Newark, 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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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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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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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...
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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...
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...
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....
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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
Jaclyn Hunt
MA, BCCS, ACAS
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New Jersey

JACLYN HUNT MA, ACAS, BCCS Welcome! I am a life coach and Advanced Certified Autism Specialist (ACAS) specializing in the Autism and Special Needs population. My desire is to guide you towards a balanced life that brings you both happiness and peace...
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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...
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New Jersey

Hey There!! My name is Lena Suarez-Angelino, and I wanted to take the time to introduce myself and welcome you to my site. Before I start, I would like for you to pat yourself on the back or give yourself a soft hug for taking a massive step towards...
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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...
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...

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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