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Lisa Drew

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MA,LPC,CCTP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseEating disordersDepression
16 years of experience

Hi, I’m Lisa Marie, and I’m so glad you’re here. It takes tremendous courage to seek support for a personal matter, and I appreciate you taking the time to learn about my practice. I am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice with over 15-years of professional experience working with teens and adults across many settings. I specialize in developmental and complex trauma, anxiety disorders, process addictions, disordered-eating behaviors, and relational and attachment issues. Through a trauma-informed, cross-cultural perspective, I creatively integrate somatic and experiential therapies, mindfulness principles, and holistic practices to create a balanced, whole-person approach to healing and personal growth. My therapeutic style is collaborative and dynamic, emphasizing the intimate relationship between the human body and psychological wellbeing. Learning to listen and trust our body’s innate wisdom is an effective strategy for building self-trust and self-worth, two critical components of a healthy relationship with our authentic-Self. I encourage clients to use body-centered exercises, visualization, and artistic expression to find their voice and reconceptualize their fears with a more direct approach. Emotional safety is paramount when helping clients process their trauma, work through complex emotions, and address maladaptive behaviors. With compassionate intention, I hold space for clients to be vulnerable and share their sacred stories. As a transformational alchemist, I help clients transcend their limiting beliefs by exploring creative ways to utilize their unique strengths to foster personal growth and success. It would be my pleasure to join you on your journey towards emotional health and wellness.

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Lisa Federico

Offering therapy in NJ
AddictionsFamily conflicts
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) with over 5 years of practice in psychotherapy and over 8 years of practice in outpatient co-occurring treatment. I have worked with clients with a wide range of issues and interpersonal problems. My counseling style is person-centered and my main goal is to help empower you to make long-lasting healthy changes. I hope to be a source of support for you, in whatever you are facing. I look forward to working with you!

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Helen Rudinsky

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MS,LPC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefIntimacy-related issuesParenting issues
35 years of experience

As a Licensed Professional Counselor with 30 years of experience, I have a strong background helping clients change harmful patterns, build solid relationships, and achieve happy, fulfilling lives. My formal education consists of a Master's Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy, a Master's Degree in Cross-Cultural Studies, and a Master's of Divinity in Theology. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I use worksheets, handouts, videos, and personality tests to help you develop tools to bring more harmony to your life and relationships. I conduct counseling that is solution-focused, with your specific goals in mind, so you see a difference right away, not months from now. I help you work through issues systematically, so you feel empowered to move forward with confidence. Some of the areas I can help you with are Self esteem, relationship issues, communication skills, setting boundaries, anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief and loss, and career decisions. What sets me apart from a lot of other counselors is that my treatment plans attempt to keep clients on a systematic, results-oriented, skills-based approach to change. I have put together a focused, short-term program to help clients achieve their goals quickly, even after 1-2 visits. ​Your personal treatment plan is designed to be results-oriented with the "end in mind", so you feel hopeful, energized, and see changes right away.

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Deana Duckenfield

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

Therapy is a very unique experience and when you reach out for help it should fit who you are and what you need. One of my greatest strengths as a therapist is creating that fit for each of my clients. For some people reaching out for help is easy and for others it is one of the most difficult things that have ever had to do. No matter where you are on that spectrum I feel confident that together we can find what it is that you are seeking. My approach to therapy is a present focused and a goal oriented style. I work with my clients to explore their current life and find what it is that is out of sync. At times we need to look to the future to see how things could play out and at times we need to look to the past to see where things may have gone off track. But the main goal is getting you peace in your today. I have had the pleasure to work with a diverse population in my career and there is a broad range of issues that I can assist with. So if you are in search of some guidance and support, I would like to help you find a place in your life that makes you feel glad to be alive :) I am a Masters Level Addiction Professional (MCAP) and have extensive background working with addictions. **Please contact me for live session availability.

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Latisha Sterling

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
5 years of experience

My name is Latisha Sterling and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York and a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey with over 5 years experience. I graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Mental Health Counseling. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, & families around issues of depression, foster care, behavioral concerns, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and adjustments. I also have helped many people with trauma, substance use, and challenging irrational beliefs. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. My goal is to assist you in working towards fulfilling your fullest potential, healing inner child wounding and trauma, and regaining a new perspective on life. I look forward to working with you!

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Lindsey Mattsson

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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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Larry Seidman

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
40 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Shana Fontaine

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey and New York with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. 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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Wayne Duncan

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteem
20 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey and New York with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & anger management. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Patrick O'Hara

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
31 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 31 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, anxiety & 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. 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 Ho-Ho-Kus

Finding the best therapist close by in Ho-Ho-Kus 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 Ho-Ho-Kus. 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 Ho-Ho-Kus, 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 Ho-Ho-Kus 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 Ho-Ho-Kus 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 Ho-Ho-Kus, 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 Ho-Ho-Kus area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Ho-Ho-Kus 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 Ho-Ho-Kus 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 Ho-Ho-Kus 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 Ho-Ho-Kus, 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 Ho-Ho-Kus 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 Ho-Ho-Kus 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 Ho-Ho-Kus 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 Ho-Ho-Kus 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 Ho-Ho-Kus 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 07423 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 Ho-Ho-Kus 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 Ho-Ho-Kus 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 Ho-Ho-Kus, 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.

Ho-Ho-Kus has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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

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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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