George Koren, Therapist in New Jersey — Zencare
George  Koren

George Koren

He/Him/His

Master Addiction Counselor - also offered by NAADAC, MAC National Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Hypnotherapy, NBCDCH Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, LCADC Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC National Certified Counselor, NCC Master of Education, MEd
New Jersey Accepting Online
Updated September 21, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Stress management
  • Trauma
  • Work stress

Professional statement

George Koren is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of New Jersey and licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Nevada. George has worked with adults, young adults and older adults in areas of intellectual disability, addiction, emotional issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, and pain over a period of approximately fifty years in out patient and inpatient settings in both group and individual therapy.

George utilizes a client or person centered approach with a focus on coping with the present moment with mindfulness and relaxation based activities. He additionally utilizes a cognitive-behavioral or rational emotive behavioral approach as well as being trauma informed.

Each client is seen and interacted with as a unique individual person and human being ultimately capable of doing their own personal healing. George has learned over years of practice that the most important quality that he brings to the therapeutic relationship is simply fully being there with an undivided presence. This is of course accompanied by empathic understanding, honesty, and, unconditional positive regard or respect.

George also brings years of knowledge, skills, and experience in clinical hypnotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and Brainspotting. He additionally has familiarity and experience with the Burner community. Playa name is Pax.


Message to clients

Hi, this is George. I’m here to listen, to pay attention to you, to be present for you. Sometimes I will say nothing. Sometimes I will just send you acknowledgments that I have heard you. If you like I can give you an opinion and tell you what I think. Mostly I’m hear to be present for you and to suggest that whatever you do is in your own best interest, and that you are taking the best care of yourself that is possible. To do this I can utilize certain skills on your behalf learned over years of experience in the service of your continued personal growth.


Specialties

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $100 (60min)
  • Initial session: $100 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thu 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 46 years

Private Counseling Practice , Counselor/Therapist, 2013 - Present
Seabrook , Specialty Therapist, 2001 - 2020

Lehigh University, Master of Education in Counseling , 1976


Licensure

New Jersey: 37PC00065800

Nevada: CP5088

New Jersey: 37LC00013600


Languages

English