Allen Weg, EdD
Director and Founder of Stress and Anxiety Services of NJ; IOCDF Scientific Advisory Board Member
Narrative of Services:
Stress and Anxiety Services of New Jersey, LLC (SASNJ) is an independent practice with a clinical staff comprised of licensed psychologists and clinical social workers, as well as additional post-doc fellows, located in two office suites in upper and lower Central New Jersey. All clinicians specialize in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders in children, adolescents, and adults, and the practice treats these populations almost exclusively. We also now provide telehealth services.
All licensed clinicians on staff are alumni of IOCDF’s BTTI training and certification program for OCD treatment, and all are graduates of the Professional Training Institute of the TLC Foundation for body focused repetitive behaviors. In addition, all licensed clinicians are graduates of the Telebehavioral Institute, the premier organization in the country for training and certifying expertise in providing clinical services over the Internet. Finally, several of our clinicians are trained in Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for the treatment of PTSD.
Over 70% of our clients present with a primary diagnosis of OCD or OC Related Disorders. Treatment relies heavily on Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). The practice has developed a network of local psychiatrists for referring when medication seems warranted, and has also developed relationships with other adjunct services. SASNJ has developed a reputation in the state of New Jersey as a premiere private outpatient facility for the treatment of OCD in children, adolescents, and adults.
Dr. Allen Weg has been a New Jersey licensed psychologist for nearly 30 years. He is Founder and Executive Director of Stress and Anxiety services of New Jersey (SASNJ), and is also co-founder and President on the Board of Directors of OCD New Jersey, the New Jersey affiliate of IOCDF. He has presented over 80 times on the topic of OCD to mental health professional groups. He is on the faculty of the BTTI, and is also a faculty member of the IOCDF Online Consultation Groups service.
Dr. Weg provides video instruction on OCD treatment on the practice’s Youtube channel (just type in “Stress and And Anxiety NJ,”) with a series of video clips entitled, “OCD Tips.” He has been a field clinical supervisor for graduate students at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University since 1991.
Dr. Weg has been seen previously on several cable TV talk shows, and was featured on the ABC news show Primetime 20/20, which focused on the treatment of children with OCD, as well as NPR’s Voices in the Family, where he discussed OCD treatment.
Dr. Weg has contributed a book chapter entitled, Storytelling and Use of Metaphor in the Treatment of OCD in the Social Workers’ Desk Reference, second edition. His own book, OCD Treatment Through Storytelling: A Strategy for Successful Therapy, was published in 2011 by Oxford University Press. He also contributed a chapter entitled, OCD in the Educational Setting in the text, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Phenomenology, Pathophysiology, and Treatment, edited by Christopher Pittenger, MD, and published by Oxford University Press in 2017.