The Venn Center Opens In Ridgewood, NJ Offering Psychiatry, Psychology, and Education To Promote Mental Heath And Human Development

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Dr. Wruble launched the Venn Center in 2010 (, expanding his psychiatric practice to bring innovative mental health services to people of all ages—children, teens, adults—at all life stages. He has specific criteria for the services he offers to patients, couples, and families; the services have to empower and educate. The type of treatments you’ll get at the Venn Center take advantage of the brain’s ability to change and put individuals in the driver’s seat of designing the life that they want. Dr. Wruble respects the need to get to the root of a problem to alleviate sources of distress, but is also dedicated to building up people’s strengths.

GROW STRENGTHS TO NAVIGATE LIFE. The Venn Center is designed to provide the conditions under which strengths can grow. The brain has an amazing ability to change. We empower people to make the changes that will help them create the lives they want.

When board certified psychiatrist, Steve Wruble, M.D. went into practice over 15 years ago, he was dedicated to optimizing the brain’s potential to function better. He wanted to help improve the lives of children, adolescents, and adults. And this is the work he continues to love to do. But as his work evolved, he recognized a gap in the services and treatments available to his patients. He identified a need for services that helped people function better in their daily lives, outside of his office, at school, in their families, and at work.

Group Psychotherapy is a specialty therapy offered at the Venn Center. Dr. Wruble is one of the very few psychiatrists offering group psychotherapy, and the number of groups he offers at the Venn Center exceeds the offerings of other private centers for miles around. Group psychotherapy brings people together because they are dealing with an issue they have in common. Sometimes the issue is a mental health problem--depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma. Other groups deal with relationship issues between parents and children, or spouses. Still others focus on a life event—grief, or stage—the transition to adulthood. Working on an issue in a group is different from working one-on-one with a therapist. In a group, you have the opportunity to see how your behaviors and feelings are received by others. You have the opportunity and support to work on yourself in ways that help you get want you want from life.

This fall, the Venn Center offers over 17 groups this fall, including:

  •     Groups for children and teens dealing with ADHD
  •     A Group for parents of children and teens dealing with ADHD
  •     A Grief and Loss Group
  •     Groups for Professionals in Career Transitions
  •     Women's and Men's Groups
  •     Groups for High School Students

Download a printable .pdf of the Venn Center’s Fall 2010 Schedule of Programs at: You’ll also find information about the Venn Center's FREE talks on Cogmed Working Memory Training for ADHD and The New Transition to Adulthood. Find Workshops and Seminars on parenting and more and get information on how to register for Venn Center events and groups.


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