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Dr. Appelbaum is a foremost expert in the area of psychological evaluations of immigration cases, his practice specializing in this area since 2001. Over the years he has developed long term relationships with a large number of attorneys in the New York/NewJersey area. These relationships ultimately speak to a level of professionalism, attention to detail, responsiveness and most of all consistently effective psychological evaluations.

Ongoing emotional difficulties can create a lack of fulfillment in everyday life and stand in the way of achieving one’s life goals. Despite a desire to change, individuals can find themselves stuck in repetitive patterns of behavior, experiencing depression, anxiety, conflict in relationships and trouble dealing with feelings. 


Dr. Appelbaum works closely with each individual to understand both the origins of their difficulties and develop new ways of relating. While therapy is tailored to the needs of each person, some important aspects of therapy that contribute to change include:

  • A supportive relationship combined with the ability to confront difficulties

  • Working collaboratively to overcome problems

  • Achieving new insights 

  • Greater awareness and ability to express feelings

  • Greater understanding of family dynamics

  • Learning new skills that one can apply in everyday life

Dr. Appelbaum has found that these approaches combined with the client's existing strengths and the therapist’s expertise can provide a path toward substantive change. 

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