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Chester, NJ Therapist

Risa Simpson-Davis, LCSW
Owner/Clinical Director

(732) 742-0329
[email protected]

31 Fairmount Avenue
Suite 205

Chester, NJ 07930


Serving areas in Morris County, including
Chester, Flanders, Long Valley, Randolph, Madison, Florham Park, Denville, Bedminster, Succasunna, Mendham, Morristown.

Also serving Sussex and Warren Counties.


Verified Chester, NJ Therapist verified by Psychology Today Directory


Women's Separated/Divorced Therapeutic Support Group
Now Forming
Click here for more information

Is it really over? I am so lonely.

Help me with my anger and sadness.

What do I tell the kids?

Am I really capable of being on my own?

When should I start dating? Do I even want to?
Going through a separation or divorce is one of the most traumatic events that you will ever experience. Whether the separation or divorce is a mutual decision or one partner chooses to leave, it can be difficult to see the future as bright and promising.

You probably have a bunch of unanswered questions ranging from legal, financial and emotional concerns. You may be getting unsolicited advice from family and friends. You may not know who to go to or who to trust. Your thoughts and feelings probably change from one day to the next. You are not alone if you are feeling:
  • deeply confused about what to do next
  • depressed, anxious, angry or fearful
  • guilty about the breakup especially if you have kids
  • insecure about the future
Celebrating A Milestone Mother's Day
There's always quite a unique buzz around Mother's Day. The weather begins to warm up (hopefully!) and it seems like there's a mad run on cards, gifts, and flowers galore as we prepare to give well deserved kudos to the beloved matriarchs of our families. Mother's Day can be a joyous annual occasion to celebrate and honor our moms, but there are some years when the holiday approaches with a bit of apprehension.
Dating After Divorce
A perk of marriage: you no longer have to date! A perk of divorce: you get to date! Hmm...how can that be? But it’s true. Divorce is typically not in the plan, which of course can throw you for a loop. While the thought of dating after divorce can be terrifying and confusing (how on earth do I do this?!), it can also be such an exciting new chapter of your life.
Not Sure What To Tell The Kids?
"If you are preparing to tell your children about your upcoming divorce, you might have a million questions flying through your head. How will my relationship issues affect my kids? What do I even say, or not say? ..."
I too, felt like this 20 years ago when I went through a divorce and I never thought my life would turn around. It took time, energy and the help of a great therapist to get me through one of the most difficult times of my life. Eventually, I was able to see this life transition as an opportunity for growth which inspired me to go to graduate school to get my Masters Degree in Social Work. Now, I am able to give back to you what  learned both personally and professionally.

It wasn't easy but if I can do it, you can too!

My clients have told me that I provided them with a safe, encouraging and empowering experience during this difficult time. I will do the same for you. I can help you learn how to:
  • cope with feelings of loss, anger, sadness and loneliness
  • rebuild self-esteem and restore hope
  • communicate better with your ex-spouse concerning co-parenting, visitation, financial matters etc.
  • be single again, date and set new goals for yourself

I will answer all your unanswered questions as best as I can and if necessary  I will refer you to other resources in the community that you may need. 
I look foward to helping you process your emotions and move forward in a healthy and constructive way.
Are you ready to move foward?
Risa Simpson-Davis, LCSW
for an appointment this week
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Start your new path in life and be the change today!

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