Therapists in Essex County, NJ

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Photo of Mailen A. Palacios, Marriage & Family Therapist in Essex County, NJ
Mailen A. Palacios
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CST
Verified
West Orange, NJ 07052  (Online Only)
As a bilingual Marriage & Family therapist and Certified Sex therapist, I help individuals, families, and couples alleviate various issues. I specialize in anxieties, depression, wanting self growth, marital distress, and sexual dysfunctions. Call me and please leave me a message or send an email and let's figure out how to improve the situation immediately. I know reaching out for help can leave us feeling vulnerable, but resilience is the action of acknowledging that something isn't right and then doing something about it! I'm here for you and we can get through this together.
As a bilingual Marriage & Family therapist and Certified Sex therapist, I help individuals, families, and couples alleviate various issues. I specialize in anxieties, depression, wanting self growth, marital distress, and sexual dysfunctions. Call me and please leave me a message or send an email and let's figure out how to improve the situation immediately. I know reaching out for help can leave us feeling vulnerable, but resilience is the action of acknowledging that something isn't right and then doing something about it! I'm here for you and we can get through this together.
(732) 487-3236 View (732) 487-3236
Photo of Saby Cevallos, Licensed Professional Counselor in Essex County, NJ
Saby Cevallos
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Maplewood, NJ 07040  (Online Only)
My goal is always to bring Truth into your life so that the Truth can bring about your Freedom. I look to meet you where you are and walk along side you until you arrive where you want to be. I seek to help you to be whole, in mind, body and soul.
My goal is always to bring Truth into your life so that the Truth can bring about your Freedom. I look to meet you where you are and walk along side you until you arrive where you want to be. I seek to help you to be whole, in mind, body and soul.
(848) 253-6951 View (848) 253-6951
Photo of Shanta Kerina Pamphile, Licensed Professional Counselor in Essex County, NJ
Shanta Kerina Pamphile
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LMHC, NCC, ACS
Verified
Montclair, NJ 07042
You never need to traverse this path alone. I want to acknowledge your courage in embarking on this transformative journey. I often liken my role in this therapeutic voyage to that of a co-pilot or co-author of your life story. My core mission is to empower individuals to unlock their fullest potential by navigating unresolved issues, healing from trauma, and breaking free from maladaptive patterns that have held them back from happiness.
You never need to traverse this path alone. I want to acknowledge your courage in embarking on this transformative journey. I often liken my role in this therapeutic voyage to that of a co-pilot or co-author of your life story. My core mission is to empower individuals to unlock their fullest potential by navigating unresolved issues, healing from trauma, and breaking free from maladaptive patterns that have held them back from happiness.
(973) 798-9956 View (973) 798-9956
Photo of Sydney M Foster, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Essex County, NJ
Sydney M Foster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Newark, NJ 07103  (Online Only)
I am a true believer that our experiences, good and bad shape our worldview. At times, these experiences can cause us to feel detached from community, family members, friends, and ourselves. This detachment can bring about feelings of sadness, worry, hopelessness, confusion, and emptiness.
I am a true believer that our experiences, good and bad shape our worldview. At times, these experiences can cause us to feel detached from community, family members, friends, and ourselves. This detachment can bring about feelings of sadness, worry, hopelessness, confusion, and emptiness.
(862) 367-6925 View (862) 367-6925
Photo of Amanda Marshall, Psychologist in Essex County, NJ
Amanda Marshall
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP, PSYPACT
Verified
Livingston, NJ 07039
Psychologist with Psychological and Educational Consulting located in Livingston, NJ. I am currently accepting telehealth clients (ages 13-35, located in NJ/NY and PSYPACT participating states) who experience challenges related to anxiety, depression, neurodiversity, relationships, identity, & life transitions. My experiences include supporting youth, adults, and families in the LGBTQIA+ community, juvenile justice, public and alternative schools, as well as clients from various cultural backgrounds.
Psychologist with Psychological and Educational Consulting located in Livingston, NJ. I am currently accepting telehealth clients (ages 13-35, located in NJ/NY and PSYPACT participating states) who experience challenges related to anxiety, depression, neurodiversity, relationships, identity, & life transitions. My experiences include supporting youth, adults, and families in the LGBTQIA+ community, juvenile justice, public and alternative schools, as well as clients from various cultural backgrounds.
(862) 329-7474 View (862) 329-7474
Photo of Noelle K Jensen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Essex County, NJ
Noelle K Jensen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Montclair, NJ 07043
Therapy is a process. I believe the most important elements include forming a meaningful connection, recognizing strengths, and facilitating unique pathways to growth and change. Life can be challenging, it is full of both wonder and adversity, we are all on a journey and at times it can be helpful to talk about what is going on. The last several years have been different than anything we have experienced. As we enter the "new normal" there continues to be a lot to take in. It is important to practice self care and to reach out for support when needed.
Therapy is a process. I believe the most important elements include forming a meaningful connection, recognizing strengths, and facilitating unique pathways to growth and change. Life can be challenging, it is full of both wonder and adversity, we are all on a journey and at times it can be helpful to talk about what is going on. The last several years have been different than anything we have experienced. As we enter the "new normal" there continues to be a lot to take in. It is important to practice self care and to reach out for support when needed.
(973) 874-2871 View (973) 874-2871
Photo of Marissa Mastrocola, Licensed Social Worker in Essex County, NJ
Marissa Mastrocola
Licensed Social Worker , MA, MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Millburn, NJ 07041
Everyone has mental health existing on a spectrum and depending on a variety of factors, where we fall on that spectrum can change. Wherever you are on that spectrum, I am here to meet you where you're at. With an authentic and empathetic approach, I want to help guide you toward your goals and positive change that you're seeking. We can work toward understanding your emotions, improving self-esteem and self-worth, learning and practicing new coping skills, and more.
Everyone has mental health existing on a spectrum and depending on a variety of factors, where we fall on that spectrum can change. Wherever you are on that spectrum, I am here to meet you where you're at. With an authentic and empathetic approach, I want to help guide you toward your goals and positive change that you're seeking. We can work toward understanding your emotions, improving self-esteem and self-worth, learning and practicing new coping skills, and more.
(201) 340-9034 View (201) 340-9034
Photo of Beth Spiegel Sonnenberg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Essex County, NJ
Beth Spiegel Sonnenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Livingston, NJ 07039
Have your thoughts prevented you from having fulfilling relationships? Do you have a negative or worry-filled script running through your head? Imagine what it would feel like to share those negative, overwhelming or irrational thoughts and learn how to change them into positive and less intrusive ones. Let me help you cope with negative thoughts and faulty communication patterns so you are no longer held back and can enjoy your life to its fullest.
Have your thoughts prevented you from having fulfilling relationships? Do you have a negative or worry-filled script running through your head? Imagine what it would feel like to share those negative, overwhelming or irrational thoughts and learn how to change them into positive and less intrusive ones. Let me help you cope with negative thoughts and faulty communication patterns so you are no longer held back and can enjoy your life to its fullest.
(973) 629-8837 View (973) 629-8837
Photo of Avrahom Y Rosenberg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Essex County, NJ
Avrahom Y Rosenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Orange, NJ 07052
I am a psychotherapist specializing in anxiety, anger management, ADHD, depression, marital issues, political anxiety, covid anxiety, and adjustment issues in teens, young adults and married couples. My experience also includes working with various DSM-V disorders in addition to managing school based issues. Many of my clients encounter frustration when their concerns impact their daily lives, and I take the time to listen closely to their needs, and empower them to successfully navigate their challenges.
I am a psychotherapist specializing in anxiety, anger management, ADHD, depression, marital issues, political anxiety, covid anxiety, and adjustment issues in teens, young adults and married couples. My experience also includes working with various DSM-V disorders in addition to managing school based issues. Many of my clients encounter frustration when their concerns impact their daily lives, and I take the time to listen closely to their needs, and empower them to successfully navigate their challenges.
(973) 221-9564 View (973) 221-9564
Photo of George Grant, Counselor in Essex County, NJ
George Grant
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCP, SCP
Verified
Livingston, NJ 07039
Sometimes, we all face complex thoughts and emotions that can make us feel down, anxious, or preoccupied. It's perfectly normal to seek professional help when dealing with these challenges. Whether related to depression, anxiety, trauma, or even changes in our personal and professional lives, complex mental states can arise from various factors, like work relationships, family dynamics, or life transitions such as health issues, financial concerns, or interpersonal situations.
Sometimes, we all face complex thoughts and emotions that can make us feel down, anxious, or preoccupied. It's perfectly normal to seek professional help when dealing with these challenges. Whether related to depression, anxiety, trauma, or even changes in our personal and professional lives, complex mental states can arise from various factors, like work relationships, family dynamics, or life transitions such as health issues, financial concerns, or interpersonal situations.
(862) 212-1196 View (862) 212-1196
Photo of Dr Sandra M Feldman, Psychologist in Essex County, NJ
Dr Sandra M Feldman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Montclair, NJ 07042  (Online Only)
In these turbulent times", people are experiencing a lack of meaning in their lives. Sometimes feeling adrift is a mask for anxiety/depression. How would it be if you could negotiate your relationships, work problems, and overall life issues free of these burdensome symptoms that often impede happiness and success, and have a devastating effect on physical health? As a trained clinical psychologist, I can be instrumental in helping you to rid your life of these obstacles.
In these turbulent times", people are experiencing a lack of meaning in their lives. Sometimes feeling adrift is a mask for anxiety/depression. How would it be if you could negotiate your relationships, work problems, and overall life issues free of these burdensome symptoms that often impede happiness and success, and have a devastating effect on physical health? As a trained clinical psychologist, I can be instrumental in helping you to rid your life of these obstacles.
(732) 992-8994 View (732) 992-8994
Photo of William E Carr, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Essex County, NJ
William E Carr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DPA, LCSW
Verified
Maplewood, NJ 07040
It is important to establish an atmosphere of trust and understanding when working with clients. In my practice, you the client, are the most important person. I will work with you in order to establish the most significant aspect of your challenge/challenges. In my many years of experience, I have come to realize that the causal factors of exasperating issues can be deceptive and not all inclusive. Accordingly, I will utilized my uniquely developed communicative measures to work with you and those that you care for to solve them.
It is important to establish an atmosphere of trust and understanding when working with clients. In my practice, you the client, are the most important person. I will work with you in order to establish the most significant aspect of your challenge/challenges. In my many years of experience, I have come to realize that the causal factors of exasperating issues can be deceptive and not all inclusive. Accordingly, I will utilized my uniquely developed communicative measures to work with you and those that you care for to solve them.
(973) 943-4439 View (973) 943-4439
Photo of Kai Ridoré (Inmindcarenj), Counselor in Essex County, NJ
Kai Ridoré (Inmindcarenj)
Counselor, LAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Belleville, NJ 07109  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, low-esteem, mood disorders or loss and grief? Getting help can be difficult; congratulations on taking the first step. Psychotherapy can help you improve wellbeing, functioning and confidence.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, low-esteem, mood disorders or loss and grief? Getting help can be difficult; congratulations on taking the first step. Psychotherapy can help you improve wellbeing, functioning and confidence.
(973) 358-7201 View (973) 358-7201
Photo of Genelle M. Gutierrez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Essex County, NJ
Genelle M. Gutierrez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-NJ, CSSW, LCSW-DC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verona, NJ 07044  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you finding that you are having feelings of persistent worry and excessive fear or tension over everyday life and can't pinpoint why? Are you struggling with a depressed mood or loss of interest in everyday activities? I'm glad you took the brave and courageous step to begin therapy and explore what may be keeping you from feeling peace. What would it feel like, for you to be at ease, to suffer less? I want to help you explore that calmness and tranquility.
Are you finding that you are having feelings of persistent worry and excessive fear or tension over everyday life and can't pinpoint why? Are you struggling with a depressed mood or loss of interest in everyday activities? I'm glad you took the brave and courageous step to begin therapy and explore what may be keeping you from feeling peace. What would it feel like, for you to be at ease, to suffer less? I want to help you explore that calmness and tranquility.
(862) 292-9603 View (862) 292-9603
Photo of Sharon R Evancio, Licensed Professional Counselor in Essex County, NJ
Sharon R Evancio
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Montclair, NJ 07042
I have established a private practice that is a warm, nonjudgemental, confidential, and culturally sensitive setting. In this comfortable environment you will feel safe to explore and resolve any issues that have become to challenging for you to resolve on your own. I am an experienced professional, licensed by the State of New Jersey. Depending on your needs I provide individual, marital/couples, and/or family counseling. My education and experience include psychodynamic therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and ego resolution, as well as spiritual counseling which make this a successful comprehensive service.
I have established a private practice that is a warm, nonjudgemental, confidential, and culturally sensitive setting. In this comfortable environment you will feel safe to explore and resolve any issues that have become to challenging for you to resolve on your own. I am an experienced professional, licensed by the State of New Jersey. Depending on your needs I provide individual, marital/couples, and/or family counseling. My education and experience include psychodynamic therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and ego resolution, as well as spiritual counseling which make this a successful comprehensive service.
(732) 250-0203 View (732) 250-0203
Photo of Lauren Meisels, Psychologist in Essex County, NJ
Lauren Meisels
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
South Orange, NJ 07079
As a maternal mental health specialist with over 20 years of experience, patients generally come to me feeling stressed, anxious, and/or depressed while pregnant or postpartum. I also work with women who are struggling to find work-life harmony, and with high school and college age students navigating young adulthood. With warmth and compassion, I will work closely with you to help you appreciate and understand why you feel and behave the way you do, and to help you develop new and more effective ways to manage your distress.
As a maternal mental health specialist with over 20 years of experience, patients generally come to me feeling stressed, anxious, and/or depressed while pregnant or postpartum. I also work with women who are struggling to find work-life harmony, and with high school and college age students navigating young adulthood. With warmth and compassion, I will work closely with you to help you appreciate and understand why you feel and behave the way you do, and to help you develop new and more effective ways to manage your distress.
(862) 292-4359 View (862) 292-4359
Photo of Nadia Lemp-Nguyen, Psychologist in Essex County, NJ
Nadia Lemp-Nguyen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Maplewood, NJ 07040
I believe in a collaborative approach with my clients to identify and address areas in their lives in which they are struggling. It is important to me to create an emotionally safe environment in which you can talk about your inner experiences in a reflective way. My goal is to help you find relief and clarity, recognizing your inherent strengths and capacity for meaningful change. Depending on your needs, I provide both short and long-term treatments. My approach and style is rooted primarily in psychodynamic and experiential theories, including AEDP. I draw on treatment approaches from various other theoretical backgrounds.
I believe in a collaborative approach with my clients to identify and address areas in their lives in which they are struggling. It is important to me to create an emotionally safe environment in which you can talk about your inner experiences in a reflective way. My goal is to help you find relief and clarity, recognizing your inherent strengths and capacity for meaningful change. Depending on your needs, I provide both short and long-term treatments. My approach and style is rooted primarily in psychodynamic and experiential theories, including AEDP. I draw on treatment approaches from various other theoretical backgrounds.
(908) 860-9875 View (908) 860-9875
Photo of Lauren Dobbs, Psychologist in Essex County, NJ
Lauren Dobbs
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
South Orange, NJ 07079
Dr. Dobbs is an accomplished clinical psychologist with over fifteen years of experience between teaching and clinical work. She specializes in working with children, teens, and adults and has worked across various settings, including private practice, school, residential, and community mental health. Her therapeutic approach is rooted in the gold standard of treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which provides faster, more effective results. With children and teens, she goes beyond the traditional confines of therapy by harnessing their natural creativity, integrating art, music, games, journaling, and other creative outlets.
Dr. Dobbs is an accomplished clinical psychologist with over fifteen years of experience between teaching and clinical work. She specializes in working with children, teens, and adults and has worked across various settings, including private practice, school, residential, and community mental health. Her therapeutic approach is rooted in the gold standard of treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which provides faster, more effective results. With children and teens, she goes beyond the traditional confines of therapy by harnessing their natural creativity, integrating art, music, games, journaling, and other creative outlets.
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Photo of Nicole-Marie R. Helmstetter, Counselor in Essex County, NJ
Nicole-Marie R. Helmstetter
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Caldwell, NJ 07006
For both newcomers and those who’ve had counseling in the past, I am here to support you in this process. In our work together, you will find empathy and genuine non-judgment, respect for your worldview and culture, and the value of your collaboration. I instill advocacy and will help you to access other resources. I bring experience, continued education, and sincere dedication to our work. I wholeheartedly believe that every challenge in life presents opportunities to recognize existing strengths and discover new ones. I am committed to supporting your goals, your overcoming obstacles, and reclaiming expertise over your own life.
For both newcomers and those who’ve had counseling in the past, I am here to support you in this process. In our work together, you will find empathy and genuine non-judgment, respect for your worldview and culture, and the value of your collaboration. I instill advocacy and will help you to access other resources. I bring experience, continued education, and sincere dedication to our work. I wholeheartedly believe that every challenge in life presents opportunities to recognize existing strengths and discover new ones. I am committed to supporting your goals, your overcoming obstacles, and reclaiming expertise over your own life.
(862) 579-3422 View (862) 579-3422
Photo of Derek Bacharach, Counselor in Essex County, NJ
Derek Bacharach
Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP-II
Verified
1 Endorsed
Montclair, NJ 07042
Sometimes life can be difficult to navigate. Are unhealthy habits getting in the way? Does the map you use to guide your life (and your relationships) need some adjusting or do you realize you want a new path? I can help you figure this out so you can have peace of mind, better management of your emotions, and be the best version of yourself.
Sometimes life can be difficult to navigate. Are unhealthy habits getting in the way? Does the map you use to guide your life (and your relationships) need some adjusting or do you realize you want a new path? I can help you figure this out so you can have peace of mind, better management of your emotions, and be the best version of yourself.
(973) 310-5317 View (973) 310-5317

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Number of Therapists in Essex County, NJ

2,000+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Essex County, NJ who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
70% Coping Skills
67% Stress
65% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
65% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Essex County, NJ see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Essex County?

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.