Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Passaic, New Jersey

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


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

Christy Booze

LCSW
4 years experience
Nice to meet you! My name is Christy Booze and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey. As a social worker, I have been provided the amazing opportunity to provide counseling services to all different populations. I have worked with clients of all ages, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds. I started my career in a residential facility for adolescents with behavioral issues, and eventually branched out to day programs and intensive in-home therapy.... Read More
Nice to meet you! My name is Christy Booze and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey. As a social worker, I have been provided the amazing opportunity to provide counseling services to all different populations. I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 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

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

Mental Health Overview in Passaic, New Jersey

Although the city of Passaic, New Jersey only has a population of 71,247 people, it is the tenth most densely populated city in the United States with over 22,000 people per square mile. The city has an especially large Hispanic population at 73.2 percent. Also, 67.9 percent of the total residents are fluent in Spanish. The southwest section of the city is home to the fastest-growing Orthodox community in New Jersey with several yeshivas, kosher food vendors, and other institutions. Residents enjoy and are employed at several business and shopping centers located on Main Avenue, Broadway, and Main Street. Passaic Park features beautiful Victorian style architecture and the Third Ward Memorial Park.

Passaic is certainly a charming, unique city, but many of its residents are struggling to make ends meet. The median household income is $34,920 which is lower than both the state and national average, and approximately 33.1 percent of people living in the city are in poverty. These statistics, along with other city facts, indicate that the people of Passaic are struggling with mental health concerns and are in need of help with their conditions. Unfortunately, 27 percent of individuals under the age of 65 living in the city do not have health insurance, which means they likely are not receiving the care they need. This overview will inform you on mental health issues specific to Passaic, New Jersey and point you towards resources that will help connect you with a provider in your area.

Effects of Untreated Mental Health Concerns in Passaic

One of the city’s largest issues, along with the rest of Passaic County, is substance abuse. According to a report published by the Department of Human Services in New Jersey, Passaic city had a total of 487 individuals treated for drug or alcohol related issues in 2016. Alcohol was the most abused substance in the city with Heroin following close behind. However, heroin was the substance the most people were treated for in the entire county with 1973 reported admissions. Substance abuse issues often stem from mental health disorders like depression and anxiety and are prevalent among homeless individuals and communities living in poverty.

Although New Jersey as a state has a low suicide rate compared to the rest of the United States, these rates continue to increase. In 2016, the state had a total of 689 suicide deaths. Individuals who do not receive treatment for their mental illnesses are at increased risks of suicide. The risk is especially high among teenagers and young adults since it is a leading cause of death of people aged 10 to 34. The median age of people in Passaic is comparatively very young at 29 years old, which means most residents fall within this age group.

The residents of Passaic also have low high school and college graduation rates. 65.8 percent of residents have graduated from high school and only 15 percent hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher. Mental health issues can have a huge impact on students’ motivation and ability to do well in school. As a result, higher dropout rates are associated with mental health issues. Also, low high school graduation rates are often found among communities where poverty is prevalent. Not graduating from high school or getting a college degree can greatly affect one’s ability to make a living in the future. In fact, there have been many other studies that have linked dropping out of high school with a lower life expectancy and a greater chance of incarceration.

Mental Health Resources in Passaic, New Jersey

Fortunately, there are resources available for people suffering from mental health concerns in Passaic, New Jersey. A few important ones to take note of are:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • NJ Veterans Helpline: 1-866-838-7654
  • Youth Hotline 24 Hours: 1-888-222-2228
  • Mental Health Association in Passaic County: 973-478-4444
  • Joseph’s Hospital
  • Mental Health Clinic of Passaic
  • New Life Recovery Center

Additionally, E-Counseling is a great resource for finding a mental health provider that can work with you on finding relief for your or your loved one’s mental health issues. Their therapist directory includes many therapists with various specialties in Passaic, New Jersey and other cities throughout the United States all on one integrative page to make finding a provider as simple as possible.