Therapists in Union City, NJ and Nearby Locations

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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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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
In-Person Sessions:

Morristown, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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....
Rebecca Schulman
Psy.D., BCBA-D
In-Person Sessions:

Somerset, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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:...
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...
Nicole Digironimo
LPC, Ph.D.
In-Person Sessions:

Neptune City, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Michael Selbst
Ph.D., BCBA-D
In-Person Sessions:

Franklin Township, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Michael C. Selbst, Ph.D., BCBA-D is the Executive Director of Behavior Therapy Associates. He is a Licensed Psychologist in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Certified School Psychologist, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the Doctoral level. Dr....
In-Person Sessions:

Tinton Falls, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey

Many leaders and high performers share a deep sense of isolation. People expect you to be top-level, on your game. You are the reliable, motivated, strong person. And this is all wonderful, because this is just how you want it. And it is true. But...
In-Person Sessions:

Montclair, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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Short Hills, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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 certified in TEAM Therapy and...
In-Person Sessions:

Westwood, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Colleen Gallagher
LMSW/LSW/LCSW supervised
In-Person Sessions:

Fair Lawn, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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 –...
Sara Pasternak
LCSW, MSW
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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Manalapan Township, New Jersey

Professional Accomplishments/Awards Chairman – International Hypnosis Federation Medical & Dental Division Chairman – Professional Board of Hypnotherapy (Canada) Medical & Dental Division Director – Association of Professionals for the...
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Ridgewood, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Gemma Nastasi
Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach
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Red Bank, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey

Gemma Nastasi is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach from the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching as well as an Associate Coach from the International Coaching Federation. She is also certified in holistic nutrition,...
Jaime Lauren
DSW, LCSW
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New Providence, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey

Doctoral educated experienced college counselor and private practitioner offering services for those struggling with issues related to life transitions, gender identity, stress management, depression, anxiety, shame, and adjustment issues. I utilize...
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Lawrence Township, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Jaclyn Hunt
MA, BCCS, ACAS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey

JACLYN HUNT MA, ACAS, BCCS Welcome! I am a life coach and Advanced Certified Autism Specialist (ACAS) specializing in the Autism and Special Needs population. My desire is to guide you towards a balanced life that brings you both happiness and peace...
Shana Spier
LCSW-C
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Jill Barnett Kaufman
LCSW, M.S.W., Divorce Mediator, Divorce Coach, Parent Educator
Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey

Jill Barnett Kaufman, a divorce and co-parenting expert, has over 20 years experience as a licensed therapist, divorce coach, divorce mediator and parent educator. She’s helped hundreds of individuals and families work through the transitions of...
In-Person Sessions:

Montclair, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...

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 who 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 into the area can provide a boost to the economy. However, if development is not done thoughtfully, 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 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.