Paterson, New Jersey Therapists

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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
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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...
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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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New Jersey

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...
Colleen Gallagher
LMSW/LSW/LCSW supervised
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Fair Lawn, New Jersey

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New York, New Jersey

Your needs are important to me – I’m an empathetic psychotherapist and mind-body health professional who leads with the heart (compassion) and is informed by the head (research). Together we’ll begin by looking at what’s working for you –...
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Pitman, New Jersey

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New Jersey, Delaware

With over 15 years of experience in counseling, my specialties include, but are not limited to; individual, couples and family therapy. My clients have been those who have been afflicted by addiction, abuse and dysfunction. These can, but are not...
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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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New Jersey

Do you feel unlike yourself lately? Have you tried everything you know to do and nothing is working? Are you afraid things may get worse? Anxiety, depression, grief, and insecurity are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we...
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New Jersey

Congratulations, I'm so thrilled that you're taking the very first step in achieving your wellness goals! Together we'll tackle issues like anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, and grief, using your strengths to promote self-compassion, self-care,...
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Pennsylvania, New Jersey

I know firsthand what it feels like to struggle - and to free yourself from the inevitable challenges that life brings. When I was twelve years old, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Sadly, after remission, my mother passed away. No amount...
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New Jersey

I earned my undergraduate degree from Excelsior College, and then went on to get a Master’s in Counseling from Nova South Eastern University where I interned in a partial care program for adolescents. I founded and directed an alternative HS for...
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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...
Nicole Digironimo
LPC, Ph.D.
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Neptune City, New Jersey

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New Jersey

My philosophy of therapy and change is that change comes from within. As a therapist, I ask a great deal in asking an individual to change, as change is an incredibly difficult task for everyone. The journey of change requires both the client and...
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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...
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New Jersey, New York

How we perceive something will directly impact our emotional and behavioral responses. Learning to understand the process of perception will offer ongoing opportunities for an individual to enact change in his or her life. In my practice I draw from...
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...
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...
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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...
Christine Lane
LCSW, MSW
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Naples, Florida

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Florida, New Jersey

I am a practicing psychotherapist with 17 years of experience helping individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, grief, self esteem and codependency. I focus on the mind, body and spirit, helping individuals learn and develop important...
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Morristown, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Ohio State. BSW 1971 Rutgers School of Social Work MSW 1974 Institute for Family Therapy. Monica McGokdrick. Three years post graduate training NJ School Social Worker Certification 1992 NYU Certification in Hospice/Palliative Care. 2003 Practicing...
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...
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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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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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Georgia, New Jersey

I became a social worker because I have a passion for supporting others in learning to operate at their optimal level. I am honored to have the opportunity to provide support to people during challenging times in their lives. I believe change is...

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 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% 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 of 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 seek 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% 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%.

Divorce Rate in Paterson New Jersey

Paterson has an average divorce rate in the country at just 7.8%. However, such a moderate rate might be because of the relatively high single ratio. 49% 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, 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.