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Tatyana Shields
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hi there, I'm Tatyana Shields. I believe that therapy is a private space where you can put aside the fear of judgment and pick up tools for personal growth to progress toward balance and peace. I completed my undergraduate studies at State University of New York at Potsdam and received my Master of Social Work degree from Florida International University in Miami, Florida. I have worked in higher education as a staff therapist in New York and specialize in child and adolescent psychotherapy, parent education and skill-building, and experiences of trauma and PTSD.
(848) 420-9532
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Toms River Center for Marriage and Family Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT
Verified
Verified
The Center for Marriage and Family Therapy has five offices throughout central New Jersey. Jackie Held, Karen Spiler and Jill Stein founded the Center in 1984. We refer to a large network of affiliated therapists whose specialties include relationship counseling, anxiety, depression, separation and divorce, gay and lesbian issues,grief therapy,stress management, victims of spousal abuse, chronic and terminal illness and dealing with life stage transitions. In addition to Toms River, our offices are in Matawan, Freehold, Piscataway and Princeton. Our network includes licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers and substance abuse specialists.
(732) 481-1863 x301
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Charles Graff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Charles Graff is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than 7 years of experience in the mental health field. He enjoys working with people of all ages and has served young adults, adults, and seniors struggling with anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, anger management, stress, mood disorders, college life, and a variety of other mental health challenges. Charles earned both his Bachelor's and Master's degree in Social Work from Rutgers University.
(848) 257-9188
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Mindful Solutions NJ, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC, PSY, LCADC
Verified
Verified
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
Toms River, NJ 08753
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Brian Kennedy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Toms River, NJ 08755
Not accepting new clients
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Angela Del Russo
Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP
Verified
Verified
In my practice I take a collaborative approach with adult clients. Together we seek balance, change and acceptance. These factors contribute to achievement of pleasure and fulfillment in life and relationships. My strength is that I incorporate the theory of cognitive therapy with the concept that past experiences and interactions have an influence on current beliefs and behavioral patterns. Through this approach, I am able to come to a more complete conceptualization and establish trust and rapport with my clients which enables them to engage in the therapeutic process more fully.
(908) 349-0997
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Allison Berrios
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My goal is to give strength and confidence to every child, adolescent and adult. I believe we all have the ability to transform "our story". Stories are created through life experiences. Sometimes those stories create complications and gets us stuck into unhealthy patterns of thinking, behaviors and emotional dysregulation. I will support, guide and assist in recreating your best self. Learn how to communicate, identity your value, face your complexities and find your truth.
(848) 600-6755
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Insightful Release Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Hey there! ...What to share in this box to see if we could be a good fit? I consider myself a holistic therapist treating mostly trauma with a modality called Somatic Experiencing. In a therapeutic alliance we decide how to best address what brings you into therapy and allow for a creative process together. Clients often say they enjoy the freeform to therapy when working with me. I tend to work a lot with Existential thought questioning the big ideas and concepts and breaking down old thought patterns in order for a client to feel and live their most authentic self and life.
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Kimberly McElwee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Toms River, NJ 08755
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Jason T Ruch, Psy.D
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. I have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track.
(848) 224-6154
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Malka Kirzner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Verified
As a licensed clinical social worker, I have worked with a wide range of individuals over the last nine years. Most of my clients are adults and seniors who are struggling with relational concerns, adjustment difficulties, grief, trauma, mood disorders and eating disorders. I also specialize in prenatal and postpartum depression, as well as support for new moms. I use an integrative approach to therapy, including CBT, DBT, IFS, trauma related work and psychodynamics. When I work with you, I see a person and not a diagnosis. In that, we will recover and access all your personal strengths to help you in your healing process.
(732) 656-8517
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Toms River, NJ 08755
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Maria Pipitone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, CCS
Verified
Verified
Life can be difficult and recent events have made it much harder. As the Covid-19 crisis begins to end and we return to "normal" life there are still hurdles for us to navigate. Having worked as a crisis counselor at FEMA disaster centers, I helped many people work through emotional difficulties in the aftermath of a crisis. During the pandemic I offer telehealth sessions. Outside of the residual COVID-19 issues, you might just need a caring person to listen and help you navigate the hills and find refuge in the valleys of everyday life. I welcome the opportunity to help you obtain your goals.
(732) 217-7346
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Sherry Goldman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ADC-C
Verified
Verified
Our work together is so much more than just talking. You deserve new skills and tools so that you can get out there and have the best life possible. With all the stress and pressure, it's too easy to get depressed, anxious, and Burned Out. This will be a time that you feel heard, and understood, but also inspired. Sometimes we need to know what to do to feel better. I am on a mission to make sure you get what you need. With EFT, EMDR, Hypnosis, CBT, and other techniques, you will learn as you heal and grow. Don't stay stuck any longer. Today is the day for change. I look forward to connecting!
(732) 806-5009
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Kristen Valentine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
A Different Approach! Traditional methods of treatment join together with Holistic (Alternative) practices. My approach is down-to-earth, accessible and welcomes all people of every belief system and/or faith. Talk therapy, CBT, and psycho-dynamic work blend with Energy Psychology, Tarot Psychology, Meditation and more to create a balancing of Mind, Body, Emotion and Spirit so that you can continue to heal yourself even when you are not in session. This approach is based on empowerment and is perfect for people with any level of spiritual practice, whether they believe in the Divine or just feel drawn to Nature or energy work.
(800) 716-8353
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Elizabeth Siegel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Elizabeth Siegel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 9 years of professional experience helping clients of all ages who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress management, and low self-esteem. She also has unique experience providing trauma-informed therapy to Holocaust survivors and their adult children. She earned her Master's degree in Social Work from Rutgers University.
(848) 271-5569
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Susan Shafer
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LPC, 500-CYT
Verified
Verified
Hello. You are taking a step to seek help and I'm glad you found your way here. Maybe you realize that you have been putting it on yourself to work through difficult circumstances and you're tired of repeating the same negative patterns. You would like to view life with more clarity and compassion toward others, the world around you, and especially toward yourself. I work with adults who want improve how they deal with life stressors and explore unresolved past traumatic experiences that have led to unhealthy coping skills. I specialize in childhood trauma, anxiety, and anger management.
(704) 610-7825
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Susan Ebeling-Witte
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clients who work with me are tired of experiencing life with anxiety and depression; they recognize that a change is necessary, and they're ready to engage. Their goals may include the need to experience joy, hope, love, respect and success. Often, they struggle building successful close and intimate relationships, communicating their needs, and/or or achieving academic and career success - in other words, life goals.
(732) 517-7869
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Karen Huber
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Thanks for taking your time to read about me and how I can help you! I specialize in individual, marriage, family, and child therapy. My 25 years as a clinical coordinator, school social worker and private practitioner enable me to offer you help for a wide variety of issues. I also have a passion for helping individuals and families with special needs children. Is your special needs child running the show? Do your child’s tantrums/struggles leave you feeling anxious, isolated, judged by your friends and family? I get it, I raised one too!
(848) 271-5428
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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April Chillemi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
As a USN disabled Veteran, I have learned firsthand that life is filled with many difficult challenges and much is outside of our control but, with the desire to change and hard work, you can overcome traumatic events and live life to its fullest. My focus is on helping individuals, couples, children, and families cope and overcome hardships related to disabilities, interpersonal abuse and sexual trauma, loss and grief, separation and divorce, combat and military trauma, mental illness, and all of our daily life stressors. Life can be tough, but together, we can find positive ways to cope and thrive no matter the challenge.
(732) 903-2646
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Judy Derosena
Counselor, LAC
Verified
Verified
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
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Toms River, NJ 08755
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What type of Toms River mental health professional is right for me?
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