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Ryan Paolicelli
Counselor, LAC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hey there, I'm Ryan! Life is full of ups and downs, situations that can really tug at our emotions and shape the way we think and act. Sometimes, these situations throw us off balance and lead to symptoms that disrupt our daily routines. But here's the good news: through a blend of supportive counseling and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), we can work together to steer these changes in a positive direction. CBT is a powerful tool that helps us reframe our thoughts and behaviors for a healthier mindset and lifestyle.
Hey there, I'm Ryan! Life is full of ups and downs, situations that can really tug at our emotions and shape the way we think and act. Sometimes, these situations throw us off balance and lead to symptoms that disrupt our daily routines. But here's the good news: through a blend of supportive counseling and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), we can work together to steer these changes in a positive direction. CBT is a powerful tool that helps us reframe our thoughts and behaviors for a healthier mindset and lifestyle.
(609) 745-1546 View (609) 745-1546
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Mackenzie Rice
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Stafford Township, NJ 08050  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I understand that embarking on a therapeutic journey can be both courageous and vulnerable. My commitment to you is rooted in collaboration, respect, transparency, and a deep belief in your capacity for healing and growth. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you can openly explore your thoughts and feelings.
As a therapist, I understand that embarking on a therapeutic journey can be both courageous and vulnerable. My commitment to you is rooted in collaboration, respect, transparency, and a deep belief in your capacity for healing and growth. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you can openly explore your thoughts and feelings.
(732) 250-0725 View (732) 250-0725
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The New Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy,
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, CCMHC
Verified Verified
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Not accepting new clients
Unfortunately, I am unable to accept new clients at this time. In therapy, I will work with you to help you identify your stressors, and achieve your goals. Through my continuing education, I am constantly updating my knowledge of new theories and techniques to help my clients improve their lives. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Doctorate in Psychological Counseling. I am an NBCC board certified clinical mental health counselor, and have a diplomate in trauma treatment from the American Mental Health Counselors Association, as well s a diplomate from the National Board of Clinical Hypnotherapists.
Unfortunately, I am unable to accept new clients at this time. In therapy, I will work with you to help you identify your stressors, and achieve your goals. Through my continuing education, I am constantly updating my knowledge of new theories and techniques to help my clients improve their lives. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Doctorate in Psychological Counseling. I am an NBCC board certified clinical mental health counselor, and have a diplomate in trauma treatment from the American Mental Health Counselors Association, as well s a diplomate from the National Board of Clinical Hypnotherapists.
(609) 325-2093 View (609) 325-2093
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Judith Alfano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Many of my clients find me because they are suffering with the effects of anxiety, deep grief or unresolved trauma and pain. They are tired of repeating old patterns and want to go deeper into the work of self-discovery, desire an approach that integrates spirituality with therapy, or want to explore integrative approaches to trauma/story work.
Many of my clients find me because they are suffering with the effects of anxiety, deep grief or unresolved trauma and pain. They are tired of repeating old patterns and want to go deeper into the work of self-discovery, desire an approach that integrates spirituality with therapy, or want to explore integrative approaches to trauma/story work.
(732) 823-6465 View (732) 823-6465
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Jaime Ann Barilla
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Life can be extremely busy and trying at times, especially now with all of the sudden stressful changes in our lives, and we can feel as though we have too many roles to fill at once. This can create anxiety, depression, stress, and family issues. Having someone to help work through these difficulties can be extremely beneficial. I have much experience with various populations and age groups and provide my services in your home, as that is where people feel most comfortable and that is where many of life's challenges occur.
Life can be extremely busy and trying at times, especially now with all of the sudden stressful changes in our lives, and we can feel as though we have too many roles to fill at once. This can create anxiety, depression, stress, and family issues. Having someone to help work through these difficulties can be extremely beneficial. I have much experience with various populations and age groups and provide my services in your home, as that is where people feel most comfortable and that is where many of life's challenges occur.
(732) 766-0785 View (732) 766-0785
Phyllis J. Cox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
I am a caring and compassionate licensed clinical Social Worker with 30 years of experience located in Southern Ocean County NJ. I have a varied expertise and have practiced counseling and psychotherapy. I have had the opportunity to assist clients with issues such as depression, anxiety disorders including PTSD, elder issues, women and sexual abuse issues, and grief issues. I am a trained clinician in EMDR. I would consider a sliding scale.
I am a caring and compassionate licensed clinical Social Worker with 30 years of experience located in Southern Ocean County NJ. I have a varied expertise and have practiced counseling and psychotherapy. I have had the opportunity to assist clients with issues such as depression, anxiety disorders including PTSD, elder issues, women and sexual abuse issues, and grief issues. I am a trained clinician in EMDR. I would consider a sliding scale.
(609) 318-3116 View (609) 318-3116
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Shannon Szymanski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor dedicated to assisting individuals improve upon their wellness by gaining emotional awareness and insight, while also identifying and implementing coping skills. I have worked in the mental health field in various settings for 9 years, such as community mental health agencies as well as a psychiatric crisis setting. For the past three years, I have worked in private practice. I provide individual counseling to pre-teens, adolescents and adults.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor dedicated to assisting individuals improve upon their wellness by gaining emotional awareness and insight, while also identifying and implementing coping skills. I have worked in the mental health field in various settings for 9 years, such as community mental health agencies as well as a psychiatric crisis setting. For the past three years, I have worked in private practice. I provide individual counseling to pre-teens, adolescents and adults.
(609) 528-2769 View (609) 528-2769
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Awake Therapy
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Stafford Township, NJ 08050  (Online Only)
Counselor client relationship, that seeks to work together to aid client through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Counselor client relationship, that seeks to work together to aid client through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(609) 604-7330 View (609) 604-7330
Inner Strength Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, NCC, SAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Making change is a big part of counseling. In order to make change there needs to be motivation and with that motivation comes strength. Whether a client is experiencing anxiety, depression, abuse, crisis, conflict, behavioral issues, substance use, etc., it is important to find the inner strength each person has and use that to their advantage. Let our team help you find your inner strength! We have therapists on staff trained in EMDR and Sand Tray Therapy.
Making change is a big part of counseling. In order to make change there needs to be motivation and with that motivation comes strength. Whether a client is experiencing anxiety, depression, abuse, crisis, conflict, behavioral issues, substance use, etc., it is important to find the inner strength each person has and use that to their advantage. Let our team help you find your inner strength! We have therapists on staff trained in EMDR and Sand Tray Therapy.
(732) 250-0725 View (732) 250-0725
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John Badger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
I help people with a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma, relationship problems, self-esteem, and more.
I help people with a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma, relationship problems, self-esteem, and more.
(609) 451-3869 View (609) 451-3869
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Meghan L Delaney
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
When one experiences trauma, it is possible that how they relate to others may change. I strongly believe that relationships; how we relate and interact with others, is the cornerstone of healthy living. What is left unresolved from one's history or childhood often finds its way into the relationships one has in the present. As a family therapist, I spend my time supporting individuals and families in exploring these past experiences that have made them into who they are now, allowing them to move forward and live a healthy lifestyle.
When one experiences trauma, it is possible that how they relate to others may change. I strongly believe that relationships; how we relate and interact with others, is the cornerstone of healthy living. What is left unresolved from one's history or childhood often finds its way into the relationships one has in the present. As a family therapist, I spend my time supporting individuals and families in exploring these past experiences that have made them into who they are now, allowing them to move forward and live a healthy lifestyle.
(609) 469-3685 View (609) 469-3685
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Amanda Paige Elker England
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Hello! What a brave decision to find a therapist who can help guide you in achieving your specific goals, needs, & problem-solve issues with you. If you are looking for assistance in changing things in your life, then you've already accomplished one of the hardest parts: deciding to do something about it! It's hard to tell if I'm "the right fit" over the computer, but if you are willing to do the honest & sometimes uncomfortable work for yourself, change is possible & could mean I'm the therapist for you.
Hello! What a brave decision to find a therapist who can help guide you in achieving your specific goals, needs, & problem-solve issues with you. If you are looking for assistance in changing things in your life, then you've already accomplished one of the hardest parts: deciding to do something about it! It's hard to tell if I'm "the right fit" over the computer, but if you are willing to do the honest & sometimes uncomfortable work for yourself, change is possible & could mean I'm the therapist for you.
(856) 502-1819 View (856) 502-1819
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Brooke Sikorski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
H-Hour is for an adult or adolescent willing to explore and examine their most challenging thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This is for anyone who wants to put a stop to feeling out of control, lost, or struggling with life and is prepared to write, build, and act out a better story for themselves and those they are closest to.
H-Hour is for an adult or adolescent willing to explore and examine their most challenging thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This is for anyone who wants to put a stop to feeling out of control, lost, or struggling with life and is prepared to write, build, and act out a better story for themselves and those they are closest to.
(609) 834-3786 View (609) 834-3786
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Live Well Psychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manahawkin, NJ 08050  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
At Live Well Psychological Services LLC I strive to provide comfort and optimism to those seeking mental health care. I understand that starting therapy can sometimes be an overwhelming process, one that can add stress to complex situations. Whatever the problem you are seeking care for, I will do my best to help.
At Live Well Psychological Services LLC I strive to provide comfort and optimism to those seeking mental health care. I understand that starting therapy can sometimes be an overwhelming process, one that can add stress to complex situations. Whatever the problem you are seeking care for, I will do my best to help.
(609) 770-4299 View (609) 770-4299
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Rise Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
“Wellness” means something different to everyone. Mental and emotional wellness are key to living a healthy, happy life. My approach to therapy combines traditional methodologies with components of mindfulness & breath work. Using a client-centered yet eclectic approach, I believe in the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship in a safe, comfortable environment. The therapeutic process is a personal & individualized one, and as such this allows me to meet you in the present while being a catalyst through your change process.
“Wellness” means something different to everyone. Mental and emotional wellness are key to living a healthy, happy life. My approach to therapy combines traditional methodologies with components of mindfulness & breath work. Using a client-centered yet eclectic approach, I believe in the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship in a safe, comfortable environment. The therapeutic process is a personal & individualized one, and as such this allows me to meet you in the present while being a catalyst through your change process.
(609) 804-5859 View (609) 804-5859
Photo of Rob Zacchia, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Rob Zacchia
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Manahawkin, NJ 08050  (Online Only)
You've taken a huge step to building a better you by searching for the right therapist for yourself! I am happy to learn more about your unique challenges and aims, and how I can help you become a better you. We will work together to have you identify goals you want to achieve and make a game plan on how to get there. Together we can improve your mental health. I know you can make the type of progress you're looking for.
You've taken a huge step to building a better you by searching for the right therapist for yourself! I am happy to learn more about your unique challenges and aims, and how I can help you become a better you. We will work together to have you identify goals you want to achieve and make a game plan on how to get there. Together we can improve your mental health. I know you can make the type of progress you're looking for.
(609) 245-5137 View (609) 245-5137
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Jeanette Glover
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
I believe we are all individuals on a unique journey and mental health treatment should align with that journey. Mental health should be valued just as much as physical well-being. Growing into the best version of ourselves doesn't have to be a difficult and impossible journey, it can be fun and exciting! We all need extra support and guidance sometimes and utilizing therapy is one of the healthiest ways to find that.
I believe we are all individuals on a unique journey and mental health treatment should align with that journey. Mental health should be valued just as much as physical well-being. Growing into the best version of ourselves doesn't have to be a difficult and impossible journey, it can be fun and exciting! We all need extra support and guidance sometimes and utilizing therapy is one of the healthiest ways to find that.
(609) 618-7461 View (609) 618-7461
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Swell Therapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dana Forrest is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker(LCSW) who specializes in providing talk therapy to adolescents and young adults who experience a wide variety of issues. Ages 16-24 offer us a unique opportunity to course correct our lives. We know we're making mistakes, following bad examples, or not getting where we want to go... and most people have not made permanent mistakes yet. Many people go through life thinking they have time to sort it out, they will figure it out later. What's the sense in wasting your own time? Why set up bigger hurdles for later? Take the time NOW to deal with it.
Dana Forrest is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker(LCSW) who specializes in providing talk therapy to adolescents and young adults who experience a wide variety of issues. Ages 16-24 offer us a unique opportunity to course correct our lives. We know we're making mistakes, following bad examples, or not getting where we want to go... and most people have not made permanent mistakes yet. Many people go through life thinking they have time to sort it out, they will figure it out later. What's the sense in wasting your own time? Why set up bigger hurdles for later? Take the time NOW to deal with it.
(609) 913-3372 View (609) 913-3372
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H-hour LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
H-hour is for an adult or adolescent willing to explore and examine their most difficult thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This is for you if you are tired of feeling out of control, lost, or losing at life and prepared to write, build, and act out a better story.
H-hour is for an adult or adolescent willing to explore and examine their most difficult thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This is for you if you are tired of feeling out of control, lost, or losing at life and prepared to write, build, and act out a better story.
(609) 913-3245 View (609) 913-3245
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Davison Therapeutics
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Waitlist for new clients
Are you someone who struggles with anxiety on some level? Does fear and uncertainty seem to run your life or make decisions for you, even if you try to "push through" it? Ever wondered what it would be like to have a caring, dedicated and compassionate mental health professional guide you through not only conquering your fears, but building your sense of empowerment, self-worth and confidence? If this sounds like something that peaks your curiosity, reach out now! I also offer Clinical Supervision for associate licensees in NJ, available in-person and virtual!
Are you someone who struggles with anxiety on some level? Does fear and uncertainty seem to run your life or make decisions for you, even if you try to "push through" it? Ever wondered what it would be like to have a caring, dedicated and compassionate mental health professional guide you through not only conquering your fears, but building your sense of empowerment, self-worth and confidence? If this sounds like something that peaks your curiosity, reach out now! I also offer Clinical Supervision for associate licensees in NJ, available in-person and virtual!
(609) 913-2766 View (609) 913-2766

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 08050

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 08050 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
91% Depression
88% Relationship Issues
81% Self Esteem
74% Family Conflict
74% Coping Skills
67% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
69% Cigna and Evernorth
67% Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield

How Therapists in 08050 see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 08050?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.