Jersey City, New Jersey Therapists

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New Jersey, New York

Hello! We are Online Virtual Counselors, a group practice whose providers have over a combined 150 years of experience. We offer online therapy and psychological support in English and Spanish to clients living in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, DC,...
Ambre Hriso
LCSW, MSW
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New Jersey

Are you having difficulty coping with a life transition or loss? Do you feel alone in your experience, emotions and thoughts? Navigating hardships and challenges can be a difficult journey without the proper guidance and can appear confusing and...
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New Jersey

Welcome to my profile! Are you seeking for someone to help you navigate life's challenges and support your personal growth? Look no further because I am here to assist you. With years of experience specializing in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, I...
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New Jersey

I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2019, and I have experience supporting young adults and adults with concerns such as addictions, substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship/ family issues, and...
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 –...
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Pitman, New Jersey

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New Jersey, Delaware

With over 15 years of experience in counseling, my specialties include, but are not limited to; individual, couples and family therapy. My clients have been those who have been afflicted by addiction, abuse and dysfunction. These can, but are not...
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Princeton, New Jersey

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New Jersey

I am a clinical psychologist and specialize in cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety and related disorders (such as social anxiety, panic, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder and trichotillomania). I also treat many other conditions, such as...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey

Do you feel unlike yourself lately? Have you tried everything you know to do and nothing is working? Are you afraid things may get worse? Anxiety, depression, grief, and insecurity are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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Pennsylvania, New Jersey

I know firsthand what it feels like to struggle - and to free yourself from the inevitable challenges that life brings. When I was twelve years old, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Sadly, after remission, my mother passed away. No amount...
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New Jersey

I earned my undergraduate degree from Excelsior College, and then went on to get a Master’s in Counseling from Nova South Eastern University where I interned in a partial care program for adolescents. I founded and directed an alternative HS for...
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Lawrence Township, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Rikki Bobchin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New Jersey and earned an MSW from Rutgers University in 1996. Rikki specializes in providing evidence-based treatment and has been successfully treating clients with Borderline...
Nicole Digironimo
LPC, Ph.D.
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Neptune City, New Jersey

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New Jersey

My philosophy of therapy and change is that change comes from within. As a therapist, I ask a great deal in asking an individual to change, as change is an incredibly difficult task for everyone. The journey of change requires both the client and...
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Hackettstown, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Children and families need a professional who is understanding, creative, and nurturing. People of all ages can be extremely vulnerable during therapy and require distinct, specialized care tailored to their life experience. For over 15 years, I...
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New Jersey, New York

How we perceive something will directly impact our emotional and behavioral responses. Learning to understand the process of perception will offer ongoing opportunities for an individual to enact change in his or her life. In my practice I draw from...
Cheryl Garodnick
LPC 172, LPC-Supervisor 1, MA, LCADC
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Morristown, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Who are we? Therapy Resources is a group practice where private therapists offer their skills and expertise to help people in need of behavioral health and substance use services. We are located at 25 Lindsley Drive, Suite 203, in Morristown and we...
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...
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New Jersey

I have an MSW from NYU and A BA in Psychology from Rutgers University, graduating with Highest Honors. I am certified in CBT, DBT and Forgiveness Counseling. My training encompasses the full range of CEU offerings. My practice is very interactive...
Christine Lane
LCSW, MSW
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Naples, Florida

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Florida, New Jersey

I am a practicing psychotherapist with 17 years of experience helping individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, grief, self esteem and codependency. I focus on the mind, body and spirit, helping individuals learn and develop important...
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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...
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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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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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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Georgia, New Jersey

I became a social worker because I have a passion for supporting others in learning to operate at their optimal level. I am honored to have the opportunity to provide support to people during challenging times in their lives. I believe change is...

The State of Mental Health in Jersey City, New Jersey

The lively Jersey City, located in northeastern New Jersey, is known for the stunningly beautiful views of places like Manhattan, various islands on the water, and even the Statue of Liberty. The population of Jersey City stands at an estimated 270,753 residents, according to 2017 data from the U.S. Census Bureau. With its fantastically convenient location, it is no wonder more people are moving to the once-small town in droves. Jersey City is experiencing a population surge right now, with an annual growth rate of 9.3%. Unfortunately, that means bad news for the city’s mental health status.

Along with other contributing factors, such as homelessness, substance abuse, crime, and poverty, Jersey City, in addition to the state of New Jersey as a whole, is suffering from a mental health crisis. Never has the rate of diagnosis of mental illnesses been so high amongst those living within the city’s limits. These prognoses range in severity and can refer to anything from generalized anxiety disorder to schizophrenia and dementia. Let’s go over why Jersey City, New Jersey residents are feeling the unforgiving effects of a poor mental health rate and how to find a suitable therapist if you need help.

The unfortunate truth is that Jersey City has a crime problem. Specifically, a violent and property crime problem; both of which are indicative of high rates of substance abuse and other mental illnesses. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Jersey City’s crime rate per 100,000 people is double that of the state average in almost every category, including rape, murder, and robbery. High crime areas and mental illness statistically go together; the more pervasive crime in the area is, the more widespread mental illness is. Studies out of educational organizations like the Brookings Institute tell us that more access for citizens to facilities that specialize in treating the mentally ill means a significant crime reduction. It should be noted that the local government is taking steps to improve accessibility for New Jersians, but results have yet to come to fruition.

A surprising truth that is often overlooked is the influence education has on one’s mental health. There is a strong link between the quality of education one receives and the future of his or her mental health. This means those who receive more premium education (vis-à-vis attending a private school or an A-grade school), will be less likely to be diagnosed with a mental disorder in the future. Sadly, this effect goes both ways; if you are the recipient of poor education (vis-à-vis attending a public school with lower-than-average test scores), then you are much more likely to suffer from a mental illness in the years to come. Schools in Jersey City, New Jersey seldom boast high test scores. The average test score in the city is a comparatively low 32%, according to Area Vibes. The state average test score is 43%, while the national average is 49%. Jersey City’s test scores are far below that of a typical relatively mentally-sound population. These scores are partly responsible for forming a vulnerable demographic.

Another vulnerable demographic that is all too prominent in Jersey City, New Jersey is homeless individuals. Jersey City has the second-highest population of those without a home; these people are either living in shelters or just on the streets, as per a study commissioned by NJCounts. Homelessness has an unfortunate tie to mental illness; over 25% of those on the streets suffer from a severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia, according to the National Coalition for the Homeless.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Jersey City, New Jersey

Access to the proper treatment is crucial if you are diagnosed with a mental illness. Regrettably, a clear majority of those in need of healing will not get the attention that’s required. This problem has largely been blamed on stigma, lack of funding, and a lack of insurance to pay for health care. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 17.4% of those in Jersey City are going through life without health insurance; that’s more than double the national average. Consider the relatively high poverty rate of the area, and it’s a recipe for disaster.

The problem of a lack of suitable care is further exacerbated by the difficulty of finding a therapist. Many times, people who seek counseling are overwhelmed. That’s why it’s best to collect your thoughts, and set clear, achievable goals that you want to reach during your time in therapy. Find out what is troubling you, and how therapy could be beneficial.

Mental Health Resources in Jersey City, New Jersey

As mentioned before, the state of New Jersey has acknowledged the necessity of expanding access to mental health care. Several renowned institutions specialize in providing care to those suffering from mental illnesses. Bridgeway Rehab, for example, offers a wide array of services to Jersey City residents dealing with substance abuse problems. There are also mental health clinics servicing those in the area, as well, like Christ Hospital Psychotherapy Behavioral Health.