Therapists in South Orange, NJ

Photo of Emmanuel Ruranga, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Orange, NJ
Emmanuel Ruranga
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
South Orange, NJ 07079
I am a client-centered therapist with extensive experience in providing culturally-competent individual, couples and family therapy. If you are experiencing stress,moments of sadness, feeling overwhelmed by life demands, feeling agitated and depressed I can help you. If you are going through issues of loss of a loved one, having problem controlling your anger, experiencing conflicts in your relationship, I can help you.If you are a teen experiencing transitional, mood issues, relationship issues, or if you are a family experiencing conflicts in your relationships, I can help you. I have a high rate of client-to-client referrals.
I am a client-centered therapist with extensive experience in providing culturally-competent individual, couples and family therapy. If you are experiencing stress,moments of sadness, feeling overwhelmed by life demands, feeling agitated and depressed I can help you. If you are going through issues of loss of a loved one, having problem controlling your anger, experiencing conflicts in your relationship, I can help you.If you are a teen experiencing transitional, mood issues, relationship issues, or if you are a family experiencing conflicts in your relationships, I can help you. I have a high rate of client-to-client referrals.
(201) 580-2749 View (201) 580-2749
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Michaela D'Urso
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
South Orange, NJ 07079
Michaela is a passionate Cognitive Behavioral therapist (which is the most effective, researched, and validated therapy to date). She will work with you to identify and change overly negative thinking and unhelpful behaviors that interfere with your mood, reaching your goals, or hampering interpersonal relationships. She works with those struggling with depression, anxiety, worry, phobias, stress, body image issues, performance anxiety, defiant behavior in children, relationship struggles, and work/school issues.
Michaela is a passionate Cognitive Behavioral therapist (which is the most effective, researched, and validated therapy to date). She will work with you to identify and change overly negative thinking and unhelpful behaviors that interfere with your mood, reaching your goals, or hampering interpersonal relationships. She works with those struggling with depression, anxiety, worry, phobias, stress, body image issues, performance anxiety, defiant behavior in children, relationship struggles, and work/school issues.
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Amy Palfrey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
South Orange, NJ 07079  (Online Only)
Many of my clients come into treatment with clear goals, such as finding ways to cope with anxiety, improving the quality of their relationships, or shifting their patterns of disordered eating, whereas others may be less sure of their goals but know that something feels "off" in their life. Our work will start with a thorough assessment and exploratory goal setting to help identify our focus areas. We will then work collaboratively to identify interventions that are most effective for them, such as learning targeted coping skills, identifying and shifting interpersonal patterns, or increasing insight into thoughts and emotions.
Many of my clients come into treatment with clear goals, such as finding ways to cope with anxiety, improving the quality of their relationships, or shifting their patterns of disordered eating, whereas others may be less sure of their goals but know that something feels "off" in their life. Our work will start with a thorough assessment and exploratory goal setting to help identify our focus areas. We will then work collaboratively to identify interventions that are most effective for them, such as learning targeted coping skills, identifying and shifting interpersonal patterns, or increasing insight into thoughts and emotions.
(973) 576-5554 View (973) 576-5554
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Lauren Meisels
Psychologist, PhD
Verified 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 Alexis Auleta, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Orange, NJ
Alexis Auleta, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Orange, NJ 07079  (Online Only)
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Relationships are one of the most important ways we can experience happiness, joy, fulfillment and meaning in our lives. Relational therapy aims to repair, strengthen and secure relationships that are facing challenges. It holds the belief that if we are open to exploring the maladaptive patterns and dynamics within our relationships, we can find new ways of relating to each other than feel more secure, grounded, open and positive. ​
Relationships are one of the most important ways we can experience happiness, joy, fulfillment and meaning in our lives. Relational therapy aims to repair, strengthen and secure relationships that are facing challenges. It holds the belief that if we are open to exploring the maladaptive patterns and dynamics within our relationships, we can find new ways of relating to each other than feel more secure, grounded, open and positive. ​
(201) 754-5817 View (201) 754-5817
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Sherrill Welcome
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
South Orange, NJ 07079  (Online Only)
Aging and disabilities can bring about unique challenges and transitions for older adults. Whether you are adjusting to retirement, coping with health issues, experiencing grief/loss, or navigating changes in your relationships and identity, I am here to support you every step of the way. Are you feelings a lack of control? Are you frustrated when communicating with family or caregivers? Are you grieving the person your used to be or the life you used to have? My therapy sessions are tailored to meet your specific needs and goals, with a focus on promoting autonomy, purpose, and fulfillment in any phase of life.
Aging and disabilities can bring about unique challenges and transitions for older adults. Whether you are adjusting to retirement, coping with health issues, experiencing grief/loss, or navigating changes in your relationships and identity, I am here to support you every step of the way. Are you feelings a lack of control? Are you frustrated when communicating with family or caregivers? Are you grieving the person your used to be or the life you used to have? My therapy sessions are tailored to meet your specific needs and goals, with a focus on promoting autonomy, purpose, and fulfillment in any phase of life.
(908) 774-9921 View (908) 774-9921
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Jamie Schutz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
South Orange, NJ 07079  (Online Only)
Whether facing an acute crisis or looking to work through ongoing issues, we all need extra support at different times in our lives. My approach to therapy is multifaceted and addresses symptom relief as well as exploration of underlying patterns that lead to problematic behavior.
Whether facing an acute crisis or looking to work through ongoing issues, we all need extra support at different times in our lives. My approach to therapy is multifaceted and addresses symptom relief as well as exploration of underlying patterns that lead to problematic behavior.
(908) 364-5733 View (908) 364-5733
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Rodger Goddard
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
South Orange, NJ 07079
I believe that we are all on a Heroic Life Journey that is filled with tough challenges placed on our path to help us to learn and grow. I provide safe, caring individual, couples, family, group and child therapy. I help clients overcome problems to live the life we deserve. My web site is: www.drrodgergoddard.com. I help clients strengthen skills in the 4 key areas of life: Body, Mind, Heart and Soul. Visit my website or call for more information. I have various books available on Amazon. I provide Zoom groups for overcoming problems with anxiety, stress, parent - child issues and grief.
I believe that we are all on a Heroic Life Journey that is filled with tough challenges placed on our path to help us to learn and grow. I provide safe, caring individual, couples, family, group and child therapy. I help clients overcome problems to live the life we deserve. My web site is: www.drrodgergoddard.com. I help clients strengthen skills in the 4 key areas of life: Body, Mind, Heart and Soul. Visit my website or call for more information. I have various books available on Amazon. I provide Zoom groups for overcoming problems with anxiety, stress, parent - child issues and grief.
(973) 862-4868 View (973) 862-4868
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Pascale Jean Simon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
South Orange, NJ 07079
I am Pascale Jean Simon. I have been in the mental health field for over 10 years. Within my careers I have the privileged of working with pre-teens, adolescents, adults and families who are struggling with a range of challenges. We specialize but are not limited to: trauma, PTSD, depression, stress, anxiety, anger, interpersonal relationship issues, marital discord.
I am Pascale Jean Simon. I have been in the mental health field for over 10 years. Within my careers I have the privileged of working with pre-teens, adolescents, adults and families who are struggling with a range of challenges. We specialize but are not limited to: trauma, PTSD, depression, stress, anxiety, anger, interpersonal relationship issues, marital discord.
(908) 676-6824 View (908) 676-6824
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Joey Drucker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
South Orange, NJ 07079
Change is often initiated when the discomfort from pain is worse than the discomfort from fear of change. People can embrace their resiliencies and connect to a sense of purpose in order to overcome that fear. The act of reaching out for help is a courageous first step.
Change is often initiated when the discomfort from pain is worse than the discomfort from fear of change. People can embrace their resiliencies and connect to a sense of purpose in order to overcome that fear. The act of reaching out for help is a courageous first step.
(862) 212-1176 View (862) 212-1176
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Soroya Pognon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
South Orange, NJ 07079  (Online Only)
I work with adults who are struggling with compassion fatigue/ burnout, anxiety, work related stress and leadership.
I work with adults who are struggling with compassion fatigue/ burnout, anxiety, work related stress and leadership.
(908) 443-9426 View (908) 443-9426
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Lauren Dobbs
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified 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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Caitlin Northern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
South Orange, NJ 07079
Caitlin is a seasoned therapist with over a decade of experience who is dedicated to help guide you on your journey to healing and personal growth. She specializes in helping children, adults, and families to not only address issues like anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, behavioral problems (child/teen), and autism, but to find their overall path towards happiness and well-being. Her expertise further extends to complex trauma and loss with a deep understanding of attachment-related issues. Her understanding of Child and Family Studies makes her exceptionally well-prepared to address issues at the individual and environmental levels.
Caitlin is a seasoned therapist with over a decade of experience who is dedicated to help guide you on your journey to healing and personal growth. She specializes in helping children, adults, and families to not only address issues like anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, behavioral problems (child/teen), and autism, but to find their overall path towards happiness and well-being. Her expertise further extends to complex trauma and loss with a deep understanding of attachment-related issues. Her understanding of Child and Family Studies makes her exceptionally well-prepared to address issues at the individual and environmental levels.
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Petrucci E Taliaferro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, DCSW
Verified Verified
South Orange, NJ 07079
I focus on the life situations which caused my clients to consider therapy.We explore all of the circumstances which have caused distress in the individual, family, or work place, A treatment plan is developed with the client's review, and consideration is given to the desired outcome within flexible time frames. Client's rights and privacy are always given the highest regard.
I focus on the life situations which caused my clients to consider therapy.We explore all of the circumstances which have caused distress in the individual, family, or work place, A treatment plan is developed with the client's review, and consideration is given to the desired outcome within flexible time frames. Client's rights and privacy are always given the highest regard.
(973) 419-5005 View (973) 419-5005
Photo of Rebecca Randall, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Orange, NJ
Rebecca Randall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC, ACS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South Orange, NJ 07079
At the heart of my work is a strong belief that the abundant life is characterized by strong interpersonal relatedness and connection. The counseling relationship can be a catalyst for personal growth and change. I use an integrative approach and will listen closely as you work to articulate your goals, respectful of and responsive to your personal worldview and values. I will help you to develop the strengths already within you, as well as identify and develop your growing edges. My hope is that you will feel empowered to create a more abundant, connected life.
At the heart of my work is a strong belief that the abundant life is characterized by strong interpersonal relatedness and connection. The counseling relationship can be a catalyst for personal growth and change. I use an integrative approach and will listen closely as you work to articulate your goals, respectful of and responsive to your personal worldview and values. I will help you to develop the strengths already within you, as well as identify and develop your growing edges. My hope is that you will feel empowered to create a more abundant, connected life.
(862) 212-1175 View (862) 212-1175
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Christine Peters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
South Orange, NJ 07079
Christine has over 10 years of therapy experience, utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and other approaches. She received her degree from New York University and is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults for a variety of issues. These include depression, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, phobias, panic, anger, stress, insomnia, ADHD, autism, developmental delays, and work/home/school issues.
Christine has over 10 years of therapy experience, utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and other approaches. She received her degree from New York University and is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults for a variety of issues. These include depression, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, phobias, panic, anger, stress, insomnia, ADHD, autism, developmental delays, and work/home/school issues.
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Photo of Stephanie Lyon, Psychologist in South Orange, NJ
Stephanie Lyon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South Orange, NJ 07079
Pain is inevitable in life, but does need to stop us from living fully and beautifully. Through therapy I aim to help those I work with live deeper, happier lives with more balance and fulfillment. I believe that a strong, supportive relationship between the therapist and client is a fundamental factor in treatment. I see therapy as a collaborative process and empower those I work with to help direct the course of treatment. Additionally, I take a holistic view that includes attending to societal power structures that can contribute to and exacerbate the difficulties people face.
Pain is inevitable in life, but does need to stop us from living fully and beautifully. Through therapy I aim to help those I work with live deeper, happier lives with more balance and fulfillment. I believe that a strong, supportive relationship between the therapist and client is a fundamental factor in treatment. I see therapy as a collaborative process and empower those I work with to help direct the course of treatment. Additionally, I take a holistic view that includes attending to societal power structures that can contribute to and exacerbate the difficulties people face.
(973) 528-7611 View (973) 528-7611
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Sean Michael Gilligan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
South Orange, NJ 07079
I specialize in working with individuals and couples struggling with their relationships, dealing with trauma, and coping with feelings of stress, anger, depression, and anxiety. Regardless of the challenge, I believe the most important piece of therapy is the tailoring of the treatment to the unique needs of the persons involved. My vast experience in a wide variety of psychotherapeutic techniques allows me, as your therapist, to develop a course of treatment that will assist you on your journey to personal growth and transformative change.
I specialize in working with individuals and couples struggling with their relationships, dealing with trauma, and coping with feelings of stress, anger, depression, and anxiety. Regardless of the challenge, I believe the most important piece of therapy is the tailoring of the treatment to the unique needs of the persons involved. My vast experience in a wide variety of psychotherapeutic techniques allows me, as your therapist, to develop a course of treatment that will assist you on your journey to personal growth and transformative change.
(646) 495-9895 View (646) 495-9895
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Dr. Eunice Avilés
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
South Orange, NJ 07079  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with the impact of discrimination? Are you experiencing sadness, anxiety, fear? Are you struggling with doubts about your sexuality or your gender identity? Are you struggling with sex addiction or problem gambling?
Are you struggling with the impact of discrimination? Are you experiencing sadness, anxiety, fear? Are you struggling with doubts about your sexuality or your gender identity? Are you struggling with sex addiction or problem gambling?
(908) 913-8285 View (908) 913-8285
Photo of Regina Ann Schaefer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Orange, NJ
Regina Ann Schaefer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, she/her
Verified Verified
South Orange, NJ 07079
My approach to therapy focuses on the person as an individual and how they live and respond in their environment. I provide individual therapy utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Modification, Motivational Interviewing, psycho-educational and supportive counseling approaches to adolescents through adults in a respectful, affirming and culturally sensitive manner.
My approach to therapy focuses on the person as an individual and how they live and respond in their environment. I provide individual therapy utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Modification, Motivational Interviewing, psycho-educational and supportive counseling approaches to adolescents through adults in a respectful, affirming and culturally sensitive manner.
(973) 833-5688 View (973) 833-5688

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Number of Therapists in South Orange, NJ

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in South Orange, NJ who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
91% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
82% Self Esteem
70% Stress
68% Grief
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
59% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in South Orange, NJ see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in South Orange?

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.

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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.