Safe Place Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, LCADC Verified
Skillman, NJ 08558
Offers online therapy
Through our work with Penn Medicine, we've gathered extensive experience that encompasses a wide spectrum of challenges such as PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD amongst others.
At our practice, you will be supported by a dedicated team of compassionate and caring therapists. We are a trauma-informed, community-oriented practice that only uses evidence and research-based treatment modalities for depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, and other life challenges and transitions. We believe in mind/body connection, so body-oriented skills are taught and incorporated into our therapy sessions. We will teach you/work with you on integrating mindfulness, meditation, grounding and other effective coping skills to address emotional distress, change behavioral patterns and enhance relationships. All are welcome.
(609) 375-0135
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Skillman, NJ 08558
Offers online therapy
Through our work with Penn Medicine, we've gathered extensive experience that encompasses a wide spectrum of challenges such as PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD amongst others.
At our practice, you will be supported by a dedicated team of compassionate and caring therapists. We are a trauma-informed, community-oriented practice that only uses evidence and research-based treatment modalities for depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, and other life challenges and transitions. We believe in mind/body connection, so body-oriented skills are taught and incorporated into our therapy sessions. We will teach you/work with you on integrating mindfulness, meditation, grounding and other effective coping skills to address emotional distress, change behavioral patterns and enhance relationships. All are welcome.
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Laura G Kogan
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Skillman, NJ 08558
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I work primarily with adults and specialize in anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder as well as depression, relationship issues and work stress. Please don't hesitate to call me if you have questions and I will be glad to speak with you. You will find some additional information on my website at www.drlaurakogan.com.
(609) 318-3229
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Skillman, NJ 08558
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I work primarily with adults and specialize in anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder as well as depression, relationship issues and work stress. Please don't hesitate to call me if you have questions and I will be glad to speak with you. You will find some additional information on my website at www.drlaurakogan.com.
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Juhi Patel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Skillman, NJ 08558
Offers online therapy
Have you been struggling with anxiety or depression? Are you trying to cope with new changes in your life? Sometimes it takes the right coping mechanisms and relaxation techniques to make you feel better. People could experience symptoms of depression and anxiety for different reasons and I can help explore this with you and help you understand your symptoms and triggers. You do not have to worry about being judged if you come and seek help with me. I have been working with clients with the above issues for over five years and have seen much success with some hard work and patience.
(848) 244-8605
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Skillman, NJ 08558
Offers online therapy
Have you been struggling with anxiety or depression? Are you trying to cope with new changes in your life? Sometimes it takes the right coping mechanisms and relaxation techniques to make you feel better. People could experience symptoms of depression and anxiety for different reasons and I can help explore this with you and help you understand your symptoms and triggers. You do not have to worry about being judged if you come and seek help with me. I have been working with clients with the above issues for over five years and have seen much success with some hard work and patience.
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Jacqueline Schreiber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Skillman, NJ 08558
Offers online therapy
Sometimes life circumstances change, challenges or difficulties arise in one’s personal or professional lives, creating a sense of overwhelm, confusion, or uncertainty. Reaching out for help to resolve these difficulties is both courageous and proactive. I work with young adults and adults experiencing stress, worry, anxiety and depression related to various life transitions and relationship concerns. I help clients better understand their patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving which provides the foundation and the momentum for making purposeful and lasting changes.
(609) 676-2106
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Skillman, NJ 08558
Offers online therapy
Sometimes life circumstances change, challenges or difficulties arise in one’s personal or professional lives, creating a sense of overwhelm, confusion, or uncertainty. Reaching out for help to resolve these difficulties is both courageous and proactive. I work with young adults and adults experiencing stress, worry, anxiety and depression related to various life transitions and relationship concerns. I help clients better understand their patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving which provides the foundation and the momentum for making purposeful and lasting changes.
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Timmesha A Butler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW Verified
Skillman, NJ 08558
Not accepting new clients
I currently have experience working with various mental health and developmental disorders including, emotional disturbance, depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorder (ADD), (ADHD), etc.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Assistant Professor at Ramapo College of New Jersey. I am currently a student pursuing a doctoral degree in social work at The Catholic University of America School of Social Service. I earned my Masters degree in social work from Howard University School of Social Work in Washington DC. As a licensed social worker I have six years of experience working with individuals, children and families, with special interest in working with children and young adults. I have conducted individual and group psychotherapy with children and adults during my years of practice.
(609) 493-4640
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Skillman, NJ 08558
Not accepting new clients
I currently have experience working with various mental health and developmental disorders including, emotional disturbance, depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorder (ADD), (ADHD), etc.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Assistant Professor at Ramapo College of New Jersey. I am currently a student pursuing a doctoral degree in social work at The Catholic University of America School of Social Service. I earned my Masters degree in social work from Howard University School of Social Work in Washington DC. As a licensed social worker I have six years of experience working with individuals, children and families, with special interest in working with children and young adults. I have conducted individual and group psychotherapy with children and adults during my years of practice.
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Jay Weintraub
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Skillman, NJ 08558
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with people who are depressed, who have Bipolar Disorder and anxiety issues.
Hi my name is Jay Weintraub, and I graduated from Rutgers University in 1991 with an MSW. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1995. I have 29 years of experience working in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient, partial care, and outpatient care. I enjoy working with adults, children, adolescents and couples. I never trivialize the things that people discuss. I work with people to problem solve and not to judge.
(732) 491-8767
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Skillman, NJ 08558
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with people who are depressed, who have Bipolar Disorder and anxiety issues.
Hi my name is Jay Weintraub, and I graduated from Rutgers University in 1991 with an MSW. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1995. I have 29 years of experience working in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient, partial care, and outpatient care. I enjoy working with adults, children, adolescents and couples. I never trivialize the things that people discuss. I work with people to problem solve and not to judge.
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Lesley A. Allen, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Skillman, NJ 08558
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals struggling with emotional distress (depression, anxiety, anger), health-related problems (eating disorders, weight loss, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivity, health anxiety, somatization, and psychosomatic conditions) and relationship difficulties.
Over the past 20+ years, I have been working with adults, adolescents, and children in individual, couples, and family therapy. I listen closely to my clients to understand their current problems and related symptoms, thoughts, and feelings. I work collaboratively with clients to investigate the history of their struggles and to create a plan for change. Using cognitive, behavioral, and emotion-focused approaches, I aim to facilitate healing, growth, and change. Having spent much of my career as a scientist-practitioner, my clinical work is informed by empirical findings. My treatment approach is reasoned, compassionate, and practical.
(609) 975-9970
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Office is near:
Skillman, NJ 08558
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals struggling with emotional distress (depression, anxiety, anger), health-related problems (eating disorders, weight loss, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivity, health anxiety, somatization, and psychosomatic conditions) and relationship difficulties.
Over the past 20+ years, I have been working with adults, adolescents, and children in individual, couples, and family therapy. I listen closely to my clients to understand their current problems and related symptoms, thoughts, and feelings. I work collaboratively with clients to investigate the history of their struggles and to create a plan for change. Using cognitive, behavioral, and emotion-focused approaches, I aim to facilitate healing, growth, and change. Having spent much of my career as a scientist-practitioner, my clinical work is informed by empirical findings. My treatment approach is reasoned, compassionate, and practical.
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Peter A. Miller Psychotherapy & Consulting, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DCSW Verified
Skillman, NJ 08558
Do you feel like your life is changing, but you don't know how to cope? Do you wonder where to go from here? Sometimes the way we think and the things we do that have worked in the past, don't work anymore. It takes a deeper exploration to find new ways of being one's true self in the world. We are a group psychotherapy practice specializing in working with grief and loss, relationship issues, trauma, life transitions and the anxiety and depression that often accompany these issues.
(609) 283-2212
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Skillman, NJ 08558
Do you feel like your life is changing, but you don't know how to cope? Do you wonder where to go from here? Sometimes the way we think and the things we do that have worked in the past, don't work anymore. It takes a deeper exploration to find new ways of being one's true self in the world. We are a group psychotherapy practice specializing in working with grief and loss, relationship issues, trauma, life transitions and the anxiety and depression that often accompany these issues.
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Mahuya Ghosh
Psychologist, PhD
Skillman, NJ 08558
Offers online therapy
It's that "A-ha" moment. It's that look of recognition and relief. Those are the feelings I love to see when I've finally crossed the "psychological" bridge and have developed a connection with someone. Over the past 10 years, I have worked with children/adolescents struggling with numerous issues, such as ADHD, depression and family conflict. I provide a supportive and nurturing environment and in conjunction with positive reinforcement from parents, you start to see a change.
(609) 688-8300
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Skillman, NJ 08558
Offers online therapy
It's that "A-ha" moment. It's that look of recognition and relief. Those are the feelings I love to see when I've finally crossed the "psychological" bridge and have developed a connection with someone. Over the past 10 years, I have worked with children/adolescents struggling with numerous issues, such as ADHD, depression and family conflict. I provide a supportive and nurturing environment and in conjunction with positive reinforcement from parents, you start to see a change.
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Abby Grayson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC Verified
Skillman, NJ 08558
Offers online therapy
Whatever your struggle may be, from depression, anxiety, or trauma to infertility, relationships, or simply coping with the stress of everyday life, I am here to help.
I'm glad you've found me! As a licensed professional counselor, I consider my work to be a privilege. The relationship between a client and therapist should be based on trust, which starts with a caring, compassionate interest in your story. I will collaborate with you to help you understand and cope with any issues -- past, present, or both -- that are causing current difficulties. I know that life can be overwhelming, and that, at times, we all need someone to help us navigate it.
(908) 741-4117
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Skillman, NJ 08558
Offers online therapy
Whatever your struggle may be, from depression, anxiety, or trauma to infertility, relationships, or simply coping with the stress of everyday life, I am here to help.
I'm glad you've found me! As a licensed professional counselor, I consider my work to be a privilege. The relationship between a client and therapist should be based on trust, which starts with a caring, compassionate interest in your story. I will collaborate with you to help you understand and cope with any issues -- past, present, or both -- that are causing current difficulties. I know that life can be overwhelming, and that, at times, we all need someone to help us navigate it.
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Jennifer Furey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Skillman, NJ 08558
Offers online therapy
Hello! I am a highly caring and skilled professional dedicated to helping my clients work through their worries, struggles and pain to achieve healthier, more successful and enjoyable lives. I work with individuals to overcome stress, anxiety and depression so that they can be their best selves. I assist couples in moving from unhappy and dissatisfying relationships to ones with more love and intimacy. I provide parents with extra tools and support so they can take even better care of their children. I help divorcees not just survive but move through their divorce with dignity and be better positioned for a more fulfilling life.
(609) 917-7181
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Skillman, NJ 08558
Offers online therapy
Hello! I am a highly caring and skilled professional dedicated to helping my clients work through their worries, struggles and pain to achieve healthier, more successful and enjoyable lives. I work with individuals to overcome stress, anxiety and depression so that they can be their best selves. I assist couples in moving from unhappy and dissatisfying relationships to ones with more love and intimacy. I provide parents with extra tools and support so they can take even better care of their children. I help divorcees not just survive but move through their divorce with dignity and be better positioned for a more fulfilling life.
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Lisa M Zaneto
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS, NCC Verified
Skillman, NJ 08558
I utilize Trauma Focused CBT and the ARC Framework to treat the symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, depression, self-injurious behaviors, school related issues, and other stressors.
Adolescence is an important time of discovery in an individuals life that comes with many emotional junctures, milestone celebrations, and stages of growth. I believe that by creating a safe and non-judgmental environment, adolescents can feel supported during these times and increase personal confidence allowing them to make positive decisions, meet their goals and set the foundation for future success.
(609) 795-7246
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Skillman, NJ 08558
I utilize Trauma Focused CBT and the ARC Framework to treat the symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, depression, self-injurious behaviors, school related issues, and other stressors.
Adolescence is an important time of discovery in an individuals life that comes with many emotional junctures, milestone celebrations, and stages of growth. I believe that by creating a safe and non-judgmental environment, adolescents can feel supported during these times and increase personal confidence allowing them to make positive decisions, meet their goals and set the foundation for future success.
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Jackie Printon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Skillman, NJ 08558
Offers online therapy
In addition to treating depression, anxiety and ADHD in both teens and adults, I support clients dealing with symptoms of PTSD & Complex PTSD by providing safety, education and coping skills to help them identify triggers and manage symptoms of extreme anxiety and/or dissociation.
Seeking therapy is a sign of strength and hope. The benefits of time spent working on your relationship with yourself and others will ripple through your life in countless positive ways- reduced anxiety and depression, fewer conflicts and more effective ways to manage them, and feeling in-control instead of resentful, overwhelmed and powerless. My clients are adolescents and adults dealing with challenging situations such as relationships, academic stress, difficult work environments and painful life transitions. It's exciting to see positive changes in a client's mood and outlook when they take the time to focus on themselves!
(609) 256-6321
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Skillman, NJ 08558
Offers online therapy
In addition to treating depression, anxiety and ADHD in both teens and adults, I support clients dealing with symptoms of PTSD & Complex PTSD by providing safety, education and coping skills to help them identify triggers and manage symptoms of extreme anxiety and/or dissociation.
Seeking therapy is a sign of strength and hope. The benefits of time spent working on your relationship with yourself and others will ripple through your life in countless positive ways- reduced anxiety and depression, fewer conflicts and more effective ways to manage them, and feeling in-control instead of resentful, overwhelmed and powerless. My clients are adolescents and adults dealing with challenging situations such as relationships, academic stress, difficult work environments and painful life transitions. It's exciting to see positive changes in a client's mood and outlook when they take the time to focus on themselves!
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Yuna Kim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Skillman, NJ 08558
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience. I have worked with those struggling with anxiety, adjustment disorder (which is defined as an excessive or prolonged reaction to an identified life event), depression, grief counseling, infertility, post partum depression, caregiver issues and mood disorder related to a chronic medical illness. My clients would describe me to be supportive, down to earth and grounded. My goal is to provide a safe place for clients to come and work through challenges in their life path.
(609) 631-3123
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Skillman, NJ 08558
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience. I have worked with those struggling with anxiety, adjustment disorder (which is defined as an excessive or prolonged reaction to an identified life event), depression, grief counseling, infertility, post partum depression, caregiver issues and mood disorder related to a chronic medical illness. My clients would describe me to be supportive, down to earth and grounded. My goal is to provide a safe place for clients to come and work through challenges in their life path.
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Elaine H Handleman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Skillman, NJ 08558
Finding the right therapist can be confusing and overwhelming. One of the most crucial aspects of therapy is feeling understood in a safe, comfortable environment. As a seasoned clinician, I work with clients in a supportive, nonjudgemental way. Individuals often repeat behavioral patterns learned growing up in their families. This can lead to low self esteem, depression, anxiety and unfulfilling relationships. Psychotherapy can help people grieve losses and navigate through transitions healthier ways. Individual, couples and family therapy can help identify ineffective couple and family patterns and eliminate longstanding resentments, loneliness and low self esteem.
(609) 316-4257
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Skillman, NJ 08558
Finding the right therapist can be confusing and overwhelming. One of the most crucial aspects of therapy is feeling understood in a safe, comfortable environment. As a seasoned clinician, I work with clients in a supportive, nonjudgemental way. Individuals often repeat behavioral patterns learned growing up in their families. This can lead to low self esteem, depression, anxiety and unfulfilling relationships. Psychotherapy can help people grieve losses and navigate through transitions healthier ways. Individual, couples and family therapy can help identify ineffective couple and family patterns and eliminate longstanding resentments, loneliness and low self esteem.
Cynthia V Kates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD Verified
Skillman, NJ 08558
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling stuck and overwhelmed? Is your mood in the dustbin: depression and anxiety becoming too incapacitating? Has your relationship/marriage taken a turn for the worse? Are you at wit's end with personal/professional roadblocks? Is sadness and grief too much to bear? Are you worried about older family-member-concerns? I can help! My 25 + years of practice and expertise - using many approaches such as cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, relationship-focused, health and wellness, communication skills, - will give you the opportunity to develop better skills for successful and meaningful change.
(609) 385-0533
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Skillman, NJ 08558
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling stuck and overwhelmed? Is your mood in the dustbin: depression and anxiety becoming too incapacitating? Has your relationship/marriage taken a turn for the worse? Are you at wit's end with personal/professional roadblocks? Is sadness and grief too much to bear? Are you worried about older family-member-concerns? I can help! My 25 + years of practice and expertise - using many approaches such as cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, relationship-focused, health and wellness, communication skills, - will give you the opportunity to develop better skills for successful and meaningful change.
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Carol Blum
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Skillman, NJ 08558
Not accepting new clients
I AM UNABLE TO TAKE NEW CLIENTS. PAST CLIENTS, PLEASE EMAIL ME SO WE CAN DISCUSS OPTIONS. I help ages 14-young adult, specializing in mood disorders. Common concerns include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, performance pressure, chronic health conditions, executive function problems, and perfectionism. Using my training in both school psychology and clinical psychology, I also work with parents of children with special needs or chronic health problems. I currently have limited openings for new patients.
(609) 497-4783
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Office is near:
Skillman, NJ 08558
Not accepting new clients
I AM UNABLE TO TAKE NEW CLIENTS. PAST CLIENTS, PLEASE EMAIL ME SO WE CAN DISCUSS OPTIONS. I help ages 14-young adult, specializing in mood disorders. Common concerns include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, performance pressure, chronic health conditions, executive function problems, and perfectionism. Using my training in both school psychology and clinical psychology, I also work with parents of children with special needs or chronic health problems. I currently have limited openings for new patients.
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Lori M Sparzo, MA, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Skillman, NJ 08558
Not accepting new clients
Are you stressed by a relationship problem -- in your marriage, with a partner, your child, a sibling, or co-worker? Do you find that no matter how hard you try, the situation doesn't seem to get better? I work with people who are struggling with a range of issues and emotions (such as anxiety, anger, and depression) that typically occur in the context of their most important relationships. I help clients examine -- with curiosity and without judgement -- the interactions that create distress, learn more helpful and effective ways of relating, and thus feel empowered to develop more caring and satisfying relationships.
(609) 614-3120
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Office is near:
Skillman, NJ 08558
Not accepting new clients
Are you stressed by a relationship problem -- in your marriage, with a partner, your child, a sibling, or co-worker? Do you find that no matter how hard you try, the situation doesn't seem to get better? I work with people who are struggling with a range of issues and emotions (such as anxiety, anger, and depression) that typically occur in the context of their most important relationships. I help clients examine -- with curiosity and without judgement -- the interactions that create distress, learn more helpful and effective ways of relating, and thus feel empowered to develop more caring and satisfying relationships.
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Heather Chelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Skillman, NJ 08558
Offers online therapy
I have helped many clients work through depression, anxiety, anger, interpersonal conflicts, academic and social issues, trauma, communication/relationship building, ADD, safety issues/low self-esteem.
Congratulations on taking the first step to bettering your life by looking for a therapist! I believe therapy is an opportunity for those who are committed to improving their well being, life and moods. Life is busy and filled with distraction; everyone owes it to themselves to join with me on a supportive therapeutic journey leading to understanding, growth, change and happiness. This self-journey will enlighten you to identify supports and resources, learn healthy coping skills and decrease defeating symptomatology in a non-judgmental and compassionate environment.
(609) 496-5604
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Office is near:
Skillman, NJ 08558
Offers online therapy
I have helped many clients work through depression, anxiety, anger, interpersonal conflicts, academic and social issues, trauma, communication/relationship building, ADD, safety issues/low self-esteem.
Congratulations on taking the first step to bettering your life by looking for a therapist! I believe therapy is an opportunity for those who are committed to improving their well being, life and moods. Life is busy and filled with distraction; everyone owes it to themselves to join with me on a supportive therapeutic journey leading to understanding, growth, change and happiness. This self-journey will enlighten you to identify supports and resources, learn healthy coping skills and decrease defeating symptomatology in a non-judgmental and compassionate environment.
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Laura B. Moss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Skillman, NJ 08558
Offers online therapy
Intensive work with core needs affords the fastest, most complete relief for anxiety, depression, and related conditions.
TELEHEALTH AVAILABLE! Does nothing relieve your obsessive thoughts, panic attacks, or anxiety? Come explore the latest innovations in emotional healing. Most psychotherapy methods rely upon talking, but talking alone is not always enough. The most effective procedures bypass the talking process and meet emotional needs at a deeper level. By addressing core emotional needs with non-touch, body-oriented procedures in conjunction with counseling, my approach offers direct access to the healthy person inside. I enjoy discovering the real person behind the emotional problems.
(732) 979-2230
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Office is near:
Skillman, NJ 08558
Offers online therapy
Intensive work with core needs affords the fastest, most complete relief for anxiety, depression, and related conditions.
TELEHEALTH AVAILABLE! Does nothing relieve your obsessive thoughts, panic attacks, or anxiety? Come explore the latest innovations in emotional healing. Most psychotherapy methods rely upon talking, but talking alone is not always enough. The most effective procedures bypass the talking process and meet emotional needs at a deeper level. By addressing core emotional needs with non-touch, body-oriented procedures in conjunction with counseling, my approach offers direct access to the healthy person inside. I enjoy discovering the real person behind the emotional problems.

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Depression Therapists
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression therapists in Skillman. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.