Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders

Jodi B Streich, Ph.D. is a licensed Psychologist providing post-traumatic stress disorder counseling services in the Hoboken and New York City area. With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Jodi has experience in a variety of post-traumatic stress disorder counseling.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder which can occur after a person has experienced significant trauma.

According to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), PTSD is characterized by:

Experiencing a traumatic event;
Persistent re-experience of the event;
Avoidance of stimuli that reminds the person of the event;
Negative effects on mood and thought;
Alterations in arousal and re-activity (such as angry outbursts, reckless behavior or trouble concentrating);
The symptoms of PTSD must occur for more than one month and must cause clinically significant distress or impairment in functioning.

People can develop PTSD in a number of ways.  While the most common initiating event for PTSD is an in-person, experienced trauma (such as an assault against the patient), there are other experiences that also may induce PTSD.  These include:

Witnessing, in person, a traumatic event happening to another;
Learning of a traumatic event that has occurred to a close friend or family member;
Experiencing repeated or extreme exposure to aversive details of the traumatic event (this does not include media exposure);

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Dr. Streich earned her M.A. degrees and Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology from Adelphi University, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies. She completed her doctoral training in Clinical and Neuropsychology at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University Medical Center in Manhattan. Subsequent to her clinical residency, Dr. Streich completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at a private practice in New York. Dr. Streich was most recently the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at a local university for seven years and also taught undergraduate classes in Psychology. Prior to that appointment, she managed the Outpatient Substance Abuse Programs for adults and adolescents at CarePoint Health in Hoboken. Dr. Streich has done extensive work providing management on employee performance and behavior and executive coaching through her work in the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at Hoboken University Medical Center (HUMC). During her doctoral training, Dr. Streich was appointed the position of World Trade Center Coordinator in Northern New Jersey and worked in this role for five years. During that time, she managed the September 11th project, Project Phoenix, funded by SAMHSA & FEMA. Dr. Streich provided trainings in Crisis Management to emergency responders in Hudson County and outpatient services to the Northern Hudson County community. Prior to becoming a Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Streich worked in the advertising business for ten years and her undergraduate degrees are in Advertising Communications (Associate of Applied Science) and Marketing Communications (Bachelor of Science). During that time, she worked for Mediavest, Media Planning & Buying Division of DMB&B, formerly known as Benton & Bowles. In that role, Dr. Streich directed the test marketing division for Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Burger King Corp. Dr. Streich has many years of experience in the corporate world. Dr Streich proudly serves our Veterans wtihin the tri-state area and administers compensation and pension evaluations for those who have suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder, psychiatric and mood disorders, and, traumatic brain injuries. Clinical interests include trauma, post-traumatic stress disorders, anxiety and depression, affective disorders, substance related issues, learning disabilities, relationship and interpersonal issues, disease management and couples and family counseling. Dr. Streich is a board member of the Professional Advisory Board for the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York. Dr. Streich is licensed in the states of New Jersey (#4852) and New York (#019068).

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