Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Newark, New Jersey

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


June Young

LCSW
3 years experience
Are you feeling lost? Have you felt dissatisfied with things in your life lately? Do you feel like you are just existing instead of living? Or perhaps you have recently suffered a loss or unexpected major life change. I know that's an uncomfortable place to be. I would really like the opportunity to sit down and talk with you to see how we can work together to improve things and help you create a life... Read More
Are you feeling lost? Have you felt dissatisfied with things in your life lately? Do you feel like you are just existing instead of living? Or perhaps you have recently suffered a loss or unexpected major life change. I know... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Vanessa Reiser

LCSW
3 years experience
Hi! My name is Vanessa Reiser. I am a solution-focused psychotherapist, practicing in Allendale, NJ, whose goal is to help adolescents, teenagers and adults uncover their true potential and move forward with confidence toward all of their goals. I specialize in working with individuals, couples and groups focusing on the treatment of anxiety, depression, PTSD (trauma), grief/loss, eating disorders, marriage or interpersonal relationship problems, alcohol or drug abuse, academic pressure/problems, peer pressure,... Read More
Hi! My name is Vanessa Reiser. I am a solution-focused psychotherapist, practicing in Allendale, NJ, whose goal is to help adolescents, teenagers and adults uncover their true potential and move forward with confidence toward all of their goals.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Samantha Steiger

MSW, LCSW
9 years experience
My name is Samantha Steiger and I am a licensed clinical social worker with several years of experience . I specialize in substance use disorders, anxiety/depression, self-esteem issues, eating disorders and trauma though treat a wide variety of symptoms and diagnoses. I use a client-centered approach and believe compassion and empathy are crucial in establishing a therapeutic relationship. I have an exceptionally non-judgmental approach in my counseling. My goal is to help you... Read More
My name is Samantha Steiger and I am a licensed clinical social worker with several years of experience . I specialize in substance use disorders, anxiety/depression, self-esteem issues, eating disorders and trauma though treat a wide variety of symptoms... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Kristy Mathews

LPC, NCC, MS
3 years experience
Welcome! My name is Kristy Mathews and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey. With about four years of clinical experience and over 10 years of experience providing services to individuals and families that are impacted by mental health. I have developed the skills and knowledge that are most beneficial for those that seek to experience ongoing personal growth, fulfilling relationships, academic and career achievement, and wellness of the body and mind. In... Read More
Welcome! My name is Kristy Mathews and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey. With about four years of clinical experience and over 10 years of experience providing services to individuals and families that are impacted by mental... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Jourdan Travers

LCSW, MSW
5 years experience
Jourdan Travers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New Jersey. She received her MSW from The University of Maryland and her B.A. in psychology from California State University Northridge. She is trained in CBT, DBT, Trauma-Informed Care, mindfulness, and psycho-education. She has previously worked at Promises Treatment Center in Malibu, California, and the Lindner Center of Hope in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has hands-on experience working with a range of patients, including... Read More
Jourdan Travers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New Jersey. She received her MSW from The University of Maryland and her B.A. in psychology from California State University Northridge. She is trained in CBT, DBT, Trauma-Informed... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Stacy Morales

MA, LPC
3 years experience
Welcome! I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with you! You have taken the first step in a journey that can sometimes be intimidating, so you should be proud of yourself. I think you will find that I am very easy to talk to and eager to help you with whatever struggles you are facing. Here is a little bit about me and what you can expect from our sessions: I... Read More
Welcome! I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with you! You have taken the first step in a journey that can sometimes be intimidating, so you should be proud of yourself. I think you will find... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Stephaney Blackwood

LCSW
3 years experience
Therapy can be intimidating and finding the "right" therapist can be a difficult process. I believe that seeking psychotherapy is a step towards implementing change and wellness in one's life. I truly care about my patients and I work collaboratively with them to improve the quality of their lives, self-awareness and forming connections. I pride myself in being accommodating, compassionate, engaging, strength based and culturally competent practioner. I have experience working with many people of... Read More
Therapy can be intimidating and finding the "right" therapist can be a difficult process. I believe that seeking psychotherapy is a step towards implementing change and wellness in one's life. I truly care about my patients and I work collaboratively... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Barbara Oliveri

LCSW
5 years experience
Hello and welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Barbara Oliveri and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of New Jersey. I received my masters degree from NYU with an emphasis in clinical social work practice. I received my Bachelors Degree from Montclair State University in Psychology with a Minor in Communication Studies. I have been working as a hospital social worker for the last 5 years, with a focus in... Read More
Hello and welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Barbara Oliveri and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of New Jersey. I received my masters degree from NYU with an emphasis in clinical social work practice.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Erin Yurchenko

MA, EdS, LPC
12 years experience
I am a professional counselor, licensed in both New York and New Jersey. I hold a Master of Arts and Education Specialist degree in Professional Counseling. I have been working with individuals and families for over 8 years now in a variety of mental health settings. With each client, I utilize a strength-based, humanistic counseling perspective to help empower you to meet your goals, overcome any struggles you might be experiencing, and solve problems in... Read More
I am a professional counselor, licensed in both New York and New Jersey. I hold a Master of Arts and Education Specialist degree in Professional Counseling. I have been working with individuals and families for over 8 years now in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Patti Kousoulis

MA, MBA, LPC
8 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) with MA and EdS degrees in Counseling as well as an MBA. I am also certified as a NJ School Counselor and a Disaster Response Crisis Counselor (DRCC). I have worked as a counselor, therapist, supervisor, and director for non-profit mental health agencies and I am also an EMT so I have a foundational medical background and familiarity with stressful situations. After... Read More
Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) with MA and EdS degrees in Counseling as well as an MBA. I am also certified as a NJ School Counselor and a Disaster Response Crisis Counselor (DRCC).... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

The State of Mental Health in Newark, New Jersey

Considered one of the oldest European cities in the United States and the largest city in all of New Jersey is Newark. According to city-data.com, 281,770 people resided in Newark in 2016, with most individuals being between the ages of 25 and 44.  Newark is known for having one of the busiest airports in the US and is home to the oldest county park in the nation. In addition, several big business headquarters are there including Panasonic, Prudential, and Audible.com.

Newark, New Jersey Demographic Information

The median household income in Newark is $31,300, which is significantly lower than the median household income for the entire state ($76,126). The population is 48.7 percent African American, 34.4 percent Hispanic, and 13 percent White. Over 46 percent of the individuals residing there speak a non-English language and a little over 84 percent are U.S. citizens.

More than 70 percent of the residents that are 25 and older in Newark have a high school diploma. Less than 14 percent have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. The largest universities in Newark are Rutgers University – Newark, Jersey Institute of Technology, and Essex County College.

Data also shows that 51.4 percent have never been married, 32 percent are currently married, and 7.2 percent are divorced. In 2016, New Jersey had the fourth lowest divorce rate in the United States.

Working in Newark, New Jersey

Newark’s economy employs 114,808 people. Although residential and commercial buildings are starting to grow downtown and the city is starting to become a major tech hub, most of the individuals working in Newark don’t actually live there. In fact, Newark residents only hold about 18 percent of all the jobs in the city, which is a little over 24,000 people. The most common jobs held by Newark residents are administrative, sales, and transportation. In 2014, only 10 percent of the local jobs paying $40,000 or more per year were held by Newark residents. The unemployment rate in Newark is 11 percent,  which is 130 percent higher than the US average.

Poverty in Newark, New Jersey

To date, 28.2 percent of the population in Newark is living below the poverty line. This is almost 93 percent higher that the national average. Females between the ages of 25 and 34 are the largest demographic in poverty. Research shows that there is definitely a correlation between mental health and poverty. In fact, the rate of adults with a mental illness is highest among those with family income below the Federal poverty line. In many cases, poverty exacerbates mental illness and can lead to serious thoughts of suicide.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Newark, New Jersey

Data shows that there are 172 health professionals for every 100,000 people in Newark. Between 2010 and 2012, 3.8 percent of Essex County residents 18 and over reported mental illness. Other counties were around 4 percent as well.

Between 2012 and 2014, 12 percent of Essex County adults reported using illicit drugs in the last 30 days, which is higher than the national average of 10 percent. Unfortunately, when it comes to mental health and substance abuse, the data only reflects those that reported it.

Seeking Help

There are a few different options for individuals in Newark seeking mental health services. Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care provides clinical care and treatment to those in need. The New Jersey Department of Health also shares a listing of providers in the area for those looking for services.

Data shows that residents 6 to 17 years of age are the largest age group with healthcare coverage in Essex County. Residents between the ages of 25 and 34 are the largest age group without health insurance, which may suggest that they are less likely to seek mental health treatment.

While mental health problems do not appear to be exuberant in Newark, that doesn’t mean that a problem doesn’t exist. Many ethnic groups are reluctant to seek treatment due to the stigma associated with mental health services. There are also several non-English speaking individuals in Newark, which may be a barrier to seeking care.

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