Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCSW-R
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"In a word...unconventional. If you're looking for a therapist that doesnt fit the mold, that's pretty much what you'll get when you walk into my office. I believe in keeping it real. I come from the gut and the heart...and love watching my clients discover their beauty in uncovering their truths."
Transgender Allied
(732) 523-0853
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Transgender Allied
"In a word...unconventional. If you're looking for a therapist that doesnt fit the mold, that's pretty much what you'll get when you walk into my office. I believe in keeping it real. I come from the gut and the heart...and love watching my clients discover their beauty in uncovering their truths."
Melissa Higgins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ACSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
"My name is Melissa Higgins, LCSW and I am the owner of the Center for Therapy & Counseling Services, LLC. I enjoy treating trauma, grief/loss, complex conditions, issues with gender identity and/or sexual orientation. I am committed to the power of relationship to heal. My goal is to help help people develop relationships with themselves and others which may bring more meaning into their lives. I believe it is important to listen to the stories my clients have to tell and collaboratively help them develop more adaptive stories."
Transgender Allied
(732) 955-4073
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Transgender Allied
"My name is Melissa Higgins, LCSW and I am the owner of the Center for Therapy & Counseling Services, LLC. I enjoy treating trauma, grief/loss, complex conditions, issues with gender identity and/or sexual orientation. I am committed to the power of relationship to heal. My goal is to help help people develop relationships with themselves and others which may bring more meaning into their lives. I believe it is important to listen to the stories my clients have to tell and collaboratively help them develop more adaptive stories."
Marci Sonenblum, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
"To open up about our innermost thoughts, a supportive & understanding therapeutic environment is essential. I take pride in tailoring my approach to meet the unique needs of each individual and provide the comfort to help people to grow. I have a client centered approach, with a blend of creative cognitive and behavioral techniques, mindfulness and motivational interviewing. I have provided individual & family therapy for kids ages 4- 19 and have also worked with young adults up to senior adults, while working in a variety of professional settings, including in-home therapy for 10 years, advanced care planning, and private practice."
Transgender Allied
(732) 641-3965
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Transgender Allied
"To open up about our innermost thoughts, a supportive & understanding therapeutic environment is essential. I take pride in tailoring my approach to meet the unique needs of each individual and provide the comfort to help people to grow. I have a client centered approach, with a blend of creative cognitive and behavioral techniques, mindfulness and motivational interviewing. I have provided individual & family therapy for kids ages 4- 19 and have also worked with young adults up to senior adults, while working in a variety of professional settings, including in-home therapy for 10 years, advanced care planning, and private practice."
Equine-Facilitated Mental Health, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
"Equine facilitated mental health (EFMH) is a powerful methodology providing alternative counseling services to those interested in therapy outside of the office setting. Horses can provide feedback in a way that enables individuals to investigate their emotions, behaviors, communication skills, attachment styles, and interpersonal skills, along with their personal strengths. EFMH has proven to provide wonderful therapeutic value to those struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, social skills, and interpersonal skills. My EFMH practice specializes in the following: depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, stress managemen..."
Transgender Allied
(732) 479-8875
Verified
Office is near:
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
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Transgender Allied
"Equine facilitated mental health (EFMH) is a powerful methodology providing alternative counseling services to those interested in therapy outside of the office setting. Horses can provide feedback in a way that enables individuals to investigate their emotions, behaviors, communication skills, attachment styles, and interpersonal skills, along with their personal strengths. EFMH has proven to provide wonderful therapeutic value to those struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, social skills, and interpersonal skills. My EFMH practice specializes in the following: depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, stress managemen..."
Hana Melnik, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
"I work with people who want more satisfaction in their lives,as it relates to transitions in the areas of relationships, career, education and family life cycle. People who are open to learning and healing themselves in the pursuit of growth and balance. I collaborate with individuals and their families to help them with mental, emotional and behavioral challenges such as anxiety, depression, relational conflicts and more. As an experienced psychotherapist, I will work with you to develop tools and skills to face expected and unexpected challenges, overcome limiting patterns of belief and facilitate your personal empowerment."
Transgender Allied
(732) 703-6108
Verified
Office is near:
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
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Transgender Allied
"I work with people who want more satisfaction in their lives,as it relates to transitions in the areas of relationships, career, education and family life cycle. People who are open to learning and healing themselves in the pursuit of growth and balance. I collaborate with individuals and their families to help them with mental, emotional and behavioral challenges such as anxiety, depression, relational conflicts and more. As an experienced psychotherapist, I will work with you to develop tools and skills to face expected and unexpected challenges, overcome limiting patterns of belief and facilitate your personal empowerment."
Stephanie Lynn Harris-Kuiper, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, ACS
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
"I have always believed my purpose in life has been to be an advocate and voice for others who would otherwise remain silent and unheard. Counseling has allowed me to fulfill that purpose for my clients and throughout my professional career, I have provided compassionate counseling services in varied social service settings. I am an experienced, dedicated and insightful mental healthcare professional with over 25 years experience in both individual, family and group counseling. My experiences are broad and cover academic and career counseling which evolved into job coaching for young to older adults from many walks of life."
Transgender Allied
(732) 723-5287
Verified
Office is near:
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
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Transgender Allied
"I have always believed my purpose in life has been to be an advocate and voice for others who would otherwise remain silent and unheard. Counseling has allowed me to fulfill that purpose for my clients and throughout my professional career, I have provided compassionate counseling services in varied social service settings. I am an experienced, dedicated and insightful mental healthcare professional with over 25 years experience in both individual, family and group counseling. My experiences are broad and cover academic and career counseling which evolved into job coaching for young to older adults from many walks of life."
Marsha N. Shapiro, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BCD, LLC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
"I offer respectful, affirmative treatment in a safe, comfortable environment. Establishing a trusting, caring relationship with the people I work with is of the utmost importance to me. I see Children, Adolescents and Adults and use Individual, Couples and Family and Group treatment modalities. My areas of specialization include: Depression and other Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Phobias, PTSD, Relationships, Parenting, Separation/Divorce, Adult Survivors of Incest/Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Women's and LGBTQ issues. Stress and Anger Management, Loss/ Bereavement, Eating and other Compulsive Disorders, Learning/DevelopmentalChallenges and Acute/Chronic Illness are additional specializations. I provide Life Coaching and Individual Consultation Services, as well."
Transgender Allied
(732) 979-2767
Verified
Office is near:
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
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Transgender Allied
"I offer respectful, affirmative treatment in a safe, comfortable environment. Establishing a trusting, caring relationship with the people I work with is of the utmost importance to me. I see Children, Adolescents and Adults and use Individual, Couples and Family and Group treatment modalities. My areas of specialization include: Depression and other Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Phobias, PTSD, Relationships, Parenting, Separation/Divorce, Adult Survivors of Incest/Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Women's and LGBTQ issues. Stress and Anger Management, Loss/ Bereavement, Eating and other Compulsive Disorders, Learning/DevelopmentalChallenges and Acute/Chronic Illness are additional specializations. I provide Life Coaching and Individual Consultation Services, as well."
Altagracia Santana, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
"**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise” Victor Hugo. I am a Spanish and English speaking therapist with over 10 years of experience working with individuals effected by anxiety, depression, chronic illnesses, chronic pain, substance abuse, trauma and PTSD. I also have experience providing couples counseling."
Transgender Allied
(732) 392-7460
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Transgender Allied
"**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise” Victor Hugo. I am a Spanish and English speaking therapist with over 10 years of experience working with individuals effected by anxiety, depression, chronic illnesses, chronic pain, substance abuse, trauma and PTSD. I also have experience providing couples counseling."
Jennifer L Hilligus, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
"Hello! My name is Jennifer Hilligus. I am a counselor and an educator. My approach to counseling is tailored to each individual, couple or family. I feel strongly that we must work to understand our patterns of thinking in order to identify why we feel and act the way that we do. During the therapeutic process, we will study your personal traits and patterns and develop ways to achieve all of your counseling goals. You can do it. I can help."
Transgender Allied
(609) 952-5798
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Transgender Allied
"Hello! My name is Jennifer Hilligus. I am a counselor and an educator. My approach to counseling is tailored to each individual, couple or family. I feel strongly that we must work to understand our patterns of thinking in order to identify why we feel and act the way that we do. During the therapeutic process, we will study your personal traits and patterns and develop ways to achieve all of your counseling goals. You can do it. I can help."
Jeffrey Axelbank, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
"People are helped most by considering all aspects of their lives, their strengths as well as the areas giving them problems. Therefore, I will treat you as a whole person, not just as a diagnosis. We will work together to understand how your past is affecting your current situation, and get to the bottom of your issues, for achieving deep, lasting changes. Speaking freely and without inhibitions with your therapist is essential and I work to provide a warm, safe environment for you to do so. I also offer group therapy, which is very effective when combined with individual sessions."
Transgender Allied
(732) 703-7235
Verified
Office is near:
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
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Transgender Allied
"People are helped most by considering all aspects of their lives, their strengths as well as the areas giving them problems. Therefore, I will treat you as a whole person, not just as a diagnosis. We will work together to understand how your past is affecting your current situation, and get to the bottom of your issues, for achieving deep, lasting changes. Speaking freely and without inhibitions with your therapist is essential and I work to provide a warm, safe environment for you to do so. I also offer group therapy, which is very effective when combined with individual sessions."
Carolanne Hunt, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
"ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!!!! I believe in a client centered approach focusing on the whole person, physical and emotional. Everyone has strengths, some of which they are not aware of themselves. Clients have come to me from a variety of backgrounds and bring with them a broad wealth of talents, knowledge and skills. As a therapist I believe the strongest tool clients can use to help become a stronger and healthier individual lies within themselves. "
Transgender Allied
(848) 235-9106
Verified
Office is near:
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
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Transgender Allied
"ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!!!! I believe in a client centered approach focusing on the whole person, physical and emotional. Everyone has strengths, some of which they are not aware of themselves. Clients have come to me from a variety of backgrounds and bring with them a broad wealth of talents, knowledge and skills. As a therapist I believe the strongest tool clients can use to help become a stronger and healthier individual lies within themselves. "
Nancy Friedman-Cohen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
"I am a psychotherapist, parent advocate for special needs children and adults, life coach, and expressive arts therapist working with people of all ages providing individual, marital, and group therapy for the past 35 years. The most significant aspect of the psychotherapy process is the partnership that is formed between client and therapist. It must be a good fit in which trust, compassion, support, and mutual respect are formed in order to promote a safe emotional environment for working through painful experiences within ourselves and with others."
Transgender Allied
(732) 979-2682
Verified
Office is near:
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
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Transgender Allied
"I am a psychotherapist, parent advocate for special needs children and adults, life coach, and expressive arts therapist working with people of all ages providing individual, marital, and group therapy for the past 35 years. The most significant aspect of the psychotherapy process is the partnership that is formed between client and therapist. It must be a good fit in which trust, compassion, support, and mutual respect are formed in order to promote a safe emotional environment for working through painful experiences within ourselves and with others."
Jacqui Eletto, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
"We all have strengths that can become difficult to notice when life becomes overwhelming. That's where I can help. Together, we will identify the problems, build on your internal strengths and enhance your well being. I believe integrating the family can be useful and I conduct family or couples sessions as needed. I use an eclectic approach and tailor my strategy to the individual clients needs."
Transgender Allied
(732) 387-3513
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Transgender Allied
"We all have strengths that can become difficult to notice when life becomes overwhelming. That's where I can help. Together, we will identify the problems, build on your internal strengths and enhance your well being. I believe integrating the family can be useful and I conduct family or couples sessions as needed. I use an eclectic approach and tailor my strategy to the individual clients needs."
Eleanor Peterson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
"Sometimes we come to a point in life when our challenges become so overwhelming that change is the only solution. Knowing where or how to start can be a challenge in itself. In a respectful and caring way, I will work with you to look at the areas of discomfort in processing feelings, communicating with those around you and in important relationships. The key to positive change and a more peaceful life can be having someone to listen and to guide you to recognizing the solutions already inside of you. Together we will explore and build skills to make coping with life challenges more manageable."
Transgender Allied
(848) 206-1422
Verified
Office is near:
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
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Transgender Allied
"Sometimes we come to a point in life when our challenges become so overwhelming that change is the only solution. Knowing where or how to start can be a challenge in itself. In a respectful and caring way, I will work with you to look at the areas of discomfort in processing feelings, communicating with those around you and in important relationships. The key to positive change and a more peaceful life can be having someone to listen and to guide you to recognizing the solutions already inside of you. Together we will explore and build skills to make coping with life challenges more manageable."
Sonia Singh, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCADC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
"Are you struggling with internal challenges that are making your life more difficult? Are you or a loved one struggling with their substance use? Is addiction interfering with your ability to truly be happy? Is your family and/or relationship struggling because of difficult challenges that you are finding it hard to overcome alone? Are you struggling to achieve the best possible life that you can live and need to work through emotional pain, worries, fear, sadness, hopelessness, resentments, anger ect.? Do you feel like your ready to start healing and live your life the healthiest way possible?"
Transgender Allied
(732) 333-6317
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Transgender Allied
"Are you struggling with internal challenges that are making your life more difficult? Are you or a loved one struggling with their substance use? Is addiction interfering with your ability to truly be happy? Is your family and/or relationship struggling because of difficult challenges that you are finding it hard to overcome alone? Are you struggling to achieve the best possible life that you can live and need to work through emotional pain, worries, fear, sadness, hopelessness, resentments, anger ect.? Do you feel like your ready to start healing and live your life the healthiest way possible?"
Stephanie Nonnenmacher, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LAC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
"ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! Stephanie enjoys working with a broad range of clients. She works with children as young as 5, pre-teens, adolescents, and adults. She likes to be creative in her therapy approach, and maintains a stress free environment when working with her clients. Stephanie knows that each client is unique, and she will work with them to create a successful treatment plan, and achievable goals utilizing a variety of counseling approaches. Stephanie is a non-judgmental, empathic counselor that truly enjoys working with her clients."
Transgender Allied
(732) 844-0914
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Transgender Allied
"ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! Stephanie enjoys working with a broad range of clients. She works with children as young as 5, pre-teens, adolescents, and adults. She likes to be creative in her therapy approach, and maintains a stress free environment when working with her clients. Stephanie knows that each client is unique, and she will work with them to create a successful treatment plan, and achievable goals utilizing a variety of counseling approaches. Stephanie is a non-judgmental, empathic counselor that truly enjoys working with her clients."
Zaynab Khan, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
"Welcome! Seeking therapy is both an exciting and anxious step. Whether you are new to counseling or wanting a fresh start, I am committed to helping you. I believe that within each of us is the strength to overcome even the most difficult of circumstances. Giving up is not an option. I will work with you to figure out what you need to get better even if its not with me. My wish for you is to be the person you want to be and live the life you've always wanted to live. I will get you there."
Transgender Allied
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Transgender Allied
"Welcome! Seeking therapy is both an exciting and anxious step. Whether you are new to counseling or wanting a fresh start, I am committed to helping you. I believe that within each of us is the strength to overcome even the most difficult of circumstances. Giving up is not an option. I will work with you to figure out what you need to get better even if its not with me. My wish for you is to be the person you want to be and live the life you've always wanted to live. I will get you there."
Daniel Silitsky, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
"I am Dan Silitsky, Ph.D. and a New Jersey Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who believes that all individuals have the innate ability to be empowered in making informed decisions about their present situation. It will be my privilege to offer my expertise and sensitive style to those individuals, couples and family members who wish to pursue their life's dreams without undue stress."
Transgender Allied
(732) 965-3030
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Transgender Allied
"I am Dan Silitsky, Ph.D. and a New Jersey Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who believes that all individuals have the innate ability to be empowered in making informed decisions about their present situation. It will be my privilege to offer my expertise and sensitive style to those individuals, couples and family members who wish to pursue their life's dreams without undue stress."
Stephani Fried, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
"A good therapist is more than just a good listener. An experienced practitioner conveys warmth, genuineness and respect for you and your concerns. Whatever the distress that lead you to therapy, I will support you to learn new coping skills, strengthening your resources to live the very best life you can live. Whether a relationship problem, parent-child problem, work related stress or medical concern, my collaborative approach can help you feel more optimistic and hopeful about your future."
Transgender Allied
(732) 440-9786
Verified
Office is near:
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
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Transgender Allied
"A good therapist is more than just a good listener. An experienced practitioner conveys warmth, genuineness and respect for you and your concerns. Whatever the distress that lead you to therapy, I will support you to learn new coping skills, strengthening your resources to live the very best life you can live. Whether a relationship problem, parent-child problem, work related stress or medical concern, my collaborative approach can help you feel more optimistic and hopeful about your future."
Stephanie Sasso, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
"I want to help my clients identify and meet the goals that are right for them, rather than those that fit society's expectations. These often include developing a strong identity, forming and maintaining satisfying relationships, and living authentically. Another part of my work is consulting with other providers and institutions about affirmative practices with transgender/LGBTQ people. I am available for speaking engagements, trainings, and ongoing consultation groups for mental health/medical practices, schools and universities, and in corporate settings. I also conduct surgical and hormone evaluations."
Transgender Allied
(732) 410-5142
Verified
Office is near:
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
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Transgender Allied
"I want to help my clients identify and meet the goals that are right for them, rather than those that fit society's expectations. These often include developing a strong identity, forming and maintaining satisfying relationships, and living authentically. Another part of my work is consulting with other providers and institutions about affirmative practices with transgender/LGBTQ people. I am available for speaking engagements, trainings, and ongoing consultation groups for mental health/medical practices, schools and universities, and in corporate settings. I also conduct surgical and hormone evaluations."

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