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Judith Schaeffer-Benoit Marriage and Family Therapist in New Jersey
Judith Schaeffer-Benoit , LMFT;LCSW

Marriage and Family Therapist

Madison, NJ

Online & In person

Accepting new clients

About me

I am an experienced systemic therapist for 30 years who specializes in Couple and Family and individual treatment.

I was trained initially as a systemic therapist (Bowen Therapy), meaning, I perceive the influences in our lives as more than just our individual experiences, but part of a larger wholistic network of experiences that define our values and beliefs: family, culture, religion, spiritual. I have come to understand that these experiences have been internalized through our senses and via multigenerational transmission. I believe that all of these experiences influence our lives and our relationships with others. Some of these experiences are easily integrated and adapted into our life puzzle because of the ease of symmetrical fitting, whereas, some of these experiences challenge the completion of this puzzle because of their mismatched shapes. All of these experiences are of great value in developing who we become. Crisis brings opportunity and growth, for without this, we remain unformed or rather, one dimensional. The more complex our experiences, sometimes the more complicated the puzzle. But the beauty lies in the weaving of experiences that forms a unique pattern.

My formal training was completed at the University of London, Institute of Psychiatry (MSC in Family Therapy) and at Rutgers University (MSW). I have received further training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Gottman Couple Therapy, Sleep Disorders, Psychoanalytic Family Therapy, Gestalt, Equine Assisted Experiential Therapy and Astro-psychology. I am specialized in Couple Therapy (straight, gay and lesbian), Sleep Disorders, NDE, bereavement, anxiety, transition and trauma, including combat. I have worked in many areas of specialty and in many areas of the industry for over thirty years.



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Types of clients

  • Adults (18+)
  • Older Adults (65+)
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families


  • English

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