Therapists in Newark, NJ and Nearby Locations

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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...
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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
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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Franklin Township, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey

Debra G. Salzman, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist and is licensed in New Jersey. Dr. Salzman has been at Behavior Therapy Associates, P.A. since 1992. Dr. Salzman has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Gemma Nastasi
Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach
In-Person Sessions:

Red Bank, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey

Gemma Nastasi is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach from the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching as well as an Associate Coach from the International Coaching Federation. She is also certified in holistic nutrition,...
In-Person Sessions:

Long Beach, New York

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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Princeton, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey

If you're struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or just working through some difficult changes in your life, therapy can give you the skills you need to foster new growth and embrace your strengths. In therapy, you can learn to adjust to the...
Jisun Fisher
Ph.D., MA
In-Person Sessions:

Parsippany, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Davida Joy Rabinowitz
LCSW, LMSW, ACSW
In-Person Sessions:

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...
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New York, New Jersey

**OFFERING ONLINE SESSIONS FOR RESIDENTS OF CT, NJ, and NY** Hello and welcome! My name is Akeera Peterkin (she/her/hers). My clients often describe me as genuine, compassionate, and personable. For me, the therapeutic relationship is an allyship-...
Jaclyn Hunt
MA, BCCS, ACAS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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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...
Jill Barnett Kaufman
LCSW, M.S.W., Divorce Mediator, Divorce Coach, Parent Educator
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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

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...
Rebecca Schulman
Psy.D., BCBA-D
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Somerset, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey

Rebecca K. Schulman, Psy.D., BCBA-D is a licensed psychologist in New Jersey and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the Doctoral level at Behavior Therapy Associates. She is also the Program Director of the HI-STEP® Summer Social Skills Program:...
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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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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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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...
Sara Pasternak
LCSW, MSW
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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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...
Heather Feigin
MSW, LCSW
In-Person Sessions:

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
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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....

Mental Health in Newark, New Jersey

Considered one of the oldest European cities in the United States 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% African American, 34.4% Hispanic, and 13% White. Over 46% of the individuals residing there speak a non-English language and a little over 84% are U.S. citizens.

More than 70% of the residents who are 25 and older in Newark have a high school diploma. Less than 14% 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% have never been married, 32% are currently married, and 7.2% 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 live there. Newark residents only hold about 18% 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% of the local jobs paying $40,000 or more per year were held by Newark residents. The unemployment rate in Newark is 11%, which is 130% higher than the US average.

Poverty in Newark, New Jersey

To date, 28.2% of the population in Newark is living below the poverty line. This is almost 93% higher than the national average. Females between the ages of 25 and 34 are the largest demographic in poverty. Research shows that there is a correlation between mental health and poverty. 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% of Essex County residents 18 and over reported mental illness. Other counties were around 4% as well.

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