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Risa Davis, LCSW – Chester & Maplewood

From Dr. Marty:

I wanted share with folks my thoughts about Risa Davis. I have found Risa to be a warm, caring professional, who has successfully assisted many couples and individuals. Risa is objective and accepting. I know that it is important to her to feel that she has made a difference in her client’s lives

I highly recommend her.

Risa Simpson Davis
Licensed Clinical Social Worker – #44SC05467800

It is devastating when a marriage or relationship is falling apart. Maybe everyday stressors such as work, parenting, in-laws or financial issues get taken out on each other, which leave both of you feeling emotionally exhausted and disconnected from each other. You might even be ready to give up on the marriage or relationship.

One of the best ways to turn things around is to get professional guidance as soon as you can, so that you can learn specific skills to resolve your relationship difficulties, and bring you closer together again. Counseling can guide you in the right direction by helping you with communication skills, resentment and anger issues, as well as how to negotiate and compromise with respect and love.

What if my partner isn’t ready to come to counseling?

There is hope for your relationship, even if your partner isn’t ready for counseling yet, but you are willing to try. Together you and I can work on helping you learn what to say and do that will give you the best chance of getting your partner to listen and rebuild your relationship to what you had before when things were going well.

My best advice

My best advice is let’s start with one session (as a couple or individually), and get to know each other, and have a place where we can begin the process of helping the relationship to heal.

I know from many years of counseling that couples that do not do anything to help improve their relationship only make things worse, and dramatically increase the chances of their not staying together.

I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters Degree from Rutgers University and Graduate training in Couples and Family Therapy. My two offices are located in Chester, NJ (Morris County and close to Warren and Sussex County) and Maplewood NJ (Union County and close to Essex County).

Give me a call whenever you’re ready. 888-281-5850

Free initial phone consultation

My fee is $150 per session. If you are serious about getting counseling, and would like to spend 15 minutes on the phone, without charge, I’d be glad to talk with you so I can help you to figure out what to do next.

Jump Start Sessions

There are two possibilities for our first meeting:

  1. Traditional meeting is 50 minutes.
  2. Jump Start session is 100 minutes.

The Jump Start session is very helpful for couples who :

  • Are in crisis.
  • Would like to move more rapidly through therapy.
  • Have long standing, deep-seated problems.
  • Need more then the average time to express their thoughts and feelings.
  • Have a complicated story that they believe is important to be heard by me.

Click here to learn more about how the Jump Start Session works.

Please note that we can use the Jump Start Session for our first meeting and then go to a traditional session, or whatever way you both feel will be most beneficial to having your relationship move forward.

The key here is that we have flexibility, and together we can have the counseling fit you rather than have you fit into a rigid model.

My Offices

2115 Millburn Avenue
Suite 101
Maplewood, New Jersey 07040

31 Fairmount Avenue
Suite 108
Chester, New Jersey 07930

To schedule an appointment with me, please call 888-281-5850.

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The Jump Start Session

The Jump Start Session can make a big difference in getting counseling off to a positive start when time and patience are running out. Click Here


Information on our fees and several ways we can make therapy more affordable. Click Here

The Relationship Intensive

A highly focused and effective program to heal relationships. Dr. Marty will be helping you every step of the way. For couples and individuals. Click Here


Dr. Marty talks about different issues in couples therapy, strategies for communication, negotiation, the Jump Start Session, and more. Click Here

Biofeedback Therapy

Let biofeedback technology bring you closer to your partner. Helps reduce anger, anxiety and depression. See your progress for yourself! Click Here


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