Thank you for visiting the online presence of my practice. I hope you find it helpful, straight forward, and interactive. My mission is to provide you and/or your family with the most effective skills to use to be your best when you need to be.
** UPDATE ** 11/17/2021 COViD-19 (Corona Virus) Impact on the Practice Information:
I am pleased to see that are world is seeing a significant decrease in fatal impact from COViD-19 and hope you and your family are well. I have received the two-step Moderna vaccine. I am pleased to have in person sessions with certain conditions. Please follow CDC guidelines for wearing a mask indoors and social distancing at this time. Soper Counseling Group will be consistent with these recommendations and implementing the following:
The Red Bank Office is OPEN and I am seeing patients on Monday evenings. Please wear a mask in all common areas of the building - the waiting area is OPEN.
The Millstone Office is OPEN and I am seeing patients on Saturday morning and all afternoon. Please wear a mask in all common areas. The waiting area is CLOSED. Please wait in your car and text me when you arrive - I will share my mobile # when we set up the appointment. I will text you to come up to the office. Thank you
Please keep a check for a fever, any coughing, or tightness in your chest, or difficulty breathing in regular activity - if you do have these symptoms, stay home - call your PCP for guidance. If you have bee n exposed to a person with Corona Virus - stay home - and call your PCP for guidance. Please be sure to take good care of yourself.
The concerns associated with isolation as a result of social distancing and the impending increase of illness to the country (and the impact on our sys tems) are both realistic and rational worries for anyone, and can be especially impactful to the many people with more chronic anxiety, depression, PTSD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, or Traumatic Brain Injury and other Brain Health conditions. Please consider being gentle with yourself when you are having a "wave" of anxiety, ground yourself using your coping skills, and reach out to your ally support network. Please see the Hot Topics! section for more information that may be useful.
My goal is to help you activate your power and lead a life that you find meaningful. Many of us suffer really difficult experiences in our past and may continue to suff er without knowing a way to feel better. We work together to better understand, reprocess, and resolve that suffering by combining therapy-enhanced coping with your own organic coping skills. By becoming more present in the here-and-now you can begin to have the most influence on your life. Within our relationship, we explore your thoughts, feelings, images, and behavior patterns and then apply concrete skills to make the lasting changes you want.
I am really excited about the impact Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) form of therapy, Integrated Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents (ITCT-A), and Aggression Replacement Training (ART) offerings have had for my clients.
Please call or email me for an individual, couples or family therapy consultation for you, your teen, or your family. We can schedule you for an office session (if appropriate), tele-health consultation, or telephone consultation.
John R. Soper, Jr., MA, NCC, LPC, ACS
EMDRIA Certified Therapist in EMDR