What exactly is teletherapy?

Teletherapy, also known as online therapy, is a form of therapy via telephone or two-way video conferencing. It’s a great way for those of us who have busy schedules, for example, college students, working moms, or those who travel for work, to still get the…


We are human beings. We are in a constant state of flux and change, and with that, we may experience a tremendous amount of loss. Death loss is the one that is most validated. However, death loss is not the only loss one can experience in this lifetime. In fact…


EMDR Therapy, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, is a psychotherapy that helps people heal from emotional distress or trauma. This established therapy shows that much like how the body can heal from a physical wound, so too can the mind heal from a psychological trauma.

Through imagery, mindfulness…


What you should do before the 1st session

1. DO NOT surprise them. Telling your child what to expect will decrease the anxiety they have about starting therapy. During the first session, you can tell your child to expect to be asked questions, so the therapist gets to know you…


Sometimes, it seems like there are two types of people in the world — people who love fall and people who don’t. For some, fall is an action packed time full of leaves, cool air, and warm beverages. For others, it’s a grim reminder that summer is over and winter…


At Olive Branch Therapy Group, we are often asked by parents if their teenagers need counseling, if their emotions are “normal” or if their actions “fit” their age. …


Let’s face it- this year has been especially tough on you. The pandemic, election, personal and professional challenges, are just some of the stressors that are depleting much, if not all, of your energy. Those of you who also struggle with mental illness, might be feeling that these burdens are…


COVID-19 has ravaged our world. In New Jersey alone, more than 184,000 cases of coronavirus have been recorded, leaving more than 14,000 people dead. While very few of these deaths have been our children (less than 0.4%,) …


Art therapy is an interpersonal relationship between a professional art therapist and an individual that includes the art creation process and art expressions. The American Art Therapy Association defines art therapy as:

“[An] integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through…


Meet Anita Hicks, LCSW:

Hello! I’m a therapist at Olive Branch Therapy Group and a licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stockton University. I’ve been in practice since 2015 and I have worked in a variety of settings within the mental health field.

My…

Olive Branch Therapy Group

Mental Health Counseling in New Jersey — www.olivebranchtherapygroup.com

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