About me

Over an extensive career, I have received training (through a post-graduate Psychoanalytic Institute, as well as my graduate clinical training) and worked with individuals, couples, and families. My work with couples has spanned various constellations within these dyads, including but not limited to married and unmarried domestic partners; same sex and heterosexual couples, and individuals in open and polyamorous romantic relationships.
My goal in couples' work is to establish a specific and measurable safe zone, where the Couples' limits and boundaries may be explored. This exploration can also be helpful in identifying their latent and manifest wish for reconciliation, or parting ways, or possibly further define another and more organic solution customized by them during treatment. In this manner, the work serves to as a way of empower the couple to determine its future, enhancing their self-determination, as a romantic unit, where each person, is validated and taught to assert values and principles which can all be integrated towards a higher quality of life, with lesser pain, conflict and uncertainty.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

NY LCSW 071986-1

NJ LCSW 44SC05637700


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jorge Abreu. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with ReGain might be different.

Written on Jan 26, 2023 after therapy with Jorge for 8 months on issues concerning relationship

My wife and I are in a much healthier place in our relationship due to Dr. Jorge work with us. The techniques provided along with the ability to be more introspective about our relationship have enabled us to continue past previous issues and have learned to communicate better with each other. We are a stronger team because of it and we can only thank Dr. Jorge for that. Highly recommend his services!

Written on Jan 21, 2023 after therapy with Jorge for 8 months on issues concerning relationship

My husband and I were having communication issues for years. By that I mean our conversations would start off normal, but then something little would trigger a big argument between the two of us. Since we started our weekly sessions with Jorge Abreu, which was roughly 6 months total (give or take), we've learned to better understand each other and keep calm when we have a disagreement. We are able to talk more, and argue far less, which is a big plus. Both my husband and I feel so much better in our marriage thanks to our sessions with Mr. Abreu. We recently ended our sessions due to financial reasons, but the 6 months alone has significantly improved our marriage. We owe Jorge a big thank you

Written on Oct 28, 2022 after therapy with Jorge for 6 months on issues concerning relationship

Great therapist and counselor.

Written on May 07, 2022 after therapy with Jorge for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Jorge is an excellent therapist.
He is supportive and is able to understand both my husband and I.
He has applicable analogies and is relatable.

Written on May 21, 2021 after therapy with Jorge for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Jorge is the best!
Very nice balance which allows my spouse and I both to express ourselves. Jorge challenges us in such a way that we feel inspire to be a better couple and better parents.

Written on Feb 25, 2021 after therapy with Jorge for 9 months on issues concerning relationship

Jorge has many excellent reviews, this is just one more. He has guided us to a healthy place in our relationship by understanding our concerns and differences, and giving us tools to better communicate and understand each other. I would highly recommend anyone go to Jorge for help.

Written on Jan 07, 2021 after therapy with Jorge for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Jorge Abreu is a great listener and knows how to ask questions to help the person struggling better communicate. Additionally, he is straight forward and dies not take sides in couples counseling.

Written on Oct 03, 2020 after therapy with Jorge for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Jorge has been wonderful in helping us get to the core of our problems in just a few sessions.
I would absolutely recommend him to anyone having relationship/marriage issues.
Thankyou Jorge, you've been amazing.

Written on Sep 05, 2020 after therapy with Jorge for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Really happy with Jorge and everything he has said and done so far....I know his counselling will help see me through to a satisfactory conclusion

Written on Aug 25, 2020 after therapy with Jorge for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Jorge is attentive , realistic , caring, and very professional. My partner and I are doing much better thanks to his techniques and expertise! I highly recommend Jorge for your couples counseling needs!

Written on Aug 05, 2020 after therapy with Jorge for 6 months on issues concerning relationship

Jorge is a master therapist. We are thoroughly impressed by his ability to help us put our issues into perspective!

Written on Jul 18, 2020 after therapy with Jorge for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I was more than prepared to try one session and move on because previous therapists didn’t understand the nuance of our relationship in terms of race, class on top of “regular” marital issues. Jorge cut straight to the chase and got right to the core with two weeks worth of texting and the first session. Amazing how much further we, as a couple, got once Jorge explained how we each need to be heard to each other. Felt safe and open from the beginning. Very happy with the service. Jorge is wise and helpful in areas we hadn’t even realized we needed.

Written on Jun 30, 2020 after therapy with Jorge for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

He listens well and is very well versed in various methods and is adaptive which is helpful for us.

Written on May 12, 2020 after therapy with Jorge for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Jorge is great at communicating and being genuine. He helps us see other views that we have not explored. We learned a lot about ourselves in the first counseling session. Personally, we like him and feel that he is the best counselor for our relationship. Thanks Jorge.

Written on Jan 17, 2020 after therapy with Jorge for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

My experience with my therapist is extremely satisfying.

Written on Jan 14, 2020 after therapy with Jorge for 6 months on issues concerning relationship

Jorge is really great

Written on Dec 09, 2019 after therapy with Jorge for 7 months on issues concerning relationship

He is understanding and knows how to work with the needs of myself and my partner.

Written on Oct 15, 2019 after therapy with Jorge for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

He has done as much as he possibly could to help me and my wife out. Very respectful and attentive.

Written on Jun 05, 2019 after therapy with Jorge for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Jorge is great and is a true professional as well as a genuine compassionate human being who truly cares about my well being and long term success.

Written on May 14, 2019 after therapy with Jorge for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Jorge listens and recognizes the issues plaguing my relationship. He is different from my usual therapist who offers nothing but an unbiased ear; Jorge gives great suggestions that my partner and I have implemented into our relationship. We are now doing really well and we credit Jorge for our success in overcoming this rough patch.

Written on Mar 11, 2019 after therapy with Jorge for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Jorge was on point from the moment we started therapy with him.
After we filled out the worksheets to get started, and know where we stood, as far as our points of view from within the relationship. He was able to focus in on what was causing our issues.
At first we felt that we were incorrectly “diagnosed,” but after much work and discussion on our end we found he was correct.
I found Jorge to be very thoughtful in his interaction with us, and also down to earth. He was able to effectively communicate what the issues we were having where, and how we might be able to work together to resolve our problems and avoiding blow ups all together. I would readily recommend him to anyone seeking a therapist to overcome an impasse in their relationship.

Written on Mar 03, 2019 after therapy with Jorge for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Jorge has been a great help to us. He listens, he offers suggestions, he offers solutions and most of all he follows up during the next session. My husband and I both enjoy talking to him. More importantly, we don't feel like he's taking sides.

Written on Feb 24, 2019 after therapy with Jorge for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Very insightful, thoughtful and knowledgeable. Jorge helped us identify deep issues in our relationship and things have greatly improved. Highly recommend.

Written on Jan 27, 2019 after therapy with Jorge for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

He is awesome!

Written on Nov 05, 2018 after therapy with Jorge for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

I appreciate the personal interaction. I feel like I can trust this man and he gives great information. The experiences that he has witnessed let me know that if my relationship can work it will.

Written on Sep 19, 2018 after therapy with Jorge for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Jorge has been a true blessing to us in just the three sessions we've had. He has a laid back nature that makes it easy to share and makes us both comfortable. He has a great sense of humor and is clearly knowledgeable in his practice. These sessions always make me initially uncomfortable, but Jorge definitely helps make it a more enjoyable experience.

Written on Jun 02, 2018 after therapy with Jorge for 5 months on issues concerning relationship

Jorge is the best!

Written on Apr 30, 2018 after therapy with Jorge for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Jorge provide an excellent help, he listen to you and he will provide you the help you need to fix your issue or concern. More than 30 years on the practice, you can tell he is very professional and understanding your issue is his primary priority. I will recommend him to anyone looking for help. Thanks for everything Jorge. looking forward to continue working with you.

Written on Jan 08, 2018 after therapy with Jorge for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Jorge is an awesome listener and mediator of personal marriage affairs. He really got down to hearing our individual pain points and help navigate an emotional topic toward better resolution. His wisdom and guidance is priceless as he equips us each session with tool to improve our communication.

Written on Jan 07, 2018 after therapy with Jorge for 9 months on issues concerning relationship

Jorge is unique in ways that surpass ordinary, everyday counsel. Jorge's availability reaches beyond weekly sessions and touches the spirit of one's inner self; awakening the mind and allowing one's floodgates to run freely (rather than harboring stagnant toxins). But note, Jorge's willingness to begin in the pool of toxins, not alongside the edge is what makes him unique. You've got to "really want" whatever it is that you seek from counseling, and Jorge will be there to see you through.

Written on Aug 24, 2017 after therapy with Jorge for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Jorge has been extremely helpful in our time of crisis. He is respectful and understanding when we need to change our meetings on short notice due to circumstances beyond our control. He helps us learn to set limits and encourages us to persevere when our attempts meet resistance. He uses analogies effectively.

Written on Jun 23, 2017 after therapy with Jorge for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I love that Jorge does not let us "off the hook" when we try to tap dance, evade, or shirk responsibility. We both have strong personalities and could easily take over any conversation, but not with him. If we go off topic, he is there to tenderly AND sternly guide us back. I absolutely love that about him. I am getting so much from his exercises and guidance.

Written on Apr 25, 2017 after therapy with Jorge for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Jorge is wonderful! He's extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and insightful. I'm really benefiting from his wisdom and guidance.

Written on Mar 09, 2017 after therapy with Jorge for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Jorge cares for your commitment in helping you reach your desired goals. He is very knowledgeable and patient.

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