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About Me

Hi, my name is Phyllis. I am licensed in New Jersey and have over 15 years of working with people in different capacities, including social work and as a therapist. I have a graduate degree in Human Services with a Specialization in Marital, Couple, and Family Therapy. I tend to view people and their concerns in relation to their relationships with others. I enjoy helping clients find their voice and learn skills they can use to get their needs met. My approach to therapy is individualistic, positive, and strengths-based. I use a tailored approach to therapy for each client’s individual needs. I know it can be scary to be vulnerable with a therapist and will do my best to ensure you feel safe while working toward your goals at a pace that feels comfortable to you.

I use a mix of person-centered, solution-focused, and narrative therapy. I enjoy helping clients feeling empowered to make changes in their lives. I enjoy watching clients feel strong enough to set boundaries in their relationships and change behaviors that no longer serve them. I like sparking curiosity and hope abut the future. My ultimate goal is to create an atmosphere that allows for free expression so you can feel empowered to live your best life.

Specialties:
*Grief
*Anger Management
*Women’s concerns
*Family Dynamics
*Relationships
*LGBT community


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Anger management
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Family Problems , Life Purpose , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #37PC00684300 (Expires: 2022-11-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Phyllis Nehra. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by J.A. on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with Phyllis for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very attentive, great listener, sound/solid advice and suggestions.

Written by C.H. on Mar 14, 2022 after therapy with Phyllis for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Phyllis is very helpful. She is real with me and works with me to help me overcome my problems. She is very understanding and makes me feel heard. I was skeptical at first as I’ve been to a few therapists before but she makes me feel comfortable and I can talk with her very easily about my issues. I really enjoy having her as my therapist.

Written by M.A. on Mar 14, 2022 after therapy with Phyllis for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Very easy to talk to and awesome in giving advice on how to handle things

Written by E... on Mar 04, 2022 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Phyllis is fantastic and she helped me through a rough period. With her support and encouragement, I was able to focus on getting a dream job, as well as finding ways to care for myself through several life transitions. I appreciated her humor and willingness to laugh. She also helped me set realistic goals that always included finding ways to "fill my cup".
Thank you, Phyllis!

Written by N.O. on Feb 27, 2022 after therapy with Phyllis for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Phyllis is wonderful. She's be very helpful in what i need and helps me deal with my depression. I feel so much better each session.

Written by M.I. on Feb 11, 2022 after therapy with Phyllis for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Phyllis is great. Easy to talk to and understands my needs.

Written by T.I. on Jan 26, 2022 after therapy with Phyllis for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, and coping with life changes

Really enjoyed my sessions with Phyllis! All our sessions were through live chat and she was very comfortable to chat with. Reminded me of healthy boundaries, between my boyfriend's parents and with others, and I can see the progress I've made in a short amount of time. Thank you Phyllis for all your advice, help and knowledge!

Written by T.Y. on Jan 23, 2022 after therapy with Phyllis for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Phyllis is excellent! It’s only been 3-4 weeks and she has helped me so much with having understanding and compassion for myself while working through my issues.

Written by A.L. on Nov 22, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Really kind and funny! Very practical approach to problems and good with reminders on past topics to continue moving forward.

Written by A.L. on Oct 02, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

I enjoyed my sessions with Phyllis Nehra. I looked forward to starting my Saturdays with therapy. She always assisted in whatever concerns and issues I brought to my sessions. She was calm, super cool, and always provided constructive advice and feedback. It was a great experience for someone doing therapy for the first time.

Written by T.U. on Jul 12, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and bipolar disorder

Phyllis really helped me out when I was going through a tough time in my life. I can't even begin to say how helpful she was in getting me through the worst of it all. She is genuine, kind, a great listener, and extremely knowledgeable. I'm so glad I've had the opportunity to work with her and am better prepared to deal with the next chapter of my life.

Written by V.I. on Jun 03, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I appreciate Phyllis for her help for me.

Written by S.T. on May 21, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I'm grateful for the empowerment and tools Phyllis has given me through therapy. Her demeanor is open, relaxed and inviting and her cat often makes an appearance, which I love. Phyllis has a way of equating experiences in one area of life to other settings in order to shed perspective, distance and illuminate solutions that are obvious in other settings. I'm grateful for the opportunity to work with her and feel confident in trusting my gut and setting appropriate boundaries to build successful relationships and reduce anxiety triggers.

Written by J.I. on May 05, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

I love Phyllis. She has helped me so much and makes the conversation flow like you are talking to a friend. She has helpful advice and helps me organize my thoughts. I highly recommend her to many.

Written by A.U. on Apr 23, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Phyllis is the best therapist I have ever had!

Written by W.H. on Feb 14, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She listens and is very comforting, I feel heard and respected. She gives good feedback/advice and I don’t know what I would do without her.

Written by T.A. on Jul 24, 2020 after therapy with Phyllis for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Awesome!

Written by J.I. on Jun 18, 2020 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Best of the best!! I feel like I have known her for years!

Written by K.A. on Jun 16, 2020 after therapy with Phyllis for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I have only worked with Phyllis a few times, mostly through emails. I finally scheduled a phone session and was very pleased how it went. I look forward to having more phone conversations and hopeful to have the same effect.

Written by A.L. on Jun 06, 2020 after therapy with Phyllis for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem

Very helpful and insightful.

Written by C.O. on Mar 23, 2020 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

My counselor answers me whenever I feel like I need to talk. The convenience of BetterHelp is just want I need with three kids at home! I feel completely comfortable with my counselor and appreciate everything she is doing to help me.

Written by A.Y. on Mar 13, 2020 after therapy with Phyllis for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem

I’ve been working with Phyllis for a few months now and the more time passes, the more I feel the value of this service. They say therapy is a process and it takes time to see changes ripple out into all the areas of one’s life. I’m excited to keep working towards those changes with the confidence of all the progress we’ve already made together!

Written by C.H. on Mar 11, 2020 after therapy with Phyllis for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Phyllis is very thoughtful and kind. She’s down to earth and engaging. She truly cares and I’m thankful for her help.

Written by E.D. on Feb 26, 2020 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 weeks

Phyllis is a very smart and understanding voice that helped me tremendously with just one session. I was nervous at first but after a few minutes she had me completely relaxed and opening.

Written by A.N. on Jan 06, 2020 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Phyllis is warm, funny and perceptive.