Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Union City, New Jersey

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.


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

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.