Gazing out at the water should help you to feel calm. When you are struggling with depression issues it can make everything seem like it is going out of control. The waters of your life will feel like they are swirling all around you. Deep feelings of depression can consume you if you do not get help and these powerful feelings will come crashing down on you with little notice if you are not careful.

The best thing to do is to reach out to a Carlstadt-area online counselor. These online counselors have experience when it comes to dealing with depression issues. They know how to help people get over depression problems by giving them the best advice and offering them ways to work through their problems. When you work together with your counselor things will be much calmer in your life. The waters of life can become still once more and you will know that you never have to go through these problems alone.

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Naemmy Thompson

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW
Trauma and abuseParenting issues
11 years of experience

My name is Naemmy Thompson LCSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New Jersey. I have worked in the mental health field for over 6 years, and my expertise is related to working with individuals that experience Trauma and hardships such as Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Loss and etc, as well as symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD. I specialize in working with all ages with trauma, especially with children ages 9 until 17. I have also assisted parents in improving their parenting skills to manage their children’s behaviors and bettering their communication. I have provided couple counseling using the marriage links perspective. Also, using a Christian perspective for those interested to deal with their mental health. My therapeutic lens is person centered in which my clients are seen as the expert in their lives, while I assist and guide them through interpersonal changes, and healing. As well, as using a TFCBT perspective to address thought distortion impacted by their Trauma. My goal is to assist people in working towards healing their wounds connected to their trauma. In addition to regaining a new perspective on life.

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Valerie Wright

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
10 years of experience

Greetings, my name is Valerie Wright, and I am a board certified licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of New Jersey. Thank you for taking the time to review my professional profile. In life, circumstances and events can cause us to feel we have little to no control. I can assure you that at one point or another most of us have felt this way. I am excited that you have made the decision to start therapy and can imagine the process of selecting a therapist a daunting task. I hope that after you have read about my professional experience and my passion for helping others your choice will be easier. I have over 9 years’ experience providing confidential, compassionate therapy in a nonjudgmental, relaxed environment. I have a Master of Arts degree in professional counseling and am a certified competent disaster mental health clinician (C-DMHC). I volunteer at the local, state, national, and international level providing trauma informed therapy. I believe in treating clients holistically. In other words, we will address your social, psychological, biological, and spiritual needs, and how they affect your mental health. My philosophy is to listen, support, and assist you using evidenced based approaches that will empower you with insight and an improved awareness of your “best” self. As your therapist, I will walk alongside you and identify the source of your pain. I utilize an eclectic approach based on your unique characteristics, culture, needs, and personal goals. Together we will unearth sources of strength both within and around you to restore balance in your life and help you live up to your full potential!

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Katherine Gomatos

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

Hello, My name is Kathy Gomatos and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Florida. You've taken the hardest step which is reaching for help. I'd like to share about my experience to help you learn more about me in order to see if I'm the therapist that will best meet your needs. My passion is to support and guide those who are currently needing someone who can listen and understand their challenges. My goal is help you navigate your current stressors and provide you with the tools and coping mechanisms needed for current or future obstacles. My respectful and non-judgemental approach allows you to share your journey to better understand your priorities and help reach your destination. I have 8 years of clinical experience in working with individuals, couples, and families. I've worked in several settings including community agencies, in-home, school, outpatient, and hospital. I've worked with children and adults related to hospice care, grief, cancer, weight-loss surgery, trauma, foster care, and mental health such as depression, anxiety, & trauma. I have a Bachelors and Masters degree in social work from the University of Central Florida. I'm a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), Oncology Social Work Certified (OSW-C), and Adoption Competent Therapist (ACT).

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Barbara Neal

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over 15 years of professional experience as an educator, therapist, and former non-profit leader. As an LMFT, when working with individuals, couples, and families, I pay attention to all the relationships you have with those around you, your family of origin, sociocultural factors, your religious, faith, and/or spiritual practices, and a variety of other things that make you who you are and impact how you move about your daily life. I work with clients on a variety of presenting problems including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, racial trauma, grief and loss, life changes, and so much more. I am committed to working collaboratively with you to set and achieve goals that utilize your strengths to help you live a more satisfying life. Whether you are feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, experiencing a life change, or struggling in your various relationships, I can support you along your journey through high-quality, culturally relevant therapy. Together, we'll create a space of healing that will support you in learning and enhancing your skills to deal with life and relationships. I look forward to empowering you on your journey towards growth, healing, and living your best life!

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Nicole Cassidy

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoaching
12 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, motivation, self-esteem, and depression. I believe that you are the expert on your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. 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 and empower you in that journey.

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Kelley Prescott

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW
Self esteemADHD
23 years of experience

Hello and welcome to BetterHelp! I’d like to acknowledge the important first step you have made in seeking a more fulfilling, balanced, and happier life. Finding the right therapist for yourself is the next important step; therefore, I’d like to provide you with information about myself so you can decide if my experience and style are the right fit for you. I received a Masters in Social Work degree in 1999 from Louisiana State University and I have been a licensed clinical social worker for more than 20 years. My therapy style is warm and interactive, and my approach is centered on helping individuals work through their difficulties to learn more about themselves and the way they interact with others. We can work together in whatever way is most comfortable for you. I am available via video sessions, phone, and/or text. I am mostly available in the late afternoon/evenings, but I check messages at least twice during each weekday. Deciding to engage in therapy and finding a counselor you feel a connection with can be overwhelming; but if you are ready to take that step, I would be happy to work with you at your own pace and tailor your time to your specific needs.

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Jayne Foster

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepression
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & 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. 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.

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Christy Hopwood

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepressionADHD
21 years of experience

I began working in the mental health field in 1993. I worked in residential treatment facilities with teenage girls and boys until I received my Master's in Social Work at the University of Louisville in 1999. Since 1999, I have been employed as a social worker for severe mentally ill adults, counselor and a director in foster care settings, counselor in psychiatric residential treatment facility for teenage girls and prepubescent boys, intensive in home counselor for children and teenagers with their families for the past 15 years, and outpatient mental health counselor for adults, families, and couples. I opened my private practice in 2008 where I see adults and couples who are dealing with depression, anxiety, marriage problems, relationship issues, grief, loss, parenting issues, anger, substance abuse, domestic violence, PTSD, trauma, stressors, work place problems, financial difficulties, ADHD, bipolar, mood disorders, and personality disorders. I use person centered therapy where I focus on the totality of the client that includes their mental, physical, emotional, relational, spiritual (if applicable), and recreational health and how they are meeting those needs. I use cognitive behavior therapy to help clients identify thinking patterns and cognitive distortions/faulty thinking errors that are impeding their progress and ways to replace those thinking errors with rational thought. I ask about family history, trauma, and if those trauma's are impeding present day life. I used shot term solution therapy where needed to help client's develop goals and strategies with their input to meet their needs. I help clients identify coping skills for problems and ways to implement those skills.

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Chanta Blue

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
15 years of experience

Relationships can be tough to manage no matter what the circumstances. But there's hope for the relationship you want, maybe you just need a little help. I am known as the therapist who empowers, educates, and supports those who are looking to transform their lives. Whether you struggle with sexual challenges, can't seem to find your ideal mate, or you are looking for ways to embrace your sexual identity, I provide a safe and comfortable environment that makes sharing easy and less threatening. I specialize in working with young adults, women of color (trans & moc-inclusive), and folks in romantic relationships who are interested in improving their self-esteem, experiencing sexual difficulties, premarital counseling or are challenged by societal expectations. Those who work with me are able to express themselves in a safe/warm environment. Working with folks in alternative & kinky relationships is also my specialty as I'm a kink friendly/knowledgeable therapist. I strive to provide a welcoming space that is free of judgement and supports you as you navigate the obstacles that life puts in your path.

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Kevin Ford

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
15 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, anger management, & bipolar disorder. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Carlstadt

Finding the best therapist close by in Carlstadt 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 Carlstadt. 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 Carlstadt, 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 Carlstadt 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 Carlstadt 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 Carlstadt, 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 Carlstadt area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Carlstadt 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 Carlstadt 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 Carlstadt 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 Carlstadt, 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 Carlstadt 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 Carlstadt 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 Carlstadt 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 Carlstadt 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 Carlstadt 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 07072 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 Carlstadt 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 Carlstadt 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 Carlstadt, 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.

Carlstadt 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.

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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.

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