About Us

About Richard & Morrisa:

Richard Drobnick, LCSW, DCSW, Director, is personally trained, licensed, and appointed by Dr. John Gray (world renowned author and speaker).  Richard is the Director of the first Mars & Venus Counseling Center in Bergen County and Northern New Jersey. He has been serving Bergen County as a practicing counselor /psychotherapist for more than 25 years.

Mr. Drobnick formerly held the position of staff psychotherapist at the Hackensack University Medical Center from 1979 to 1982. He has been in private practice since 1982 with main offices located in Teaneck, New Jersey. Richard has focused his work exclusively with adults in individual, group, and couples counseling. In addition to his experience as a clinician, he has served for several years as Senior Staff Instructor at the former postgraduate training center, Gestalt Unlimited. Mr. Drobnick is also well known as a lecturer, seminar leader, consultant, and peer supervisor.

Mr. Drobnick has studied and integrated the theories and practice methods of many leaders in the fields of individual and couples counseling. Although Mr. Drobnick continues to specialize in individual and group psychotherapy, more and more of his attention over recent years has focused on couples counseling. Richard is one of a select few professionals nationwide personally trained and licensed by Dr. John Gray. This superb training has made his work with couples especially rewarding and effective.

Richard lives with his wife, Morrisa Drobnick, LCSW, Co-Director, and their two grown children, Silver and Selena, in Bergen County, Northern New Jersey.

Credentials

  • B.S., Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S.W., Clinical, New York University
  • Affiliate, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychology Today
  • Affiliate, The Mid-West Center for Stress and Anxiety
  • Elected, Who’s Who Among Human Services Professionals, the National Reference Institute
  • Director, Supervisor, and Founder of Search for Self, Inc., a Psychotherapy and Counseling Center
  • Mars & Venus Licensed Counselor
  • Mars & Venus Certified Workshop Facilitator
  • Director, Mars & Venus Counseling Center, Teaneck, New Jersey
  • Graduate, Four-Year Post-Graduate Certification from Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy, New York City
  • Co-Founder, Curriculum Developer, and Senior Staff Instructor at the Former Post-Graduate Training Center Gestalt Unlimited, Teaneck, New Jersey
  • Member, National Association of Social Workers
  • National Association of Social Workers, New Jersey Chapter, Certified Professional Peer Supervisor
  • Elected, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, NASW, New Jersey Chapter
  • New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • New Jersey State Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Member, Academy of Certified Social Workers
  • Member, Register of Clinical Social Workers
  • Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (NASW)
  • Board-Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (ABECSW)
  • Silva Graduate 1989, New York City
  • Silva Graduate 2000, New York City
  • The Sedona Method, Graduate, Sedona Training Associates, Sedona, Arizona
  • Quantum Leap (2010-2011), T. Harv Eker, Millionaire Mind/Peak Potentials, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada
  • Certified Professional Coach, Grow Training Institute, San Diego, California
  • Member, International Coach Federation
  • Continuing Education for more than 25 years

morissaMorrisa Drobnick, LCSW, Co-Director of the Mars & Venus Counseling Center in Bergen County and Northern New Jersey is personally trained, licensed, and appointed by Dr. John Gray (best-selling relationship author of all-time with 16 widely-acclaimed books).

Morrisa Drobnick, LCSW, is the Co-Director of the Mars & Venus Counseling Center in Bergen County and Northern New Jersey. Morrisa has been in private practice as a counselor/psychotherapist for over 20 years. Prior to that, she has held numerous staff positions at a Bergen County Community Mental Health Center and at a New York City home healthcare company.

Morrisa has focused her work with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and bereavement. She is a well-known lecturer, consultant, and supervisor in this field. She has lead several workshops in the area public schools for staff on issues surrounding divorce, terminally ill loved ones, and death.

As a grief and bereavement therapist, Morrisa has an eclectic style of working with her clients. She evaluates the individual and family situation and directs her method of treatment as needed. She believes that people should not be left to grieve alone and in silence. Her work deals with the most commonly felt reactions: shock, anger, denial, guilt, depression, and eventually acceptance and growth.

Morrisa is an expert in the field of children, adolescence, and family counseling. She has contributed her expertise on children and adolescent issues to Bergen County Kids Magazine as a staff writer.

Morrisa lives with her husband, Richard Drobnick, LCSW, DCSW, in Bergen County. They have two grown daughters, Silver and Selena.

Credentials

  • B.A., Sociology and Public Health, William Paterson University
  • M.S.W., Clinical, New York University
  • Co-Founder of Search for Self Inc. Counseling Center
  • Mars & Venus Licensed Counselor
  • Co-Director of Mars & Venus Counseling Center, Teaneck, NJ
  • Graduate, Postgraduate Certification from Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy in New York City
  • Certified trainer for Systematic Training for Effective Parenting
  • Graduate of Grief Recovery Certification Program for Children and Adults
  • Graduate of American Academy of Bereavement Certificate Program
  • Certified School Social Worker
  • Staff writer for Bergen County Kids Magazine, children and adolescent issues
  • New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • New Jersey State Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Workshop Lecturer on grief, bereavement, dramatic loss, and divorce in numerous Bergen County School Districts
  • Continuing Education for more than 20 years

About Us


Richard Drobnick, LCSW, DCSW and Morrisa Drobnick, LCSW, Co-Directors, each received their professional training at New York University. Richard has served Bergen County for more than 25 years and Morrisa for more than 20 years.

Richard is the clinical director for adult, couples, and marriage counseling and Morrisa is the clinical director for children, adolescents, and grief and bereavement. Both are considered among the most experienced and well-respected counselors in Bergen County.

Morrisa and Richard Drobnick have been married for over 20 years, have two grown children, Silver and Selena, and reside in Bergen County.