Mental health care can help you cope with the challenges that life throws at you. If you’re looking for a therapist in New Jersey, consider online treatment. Barriers to treatment, like a lack of available providers in some New Jersey cities or concerns about therapy cost, can make it challenging to find in-person treatment. Online therapy can make treatment more flexible and accessible.

With BetterHelp, you can work with a marriage and family therapist, psychologist, or other mental health professional from the comfort of your home at a time that works for your schedule. Plus, you can change providers at any time until you find one with whom you have a good therapeutic relationship.

While BetterHelp does not provide services to children and adolescents or group treatment for families, the providers are skilled in various treatment modalities for adults. Therapy can help with many challenges, like body dysmorphia, depression, or healing your inner child. Your provider will help you determine your personal goals and the treatment approach to help you meet them.

If you’re looking for an online therapist, NJ has many clinicians available. The list below features professionals who are licensed to deliver online therapy across New Jersey. Schedule your first session to learn more.

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Joselin Herrera

Offering therapy in New Jersey
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

Hello!) My name is Joselin Herrera. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New Jersey and New York. I earned my Bachelor in Psychology at Stony Brook University and my Master of Social Work at Hunter College. I was a psychotherapist at an outpatient mental health clinic in NY working on issues such as depression, anxiety, parenting and family struggles, trauma and abuse, as well as life changes. I worked with diverse population in regards to ethnicity/cultures, sexual orientation, disabilities, and socio-economic status. I believe in a strengths-based approach utilizing cognitive behavioral and solution focused techniques. You can identify your strength during this reading as you have already made a brave decision to seek help. It's imperative that a trusting therapeutic relationship is built so you feel confident to express yourself in a safe and supportive environment. I believe our work is based on a team approach where we work together to achieve your desired goals. Once we identify your desired goals I can provide tools to help you achieve those goals. I look forward to working with you. SPECIALTIES Stress, Anxiety Parenting issues Depression Coping with life changes Self esteem

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Patricia Morris

Offering therapy in New Jersey
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
36 years of experience

I am an individual therapist licensed in New Jersey with over 35 years of experience working with a wide area of issues such as depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. I see myself as a collaborator in an individual's healing process as we explore what helping approaches offer the best fit and are most effective for each individual. My work is informed by training and experience in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), EFT , mindfulnesss practice, trauma informed care and other methods that focus on the mind-body connection to restore well being.

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Dr. Gina Coffaro

Offering therapy in New Jersey
License: D.Litt, LPC, M.ED, MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

By visiting my profile you just made the first and most important step to a better day for yourself.  I am Gina Coffaro and have over twenty years of Counseling experience.  Individual and adult mental health focusing on developing the coping skills to make the fulfilling life you deserve for yourself.  I graduated from Drew University with a Doctoral Degree specializing in individual and family counseling. I have worked in school systems and private practice. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I work with individuals and couples on infertility and family building. Adults suffering from anxiety, divorce, relationship issues, work and life changes and grief. Let me be your life coach to provide caring and supportive counseling.   My passion is to help people achieve joy and success as they define it, in developing fulfilling relationships, expressing and uncovering hidden talents and creating comfort and meaning to their work. Whether dealing with issues of anxiety, college transition, social confidence, family building, my approach is fully centered around individualized strength based counseling.  By listening, supporting and guiding, I will be there to assist you in unlocking your potential and happiness. So frequently worry and anxiety can prevent us from achieving personal and professional success.  My areas of focus are diverse because the real focus is you. We all have a story to tell. A journey that needs someone to walk beside them.  Tell me your story and let me walk beside you providing you that supportive counseling care so you can be the best version of yourself.  

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Ivelise Velez

Offering therapy in New Jersey
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesDepression
26 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 26 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Christina De Lucia

Offering therapy in New Jersey
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
6 years of experience

*Please note: I am only available for for phone or chat sessions at the current time I am a licensed counselor in New Jersey with six years of professional work experience. I specialize in areas such as depression, anxiety/stress, trauma, and relationship issues. I work with each individual client in creating a safe and comfortable therapeutic space, free of judgment. I offer a range of therapeutic styles and modalities including Cognitive-Behavioral, Holistic/Spiritual, Integrative, as well as Psychoanalytical. I offer a wide variety of stress-reduction techniques and coping skills so that my clients can immediately learn to manage anxiety, while also working to address their concerns on a deeper level over time. I enjoy supporting clients with patience and compassion, working at their individual pace while they discover their own unique strengths. Thank you for being here, and I look forward to starting this journey with you!

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Edna Sanders

Offering therapy in New Jersey
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

Hello. My name is Edna Sanders PLEASE NOTE: I'm currently available in the evenings Monday through Friday; and mornings/evenings on Saturday. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Indiana with over 9 years of experience as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting, and co-morbidities (management of mental and physical illnesses). I also provide therapy for individuals experiencing racism and racial trauma. My counseling style is warm, empathetic, and client-centered. I believe in treating each individual with respect and dignity but most importantly I am compassionate and sensitive to the needs of others. I listen well to make sure I understand what your needs are and then work with you to make sure the expected outcomes are achieved. You’ve taken a big leap in seeking the help you need. This takes a lot of strength and courage toward a life of self-empowerment. I would love the opportunity to guide and provide you with the support you need. I look forward to working with you.

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Laura Johnson-Rodriguez

Offering therapy in New Jersey
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey and New York with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, confidence, & career difficulties. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Dr. Brett Pellegrino

Offering therapy in New Jersey
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemADHD
20 years of experience

I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in the treatment of teenagers and adults with a variety of issues. I earned my doctoral degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with a specialization in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I provide goal-oriented cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based treatments to teach people effective ways to cope with adversity and regulate their emotions and behaviors. I specialize in helping those with difficulties related to anger management, emotional regulation, anxiety, social skill deficits, and trauma, as well as the interpersonal challenges that often accompany these difficulties. I aim to help individuals learn flexible coping skills, adopt new habits, identify their strengths, build resiliency to better manage demands and setbacks, and gain a more constructive perspective on the world.

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Shakirah Morgan

Offering therapy in New Jersey
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Cher Paget

Offering therapy in New Jersey
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. We will create a dialogue to set up a treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How can therapists in New Jersey support you?

Therapists in New Jersey can practice many types of counseling, from marriage and family therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). They may also assist you with symptoms of depression, stress, or anxiety.

Therapists may help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or address your past. Over 4,253,624 people live in New Jersey, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for licensed professionals in New Jersey may help you find mental health support for personal growth, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health concerns. You do not need a mental health diagnosis to seek support from one of BetterHelp's licensed providers above.  

The mental health field can include psychiatric medication management, online therapy, marriage counseling, couples therapy, clinical social work, licensed counseling, and other mental health services in person and online. Seeing a licensed provider can help you navigate mental health conditions and life circumstances through mindfulness and other specialized techniques.

Please note that BetterHelp does not offer diagnostic or medication management services.

Why are many residents in the state of New Jersey working with a licensed counselor?

People reach out for mental health support for a variety of reasons. Many individuals work with a counselor for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a smaller county in New Jersey, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed professional tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

Mental health counselors in New Jersey support clients with varying issues, which can include:

  • Challenging situations or life stressors
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression or depressive conditions
  • Adjustment issues
  • Emotional support for a terminal illness
  • Chronic pain emotional support
  • Grief
  • Personality disorders
  • Trauma
  • Relationship conflicts and concerns

Finding a therapist that takes new clients in online therapy can be the first step in finding a treatment plan that works for you. Your therapist can provide a safe space for you to focus on self-care and well-being.

If you're interested in speaking to one of the therapists above or being matched with a counselor in 24 to 48 hours, consider signing up for BetterHelp. BetterHelp has over 35,000 providers, including those listed above.

Emergency services

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some commonly asked questions can be found below.

How much does a therapist cost?

Mental health professionals can differ in price. Forbes found that the average cost of in-person therapy in the US is around $100 to $200 per hour. Pricing can also vary based on your location. 

BetterHelp offers payment plans of $60 to $90 per session, charged monthly in a lump sum. You can also take advantage of this pricing on one of BetterHelp's sister platforms, like ReGain for couples or TeenCounseling for teens aged 13 to 19.

Many therapists may be upfront about their pricing and whether or not they take health insurance from the beginning. Additionally, some in your area may offer a sliding scale plan to allow those with lower incomes to pay less for therapy. However, services online can often save individuals a few hundred dollars per month.

How do I know if I should get a therapist?

Mental health services and mental health providers may help you navigate various concerns. You do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy; You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A counselor may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Mental health issues don't always present as a crisis. Many professionals provide talk therapy and support for life transitions, skills learning, relationship problems, or life coaching. Online therapy sessions in New Jersey can allow clients seeking therapy to experience professional help through video, phone, or live chat sessions without commuting to an office.

Does insurance cover therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. Therapists must apply to accept insurance through insurance companies, which may take time and money, so not every therapist offers services through insurance. If you cannot find a therapist that accepts your plan, BetterHelp may be cheaper than visiting an in-person therapist.

Is online therapy safe?

Online therapy through BetterHelp and its sister platforms is safe. Therapists are licensed, experienced, and vetted before being contracted with the platform. If you experience any concerns with your therapist, you change your counselor through the platform or app at any time.

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