Dr. Mike Abrams is a New Jersey psychologist
and has practiced psychotherapy for more than twenty five years.
His orientation is
Rational Emotive / Cognitive Behavioral, although he has had substantial
psychoanalytic training. He is a fellow and certified supervisor
of the Albert Ellis Institute and has co-authored three books, a book
chapter, and a journal article with Dr. Ellis.
He is currently
on the faculty of the masters program in counseling
at New York University.
The linchpin of his approach is his absolute avoidance
of moral judgments. He does all he can to help all clients no matter
what their problem, history, or background.
He has extensive experience working with people
with mood (depressive and bipolar disorders), anxiety disorders, and
His experience also includes extensive work with people
in crisis. He has helped people in crises arising from such stressors as
criminal charges, job loss, and sexual problems. His experience includes
helping both men and women who had been sexually victimized or
Dr. Abrams has worked with people facing acute illness
(he is the co-author of "How to Cope with a Fatal Illness.")
His expertise also includes eating and intake problems
(he also co-authored "The Art and Science of Rational
Dr. Abrams co-authored a college
textbook: "Personality Theories: Critical Perspectives" it
was written with Dr.
Albert Ellis and Dr. Lidia
Dr. Abrams is currently contracted with
Sage Press on a new book: "Sexuality:
Development, Differences, and Disorders"
He has published numerous journal articles on topics
ranging from sexual problems to the cognitive foundations of psychoanalysis.
He is currently writing a textbook on sexuality and sexual disorders.
He has three advanced degrees in psychology including
Dr. Abrams has received commendations from
the Governor of New Jersey, the Hudson County Executive, and the
Mayor of Jersey City for with work with chronically ill, indigent, and
After earning his PhD he completed a two year post
doctoral program at the Albert Ellis Institute where he studied clinical
applications of cognitive behavior therapy.
He has provided mental health consulting to the New
Jersey Division of Mental Health Services, New Jersey Division of
Addiction Services, New Jersey Department of Human Services, and the
Peer Review Organization of New Jersey.
In additional to his remunerated clinical work, he
had spent several years providing pro-bono work to persons with AIDS and
He has taught undergraduate and graduate psychology at William
Paterson University, Montclair
State University, Fairleigh
Dickenson University, New Jersey City
University, Brooklyn College, C.U.N.Y., St. Peter's College
and at the Stern School of New York University.
Prior to his professional work in psychology Dr.
Abrams earned an MBA degree and worked in organizations such as the New
York Stock Exchange, Merrill Lynch, and Citicorp. He has also
consulted to numerous organizations.