Teen Therapists in Chester, NJ

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Mia Tanya Kellam
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC
Verified
Verified
If you are in need of help with your child, adolescent , or a marital conflict, I welcome you to contact me for a free phone consultation.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I have conducted therapy for more than 20 years in both English and Spanish. I work with children, adolescents, adults and couples who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression and relational conflict. I provide individual, family and couples therapy. I provide a safe, caring and nonjudgemental environment where clients can explore feelings, eliminate dysfunctional patterns and develop new life skills that can lead to living a life filled with more honesty, peace and joy. I received my BA from Boston College and my MA and EDS in Clinical Counseling Psychology from Seton Hall University.
(908) 364-5531
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Chester, NJ 07930
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Find Your Light Counseling Teens and Young Adults
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
If you or your teen is struggling with anxiety, depression, or another mental health issue, please contact us today.
Welcome! I’m so glad you’ve found us. Teens and young adults today face unique challenges. With pressures from social media, friendship and relationship issues, and academic/new career stressors, today’s youth need non-judgmental support and care to feel confident. During these formative years, it is so important to learn healthy coping skills and build positive relationships with peers, family, and oneself.
(862) 289-1945
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Chester, NJ 07930
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Leslie Zindulka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, LSW, SSWS
Verified
Verified
"If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you". Are you feeling frustrated/concerned about your CHILD, TEEN or EMERGING ADULT CHILD living at home? Has the school called about social/behavioral issues? Are you struggling with attitude isolating behaviors, rewards not working? Are you an ADULT experiencing stress/anxiety, ? You're not alone. It's a relief to share fears/feelings with a professional trained to listen. I provide therapy to help you learn the impact of your feelings and behaviors, develop coping strategies in a warm supportive environment. I have a unique ability to establish a rapport with adolescents and adults.
(732) 603-1550
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Chester, NJ 07930
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Yvonne Hansen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am co-founder and partner at West Morris Psychological Associates and a NJ licensed psychologist. I treat all ages for a variety of mental health concerns, including: Adjustment Difficulties, Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Child/ Teen Behavioral Problems, Life Transitions, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Parent-child conflict, Panic Disorder, Parenting Strategies, Pervasive Development Disorders including Asperger's Disorder, divorce, bereavement, and relationships, School Phobia, Separation Anxiety, Social Skills, and Trauma. I use individual, family, and group therapies.
(908) 280-0439
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Chester, NJ 07930
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Heather Watson-Perez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am co-founder and partner at West Morris Psychological Associates and a NJ licensed clinical psychologist. I treat individuals of all ages for a variety of mental health concerns, including: Adjustment Difficulties, Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Child/ Teen Behavioral Problems, Depression, Eating Disorders including Anorexia and Bulimia, Life Transitions, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Parent-child conflict, Panic Disorder, Parenting Strategies, Pervasive Development Disorders including Asperger's Disorder, Problems associated with divorce, bereavement, and relationships, School Phobia, Separation Anxiety, Social Skills, and Trauma.
(908) 897-0622
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Chester, NJ 07930
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Inge R. Schnee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSW, LMFT, LSW, ACSW
Verified
Verified
I am Certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, REBT, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, and Grief Recovery.
I have over 20 years of clinical experience as a licensed therapist helping people achieve their goals and lead happy, fulfilling, successful lives. We'll work together to help you develop better communication, connection, and understanding with people in your life, deal with self doubt, overcome depression and anxiety, recover from grief, and feel good about yourself, your present life, and your future. I don't just listen to you but also interact with you, always encouraging of you. I believe therapy should be a positive experience, supportive of you and your goals, building on your strengths and talents.
(908) 287-1598
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Geraldine V. Oades-Sese
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Life is filled with many opportunities as well as challenges. My goal is to help children and adolescents recognize and seize those opportunities and overcome any challenges and obstacles that get in their way. By helping them create a positive mindset, build effective coping strategies, and expand their repertoire of problem-solving skills, they can live a healthy, satisfying, and successful social and academic life. The earlier these skills are cultivated within the child or adolescent , the greater the opportunities to practice and utilize them to their benefit.
(732) 993-7262
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Vitina Krentz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
As a child and adolescent therapist, I work with kids and their families, to help improve relationships and decrease stress and chaos at home. If your child is struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger, fears or phobias, behavior problems, friend problems, school problems, family problems or other issues, there is a good chance I can help.
(862) 307-9940
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Natalie A Kurzeja
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CPM
Verified
Verified
In addition, I have offered adolescents a safe place to be themselves, to talk about the true struggles of being a teen growing up in today's word while guiding their choices.
Hope gives you strength, encouragement, peace and the ability to press on and move forward. Without it we feel stuck, depressed and even hopeless. I can help foster positive growth in your life, help you see that change really is possible, and that there is always hope.
(908) 328-7836
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Leah Birchler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, SAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 20 years of experience in mental health, specializing in adolescents and adults who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, life transitions or low self-esteem. I also have an expertise in helping women and couples who are dealing with infertility, multiple miscarriages and family planning. I believe in a person-centered approach; you are the expert on your life and you can be empowered to change your thoughts and behaviors to improve your emotional well-being. I have an eclectic perspective and like to infuse relaxation and guided meditation into my practice.
(201) 354-5427
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Chester, NJ 07930
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Risa Simpson-Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Times have changed and so has family dynamics. Life has really been challenging and even though Covid restrictions have been loosened you still may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed as you transition back to the social environment. Perhaps the issues you were having with your spouse or other family members were put on hold during the pandemic or have gotten worse. Maybe you are having difficulty deciding on a plan to return to the office. Whether it's due to marital or family issues, socialization, work/life balance, financial issues or just the transition process... whatever the reason, you are not feeling "normal"
(732) 800-2470
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Chester, NJ 07930
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Dana Leigh Ippolito
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
This ever-changing world can be difficult for today's teens, and young adults. The pressure to fit in, keep up with social media, learning how to balance school, friends, home life, and extracurricular activities all while trying to figure out who they are and who they want to become can be not only stressful but confusing. Working with adolescents, and young adults requires specialized knowledge and skills as well as warmth, empathy, optimism, and an ability to connect quickly to your clients. I provide all of these in the therapeutic setting.
(862) 259-7615
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Chester, NJ 07930
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R Ellen Runyon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , DRCC, EMDR, CCP
Verified
Verified
Do you want help that is focused on your needs? I will work with you to find the best approach in helping you to achieve positive changes in your life. Life can create all types of challenges, but together, we can find solutions. I specialize in helping you feel confident, overcoming anxiety, depression, relationship/transition struggles, or the impact of trauma. We together will find a treatment option, coping strategies, and focus for empowering you to move forward in a positive, and healthy life. Therapy is always conducted in a non judgmental, and confidential office. Let’s together work to help you find your own inner peace.
(908) 397-1702
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Chester, NJ 07930
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Lauren Palumbo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
People always tell me that they feel comfortable sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings with me. I believe this is because they feel unconditional acceptance without any judgement. Many people I support are living with anxiety, depression, wrestling with a life transition, struggling in their relationships at home or at work, or just feeling stuck. If you are contemplating making a change in your life and are seeking guidance as you explore your options and the possibilities that change may bring, I can help.
(908) 304-9915
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Chester, NJ 07930
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Kathryn Engle Wu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Often we feel as if our lives have become overwhelming as we navigate life stressors. Whether you are struggling with everyday stress or a traumatic event, I provide an accepting, warm & honest therapeutic setting where we can work together on the path to wellness. While I have over 20 years experience working with children and adolescents, I enjoy working with people of all ages focusing on challenging relationships, anxiety, depression, & personal history.
(908) 503-5469
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Chester, NJ 07930
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Sharon Buck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Change is a constant in all our lives and it can take on many forms. Sometimes it can mean loss (death, divorce or end of a relationship, career changes or retirement, aging, family transition, moving to a new area) and sometimes it can involve helping someone you know cope with their changes or challenges (social skills, medical status, mental health, etc.)
(908) 214-7342
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Chester, NJ 07930
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NJ Center for Sex Therapy
PhD, DHS, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Sexuality is an important part of people's lives. When there is a sexual challenge or difficulty, it often spills over into other aspects of our lives. Ignoring it or trying to figure it out on our own is rarely effective. The professionals at The New Jersey Center for Sex Therapy are here to offer solutions. Our caring and compassionate professionals are ready to help you and to support your search for answers. We offer the key skills which you can acquire in order to attain confidence and gain insight into your sexual issues.
(862) 766-6473
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Chester, NJ 07930
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Jennifer Zator
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
​My passion is to empower clients and utilizing evidence-based treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. I use a strengths-based, non-judgmental, and collaborative approach to working with clients.
(908) 574-1474
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Chester, NJ 07930
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Andrew E Lima
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My approach is warm, collaborative, and direct. My focus is on providing a supportive and interactive dialogue with you to remove blocks, build upon strengths and resilience, and foster self-attunement to live more authentically and to attain the personal growth you are seeking. I provide individual therapy to clients of all ages well as comprehensive psychological evaluations. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, school refusal, disruptive behavioral problems, ADHD, chronic medical problems, chronic stress, anger management and substance abuse evaluations.
(908) 498-9230
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Chester, NJ 07930
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Lee Ann O'Leary
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
Verified
My mission is to provide counseling to help you and/or your loved one(s) gain personal insight, learn self-compassion, and build resilience to achieve positive, long-lasting change. What you can expect based on what my current clients are saying about their therapy: 1. Gain Personal Insight – "reduced mood swings, more positive attitude." 2. Learn Self-Compassion – "Went from feeling criticized and berated to a kinder, warmer place."
(908) 955-0489
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Chester, NJ 07930
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Teen Therapists

What does therapy for teenagers look like?

When a therapist works with a teenager, the pair will talk about what the teen is struggling with and explore solutions, which may involve interpersonal skills, coping strategies, medication, or lifestyle changes related to sleep, diet, and exercise. Different therapists employ different modalities, but most involve a combination of conversation and skill building.

How long does therapy for teenagers generally take to work?

There’s variability in teenagers’ experiences and challenges; some may begin to improve from therapy within a few weeks while others may take several months or longer. Teens can discuss their progress with their therapist periodically to assess how they’re improving and any changes to the treatment plan that could potentially accelerate that progress.

How do you encourage a teenager to go to therapy?

It’s helpful to express your concern and love while framing therapy as an opportunity to explore a tool that could help improve their life; just like they practice baseball or dance, now they can practice their emotional skills. Give your teen control over the process where you can—maybe by weighing in on choice of therapist and signaling that therapy involves confidentiality, so a parent need not know all that is discussed in sessions.

How do you prepare teens for therapy?

You can prepare your teenager for therapy by describing what the process will look like and setting expectations for timeline, if requested. You can explain that the first session may begin with an assessment phase, that they can describe their experiences but that the therapist will ask questions too, and that it may take time to feel comfortable opening up. Ask how they’re feeling about the process and answer any questions calmly and supportively.