Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Jersey City, New Jersey

Find a therapist in Jersey City, New Jersey that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Jersey City to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Avrahom Rosenberg

LCSW
6 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 5 years of experience working as a psycotherapist. I graduated from Fordham University Gradute School of Social Service in 2014. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, time management, self esteem building, anger management, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced intimacy issues and addiction.... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 5 years of experience working as a psycotherapist. I graduated from Fordham University Gradute School of Social Service in 2014. I have worked with clients with a wide range of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Lance Rao

LMHC
10 years experience
Hi! My name is Lance C. Rao. (I check messages every 2 hours and reply several times daily) I was born and raised in New York, NY. I received my BA in philosophy from Fordham University and was accepted into the National Honor Society Phi Sigma Tau. For the last 5 years, I have served as the President of the Palm Beach Fordham Alumni Chapter. I also received my Masters Degree in Mental Health... Read More
Hi! My name is Lance C. Rao. (I check messages every 2 hours and reply several times daily) I was born and raised in New York, NY. I received my BA in philosophy from Fordham University and was accepted... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Tara Bleakley

MA,LPC
10 years experience
Welcome! I am so glad that you have reached out and decided to take steps to better your life and relationships. I know that it can be very difficult to reach out to someone that you don't know and ask for help. I understand this and will do my best to make you feel comfortable and confident in my ability to help guide you in the right direction. As we begin our initial... Read More
Welcome! I am so glad that you have reached out and decided to take steps to better your life and relationships. I know that it can be very difficult to reach out to someone that you don't know and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Lisa Pringle

LPC,LCADC,NCAC,II
10 years experience
Hello, Welcome to therapy! I am a Professional Mental Health and Licensed Addiction Counselor with 13 years of counseling experience working with people from diverse populations. I believe that people can use the safe space of therapy to generate and cultivate ideas, learn new concepts and decide how they want to incorporate something different into their life. My academic and professional career have trained me to understand The Addictive... Read More
Hello, Welcome to therapy! I am a Professional Mental Health and Licensed Addiction Counselor with 13 years of counseling experience working with people from diverse populations. I believe that people can use the safe space of therapy... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Isiah Lacefield

LPC,ACS,BC-TMH
10 years experience
Hello, My name is Isiah, and I am an Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider. I have over 10 years of clinical experience with mental health strengths and disorders. I have a eclectic approach to counseling which include person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, emotion-focused, and positive psychology strategies. When I am not counseling, I enjoy sharing time with my friends, traveling, and exploring food expeditions! Our prime purpose... Read More
Hello, My name is Isiah, and I am an Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider. I have over 10 years of clinical experience with mental health strengths and disorders. I have... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Erica Gilliams

LPC,ACS
3 years experience
I enjoy working with both adults and teen about issues of self-esteem issues , feeling of depression, anger management skills, and coping with anxiety. I believe that we are all apart of a system and need each other to heal. Therapy is also a partnership with you as the leader. You are the expert in your story. I am just here to help guide your decision-making and emotions. As I... Read More
I enjoy working with both adults and teen about issues of self-esteem issues , feeling of depression, anger management skills, and coping with anxiety. I believe that we are all apart of a system and need each other to... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Lauren Uyeji

LMHC,LPC
6 years experience
Hello, and welcome! Please see the following for information regarding my background, education, clinical experience, and therapeutic approach. I was planted and grown in the Pacific Northwest, moved to Pennsylvania for graduate school, and eventually settled in New Jersey. I am thankful to have this opportunity to provide clinical services for others, and I appreciate the effort you have made to be here. I hold a Master of Arts in Psychology from Temple University and a Bachelor of... Read More
Hello, and welcome! Please see the following for information regarding my background, education, clinical experience, and therapeutic approach. I was planted and grown in the Pacific Northwest, moved to Pennsylvania for graduate school, and eventually settled in New Jersey. I am thankful... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Rebekah Shaulis

MA,LPC,NCC
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. Born the eldest of seven children, I have always felt called to be a helper and healer. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children both in individual and group settings. I also have experience working with couples and families. I have worked with members of the military and their families as well. Some clinical issues I have the most experience... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. Born the eldest of seven children, I have always felt called to be a helper and healer. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children both in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Al-Malik Jenkins

LPC,LCADC
14 years experience
Al-Malik is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Drug and Alcohol Counselor with a unique skill set refined toward counseling and helping others. My work experience ranges from adolescent to adults in outpatient, and residential settings. Al-Malik has over 12 years of experience helping diverse clients with depression, anxiety, intimacy and sex-related concerns and addiction issues. I specialize in working with LGBTQ clients and Athletes. I use a person-centered and... Read More
Al-Malik is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Drug and Alcohol Counselor with a unique skill set refined toward counseling and helping others. My work experience ranges from adolescent to adults in outpatient, and residential settings. ... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:14 years

Christine Hannam

MSW,LCSW
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey with over twenty years experience working with various populations. My practice specialties include mental health, addiction, grief, domestic violence and LGBT issues. I strongly believe in the ability for anyone to heal regardless of their experiences and I believe that all individuals are capable of finding their happiness and reaching their goals, whatever they may be. I work from an empowerment perspective... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey with over twenty years experience working with various populations. My practice specialties include mental health, addiction, grief, domestic violence and LGBT issues. I strongly believe in the ability... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

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 percent. 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 in 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.

An Overview of Mental Health in Jersey City, New Jersey

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 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 the more access for citizens to facilities that specialize in treating the mentally ill means a significant reduction in crime. 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 a 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 percent, according to Area Vibes. The state average test score is 43 percent, while the national average is 49 percent. 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 percent 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 percent 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 that 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. There are a number of renowned institutions that 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.

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