Raising a child can be difficult enough but having a child with a mental health disorder can be tough for the entire family. If your child has an anxiety disorder, depression, autism, or any other mental health condition, life can be a roller coaster of emotions. Luckily, there are many excellent therapists in Carteret who are experienced in these and other mental illnesses. 

According to the United States Census, there are just over five thousand families in Carteret and 36% of them have children under 18 living there. With all of these families, the therapists in Carteret stay busy with family therapy but they have plenty of time for more. 

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Kellie Ebberup-Krug

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemBipolar disorderADHD
6 years of experience

Note: Let me know if the online schedule does not work for you. We can work you in essentially anytime! Hi. I'm Kellie! I am here for you, period. We are all in this crazy thing called life together. I have been working with diverse populations for several years now. It might seem like everyone else has it all figured out on this planet, but they absolutely do not. We are all doing the best we can. Nobody is perfect. We learn everyday from the mistakes we make. If we didn't make mistakes, how would we grow? What you want to get out of therapy is what you will get. You are the expert in your life. I am here to help others meet their goals. My job is to promote understanding on how to use life tools in order to meet the goals you strive for. I look forward to hearing your story. Let's rock Life one step at a time, together. My services include, but are not limited to the following:Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Couples Counseling, Crisis Intervention, ACT/CBT/DBT, Mindfulness Meditation, Strengths Based, Solution Focused Approach, Holistic Psychotherapy, Substance Use Treatment, Motivational Interviewing, Exposure Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Symptom Management Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, etc Very Respectfully, Kellie A. Ebberup-Krug, LCSW Active LCSW licensure in Missouri, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Alabama

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Anne Boyd Hinton

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LPC,MA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
26 years of experience

About Me Hi, if you are reading this it means you are seeking assistance in taking better control of your life to feel good about yourself and develop the skills necessary to solve what you view as problems. Today, many people are now seeking and receiving help to better control their lives. So, you are not alone. My goal will be to help you focus on the things that you see as impediments to your progress with expectation of assisting you in reordering your thoughts, and how and why your current thought process has led to where you feel you are emotionally today. I believe this approach can aid you in learning new ways to handle feelings and new ways of viewing the world around you. In other words, place a focus on your understanding affective stance and assist you in acquiring additional skills that possess the potential to help you be happy, healthy and have a better life. I am currently employed by the Rutgers University Behavioral Health as a therapist serving clients with clients who have been adjudicated and are working on successfully reintegrating into society. As such I have regular on-going collaborative relationships with State and Federal Authorities as well as judicial authority as necessary. I am a New Jersey based Licensed Based Counselor (LPC) with 16 years’ experience as a Mental Health Therapist and 20 years as a school-based Supervisor of Guidance and Counseling. My experience includes behavioral health centers, correctional institutions, schools, and in-home situations. My therapeutic approach focuses on assisting clients through focusing on evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Counseling.

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Paul Clark

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MSW, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoaching
6 years of experience

Hello and thank you for reaching out, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia who received my Bachelors and Master’s degree in Social Work from Norfolk State University (NSU) School of Social Work. I am a retired Chief Petty Officer with 20 years of active duty service, grew up in the Washington D. C. area who recognizes and embraces difference and ethnic diversity. I am well known for being an extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, and caring mental health professional who has worked with clients including active duty military and Veterans with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. My clinical experience includes the use of Solution Focus, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, and other evidence-based theoretical models and perspective. My counseling style is warm, interactive but, straight forward. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. My goal is to provide World Class Service, collaborate, and empower you, the client, and build upon what is working for the client by using various therapeutic models and perspectives tailored to meet the clients individual and specific needs. I am here to support and assist you as you work towards reaching your desired goals. I look forward to working with you!

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Therese Grayner

Offering therapy in NJ
Self esteem
6 years of experience

Hello I am delighted that you are here. My name is Therese Grayner. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in New Jersey. It took a personal health crisis for me to enter the counseling field. While recovering from Breast Cancer I was offered an opportunity to lead a support group. After attending Rutgers School of Addiction Studies I began a 20 year career in the counseling field. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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.

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Dr. Emelda Phillip

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
15 years of experience

I am a licensed psychotherapist in New Jersey with over 15 years of professional work experience. I have a Masters (M.A.) and a Doctorate (Psy.D.) in Counseling Psychology. I also specialize in Wellness for Women and Women of Color. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self- esteem, confidence, depression, & coping with life changes. My therapeutic approach is wellness-based care and a combination of Psychodynamic, CBT, and Client-Centered Therapy. I work with my clients to create an open, safe and therapeutic environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! *************************************************************************** CURRENTLY, I AM OFFERING BRIEF WELLNESS/MINDFULNESS SESSIONS ONLY. THIS WILL NOT BE CONTINUOUS THERAPY. YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT QUICK STRATEGIES TO EFFECTIVE WELLNESS, BE PROVIDED A SPACE TO DESTRESS AND PRACTICE MINDFULNESS EXERCISES.

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Dr. Francine Bates

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesBipolar disorderDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with over 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & bipolar disorder. 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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Rasheeda Bush

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesCoaching
19 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. 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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Anna Vardakis

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuse
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, trauma and abuse, & depression. I also have experience working with coping 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. 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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Fitzgerald Ajoku

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MSW,LCSW
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience

Do you often feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety, depression or other psychological issues? If you are ready to take charge of your mental health, you've come to the right place. My name is FitzGerald Ajoku, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in New York City and Chicagoland. I have worked with clients expressing a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family problems, behavioral challenges, abandonment/rejection, grief, past trauma, and suicidal/homicidal ideations. I have done psychiatric facility, correctional setting, hospital, youth program and veteran work. My counseling style consists of meeting the client where they are in order to foster an environment of acceptance. When working with people, a nonjudgemental stance is always utilized. It is my hope to create a safe, authentic, and inviting experience. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution- focused therapy. Together, we will work to identify your treatment goals and I will patiently support you along your entire journey. I have a history of engagement and service provision to the isolated, misunderstood, stereotyped and or marginalized with cultural sensitivity. From the most challenging situations to those who just want to get back to being their better selves or reach their full potential. You can do this! Change is possible and if you are ready to take that step, I am here to help you move with the spirit of empowerment. Together, we will work on strategies that allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties and cultivate meaningful solutions. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Valerie Stephens

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoaching
20 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 35 years of professional work experience. For over 20 years, I have provided direct clinical experience working one on one with clients/students. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, career counseling, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. 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. Upon request, I am also available to offer clinical counseling from a Biblical perspective. I am a certified Biblical Counselor. 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 Carteret

Finding the best therapist close by in Carteret 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 Carteret. 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 Carteret, 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 Carteret 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 Carteret 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 Carteret, elsewhere in Middlesex, 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 Carteret area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Carteret 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 Carteret 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 Carteret 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 Carteret, 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 Carteret 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 Carteret 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 Carteret 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 Carteret 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 Carteret 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 07008 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 Carteret 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 Carteret 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 Carteret, 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.

Carteret 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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07008

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