Jill Barnett Kaufman

Psychotherapist
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
10 years in practice

About Jill Barnett Kaufman

I founded the Princeton Counseling and Parenting Center in 2015. I received my Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Certified Parent Educator and a Distance Credentialed Counselor. I am an experienced clinician with over 20 years working in the mental health and parent education fields. My areas of specialty include:

Therapy for Anxiety and Depression

Marital and Family Issues

Parenting

Divorce and Co-Parenting

Learning Differences (ADHD, dyslexia, auditory processing disorder, executive function deficits, autism spectrum)

Work and Career Issues

Grief and Loss

Self-esteem Issues

Stress Management

Life transitions

My counseling style is warm, supportive, non-judgmental and motivating. I adhere to a Cognitive-Behavioral perspective and draw from a variety of methodologies and techniques that are most helpful for each individual. With compassion and understanding gained from experience, I help clients discover new ways to resolve a variety of challenges and bring more happiness and peace into their lives.

Starting the process of therapy is courageous and if you are ready to take that step, I look forward to working with you!

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There are several reasons for a counselor to decide to end counseling. A major reason to end counseling is if the counselor feels that he or she does not have the skills or experience to work with the client. This may happen during the intake process or after working with the client for some time... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

It's completely understandable that you would have male friends and that you would want to spend time with them. When you cross over from friends to a relationship, it does change things. Some people are very easy going and wouldn't feel threatened by what you did Others would be upset. If your... more

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Relationships can be extremely enjoyable and satisfying. When relationships end, however, it can be devastating. It is normal to go through a grieving process after a breakup. Denial, bargaining, sadness, anger and eventually acceptance are all normal stages of grief. You may experience these... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

It is absolutely normal to be nervous about therapy. Many people take years to make the decision to start counseling and although it is a safe place to explore feelings, it may be the first time you are facing certain issues. It takes courage to face issues head on. Being nervous is part of the... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.