Sally Morcos, PsyD
NJ license# 35SI00501200
Welcome to my about me page. I am a clinical psychologist experienced in working with both adults and children who struggle with various mental health issues. I earned my Masters degree in psychological services from Kean University in 2005, thereafter starting to provide in-home psychotherapy to children and teens. I then earned my Doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Marywood University in 2010. In 2011, I went on to earn post graduate certificates in family civil and criminal forensic psychology from Montclair University.
My specialized trainings have given me additional experience in the areas of child abuse and maltreatment, the treatment of trauma related disorders and in forensic psychology. I am able to offer psychotherapy as well as psychological testing in these areas.
How I Work
I feel life is a journey and my role as a therapist is to be a backseat passenger. During my final session with clients (when we feel they met their goals), I typically say that this is my stop and wish my client a safe rest of their journey. Before that, on the therapeutic journey, my job is to help my clients explore their past, navigate the present and plan their future. I do this by integrating therapeutic techniques from cognitive behavioral, interpersonal and humanistic psychotherapies. Once we establish the goals for therapy, treatment is tailored based on each client's needs, readiness for change and willingness to do the therapeutic work.
During the first session, we both get to decide if we are a good fit. This means I share if I have the necessary skills to assist you with your concerns and you tell me if you feel a sense of comfort having me travel with you on your wellness journey.
If you have made it to this point, I congratulate you because, while rewarding, the decision to seek support, the search and then the journey, can be challenging. My wish is that you find the therapist that can best help you on your way!
A little more about me…
I have always been interested in psychology since my first introduction to psychology class at Rutgers University where we were shown video tapes of psychologists doing therapy and I thought to myself, I want to be able to do that!
When I am not using my psychology degrees, I spend time with family and friends. More than that, I like to say I have a small zoo at home. I have parakeets, fish and three cats (two of which are sphynx). My youngest cat Stitch was training to be a therapy cat but quickly decided she did not want to come to work and would rather be home causing mischief with her siblings.
Overall, I feel that my life experience, both professional and personal has allowed me to be compassionate and empathic to the needs of those who choose to be under my therapeutic care.