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“We work together on what matters to you…”


Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

Stress, depression, anxiety, perfectionism, ADHD, PTSD addictions, OCD

If you are suffering, you want a clinician who is an expert to help. The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Center offers state of the art treatments in a warm, friendly environment (in-person or via secure telehealth).


We work with individuals in New Jersey (NJ), New York (NYC), Pennsylvania, Connecticut (CT) and all areas covered by PSYPACT, including Washington, DC, Colorado, Utah and 20+ more states!

About Us

The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Center is headquartered in Central New Jersey offers expert, state-of-the-art treatments in a warm, friendly environment (both in-person and remote via secure telehealth) across NJ, NY and nearly 30 other states via PSYPACT.

With more than 100 years of combined clinical and research experience, we are experts in the field of psychological health and wellbeing. We are all trained in a wide variety of evidence-based practices that allow us to tailor your treatment for what makes sense for you as a unique human.

We also are advocates for the LGBTQA community and welcome individuals of any race, color, ethnicity, religious, or sexual orientation. Differences are celebrated and appreciated at the CBT Center.

The CBT Center headquarters is located in Central NJ where Drs. Drapkin and Contrastano live and are active members of the community. Along with our CBT expert clinicians Jamie and Lisa, we can also join you remotely via secure telehealth.

For treatment inquiries, please complete our New Patient Interest Form. We are here ready to help. 

Dr. Michelle Drapkin, ABPP; Owner/Director

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is CBT?
    Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment that has been around for decades. During that time, it has evolved with various protocols and approaches. Think of CBT is like a “big umbrella” under which there are many different approaches.
  • How do I get started?
    Treatment at the CBT Center of Central NJ generally begins with a free phone consultation with our Founder/Director, Dr. Michelle Drapkin. Reach out via email ( or phone/text 732.455.9662.
  • Who/what do you treat?
    Broadly, we are behavior scientists who work with you on whatever behaviors you might need to change (spoiler alert - “thinking” is a behavior, too!) to live the life you value. Often, stress, anxiety, substance use, and depression are a symptom of us living a life out of line of our values. We are trained in various CBT protocols to help identify the behaviors that are getting in the way.

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