Your life can feel like a movie. You are the protagonist, and there are many challenges and antagonists you must face. Sometimes, the villain is a problem such as a transition or a new job. Other times, it’s an internal battle such as depression or anxiety. No matter the reason, you need help, and a counselor can help you. 

Fort Lee is known for being the birthplace of the film industry. All our lives are movies, and there are ways to get that happy ending. A counselor can help you with that. Speak to one today. 

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Sarah Tronco

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

Sarah works to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with clients, which helps to create a secure place where individuals can achieve meaningful change. By using a person-centered approach, Sarah partners with clients to identify goals and interventions that are in harmony with an individual's unique needs. In recognizing that each individual is the expert on their own life, Sarah assists clients in identifying their innate wisdom in order to overcome obstacles and promote healing. Sarah Tronco, MSW, LCSW, graduated with her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Stockton University in 2014. Her Bachelor’s Degree is from Moore College of Art and Design, where she graduated in 2010 with a degree in Art Education. Sarah has worked with populations ranging from children to older adults, and utilizes a range of approaches when working with her clients, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy, and Emotional Freedom Techniques.

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David Gruskin

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience

David is a licensed psychotherapist and specializes in working with clients that have been struggling with long term or short term mental health challenges. He has over 10 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings and continents including outpatient clinics, crisis intervention, inpatient psychiatric facilities, non-profits, and private practice. He has provided clinical and administrative supervision to social work students, interns, and professionals. He has a wide range of clinical experience working with individuals and groups during his professional career in the following areas: Depression and Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Behavioral and Self-Discipline Challenges, Self-Harm Behavior, Complicated Grief Reactions, Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness, Anger and Stress Management, Trauma and Abuse, Family and Relationship Issues, Children/Adults with Special Needs, Suicidal and Risk Reduction, Chronic Mental Illness, and Self-image and Self-Esteem Issues. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I don't take a one size fits all approach when meeting with a client. I specialize in the individual that I am meeting with, and getting to know you. Each person is unique and has their own life story that has made them who they are today. I am trained and utilize cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, psychoanalytic, rational-emotive therapy, relational, and trauma therapy. I will tailor our dialog 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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Christina De Lucia

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
6 years of experience

I am a licensed counselor in New Jersey with six years of professional work experience. I specialize in areas such as depression, anxiety/stress, trauma, and relationship issues. I work with each individual client in creating a safe and comfortable therapeutic space, free of judgment. I offer a range of therapeutic styles and modalities including Cognitive-Behavioral, Holistic/Spiritual, Integrative, as well as Psychoanalytical. I offer a wide variety of stress-reduction techniques and coping skills so that my clients can immediately learn to manage anxiety, while also working to address their concerns on a deeper level over time. I enjoy supporting clients with patience and compassion, working at their individual pace while they discover their own unique strengths. Thank you for being here, and I look forward to starting this journey with you!

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Ernest Corbin

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LPC,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
8 years of experience

I am a licensed counselor with over eight years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, ADHD, life transitions, stress, and substance use. My therapy style is warm and gentle. I believe you are the expert on your own life. My approach combines person-centered and cognitive-behavioral therapies. I do not take a cookie cutter approach to therapy and I tailor our work to your needs and personality. I believe every individual deserves dignity and respect. You are not just a diagnosis, you are a person seeking change and growth. I understand it takes a lot of courage to take the step of going to therapy and I would be honored to be with you on that journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Patrice Levy

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemADHD
11 years of experience

I am a licensed social worker in NY, NJ, PA, WA, CA, IL, and CO as well as a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor with 12+ years of professional clinical experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family issues, adolescent/teen specific issues, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. Feel free to check out my professional site for additional info about me as a clinician: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/patrice-m-levy-commack-ny/1081272

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Sandra Lucariello

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 20 years of professional work experience. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Caroline Washington

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
38 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with more than 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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.

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Lynne Holley

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am a graduate of Rutgers University School of social work with licensure in New Jersey as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in addition to certifications and trainings as Certified Anger Management Treatment Specialist and Certified Domestic Violence Specialist. I have 10 years’ experience working with youth, young adults, and families under the New Jersey Children’s System of Care and over 15 years working with adults 21-65 in agency and private practice settings. 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. I utilize my extensive and varied knowledge and experience to provide support and education with an individualized strength-based therapeutic approach to confronting the presenting problems in order to empower healthy people which will nurture healthy families and build healthy communities. I would like to welcome you to a non-judgmental zone where you can relax and release what you need to in order to find healing and comfort. Clinical experience includes but is not limited to: anger management, depression, adjustment, sexual trauma, mood disorders, stress, substance use, anxiety, relationship problems, domestic violence, stress, parenting issues, family conflict, coping skills, oppositional defiance, school issues, gambling, and peer relationships. My approach to psychotherapy is Integrative and views each person as a unique individual with very distinct circumstances that require an adaptive approach. As a person and Clinician of Color, I believe that there is no one size fits all approach, but instead, I design a treatment plan based on the individual needs and desired outcome of each client.

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Marion Barker

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
35 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 35 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, Bipolar Disorder, & family conflicts. 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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Solomon Bogart

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsEating disordersDepression
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & eating disorders. 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.

How to find counseling in Fort Lee

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Fort Lee 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 Fort Lee 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 Fort Lee 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 Fort Lee, 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 Fort Lee 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 Fort Lee 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 Fort Lee 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 Fort Lee 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 Fort Lee 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 07024 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 Fort Lee 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 Fort Lee 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 Fort Lee, 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.

Fort Lee 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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07024

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