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...
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...
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 –...
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...
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Ridgewood, New Jersey

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New Jersey

I'd hazard to say that all psychotherapists are wounded healers. If their narratives were not written around trauma as the foundational theme, most would have chosen other fields of professional endeavor. Not everyone in the field however has...
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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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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

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...
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...
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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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Westwood, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Our team consists of solution-focused therapists. Our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and...
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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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Ramsey, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Finding the right therapist can be a long, confusing process. How can you be sure that the person you’re choosing has the right experience or training to effectively help you or your loved ones? As a therapist with a decade’s worth of...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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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...
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....
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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...

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.