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Dr. Michelle Drapkin, PhD

Dr. Michelle Drapkin is the founder and director of the CBT Center of Central NJ. She is a clinical psychologist, licensed in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Dr. Drapkin specializes in individuals both late adolescents and adults, couples, and families. She strongly believes in developing the most effective treatment plan for each individual’s needs. 

Dr. Drapkin has held a variety of role across different industries, including healthcare at Johnson & Johnson and academia as faculty at the University of Pennsylvania. She was recently featured recently by the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and was interviewed on the Full Potential Movement.

Dr. Drapkin has both research and treatment expertise in the area of alcohol and other substance use disorders. She approaches addiction treatment in a respectful, collaborative fashion, using both Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) approaches. Dr. Drapkin is a longtime member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and many seek out her expert treatment as an alternative to traditional 12-step treatment. She also works with individuals who are still considering what changes they want to make with their to substance use.

She also specializes in the areas of depression and anxiety, two disorders that are common among those who are working through addiction. She also has experience with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and phobias. 

Dr. Drapkin understands the challenges of managing work and life and is eager to help you manage whatever your struggles may be.

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