Breaking The Chain Counseling, LLC - Treatment, Coaching, Training

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Welcome to Breaking The Chain Counseling

Dan Pitzer and Michele Pitzer We are a private counseling and consulting practice managed by Dan and Michele Pitzer, Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW). Dan works with adults; Michele works with children, adolescents, and adults.

We help identify patterns of unhealthy behavior and facilitate breaking the chain, learning healthy ways to communicate and grow. Read more about our philosophy.

Our counseling and treatment services include psychotherapy for individuals and couples, family therapy and family interventions, addiction and relapse prevention counseling, Dynamic Play therapy, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) evaluations, training and consultation.

Counseling and treatment sessions are reserved by prior appointment at the convenience of each client, seven days (and evenings) a week.

Our office is located in Chatham, New Jersey, close to an NJ Transit train station and bus station.

Chatham is in Morris County next to Essex and Union Counties. Nearby towns include Berkeley Heights, East Hanover, Florham Park, Green Village, Livingston, Madison, Maplewood, Millburn, Morristown, New Providence, Parsippany, Scotch Plains, Short Hills, South Orange, Summit, and West Orange.

Counseling and treatment sessions are reserved by prior appointment at the convenience of each client, seven days (and evenings) a week.

See Contact Us for our address and more information.

Tips for Caregivers NEW: "7 Tips for Caregivers" in the Spring 2018 issue of PTSD Journal. Dan Pitzer writes, "With all the focus on the folks who suffered through trauma and are coping with PTSD, there are heroes who are overlooked, namely the caregivers." Dan then addresses the question, "What can caregivers do and what can others do to support them?"

See/download a PDF copy of the article (606 KB).

Tips to Support PTSD "7 Quick Tips to Support PTSD" in the Fall/Winter 2017 issue of PTSD Journal. Dan Pitzer explains PTSD is a syndrome, a collection of symptoms with varying, yet common characteristics. He describes physiological brain activity and how people with PTSD often feel and cope with daily life after experiencing prolonged, traumatic, life threatening events. See his experienced, professional advice for being supportive of people with PTSD. See/download a 2-page PDF version.

Listening Medicine Read an inspiring article, "Listening Medicine," published in the Summer 2017 issue of PTSD Journal, about hope and healing - and the change that occurred when Dan Pitzer started to listen, and later when Dan shared what he's learned. The man he helped is quoted as saying, "Dan is my hero. He saved my life. The Veterans Administration needs people like him in charge and in high positions."

Dan Pitzer works with the National Football League (NFL) Program for Substances of Abuse helping professional football players address the consequences of bad decisions and sometimes addictive behavior.

Our coaching work for student athletes and their families is designed to enhance performance and achieve a balance with athletics, academics, and social relationships.

Training sessions for Human Resources (HR) teams are conducted on site at your location. The same is true for CASAC course credit in New York. Training session topics include employee manager relations, diversity in the workplace, the evolving role of social workers and EAP (Employee Assistance Programs) professionals in the workplace, and substance abuse in the workplace.

After reviewing our web site, including our privacy policy, please contact us for more information. We're looking forward to serving you.

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