East Orange, New Jersey Therapists

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Englewood, New Jersey

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New Jersey, New York

Kimberly Agresta, MSW, LCSW earned her Masters degree in Clinical Social Work at New York University. She interned at the Division of Family Guidance in Hackensack, New Jersey. There Kimberly worked with children of all ages and their families...
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Westwood, New Jersey

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New Jersey

I love helping people understand the things that are holding them back. Our work together would identify how past experiences have shaped your approach to life today. In doing this, you can be freed to change the behaviors that prevent you from...
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Morristown, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Ohio State. BSW 1971 Rutgers School of Social Work MSW 1974 Institute for Family Therapy. Monica McGokdrick. Three years post graduate training NJ School Social Worker Certification 1992 NYU Certification in Hospice/Palliative Care. 2003 Practicing...
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New Jersey

Angry? Fearful and tense? Are you waiting for other shoe to drop? Too sensitive? I am a Transformative therapist and a Success coach. I have 17 years of experience of working with those who want to upgrade their life's quality. Let me help you to...
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Westfield, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Misty A. Shores, MSW, LCSW, CCS, Four Immeasurables Life Practice, LLC "Live life as if it is rigged in your favor." - Rumi I am a Buddhist psychotherapist with a private practice located in Westfield, NJ. I work with children, adolescents, and...
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New Jersey, New York

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and addiction specialist who provides therapy to young adults, adults and seniors. My work focuses on addiction and recovery issues as well as depression, anxiety and life transitions. Over the last 14 years I...
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New Jersey

Working with people to find solutions is what led me to become a therapist. Working together and seeing transformation keeps me passionate about what I do. I believe that answers lie within us, but too often we can not hear the quiet voice of our...
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Lawrence Township, New Jersey

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Pennsylvania, New Jersey

I am a licensed clinical psychologist (Psy.D.) with over 22 years of clinical experience. Personally, I have been involved in a daily meditation practice for over 15 years. After years of conducting psychotherapy, I transitioned to providing...
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New Jersey

Congratulations, I'm so thrilled that you're taking the very first step in achieving your wellness goals! Together we'll tackle issues like anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, and grief, using your strengths to promote self-compassion, self-care,...
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Montclair, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Alexandra graduated with her Bachelors degree at University of Scranton and went on to successfully complete her masters in clinical mental health counseling. Alexandra is a licensed associate counselor (LAC) and is currently completing supervision...
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New Jersey

Help is available and change is possible. Since 2002, I have been assisting individuals with a variety of concerns. I am proficient in the treatment of anxiety, depression, stress management, life transitions and relationship difficulties. My...
Jisun Fisher
Ph.D., MA
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Parsippany, New Jersey

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New Jersey, New York

I hear you - life feels like a constant struggle now. But you're here because you know there's more to your life than feeling like a f*ck-up, out of control, or living behind a mask. When there's so much outside noise, misplaced expectations, and...
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Westwood, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Our team consists of solution-focused therapists. Our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and...
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Brick Township, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Hello. My name is Janice Nardi, and I provide On-Line Counseling to couples and individuals. I have been counseling for 25 years and pretty consistently my work has included 50% couples and 50% individuals. I love my work and I look forward to...
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Cranford, New Jersey

I am a licensed clinical social worker (New Jersey License #44SC04613000) and have been providing mental health services for over 25 years. I earned my master’s degree in social work from Rutgers University and completed my clinical internships at...
Maureen Mulvanerton
LCSW, MSW, MA
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Hackettstown, New Jersey

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New Jersey

For over two decades I have provided mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work in 2000 and a Master of Arts degree in Psychology in 1993...
Rebecca Schulman
Psy.D., BCBA-D
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Somerset, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Rebecca K. Schulman, Psy.D., BCBA-D is a licensed psychologist in New Jersey and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the Doctoral level at Behavior Therapy Associates. She is also the Program Director of the HI-STEP® Summer Social Skills Program:...
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Morristown, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Dr. Scherzer specializes in the treatment of Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, OCD, ASD, Trichotillomania, Specific Phobias, Anxiety and Depression. The first step is to call to schedule an intake at (973)343-6610. In addition to being a psychologist Dr....
Rory Panter
Psy.D.
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Franklin Township, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Rory A. Panter, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist at Behavior Therapy Associates. She has extensive experience providing therapy and evaluation/testing services to children and adolescents and their families, including individuals with a wide range...
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Peapack, New Jersey

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New Jersey

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters in Social Work from Fordham University. I have 20 years of experience working with teenagers, individuals, couples and families. I am trained in EMDR, a technique used to help process and resolve...
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New Jersey, New York

Jennifer Burleson, LCSW has been providing mental health services in the greater New York/Northern New Jersey area since 2007, and she founded South Orange Blossoms in 2016. She specializes in treating mood and anxiety issues in pregnancy and...
Michael Selbst
Ph.D., BCBA-D
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Franklin Township, New Jersey

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New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Michael C. Selbst, Ph.D., BCBA-D is the Executive Director of Behavior Therapy Associates. He is a Licensed Psychologist in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Certified School Psychologist, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the Doctoral level. Dr....
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New Jersey

Hey There!! My name is Lena Suarez-Angelino, and I wanted to take the time to introduce myself and welcome you to my site. Before I start, I would like for you to pat yourself on the back or give yourself a soft hug for taking a massive step towards...
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Hackettstown, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Professionally, I am an Ivy League educated and seasoned psychotherapist with over 20 years working with adults, adolescents, and children. I hold a Master of Social Work degree with a Concentration in Direct Practice from the University of...

An Overview of Mental Health in East Orange, New Jersey

The citizens of East Orange, a city in New Jersey’s Essex county, face numerous challenges socially and economically. The population has seen a decline from 73,552 at the 1990 Census to 69,824 in the 2000 Census. As of 2016, the population was estimated at 64,797. The city’s residents tend to struggle financially, as the estimated median household income of East Orange is $40,561, lower than the median for Essex County ($54,860), the United States ($55,322), and much lower than the median for New Jersey, which was $76,126 as of 2016.

Demographic Data for East Orange, New Jersey

A vast majority of the residents of East Orange, 86.2 percent, identify as black. Residents identifying as Hispanic make up 8.3 percent of the population, while those identifying as white make up 2.3 percent. Male residents make up 48.7 percent of the population, while female residents make up 51.3 percent. The median resident age in East Orange is younger than that for New Jersey: 33.9 years and 39.5 years respectively.

Mental Health Statistics in East Orange, New Jersey

Statewide, New Jersey residents report an average of 3.3 poor mental health days per month, compared with a 3.5 average on a national scale. In Essex County, there are approximately 581 residents for every mental health provider, which is slightly better than the statewide ratio of 623 people for every one mental health provider.

Poor Physical Health Contributes To Poor Mental Health in East Orange, New Jersey

The percentages of Essex County residents with certain health conditions are moderate to high in Essex County:

  • 7 percent of the population has diabetes
  • 7 percent of the population is obese
  • There are 701.9 new diagnoses of chlamydia per 100,000 people each year
  • There are 1,567.3 new diagnoses of HIV per 100,000 people each year

A life-changing diagnosis has the potential to cause or contribute to stress disorders such as anxiety, not only in the patients but their families. These conditions can also have a negative effect on one’s self image.

Other Factors Affecting Mental Health in East Orange, New Jersey

The city of East Orange faces serious challenges that can affect the state of mental health among its residents, as well as their accessibility to mental health services:

  • Poverty: The poverty rate of East Orange is extremely high at 20.2 percent. The largest demographics of people living in poverty in East Orange are African Americans, Hispanics, and females age 25 to 34. It is notable that 9.9 percent of people living in poverty are Hispanic even though Hispanics only make up 8.3 percent of the population.
  • Violent Crime: The rates of homicides and violent crime are extremely high in Essex County, especially as compared with the rest of New Jersey. Essex County has the highest rate of violent crime of any New Jersey county: 681.2 incidences per 100,000 people every year. The homicide rate is 15.4 per 100,000 people.
  • Education: While 5 percent of adult East Orange residents have a high school diploma or better, only 18.8 percent hold a bachelor’s degree or better.
  • Drug Abuse: East Orange had 466 admissions to treatment for substance abuse in 2015, making it number two of the top five municipalities in Essex County for admissions. Of the 466 admissions, 166 were primarily for heroin, while 124 were for marijuana/hashish.

Community Responses and Resources

In areas where there is a lack of treatment resources available, many people with mental health challenges must either rely on emergency treatment at hospitals or else wind up in jail. In 2012, Essex County implemented a program that would steer nonviolent offenders with a mental health issue away from jail. Instead, they would be evaluated and linked with appropriate services within their community if the mental illness was a factor in the commission of the crime. The program was initiated not only to help people obtain the help they need but also as a deterrent to repeat offenses. There is currently no data available as to whether or not it was successful.

The state government of New Jersey maintains a directory of mental health resources, organized by county.