Lewis & Clark College
Morry Altabef is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of New Jersey. He received his Master’s in Counseling Psychology from the Lewis & Clark College’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling, graduating with high honors. Morry also completed the School Psychology program, with a focus on Developmental Psychology. He is trained to conduct cognitive, behavioral and projective assessments. While at Lewis & Clark Morry had the opportunity to participate in a pilot program focusing on supporting the development of at risk youth. Working with LifeWorksNW, Morry provided group and individual psychotherapeutic interventions at a day treatment program. After graduating in 2008, he worked as a clinical therapist at the Pascack Mental Health Center in Park Ridge, New Jersey where he provided psychotherapy to adults, couples, adolescents and children in a community, non-profit setting. The foundation of Morry’s therapeutic approach is a strong and comfortable connection between therapist and client. Upon this foundation, he works with clients to increase their understanding of themselves and the source of their struggles. This positive therapeutic alliance generates solutions that clients can use throughout their lives. Morry integrates therapeutic interventions ranging from cognitive behavioral, internal family systems, and narrative therapy amongst others. Many clients emerge from therapy with greater clarity and confidence, well equipped to deal with future challenges. Morry loves working with clients of all ages with a diverse range of issues. However the majority of his caseload consists of adolescents, adults and couples who are dealing with anxiety, depression, high stress and relationship difficulties. Morry also has extensive clinical experience working with family conflict, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Tourettes Syndrome and a host of other psychological, psychiatric and behavioral challenges.