Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCSW-R
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
"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
(732) 523-0853
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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."
Christina Young, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LAC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
"ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! Christina specializes in the treatment of eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. She has over 4 years experience working with eating disorders in Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) settings, helping patients increase emotional awareness, reduce symptoms, address body image issues, and improve self-esteem. "
Transgender
(848) 216-7562
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"ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! Christina specializes in the treatment of eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. She has over 4 years experience working with eating disorders in Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) settings, helping patients increase emotional awareness, reduce symptoms, address body image issues, and improve self-esteem. "
Life Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC, RDN
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
"LIFE PSYCHOTHERAPY is a private psychotherapy practice offering counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, elderly, couples, families, and groups. Since each person is unique, the approach to therapy is unique as well, combining existential philosophy with cognitive behavioral tools. The outcome empowers a person to feel empowered to take concrete actions in order to change or cope with their current level of distress, and achieve success in improving his/her life. Along with Psychotherapy we provide a variety of psycho-educational workshops to enhance personal growth and development without any stigma attached to psychotherapy."
Transgender
(732) 390-0007
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"LIFE PSYCHOTHERAPY is a private psychotherapy practice offering counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, elderly, couples, families, and groups. Since each person is unique, the approach to therapy is unique as well, combining existential philosophy with cognitive behavioral tools. The outcome empowers a person to feel empowered to take concrete actions in order to change or cope with their current level of distress, and achieve success in improving his/her life. Along with Psychotherapy we provide a variety of psycho-educational workshops to enhance personal growth and development without any stigma attached to psychotherapy."
Paula Kaplan-Reiss, Ph.D., Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
"I enjoy working with older adolescents, adults and couples. The key to a successful therapeutic relationship is finding a therapist with whom you can develop a healthy trusting relationship. I believe therapy can be effective by exploring past experiences and relationships and examining how they are impacting current life stresses. A willingness to change is also critical. Please see my website for a greater description of my experience and philosophies. http://www.paulakaplanreiss.com"
Transgender
(732) 852-7094
Verified
Office is near:
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
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"I enjoy working with older adolescents, adults and couples. The key to a successful therapeutic relationship is finding a therapist with whom you can develop a healthy trusting relationship. I believe therapy can be effective by exploring past experiences and relationships and examining how they are impacting current life stresses. A willingness to change is also critical. Please see my website for a greater description of my experience and philosophies. http://www.paulakaplanreiss.com"
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
(732) 955-4073
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"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
(732) 641-3965
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Transgender
"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."
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
(732) 979-2767
Verified
Office is near:
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
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Transgender
"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."
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
(609) 952-5798
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Transgender
"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."
Deborah Therkorn, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
"ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!!! It is my basic belief that you need to change the way you think before you can change the way you act. I am a Cognitive Behavioral counselor who also uses a variety of other approaches based on client need, including but not limited to Coaching, Culturally Sensitive, Family Systems, Gestalt, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. I have been described as compassionate, mature and, and professional as a counselor; caring, and respected by the students I have taught."
Transgender
(848) 233-4238
Verified
Office is near:
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
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Transgender
"ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!!! It is my basic belief that you need to change the way you think before you can change the way you act. I am a Cognitive Behavioral counselor who also uses a variety of other approaches based on client need, including but not limited to Coaching, Culturally Sensitive, Family Systems, Gestalt, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. I have been described as compassionate, mature and, and professional as a counselor; caring, and respected by the students I have taught."
Brandon Rauchbach, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
"I am here to help you achieve your goals and restore hope. Collaboratively, we will identify current struggles and work towards a resolution that will ultimately bring a sense of balance to your life. A relaxed environment that is free from judgement is what you can expect in our work together."
Transgender
(732) 253-4822
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Transgender
"I am here to help you achieve your goals and restore hope. Collaboratively, we will identify current struggles and work towards a resolution that will ultimately bring a sense of balance to your life. A relaxed environment that is free from judgement is what you can expect in our work together."
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
(848) 235-9106
Verified
Office is near:
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
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Transgender
"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. "
Ruth Churak, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, DSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
"Tired of being unhappy? Having difficulty in your relationships or watching members of your family struggle? Don't suffer from worry, depression, anxiety and uncertainty alone. You can take charge of your situation or guide your children to a better start in life. Sometimes we become overwhelmed and unsure of which direction to go. I can help you clarify your goals using different techniques and tools to help you make the small steps that lead to big progress. I foster an accepting, safe, caring, environment utilizing a variety of therapeutic methods to tailor therapy to fit your needs and situation."
Transgender
(732) 739-7125
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Transgender
"Tired of being unhappy? Having difficulty in your relationships or watching members of your family struggle? Don't suffer from worry, depression, anxiety and uncertainty alone. You can take charge of your situation or guide your children to a better start in life. Sometimes we become overwhelmed and unsure of which direction to go. I can help you clarify your goals using different techniques and tools to help you make the small steps that lead to big progress. I foster an accepting, safe, caring, environment utilizing a variety of therapeutic methods to tailor therapy to fit your needs and situation."
Olive Branch Therapy Group, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC, LAC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
"We’re pleased you’ve made your first step towards healing. We understand that seeking help, whether for yourself or for your children isn’t always easy. Unfortunately, life doesn’t come with a user’s manual, and when times get tough, many of us are left feeling confused, angry, depressed and helpless. While we can’t provide you with a magical user’s manual to life, we can offer you an ancient symbol of peace, an olive branch. We want to help you extend that olive branch to not only the important relationships in your life but to yourself as well. Because at the end of the day, we all deserve inner peace. "
Transgender
(732) 943-1541
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Transgender
"We’re pleased you’ve made your first step towards healing. We understand that seeking help, whether for yourself or for your children isn’t always easy. Unfortunately, life doesn’t come with a user’s manual, and when times get tough, many of us are left feeling confused, angry, depressed and helpless. While we can’t provide you with a magical user’s manual to life, we can offer you an ancient symbol of peace, an olive branch. We want to help you extend that olive branch to not only the important relationships in your life but to yourself as well. Because at the end of the day, we all deserve inner peace. "
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
(732) 979-2682
Verified
Office is near:
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
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Transgender
"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
(732) 387-3513
Verified
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Transgender
"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
(848) 206-1422
Verified
Office is near:
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
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Transgender
"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."
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
(732) 844-0914
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Transgender
"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
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Transgender
"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."
Gina Radice-Vella, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
"The decision to come to therapy is not an easy one. To me, it represents hope. I strive to create a relationship that will facilitate your own personal growth, a relationship in which you will feel supported, accepted, and most of all, heard. It is my goal to understand your experiences, not through my own personal lenses, but through the lenses through which you see the world. Together, we will work to identify and remove barriers preventing you from living a deep and meaningful life. "
Transgender
(732) 702-3695
Verified
Office is near:
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
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Transgender
"The decision to come to therapy is not an easy one. To me, it represents hope. I strive to create a relationship that will facilitate your own personal growth, a relationship in which you will feel supported, accepted, and most of all, heard. It is my goal to understand your experiences, not through my own personal lenses, but through the lenses through which you see the world. Together, we will work to identify and remove barriers preventing you from living a deep and meaningful life. "
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
(732) 410-5142
Verified
Office is near:
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
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Transgender
"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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Transgender (Gender Dysphoria) Therapists
We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are transgender themselves. Rather, they specialize in helping with aspects of being transgender in 08816 and transgender identity. They help with trans life and trans relationships.

If you're transgender or are looking for help with transgender issues in 08816 or for 08816 transgender therapist these professionals provide transgender counselling and transgender friendly care.

Transgender people in 08816 may meet the criteria for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria (historically called gender identity disorder (GID)) "only if being transgender causes distress or disability." This distress is referred to as gender dysphoria.

The professionals listed here include transgender friendly therapists in 08816, transgender friendly therapists in 08816, transgender friendly psychologists, and transgender friendly counselors.

Counseling for transgender issues in 08816 can help those living a transgendered life or transgender relationship; or family members coming to understand the life of their transgender child or sibling.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in 08816 are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in 08816 you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in 08816 and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in 08816 or family therapy in 08816.