Photo of Stephanie Martinez, Counselor in 08816, NJ
Stephanie Martinez
Counselor, LAC, NCC
Verified Verified
Are you finding yourself avoiding situations? Missing out on things you used to enjoy? Anxiety can take up a lot of energy and impede life. Therapy can be many things: to explore past events, figure out what is currently going on or where you’d like to be, or it can simply be a safe space where you can express yourself without any judgment. You don’t have to do this alone. Let’s explore this together and restore these aspects. I hold a graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and have supported various populations through challenges.
Are you finding yourself avoiding situations? Missing out on things you used to enjoy? Anxiety can take up a lot of energy and impede life. Therapy can be many things: to explore past events, figure out what is currently going on or where you’d like to be, or it can simply be a safe space where you can express yourself without any judgment. You don’t have to do this alone. Let’s explore this together and restore these aspects. I hold a graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and have supported various populations through challenges.
(732) 845-6880 View (732) 845-6880
One Step at a Time Therapy Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
One Step at a Time Therapy Center (OST) is a group practice offering quality, tailored psychotherapy to children, teens, adults, couples, and families. Our passion is to help all of our clients become the best versions of themselves. We believe in a variety of holistic approaches to self improvement and healing. Visit our website at www.onesteptherapycenter.com to learn more about us!
One Step at a Time Therapy Center (OST) is a group practice offering quality, tailored psychotherapy to children, teens, adults, couples, and families. Our passion is to help all of our clients become the best versions of themselves. We believe in a variety of holistic approaches to self improvement and healing. Visit our website at www.onesteptherapycenter.com to learn more about us!
(732) 538-9645 View (732) 538-9645
Photo of Jennifer Kennedy, Psychologist in 08816, NJ
Jennifer Kennedy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
It's tough to face our fears, but it's even harder to live a life limited by them. I believe that through facing our fears we embark on a thrilling adventure that leads to immense rewards. If you're ready to take that first step and turn your struggles into triumphs and growth, I'm excited to be your ally in this journey. Think of me as a guide who creates a secure space for individuals of all ages to conquer seemingly insurmountable challenges.
It's tough to face our fears, but it's even harder to live a life limited by them. I believe that through facing our fears we embark on a thrilling adventure that leads to immense rewards. If you're ready to take that first step and turn your struggles into triumphs and growth, I'm excited to be your ally in this journey. Think of me as a guide who creates a secure space for individuals of all ages to conquer seemingly insurmountable challenges.
(732) 538-6733 View (732) 538-6733
Photo of Lauren Baghsarian, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08816, NJ
Lauren Baghsarian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
Standing in our truth is one of the most difficult things a person can do and it is one of the most courageous. Congratulations on taking steps on your healing journey. I have focused my therapeutic work on encouraging and validating individuals to discover and "stand in" our authentic selves. No matter what, it is a crucial part of our healing journey. I focus my therapeutic work on Trauma Informed modalities, such as EMDR and TF-CBT, along with customizing treatment based on your individual goals.
Standing in our truth is one of the most difficult things a person can do and it is one of the most courageous. Congratulations on taking steps on your healing journey. I have focused my therapeutic work on encouraging and validating individuals to discover and "stand in" our authentic selves. No matter what, it is a crucial part of our healing journey. I focus my therapeutic work on Trauma Informed modalities, such as EMDR and TF-CBT, along with customizing treatment based on your individual goals.
(732) 838-5498 View (732) 838-5498
Photo of Richard J Bowe, Licensed Professional Counselor in 08816, NJ
Richard J Bowe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCADC, CCS
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
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(732) 333-8098 View (732) 333-8098
Photo of Meir Flancbaum, Psychologist in 08816, NJ
Meir Flancbaum
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hello! I am a clinical psychologist and founder of the Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in East Brunswick, NJ, where I provide therapy, school-based consultations, and professional development workshops focusing on the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with a variety of social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. My treatment approach utilizes research-supported techniques to treat clients according to their individualized needs. Additionally, I collaborate with parents, school personnel, and medical providers, and perform school-based observations when appropriate. I am passionate about helping and strive to provide straightforward feedback, a clear plan, and practical strategies.
Hello! I am a clinical psychologist and founder of the Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in East Brunswick, NJ, where I provide therapy, school-based consultations, and professional development workshops focusing on the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with a variety of social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. My treatment approach utilizes research-supported techniques to treat clients according to their individualized needs. Additionally, I collaborate with parents, school personnel, and medical providers, and perform school-based observations when appropriate. I am passionate about helping and strive to provide straightforward feedback, a clear plan, and practical strategies.
(201) 992-8518 View (201) 992-8518
Photo of Catherine Black, Counselor in 08816, NJ
Catherine Black
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Accepting new clients. My style is to help my clients feel welcome in the counseling session. It is important, my clients feel safe and accepted because talking to someone about your fears, anxieties, and habits can become uncomfortable quickly. As a counselor, my role is to help you overcome this struggle and look past the stigma, so it is apart of your story and you can grow into the best version of you. You are the expert in your life and I am looking forward to working together.
Accepting new clients. My style is to help my clients feel welcome in the counseling session. It is important, my clients feel safe and accepted because talking to someone about your fears, anxieties, and habits can become uncomfortable quickly. As a counselor, my role is to help you overcome this struggle and look past the stigma, so it is apart of your story and you can grow into the best version of you. You are the expert in your life and I am looking forward to working together.
(732) 795-5168 x500 View (732) 795-5168 x500
Photo of Sharon Reilly-Marosy, Licensed Professional Counselor in 08816, NJ
Sharon Reilly-Marosy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCGC
Verified Verified
East Brunswick, NJ 08816  (Online Only)
Have you arrived at a transition in your life that leaves you feeling unsettled, disappointed or depressed? Are you feeling overwhelmed, resentful or stressed because of demands placed on you due to a loved one's changing needs? Are you searching to find meaning or purpose in your life after retirement? Transitions often are accompanied by loss even joyful transitions can be challenging. Let me help you live your best life by accepting you where you are, letting you set the pace of your counseling journey and supporting you as you explore unresolved issues, express difficult emotions and find your strengths.
Have you arrived at a transition in your life that leaves you feeling unsettled, disappointed or depressed? Are you feeling overwhelmed, resentful or stressed because of demands placed on you due to a loved one's changing needs? Are you searching to find meaning or purpose in your life after retirement? Transitions often are accompanied by loss even joyful transitions can be challenging. Let me help you live your best life by accepting you where you are, letting you set the pace of your counseling journey and supporting you as you explore unresolved issues, express difficult emotions and find your strengths.
(732) 479-4101 View (732) 479-4101
Photo of Chloe Decker in 08816, NJ
Chloe Decker
LSW
Verified Verified
Welcome. Accepting New Clients! I strive to provide a warm and welcoming environment that remains judgment free. It is important to me that my clients feel seen and heard. I will always remain genuine while supporting your growth and watching you become the best version of yourself. I absolutely believe laughter is the best medicine, when appropriate. I have a particular interest in working with BIPOC and understand the barriers to mental health services that many individuals face. Let’s work together to overcome the stigma surrounding mental health in BIPOC communities.
Welcome. Accepting New Clients! I strive to provide a warm and welcoming environment that remains judgment free. It is important to me that my clients feel seen and heard. I will always remain genuine while supporting your growth and watching you become the best version of yourself. I absolutely believe laughter is the best medicine, when appropriate. I have a particular interest in working with BIPOC and understand the barriers to mental health services that many individuals face. Let’s work together to overcome the stigma surrounding mental health in BIPOC communities.
(848) 285-5899 x500 View (848) 285-5899 x500
Sheri Solinski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
I have been providing counseling services to a variety of both adolescent and adult client populations for the past 17 years. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) in the State of New Jersey. Additionally, I completed a post-master's certificate program in Advanced Clinical Practice, and attended trauma trainings through the Manhattan Institute of Psychoanalysis. I am trained in DBT and also utilize cognitive behavioral interventions, mindfulness, motivational enhancement and the mind-body connection associated with trauma.
I have been providing counseling services to a variety of both adolescent and adult client populations for the past 17 years. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) in the State of New Jersey. Additionally, I completed a post-master's certificate program in Advanced Clinical Practice, and attended trauma trainings through the Manhattan Institute of Psychoanalysis. I am trained in DBT and also utilize cognitive behavioral interventions, mindfulness, motivational enhancement and the mind-body connection associated with trauma.
(732) 592-2595 View (732) 592-2595
Photo of Robert Zambrano, Psychologist in 08816, NJ
Robert Zambrano
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you, or someone you know, feeling anxious and worried more often than not? If so I encourage you to embark on a transformative journey towards a brighter, stronger you! As a therapist specializing in clients aged 10 and above (with special consideration for Tourette's cases), my passion lies in empowering individuals to confront anxiety, face fears, and discover untapped strength within. A good therapist, in my belief, guides clients through understanding their treatment and staying motivated for progress.
Are you, or someone you know, feeling anxious and worried more often than not? If so I encourage you to embark on a transformative journey towards a brighter, stronger you! As a therapist specializing in clients aged 10 and above (with special consideration for Tourette's cases), my passion lies in empowering individuals to confront anxiety, face fears, and discover untapped strength within. A good therapist, in my belief, guides clients through understanding their treatment and staying motivated for progress.
(732) 314-7978 View (732) 314-7978
Photo of Ashley Burchell, Licensed Professional Counselor in 08816, NJ
Ashley Burchell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC
Verified Verified
Accepting new clients! Have you been feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed? Perhaps you feel like you don’t know what to do or who to turn too. I understand this feeling, but I also know what it feels like to fully recover from this dark place. I believe that anyone who wants to change their life is able to take the steps necessary if they have the right support. At Olive Branch Therapy Group we are here for you to start that journey. During this therapeutic journey, we will begin by building a strong, supportive rapport. I understand that nothing is more important than feeling heard and understood.
Accepting new clients! Have you been feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed? Perhaps you feel like you don’t know what to do or who to turn too. I understand this feeling, but I also know what it feels like to fully recover from this dark place. I believe that anyone who wants to change their life is able to take the steps necessary if they have the right support. At Olive Branch Therapy Group we are here for you to start that journey. During this therapeutic journey, we will begin by building a strong, supportive rapport. I understand that nothing is more important than feeling heard and understood.
(732) 523-6402 x500 View (732) 523-6402 x500
Photo of Ruth Churak, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08816, NJ
Ruth Churak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, DSW
Verified Verified
East Brunswick, NJ 08816  (Online Only)
Tired of being unhappy? Having difficulty in your relationships or watching members of your family struggle? Don't suffer from worry, depression, anxiety and uncertainty alone. You can take charge of your situation or guide your children to a better start in life. Sometimes we become overwhelmed and unsure of which direction to go. I can help you clarify your goals using different techniques and tools to help you make the small steps that lead to big progress. I foster an accepting, safe, caring, environment utilizing a variety of therapeutic methods to tailor therapy to fit your needs and situation.
Tired of being unhappy? Having difficulty in your relationships or watching members of your family struggle? Don't suffer from worry, depression, anxiety and uncertainty alone. You can take charge of your situation or guide your children to a better start in life. Sometimes we become overwhelmed and unsure of which direction to go. I can help you clarify your goals using different techniques and tools to help you make the small steps that lead to big progress. I foster an accepting, safe, caring, environment utilizing a variety of therapeutic methods to tailor therapy to fit your needs and situation.
(732) 333-8520 View (732) 333-8520
Photo of Melanie Carrión, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08816, NJ
Melanie Carrión
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I first want to congratulate you for deciding to take this huge step! Looking for a therapist is not as easy as you would expect it to be. Sometimes the connection is missing or the vibe does not feel right, which often leads to an unsuccessful experience with therapy. Whether you are experiencing grief, or anxiety, or have been feeling in a funk lately, therapy may be the perfect outlet for you to be able to voice these worries and concerns.
I first want to congratulate you for deciding to take this huge step! Looking for a therapist is not as easy as you would expect it to be. Sometimes the connection is missing or the vibe does not feel right, which often leads to an unsuccessful experience with therapy. Whether you are experiencing grief, or anxiety, or have been feeling in a funk lately, therapy may be the perfect outlet for you to be able to voice these worries and concerns.
(732) 392-7549 View (732) 392-7549
Photo of Courtney Bearns, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08816, NJ
Courtney Bearns
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
East Brunswick, NJ 08816  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself constantly worrying and needing to know things… for sure? Do you feel sad, stuck, unmotivated, or helpless, and maybe don’t even know why? Working with a therapist can help! I enjoy helping people use their interests to explore their strengths. Whether it’s approaching life challenges like a quest in an RPG or using art to be more present, I want to help you connect with what motivates you.
Do you find yourself constantly worrying and needing to know things… for sure? Do you feel sad, stuck, unmotivated, or helpless, and maybe don’t even know why? Working with a therapist can help! I enjoy helping people use their interests to explore their strengths. Whether it’s approaching life challenges like a quest in an RPG or using art to be more present, I want to help you connect with what motivates you.
(732) 333-8520 View (732) 333-8520
Photo of Susan Meklune, Licensed Professional Counselor in 08816, NJ
Susan Meklune
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
I use a client centered approach to support individuals, couples, and families. Shouldn't all approaches be client centered? The short answer is YES! The term "client centered" refers to a counseling technique. It means that I welcome you into the process as the unique individual that you are. You enter the counseling relationship with your own perspective, based on your life history and relationship experiences. Using evidence-based therapeutic techniques, I will work together with you to identify the strategies that best support your specific goals for therapy with an emphasis on goal driven, cognitive-behavioral approaches.
I use a client centered approach to support individuals, couples, and families. Shouldn't all approaches be client centered? The short answer is YES! The term "client centered" refers to a counseling technique. It means that I welcome you into the process as the unique individual that you are. You enter the counseling relationship with your own perspective, based on your life history and relationship experiences. Using evidence-based therapeutic techniques, I will work together with you to identify the strategies that best support your specific goals for therapy with an emphasis on goal driven, cognitive-behavioral approaches.
(732) 639-5214 View (732) 639-5214
Photo of Lauren LaSanta, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08816, NJ
Lauren LaSanta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
East Brunswick, NJ 08816  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and founder of Family and Youth Services. I have over 15 years of experience helping individuals, families and children and can offer a variety of solutions to address your challenges. I have a specialization in family therapy and have experience working with children with behavioral, developmental and intellectual disabilities. I have experience assisting with autism, ADHD, IEP's, special needs and behavioral modification.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and founder of Family and Youth Services. I have over 15 years of experience helping individuals, families and children and can offer a variety of solutions to address your challenges. I have a specialization in family therapy and have experience working with children with behavioral, developmental and intellectual disabilities. I have experience assisting with autism, ADHD, IEP's, special needs and behavioral modification.
(848) 229-9727 View (848) 229-9727
Photo of Magda Perillo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08816, NJ
Magda Perillo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Welcome. Accepting new clients. When working together, I strive to make the therapy experience genuine, positive, respectful, safe and individualized. My experience has taught me that the most important aspect of counseling by far is the connection and comfort you feel with the person you choose to share your personal struggles. I believe we can all grow through challenging experiences by increasing our self-awareness. You are the expert of your story and have strengths that will assist you in making the changes you want and overcome the things that challenge you, by increasing your insights and developing coping skills.
Welcome. Accepting new clients. When working together, I strive to make the therapy experience genuine, positive, respectful, safe and individualized. My experience has taught me that the most important aspect of counseling by far is the connection and comfort you feel with the person you choose to share your personal struggles. I believe we can all grow through challenging experiences by increasing our self-awareness. You are the expert of your story and have strengths that will assist you in making the changes you want and overcome the things that challenge you, by increasing your insights and developing coping skills.
(732) 696-4637 x500 View (732) 696-4637 x500
Photo of Sean J O'Brien, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08816, NJ
Sean J O'Brien
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Grief and loss comes at us in many different way. Feeling lost after a major life transition? Devastated by a prognosis/diagnosis of you or a loved one? Confused what to do as a relationship changes? Sometimes we feel so overwhelmed we don't know what to do, or even where to start. I am experienced in helping people process grief, loss and change while not missing the opportunity for growth while acknowledging how difficult this time can be.
Grief and loss comes at us in many different way. Feeling lost after a major life transition? Devastated by a prognosis/diagnosis of you or a loved one? Confused what to do as a relationship changes? Sometimes we feel so overwhelmed we don't know what to do, or even where to start. I am experienced in helping people process grief, loss and change while not missing the opportunity for growth while acknowledging how difficult this time can be.
(732) 876-9119 View (732) 876-9119
Photo of Mary Thorp, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08816, NJ
Mary Thorp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
East Brunswick, NJ 08816  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical social worker with more than 15 years experience. I specialize in the challenges that occur with life transitions during adulthood through older age. This includes treating stress, anxiety and depression symptoms that arise due to physical changes, new and ongoing medical diagnosis, grief, relationship issues and employment changes.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with more than 15 years experience. I specialize in the challenges that occur with life transitions during adulthood through older age. This includes treating stress, anxiety and depression symptoms that arise due to physical changes, new and ongoing medical diagnosis, grief, relationship issues and employment changes.
(732) 561-1889 View (732) 561-1889

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 08816

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 08816 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
70% Coping Skills
68% Grief
68% Stress

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
64% Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield
55% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 08816 see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 08816?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.