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MEET OUR STAFF
Welcome to Happy Minds
Dr. Mudassar Tariq is a board certified adult, child and adolescent psychiatrist. He received his medicine degree from one of the top rated medical schools in South Asia, King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan. He moved to US to pursuit graduate education in Medicine. He joined a research team at New York Psychiatric Institute Columbia University, NY. He was particularly interested in transfer of trauma stress from first responder parents to their children in context of World Trade Center attacks. He also participated in research at Beth Israel Medical Center, NY related to development of scales to assess probability of impulsive suicide attempts.
Dr. Mudassar Tariq was accepted for his Adult General Psychiatry residency training at UMDNJ, The University Hospital in Newark, NJ. He received top notch training in substance abuse, Adult PTSD, Depression and schizophrenia management in multiple settings. He has worked with Veterans and has special interest and expertise in Post-traumatic stress disorder management.
Dr. Mudassar Tariq completed his subspecialty training in child and adolescent psychiatry from Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA. He received excellent training from specialty renowned supervisors in evaluation of treatment of behavioral problems in children. He is well experienced in evaluation and management of ADHD, Autism spectrum disorders, Depression, Bipolar disorder, Anxiety, Borderline personality disorder and adolescent substance abuse disorders. He is also well trained in use of psychotherapeutic techniques e.g. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal therapy, Family therapy, Parent-Child interaction therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy. Dr. Tariq has also received training and is certified in treatment of opiate dependence with Suboxone.
Amanda Martin Amanda Martin PhD, LMFT-S, LPC
I have a PhD in Family Therapy, Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor and EMDRIA Approved Consultant for EMDR. In addition, I’m in the process of completing board certification in Neurofeedback with BCIA. I have 14 years of experience and I specialized in working couples, individuals, children and families with trauma. I have worked with families, couples and individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, low self-confidence, attention deficit issues and mood disorders. It’s my mission to help people find their healthy, joyful and fulfilling path in life.
My counseling style is warm, supportive and interactive. I believe everyone has inner strengths and a purpose of significance in this world. My theoretical approaches include: Symbolic Experiential Therapy
approach layered with Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and Collaborative Problem Solving.
I enjoy self-care of spending time with my family, riding horses, swimming, exercising, reading, and painting. I greatly value humor and focusing on daily joy in my life.