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Jourdan Travers

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW,MSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
10 years of experience

Jourdan Travers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New Jersey. She received her MSW from The University of Maryland and her B.A. in psychology from California State University Northridge. She is trained in CBT, DBT, Trauma-Informed Care, mindfulness, and psycho-education. She has previously worked at Promises Treatment Center in Malibu, California, and the Lindner Center of Hope in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has hands-on experience working with a range of patients, including those who have severe mental illness as well as those with less acute diagnoses. She specializes in treatment for mood, anxiety, substance abuse/dependence, and personality disorders. Her goal is to help clients seek change and create a life that is worth living.

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Dina Rizzo-Kormondy

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MA,NCC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemADHD
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey with over 10 years counseling with teens and young adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, ADHD, relationship issues and executive functioning. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I enjoy helping young adults set realistic and achievable goals while treating them with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach includes a combination of cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic and solution focused therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I also have 25 years experience working with children and adults with Autism and their families. I consider this to be an area of expertise and am passionate about helping parents of children with autism by utilizing Parent Management Training and coaching them in the different facets of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). My many years of experience with ASD has given me a great understanding of the unique challenges faced by families with children on the autism spectrum. I know the courage that it takes to seek outside help for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you to help you meet your goals!

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David Gruskin

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience

David is a licensed psychotherapist and specializes in working with clients that have been struggling with long term or short term mental health challenges. He has over 10 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings and continents including outpatient clinics, crisis intervention, inpatient psychiatric facilities, non-profits, and private practice. He has provided clinical and administrative supervision to social work students, interns, and professionals. He has a wide range of clinical experience working with individuals and groups during his professional career in the following areas: Depression and Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Behavioral and Self-Discipline Challenges, Self-Harm Behavior, Complicated Grief Reactions, Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness, Anger and Stress Management, Trauma and Abuse, Family and Relationship Issues, Children/Adults with Special Needs, Suicidal and Risk Reduction, Chronic Mental Illness, and Self-image and Self-Esteem Issues. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I don't take a one size fits all approach when meeting with a client. I specialize in the individual that I am meeting with, and getting to know you. Each person is unique and has their own life story that has made them who they are today. I am trained and utilize cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, psychoanalytic, rational-emotive therapy, relational, and trauma therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you.

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Elissa Both

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MSW,LCSW,Elissa Buccarelli- Both
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionADHD
22 years of experience

Hello and welcome to my profile page! My name is Elissa (Lisa) Both and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over 20 years of experience working with children, families, and individuals. Specifically, I have spent a significant portion of my career in education as a School Social Worker, where I was committed to serving the needs of students and their families. I have worked with many students who struggled educationally due to learning, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. In addition, I maintained a private practice throughout the years. I strongly believe that in order to be successful, it is important to build a trusting and welcoming environment for my clients. I put a great emphasis on meeting clients where they are and establishing that respectful, trusting relationship. I use a solution focused approach that is customized for each individual and situation in order to help them achieve their goals. Each client is unique and has different needs, which is why I believe it is imperative to work together to develop an individual approach that focuses on their strengths and resources available. I am passionate about helping people embrace their strengths and resources, as well as introduce people to new tools and skills to help guide them through difficult situations. Additionally, client feedback is extremely important to me, as the therapeutic process should be collaborative. This can help to ensure we are on the right track to helping you feel better and addressing your concerns.

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Betty Gewirtz

Offering therapy in NJ
Coaching
30 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with more than 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with executive and professional coaching. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Martha Jaikissoon

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Shlomit Keren Stein

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Kristen Accisano

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
13 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 30 years of professional and agency work experience and I have been treating individuals and families for over 13 years. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. Life is a series of transitions that can cause anxiety about the future and sadness and depression about the past. Encountering change can be stressful and make us feel unbalanced. My approach is client-centered, holistic, and supportive. I will meet you where you are with no expectations other than hope for a desire to put the time into creating a clearer and healthier future together. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. My goal is to help you feel empowered. I cannot empower you, your friends and social media cannot empower you, only you can empower yourself. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. We can chat, talk on the phone or be face to face on video. Let’s speak up and stand together.

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Thomas McGowan, Jr.

Offering therapy in NJ
Depression
30 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression and many other issues. 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. Sometimes the counseling process may go quickly and at other times it may seem less so. The length of your counseling mainly depends on how hard the client is willing to work on his/her issues. It also is related to whether the you have accomplished your goals.

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Angelisa Guilford

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MA, LPC, NCC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist (LPC) in New Jersey as well as the approved (Counseling Compact States). Along with 9 years of professional work experience as a counselor, I have 34 years of Elementary teaching experience along with 3 Decades of Professional Singing. This allows for a varied exposure to numerous facets of life and circumstances. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, LGBTQ2+ related issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, anger, and depression to name a few. 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!

How to find counseling in Alpine

Finding the best therapist close by in Alpine can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Alpine. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Alpine, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Alpine or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Alpine area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Alpine, elsewhere in Bergen, or in the greater state of New Jersey.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Alpine area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Alpine therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Alpine due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Alpine may not take health insurance, some in the state of New Jersey may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of New Jersey you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Alpine, New Jersey working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Alpine above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Alpine helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Alpine therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Alpine therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Alpine therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in NJ, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 07620 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Alpine counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, 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 feedback and advice. A Alpine licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Alpine, New Jersey can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Alpine has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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:

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