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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Dr. Tori Bronaugh

Offering therapy in New Jersey
License: PhD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesCoping with life changesADHD
15 years of experience

About Me Hi, I am glad you have chosen to begin counseling and explore issues which concern you. Making the decision to seek therapy is a significant step in self-care. As a licensed clinical psychologist, with over 15 years of experience working with adults, I have successfully helped many people along their journey of self-exploration. My approach is eclectic and individualized, based on each person’s needs and readiness for change. I am trained in psychodynamic theory and have expertise in examining how we can improve our interpersonal relationships with others. I utilize insight-oriented approaches, mindfulness and CBT techniques to foster change in those who are seeking therapy. I also help patients realistically identify their strengths and their uniqueness in order to meet their personal goals. I believe therapy gives us the opportunity to take pause in our life journey, reflect and find opportunities to practice living our best life. I look forward to being part of this exploration you have chosen to pursue. With gratitude, Dr. Tori A. Bronaugh, Ph.D.

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Natalie Gomez

Offering therapy in New Jersey
License: MA,Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC,Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
21 years of experience

Hello, Thank you for reading my profile. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor / LPC in the states of Florida, New York and New Jersey. I have over 18 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults. The majority of my experience has been with victims of trauma, sexual abuse or rape. I also specialized in men's issues. I also have experience working with clients who have HIV/AIDS . Coming from a multicultural military family, I understand the stressors and situations that come from being in a military lifestyle. I also understand the challenges that come with being multicultural. I offer a warm, compassionate, non-judgmental environment for each individual to express themselves openly and address the issues of concern. Although I do follow the therapeutic approach of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I am eclectic in my therapeutic approach, based on the fact that each person I meet with is a unique individual. so as a therapist I must adapt to your needs and provide assistance and insight into the issues that are causing you concern. Remember that therapy is the first big step to freedom, and I appreciate your courage. I look forward to working with you! Specialties: Multicultural Military Trauma - Rape, Sexual Assault & Abuse HIV/AIDS Self-esteem issues

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Margaret Fonseca

Offering therapy in New Jersey
License: Ed.S ,MA,CPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
29 years of experience

Ms Fonseca, After graduation from nursing school, I went to work as a nurse in a prison and soon realized nursing was only my initial calling, but a bridge to my true calling As a Licensed Mental Health Therapist and Certified Professional Coach my goal is to empower others to journey to a new level of hope and successful New Beginnings.

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Jeffrey Thoelen

Offering therapy in New Jersey
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

Jeffrey Thoelen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey and has provided mental health counseling services for the past 7 years. Jeffrey's practice focuses specifically on helping clients manage depression/anxiety. Sessions will be solution-focused and will be guided by principals of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It is anticipated that working together will feel casual, informative, and supportive. Sessions will be 30 minutes in duration, in audio format.

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Judy Goldman

Offering therapy in New Jersey
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
18 years of experience

Welcome. My name is Judy Goldman and it is my pleasure to assist you on your travels through the bumps, twists and turns of life. We all walk this journey in our own individual ways. Sometimes life can be filled with joy, excitement and hope for what lies around the corner. But for those times when we get knocked off balance and it seems harder to find our way, just having the right person to speak to, helps us regain our footing and continue on our path. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, having been licensed in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. I earned my degree in 2003 and have been working as a therapist with individual, couples and children and families for more than 15 years. I am open-minded, accepting, and always willing to listen. I draw from a wide variety of styles and techniques, but do not rely on any particular one. I believe we are all unique with our own way of processing the events and experiences of our lives. I am here to help you sort out and work through whatever isn't working well and holding you back from being the highest version of yourself. I believe together we can find more contentment and peace in your life. My experience working out in the community and in private practice has included clients of all ages and backgrounds with Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Recovery, Eating Disorders, Behavioral and Cognitive Difficulties, Relationship Issues, Parenting Difficulties (including foster care and adoption issues) and Abuse and Addictions. I work with phone and live chat as well as messaging. Feel free to message me anytime as I try to check Better Help twice daily. Congratulations on taking the most important step in taking care of yourself by reaching out to connect here. I welcome the opportunity to work together and help you discover a way in to the most rewarding relationship of your life...the one with your truest self.

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Brian Sobieski

Offering therapy in New Jersey
License: MA, LPC, ACS
Stress, AnxietyBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
25 years of experience

My name is Brian Sobieski and I went to Montclair State University receiving a Master's degree in Counseling. I am also a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. Do you struggle with being able to manage certain aspects of your life? Do you need a helping hand. I have been in the field working with individuals, families, and couples for 23 years. I utilize a brief therapy model that is solution focused and designed to increase your adaptive functioning in daily life. My approach uses cognitive behavioral techniques and nurtures the strengths of the individual to improve your coping skills and strategies. Don't hesitate to reach out and be a proactive part in a better future for yourself.

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Traci Lechwar

Offering therapy in New Jersey
License: M.S.Ed.,M.Phil.Ed,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
10 years of experience

Welcome and thank you for checking out my profile-I truly believe the strongest people are those who ask for help when they need it. I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and have over ten years experience working with the college aged population on a variety of presenting concerns. I believe strongly in meeting a client where they are and working through sessions by helping clients examine their world around them in a way that allows them to function at their best. My approach is client centered, non-judgmental and focused on helping to examine and/or challenge patterns of thinking that can contribute to stress and anxiety. Some areas of focus I work with often include family/intimate relationships, panic disorders, depression, anxiety, ADHD to name a few. I would love the opportunity to meet and work with you focusing on progress, not perfection in all areas of a person's life.

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Alanna Higgins

Offering therapy in New Jersey
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Erin Averill

Offering therapy in New Jersey
Family conflictsGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

Hi, my name is Erin and I am a licensed clinical social worker in New Jersey with 7 years of experience of working with people across the life spectrum. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, self esteem issues, and increasing motivation and confidence. I also have helped clients learn to cope with life changes. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. "A journey of a 1,000 miles begins with one step"-Chinese Proverb

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Kent Jarratt

Offering therapy in New Jersey
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
35 years of experience

My approach is flexible and eclectic, and I adapt the treatment plan to each individual. I enjoy helping clients from all walks of life and have worked extensively within the LGBT community. I hold clinical licenses in both New York and New Jersey, and am board certified by the National Association of Social Workers. I received my Masters in Social Work from Hunter College School of Social Work/CUNY. I achieved Diplomate Status from the National Association of Social Workers, and was the Greta Singer Memorial Lecturer at Monmouth University (2011); and adjunct faculty for both graduate schools of Social Work and Mental Health Counseling at Hunter College/CUNY. I have also served as a Field Instructor for Columbia, NYU, Fordham, and Yeshiva. I am an Accredited Teacher of T'ai Chi Chih®, a non-martial arts form of T'ai Chi. I am a member of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care (NYC).

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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