Therapists in Toms River, NJ

Photo of Dr. Sarah Muscolino, Pre-Licensed Professional in Toms River, NJ
Dr. Sarah Muscolino
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toms River, NJ 08755
In life we often find ourselves overcoming obstacles. Sometimes we can conquer these hardships ourselves and other times we require some additional support. It can be intimidating seeking professional help, but know that you are not alone. I'm here to accompany you on this path, providing support and guidance as you work towards your healing. As a clinical psychologist, I aim to create a safe and nonjudgmental space where we can explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences together.
In life we often find ourselves overcoming obstacles. Sometimes we can conquer these hardships ourselves and other times we require some additional support. It can be intimidating seeking professional help, but know that you are not alone. I'm here to accompany you on this path, providing support and guidance as you work towards your healing. As a clinical psychologist, I aim to create a safe and nonjudgmental space where we can explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences together.
(732) 889-5188 View (732) 889-5188
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Chenelle Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
I'm Chenelle Williams, holding licenses as an LPC, LCADC, and CCS in New Jersey, backed by 8 years of professional practice. My expertise lies in aiding clients with stress, anxiety, addiction, relationship concerns, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. It's crucial for clients to feel comfortable, regardless of life's circumstances, when entering therapy. My aim is to offer precisely that to everyone I have the privilege of assisting. I firmly believe that you are the architect of your narrative, brimming with strengths that can guide you through challenges.
I'm Chenelle Williams, holding licenses as an LPC, LCADC, and CCS in New Jersey, backed by 8 years of professional practice. My expertise lies in aiding clients with stress, anxiety, addiction, relationship concerns, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. It's crucial for clients to feel comfortable, regardless of life's circumstances, when entering therapy. My aim is to offer precisely that to everyone I have the privilege of assisting. I firmly believe that you are the architect of your narrative, brimming with strengths that can guide you through challenges.
(848) 800-2497 View (848) 800-2497
Modern Psychiatry
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCADC, CCS
Verified Verified
Toms River, NJ 08755
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 30 years. I believe that I have the knowledge, skills and empathy to assist coupled and families reconnect.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 30 years. I believe that I have the knowledge, skills and empathy to assist coupled and families reconnect.
(908) 503-2085 View (908) 503-2085
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Maria Elana Cardillo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
I'm Maria Cardillo, a Licensed Professional Counselor with extensive experience in clinical psychology. Whether you're navigating significant life transitions like shifts in relationships or careers, managing chronic illness, or grappling with recurring cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to offer assistance. Together, we'll collaborate on strategies tailored to help you effectively manage your emotions. I'm thrilled that you've embarked on this journey towards your wellness goals, and I'm committed to providing unwavering support and empowerment every step of the way. I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to work with you.
I'm Maria Cardillo, a Licensed Professional Counselor with extensive experience in clinical psychology. Whether you're navigating significant life transitions like shifts in relationships or careers, managing chronic illness, or grappling with recurring cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to offer assistance. Together, we'll collaborate on strategies tailored to help you effectively manage your emotions. I'm thrilled that you've embarked on this journey towards your wellness goals, and I'm committed to providing unwavering support and empowerment every step of the way. I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to work with you.
(848) 420-8059 View (848) 420-8059
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Kimberly McElwee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toms River, NJ 08755
Whether you are experiencing a life transition, unhealthy relationships, feeling "stuck" in a certain place, or something more significant, I will help provide you with an opportunity for change and healthier emotional well-being. I am committed to helping you define and obtain the life you want all within a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. It is my goal to help you be comfortable with therapy and to work as a team on your journey of self-improvement and discovery. Everyone encounters stress and difficult times in their lives.Making the initial decision to enter therapy is not an easy one.
Whether you are experiencing a life transition, unhealthy relationships, feeling "stuck" in a certain place, or something more significant, I will help provide you with an opportunity for change and healthier emotional well-being. I am committed to helping you define and obtain the life you want all within a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. It is my goal to help you be comfortable with therapy and to work as a team on your journey of self-improvement and discovery. Everyone encounters stress and difficult times in their lives.Making the initial decision to enter therapy is not an easy one.
(848) 256-0221 View (848) 256-0221
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Megan Shane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
I'm Megan Shane, holding licenses as both a Clinical Social Worker and Alcohol and Drug Counselor. My background spans years of assisting adults and families in navigating mental health and addiction challenges. From inpatient to various outpatient settings, I've gained diverse experience. Whether you're grappling with relationship difficulties, recurring depression or anxiety, or seeking behavioral changes like managing substance use, I aim to empower you. Together, we'll cultivate skills to regulate episodes, identify triggers, and express thoughts and emotions surrounding past and present experiences.
I'm Megan Shane, holding licenses as both a Clinical Social Worker and Alcohol and Drug Counselor. My background spans years of assisting adults and families in navigating mental health and addiction challenges. From inpatient to various outpatient settings, I've gained diverse experience. Whether you're grappling with relationship difficulties, recurring depression or anxiety, or seeking behavioral changes like managing substance use, I aim to empower you. Together, we'll cultivate skills to regulate episodes, identify triggers, and express thoughts and emotions surrounding past and present experiences.
(848) 305-1186 View (848) 305-1186
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Gerri Dierking
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toms River, NJ 08753
Not accepting new clients
I have devoted my practice to helping teens, college students, and adults create more satisfying, productive, and peaceful lives. I am compassionate and an empathetic listener, striving to create an environment in which my clients feel safe and empowered to learn about themselves, grow and make positive life changes. I believe in providing feedback, support, and teaching my clients valuable CBT based skills. I specialize in working with individuals suffering with depression, anxiety, poor self esteem, adjustment disorders, relationship issues, life changes, grief and loss.
I have devoted my practice to helping teens, college students, and adults create more satisfying, productive, and peaceful lives. I am compassionate and an empathetic listener, striving to create an environment in which my clients feel safe and empowered to learn about themselves, grow and make positive life changes. I believe in providing feedback, support, and teaching my clients valuable CBT based skills. I specialize in working with individuals suffering with depression, anxiety, poor self esteem, adjustment disorders, relationship issues, life changes, grief and loss.
(848) 224-6253 View (848) 224-6253
Edward V MacNish
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toms River, NJ 08755  (Online Only)
I am a licensed professional counselor since 2008 and working in the field since 1996. My ideal client ranges from adolescence through adulthood.
I am a licensed professional counselor since 2008 and working in the field since 1996. My ideal client ranges from adolescence through adulthood.
(908) 224-6975 View (908) 224-6975
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Katherine Tommaso
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
I'm Katie Tommaso, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a wealth of experience in clinical settings, serving diverse populations. My mission is to assist individuals in overcoming life's obstacles and navigating its unpredictable twists and turns with empathy and understanding. I firmly believe that everyone possesses the potential to thrive mentally, physically, and spiritually. By emphasizing a Wellness Model and embracing a holistic approach, I empower individuals to pursue their goals with renewed motivation.
I'm Katie Tommaso, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a wealth of experience in clinical settings, serving diverse populations. My mission is to assist individuals in overcoming life's obstacles and navigating its unpredictable twists and turns with empathy and understanding. I firmly believe that everyone possesses the potential to thrive mentally, physically, and spiritually. By emphasizing a Wellness Model and embracing a holistic approach, I empower individuals to pursue their goals with renewed motivation.
(848) 301-1490 View (848) 301-1490
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Thomas McCarthy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Hello, I'm Tom McCarthy, a Licensed Professional Counselor with 25 years of diverse experience across various settings, such as group homes, correctional facilities, and outpatient IOP programs. My specialties include anxiety and OCD, depression, adjustment issues, and anger management. I deeply value the unique bond between a counselor and client. My relaxed demeanor enables me to connect effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and facing various mental health challenges. I'm adept at adapting my approach to be serious, challenging, or even humorous when necessary.
Hello, I'm Tom McCarthy, a Licensed Professional Counselor with 25 years of diverse experience across various settings, such as group homes, correctional facilities, and outpatient IOP programs. My specialties include anxiety and OCD, depression, adjustment issues, and anger management. I deeply value the unique bond between a counselor and client. My relaxed demeanor enables me to connect effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and facing various mental health challenges. I'm adept at adapting my approach to be serious, challenging, or even humorous when necessary.
(848) 280-7215 x1 View (848) 280-7215 x1
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Ashley Flewellen
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Hello and welcome! I'm Ashley Flewellen, a licensed Professional Counselor with extensive experience across diverse mental health settings, from in-home therapy to outpatient therapy, intensive outpatient programs, psychiatric emergency rooms, and children's shelters. My approach centers on addressing each individual's unique needs. Together, we'll establish goals and work towards achieving them by utilizing coping techniques that empower you to thrive as your best self. We'll also explore various strategies for practicing self-care and effectively managing your emotions.
Hello and welcome! I'm Ashley Flewellen, a licensed Professional Counselor with extensive experience across diverse mental health settings, from in-home therapy to outpatient therapy, intensive outpatient programs, psychiatric emergency rooms, and children's shelters. My approach centers on addressing each individual's unique needs. Together, we'll establish goals and work towards achieving them by utilizing coping techniques that empower you to thrive as your best self. We'll also explore various strategies for practicing self-care and effectively managing your emotions.
(848) 305-2215 View (848) 305-2215
Photo of Jane Calabrese, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Toms River, NJ
Jane Calabrese
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LPC, LCADC, CCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toms River, NJ 08753
Addiction and mental health disorders are often misunderstood. I believe in meeting my clients where they are and empowering awareness and meaningful change. There isn't a one size fits all approach and I use various techniques to meet unique needs of each individual. Successful treatment involves education and support. I have worked in a variety of settings over the past 20 years including hospital based programs, day programs, residential treatment programs, outpatient treatment programs, and within the criminal justice system.
Addiction and mental health disorders are often misunderstood. I believe in meeting my clients where they are and empowering awareness and meaningful change. There isn't a one size fits all approach and I use various techniques to meet unique needs of each individual. Successful treatment involves education and support. I have worked in a variety of settings over the past 20 years including hospital based programs, day programs, residential treatment programs, outpatient treatment programs, and within the criminal justice system.
(732) 860-4708 View (732) 860-4708
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Lyndsie Johnson
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Hello there! I'm Lyndsie Johnson, a Licensed Professional Counselor with a decade of experience spanning various levels of care, from outpatient settings to Partial Hospitalization Programs. Employing a Cognitive Behavioral approach, we'll collaborate to delve into your relationship with your emotions, examine the thought patterns affecting decision-making, and address how stress may manifest in your body. Additionally, we'll integrate mindfulness and soothing techniques to facilitate a stronger mind-body connection.
Hello there! I'm Lyndsie Johnson, a Licensed Professional Counselor with a decade of experience spanning various levels of care, from outpatient settings to Partial Hospitalization Programs. Employing a Cognitive Behavioral approach, we'll collaborate to delve into your relationship with your emotions, examine the thought patterns affecting decision-making, and address how stress may manifest in your body. Additionally, we'll integrate mindfulness and soothing techniques to facilitate a stronger mind-body connection.
(856) 329-7868 View (856) 329-7868
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Scot King
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Scot King is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) with many years experience partnering with individuals in order to help them find more fulfilling lives. He is passionate about helping adolescents, adults and couples to recognize and confront the challenges before them in order to live a more satisfying existence. He specializes in anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues as well as major life transitions.
Scot King is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) with many years experience partnering with individuals in order to help them find more fulfilling lives. He is passionate about helping adolescents, adults and couples to recognize and confront the challenges before them in order to live a more satisfying existence. He specializes in anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues as well as major life transitions.
(848) 600-5077 View (848) 600-5077
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
We're here to help you reach your therapy goals at Lifebulb! We’ll connect you with the best possible therapist for your unique goals, someone who genuinely cares about helping you. We’re all about making therapy enjoyable for both therapists and clients. Whether you prefer in-person sessions at our locations or online through telehealth, we've got you covered. Our team consists of highly trained and licensed clinicians who are passionate about the therapy process. Let's work together to achieve your goals!
We're here to help you reach your therapy goals at Lifebulb! We’ll connect you with the best possible therapist for your unique goals, someone who genuinely cares about helping you. We’re all about making therapy enjoyable for both therapists and clients. Whether you prefer in-person sessions at our locations or online through telehealth, we've got you covered. Our team consists of highly trained and licensed clinicians who are passionate about the therapy process. Let's work together to achieve your goals!
(848) 288-1638 View (848) 288-1638
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Zipora Carolyn Levi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toms River, NJ 08755
You feel stressed and overwhelmed. You struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, or relationships. You are looking for change (even if you are not sure exactly what that would look like). I can help you explore, learn, grow, and achieve emotional wellbeing.
You feel stressed and overwhelmed. You struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, or relationships. You are looking for change (even if you are not sure exactly what that would look like). I can help you explore, learn, grow, and achieve emotional wellbeing.
(845) 834-8213 View (845) 834-8213
Photo of Brian Kennedy, Licensed Professional Counselor in Toms River, NJ
Brian Kennedy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toms River, NJ 08755
Everyone wants to be their best selves. Adjusting to change and facing new challenges affects our health and happiness. You need to be able to vent about life stressors and decompress. We all need that from time to time. You have the ability to improve resilience, change perspective and accept those things beyond your control.
Everyone wants to be their best selves. Adjusting to change and facing new challenges affects our health and happiness. You need to be able to vent about life stressors and decompress. We all need that from time to time. You have the ability to improve resilience, change perspective and accept those things beyond your control.
(732) 505-4612 View (732) 505-4612
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Kyle J Gilrain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753  (Online Only)
My philosophy begins with a deep belief in the potential of every individual. I have a wide array of clinical experiences and have held leadership positions in large and complex healthcare systems. These settings include both inpatient and outpatient settings. I am a clinical supervisor and compassionate, strength-based , and trauma informed therapist. I provide compassionate, inclusive, and quality therapy to a wide range of patients from broad and diverse backgrounds. I presently hold active licenses and practice in New Jersey, New York, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Vermont.
My philosophy begins with a deep belief in the potential of every individual. I have a wide array of clinical experiences and have held leadership positions in large and complex healthcare systems. These settings include both inpatient and outpatient settings. I am a clinical supervisor and compassionate, strength-based , and trauma informed therapist. I provide compassionate, inclusive, and quality therapy to a wide range of patients from broad and diverse backgrounds. I presently hold active licenses and practice in New Jersey, New York, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Vermont.
(732) 487-3309 View (732) 487-3309
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Best Practices BHOM
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Therapy provides a safe place where you are free to express the thoughts and feelings you can say nowhere else. A place where you can be heard, accepted and understood; where you can gain the courage and insight to enable you to make choices and changes that lead to improved relationships and lives. As a therapist working with children and families for many years, I seek to aid those who are struggling to understand themselves and their current life situations. I specialize in working with family members to improve communication, understanding and empower them to resolve conflicts.
Therapy provides a safe place where you are free to express the thoughts and feelings you can say nowhere else. A place where you can be heard, accepted and understood; where you can gain the courage and insight to enable you to make choices and changes that lead to improved relationships and lives. As a therapist working with children and families for many years, I seek to aid those who are struggling to understand themselves and their current life situations. I specialize in working with family members to improve communication, understanding and empower them to resolve conflicts.
(848) 456-2265 View (848) 456-2265
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Gladys Mari
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toms River, NJ 08755
Although deciding to enter or re-enter therapy is often a difficult decision, it can be the best decision of your life. I am a firm believer that people enter therapy when they are using every skill they know to help themselves feel better or help a situation improve and their efforts are met with failure.
Although deciding to enter or re-enter therapy is often a difficult decision, it can be the best decision of your life. I am a firm believer that people enter therapy when they are using every skill they know to help themselves feel better or help a situation improve and their efforts are met with failure.
(732) 505-4612 View (732) 505-4612

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Toms River, NJ

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Toms River, NJ who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
90% Depression
83% Self Esteem
79% Coping Skills
77% Relationship Issues
77% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
72% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Toms River, NJ see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Toms River?

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.