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Dr. Karen Owen

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): Psy.D
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello and thank you for checking out my personal information on the platform of Better Help. My name is Karen A. Owen Jiménez, I am a bilingual clinical psychologist originally from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, currently licensed in the state of New Jersey. I have over ten years of experience helping my patients understand their emotions and their personal situations in order to work with them to become better versions of themselves. My education, training and experience in the field of clinical psychology has provided me with a solid background in individual, adolescent, couples and family therapy. I specialize in working with individuals that have experienced complex trauma. Also, i work with clients that experience anxiety and depression. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process between the client and therapist. My role is to work with my client at their own pace to reach their personal therapeutic goals. In this fast-paced world the flexibility of online services is convenient and accessible. If you would like to find out more information about these services please feel free to contact me.

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Kim Cassano

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW ,LMSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a LCSW with 30 years plus experience in the field of mental health and substance abuse. I have worked with all age populations and different mental health problems. I believe in treating everyone with the respect that I would expect from my therapist. I have worked with adults and elderly adults in my practice. I have also worked with teens and preteens.

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Joanmarie Nolan-Miller

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Joanmarie Nolan-Miller and I have been a Psychotherapist and Licensed Professional Counselor for over 20 years. I attended NYU and Fairleigh Dickinson University. I have an MA in Clinical Psychology/Addictions Counseling and Post Graduate Training from the Albert Ellis Institute, and Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am certified in ThetaHealing and am a National Certified Counselor. I have worked with a myriad of patient populations in hospital inpatient settings as well as outpatient and private practice and consider it an honor and a privilege to be in this field, especially at this time. What I hope each client comes away with, is the understanding that he/she is the master of their own destiny and that all things are possible. I no longer believe in labels, nor in determinism by genetics, environment or fate. I believe each of us is capable of great things limited only by our own thoughts, feelings, beliefs and behaviors - all of which are within our control and power to change if we wish. By working through old programming and limiting beliefs and making the unconscious conscious, the world is your oyster. Are you ready to love your life? Come work with me. The best is yet to be.

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Amy Loder

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello to all, I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with ten years' experience as a clinician, including five years at a mental health urgent care. I help clients navigate anxiety, depression, Bipolar Disorder, trauma, anger, workplace problems, family/ relationship dynamics, assertiveness, communication, and boundaries. Not widely experienced with addiction treatment (alcohol, drugs or "process disorders" - pornography, gambling, exercise), eating disorder treatment, body dysmorphia or Autism Spectrum Disorder. My service has been diverse in terms of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion and age. I especially enjoy working with young adults as they encounter the demands of the world and seek to build life independently. Many people ask what therapy is like. For those new to therapy, it's a conversation in a judgment-free zone. I take a warm and engaging approach that's strength-based (identifying and drawing on your strengths). I'm active and like to challenge unhelpful thought patterns and ask questions to get to the core of a problem. Voicing your concerns and being heard can relax your mind and body. I prefer using video sessions and phone if more convenient. I'm not offering live chat feature; seeing and hearing clients helps me determine the level wellness or struggle best. Depending on each person's needs I may suggest coping techniques from modalities like grounding, exposure therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy and others that may help. If you would like to work towards improving your emotional health I'm happy to explore issues with you.

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Dr. Krista Barbera

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): JD,PsyD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! By looking into help opportunities, you've taken a big step toward making a life change. The next big step is finding the right person to work with you! I firmly believe anyone who wants to learn and grow, become healthier, or just cope with the day-to-day stressors of life can benefit from working with a well-matched therapist. In addition to being a clinically-trained, doctoral-level psychologist who has worked in a variety of settings (academic, correctional, community/business, and private practice), I'm also a wife, mom, church Worship Leader, and former secondary English teacher. My experiences have exposed me to many of the challenges and struggles life can bring, and it is my strong opinion that the happiest and most successful people are those who recognize when they need help, have the wisdom to look for it in the right places, and can balance the courage and humility it takes to accept it once they find it. Often the best support and advice can be found in trusted family members and/or friends. However, for most of us, challenges and struggles do arise from time to time for which we just need something different. I offer knowledge and skills along with objectivity, insight, and confidentiality to join with clients in their efforts to overcome challenges, find a sense of peace, and thrive. As mentioned above, I have worked with clients in a variety of settings, both outpatient and inpatient. Most of my work has been with adults and adolescents, though I do have some experience with pre-teens. At this time, I'm focusing my professional efforts on working with adults in individual therapy, but I am comfortable working on relationship, family, and/or parenting issues in that context. I've successfully treated clients presenting with a diversity of issues, including emotional and behavioral problems and disorders, personality disorders, relationship difficulties, school and work issues, adjustment difficulties, and addiction-related problems. Meeting my clients where they are with respect, empathy, and compassion is my overarching goal. I have a Christian worldview which is foundational to everything I do, personally and professionally. This worldview undergirds my cognitive-behavioral orientation, and I am comfortable incorporating techniques from other theoretical approaches to help my clients develop, progress, and achieve healthy goals. I have had success and enjoy working with individuals from all walks of life, so if my background and approach sound like they might meet your needs, contact me. * Important Information I am a PsyPact credentialed provider. If you feel I may be a good match for you but your primary residence is not in New Jersey, please check the current PsyPact map at https://psypact.org/mpage/psypactmap to see if your state is participating in the interjurisdicational compact. As of this writing, 39 states have joined, and my credentialing allows me to practice telehealth in all of these states. If your state is a member of the compact, we can proceed. If not, you will have to seek a provider who holds a license to practice in your state of primary residence.

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Jessica Hollander

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoping with life changesADHD
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New Jersey with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & 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. 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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Carolyn Perry

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 20 years of professional work experience. I help individuals learn how to manage symptoms of health conditions that effect changes in emotion, thinking, or behavior, and addictions. My experience comes from providing mental health counseling for adults. I have experience in helping individuals, including veterans, with stress and anxiety, motivation, self-esteem and confidence, depression, and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder. I also work with individuals coping with life changes and help them make necessary transitions. My experience is varied as I have worked with individuals in a community mental health agency and individual practice. I have worked with individuals with more severe mental illnesses to those dealing with life changes. I have also worked with homeless veterans and helped them to find shelter and engage in treatment. My therapy style and approach is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness. I like to learn a little about you and meet you where you are. Together we will create goals to work on to help you achieve your potential. 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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Dr. Marjorie Woodruff

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepression
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New Jersey with 30 years of professional work experience. I have the most experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety. I also specialize in coping with grief and loss, and with caregiving challenges. For the past 15 years, I have specialized in working with older people and their caregivers dealing with the challenges of aging and lifestyle changes. I have clients who have been with me through their ups and downs and still remain connected professionally. My personal professional strengths are listening, empathy, problem solving, and helping people change thinking patterns that no longer work for them.

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Taylor Rotolo

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed clinical social worker in New Jersey and Pennsylvania with 9 years of experience as a professional social worker and 5 years of experience as a therapist. I love to collaborate in a healthy, joyful, and nonhierarchical therapeutic relationship which focuses on how I can best serve your goals for your life and spirit. I bring an authenticity and willingness to connect in truth, trust, and vulnerability with my clients. I am human, I am sincere, I am warm hearted and kind, and I will bring out the best in you and help you to see that within yourself, too. I focus mainly on trauma healing and self love. I also offer meditation as well as a therapeutic tool for clients if they are interested.

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Laura Munoz-Torres

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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, & coping with grief and loss. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Folsom

Finding the best therapist close by in Folsom 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 in Folsom that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Folsom. 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 Folsom, 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 in the Folsom region and in the state of New Jersey. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Folsom or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Folsom area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Folsom 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 Folsom, elsewhere in Atlantic, or in the greater state of New Jersey.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Folsom area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Folsom 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 Folsom 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 Folsom 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Folsom online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Folsom, 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 Folsom psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Folsom 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 Folsom helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Folsom 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Folsom 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 in Folsom?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Folsom 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.

Folsom therapists 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 Folsom 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 Folsom 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in NJ, therapists 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 08037 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Folsom counselor?

Before seeing your Folsom 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Folsom.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Folsom 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 with a Folsom counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Folsom, 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.

Folsom 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 during telehealth appointments?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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