I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor offering telehealth counseling sessions for residents of New Jersey. Most of my experience has been in the private practice setting providing therapy to adolescents, couples and adults. I meet all clients where they are at and use different modalities to meet their needs. I am passionate about helping teens and young adults dealing with but not limited to anxiety, depression, social issues, life transitions, boundaries, mood disorders and self esteem issues.
Are you struggling with anxiety or depressive symptoms and finding it difficult to manage everyday life? I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 12 years of experience working with adults and families and treating a wide range of issues. I aim to provide a supportive and validating environment where you can focus on your emotional well-being and address any patterns that are preventing you from moving toward your goals . I provide practical skills to help reduce any symptoms you are experiencing so you can enjoy daily life, and feel like yourself again.
Hey mom! Are you overextended, overwhelmed, and overcompensating? I get it parenting is hard! Meeting the demands of your family, your work, and everyone’s opinions is weighing you down. The only thing more exhausting are your own expectations of yourself. It’s a race you just can’t win! And what’s worse you feel like you’ve lost your sense of the real you. I get your struggle and I can help.
My goal is to help provide you with insight and the tools you need to move beyond limiting beliefs and behaviors. By using an integrated approach to counseling I combine temperament therapy, scientific knowledge, and Biblical truths, creating a nonjudgmental and safe place for families, couples and individuals to share their issues and fears to attain healing and hope. I am also a SYMBIS & PREPARE/ENRICH certified facilitator. I am also credentialed as a life coach. As a life coach, I will help you navigate through the changes of life, taking you from where you are to where you want to be.
Welcome! Seeking therapy is both an exciting and anxious step. Whether you are new to counseling or wanting a fresh start, I am committed to helping you. I believe that within each of us is the strength to overcome even the most difficult of circumstances. Giving up is not an option. I will work with you to figure out what you need to get better even if its not with me. My wish for you is to be the person you want to be and live the life you've always wanted to live. I will get you there.
Are you dreading another sleepless night, reliving past hurts, or overwhelmed with a life decision? Or maybe you are struggling with worry, uncertainty, and loss. Whether you are experiencing anxiety and depression, a major life transition, the effects of trauma, or grieving the loss of a loved one; you made it to this page because you recognized it’s time to take the next step and start feeling better. I provide a caring and safe space for children, preteens/tweens, adolescents/teenagers, and adults to discover the strength to overcome life’s challenges and learn new ways to regain control of your life.
There are times in our lives when we can use someone to talk to - someone to help us deal with challenges, help us change and grow, and help us feel better. In our sessions, I will utilize an evidenced-based approach to produce significant change and meaningful improvement. We will focus on short-term goals and solutions to challenges. Over twenty years of experience in outpatient and crisis mental health settings has honed my ability to help adults - aged 18 and up - cope with life's difficulties, such as: adjustment issues, relationship problems, loss, depression, anxiety, grief, and more.
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.
Feeling understood is an important aspect of personal development and life satisfaction at any age. As a Columbia University trained therapist, I provide a warm and nurturing environment where children, adolescents, and adults feel supported and are better able to understand and manage their emotions and behavior. I offer a safe place for individuals to process and cope with transition and challenges such as relationship concerns, divorce, grief, and traumatic experiences. My passion is helping women, young adults and children meet their individualized therapeutic goals and live their lives to the fullest potential.
Your goals may be to live your best life, be your best self, and feel happy, however you may find yourself feeling stuck, having anxiety or fears preventing you from moving forward, or maybe you just feel unmotivated or unhopeful. Therapy can help you develop a deeper understanding of yourself, gain new perspectives of your situations, provide support, and be a change agent in your journey. My approach is compassionate and non-judgmental. Therapy is a collaborative effort and I focus on establishing trust to help people feel comfortable and safe to explore their inner conflicts. Read my full bio at www.onesteptherapycenter.com.
Are you considering therapy for yourself or your adolescent? I am a warm psychotherapist who will support you through your current social and emotional health challenges. If your teen is struggling at home, school, or the community, appears angrier or more irritable than usual, seems overly anxious or withdrawn or engages in risk-taking behaviors- I am here to help! I also lend my expertise to young adults in the midst of life transitions. I help my clients work through challenges by building self-awareness, emotional regulation skills, problem-solving skills, and interpersonal effectiveness skills.
SEEING CLIENTS DURING COVID VIA VIDEO SESSIONS USING HIPPA COMPLIANT PLATFORM. While on a life journey toward meaning & happiness, sometimes we need to sort through the issues that hold us back or are a heavy weight to carry. I see therapy as a place to do that sorting: in a safe & trusting environment, to go through our traveler's bag, keep what's our strengths & passions, resolve the entangled conflicts, and maybe leave behind what no longer needs to be carried within our hearts. I would love to be part of this journey for you.
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.
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.
For succesful CBT therapy, it is best to find someone who is an enthusiastic coach and an experienced and knowledgeable teacher who also presents as a warm, empathic and caring supporter. At our practice at Stress And Anxiety Services of NJ, we focus on accurately diagnosing problems and teaching specific, concrete interventions in a caring and supportive atmoshphere. We are about empowering you with the knowledge and support to help you effect actual change. Our goal is to help you manage, reduce, or in some cases even eliminate your anxiety-related difficulties. WE NOW OFFER TELEHEALTH SERVICES FOR QUALIFIED CLIENTS.
I am a Licensed Social Worker who is passionate about partnering with my clients to achieve their goals. I obtained my master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University, where I completed an Area of Emphasis in children, youth, and families. Since then, I have worked with clients of all ages facing challenges with ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression, family issues, and self-harm. You can read my full bio at https://onesteptherapycenter.com/meet-our-therapists.
I am here to help you achieve your goals and restore hope. Collaboratively, we will identify current struggles and work towards a resolution that will ultimately bring a sense of balance to your life. A relaxed environment that is free from judgement is what you can expect in our work together.
My name is Melissa Higgins, LCSW and I am the owner of the Center for Therapy & Counseling Services, LLC. I enjoy treating trauma, grief/loss, complex conditions, issues with gender identity and/or sexual orientation. I am committed to the power of relationship to heal. My goal is to help help people develop relationships with themselves and others which may bring more meaning into their lives. I believe it is important to listen to the stories my clients have to tell and collaboratively help them develop more adaptive stories.
As a parent, are you at wits end because your child is constantly acting out? Is your child depressed or showing signs of anxiety in school or social settings? Your not alone, these are common behavior traits exhibited by children. As a Licensed Psychologist and School Psychologist for 28 years, I treat families with Cognitive Behavior Skills.
Clients learn problem solving and coping skills applying CBT techniques to real life problems in their lives. In an empathic, supportive manner, I support clients controlling their emotions rather than be controlled by them. I treat anxiety disorders agoraphobia, OCD and mood disorders.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in East Brunswick are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in East Brunswick then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in East Brunswick, or Child Psychologists in East Brunswick.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like East Brunswick psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in East Brunswick specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.