Teen Therapists in Ocean, NJ

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Valerie McMillen, LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Do you or your teenager feel stressed or anxious during these uncertain times? Are you overwhelmed by life events? Do you find it difficult to get through the day? Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? Sometimes you may feel overwhelmed and may need someone to listen. I can listen to your problems and teach you skills that can help you feel better.
(732) 733-4080
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Jewish Family and Children's Service of Monmouth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Verified
Individual and couples outpatient counseling, aging in place/care management with an in-home assessment, senior socialization program, child and adolescent counseling, parenting counseling, substance abuse outpatient and intensive outpatient counseling, compulsive gambling treatment, and anger management.
JFCS works with clients from a variety of social, cultural, and economic backgrounds. All the therapists work hard to build trusting relationships with their clients, so that they can feel safe and empowered. Clients can meet us at one of our 2 Monmouth County locations (Absury Park and Morganville). If they are elderly or disabled we also provide in-homes sessions. We have a variety of services available including:
(848) 216-0757
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Sean Mangan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My specialties include couples, child, teen , and family therapy.
Are you and your partner struggling to have the relationship you have always wanted? Or maybe you are trying to get back to a better time and reconnect. Is your family arguing, disconnected and are you feeling like it's groundhogs day? Or maybe your child/ teen is going through some difficult times and you don't know what to do, but you do know that you need to help them. If you are seeking connection, happiness, and peace in your life because you don't want to continue to live this way I can help. You can have meaningful relationships and joy. Your child can feel better. Life can be different.
(908) 402-0988
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Ocean, NJ 07712
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Jessica Waldron
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
“What if this doesn’t work out?” “Why did I say the wrong thing?” “It’s never going to get better.” Whether it’s uneasiness about a new job, a break up, or, say, a global pandemic leading us to spend more alone time than ever before, when an opportunity for anxiety presents itself, our thoughts can run worryingly rampant. While it may seem impossible in the moment, you have the strength to control how these thoughts influence your feelings before they turn into actions. Sometimes all you need is a hand.
(732) 426-5442
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Ocean, NJ 07712
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Benjamin Alex Leibowitz
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LPC
Verified
Verified
I am a practicing Counseling Psychotherapist with 30+ years experience specializing in individual, group, marital, family and sex therapy. In my practice I use a variety of techniques; surveys, questionnaires, personality inventories to help individuals gain self-awareness which lends itself to personal growth and positive change, Feel free to schedule a session so we can engage in a “Journey Into Self.”
(201) 688-7172
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Ocean, NJ 07712
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M. Tracy Kaplan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA, SAP, CEAP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life on Life's Terms! Learning to laugh at one's self is often a great start while developing the skills to manage the stress, anxiety and struggles of everyday life. In working with a therapist engagement is the most important aspect of the therapeutic relationship.
(732) 666-0538
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Cindy Monsen-Gorto, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you looking to let go, to heal or for hope? We can work together to allow new perspectives to come to light. My innate desire to help others has led me to counsel children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of struggles. Experience has taught me that there is no script for a successful therapeutic venture. You bring to each conversation what you are experiencing in the moment. Insight can allow a person to make positive choices to live in a healthy mindful way.
(732) 655-3286
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Ocean, NJ 07712
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Dr. Radhika Birdi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
No one escapes life without experiencing worry at some point. However, if you are consumed with debilitating worry and irrational fear about things you can’t control and it’s intruding on your social life, work performance, and general happiness, you are experiencing more than just typical stress. Anxiety is draining and colors your every thought. You may feel anxious about your future, experience constant worry about your loved ones, or feel anxious without knowing why. You may experience several physical symptoms like stomach pain, headaches, and muscle tension. You feel like it is impossible to relax.
(732) 902-4622
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Gwen Marlatt Vela
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Looking for a therapist can be overwhelming. It can take time to find someone that is the right fit for you. I offer free phone consultations to help initiate an understanding of what your needs are and if I am the right therapist for you. I engage with clients using varied therapy modalities tailored to my patient's needs. I offer Sandplay and EMDR to help access the spirit and body's natural tendency towards healing. I provide a comfortable atmosphere for personal growth and the space to be able to move beyond your past.
(908) 975-0170
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Ocean, NJ 07712
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Kimberly Deneka Corbett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
It usually takes couples about 6 years to get help for problems in their relationship or marriage. While there are many reasons for that, that is a long time to be unhappy. Couples/marriage counseling works, even after infidelity and other significant events. Sexual and intimate issues are also commonly experienced but difficult to discuss. I have many years of experience and training regarding these challenges and create a safe an comfortable environment for addressing them. For individuals, I deal with the range of relationship issues, depression, anxiety, sexuality, and recovery from addiction.
(848) 229-9255
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Sari Wyckoff
Counselor, MS, LAC, NCC
Verified
Verified
A client calling to make an appointment is admirable. That client is making the step to reach out and get the help that they need. The world can be a tough place and navigating the world can be a challenge. It can also be difficult figuring out yourself and what you are to this world. I want to work with a client with that navigation and teach skills that can help that client be able to cope.
(848) 204-0785
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Adina Antar
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, ACS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Do you feel stuck? That something is missing but you're not sure what? How about that you know what's missing and it's being true to who you are? Throughout the years of experience that I have working with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults I have learned that at the basis of all of our life experiences, we all wish to be heard, accepted, and to feel connected to ourselves, others, and our emotions. By being in a safe therapeutic relationship that accepts you as you are, you are able to unburden the heaviness that you've been carrying and with this new feeling of relief, there is hope for something new and healing.
(732) 561-5901
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Michelle Reno
Counselor, MS, LAC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Seeking therapy can be a significant and powerful first step in one's journey towards healing and fulfillment. I am an empathetic and compassionate therapist who is committed to building a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship with my clients. My goal is to create a safe and inclusive environment for clients where they can engage in self-exploration, growth, and healing. I understand and value the importance of genuine human connection and therefore focus on creating relationships with my clients where they feel understood and where they can have the freedom to fully embrace their authenticity.
(732) 517-7264
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Cynthia Civitano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a dedicated professional committed to helping you achieve emotional well-being and positive self-regard. Each person has a unique set of beliefs and personal experiences. My approach is strengths-based and holistic,and tailored to meet the needs of the individual. I work with adolescents, adults, couples and families in my clinical practice. I can work with trauma and crisis- related situations as well as help those manage the day-to-day problems in life.
(732) 945-7788
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Ocean, NJ 07712
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Catherine (Kate) Livingston
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, ACS
Verified
Verified
Whether you're seeking help for yourself or a loved one, taking the first step toward recovery can be overwhelming. It takes courage to reach out to another and ask for help. You have just taken that first step! Soon you won't have to walk the path alone any further. Whatever challenge you are facing, it will be far more manageable if you have someone at your side to share the load. Relationship problems, anxiety, depression or preventing substance relapse does not have to stop you from living the life that you dream for yourself.
(732) 784-4397
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Ocean, NJ 07712
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Gabrielle Fallon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MS
Verified
Verified
I always take a holistic view when helping my clients. I believe that when a person is struggling with life's challenges, the mind and body are struggling. It is my goal to help each individual person find their way to who they truly are and feel at peace within themselves. I do this by providing a non-judgemental, empathetic, safe space to help you heal and reach the goals you are hoping to accomplish.
(732) 375-9942
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Ocean, NJ 07712
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Danielle Brown, Empower and Thrive Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you want to build a happier, healthier you? Does anxiety, depression, negative body image, stress, or relationship issues show up too often in your life? Do you get down on yourself and feel unsure of how to make changes in your life? These feelings and problems can be symptoms of deeper wounds that most of the time are not obvious to us. Working together in therapy, we can explore what's underneath to help you better understand yourself, your feelings, patterns and behaviors. You have the answers and strength within yourself to heal from pain and self-doubt, and change unhelpful habits or relationships that don't serve you.
(732) 592-5454
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Christine Hatchard
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed psychologist, forensic evaluator, international speaker and trainer, consultant, author, researcher, associate professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at Monmouth University. My work focuses on trauma, culturally competent care, and psychological evaluations for sexual abuse civil litigation. I have multiple media appearances in film, television, newspaper and radio, and have won national awards for my clinical and professional work and leadership in the field of Psychology. I use all of my knowledge and experience to provide my clients with exemplary care.
(732) 823-6277
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Ocean, NJ 07712
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Colleen Laughery
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sometime all we need is a good friend, a front porch and a cup of coffee to deal with life’s stressors, and other times we just need a little bit more. I'm here to help create that safe, collaborative and therapeutic environment where individuals can feel heard and supported and together we can work to process what life puts in your path. Whether it's feelings of sadness or overwhelming worry, difficulty concentrating, a life transition, difficulties in your relationships, peer conflict or a worry about a loved one, together we work to create a safe place to explore, process and grow.
(732) 392-7058
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Ocean, NJ 07712
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Linda Schreiber
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
It can be very challenging to find a therapist that is the right fit for your individual needs. My education and experience has given me an opportunity to help those who may be experiencing issues and obstacles that prevent them from having a fulfilling life. I have extensive experience in areas such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and addiction. Using a holistic approach, my focus is to help people gain awareness and make positive changes for a brighter future. I am dedicated to maximizing the individualized needs of my clients and their personal growth.
(732) 564-5232
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Teen Therapists

What does therapy for teenagers look like?

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

How long does therapy for teenagers generally take to work?

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

How do you encourage a teenager to go to therapy?

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

How do you prepare teens for therapy?

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