Amy Altenhaus, PhD

Licensed Psychologist

License Number: NJ-1479, NY-5860

Relationships, Parenting, & Life Transitions

I am Amy Altenhaus, Ph.D, an experienced, eclectic licensed psychologist who has performed a range of psychotherapy and assessment services over the years.

I perform family court evaluations using a family systems approach that looks at the strengths and weaknesses of both parents as it impacts on the best interests of the children in the family. I also look at family estrangements as either an evaluator or treating therapist.

I am available as a consulting expert to help attorneys in matrimonial cases review the work of other experts and assist the attorneys in trial preparation.

Recently, I updated my training in career planning and assessment to help individuals at all stages of their career. I work with those starting out in their career to experienced career changers wanting to look at other options. We work together to identify career goals and identify what gets in the way of achieving your goals. This is done through interviewing and career assessments to help you take charge of your career.

I am excited to report that I am enrolled as a provider in Medicare and Medicaid. I will provide psychotherapy for individuals covered by Medicaid and Medicare where Medicare is the primary insurance plan. Medicaid and Medicare do no cover career counseling, court ordered therapy or evaluations. I am not in any other insurance plan. Contact me if you have any questions about the services I offer.

Together we look at where you are in your life and where you want to be. We explore how to get you there and how not to stand in your own way. It is helpful to have someone with you as you tackle these questions and challenges to reach your goals.


I work with people who want their life to be better but are feeling stuck in relationships, life goals or careers. We work together to tailor the goals that work for you.

Career Counseling

We work together to identify what you want in a career, how to reach your goals and identify what gets in your way.

Divorce & Co-Parenting

I look at the family system to help people develop the skills to resolve family conflicts to benefit themselves and their children. This includes better communication and problem solving.

Forensic Psychology

This entails the application of psychological principles to understand legal principals through evaluation, written report and testimony if needed. I specialize in family court matters and issues before the professional boards.


I perform evaluations that look at time that children spend with each parent as well as how parents make decisions that involve the children. I also look at other important relationships in the children's lives.

Court Evaluations

I perform evaluations for family court such as where a child will reside, how much time to spend with each parent and whether a parent can move out of state with the child. I also conduct evaluations or therapy for professionals who have matters before professionals boards.

Get in Touch

Please call to set up an appointment or for more information on how I can help you meet your goals needs.

80 E Main St
Freehold, NJ 07728

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