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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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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Bloomfield, New Jersey

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New Jersey

graduated Teachers College , Columbia University in 1999 with an EdM and MA in Counseling Psychology/Psychology. I worked in a variety of settings, among them partial hospital/IOP, inpatient as well as outpatient settings where I met many great...
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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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Montclair, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Prefer help from a therapist who is also a part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer community? Worried that most therapists will not truly understand you or that you will have to censor yourself in therapy because of the type of...
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Montclair, New Jersey

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New Jersey

“Girl, you got it all together!” That’s what they say. But inside you’re falling apart because you feel so stuck and unhappy. You no longer connect with the person that others see on the outside, because you’re paralyzed on the inside. So...
Shana Spier
LCSW-C
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New Jersey, Maryland

Being a therapist is a very important part of who I am and my life. I care deeply about my work and my patient’s experiences. I believe that when someone feels genuinely cared about, understood, in control, and safe, they can finally begin to...
Heather Feigin
MSW, LCSW
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Passaic, New Jersey

If you are struggling with anxiety, relationship issues, depression, anger, addiction or grief, help is here. I offer a warm, empathic, and supportive environment in which you will gain the clarity, tools and understanding you need to overcome your...
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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...
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Cranford, New Jersey

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New Jersey, New York

I am a clinical psychologist and licensed as a practicing psychologist in New York (016741) and New Jersey (35SI00449700) and I am credentialed by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. I am Level 2 certified in TEAM Therapy and...
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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...
Maggie Vlazny
LCSW, LLC
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Florham Park, New Jersey

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New Jersey

I offer warm, compassionate counseling to both couples and individuals. After graduating from Rutgers University with my MSW, I worked at an agency that served abused women, then opened my private practice. I served a general population with...
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Florham Park, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Dr. Michael C. Zarabi is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist in New Jersey and New York, treating adolescents, adults, and families. He received his doctorate from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at...
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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’m a professionally trained and experienced therapist who specializes in helping people struggling with Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)/trauma. I usually tell...
Renee Welde
LMHC, L.P.C, MS
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Pennsylvania, New Jersey

Hi! How are you? I'm Renee Welde, M.S., LPC, BCC, a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Board Certified Coach, and Retreat Leader, specializing in clients struggling in finding their authentic self, as they move through their Life Transitions....
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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...
Jaime Lauren
DSW, LCSW
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New Providence, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Doctoral educated experienced college counselor and private practitioner offering services for those struggling with issues related to life transitions, gender identity, stress management, depression, anxiety, shame, and adjustment issues. I utilize...
Sara Pasternak
LCSW, MSW
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New Jersey

Education & Training: MSSW from Columbia University Areas of Expertise: Anxiety & related disorders, life transitions, relationship issues Website: sarapasternaklcsw.com About me: In the therapy room, I aim to create a safe & confidential space for...
Davida Joy Rabinowitz
LCSW, LMSW, ACSW
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Passaic Park, New Jersey

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. My private practice is conveniently located in Passaic Park, N.J. With over twenty years of experience , and as a graduate of Rutgers University, I am...
Colleen Gallagher
LMSW/LSW/LCSW supervised
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Fair Lawn, New Jersey

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New York, New Jersey

Your needs are important to me – I’m an empathetic psychotherapist and mind-body health professional who leads with the heart (compassion) and is informed by the head (research). Together we’ll begin by looking at what’s working for you –...
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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New Jersey, New York

Benjamin Meyer
LCSW, LCSW-R
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New Jersey, New York

Do you feel overwhelmed and misunderstood due to a learning difference? Do you wish you could find a therapist who understood your pain? Imagine if you could work with a therapist who not only understands the emotional impact of how you learn, but...

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.