No matter what your addiction, whether it is alcohol, drugs, caffeine, nicotine, gambling, whatever it is, trying to beat it alone is much harder than getting help. In fact, those who get treatment are three times more likely to be successful in kicking the habit. The East Rutherford, New Jersey area has quite a few counselors trained in addiction treatment.

The City of East Rutherford was created in 1894 from the town of Boiling Springs Township. The town is known for its MetLife Stadium where the New York Giants, New York Jets, New Jersey Nets basketball team, and New Jersey Devils hockey team all play. It was also the smallest city to ever host a Super Bowl in 2013. If you are having trouble with addiction, talk to one of the counselors in the East Rutherford area today.

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Tracy Wrocklage

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MA, LPC, LCADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

My name is Tracy and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor from New Jersey. I have over 15 years experience in various counseling settings. I have worked with a variety of clients of all ages. Making the decision to begin therapy can be an intimidating one but I will try to make it a comfortable, welcoming experience. Often, we know what we have to do to feel better but we need someone in our corner giving support and guidance. I try to stay focused on the positive and help my clients see their strengths and abilities. I tend to utilize a humanistic approach to therapy where I focus on the whole person. I believe in helping my clients discover their life purpose and values. I utilize mindfulness therapy often. By focusing on the present, we can bring gratitude and quiet our inner critic. I look forward to connecting with you and helping you overcome obstacles so you can be the best version of yourself.

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Dr. Nicole Donato

Offering therapy in NJ
License: PhD,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsEating disordersSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

Greetings! My name is Dr. Nicole Donato. However, please feel free to call me Nicole. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am a life-long lover of knowledge evident by my two Master degrees and PhD in Psychology. Additionally, I knew as a teenage girl that I wanted to become a therapist. Thus, since 2006 I have been licensed in the state of New Jersey as a Licensed Professional Counselor. My career has taken many twists and turns. I have worked in an inpatient psychiatric hospital as well as provided therapy services on an outpatient basis. Also, I have been employed as a social worker for a foster family agency. Currently I am a college professor. I absolutely love teaching! It is extremely gratifying to see students have a lightbulb moment of understanding occur. When I started college, I never dreamed of a day that technology would offer a conduit upon which effective therapy services could be provided. Thus, I look forward to working collaboratively with clients through the online platform to heal from their emotional disturbances. How therapy works is often times shrouded in mystery. Thus, I would like to demystify the therapy process. From the person-centered therapy perspective, I aim to create a therapeutic alliance with my clients. This means that clients can expect for me to be genuine and empathetic. “Walk a mile in my shoes” is an apt saying that expresses how I work to understand my client’s life experiences. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is another theoretical orientation that I use to assist clients. The premise of CBT entails identifying activating events. These activating events may cause negative feelings when there are negative self-talk messages that a person tells themselves about the events. Thus, I work with clients to help them identify their negative self-talk messages that may be contributing to their emotional disturbances. Additionally, I draw therapeutic techniques from motivational interviewing and the psychodynamic approach. I look forward to working with you! Nicole

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Nichola Smith

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
15 years of experience

Hello! I am a professional counselor licensed in Georgia with over 15 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relationship issues, family and interpersonal conflict, self-esteem issues, parenting problems, and career challenges. I have also helped many people who have experienced trauma or emotional abuse and grief and loss. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I do not judge. My integrative approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and person-centered approaches. I will tailor our sessions 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 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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Leticia Isidro-Clancy

Offering therapy in NJ
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesParenting issues
38 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Marriage and Family Therapist, a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Certified Clinical Supervisor in the State of New Jersey, also trained and practices EMDR therapy. My experience in the field of helping profession as therapist and relationship skills coaching span over 30 years. I have wide range of experience working with couples, families, children and adults in individual and group settings. Of the many years of experience in the field, I am most proud of my overseas and at home support of America’s service members and their supporting families. The therapeutic tools I communicate to my clients are being non-judgmental, understanding, respect and empathy. I also guide the clients to understand the source of un-acceptable behaviors so they can be accountable for the decisions they make and be clear how they can modify their behavior to enrich their lives. I consider it a privilege to help others identify their needs and focus on the problems or issues they want to work on, empower them to find their strength and develop the skills they need to be more in control of their life.

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Elrita Godbold

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
16 years of experience

Hello. My name is Elrita Godbold and I am glad you are here. Congrats on taking your first step towards wellness, I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my Bachelor's Degree from Lincoln University in PA and my Master's Degree in Social work from Rutger's University in NJ. I received my clinical license 2006. I have worked as an administrator, a clinician and I currently have a private practice. I have worked with diverse populations who's presenting problems have included Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Trauma, Anxiety and Work related stress. I take pride in my work and enjoy helping others learn how to live their best lives. I specialize in Anxiety, as it has exploded as an initial diagnosis hard over the past few years, especially since the pandemic hit in 2020. Everyone is looking for a way to make sense out of the events over the past 2 years and often the type of support offered by Better Help is what is needed. In my therapeutic approach I utilize CBT which connects your thoughts and emotions to your behaviors. I also use DBT along with psychoeducation which empowers you and gives you the appropriate tools to be successful. I believe in treating the whole person, mind and body. I teach mindfulness strategies such as visualization, and meditation, as well as other relaxation strategies to help you manage life's daily stressors. I hope that you will allow me to walk with you on your journey. Looking forward to meeting you.

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Eileen Madden

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience

My approach to therapy offers guidance in your journey of rediscovering your unconditional love for yourself and your world. I help you have compassion for challenging feelings by acknowledging how these feelings are separate from our inner spirit and therefore don’t define our self worth. It becomes easier to accept these feelings by also acknowledging that they have a purpose of self protection and therefore come from a place of love. Acceptance of feelings allows us to return to nurturing our bodies through somatic practices and reach a state of joy in the present moment for our blessings. I hope I can reignite the light that is already in you so it can shine brighter for yourself and for your world. My undergraduate degree/masters degree are from Boston College. I have had clients as young as two and as old as 87! I’ve worked with all ages in outpatient. My focus was children/families in partial hospitalization and in-home. I’ve primarily supported those finding challenge with anxiety, sadness and anger. I am passionate how physical health intertwines with mental health. Therefore I nourish my body with plants and move every day! I have found joy as a boxing instructor and runner. I hope to expose myself to more cultures through travel. I studied abroad in Ecuador and participated in service trips to El Salvador, Mississippi, New Orleans, and the Appalachian region. I live a spiritual life with the belief that we and all “things” are connected by a shared energy of love. Some of my blessings include my parents, sister, brother-in-law, and four-year-old nephew. “You'll never find a rainbow if you're looking down.”

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Dr. Kahilah Jones

Offering therapy in NJ
License: PhD,LMFT
Family conflictsGriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoaching
15 years of experience

Welcome, Salutations, and Best Wishes! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been in the helping profession for over 15 years. The depth of my experience includes working in the following fields: Marriage and Family Therapy, Human Resource Development, School Administration, and the Judicial System. I have experience collaborating with individuals, couples, families, in addition to NGOs, faith-based organizations, and political representatives. It is my belief that I am not the expert in your life, rather I am just here as a conduit for change that you wish to see occur. Moreover, if I had to liken my role in your life to anything it would be the narrator in the GPS navigation system which provides clear and concise directions based on the destination you have input into the system. I believe that we will work as collaborators to achieve the goals that make sense for you. As a solution focused therapist, I am dedicated to brief treatment, adhere to minimal interventions, and do not delve into underlying pathology that may be present or family history in great detail. In our time together we will focus on the here and now in order to have you achieve goals in a concise and fulfilling manner. I look forward to hearing from you soon! Platinum Wishes, Dr. Kahilah Jones

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Dr. Lisa Cooney

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseGrief
25 years of experience

I am licensed in California, Arizona, District of Colombia, Oregon, New Jersey and Texas with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, LGBT-related issues, & trauma and abuse. I work with couples to repair trust, improve communication, and strengthen their emotional intimacy and provide a nurturing environment for their children. 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. By signing up for therapy you are taking the first step to help you reach for your goals and move any obstacles out of the way. I look forward to supporting you on your journey to your best life.

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Maureen Hinds

Offering therapy in NJ
Self esteem
20 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients find solutions for success by promoting positive changes in attitude and emotional functioning, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Mark Dell

Offering therapy in NJ
Self esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
16 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, depression, & coping with life changes. 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 East Rutherford

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed East Rutherford 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 Rutherford 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 Rutherford 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 Rutherford, 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 Rutherford 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 Rutherford 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 Rutherford 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 Rutherford 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 Rutherford 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 07073 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 Rutherford 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 Rutherford 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 Rutherford, 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 Rutherford 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

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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

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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