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New Jersey Licensed Professional Counselor, Terri DiMatteo, LPC

NEW JERSEY LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR

For over a decade, I have provided relationship counseling to hundreds of New Jersey individuals and couples with many concerns and struggles. I have helped them restore their love for one another.

My innovative approach to resolving pain-filled relationships has proven effective. Occasionally, couples come to me with a relationship in tatters, hanging by a thread. And I've helped many of those relationships turn around and heal.

As a result, I have become New Jersey's most trusted source for relationship restoration and care. My private practice is exclusively devoted to couples' care and recovery from narcissistic abuse and infidelity.

If you've come here in relationship pain, I can help. There's no need to suffer. Reach out, and let's get started.

I understand that starting therapy can be a bit daunting.  To ease your mind just call or email. I'm here and ready to listen and help. Explore my approach to counseling by clicking the button below.

MY APPROACH TO COUNSELING

Couple counseling and affair recovery are Open Door Therapy's cornerstone services. Care begins with the premise that the foundation of a secure relationship encompasses trust, safety, and emotional responsiveness. When these elements are compromised, pain and heartache follow. Finding your way back can feel daunting. Whether you have a few issues to sort out, are in a relationship crisis, or have a complicated matter, rest assured that you've come to the right place.

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Therapy is for anyone in emotional pain. Infidelity brings pain and heartache to all involved parties. Open Door Therapy now offers expert counseling services for affair partners. We understand the layered nature of the relationship triad. It is a complicated and challenging matter for all involved. The affair triad poses unique challenges, resulting in all parties feeling anxious, insecure, and unsettled. Are you involved with a married or committed person? If so, we can help. All those involved in this challenging relationship predicament can benefit from our experience.

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Open Door Therapy also offers individual care, guidance and support for those involved with an intimate partner who may be a narcissist. Help is available for those who wonder if their spouse or partner is a narcissist. They can also end a relationship with an abusive partner or heal from narcissistic abuse. This service is available for individual care only and exclusively for those where the narcissist is an intimate partner.

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Our Practice Specialties

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Couple Counseling

Open Door Therapy is devoted to the romantic relationship and couples care. I use the latest research to help couples with warmth and compassion. With over a decade of experience, we're confident in supporting and guiding couples to repair and restore their most important relationship.

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Infidelity Recovery

Affair recovery counseling is our primary specialization. Infidelity is a complex relationship trauma that provokes powerful, fluctuating emotions and puts the relationship's future at risk. Therefore, recovery requires a skilled clinician adept at working with the layers of challenges inherent in affair recovery.

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Affair Partner Counseling

Counseling services for the affair partner - a person involved with a married or committed person - are now available. We understand the complicated, painful and multi-layered nature of the affair triad. All parties participating in the affair triad are compromised in their relationships as each party hurts. Open Door Therapy is now offering expert guidance for those who find themselves involved with a person in a committed relationship or marriage.

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Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

I provide guidance to individuals to identify if they are in a relationship with an emotionally abusive narcissist. I help them break free from the abuse, and help them heal and stabilize after the relationship's ending. Recovering from narcissistic abuse is difficult, painful, and challenging. Breakups with narcissists are uniquely challenging and can leave you confused and traumatized.  

 

HELP FOR COUPLES IN RELATIONSHIP PAIN

You may be wondering, "Can she help?" My success in helping couples repair their relationship begins with relationshipbasics of trust and emotional safety. When trust and safety are solid, intimacy ensues and a bond forms. A strongly bonded pair has a dependable, durable, stable, and functional relationship. Conversely, a relationship weakens when the intimate bond declines. I can help you and your partner repair and deepen your bond for more closeness and deeper intimacy.

My area of expertise is helping distant, painful, confusing and complicated relationships progress to one that is stable, satisfying and fulfilling. Let's get started.

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New Jersey relationship and couple counselor Terri DiMatteo, LPC of Open Door Therapy in Princeton.
New Jersey relationship and couple counselor Terri DiMatteo, LPC of Open Door Therapy in Princeton.

HELP FOR COUPLES IN RELATIONSHIP PAIN

Scheduling is easy and hours are flexible with Open Door Therapy. We offer evening and weekend appointments, and new and returning clients enjoy the convenience of online self-scheduling. Working together couldn't be easier.

We offer evening appointments Monday to Thursday, Fridays until 4 PM and Saturdays and Sundays from 10AM - 1 PM. We are here when you need us.

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I would be honored to help you maneuver through the choppy waters so that you can emerge confident in yourself and resilient in your relationship.

 

-TERRI DIMATTEO, LPC-

 

LoveBonds for All

OUR PODCAST, BLOG & COMMUNIQUÉ

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Our Podcast

LoveBonds is among the best Couples Therapy podcasts ranked by traffic, social media followers, domain authority, and freshness by FeedSpot and is among the Best Infidelity podcast according to Podessy!

LoveBonds has over 15k listeners from around the world. See what's up next!

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Our Blog

Our blog focuses on relationships, betrayal and repair. You'll find content on conflict, communication, infidelity and relationship repair.

We love it when readers share the posts that they have enjoyed and found helpful.

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Our Communiqué

LoveBonds is the communique of Open Door Therapy. Subscribe to get on the list and our relationship insights will come right to your inbox a few times a year.

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Professional Bio

NJ MARRIAGE COUNSELOR, TERRI DIMATTEO

Licenses And Certifications

  • New Jersey Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Certified NJ K-8 Elementary Education Teacher and Early Childhood Specialist

Education

  • Seton Hall University, MA in Counseling
  • Rider University, BA Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education

Professional Memberships

  • International Society for Emotion Focused Therapy
  • New Jersey Association of Women Therapists
  • American Counseling Association
  • NJ Counseling Association

Professional Development

  • Health, Well Being, and the Social Regulation of Affect and Emotion
  • Connecting from the Inside Out: Mindful Awareness Promotes Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Attachment and Well-Being: How the Healthy Mind Emerges from Within our Relationships and Our Bodies
  • Solving the Key Challenges for Couple Therapy with EFT
  • Addressing the Neurotic Paradox: New Approaches to Treating Emotional Disorders
  • Between Ourselves: Brain Mechanisms for EmpathyReducing Avoidance and Accessing Self-soothing In Emotion-focused Therapy for Complex Trauma (EFTT)
  • Partner Buffering of Attachment Insecurity
  • Why Therapy Works
  • Intimate Partner Violence: Assessment, Safety Planning, Trauma, Sociocultural Aspects, Perpetrator Dynamics, and Legal Issues
  • Spousal Abuse Assessment and Reporting

Talks & Presentations

  • The Clinical Approach to Helping Therapists Work With Couples Heal from Infidelity (NJAWT)
  • Understanding Forgiveness (The Couples Summit)
  • When We Become Three (Doula Care Paris)
  • Relationships: Unpacking the Myths & Getting It Right
  • Three Exciting Ways to Turn Up the Heat In Your Relationship
  • Open Forum Chat with Bestfield Moms on How to Stop Fighting About Mone