Life can sometimes give you a surprise you're not ready to handle. Just when you think you've settled down, a life change comes to you. Be it a bout of depression, or moving, it can be a challenge to adjust. However, a counselor based in East Orange can help you go back to a normal life. 

There are no surprises in East Orange; it’s just a simple place to live. A counselor can provide you with simple, yet effective solutions that can remind you of how life can be. By sticking to your goal, you can make a difference with your life.

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Dr. Richard Hahn

Offering therapy in NJ
License: PhD,LCSW
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
18 years of experience

I am a Ph.D. psychologist and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in the state of New Jersey with over 20 years of experience helping people like you. I have extensive training in family and systems therapy. I use cognitive behavioral therapy in my work with clients. I am also a certified life coach. I start with you and your concerns and help you achieve your goals. My goal is to enhance your life and enable you to live the life you are looking for. Although I have worked with children and adolescents, I focus my efforts on adults and the stresses that come with being in adult relationships. That includes marriage and relationship issues, work/family balance, living with family members with mental illness, cross-cultural issues and adjustment, as well as depression, and anxiety. I have worked extensively with adult survivors of childhood trauma. I use a great deal of positive psychology in my work. I will listen carefully, strive to understand and adjust the sessions according to your needs and abilities. Nonetheless, I will encourage you to take steps to reach your goals and objectives. If you suffer from depression or anxiety, I will not only try to make you undepressed or non-anxious, I will work with you to find meaning, joy, and happiness. If you are confused or looking for direction, we will work to help you find the confidence you need. Engaging in therapy takes a lot of work. Change, even improvement, requires effort. My job is to guide, give direction, and support. Your job is to reflect, think, and help me know you and your situation better. Together we can work "miracles". I would love to work with you to help you meet your goals.

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Mee-Hyea Kim

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

** Only seeing out of USA clients at this time ** Hello, my name is Mee-Hyea Kim. I have 7 years of experience as a licensed professional counselor in New Jersey. I have a Master's Degree in Psychoanalytic Counseling from Centenary College affiliated with the Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis. I am trained in Modern Psychoanalysis as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and have 15 years of experience working for mental health agencies in both Bergen and Morris Counties. I have worked with children, adults and couples from all religions, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds, who struggle with depression, Bipolar Disorder, anxiety, trauma, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse. I have experience working in a variety of clinical settings including, in-home therapy, residential treatment centers, group homes, partial care programs, psychiatric hospitals, and have extensive experience in crisis intervention as part of the Bergen County Psychiatric Screening Program. My therapeutic approach is to partner with you in a supportive, non-judgmental, down to earth and thought-provoking way which allows you to develop and foster a positive change in your life as well as learn mindfulness, healthy coping skills and gain insight into your emotional well-being. I am here to listen to your story, to help you navigate through past traumas and experiences, which will allow you to break free from unhealthy patterns that cause anxiety, depression, panic, and stress. I am available via phone and telehealth sessions for your convenience. I look forward to working with you on this journey.

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Laura Bodrog

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW,CCATP-CA,COPE Certified
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
17 years of experience

I am a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) with an Anxiety Treatment Professional with Children and Adolescents Certification and a Certified School Social Worker. I am currently a School Social Worker working in a High School. I have about 20 years of experience working with youth in settings ranging from youth residential facilities, hospitals, and both alternative and public school settings. I also hold an Educational Supervisor Certification. I would like to note that at this time, I am only seeing clients via Chat Therapy. I take the time to really get to know my clients so that a treatment plan that works for them can be utilized. My approach is warm and caring and I think it is extremely important to actually take the time to get to know who I am working with. I enjoy getting to know my clients so that they can feel comfortable participating in therapy. I believe the most important thing in a therapeutic relationship is to build that relationship and trust and to remember to have a conversation with your client; to treat them with respect and compassion. Making them feel validated for their feelings and that there is someone that is ready and willing to listen, is something that I feel is one of my strengths. I am here and willing to support you in your courageous step towards a more positive future.

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Jessica McMahon

Offering therapy in NJ
License: M.Ed,LPC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

You have chosen to take the first step in seeking out a mental health professional. Whether you are struggling to manage your emotions, experiencing the stresses of parenthood, or having difficulty coping with emotions and negative thoughts, I am here to help. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey and Pennsylvania with 12 years of experience. I have worked with teens and adults on the Autism spectrum, clients dealing with mood and anxiety disorders, college students, and parents in all stages of their journey. My counseling style is warm and non-judgmental. I believe in meeting you "where you are at" and that therapy should be a collaborative approach, with you as the expert on your life. We will work together to create goals and process through challenges. I look forward to working with you!

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Christina Ramdat

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Christina Ramdat and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of New Jersey. Currently, I am also a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) for the state of New Jersey. Additionally, I am certified in Trauma Response and Crisis Intervention. At this time I have received my Master's in Counseling Psychology in 2016 and currently in pursuit of a PhD in Organizational Leadership related to Business Psychology. I have over 8 years of clinical experience, working with Co-Occurring populations. This means that in my practice I focus on mental health and substance abuse issues concurrently. I have experience working with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, and trauma related issues such as sexual, physical and emotional abuse. In addition, I have worked extensively with individuals who suffer from substance abuse disorders and provided relapse prevention and effective coping skills to help them address their issues. My counseling style is warm, interactive, and encouraging. I truly believe that with the right support any individual is capable of overcoming all obstacles. My counseling approach combines a number of different styles which includes motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral, psychoeducation, and solution-focused therapy. However, please note that my counseling style is tailored to meet your specific needs and help accomplish your unique goals for therapy. My counseling motto is "Turn Pain Into Power." I am significantly invested in empowering you to achieve all that you set out to accomplish in therapy as I believe in treating everyone with respect, compassion, and kindness. Should you feel in need of urgent help or that you are in crisis at any time during our work together; please call 1-800-273-TALK 24 hours a day; or 911. This forum does not provide any type of emergency services, so I want to be sure you know who to contact if you need immediate help. As you take the first steps to reach out for help, it is already a testimony to your strength, resilience and bravery. I am proud of you. Please know that I am genuinely here to support and empower you throughout your journey as it would truly be an honor to see you transform in your healing process and ultimately become a healthier, stronger and happier you!

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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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Christy Stinton

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LPC,LMHC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I am a licensed counselor, with over 15 years of experience. I have worked with a variety of issues, including infertility, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, career challenges, and life changes. I have also helped people with parenting, attachment and divorce related issues. I have a warm and interactive style. I believe that real change occurs in a safe and accepting counseling environment. My approach is to combine cognitive-behavioral, developmental and person centered counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek 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!

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Giulia Bayuk

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in New Jersey with over 6 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, confidence, and other mood disorders. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, families, and couples to help with working towards their goals. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy and seek change takes courage and I am proud of you for getting started. I am here to support & empower you throughout your journey!

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Moishe Shayland-Williams

Offering therapy in NJ
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementADHD
16 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & anger management. I work with 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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Michael Schwan

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker with a background in community mental healthcare. I have over 7 years of experience providing clinical services to children, youth, and adults with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and trauma-related issues, as well as to individuals with chronic mental illnesses and substance use disorders. My clinical approach is comprised primarily of CBT and TF-CBT, but I also incorporate various aspects of other clinical modalities into my therapy sessions and attempt to tailor one's treatment as specifically to their individual needs as possible. I enjoy working with individuals of diverse cultures and backgrounds. I strive to provide a relaxed and supportive environment where individuals feel safe to discuss their feelings and concerns without fear of judgement regardless of their race/ethnicity, cultural background, religious/spiritual beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. https://flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/

How to find counseling in East Orange

Finding the best therapist close by in East Orange 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 East Orange. 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 East Orange, 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 East Orange 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 East Orange 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 East Orange, elsewhere in Essex, 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 East Orange area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed East Orange 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 East Orange 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 East Orange 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 East Orange, 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 East Orange 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 East Orange 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 East Orange 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 East Orange 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 East Orange 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 07018 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 East Orange 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 East Orange 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 East Orange, 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.

East Orange 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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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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in East Orange:

07017, 07018, 07019

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