Salem Psychology Associates

Children + Adolescents + Adults


Salem Psychology Associates runs the following groups

Women’s Empowerment Group

Members of the group are guided to:

  • Develop a more positive self-image
  • Identify personal goals
  • Explore personal barriers getting in the way of achieving goals
  • Explore and learn how early messages from childhood effect today
  • Recognize personal achievements
  • Develop positive self-talk

Group members learn to macheive these goals by:

  • Sharing problems
  • Comparing Experiences
  • Exploring different options with difficult situations
  • Becoming Empowered

Contact Cheryl Kusiak LMHC for more details.

DBT Skills Group

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is designed to address skill deficits in emotional regulation, impulse control, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance. Participants learn cognitive behavioral and mindfulness skills to better identify and manage their emotions. These skills are practiced and applied to better tolerate difficult life events and improve interactions with others.

DBT is designed to treat individuals with borderline personality disorder, acute or long-standing difficulties with affect and impulse control, eating disorders, anger management problems, and self-destructive behaviors. Because the group is primarily educational and skills based, participants are also required to be in individual DBT therapy.

Contact David Cook LMHC for more details.

Sex Offender and Child Pornograhpy Relapse Prevention Groups

The focus of therapy is on the offender accepting responsibility for the offense, identifying their cycle of abuse, and integrating prevention strategies into all facets of their life. Relapse prevention requires knowing the precursors to offending, the cycle of distorted and deviant sexual thoughts, acknowledging deviant sexuality, acknowledging risk factors for the reoffending such as grooming and control issues, and managing and addressing life dysfunction. Progress is shown by the offender acknowledging the positive aspects of their life as shown by increased empathy, enhanced self-esteem, beneficial problem solving and adaptive coping and social skills.

Skills learned in therapy are ones which offenders adopt for life, and are based upon preventing further abuse and enhancing community safety.

Contact Dr. Sue Rudman Ed.D for more details.