Union City, New Jersey Therapists

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

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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...
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....
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...
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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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...
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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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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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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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...
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 –...
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...
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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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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...
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...
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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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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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New Jersey, New York

Jennifer Burleson, LCSW has been providing mental health services in the greater New York/Northern New Jersey area since 2007, and she founded South Orange Blossoms in 2016. She specializes in treating mood and anxiety issues in pregnancy 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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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...

An Overview of Mental Health in Union City, New Jersey

Union City’s nicknames reflect its heritage. “Havana on the Hudson” comes from the waves of Cuban immigrants that settled there after fleeing Communist Cuba in the last fifty years. “The Embroidery Capital of the World,” on the other hand is a relic of the city’s past as home to textile factories and warehouses. The city is slowly transforming, as relatively affordable housing located just 10 to 30 minutes away from Port Authority in Manhattan is attracting millennials and families alike. The city of 70,387 still retains its humble roots, with the majority of the population identifying as Hispanic. For its relatively small size, the city has a few parks, decent public schools and some of the best views of New York City’s skyline.

Mental Health in Union City

There are some unique situations facing Union City. Despite being a relatively tight-knit community, residents may find they need additional support.

  • Difficulty Adapting to a New Country: 77% of the residents in Union City speak Spanish as a native language. While the community in Union City is supportive, assimilating to a new country can be difficult.
  • Poverty: 23% of Union City’s residents live in poverty. This can have a myriad of health effects which are often left untreated as families try to make ends meet.
  • Chronic Health Issues: A New Jersey Health Matters Initiative highlighted poor management of chronic illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and sexually transmitted infections as being a major concern in Hudson County. Managing these illnesses or caregiving for those who are affected can lead to mental health difficulties.
  • Teen Mothers: The health initiative also reported that the rate of teen mothers is nearly twice that of New Jersey. This situation can lead to complicated physical and mental health issues.
  • Gentrification: Fixing up old homes and buildings to accommodate new residents moving in to the area can provide a boost to the economy. However, if development is not done in a thoughtful way, it can push out long-time residents and store owners. These potential changes could be sources of conflict and stress.
  • Suicide: Suicide rates are rising across the US. Hudson County is following a similar trend. Mental health services may be able to help those who are struggling with suicidal thoughts or who have a loved one who has died by suicide.

The Challenge of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Union City

New Jersey ranks relatively high as compared to other US states when it comes to providing mental health services for those with a mental illness. However, the ratio of mental health providers in Hudson County is the worst in the state. Not only is there a lack of providers, but many residents are likely to face financial obstacles to obtaining care. 30.3% of residents lack health insurance, and mental health services can be expensive.

Language may also be a hurdle. Even if individuals speak English as a second language, therapy is usually most effective when conducted in a native language.

Non-traditional means of therapy may be able to address both the financial and language barriers to care. Mobile therapy, such as text, phone and online services, may be more affordable and may have a wider range of care providers. Non-profits and community groups may offer payment solutions or free services to residents who qualify.

Mental Health Resources in Union City

Despite these challenging statistics, there are mental health services available to those who live in Union City. Several licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors and licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselors work with clients in the area. Some speak Spanish as well as English which is helpful for the mostly Spanish speaking population.

These counselors have worked in a variety of settings with wide-ranging challenges, symptoms and diagnoses. They have helped people dealing with substance abuse, anxiety, trauma, post-traumatic stress, depression, domestic violence, bipolar, anger management, co-dependency, family conflicts and relationship issues. They draw from a range of methods including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, internal family systems and more.

Find a Therapist in Union City

Union City area residents who want to connect with a qualified mental health professional should check out E-Counseling’s online therapist directory. The professionals included in the list have the experience and knowledge to help anyone who needs a little extra support.