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Sandy Stein

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseEating disordersDepression
18 years of experience

Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. I am a New Jersey Licensed Professional Counselor with 20 years of experience. I work with individuals and couples who are dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stage of life issues, trauma, loss, stress, and eating disorders. I enjoy working with clients experiencing recent issues as well as those who may have longer standing struggles. My counseling style is empathic and nonjudgmental. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is essential to effective work. I strive to create a safe environment in which clients feel free to express their thoughts and feelings, go at their own pace and together develop new insights and ways of leading a fulfilling life. I draw upon various theoretical approaches such as interpersonal, psychodynamic, family systems, experiential, and cognitive behavioral therapy. I'm glad you reached out for help and I hope to meet you!

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Paschal Igwe

Offering therapy in NJ
License: PhD
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issues
13 years of experience

My name is Dr. Paschal. Helping is what I do. To be an effective helper requires the ability to connect with clients. To connect implies making clients to be disposed, and to feel comfortable in my presence in the virtual office. I bagged a doctorate in mental health counseling, and I am a licensed psychotherapist. Although my orientation is cognitive behavioral therapy; however, I tend to incorporate other treatment modalities and techniques in order to better help the client. I also apply psychoeducation and motivational interviewing techniques as needed. I have been helping clients with difficult to treat conditions for the past twelve years. Clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, Bipolar, ADHD, ODD, Low self-esteem, Impulse control disorder, acute stress disorder, relationship issues, other life issues, et.c, are able to function again in the course of treatment. Generally, a speedy recovery normally depends on the client's commitment and readiness to implement treatment recommendations. See you.

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Tai-Anne Linton

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW-C
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
7 years of experience

Hi, I'm Tai-Anne. I am a licensed therapist, currently located in Baltimore, Maryland. I have been practicing therapy for seven years and have advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I have my Masters Degree in Social Work from the University at Albany, SUNY and was previously a Rape Crisis Counselor. My focus is on trauma, anxiety and depression and I utilize strength-based, CBT and person-centered approaches to treatment. I enjoy working with diverse populations, including the LGBTQ+ community, parental challenges and African-American women. Therapy helps us to address concerns that created a significant stress or change in our lives. My way of counseling is to create a non-judgmental environment as I help clients challenge their negative thinking patterns, cope with current stressors and create action plans to address their concerns. I believe psychoeducation is important throughout the therapeutic process, as it can help to address these negative cognitive patterns through learning coping skills and building a tool kit of resources to tackle stressors now and apply them in the future. I believe that self-care is the most important thing we can do for ourselves, other than constantly expanding our knowledge. I am a big advocate for traveling and engaging in activities that bring us joy, allowing us to feel less stressed. If I seem like a great fit for you, I look forward to helping you through this growth period!

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Chaliava Williams

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW,MPH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesDepression
3 years of experience

This day in age many women mask their life struggles with mental health, childhood trauma, low self-confidence, motherhood, relationship status with career, success, fashion, makeup, wealth, and unhealthy relationships, all the while suffocating inside and in silence. CCC is an unconventional therapeutic platform where one has the ability to unmask and present their true authentic self & begin the journey of healing and self-love. The journey to healing, self-discovery, self-love, & self-worth, although rewarding are most times difficult and challenging. I’m here to facilitate that process & watch you transform into your butterfly. Congratulations, I’m excited, you’re taking the very first step in achieving your wellness goals to become a better you. Welcome to your healing journey. As a licensed clinical social worker I’m committed to helping women succeed in living a healthy life. I’m passionate about helping women achieve transformational changes that will help them recover & heal. What are you waiting for? Come, have a seat on the couch, and let’s have that “uncomfortable conversation/conversations” over coffee (tea or water) and begin the healing process.

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Simone Maldonado

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LPC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in New Jersey with over 3 years of experience working as a counselor in a school setting and a therapist in a private practice. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, young adult issues and life transitions. I have also helped many people who have experienced racial trauma. My therapy style is warm and genuine. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach is holistic as I work with an integrative model combining cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, empowerment strategies. Each client is unique, so I will tailor our journey 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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Kaitlyn Schobert

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 7 years of experience. I am licensed in both New Jersey and Wisconsin. My therapeutic focus is to help people live well and move beyond suffering. Therapy is an opportunity that allows for you to have a deeper connection with yourself, helping you to show up differently and more authentically in your life. Through exploration, my clients gain knowledge of negative patterns and limiting beliefs. This information increases self-awareness leading to powerful conscious change. I draw from several therapeutic modalities to meet your unique needs. My style is warm, direct, honest and open. I welcome you to share your story. I am hopeful that together we can create powerful change, helping you to live well and see new possibilities. It’d be my pleasure to journey with you on the path toward that place. www.yournewlight.co

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Devora Segall

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
6 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. 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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Elina Malamud

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, like you are losing control, becoming easily frustrated and moody or having difficulty relaxing or quieting your mind? Are you finding yourself feeling unsure of how to deal with the increased anxiety, uncertainty, and isolation? Are you having a difficult time adjusting to a new life transition (e.g. becoming a parent; starting college; changing job/losing your job; becoming ill)? I am here to help you to improve your mood, build new coping skills, discover meaningful life goals and gain confidence to improve many aspects of your life.

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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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Marxlenin Burgos

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey and Tennessee with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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.

How to find counseling in Cresskill

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Cresskill 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 Cresskill 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 Cresskill 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 Cresskill, 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 Cresskill 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 Cresskill 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 Cresskill 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 Cresskill 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 Cresskill 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 07626 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 Cresskill 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 Cresskill 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 Cresskill, 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.

Cresskill 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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