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Sunrise over Mountains

Resilience. Introspection. Serenity. Empowerment



Dr. Stephen Scherer founded RISE Psychological Services PLLC in 2018. RISE is an acronym for the values that the practice is built upon: Resilience, Introspection, Serenity, and Empowerment. Dr. Scherer is committed to providing the highest quality therapy via telehealth to individuals residing in New York and New Jersey. Dr. Scherer's therapy practice is dedicated to helping people gain a new understanding of life, develop coping strategies to overcome hardship, and work towards personal growth and resilience. His goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where people can feel empowered to make decisions that positively impact their lives and change their relationship with themselves and the world around them.

Dr. Stephen Scherer, clinical psychologist, therapist

Specializing in Anxiety, Depression, BPD, and PTSD Treatments


Anxiety can be extraordinarily debilitating. Dr. Scherer aims to help individuals manage their anxiety in a safe and supportive environment. Using a range of evidence-based therapies to help clients develop coping strategies, build resilience, and collaboratively explore what it may look like to fully live life outside of the confines of anxiety.


Depression can make everything feel overwhelming and impossible. Dr. Scherer is trained to help individuals manage depression and  improve their overall well-being through a warm, accepting, and collaborative therapy experience. Using a combination of ACT, CBT, and DBT treatments, he works collaboratively with people to help them set goals and develop a plan to achieve them.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma isn't a choice, and its impact can be profound and enduring. Through Prolonged Exposure and acceptance-based therapies, Dr. Scherer will guide you toward understanding and coping with the impact of trauma, rebuilding resilience, and revitalizing your inner strength. Through this evidence-based approach, Dr. Scherer helps you confront and process difficult memories in a safe and controlled environment. This journey leads to building a life  filled with resilience, serenity, and a renewed feeling of empowerment.

BPD Treatment

Borderline personality disorder, or BPD, can be incredibly challenging to mange day-to-day. Emotional extremes, interpersonal conflict or dissatisfaction, feelings of emptiness or uncertainty regarding your identity as a person are just a few of the challenges that someone working to overcome BPD may experience. These challenges can lead to the development of coping strategies that provide short term relief and make life more difficult in the long-term. Using DBT, Dr. Scherer has successfully helped many individuals seeking a way to live a fulfilling life on their terms.

DBT Skills Group

Dr. Scherer is extensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and has been leading DBT skills groups and helping new DBT skills trainers build mastery since 2017.

DBT group is a classroom-like setting where practical skills for managing difficult life situations are taught. Group consists of a leader and co-leader who teach skills and help you apply them to your unique life situations. Group is a weekly experience and is 90 minutes in duration.

Parent Coaching

The saying goes "children are the future." The job of a parent is a difficult one. Raising a child can be both incredibly stressful and the most fulfilling experience in life. Dr. Scherer has worked with countless parents to help them manage delicate home situations and forge new bonds with their children in ways that help build closeness, familial resilience, and parental empowerment.

Clinical Supervision

Dr. Scherer has a passion for teaching and collaborating students and other professionals. Since 2018, he has been working with therapists across all domains of practice (MSWs, MHCs, psychology interns, and doctoral fellows) to build their clinical skills and professional identity to better serve the community and ensure their success. Reach out if you are interested in overcoming professional challenges, gain new levels of work-life balance, and master clinical skills necessary for building resilience, introspection, serenity, and empowerment. Supervision for licensure is available only in New York at this time.

Telehealth Therapy

Life can be busy and unpredictable. Dr. Scherer exclusively offers telehealth therapy. With telehealth therapy, clients can receive the support they need from the comfort of their own home. A secure and confidential platform ensures that privacy and safety are secured while also enabling therapy to happen any time and any where. Click the learn more button below to explore different treatment options!

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