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Dr Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD

Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhDLeslie Becker-Phelps, PhD



Psychology

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Bio

Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD, launched her counseling career at age 17, as a telephone helpline volunteer in her New Jersey hometown. She is now a well-respected psychologist who treats individuals and couples in her private practice in Basking Ridge, NJ. Becker-Phelps is on the medical staff at Somerset Medical Center, where she previously held the titles of chief of psychology and clinical director of women's psychological services. She also served on the hospital's outcomes committee, credentialing committee, performance improvement committee, women's membership planning committee, and women's and children's advisory board.

Becker-Phelps has presented around the country on a variety of mental health issues. Some venues include the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Stephen Ministry, Carrier Clinic, MetLife, and the University of California, San Diego. She has been invited to address physicians and other health care professionals on clinical depression, postpartum depression, menopause, and treatment of individuals with histories of physical and sexual abuse. She has also presented on these issues to the public, as well as on general topics, such as managing stress and making personal change. Becker-Phelps is dedicated to helping individuals understand themselves and what they need to do to become emotionally and psychologically healthy. To this end, she writes a blog, "The Art of Relationships" on WebMD, as well as a blog on the Psychology Today web site, "Making Change." She has written articles for The Star Ledger and other newspapers.

Blog: The Art of Relationships

 

My Answers

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A. Below are just a few of the strategies to help children recover from and prevent emotional outbursts. As hard as it might be, it’s worth taking...
A. Because the many aspects of our lives are inter-related, problems in one area often create difficulties in others, too. For example, a husband or...
A. There are some skills that you can develop to help you improve your ability to manage anger. Just like with any other skill set, it’s best to...
A. Expressing gratitude can be an extremely helpful way for couples to keep their relationship happy. Frequently expressing gratitude in some way —...
A. There are small, but important, ways that couples can make the most of the snatches of time that exist in their days. For example, literally two...
A. Choosing a therapist is an important decision because entering therapy is a big investment; it takes energy, time, and money. So, take the time to...
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A. ... Moving on from a relationship is extremely difficult, especially when you still love the person... While keeping yourself busy and time...
A. ... When looking for a therapist, it is important to find one that is qualified, affordable, and that you can connect well with. When you...
A. When I treat couples, I usually send them questions to answer before they even enter our first session. These questions help orient them to the...