Therapists in Hillsdale, NJ

Photo of Lisa Karmin - Lisa S. Karmin, MSW, LCSW, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lisa S. Karmin, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
Making the decision to enter into therapy is often challenging. Choosing the right therapist to work with can make all the difference along that path . If you are experiencing dissatisfaction in your relationships and/ or in your day to day life albeit work or whatever you are engaged in, I am here to help you along your journey. If you are feeling stuck and unhappy with life choices, together we can work towards problem solving and achieving your goals .
Making the decision to enter into therapy is often challenging. Choosing the right therapist to work with can make all the difference along that path . If you are experiencing dissatisfaction in your relationships and/ or in your day to day life albeit work or whatever you are engaged in, I am here to help you along your journey. If you are feeling stuck and unhappy with life choices, together we can work towards problem solving and achieving your goals .
(201) 523-4557 View (201) 523-4557
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Michelle Vallario
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
Hi! My name is Michelle Vallario, LCSW, owner of and sole practitioner at MIND Your Health Psychotherapy, LLC. After many years practicing social work in the acute care setting, followed by several more years providing individual psychotherapy as part of a group practice, I opened my own private practice in March 2018. At MIND Your Health Psychotherapy I used my educational background as a social worker to shape my clinical approach. I consider each patient as a part of his/her environment and tailor treatment to each patient's individual and specific needs.
Hi! My name is Michelle Vallario, LCSW, owner of and sole practitioner at MIND Your Health Psychotherapy, LLC. After many years practicing social work in the acute care setting, followed by several more years providing individual psychotherapy as part of a group practice, I opened my own private practice in March 2018. At MIND Your Health Psychotherapy I used my educational background as a social worker to shape my clinical approach. I consider each patient as a part of his/her environment and tailor treatment to each patient's individual and specific needs.
(201) 730-9775 View (201) 730-9775
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Bianca Shmulevich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
Parenting is hard, working is stressful, attempting to date during a pandemic is challenging and juggling EVERYTHING is exhausting. You don't have to keep all of these balls in motion alone. I create a professional, working relationship with each of my clients to give them the perspective, space and freedom to deconstruct the hurdles that they are facing, because trying to accomplish that by yourself is nearly impossible. Let's see what IS possible.
Parenting is hard, working is stressful, attempting to date during a pandemic is challenging and juggling EVERYTHING is exhausting. You don't have to keep all of these balls in motion alone. I create a professional, working relationship with each of my clients to give them the perspective, space and freedom to deconstruct the hurdles that they are facing, because trying to accomplish that by yourself is nearly impossible. Let's see what IS possible.
(201) 731-6849 View (201) 731-6849
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Be Well Therapy Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
I help Individuals explore their thoughts and feelings that lead to distorted beliefs, by helping them gain a greater understanding of how negative thoughts can stop them from being their best self. I have expertise working with those affected by trauma, codependency, abuse, anxiety and depression.
I help Individuals explore their thoughts and feelings that lead to distorted beliefs, by helping them gain a greater understanding of how negative thoughts can stop them from being their best self. I have expertise working with those affected by trauma, codependency, abuse, anxiety and depression.
(551) 244-6457 View (551) 244-6457
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Erica Shreck
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
Beginning therapy is a wonderful challenge and opportunity, one that I am committed to partnering in. My work often focuses on helping clients enact change, manage symptoms, cultivate meaning and live authentically. Additionally, my therapeutic stance is open, empathic and collaborative, creating a non-judgmental space to connect in the valued areas of your life. I am committed to considering the multifaceted aspects of your identity, in understanding your lived experience and moving towards your goals.
Beginning therapy is a wonderful challenge and opportunity, one that I am committed to partnering in. My work often focuses on helping clients enact change, manage symptoms, cultivate meaning and live authentically. Additionally, my therapeutic stance is open, empathic and collaborative, creating a non-judgmental space to connect in the valued areas of your life. I am committed to considering the multifaceted aspects of your identity, in understanding your lived experience and moving towards your goals.
(201) 552-3418 View (201) 552-3418
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Joyce A Taormina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hillsdale, NJ 07642  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing difficulties with life issues, circumstances and the current present-day crisis that may be provoking increased anxiety and frustration? Do you need to talk about your feelings, be heard and validated by a compassionate, trusted professional?
Are you experiencing difficulties with life issues, circumstances and the current present-day crisis that may be provoking increased anxiety and frustration? Do you need to talk about your feelings, be heard and validated by a compassionate, trusted professional?
(833) 975-2107 View (833) 975-2107
Photo of Suzan Fischbein, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Suzan Fischbein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
Therapy is a process. I see a goal of therapy as helping clients to ease emotional distress. To this end, I incorporate interpersonal therapy and cognitive behavior techniques, as well as mindfulness and other coping strategies, to help clients achieve desired levels of functioning and overall mental health. This is part of your journey, and I will respect the path(s) you choose to take or not. I bring to my practice a wealth of experience and knowledge to my practice, which I readily share with clients.
Therapy is a process. I see a goal of therapy as helping clients to ease emotional distress. To this end, I incorporate interpersonal therapy and cognitive behavior techniques, as well as mindfulness and other coping strategies, to help clients achieve desired levels of functioning and overall mental health. This is part of your journey, and I will respect the path(s) you choose to take or not. I bring to my practice a wealth of experience and knowledge to my practice, which I readily share with clients.
(201) 263-9710 View (201) 263-9710
Photo of Sharon Scharf, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sharon Scharf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hillsdale, NJ 07642  (Online Only)
I often work with young adults navigating the delicate balance between their career and personal life. Oftentimes clients begin therapy when they feel anxious, overwhelmed, and exhausted by the stressors of daily life. It can be challenging to maintain one's mental health while juggling life’s many responsibilities.
I often work with young adults navigating the delicate balance between their career and personal life. Oftentimes clients begin therapy when they feel anxious, overwhelmed, and exhausted by the stressors of daily life. It can be challenging to maintain one's mental health while juggling life’s many responsibilities.
(201) 733-2839 View (201) 733-2839
Photo of Patricia Grego - Therapeutic Arts, MPS, LCAT, LPAT, Art Therapist
Therapeutic Arts
Art Therapist, MPS, LCAT, LPAT
Verified Verified
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
Our Art Therapy practice is a special place for children and teens and adults for self discovery, emotional wellness, building self-esteem and expressing feelings. Our NJ team is highly trained in development challenges, self regulation, moods, anger management, bereavement, chronic illness, divorce, PTSD and anxiety. We utilize an eclectic approach to psychotherapy and integrate art therapy for each individual.
Our Art Therapy practice is a special place for children and teens and adults for self discovery, emotional wellness, building self-esteem and expressing feelings. Our NJ team is highly trained in development challenges, self regulation, moods, anger management, bereavement, chronic illness, divorce, PTSD and anxiety. We utilize an eclectic approach to psychotherapy and integrate art therapy for each individual.
(201) 565-0336 View (201) 565-0336
Photo of Melissa Slivka, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melissa Slivka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
When your world has gone dark, I can help you find the light again. You’ve lost a loved one and hoped you’d be feeling better by now, but you’re not. You didn’t expect grief to be this hard. You might be afraid to talk about your loved one out of fear of feeling like a burden, fear of being judged, or worrying about upsetting others who are also grieving. While everyone else in your life may have expectations on how you should be grieving or living your life; I don’t. With me you'll be able to share what troubles you the most about your loss instead of keeping it inside. Together I can help you find a path out of darkness.
When your world has gone dark, I can help you find the light again. You’ve lost a loved one and hoped you’d be feeling better by now, but you’re not. You didn’t expect grief to be this hard. You might be afraid to talk about your loved one out of fear of feeling like a burden, fear of being judged, or worrying about upsetting others who are also grieving. While everyone else in your life may have expectations on how you should be grieving or living your life; I don’t. With me you'll be able to share what troubles you the most about your loss instead of keeping it inside. Together I can help you find a path out of darkness.
(201) 490-4911 View (201) 490-4911
Photo of Lauren Prusak, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lauren Prusak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
Major life changes can leave you feeling stuck, confused, lost, alone, disappointed, or unsure what's next for you. Perhaps the excitement of a new relationship, new baby, new job, or new school, may not have met your hopes or expectations. Perhaps you would like to change something, but don't know what to do next. Anxiety in these situations is more common than you think.
Major life changes can leave you feeling stuck, confused, lost, alone, disappointed, or unsure what's next for you. Perhaps the excitement of a new relationship, new baby, new job, or new school, may not have met your hopes or expectations. Perhaps you would like to change something, but don't know what to do next. Anxiety in these situations is more common than you think.
(347) 242-5726 View (347) 242-5726
Photo of Lisa C Ruane, LCSW, CHT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lisa C Ruane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT
Verified Verified
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
Lisa holds her MSW from the Boston College School of Social Work and has been a clinical Social Worker since 2011. Her experience lies with psychiatric diagnoses. Additionally, she is a certified Hypnotherapist, who received her training through The Wellness Institute in Seattle. In her private practice, she treats adults who are looking to improve their quality of life through self-awareness and healing.
Lisa holds her MSW from the Boston College School of Social Work and has been a clinical Social Worker since 2011. Her experience lies with psychiatric diagnoses. Additionally, she is a certified Hypnotherapist, who received her training through The Wellness Institute in Seattle. In her private practice, she treats adults who are looking to improve their quality of life through self-awareness and healing.
(201) 987-9545 View (201) 987-9545
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Nadia Qadeer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
I received my Masters of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from Rutgers University, School of Health Professions and my Bachelors of Science in Behavior & Health from Boston University Sargent College in 2015. Throughout my academic and professional career, I have interned and worked in various healthcare settings. These experiences have granted me opportunities to learn from clients of diverse backgrounds, various ages, and complex life circumstances: from children in schools, to members of a nursing home and assisted living facility, to adults with psychiatric disabilities in a partial care facility with job training.
I received my Masters of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from Rutgers University, School of Health Professions and my Bachelors of Science in Behavior & Health from Boston University Sargent College in 2015. Throughout my academic and professional career, I have interned and worked in various healthcare settings. These experiences have granted me opportunities to learn from clients of diverse backgrounds, various ages, and complex life circumstances: from children in schools, to members of a nursing home and assisted living facility, to adults with psychiatric disabilities in a partial care facility with job training.
(551) 239-8462 View (551) 239-8462
Photo of Patricia Grego - Therapeutic Arts, LPAT, LCAT, ATR-BC, Art Therapist
Therapeutic Arts
Art Therapist, LPAT, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
Our Art Therapy practice is a special place for children, teens and adults for self discovery, emotional wellness, building self-esteem and expressing feelings. Our NJ team is highly trained in development challenges, self regulation, moods, anger management, bereavement, chronic illness, divorce, PTSD and anxiety.
Our Art Therapy practice is a special place for children, teens and adults for self discovery, emotional wellness, building self-esteem and expressing feelings. Our NJ team is highly trained in development challenges, self regulation, moods, anger management, bereavement, chronic illness, divorce, PTSD and anxiety.
(551) 305-3374 View (551) 305-3374
Photo of Lisa Medico, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lisa Medico
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
Lisa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in NJ with a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from Rutgers University. She is also a Certified Case Manager with 10 years experience in the medical field, which has exposed her to a very diverse range of clients, diagnoses, and social situations. Lisa is here to provide her clients with a safe, judgment-free space to explore and address any challenges they may be facing, or simply improve their lives and relationships proactively.
Lisa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in NJ with a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from Rutgers University. She is also a Certified Case Manager with 10 years experience in the medical field, which has exposed her to a very diverse range of clients, diagnoses, and social situations. Lisa is here to provide her clients with a safe, judgment-free space to explore and address any challenges they may be facing, or simply improve their lives and relationships proactively.
(201) 654-7409 View (201) 654-7409
Photo of Irena Tsapelas, PhD, Psychologist
Irena Tsapelas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
Irena Tsapelas is a Psychologist in New York who has been practicing since 2019. Irena has extensive research experience that informs her clinical work and experience treating clients. In her spare time, Irena enjoys music and travel.
Irena Tsapelas is a Psychologist in New York who has been practicing since 2019. Irena has extensive research experience that informs her clinical work and experience treating clients. In her spare time, Irena enjoys music and travel.
(201) 904-4533 View (201) 904-4533
Photo of Christine Culbreth, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Christine Culbreth
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
Christine is a Licensed Associate Counselor, who has been practicing since 2013. She graduated from Seton Hall University with a Master's degree in Professional Counseling. Christine believes in a person-centered approach to therapy, an empathetic approach that empowers and motivates individuals to reach their potential. Christine also strongly believes in a mindfulness-based approach, encouraging clients to experience themselves and their feelings in the present. She often utilizes mindfulness-based CBT to address anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders.
Christine is a Licensed Associate Counselor, who has been practicing since 2013. She graduated from Seton Hall University with a Master's degree in Professional Counseling. Christine believes in a person-centered approach to therapy, an empathetic approach that empowers and motivates individuals to reach their potential. Christine also strongly believes in a mindfulness-based approach, encouraging clients to experience themselves and their feelings in the present. She often utilizes mindfulness-based CBT to address anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders.
(551) 356-8056 View (551) 356-8056
Photo of Samantha Tinter, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Samantha Tinter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
Are you juggling multiple responsibilities? Feeling pulled in 99 different directions? Wondering if there is any escape from the stress and frustrations that can overwhelm us? Your pleasure of the day should not be grocery shopping without your kids in tow. It is so easy to lose our identity, especially now that we are trying to be all things to all people. Adulting in 2020, right? Up until now you have managed to kind of, sort of, keep it all together but it is obvious that this is not sustainable. Self-care should not be a luxury! Let's carve out time to focus on you and increase your bandwidth to be able to enjoy your life!
Are you juggling multiple responsibilities? Feeling pulled in 99 different directions? Wondering if there is any escape from the stress and frustrations that can overwhelm us? Your pleasure of the day should not be grocery shopping without your kids in tow. It is so easy to lose our identity, especially now that we are trying to be all things to all people. Adulting in 2020, right? Up until now you have managed to kind of, sort of, keep it all together but it is obvious that this is not sustainable. Self-care should not be a luxury! Let's carve out time to focus on you and increase your bandwidth to be able to enjoy your life!
(845) 637-3910 View (845) 637-3910
Photo of Benjamin Oosting, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Benjamin Oosting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with advanced training in Internal Family Systems, EMDR, and Trauma and Stress Reduction. I provide trauma-informed, general psychotherapy for adults experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, family, work, and academic problems, and those who wish to resolve traumatic events, sexual abuse, and/or domestic abuse. People have varying reasons to seek therapy, but generally they are experiencing discomfort in one or more areas of their everyday life. This discomfort may be experienced as depression, anxiety, anger, sleeping and eating problems, compulsive behaviors, and/or relationship issues.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with advanced training in Internal Family Systems, EMDR, and Trauma and Stress Reduction. I provide trauma-informed, general psychotherapy for adults experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, family, work, and academic problems, and those who wish to resolve traumatic events, sexual abuse, and/or domestic abuse. People have varying reasons to seek therapy, but generally they are experiencing discomfort in one or more areas of their everyday life. This discomfort may be experienced as depression, anxiety, anger, sleeping and eating problems, compulsive behaviors, and/or relationship issues.
(201) 584-4205 View (201) 584-4205
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Veronica Nealis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
As a counselor, it is my job to see and understand people as individuals. To help people find the strength within that can so easily become forgotten. There are various schools of thought that I pull from such as REBT, CBT, and DBT depending on the needs of the individual. My approach is humanistic in nature, which means that the sessions are client driven. I believe the journey to wholeness starts with taking time for self-discovery. I enjoy empowering individuals to find and work through their barriers to success. This approach is used when working with adults and adolescents.
As a counselor, it is my job to see and understand people as individuals. To help people find the strength within that can so easily become forgotten. There are various schools of thought that I pull from such as REBT, CBT, and DBT depending on the needs of the individual. My approach is humanistic in nature, which means that the sessions are client driven. I believe the journey to wholeness starts with taking time for self-discovery. I enjoy empowering individuals to find and work through their barriers to success. This approach is used when working with adults and adolescents.
(551) 400-8632 View (551) 400-8632

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Hillsdale, NJ

40+

Average cost per session

$165

Therapists in Hillsdale, NJ who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
88% Depression
73% Grief
60% Trauma and PTSD
60% Women's Issues
57% Relationship Issues
55% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% Cigna and Evernorth
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
76% Aetna

How Therapists in Hillsdale, NJ see their clients

95% In Person and Online
5% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hillsdale?

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.