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

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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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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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Franklin Township, New Jersey

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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...
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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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...
Jisun Fisher
Ph.D., MA
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Parsippany, New Jersey

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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...
Eva Stark
LPC, MS
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Englewood, New Jersey

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New Jersey

I am a warm and compassionate therapist with over 30 years experience helping people with anxiety, depression, difficulties in relationships, parenting issues, balancing motherhood and career, and separation and loss. My goal is to provide a safe,...
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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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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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Randolph, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Janice Della Badia is an extensively trained life coach and divorce/divorce recovery coach as well as a licensed psychotherapist with 20+ years’ experience. She has been helping people like you accomplish your goal, while managing the day-to-day...
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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...
Maureen Mulvanerton
LCSW, MSW, MA
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Hackettstown, New Jersey

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New Jersey

For over two decades I have provided mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work in 2000 and a Master of Arts degree in Psychology in 1993...
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Princeton, New Jersey

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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...
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Hackettstown, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Professionally, I am an Ivy League educated and seasoned psychotherapist with over 20 years working with adults, adolescents, and children. I hold a Master of Social Work degree with a Concentration in Direct Practice from the University of...
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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...
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Westwood, New Jersey

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New Jersey

I love helping people understand the things that are holding them back. Our work together would identify how past experiences have shaped your approach to life today. In doing this, you can be freed to change the behaviors that prevent you from...
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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...
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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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Brick Township, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Hello. My name is Janice Nardi, and I provide On-Line Counseling to couples and individuals. I have been counseling for 25 years and pretty consistently my work has included 50% couples and 50% individuals. I love my work and I look forward to...
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....

An Overview of Mental Health in Paterson, New Jersey

Mental health. It’s the subject that’s on a lot of people’s minds in Paterson, New Jersey. The great news is that there are plenty of mental health professionals in the area to support the well-being of “Silk City” residents.

Paterson is the largest and county seat of Passaic County, and is the third largest city in New Jersey, in addition to having the second highest population density of any city in the U.S. just behind nearby New York City. 146,000 people are packed into an area slightly less than nine square miles accounting for 17672.05 per square mile.

Known for its diversity, Paterson has a host of attractions including Paterson Great Falls National Historic Park, a natural falls created by the Passaic River found in the heart of the city. A castle is also a commonly visited site. Lambert Castle Museum can be found in the Garret Mountain Reservation.

Mental Health Statistics for Paterson

The overall well-being of a person is a key indicator of fair mental health. Sadly, Paterson has a high incident rating as far as mental health is concerned. An online survey noted that the most pressing community issue in Paterson is mental health itself. Over 50 percent of residents have stated they’ve experienced high anxiety or depression in the past year alone, perhaps further indicated by the high level of substance abuse in the area.

Paterson, and Passaic County are in dire need for more access to mental health professionals. With just 25 professionals in the city, including therapists, counselors and psychiatrists, that equals a population to therapist ratio higher than 5,000:1 – more than 10 times the national threshold. However, because Paterson is located in a heavily populated area, residents may choose to go outside the city limits to find a wide variety of available mental health professionals. All said, substance abuse and the stigma associated with making a call or visiting therapists continue to be barriers to seeking proper mental healthcare aside from financial concerns.

What Makes Paterson Different About Mental Health?

There are numerous factors regarding the state of mental health in Paterson, NJ. Lacking higher paying job opportunities, especially those with health benefits to cover the cost of continued therapy and counseling are among the most cited reasons in Paterson.

A large segment of the population lives at or below the poverty line, with an ever increase in homelessness. Additionally, social stigma prevents many residents from seeking out help as many parts of the population follow stringent religious practices that may lead them to seeking help from a layperson instead of a trained professional.

  • Financial insecurity is a known cause of anxiety, depression and abuse of substances.
  • The median individual income of Paterson is just $16,259 per year. The national average is $28,555.
  • 1 percent of the population lives in poverty.
  • Having traumatic experiences is also known to lead to mental health issues if not treated properly. Paterson has a violent crime rate of 1054 per 100,000 people, making it one of the top 10 most dangerous cities in America.
  • A community survey noted access as the primary reason why people didn’t get help with their mental health issues.
  • Untreated mental illness is the leading cause of suicide in Paterson, with a rate of 4 percent.

Divorce Rate in Paterson New Jersey

Paterson has an average divorce rate in the country at just 7.8 percent. However, such a moderate rate might be because of the relatively high single ratio. 49 percent of the population is single and has never been married. Just over a third of the population is currently married. This may all be indicative of a median age of 33 years old.

The average divorce rates may also come from an abundance of marriage counselors in the area. Thousands of marriage counselors are in the most populated areas of New Jersey, of which Paterson is part of, in addition to the high number of marriage specialists in neighboring New York City.

Mental Health Resources in Paterson

There are currently less than 27 mental health professionals in Paterson New Jersey. That’s roughly one licensed professional per 5,000 people. While New Jersey itself has a high prevalence of mental health issues, the number of counselors available in Paterson is more than 10 times higher than the national minimum threshold.

Challenges of Finding a Mental Health Professional in Paterson

There are roughly 220 mental health providers serving Passaic County and Paterson, NJ and all of them can found easily on the Internet. Directories such as Yelp and Dex offer reviews for each professional, and nearly all come with a high rating. Because of this, it can be hard to decide with therapist is right for you.

Deciding which professional to seek out in Paterson, New Jersey traditionally requires  attending session or two just to see if it’s a good match. Our directory is designed to help you get a better feel for a mental health professional’s education, background, experience and more about who they are as a person. It’s important that you find the right therapist for you, who can guide you though some of life’s more trying moments and help you get back to being the person you want to be.