Trying to live while dealing with issues such as depression and anxiety is never easy. Even on the best of days, it can be difficult to keep your problems in check. These issues have the potential to make your everyday life feel very arduous and this might prevent you from living your life to the fullest. If you are having problems with going through your daily routine due to mental health issues, then you need to get help so that you can start to get better.

Turning to Gloucester City-area counselors is highly recommended. This is going to allow you to speak to professionals about the issues that are impacting your life. You can go over how you are feeling and simply having someone reliable on your side will allow you to feel more positive. With the help of a counselor, you will be able to defeat your depression and anxiety issues.

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Linda Sykes

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPC,CGRS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have an overall desire to see individuals live a well-balanced life, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Belief in the capacity of effective listening and holding someone else’s pain. One cannot change for someone other than themselves, as an agent of change I am here to help realize change is possible. Though the use of a client-centered approaches of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Grief Recovery Methods; navigating life can be a productive journey, with hope, guidance, and help. Periods of un-wellness do exist, and I believe that wellness is obtainable for everyone. Using both empathy for comfort and courage to confront. Developing strength in others to sustain and find quality of life has become my life purpose. Wellness is a state of mind that can be achieved with the correct tools, knowledge, and the room to find a safe place for it all to come together. With more than a decade of experience in combined Inpatient and Outpatient mental health settings, I can provide quality care in development of an effective therapeutic relationship.

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Debra Sorkow Kochakji

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteemADHD
37 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Debbie and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New Jersey. I have over 30 years experience working primarily in the school setting with students with special needs and/or behavioral issues. I have worked part time in a variety of settings including, mental health agencies, in-home counseling services, the foster care system, and private practices . I have primarily worked with teens, children, parents, and families. I have a very direct approach paired with passion, compassion, humor and dedication. My main goal is to empower you to make the changes you are looking for in your life. I use a Client-Centered approach that integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Systemic Therapy, Values Clarification, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and Emotionally and Solution -Focused Therapy. I have found online counseling to be extremely effective! Every individual is different. I start where the client is identifying and assessing goals, priorities, cultural norms and values, feelings and how you communicate your needs. We will work together for you to gain insight and self-awareness of strengths and challenges, patterns and perceptions. It may be beneficial to obtain input from friends, family and co-workers. We would focus on basic life skills and strategies for social competency, self-esteem, problem solving, conflict resolution, coping/emotional regulation and communication depending on your goals and needs. I connect well with the majority of individuals that I work with. I am truly committed and am very available to clients via tele health. I will listen with an empathetic ear and heart and work together to empower you to create change for a more fulfilling life! Looking for a Counselor on Betterhelp is the first step to making this happen! : )

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Kristen Buongiorno

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): MSW, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of diverse clinical experience. I have worked with a multitude of populations including those who experience depression, anxiety, relationship issues, major life changes, illness/cancer, sexual assault, and Veterans issues including combat/MST. I pride myself in being compassionate and direct with my clients and don't shy away from having those hard conversations with folks. My emphasis is firstly on maintaining safety and developing safety plans for those who need them. I believe that therapy is what you make it and if you come to me with motivation to make changes for yourself I am ready willing and able to help you on your journey. My therapeutic approach is rooted in the connection between our thoughts and behaviors (CBT) and I believe in the use of mindfulness/meditation to help us ground ourselves and the importance of self-care. I believe that therapy is a wholly collaborative process and you are the expert of you. We will work together to develop treatment goals. I commend you for deciding that you are worthy of better and that its time to make some changes. You/We can do this! I look forward to meeting you on your journey.

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Dr. (Charles) Jason Branch

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): PhD,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoaching
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome to Therapy! In order to create healthy change and live life on our own terms we have to be willing to become comfortable being uncomfortable. I want to assist you on your journey to create and maintain balance and overcome lived experiences to find peace and clarity in your life. We all face challenges in life and with my assistance we can work together towards overcoming all obstacles to help you live the life that you deserve. I provide a safe space to uncover your concerns and find some light at the end of the tunnel. You get one life, so let's make the best out of the life we have! Our beliefs determine our behavior, our behavior over time develops into a habit. A longstanding habit becomes a way of life or lifestyle. The way we live can be healthy and balanced or it can be unhealthy and imbalanced. Let’s determine where you are and allow me to assist you with regaining balance and living life on your own terms in a healthy way.

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Nicole Rosoline

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a family and marriage therapist licensed in New Jersey with over 8 years of experience working as a mental health counselor. I have my Masters in Counseling from William Paterson University. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, ODD, and ADHD. I have also worked in crisis counseling. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and client centered therapies. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. My goal is to help you be your best self. 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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Tina LaPorta

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): LMFT,LPC,LCDC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Thank you for visiting my profile! I am here to help you. I have many years of counseling experience with adults and adolescents that have depression, anxiety, PTSD, anger issues; relationship, family, career or adjustment concerns; as well as substance abuse issues. I have military counseling experience with active duty troops and combat veterans. I have two Master’s degrees in Psychology, the first in College Teaching and the second in counseling, specializing in marriage and family therapy. I began my career as an Adjunct Professor in Psychology in the San Francisco Bay Area; after 6 years of teaching , I began to work clinically, as a community based mental health clinician, with adults with more severe , chronic symptoms, such as schizophrenia. I also worked in the community, as a licensed clinician with both adults and adolescents, with mental health and substance abuse disorders, in Outpatient, IOP and partial hospitalization treatment programs. After many years in the private sector, I decided to work for the Federal government. I was hired as a Psychologist, at Fort Sam Houston, in Texas. I worked for the Department of Defense, on base at Fort Sam Houston and Fort Bliss. As a Federal GS employee, I transferred to the Department of Veteran Affairs. I worked in their Vet Centers as a licensed marriage and family therapist. I am licensed in CT, FL, N.J., AZ, and TX. I prefer a cognitive behavioral (CBT) approach. I like to focus on cognitive and behavioral changes, in working with you to achieve your therapy goals. Thank you for your consideration. If you have any questions, please write. Tina LaPorta

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Evan Farrell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New Jersey with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and utilize a humanistic and strengths based approach in building a strong therapeutic alliance with the client. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support and empower you in that journey.

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Elisha Farley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Andrea Ziemiak

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 6 years experience providing therapy to different populations. I received my master's degree from Rutgers University in Rehabilitation Counseling. Our time together during sessions will be a safe and non-judgmental space for you to share and process different life events, improve relationships and learn ways to better control emotions. I can empower you to communicate in a healthy manner and express yourself appropriately to obtain what you need from your partner and/or others in your life. Your current belief systems will be explored and how they may contribute to current behaviors, thoughts and emotions. We can discuss goals you would like to work on and designate a plan to work towards achieving them. I believe therapy is an individualized process that should have regard for one's unique journey in life!

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Barbara Carhart

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
31 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New Jersey with 31 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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 Gloucester City

Finding the best therapist close by in Gloucester City 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 Gloucester City 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 Gloucester City. 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 Gloucester City, 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 Gloucester City 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 Gloucester City 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 Gloucester City area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Gloucester City 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 Gloucester City, elsewhere in Camden, 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 Gloucester City 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 Gloucester City 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 Gloucester City 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 Gloucester City 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 Gloucester City online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Gloucester City, 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 Gloucester City 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 Gloucester City 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 Gloucester City 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 Gloucester City 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 Gloucester City 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 Gloucester City?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Gloucester City 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.

Gloucester City 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 Gloucester City 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 Gloucester City 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 08030 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 Gloucester City counselor?

Before seeing your Gloucester City 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 Gloucester City.

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 Gloucester City 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 Gloucester City 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 Gloucester City, 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.

Gloucester City 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.

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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