Therapists in Stafford Township, NJ

Phyllis J. Cox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Stafford Township, NJ 08050
I am a caring and compassionate licensed clinical Social Worker with 30 years of experience located in Southern Ocean County NJ. I have a varied expertise and have practiced counseling and psychotherapy. I have had the opportunity to assist clients with issues such as depression, anxiety disorders including PTSD, elder issues, women and sexual abuse issues, and grief issues. I am a trained clinician in EMDR. I would consider a sliding scale.
I am a caring and compassionate licensed clinical Social Worker with 30 years of experience located in Southern Ocean County NJ. I have a varied expertise and have practiced counseling and psychotherapy. I have had the opportunity to assist clients with issues such as depression, anxiety disorders including PTSD, elder issues, women and sexual abuse issues, and grief issues. I am a trained clinician in EMDR. I would consider a sliding scale.
(609) 318-3116 View (609) 318-3116
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Awake Therapy
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Stafford Township, NJ 08050  (Online Only)
Counselor client relationship, that seeks to work together to aid client through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Counselor client relationship, that seeks to work together to aid client through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(609) 604-7330 View (609) 604-7330
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Jeanette Glover
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Stafford Township, NJ 08050
I believe we are all individuals on a unique journey and mental health treatment should align with that journey. Mental health should be valued just as much as physical well-being. Growing into the best version of ourselves doesn't have to be a difficult and impossible journey, it can be fun and exciting! We all need extra support and guidance sometimes and utilizing therapy is one of the healthiest ways to find that.
I believe we are all individuals on a unique journey and mental health treatment should align with that journey. Mental health should be valued just as much as physical well-being. Growing into the best version of ourselves doesn't have to be a difficult and impossible journey, it can be fun and exciting! We all need extra support and guidance sometimes and utilizing therapy is one of the healthiest ways to find that.
(609) 618-7461 View (609) 618-7461
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H-hour LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Stafford Township, NJ 08050
H-hour is for an adult or adolescent willing to explore and examine their most difficult thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This is for you if you are tired of feeling out of control, lost, or losing at life and prepared to write, build, and act out a better story.
H-hour is for an adult or adolescent willing to explore and examine their most difficult thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This is for you if you are tired of feeling out of control, lost, or losing at life and prepared to write, build, and act out a better story.
(609) 913-3245 View (609) 913-3245
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Rise Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Stafford Township, NJ 08050
“Wellness” means something different to everyone. Mental and emotional wellness are key to living a healthy, happy life. My approach to therapy combines traditional methodologies with components of mindfulness & breath work. Using a client-centered yet eclectic approach, I believe in the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship in a safe, comfortable environment. The therapeutic process is a personal & individualized one, and as such this allows me to meet you in the present while being a catalyst through your change process.
“Wellness” means something different to everyone. Mental and emotional wellness are key to living a healthy, happy life. My approach to therapy combines traditional methodologies with components of mindfulness & breath work. Using a client-centered yet eclectic approach, I believe in the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship in a safe, comfortable environment. The therapeutic process is a personal & individualized one, and as such this allows me to meet you in the present while being a catalyst through your change process.
(609) 804-5859 View (609) 804-5859
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Swell Therapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stafford Township, NJ 08050
Dana Forrest is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker(LCSW) who specializes in providing talk therapy to adolescents and young adults who experience a wide variety of issues. Ages 16-24 offer us a unique opportunity to course correct our lives. We know we're making mistakes, following bad examples, or not getting where we want to go... and most people have not made permanent mistakes yet. Many people go through life thinking they have time to sort it out, they will figure it out later. What's the sense in wasting your own time? Why set up bigger hurdles for later? Take the time NOW to deal with it.
Dana Forrest is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker(LCSW) who specializes in providing talk therapy to adolescents and young adults who experience a wide variety of issues. Ages 16-24 offer us a unique opportunity to course correct our lives. We know we're making mistakes, following bad examples, or not getting where we want to go... and most people have not made permanent mistakes yet. Many people go through life thinking they have time to sort it out, they will figure it out later. What's the sense in wasting your own time? Why set up bigger hurdles for later? Take the time NOW to deal with it.
(609) 913-3372 View (609) 913-3372
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Shannon Szymanski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stafford Township, NJ 08050
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor dedicated to assisting individuals improve upon their wellness by gaining emotional awareness and insight, while also identifying and implementing coping skills. I have worked in the mental health field in various settings for 9 years, such as community mental health agencies as well as a psychiatric crisis setting. For the past three years, I have worked in private practice. I provide individual counseling to pre-teens, adolescents and adults.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor dedicated to assisting individuals improve upon their wellness by gaining emotional awareness and insight, while also identifying and implementing coping skills. I have worked in the mental health field in various settings for 9 years, such as community mental health agencies as well as a psychiatric crisis setting. For the past three years, I have worked in private practice. I provide individual counseling to pre-teens, adolescents and adults.
(609) 528-2769 View (609) 528-2769
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Ryan Paolicelli
Counselor, LAC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stafford Township, NJ 08050
Hey there, I'm Ryan! Life is full of ups and downs, situations that can really tug at our emotions and shape the way we think and act. Sometimes, these situations throw us off balance and lead to symptoms that disrupt our daily routines. But here's the good news: through a blend of supportive counseling and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), we can work together to steer these changes in a positive direction. CBT is a powerful tool that helps us reframe our thoughts and behaviors for a healthier mindset and lifestyle.
Hey there, I'm Ryan! Life is full of ups and downs, situations that can really tug at our emotions and shape the way we think and act. Sometimes, these situations throw us off balance and lead to symptoms that disrupt our daily routines. But here's the good news: through a blend of supportive counseling and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), we can work together to steer these changes in a positive direction. CBT is a powerful tool that helps us reframe our thoughts and behaviors for a healthier mindset and lifestyle.
(609) 745-1546 View (609) 745-1546
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Mackenzie Rice
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Stafford Township, NJ 08050  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I understand that embarking on a therapeutic journey can be both courageous and vulnerable. My commitment to you is rooted in collaboration, respect, transparency, and a deep belief in your capacity for healing and growth. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you can openly explore your thoughts and feelings.
As a therapist, I understand that embarking on a therapeutic journey can be both courageous and vulnerable. My commitment to you is rooted in collaboration, respect, transparency, and a deep belief in your capacity for healing and growth. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you can openly explore your thoughts and feelings.
(732) 250-0725 View (732) 250-0725
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Brooke Sikorski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Stafford Township, NJ 08050
H-Hour is for an adult or adolescent willing to explore and examine their most challenging thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This is for anyone who wants to put a stop to feeling out of control, lost, or struggling with life and is prepared to write, build, and act out a better story for themselves and those they are closest to.
H-Hour is for an adult or adolescent willing to explore and examine their most challenging thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This is for anyone who wants to put a stop to feeling out of control, lost, or struggling with life and is prepared to write, build, and act out a better story for themselves and those they are closest to.
(609) 834-3786 View (609) 834-3786
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Pathways Neuropsychology Associates
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Stafford Township, NJ 08050  (Online Only)
Paul Santasieri is a Licensed Professional Counselor certified in individual and marriage and family therapy, with over 25 years experience in the field. Paul graduated from The College of NJ with a Masters in Counseling. Prior to coming to Pathways, Paul was a full time Lecturer in Psychology at Ocean County College. Prior to that, Paul was the Supervisor of Student Personnel Services at Colts Neck High School. Paul specializes in all facets of therapy including, individual, marriage and family and an emphasis on adolescents.
Paul Santasieri is a Licensed Professional Counselor certified in individual and marriage and family therapy, with over 25 years experience in the field. Paul graduated from The College of NJ with a Masters in Counseling. Prior to coming to Pathways, Paul was a full time Lecturer in Psychology at Ocean County College. Prior to that, Paul was the Supervisor of Student Personnel Services at Colts Neck High School. Paul specializes in all facets of therapy including, individual, marriage and family and an emphasis on adolescents.
(848) 246-2684 x2 View (848) 246-2684 x2
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Roland P. Romano
Licensed Professional Counselor, MACC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stafford Township, NJ 08050
Deciding to enter therapy can be difficult for some individuals. Sometimes dealing with feelings of depression, anxiety or life's transitions can be overwhelming. When entering a counseling relationship with me I will provide a safe, caring and confidential environment to explore these feelings. It is my goal to build strong minds and strong lives by helping my clients increase their awareness, which will foster new growth and thereby transform their lives. I encourage and teach people how to operate out of their strengths and to make positive changes in their lives.
Deciding to enter therapy can be difficult for some individuals. Sometimes dealing with feelings of depression, anxiety or life's transitions can be overwhelming. When entering a counseling relationship with me I will provide a safe, caring and confidential environment to explore these feelings. It is my goal to build strong minds and strong lives by helping my clients increase their awareness, which will foster new growth and thereby transform their lives. I encourage and teach people how to operate out of their strengths and to make positive changes in their lives.
(973) 814-4690 View (973) 814-4690
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Reena Corvil
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Stafford Township, NJ 08050
Making changes can feel overwhelming and uncomfortable. Asking for help with those changes can feel just the same or even more nerve racking. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe and empathetic space where you can find yourself getting comfortable with the uncomfortable. Together, we can find a home and balance within yourself centering on your strengths that keep you going everyday as you begin your therapeutic journey.
Making changes can feel overwhelming and uncomfortable. Asking for help with those changes can feel just the same or even more nerve racking. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe and empathetic space where you can find yourself getting comfortable with the uncomfortable. Together, we can find a home and balance within yourself centering on your strengths that keep you going everyday as you begin your therapeutic journey.
(732) 769-1579 View (732) 769-1579
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Target Interventions
MA , CJ/ABA, BCBA, CLC
Verified Verified
Stafford Township, NJ 08050
Do you have the right attitude, knowledge, and skills to manage your child's educational master plan? Planning, organizing, and monitoring your child's progress is a commitment that requires understanding the school system. Parents often feel fear anxiety and intimidation when facing parent-school problems. These feelings are normal and inevitable. Let me help you feel like the expert as you navigate through the IEP, 504, evaluation requests, or any school-related concerns. Whether it be Consulting or Coaching we aim to help clients see a way forward during life's most difficult times. Be open, present and live your family's values!
Do you have the right attitude, knowledge, and skills to manage your child's educational master plan? Planning, organizing, and monitoring your child's progress is a commitment that requires understanding the school system. Parents often feel fear anxiety and intimidation when facing parent-school problems. These feelings are normal and inevitable. Let me help you feel like the expert as you navigate through the IEP, 504, evaluation requests, or any school-related concerns. Whether it be Consulting or Coaching we aim to help clients see a way forward during life's most difficult times. Be open, present and live your family's values!
(609) 798-0329 View (609) 798-0329
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Alaina Magrini
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ACS, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Stafford Township, NJ 08050  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life can be full of unknowns and what-ifs. Some days you feel great while others you can barely function. Often there is no rhyme or reason to how you feel leading to confusion and frustration. Maybe you're moving through days questioning yourself and your choices leaving you exhausted. Major life transitions can spike emotions that are hard to make sense of but you do not have to figure any of it out alone. You should never settle for not being your best self! It’s time you find peace while gaining perspective.
Life can be full of unknowns and what-ifs. Some days you feel great while others you can barely function. Often there is no rhyme or reason to how you feel leading to confusion and frustration. Maybe you're moving through days questioning yourself and your choices leaving you exhausted. Major life transitions can spike emotions that are hard to make sense of but you do not have to figure any of it out alone. You should never settle for not being your best self! It’s time you find peace while gaining perspective.
(201) 581-8192 View (201) 581-8192
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Dr. Benjamin Steinberg
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Stafford Township, NJ 08050
In my experience, the best way to address a problem is head-on. If we avoid the things, people, and places that are stressing us out we only prolong our feelings of anxiety and depression. I believe this policy sticks whether we are dealing with avoiding cleaning a messy house, walking on eggshells with a significant other, or feeling at a loss when your child just doesn't listen. My solution-focused approach to problem solving is ideal for assisting you in many of life's challenging moments.
In my experience, the best way to address a problem is head-on. If we avoid the things, people, and places that are stressing us out we only prolong our feelings of anxiety and depression. I believe this policy sticks whether we are dealing with avoiding cleaning a messy house, walking on eggshells with a significant other, or feeling at a loss when your child just doesn't listen. My solution-focused approach to problem solving is ideal for assisting you in many of life's challenging moments.
(609) 785-3605 View (609) 785-3605
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Molly Clarke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, CTTS
Verified Verified
Stafford Township, NJ 08050  (Online Only)
Accepting new telehealth clients! My clients describe me as a relaxed, real, calm, upfront, "kind yet challenging" sort of therapist. I strive to create a safe, open and collaborative space for you to dig in and explore. I have experience working with lots of issues but my specialties include: anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, infertility and life coaching. I primarily use techniques such as CBT, DBT, IFS and Motivational Interviewing and I feel strongly that each and every one of us has the innate resiliency and power to make the positive changes we want in our lives. Take charge of your life today and give me a call:)
Accepting new telehealth clients! My clients describe me as a relaxed, real, calm, upfront, "kind yet challenging" sort of therapist. I strive to create a safe, open and collaborative space for you to dig in and explore. I have experience working with lots of issues but my specialties include: anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, infertility and life coaching. I primarily use techniques such as CBT, DBT, IFS and Motivational Interviewing and I feel strongly that each and every one of us has the innate resiliency and power to make the positive changes we want in our lives. Take charge of your life today and give me a call:)
(848) 253-6038 View (848) 253-6038
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Dr. Gianna Novelli
Counselor, PhD, MA, LPC, PM,
Verified Verified
Stafford Township, NJ 08050  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have been licensed/practice for thirty-two years and I have learned much about human nature. The most important lesson, 'everyone is an individual and unique'. I, therefore, frame my sessions to 'fit' my patient's individual personalities. For the most part, I practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is the only orientation clinically proven to help patients. It allows patients to reflect and partake in the therapy sessions. This orientation allows the patient more control over their own wellbeing. When working with teens I practice Solution Focused sessions. Solution Focused is a CBT geared towards younger patients.
I have been licensed/practice for thirty-two years and I have learned much about human nature. The most important lesson, 'everyone is an individual and unique'. I, therefore, frame my sessions to 'fit' my patient's individual personalities. For the most part, I practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is the only orientation clinically proven to help patients. It allows patients to reflect and partake in the therapy sessions. This orientation allows the patient more control over their own wellbeing. When working with teens I practice Solution Focused sessions. Solution Focused is a CBT geared towards younger patients.
(732) 313-2598 View (732) 313-2598
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Lauren Boyle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Stafford Township, NJ 08050
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 18 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Individuals and families respond to life transitions and stressful situations in a variety of ways. Anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges can be the result or internal or external stressors.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 18 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Individuals and families respond to life transitions and stressful situations in a variety of ways. Anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges can be the result or internal or external stressors.
(571) 520-2794 View (571) 520-2794

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Caitlyn Cohen
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Caitlyn is detail oriented and believes that each client is unique therefore each client deserves an individual approach in order to reach their greatest potential. She uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy, as well as Person Centered Therapy as therapeutic approaches to assist clients in reaching their individual goals. Caitlyn enjoys working with adolescence and adults and is here to support and enhance cognitive and emotional states. She uses active listening in order to effectively understand a client’s issue and collaboratively developing a treatment plan with them.
Caitlyn is detail oriented and believes that each client is unique therefore each client deserves an individual approach in order to reach their greatest potential. She uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy, as well as Person Centered Therapy as therapeutic approaches to assist clients in reaching their individual goals. Caitlyn enjoys working with adolescence and adults and is here to support and enhance cognitive and emotional states. She uses active listening in order to effectively understand a client’s issue and collaboratively developing a treatment plan with them.
(732) 795-5360 View (732) 795-5360

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Number of Therapists in Stafford Township, NJ

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Stafford Township, NJ who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
89% Depression
89% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
79% Coping Skills
74% Peer Relationships
68% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Aetna
46% Cigna and Evernorth
46% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Stafford Township, NJ see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

69% Female
31% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Stafford Township?

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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.