Therapists in Newark, NJ

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Photo of Michelle Sophia Israel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Newark, NJ
Michelle Sophia Israel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Newark, NJ 07103  (Online Only)
I am a Psychotherapist with over fifteen years of licensed experience helping people live optimal and productive lives. My therapeutic approach centers around creating a supportive, engaging, and non-judgmental environment where we can work together to help you achieve your goals.
I am a Psychotherapist with over fifteen years of licensed experience helping people live optimal and productive lives. My therapeutic approach centers around creating a supportive, engaging, and non-judgmental environment where we can work together to help you achieve your goals.
(646) 956-5357 View (646) 956-5357
Emerald Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Newark, NJ 07106
Not accepting new clients
Emerald Counseling Services is an agency of highly skilled, bi-lingual, culturally competent, professionals whose mission is to provide a therapeutic alternative to at-risk youths ages 5 - 21 with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges within the home, the school, and/or the community.
Emerald Counseling Services is an agency of highly skilled, bi-lingual, culturally competent, professionals whose mission is to provide a therapeutic alternative to at-risk youths ages 5 - 21 with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges within the home, the school, and/or the community.
(973) 348-6148 View (973) 348-6148
Photo of Walls Come Tumbling Down Melissa K Warren, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Newark, NJ
Walls Come Tumbling Down Melissa K Warren
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Newark, NJ 07103  (Online Only)
I am a mental health clinician who is passionate for helping individuals navigate their life journeys. Please do not continue to be a hostage of your past traumas and hurts instead choose to be a survior and thriver of your future. I know you have both whatever you are seeking counseling for and the solution within yourself. You are stronger than you think.
I am a mental health clinician who is passionate for helping individuals navigate their life journeys. Please do not continue to be a hostage of your past traumas and hurts instead choose to be a survior and thriver of your future. I know you have both whatever you are seeking counseling for and the solution within yourself. You are stronger than you think.
(908) 975-1297 View (908) 975-1297
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Musa Ahmad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, CCTP-II, C-DBT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newark, NJ 07102
I work with clients that have histories of trauma varying in severity. With trauma comes trouble with regulating and making sense of emotions. In terms of diagnoses, in addition to PTSD, emotional regulation can show up as depression, anxiety, manic episodes, and dissociation. The field of psychology is becoming more aware of the connection between how the nervous system responds to threats today and traumatic events in the client's past. My clients clients need to be comfortable exploring that connection. I stress that healing trauma requires changes in brain chemistry, so progress is dependent on consistency.
I work with clients that have histories of trauma varying in severity. With trauma comes trouble with regulating and making sense of emotions. In terms of diagnoses, in addition to PTSD, emotional regulation can show up as depression, anxiety, manic episodes, and dissociation. The field of psychology is becoming more aware of the connection between how the nervous system responds to threats today and traumatic events in the client's past. My clients clients need to be comfortable exploring that connection. I stress that healing trauma requires changes in brain chemistry, so progress is dependent on consistency.
(862) 701-4394 View (862) 701-4394
Photo of James J DeSantis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Newark, NJ
James J DeSantis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newark, NJ 07102
I utilize an integrative clinical approach to counseling and employ various therapeutic methods which I have been trained on. Depending upon what will be most helpful for you on a individual basis, my approach draws upon the principles of Person-Centered Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as several other therapeutic methods.
I utilize an integrative clinical approach to counseling and employ various therapeutic methods which I have been trained on. Depending upon what will be most helpful for you on a individual basis, my approach draws upon the principles of Person-Centered Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as several other therapeutic methods.
(551) 999-6355 View (551) 999-6355
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Sabrina Hammond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Newark, NJ 07102  (Online Only)
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
(973) 791-5940 View (973) 791-5940
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Virginia Hart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Newark, NJ 07102  (Online Only)
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
(973) 846-1499 View (973) 846-1499
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Jasmin Rivera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, LCADC
Verified
Newark, NJ 07104  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Social Worker with extensive experience working with people throughout the life span. It is important for me to provide a safe environment in which you can freely and honestly express your emotions, your concerns, and dreams.
I am a Licensed Social Worker with extensive experience working with people throughout the life span. It is important for me to provide a safe environment in which you can freely and honestly express your emotions, your concerns, and dreams.
(973) 922-9965 View (973) 922-9965
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Leila E Gibbs
Counselor, LAC, NCC, MA
Verified
Newark, NJ 07107
Not accepting new clients
My ideal client is someone who is receptive to change, and motivated about re-inventing themselves. They need to feel understood, and accepted. It is too often that we may feel misunderstood by others. I aim to give you my strong listening ear, and to help you discover what behaviors or patterns that may or may not be useful to your transformation.
My ideal client is someone who is receptive to change, and motivated about re-inventing themselves. They need to feel understood, and accepted. It is too often that we may feel misunderstood by others. I aim to give you my strong listening ear, and to help you discover what behaviors or patterns that may or may not be useful to your transformation.
(862) 356-5607 View (862) 356-5607
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Raquel Scullari
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newark, NJ 07105
I found my calling within the community serving as an in-home counselor and also attending at Beth Israel Medical Center as a Mental Health Clinician, since 2011. The psychotherapy work focus around Individual and family needs, using Family System, CBT and Strength-Based approach. I'm also experienced with children trauma, behavior issues, anger management, domestic violence, PTSD, Depression and Anxiety. Another passion of mine centers around Immigration. I offer psychosocial evaluations for immigration cases. I am a native Portuguese/Spanish speaker and have experience working with clients with a history of trauma and abuse.
I found my calling within the community serving as an in-home counselor and also attending at Beth Israel Medical Center as a Mental Health Clinician, since 2011. The psychotherapy work focus around Individual and family needs, using Family System, CBT and Strength-Based approach. I'm also experienced with children trauma, behavior issues, anger management, domestic violence, PTSD, Depression and Anxiety. Another passion of mine centers around Immigration. I offer psychosocial evaluations for immigration cases. I am a native Portuguese/Spanish speaker and have experience working with clients with a history of trauma and abuse.
(201) 431-0776 View (201) 431-0776
Photo of Biyang Wang, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Newark, NJ
Biyang Wang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newark, NJ 07102  (Online Only)
I practice from a strength-based, insight-oriented, and collaborative approach individualized to meet the unique needs of each client. I offer an empathetic, supportive, and accepting environment for my clients to feel heard and understood while also challenged and inspired to take on new perspectives, ways of thinking, and daily practices. Therapy is a process that can provide tools to relieve immediate stress, but also an opportunity to explore the underlying meanings, behavioral patterns, and relationship dynamics in order to lead a life of authenticity and genuine fulfillment. My clients also strive to positively impact society.
I practice from a strength-based, insight-oriented, and collaborative approach individualized to meet the unique needs of each client. I offer an empathetic, supportive, and accepting environment for my clients to feel heard and understood while also challenged and inspired to take on new perspectives, ways of thinking, and daily practices. Therapy is a process that can provide tools to relieve immediate stress, but also an opportunity to explore the underlying meanings, behavioral patterns, and relationship dynamics in order to lead a life of authenticity and genuine fulfillment. My clients also strive to positively impact society.
(224) 218-5154 View (224) 218-5154
Hadley Noble
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Newark, NJ 07102
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
(973) 791-8035 View (973) 791-8035
Photo of Ruth Antonette Dubon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Newark, NJ
Ruth Antonette Dubon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Newark, NJ 07107  (Online Only)
There are a lot of things that happen within us while we engage in our normal day to day lives. From our physiological processes to our mental and emotional processes. We spend a great deal functioning completely unaware of our internal world. Interestingly enough it is what’s inside of us that is the precursor to our behaviors and physical health condition. As a psychodynamic therapist I aim to help you come into contact with your inner person or what I refer to as your inner child. I review your childhood history to make sense of your current challenges. A lot of the ways we think and behave come from childhood learnings.
There are a lot of things that happen within us while we engage in our normal day to day lives. From our physiological processes to our mental and emotional processes. We spend a great deal functioning completely unaware of our internal world. Interestingly enough it is what’s inside of us that is the precursor to our behaviors and physical health condition. As a psychodynamic therapist I aim to help you come into contact with your inner person or what I refer to as your inner child. I review your childhood history to make sense of your current challenges. A lot of the ways we think and behave come from childhood learnings.
(201) 596-8424 View (201) 596-8424
Photo of Dr. Jemour Maddux Psychologist, Accepting Patients, Psychologist in Newark, NJ
Dr. Jemour Maddux Psychologist, Accepting Patients
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Newark, NJ 07102  (Online Only)
Professional - Doctoral Level - Theologically Sensitive - TeleHealth Friendly - Diagnostician & Therapist: Dr. Maddux offers tools for escaping bothersome thoughts, behaviors & reactions so you can reclaim self-control, fresh perspectives, stable relationships, energy & hope. I also understand that faith is important. I completed postdoctoral Theology & Ministry education at Princeton Theological Seminary to ethically combine faith-based tools & evidence-based psychotherapies, such as CBT & ERP. My style is time-limited & practical. Get a "Game Plan" for reaching your social, emotional & relationship goals.
Professional - Doctoral Level - Theologically Sensitive - TeleHealth Friendly - Diagnostician & Therapist: Dr. Maddux offers tools for escaping bothersome thoughts, behaviors & reactions so you can reclaim self-control, fresh perspectives, stable relationships, energy & hope. I also understand that faith is important. I completed postdoctoral Theology & Ministry education at Princeton Theological Seminary to ethically combine faith-based tools & evidence-based psychotherapies, such as CBT & ERP. My style is time-limited & practical. Get a "Game Plan" for reaching your social, emotional & relationship goals.
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Photo of Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy, Licensed Professional Counselor in Newark, NJ
Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCSW
Verified
Newark, NJ 07103
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
(973) 559-6759 View (973) 559-6759
Photo of Kimberly J. Chandler, Counselor in Newark, NJ
Kimberly J. Chandler
Counselor, PhD, PLPC, PLMFT
Verified
Newark, NJ 07102  (Online Only)
Are you finding it hard to navigate everyday life? Are your relationships suffering? Are you simply exhausted? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, please know you CAN live a different life. Anxiety, depression, grief/loss, trauma, and many other issues are challenging. Handling these issues on your own may seem impossible. You do not have to go it alone when counseling is available. As a Black/African American therapist, I bring an inclusive approach to my work with all kinds of individuals, couples, and families.
Are you finding it hard to navigate everyday life? Are your relationships suffering? Are you simply exhausted? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, please know you CAN live a different life. Anxiety, depression, grief/loss, trauma, and many other issues are challenging. Handling these issues on your own may seem impossible. You do not have to go it alone when counseling is available. As a Black/African American therapist, I bring an inclusive approach to my work with all kinds of individuals, couples, and families.
(201) 514-6115 View (201) 514-6115
Photo of Jackie McGowan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Newark, NJ
Jackie McGowan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Newark, NJ 07105  (Online Only)
Jackie McGowan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New Jersey who has experience in providing therapeutic care to adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues. She has vast knowledge and experience with the LGBTQ+ community. She completed her Bachelor of Social Work at Castleton University and received her Masters of Social Work from Stony Brook University.
Jackie McGowan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New Jersey who has experience in providing therapeutic care to adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues. She has vast knowledge and experience with the LGBTQ+ community. She completed her Bachelor of Social Work at Castleton University and received her Masters of Social Work from Stony Brook University.
(908) 540-6259 View (908) 540-6259
Photo of Davynte Pannell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Newark, NJ
Davynte Pannell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Newark, NJ 07101
Peace, my name is Davynte Pannell and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey and Washington, D.C. I have experience working with clients of all ages and a variety of presenting issues including autism, anxiety, depression, grief and bereavement, anger management, substance abuse, low self-esteem, trauma, and stress, to name a few. I offer listening ears to clients and provide a space where you can feel empowered and learn more about yourself.
Peace, my name is Davynte Pannell and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey and Washington, D.C. I have experience working with clients of all ages and a variety of presenting issues including autism, anxiety, depression, grief and bereavement, anger management, substance abuse, low self-esteem, trauma, and stress, to name a few. I offer listening ears to clients and provide a space where you can feel empowered and learn more about yourself.
(862) 500-4850 View (862) 500-4850
Photo of Jeanee La'Trese Wortham, Counselor in Newark, NJ
Jeanee La'Trese Wortham
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified
Newark, NJ 07103  (Online Only)
Since working in the field clients sought aid with addiction, anxiety, depression, changing maladaptive behaviors, building self awareness and self esteem as well as anger management amongst a plethora of other struggles. Clients have gained awareness in ways to develop coping skills, stress reduction techniques, mindfulness techniques, cognitive restructuring, as well as explore and develop new behaviors and positive self statements to build self esteem.
Since working in the field clients sought aid with addiction, anxiety, depression, changing maladaptive behaviors, building self awareness and self esteem as well as anger management amongst a plethora of other struggles. Clients have gained awareness in ways to develop coping skills, stress reduction techniques, mindfulness techniques, cognitive restructuring, as well as explore and develop new behaviors and positive self statements to build self esteem.
(973) 604-6284 View (973) 604-6284
Photo of Shawna M Hinkson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Newark, NJ
Shawna M Hinkson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Newark, NJ 07106  (Online Only)
I work with clients to help them make important changes or to overcome difficult life circumstances and obstacles. My desire is to support my clients, however, I also challenge them to foster growth. I have a energetic and transparent style that I hope feels relatable and warm. This is particularly important for clients who are: new to therapy, struggling with opening up, or are trying to overcome the negative stigma around seeking support. I have expertise in the areas of relational issues, stress, crisis intervention, depression, and anxiety. One of my specialties is working with active military service members and veterans.
I work with clients to help them make important changes or to overcome difficult life circumstances and obstacles. My desire is to support my clients, however, I also challenge them to foster growth. I have a energetic and transparent style that I hope feels relatable and warm. This is particularly important for clients who are: new to therapy, struggling with opening up, or are trying to overcome the negative stigma around seeking support. I have expertise in the areas of relational issues, stress, crisis intervention, depression, and anxiety. One of my specialties is working with active military service members and veterans.
(908) 829-9933 View (908) 829-9933

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Number of Therapists in Newark, NJ

300+

Average cost per session

$133

Therapists in Newark, NJ who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
91% Depression
80% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
72% Stress
71% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
86% Aetna
80% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Newark, NJ see their clients

57% Online Only
43% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Newark?

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.