Ms. Paula Metzger

Clinical Social Work/Therapist , MSW , LCSW

(201) 350-7697
I bring 18 years of pastoral counseling experience to my clinical practice with adults, children, couples and families. My clinical and pastoral background gives me the opportunity to provide a gentle calming presence and a compassionate understanding to my work with individuals and families who struggle with managing life's challenges related to behavioral issues, anxiety, and depression. I also assist children and parents in adjusting to life transitions due to separation and divorce and dealing with loss and grief.
I am a dedicated professional who uses cognitive behavioral techniques to enhance personal growth and bring about individual change. My approach is supportive and caring as I help individuals and families heal and thrive through learning effective relationship skills, healthy stress management and effective coping mechanisms.
Wherever you are in your life journey, you are not alone. I will meet you there and help guide you to where you desire to be. Along with my MSW, LCSW, I hold an MA in Pastoral Counseling and a BA in Criminal Justice.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Ms. Paula Metzger now - (201) 350-7697


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Rutgers University
  • Year Graduated: 2008
  • License No. and State: 44SC05436800 New Jersey


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes

Accepted Insurance Plans:

  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Out of Network

Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit .


Open Minds Open Hearts Counseling Center, LLC
1156 East Ridgewood Avenue
Suite 11
RidgewoodNew Jersey 07450
(201) 350-7697
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  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Family Conflict


  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Academic Underachievement
  • Anger Management
  • Borderline Personality
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Life Coaching
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health:

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Couples Counseling

Client Focus


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Interpersonal
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 12 Oct 2014