New Brunswick, New Jersey Therapists

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

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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...
Jill Barnett Kaufman
LCSW, M.S.W., Divorce Mediator, Divorce Coach, Parent Educator
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New Jersey

Jill Barnett Kaufman, a divorce and co-parenting expert, has over 20 years experience as a licensed therapist, divorce coach, divorce mediator and parent educator. She’s helped hundreds of individuals and families work through the transitions of...
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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...
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...
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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey, New York

Alena Kearney
LCSW, Ph.D.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey

Welcome! I'm Alena, and I'm a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of New Jersey. I have a decade of post-master's experience providing group and individual therapy to adults. I hold a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality Studies, and specialize...
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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

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...
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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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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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...
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Ramsey, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Finding the right therapist can be a long, confusing process. How can you be sure that the person you’re choosing has the right experience or training to effectively help you or your loved ones? As a therapist with a decade’s worth of...
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New Jersey

Cheryl Schnabolk earned her MSW in 2009 from Rutgers School of Social Work. Since that time she has been working with adults, children, and families managing a myriad of social emotional challenges. Her experience working both inpatient and...
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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....
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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...
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...
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Long Beach, New York

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New York, New Jersey

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in New York and New Jersey. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Social Work from New York University, Silver School of Social...
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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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Edison, New Jersey

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New Jersey, New York

As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), I am dedicated to the supporting the well-being of my clients from a Christian perspective, though I welcome all who seek counseling, regardless of religious background. Whether you’re...
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New Jersey

I am an experienced EFT Couple Therapist who has helped numerous couples find a rich, intimate connection that surpassed their hopes. Whether it is an affair, sex addiction, distance and disconnection or open conflict, I can help you both to...
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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...
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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...
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 New Brunswick, New Jersey

New Brunswick, a city in Middlesex County, New Jersey, is part of the New York metro area and the home of famed Rutgers University. New Brunswick hosted America’s first college football game in 1869 when Rutgers played Princeton.

New Brunswick is better than most cities at engaging mental health resources; however, significant barriers remain. Citizens of the city of New Brunswick are suffering from a lack of integrated mental health care services and access.

Opioid Epidemic

Mental health workers noted that, while alcoholism remained level, abuse of other substances began to rise, beginning with cocaine, a burgeoning problem soon surpassed by opioid abuse. Intervention tools created for treatment clinics stressed teaching staff how to administer Narcan, a medication that reverses opioid effects and can often prevent an overdose. Teaching mental health workers to use Narcan, the antidote to opioid poisoning when administered in time, is as essential as CPR training.

The most recent New Jersey statistics on opioid use reveal that, while opioid prescriptions are decreasing, deaths contributed to general drug overdoses continue to rise. Half of all overdoses in the state were due to fentanyl availability and its analog substances. These synthetic drugs, developed to treat severe pain, are 100 times stronger than heroin or morphine.

A Crisis in Mental Health

Mental Health America releases an annual report ranking each state in the nation based on residents’ ability to access and receive treatment for mental health. For 2019, one of the most alarming aspects of the report is that severe depression in youth has increased across the board, and half of all teens age 11-17 said they think about harming themselves or committing suicide often throughout the week. Of youth with the severe cases of depression—1.7 million young people—were not receiving treatment for their desperate condition.

To put the mental health crisis in perspective, 43 million Americans have a mental health illness, yet almost 60 percent of adults have not received any help. 1 in 5 of all ages screened for mental health problems state they think about suicide every day. New Jersey suicides increased by 19.2 percent according to data from a recent study.

Environmental Concerns and Mental Health

The federal Superfund program prioritizes cleanups of hazardous chemically contaminated sites. New Jersey has more toxic sites than any other state in the nation. The former governor who wrote the Superfund Law said there are so many toxic waste sites in New Jersey, nobody lives very far from them. New Jersey has more places under the federal Superfund program which prioritizes cleanups of hazardous contaminated sites than any other state. There are 115 superfund sites listed at the federal level. In addition, New Jersey has its own list of toxic waste sites numbering in the thousands.

The city of New Brunswick alone has 92 contaminated waste sites. The Passaic River contains Agent Orange, linked to severe psychological and neurological illness.

Mental Health Services Reform

The New Jersey legislature has adopted a plan to consolidate behavioral and physical health programs. Their goal is to integrate healthcare services. The Department of Health now governs the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. The process of combining forces will enable facilities to treat mental illness, physical illness and substance addiction administered in shared spaces. These measures will eliminate unnecessary barriers to psychological and physical health care.

The reformed Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services is one of the largest departments in the New Jersey State government, with 4,300 employees and an administrative budget of $1.6 billion. DMHAS runs four psychiatric hospitals, as well as an extensive network of community services across the state.

Patient-Centered System of Care

A health advisory committee proposes systematic patient care for prevention, treatment and health recovery. Proponents believe the integration of treatment will significantly advance health care opportunities for New Jersey. Not everyone agrees. Those advocating for the disabled and mentally ill warn that a shift to DMHAS would potentially cause problems. The impact on community providers could be harsh; they are already coping with changes in how the state reimburses them for Medicaid service.

Help is available for residents of New Brunswick

There is help for finding treatment of mental illness.  E-Counseling’s directory can help New Brunswick residents locate the type and area of professional mental health treatment they desire for themselves or their loved ones. Hope is available for those suffering from mental illness.