Testimonials

We found Therapeutic Options after trying a number of other counseling and psychological services. Our child was recovering from a crisis and they were there when we needed them. We quickly found Dr. Pesner and the entire staff to be professional, highly accomplished, patient, and effective in both understanding and motivating our child with the multiple challenges being faced. -Paul & Diane from Budd Lake, NJ

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Our son has Asperger's-Autism, and is extremely bright and incredible verbal but at the same time has difficulty with his ability with having two way (reciprocal) social interactions. We met with Therapeutic Options and decided to have our son join in with one of their weekly Social Skills Therapy groups. The therapists are fantastic and really understand our son's specific issues. -Bridget & Josh S. from Cedar Grove, NJ

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Before our 10 year old son began Neurofeedback, we could barely have a conversation without him losing focus, getting frustrated and angry which, then, resulted in him getting down on himself. Since Jay has begun this program, we have seen a dramatic change. We are now able to have peaceful, meaningful, lengthy conversations about almost anything! -Donna F. from Woodland Park, NJ

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My 6 year old son got the diagnosis when he was 3. Since then, our life was filled with therapies and doctors. Some of them worked; some did not. Even though I appreciated everything our ABA therapists did, I felt the importance to equip myself with something else-something enabled my son the ability to read others’ mind, enjoy the friendship, and has a normal life. That was how RDI came to our life. -Jill H. from Livingston, New Jersey

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Michael started seeing Jeri in second grade. He was unintelligible to anyone but family. Jeri’s work with him was patient and tireless. She has a multifaceted approach, being PROMPT trained she is able to use that technique to address his Apraxia and build facial muscles. They played sound games board games as well as utilizing the computer. -Holly F. from Upper Montclair, NJ

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My family would be lost without Therapeutic Options. Over the past several years, Dr. Pesner and his team have provided a multitude of optimal services that have helped by teenaged daughter living with ASD. Ultimately, these successful services for her have, in turn, afforded myself and our family of five the support and guidance that families today need. -Susan D. from Bloomfield, NJ

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I have attended a couple of the workshops at Therapeutic Options on various topics such as Executive Function and Neurofeedback. It is a very inviting and warm atmosphere and the speakers have listened carefully to my specific concerns. My son also goes to a social group at the practice. I think that understanding more about the difficulties that my son has helped me to be more patience with him. -Nancy S. from Nutley, NJ

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Our son was ten years old when we decided to add RDI to our list of interventions (you name it, we tried it). Prior to RDI, Tristan would not stand to have anyone else in any room with him. If one of us entered, he would push us out and close the door behind us. -Maria M. from Dumont, NJ

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Our son has been going to Therapeutic Options since 2007 when he was in first grade. He had been diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum and was struggling to connect with other kids on the playground and asked for help. We contacted Therapeutic Options on the recommendation of the school social worker. -Susan and Russ L. from West Orange, NJ

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As a lifelong sufferer of OCD and depression, I've tried a variety of therapeutic modalities (medication, hospitalization, ECT, supplements, etc.). Few offered even a modicum of relief. Neurofeedback with Dr. Pesner, however, was one of the only interventions that actually made a significant difference. -Dan A. from NJ

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I have known Jeri Hafitz for the past 11 years. She has treated both of my sons, ages 6 and 14. Jeri has an extensive background in treating children with all types of speech and language delays and disorders. From your initial meeting with Jeri, it is clear that she wants to really understand your child’s individual needs. -Elissa S. from Montclair, NJ

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We have been using the various services offered at Therapeutic Options for over five years. Finding this group was one the best things we’ve ever done. Whether you need a social skills group, child counseling or family counseling or resources, you will not find a more caring, dedicated group. - Bob and Melissa S. from Little Falls, NJ

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When my son first came to Therapeutic Options, he was a bright first-grader who could read the New York Times but couldn’t tell his classmates apart. He didn’t know how to join in playing with other children at recess, and hadn’t made a single friend in kindergarten or first grade. -Julia A. from Rutherford, NJ

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Our son has Asperger's-Autism, and is extremely bright and incredible verbal but at the same time has difficulty with his ability with having two way (reciprocal) social interactions. We met with Therapeutic Options and decided to have our son join in with one of their weekly Social Skills Therapy groups. The therapists are fantastic and really understand our son's specific issues. -The Sarubin Family from NJ

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We were worried about our son's ability make the adjustment from elementary to middle school when we heard about Therapeutic Options. After meeting with Dr. Pesner we enrolled Ben in a social work group. Any teen can benefit from these groups but it is especially beneficial to kids with learning disabilities. -Alan C. from West Caldwell, NJ

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