Welcome to my office.
Dr. Denise Novaky, Ph.D., licensed psychologist #2768
I grew up in Mt. Olive, attended Mt. Olive High School, and returned to the area to raise my family. I love the northwestern region of our state and consider myself extraordinarily lucky to work in such a beautiful area. My office is located on the first floor of a Victorian office building in Hackettstown, NJ. I arrange the office so that it expresses the warmth and welcoming attitude I want everyone who visits to experience.
I love my work as a psychologist and expect to provide everyone with
the best care anywhere.
My bio is as follows:
1976 graduated from Mt. Olive High School and entered Muhlemberg College, Allentown, Pa
1980 graduated from Muhlenberg College cum laude and began graduate school
1983 obtained a master's degree in School Psychology and NJ state certification as a school psychologist from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ
1983 continued at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ in the Ph.D. clinical psychology program
1986 began internship at Newton Memorial Hospital, Center for Mental health, Newton, NJ required for completion of the Ph.D. in clinical psychology
1987 graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University Ph.D.program in clinical psychology; program approved by APA
1987 became hired by Newton Memorial Hospital Center for Mental Health . I provided psychotherapy to children & families and was recognized as an expert by the courts.
1988-1990 worked part-time as a school psychologist for the Byram-Stanhope-Netcong child study team (which was regionalized at that time). Also provided part-time fill-in for a school psychologist at North Warren Regional High School for had an extended illness.
1987-1991 continued working at Newton Hospital, became involved administering Newton's Ph.D. internship program, and attended ongoing mentoring of my own work through post-doctoral superivision.
1991 obtained the requisite post-doctoral requirements and passed the NJ state licensing examination for psychologists
1992 resigned from Newton Hospital Center for Mental Health to work my own private practice
I have taken continuing education workshops and seminars continually throughout the years. In the past 7-8 years or so, I have taken most of my classes at the Harvard Medical School for Continuing Education. I am proudly a member of the Harvard Medical School Post Graduate Association due to my participation in these courses.
2006 obtained diplomate from the American Board of School Neuropsychology after a year long post-doctoral course of study in neuroscience.
2016 I began an additional degree designed for Ph.D. psychologists; it is the study of psychopharmacology and is offered through Fairleigh Dickinson University.