Female Therapists in Toms River, NJ

Photo of Susan Taylor - Mindful Solutions NJ, LLC, LCSW, LPC, PSY, LCADC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Mindful Solutions NJ, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC, PSY, LCADC
Verified Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
One of the most important factors of successful counseling is to have a good connection with your therapist. Every person entering therapy deserves to have an individualized approach that will meet their specific goals. At Mindful Solutions NJ, we offer a free initial phone consultation so you have the chance to learn about the therapist you would work with prior to committing to fees or a long-term therapeutic relationship. During your consultation, we'll discuss your reasons for seeking counseling. You'll also have the chance to learn about your potential counselor's education, training and counseling approach.
One of the most important factors of successful counseling is to have a good connection with your therapist. Every person entering therapy deserves to have an individualized approach that will meet their specific goals. At Mindful Solutions NJ, we offer a free initial phone consultation so you have the chance to learn about the therapist you would work with prior to committing to fees or a long-term therapeutic relationship. During your consultation, we'll discuss your reasons for seeking counseling. You'll also have the chance to learn about your potential counselor's education, training and counseling approach.
(732) 281-2060 View (732) 281-2060
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Kate Martin: Therapy and Parenting Consultation
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Toms River, NJ 08755
I help people cope with difficult situations and learn ways to manage stress at home, work, or school. People work with me to develop effective communication skills and the ability to advocate for themselves, their needs, and their interests. My clients find more meaning, purpose, and connection in their day-to-day lives by better understanding themselves and their capacity for self-compassion, peace, and joy. I also help people learn practical skills for managing time and responsibilities, navigate life transitions and changes, explore body image and relationships with food, and process LGBTQIA+ issues and experiences.
I help people cope with difficult situations and learn ways to manage stress at home, work, or school. People work with me to develop effective communication skills and the ability to advocate for themselves, their needs, and their interests. My clients find more meaning, purpose, and connection in their day-to-day lives by better understanding themselves and their capacity for self-compassion, peace, and joy. I also help people learn practical skills for managing time and responsibilities, navigate life transitions and changes, explore body image and relationships with food, and process LGBTQIA+ issues and experiences.
(732) 338-7091 View (732) 338-7091
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Nicole Piro: Dbt And Lgbt Kids Teens Adults
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Toms River, NJ 08757
As a member of the team at the Gender and Sexuality Counseling Center of NJ, I am dedicated to providing affirming and competent care to the LGBT Community. I have a specific interest in working with LGBT youth and teens, as well as adults. I work with many individuals who are seeking support in becoming themselves in a more profound way.
As a member of the team at the Gender and Sexuality Counseling Center of NJ, I am dedicated to providing affirming and competent care to the LGBT Community. I have a specific interest in working with LGBT youth and teens, as well as adults. I work with many individuals who are seeking support in becoming themselves in a more profound way.
(848) 278-6992 View (848) 278-6992
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Alyssa Williams
Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toms River, NJ 08753  (Online Only)
I believe our life experiences truly frame our perspectives and past experiences can be a lingering shadow of heaviness. I create space to empower clients in a journey of self-awareness, healing, and regaining a sense of control in their lives. I am a trauma-informed therapist who believes that every individual no matter the path they have taken to get to where they are today deserves a space where they are heard, seen and supported. I will support you in strengthening your mind-body connection and rediscover the power of embracing your authentic self.
I believe our life experiences truly frame our perspectives and past experiences can be a lingering shadow of heaviness. I create space to empower clients in a journey of self-awareness, healing, and regaining a sense of control in their lives. I am a trauma-informed therapist who believes that every individual no matter the path they have taken to get to where they are today deserves a space where they are heard, seen and supported. I will support you in strengthening your mind-body connection and rediscover the power of embracing your authentic self.
(732) 889-7469 View (732) 889-7469
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Elisabeth Kvalo-Savino
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toms River, NJ 08753
I am a licensed professional counselor with over 30 years of experience working with children, adolescents, individuals and families . I am very passionate about helping others. I provide a warm, empathetic, non-judgmental environment where a trusting relationship is built so we can begin to do the work to help bring about positive change in your life. I use a multi-modal approach, taking each client's individual needs into consideration.
I am a licensed professional counselor with over 30 years of experience working with children, adolescents, individuals and families . I am very passionate about helping others. I provide a warm, empathetic, non-judgmental environment where a trusting relationship is built so we can begin to do the work to help bring about positive change in your life. I use a multi-modal approach, taking each client's individual needs into consideration.
(732) 783-5106 View (732) 783-5106
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Marjana York
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toms River, NJ 08753  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor motivated to help clients gain insight on healthy coping skills in areas of mental and emotional health. I have 7 plus years of experience working in substance abuse and mental health. I specialize in Trauma/PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, and Addiction. I also have experience working with children and adolescence on issues related to anxiety and childhood trauma.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor motivated to help clients gain insight on healthy coping skills in areas of mental and emotional health. I have 7 plus years of experience working in substance abuse and mental health. I specialize in Trauma/PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, and Addiction. I also have experience working with children and adolescence on issues related to anxiety and childhood trauma.
(732) 838-5923 View (732) 838-5923
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Dawn Fifth
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Seeking help can be challenging, and sharing personal details can feel daunting. Whether you're experiencing stress, sadness, anxiety, addiction, or feeling overwhelmed, therapy offers a path forward in life. I'm Dawn Fifth, a Licensed Professional Counselor with a decade of experience. Together, we'll craft a treatment plan to support your journey. In our sessions, I aim to create a safe, non-judgmental environment. Clients have often found me easy to talk to, and I'm here to assist you.
Seeking help can be challenging, and sharing personal details can feel daunting. Whether you're experiencing stress, sadness, anxiety, addiction, or feeling overwhelmed, therapy offers a path forward in life. I'm Dawn Fifth, a Licensed Professional Counselor with a decade of experience. Together, we'll craft a treatment plan to support your journey. In our sessions, I aim to create a safe, non-judgmental environment. Clients have often found me easy to talk to, and I'm here to assist you.
(856) 420-7798 View (856) 420-7798
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Jessica Hart
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toms River, NJ 08753
Maybe things didn't turn out exactly as planned. You had hopes and expectations about what life "should" look like. You might be feeling paralyzed by decisions, anxious, lost, or alone. Maybe you’re having second thoughts…What if this isn’t exactly the situation you wanted or the future you dreamed it would be? Change isn't easy, but with the right support, it is possible. I primarily work with female-identifying adults, as well as teens and adolescents who are navigating anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, narcissistic abuse, grief, and codependency.
Maybe things didn't turn out exactly as planned. You had hopes and expectations about what life "should" look like. You might be feeling paralyzed by decisions, anxious, lost, or alone. Maybe you’re having second thoughts…What if this isn’t exactly the situation you wanted or the future you dreamed it would be? Change isn't easy, but with the right support, it is possible. I primarily work with female-identifying adults, as well as teens and adolescents who are navigating anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, narcissistic abuse, grief, and codependency.
(732) 253-4641 View (732) 253-4641
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Tiffany Leone-Vespa
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC
Verified Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
As a Licensed Professional Counselor holding a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology and boasting over 19 years of experience in mental health, I am committed to holistic care encompassing both mind and body. I employ a diverse range of therapeutic techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), to address an array of emotional and psychological issues. These may include anxiety and mood disorders, ADHD, life stressors, trauma, PTSD, behavioral concerns, parenting strategies, coping skills development, emotional regulation training, social skills training, anger management, and various other therapeutic concerns.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor holding a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology and boasting over 19 years of experience in mental health, I am committed to holistic care encompassing both mind and body. I employ a diverse range of therapeutic techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), to address an array of emotional and psychological issues. These may include anxiety and mood disorders, ADHD, life stressors, trauma, PTSD, behavioral concerns, parenting strategies, coping skills development, emotional regulation training, social skills training, anger management, and various other therapeutic concerns.
(848) 275-2964 View (848) 275-2964
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Christa Adduchio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Toms River, NJ 08755  (Online Only)
I approach therapy with empathy, compassion, and a commitment to fostering growth and resilience in the individuals and families I serve. My work involves utilizing evidence-based therapeutic interventions and incorporating techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, movement, and solution-focused therapy to build towards overall emotional well-being and personal development. Over the past 6 years in practice I have worked extensively with children, teens, and families in crisis, as well as with adults experiencing chronic and terminal illness across the life cycle.
I approach therapy with empathy, compassion, and a commitment to fostering growth and resilience in the individuals and families I serve. My work involves utilizing evidence-based therapeutic interventions and incorporating techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, movement, and solution-focused therapy to build towards overall emotional well-being and personal development. Over the past 6 years in practice I have worked extensively with children, teens, and families in crisis, as well as with adults experiencing chronic and terminal illness across the life cycle.
(908) 460-8606 View (908) 460-8606
Photo of Krystyna Cechulski, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Krystyna Cechulski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Toms River, NJ 08753
“Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong.” It is easy to feel stuck when the negative self talk, and the painful memories consistently show up. People tell you you look like you have it all together, but inside you feel overwhelmed, irritable, anxious and burnt out. I help women break free from these pain points to live the lifestyle they desire. Our sessions together would be tailored to your needs to break through anxieties, negative cycles, traumas, and to create a lifestyle design that meets your needs through a holistic lens.
“Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong.” It is easy to feel stuck when the negative self talk, and the painful memories consistently show up. People tell you you look like you have it all together, but inside you feel overwhelmed, irritable, anxious and burnt out. I help women break free from these pain points to live the lifestyle they desire. Our sessions together would be tailored to your needs to break through anxieties, negative cycles, traumas, and to create a lifestyle design that meets your needs through a holistic lens.
(848) 356-4512 View (848) 356-4512
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Erin Parks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW , LCADC
Verified Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
I take a compassionate and informed, personal approach to helping children, families and adults to heal from trauma, sexual abuse, domestic violence, military and first response related trauma, anxiety, depression, fear, loss, substance abuse and compulsive behaviors, and every day stressors. My passion is to help each client reach their highest potential for joy, success and peace. Children, families and individuals gain competency and regulation, increase health and attachment .Utilizing the scientifically proven techniques of Child Play Therapy, psychotherapy, and EMDR with honest care, clients find relief, healing and growth .
I take a compassionate and informed, personal approach to helping children, families and adults to heal from trauma, sexual abuse, domestic violence, military and first response related trauma, anxiety, depression, fear, loss, substance abuse and compulsive behaviors, and every day stressors. My passion is to help each client reach their highest potential for joy, success and peace. Children, families and individuals gain competency and regulation, increase health and attachment .Utilizing the scientifically proven techniques of Child Play Therapy, psychotherapy, and EMDR with honest care, clients find relief, healing and growth .
(848) 246-2385 View (848) 246-2385
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Dina Marie Bishop
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC
Verified Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Oasis Counseling, LLC offers an array of outpatient services which include individual and group therapies to assist families, individuals, and couples, who are searching for ways to overcome life's unique challenges.
Oasis Counseling, LLC offers an array of outpatient services which include individual and group therapies to assist families, individuals, and couples, who are searching for ways to overcome life's unique challenges.
(732) 784-6064 View (732) 784-6064
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Danielle L Duboski
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC
Verified Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Hello, my name is Danielle Duboski, and I am a Licensed Associate Counselor in New Jersey. I began my career in therapy working with teens at the Center for Family Services in Camden, where I provided individual, group, and social skills counseling. Following that, I spent two years at a small private practice, working with individuals, couples, and families.
Hello, my name is Danielle Duboski, and I am a Licensed Associate Counselor in New Jersey. I began my career in therapy working with teens at the Center for Family Services in Camden, where I provided individual, group, and social skills counseling. Following that, I spent two years at a small private practice, working with individuals, couples, and families.
(848) 345-2921 View (848) 345-2921
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Stacey Spina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Waitlist for new clients
You don’t have to handle everything on your own. Working with a therapist who you feel comfortable talking to, who makes you feel you are not alone, and who listens to you with authentic compassion and respect can help you see options and pathways you did not realize were there. We all can benefit from a guide to walk with us through the more difficult and confusing times of our lives.
You don’t have to handle everything on your own. Working with a therapist who you feel comfortable talking to, who makes you feel you are not alone, and who listens to you with authentic compassion and respect can help you see options and pathways you did not realize were there. We all can benefit from a guide to walk with us through the more difficult and confusing times of our lives.
(848) 204-0877 View (848) 204-0877
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Luminous Journeys Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
At Luminous Journeys, both of our therapists have a warm, authentic, interactive, and trauma-sensitive counseling approach. Clients often share that the genuine conversations and empathic listening during sessions with us quickly helps them feel comfortable and safe to open up. We empower clients to connect with and heal various parts of themselves and ultimately get to the roots of their challenges. We specialize in LGBTQIA+ related challenges, childhood trauma, and struggles in relationships of all kinds.
At Luminous Journeys, both of our therapists have a warm, authentic, interactive, and trauma-sensitive counseling approach. Clients often share that the genuine conversations and empathic listening during sessions with us quickly helps them feel comfortable and safe to open up. We empower clients to connect with and heal various parts of themselves and ultimately get to the roots of their challenges. We specialize in LGBTQIA+ related challenges, childhood trauma, and struggles in relationships of all kinds.
(848) 200-0357 View (848) 200-0357
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Judy Derosena
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Toms River, NJ 08755  (Online Only)
My name is Judy Derosena and I am a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) in New Jersey, a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified School Counselor. I obtained my bachelor’s degree with a dual major in Political Science and Sociology from William Paterson University. Thereafter, I went on to earn my master’s degree in Professional Counseling at William Paterson University. I have significant experience working with adults, young adults and adolescents experiencing a range of problems from anxiety to depression; OCD, trauma related stress, couples counseling and I also provide crisis-centered counseling.
My name is Judy Derosena and I am a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) in New Jersey, a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified School Counselor. I obtained my bachelor’s degree with a dual major in Political Science and Sociology from William Paterson University. Thereafter, I went on to earn my master’s degree in Professional Counseling at William Paterson University. I have significant experience working with adults, young adults and adolescents experiencing a range of problems from anxiety to depression; OCD, trauma related stress, couples counseling and I also provide crisis-centered counseling.
(732) 889-5730 View (732) 889-5730
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Jenna Meyerberg
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
16 Endorsed
Toms River, NJ 08753
People often ask, "When is it time to see a therapist?" I don't know anyone who can say everything in their life is going well all of the time. We all have challenges from time to time, but you don't have to go through them alone. I'm here to help you use your strengths to keep what is going right, and find your strengths when things are going wrong. I bring warmth, empathy, and a touch of playful creativity to my work. Parents who are overwhelmed by their children's behaviors, kids/teens who need someone other than mom or dad to talk to, and families looking to strengthen bonds may find working with me to be especially helpful!
People often ask, "When is it time to see a therapist?" I don't know anyone who can say everything in their life is going well all of the time. We all have challenges from time to time, but you don't have to go through them alone. I'm here to help you use your strengths to keep what is going right, and find your strengths when things are going wrong. I bring warmth, empathy, and a touch of playful creativity to my work. Parents who are overwhelmed by their children's behaviors, kids/teens who need someone other than mom or dad to talk to, and families looking to strengthen bonds may find working with me to be especially helpful!
(848) 251-0682 View (848) 251-0682
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Sand Path Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753  (Online Only)
I believe knowledge of our nervous systems with its attachment and stress response functions is important. The relationship we form in therapy can help you to move toward relief, understanding and the change you are hoping for. Knowledge of the nervous system also informs how we will specifically work to heal difficult or even traumatic experiences. We will build awareness, gain skills and ultimately heal mind and body. We will work on past traumas and difficulties, leaning on strengths and natural resilience, creating personalized solutions to develop gifts, find meaning and live according to your values.
I believe knowledge of our nervous systems with its attachment and stress response functions is important. The relationship we form in therapy can help you to move toward relief, understanding and the change you are hoping for. Knowledge of the nervous system also informs how we will specifically work to heal difficult or even traumatic experiences. We will build awareness, gain skills and ultimately heal mind and body. We will work on past traumas and difficulties, leaning on strengths and natural resilience, creating personalized solutions to develop gifts, find meaning and live according to your values.
(848) 257-5222 View (848) 257-5222
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Kristen Aufiero
Counselor, MA, LAC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toms River, NJ 08755
Not accepting new clients
In times of darkness, it can be incredibly hard to see the light. Reaching out for help is a tough but courageous step in the direction of healing, and my hope is to make therapy a beneficial experience where you feel heard and understood. I will meet you where you are and build our therapeutic relationship to help you feel at ease during our time together. I have worked with individuals of all ages and with a range of presenting concerns including anxiety, life transitions, ADHD, self-esteem, autism, anger, stress, and relationship issues.
In times of darkness, it can be incredibly hard to see the light. Reaching out for help is a tough but courageous step in the direction of healing, and my hope is to make therapy a beneficial experience where you feel heard and understood. I will meet you where you are and build our therapeutic relationship to help you feel at ease during our time together. I have worked with individuals of all ages and with a range of presenting concerns including anxiety, life transitions, ADHD, self-esteem, autism, anger, stress, and relationship issues.
(848) 305-1125 View (848) 305-1125
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Female Therapists

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.