washington, DC # 1000880
Commonwealth of Virginia # 0810004880 - inactive status
Maryland # 05265 - inactive status
National Register Health Service Psychologist # 54130
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