"Everyone has knowledge, talents, capacities, skills, and resources that can be used to help move them towards their aspirations, solve problems, meet their needs, and bolster the quality of their lives." --Dennis Saleebey
Welcome to our website!!
We are Licensed Counselors and Registered Art Therapists who work with children, adolescents and adults. When it comes to therapy, we truly believe that one size does not fit all. Whether we are working with a client individually, or as part of a couple, family, or group, we incorporate a variety of treatment approaches that we tailor to our client's unique needs. These include: Art Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Mindfulness, Meditation, Self-Compassion, Positive Psychology and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
We believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is one of the most important ingredients for achieving success in therapy. Our goal is to provide a safe, nurturing and non-judgmental environment to help create a therapeutic relationship based upon mutual trust and respect. We are passionate about the work that we do and are committed to helping our clients.
Finding solutions in your strengths
We work collaboratively with clients to identify goals and build upon existing strengths and resources in order to achieve lasting change and growth. Working together, we come up with practical strategies that use our clients' individual strengths to solve problems. Many clients find this approach to be an empowering way to reach their goals, cope with challenges and make changes that result in a greater sense of well-being and fulfillment.
We hope that your visit to our website will give you better idea about who we are and the work that we do. Please feel free to reach out by phone, email or the contact form below if you have any questions or would like to speak further. We look forward to hearing from you.
Allison and Barbara
ALLISON D. HURWITZ, LPC, LSW, MSW, MA, ATR
20 NASSAU STREET, SUITE 413, PRINCETON, NJ 08542
BARBARA BLEICHER ATWOOD, LAC, MA, ATR
20 NASSAU STREET, SUITE 412, PRINCETON, NJ 08542
***NEW GROUP STARTING ON JANUARY 27, 2016 LED BY BARBARA BLEICHER ATWOOD, MA, ATR, LAC. NAVIGATING THE CHOPPY WATERS OF TRANSITIONS: A WOMEN'S ART THERAPY GROUP (CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO)
Allison Hurwitz Associates Counseling and Art Therapy is very pleased to welcome Barbara Bleicher Atwood, MA, ATR, LAC.
Barbara is a licensed counselor and registered Art Therapist who works with children, adolescents and
adults. Barbara offers counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and groups. She is particularly
skilled at developing supportive, trusting relationships with clients which enable them to safely explore
challenges, improve coping and communication skills, and develop more satisfying relationships. Barbara
incorporates a variety of verbal and non-verbal techniques into her work which include: Art Therapy,
Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Meditation, Music, and Visualization.
Barbara has led specialized, innovative therapy groups at Princeton House and other community mental
health programs. These have included: art therapy groups with adolescents and adults, multi-family groups,
mindfulness and meditation groups, and groups for trauma survivors. Barbara also taught art in public
schools with children ages 3-12 in both regular and special education programs. Barbara currently works
part-time in the Outpatient Women's Program at Princeton House.