Our Therapists Care

Empathy is Important at Hudson Psychiatric Associates

Our therapists at Hudson Psychiatric Associates are trained, experienced, compassionate and empathic. We will help you to sort things out and devise alternate ways of handling them.

Kendra Dayhoff, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

About

My first experience in Social Work was working with children and families affected by trauma. I met with children in their homes to help them make sense of their scary and hurtful experiences and to find ways for their families to build a new life. 

Next, my work took me to an addiction recovery center. I guided individuals to develop a deeper understanding of addiction, support others in the program, and identify new strategies to live successfully in recovery. I then returned to in-home therapy, this time specifically serving with children with ADHD. I educated parents about ADHD and helped children learn to stay focused in school, make and keep friends, and control their emotions. Following this experience, I furthered my professional development in a community agency that exclusively served families that had experienced domestic violence. I helped create a family friendly and safe space for children and their parents to openly discuss their trauma and rebuild their lives. 

After working for community agencies, I decided to venture into group private practice to further challenge myself and serve new populations. My initial experience in as a team member of a private practice was working with teenagers and their parents in individual, family, and group sessions. I facilitated a young adult group with a focus on learning skills to successfully navigate the transition into adulthood. 

As a Clinical Social Worker at Hudson Psychiatric Associates, I welcome individuals seeking a safe space to express themselves, engage in proactive problem-solving, and deepen their understanding of behavior and relationships. Clients that work with me receive support, motivation, and understanding. I integrate a variety of approaches depending on client needs, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Mindfulness, Art Therapy Techniques, and a Strengths-Based Perspective. 

I am available for sessions in Hoboken, NJ and Paramus, NJ. 

Areas of Interest

· Anxiety 

· Depression 

· Trauma and PTSD 

· ADHD 

In addition to my specialties, I have years of experience treating clients coping with: 

· Bipolar Disorder 

· Bullying and Poor school performance 

· Life Transitions 

· Difficulties in Parenting 

· Suicidal Ideation  

I can identify and solve issues including:

· Process current stressors in a comfortable and non-judgmental environment

· Building coping skills to better manage a variety of emotions

· Problem-solving

· Setting goals

· Maintaining motivation

I treat patients 5 years old and up

Im am particularly interested in treating: 

Unhealthy or abusive relationships, navigating the teenage years, transition to adulthood, finding satisfaction in a career, and motherhood.

Educational Background

I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at the University of Miami and then a Masters in Clinical Social Work at Florida State University.

Sara Fagan, LCSW, RYT

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

About Sara

Sara Fagan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New Jersey. Sara’s clinical approach combines mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and movement. As a registered 200 hour yoga teacher, Sara emphasizes the benefits of yoga on mental health and well-being. Sara has facilitated workshops on yoga for stress and anxiety as well as introductions to meditation. In addition to working in a group practice, Sara has worked in day treatment centers, community mental health centers, HIV/AIDS nonprofits and adolescent psychiatric residential treatment centers.

Areas of Interest

Her areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues and trauma.

Educational Background

Sara holds her Masters in Clinical Social Work from Rutgers University and her Bachelors in Social Work from Warren Wilson College.

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