Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Trenton, New Jersey

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


Avrahom Rosenberg

LCSW
6 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 5 years of experience working as a psycotherapist. I graduated from Fordham University Gradute School of Social Service in 2014. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, time management, self esteem building, anger management, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced intimacy issues and addiction.... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 5 years of experience working as a psycotherapist. I graduated from Fordham University Gradute School of Social Service in 2014. I have worked with clients with a wide range of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

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

Tara Bleakley

MA,LPC
10 years experience
Welcome! I am so glad that you have reached out and decided to take steps to better your life and relationships. I know that it can be very difficult to reach out to someone that you don't know and ask for help. I understand this and will do my best to make you feel comfortable and confident in my ability to help guide you in the right direction. As we begin our initial... Read More
Welcome! I am so glad that you have reached out and decided to take steps to better your life and relationships. I know that it can be very difficult to reach out to someone that you don't know and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Lisa Pringle

LPC,LCADC,NCAC,II
10 years experience
Hello, Welcome to therapy! I am a Professional Mental Health and Licensed Addiction Counselor with 13 years of counseling experience working with people from diverse populations. I believe that people can use the safe space of therapy to generate and cultivate ideas, learn new concepts and decide how they want to incorporate something different into their life. My academic and professional career have trained me to understand The Addictive... Read More
Hello, Welcome to therapy! I am a Professional Mental Health and Licensed Addiction Counselor with 13 years of counseling experience working with people from diverse populations. I believe that people can use the safe space of therapy... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Isiah Lacefield

LPC,ACS,BC-TMH
10 years experience
Hello, My name is Isiah, and I am an Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider. I have over 10 years of clinical experience with mental health strengths and disorders. I have a eclectic approach to counseling which include person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, emotion-focused, and positive psychology strategies. When I am not counseling, I enjoy sharing time with my friends, traveling, and exploring food expeditions! Our prime purpose... Read More
Hello, My name is Isiah, and I am an Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider. I have over 10 years of clinical experience with mental health strengths and disorders. I have... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Erica Gilliams

LPC,ACS
3 years experience
I enjoy working with both adults and teen about issues of self-esteem issues , feeling of depression, anger management skills, and coping with anxiety. I believe that we are all apart of a system and need each other to heal. Therapy is also a partnership with you as the leader. You are the expert in your story. I am just here to help guide your decision-making and emotions. As I... Read More
I enjoy working with both adults and teen about issues of self-esteem issues , feeling of depression, anger management skills, and coping with anxiety. I believe that we are all apart of a system and need each other to... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Lauren Uyeji

LMHC,LPC
6 years experience
Hello, and welcome! Please see the following for information regarding my background, education, clinical experience, and therapeutic approach. I was planted and grown in the Pacific Northwest, moved to Pennsylvania for graduate school, and eventually settled in New Jersey. I am thankful to have this opportunity to provide clinical services for others, and I appreciate the effort you have made to be here. I hold a Master of Arts in Psychology from Temple University and a Bachelor of... Read More
Hello, and welcome! Please see the following for information regarding my background, education, clinical experience, and therapeutic approach. I was planted and grown in the Pacific Northwest, moved to Pennsylvania for graduate school, and eventually settled in New Jersey. I am thankful... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 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

Al-Malik Jenkins

LPC,LCADC
14 years experience
Al-Malik is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Drug and Alcohol Counselor with a unique skill set refined toward counseling and helping others. My work experience ranges from adolescent to adults in outpatient, and residential settings. Al-Malik has over 12 years of experience helping diverse clients with depression, anxiety, intimacy and sex-related concerns and addiction issues. I specialize in working with LGBTQ clients and Athletes. I use a person-centered and... Read More
Al-Malik is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Drug and Alcohol Counselor with a unique skill set refined toward counseling and helping others. My work experience ranges from adolescent to adults in outpatient, and residential settings. ... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:14 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

Margarete Juliana

LMFT
14 years experience
I am an experienced EFT Couple Therapist who has helped numerous couples find a rich, intimate connection that surpassed their hopes. Whether it is an affair, sex addiction, distance and disconnection or open conflict, I can help you both to understand what is threatening the most important adult bond you have, interrupt the cycle and... Read More
I am an experienced EFT Couple Therapist who has helped numerous couples find a rich, intimate connection that surpassed their hopes. Whether it is an affair, sex addiction, distance and disconnection or open conflict, I can help you both to understand what is threatening the most important adult bond you have, interrupt the cycle and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Trenton, New Jersey

Located within driving distance to both New York City and Philadelphia, residents of Trenton, New Jersey, have access to endless amenities. Within the town itself, Trenton boasts a rich sense of American history including a World War II Memorial, Old Barracks Museum and New Jersey State House. The impressive New Jersey State Museum is also situated in the heart of the city.

Trenton is home to approximately 84,964 people according to the 2017 United States Census Bureau. Rated fifth in terms of cities with the lowest cost of living in New Jersey, the city has an overall index of 97. Although commensurate with the national index of 100, Trenton’s cost of living is significantly lower than the average state index of 125. Specifically, the home prices in Trenton are 32 percent lower than the US average.

Regardless of the countless amenities and low cost of living, the population of Trenton is still susceptible to mental health issues. Factors such as unemployment, poverty and crime can take a toll on emotional well-being.

The State of Mental Health in New Jersey

Mental Health America (MHA) is a nonprofit organization that promotes mental health across the United States. According to MHA, New Jersey has the lowest prevalence of mental illness compared to other states. For access to care, however, New Jersey is ranked 27 out of 51 including Washington DC. This suggests that those in need of therapeutic services may have a harder time finding or affording care compared to more than half of the nation.

The New Jersey Department of Health recently added Behavioral Health to the 2017-2020 State Health Improvement Plan based on input from hospital systems and local health departments. Compared to other states, New Jersey has a lower suicide rate but a higher than average frequency of adolescent substance abuse. Nearly 24 percent of those aged 12 or older received treatment for drug abuse in New Jersey versus the national average of 14.1 percent. Substance abuse issues often necessitate specialized therapeutic care.

Unemployment and Poverty Rates in Trenton, New Jersey

The unemployment rate of 9.6 percent in Trenton is double the national average of 4.7 percent. The median household income of $34,412 is significantly lower compared to both the national ($55,322) and state median ($73,702). Consequently, the poverty rate of 27.6 percent is 83 percent higher than the national average of 15.1 percent.

Financial struggles can lead to a host of emotional problems including stress, anxiety and depression. The fear of not being able to afford counseling services due to lack of income or insurance prevents many from seeking support. Although New Jersey has one of the lowest divorce rates in the country at 5.3 percent, arguments over financial responsibilities within a marriage cause great strife. Marriage counseling helps partners improve communication on money and other personal matters.

Crime Statistics in Trenton

Unfortunately, Trenton residents fall victim to crimes at a significantly higher rate than the US average. On a scale from 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime), the national average for property crime is 38.1 and violent crime is 31.1. Property crimes, such as arson, burglary and theft are only marginally higher in Trenton at 41.1. However, the rating for violent crimes is a devastating 91.9 out of 100. This ranking is 462 percent higher than the New Jersey average for reported crimes and 236 percent higher than the national average.

Property crimes against the population of Trenton can have a demoralizing effect on those already strained to make ends meet. Feelings of hopelessness and helplessness compound financial pressure. Victims of violent crimes struggle exponentially more, often suffering from grief, guilt or depression during and after the event. Counseling helps people sort through these complicated emotions and begin the healing process.

Challenges of Finding a Therapist in Trenton, New Jersey

In Trenton, there are local counselors who provide specialized care in the areas of stress and anxiety, depression, career difficulties, trauma and abuse, addictions and other mental health issues. However, some may procrastinate accessing therapeutic care due to financial restraints or difficulties knowing where to start.