Sometimes, even living in a small borough, life can feel a little crowded. The people of Kenilworth know all about living in a small town that doesn't always feel so small. Issues surrounding your mental health, whether it be relationship problems, stress from hardship, coping with loss, or mental illness can make your life feel like it's closing in around you.

When this happens, a little help from a mental health professional may be all you need. Reach out to a qualified counselor or therapist today to get support for a wide variety of needs including coping with loss, dealing with trauma, or living with mental illness.

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James Warner

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MA,LPC,LCPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigueADHD
17 years of experience

Many years of working as an in-home, multicultural, inner-city therapist and in a Residential Treatment Program for Emotionally Disturbed Children before transitioning to Adults with Developmental Disabilities have provided me with a strong foundation to address a wide variety of clinical issues. My theoretical methods is founded first and foremost in developmental psychology utilizing many other theoretical approaches such as CBT, DBT, Performance psychology, solution focused etc. My passion for psychology began as a professional athlete and then in undergraduate school at the University of Maine at Farmington as an Alpine ski coach and through my years as a professional ski coach. My passion for psychology and therapy continues to focus on supporting individuals the fulfill their potential.

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Colleen Adams

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LMSW,LCSW,EMDR
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

Hello! I am a counselor licensed in New Jersey with over 11 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, chronic health conditions, adoption related concerns, and traumatic brain injury. I also have extensive experience working with older adults and those facing end of life. I would describe my counseling style as warm and flexible based on my client's needs. I absolutely will treat everyone with respect and compassion. I will be on your team! My counseling approach is a combination of cognitive behavioral, humanistic, motivational interviewing, and dialectical counseling. I work with each client individually to focus treatment on what works best for them. It is so courageous of you to take the first step in seeking assistance with making changes in your life. I applaud your effort and want you to know that you are not alone and, as I said before, I am on your team! I look forward to working with you!

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Robert Pedevillano

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MS, LPC,37PC00052300
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsIntimacy-related issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of New Jersey for 22 years and have helped Individuals identify and overcome their problems and conflicts, and move ahead in their lives. While practicing privately, I have also worked in hospitals, Community Mental Health Centers and Employee Assistance Programs. Through the latter experience, I have learned to help clients succeed in their organizations, such as overcoming the bias and discrimination some clients face on a daily basis. I am a warm, caring individual by nature, and this helps inform my work with clients, by helping me empathize while simultaneously being able to gently confront people about their blind spots, that may be getting in their way. I believe firmly in the right of each person to define what is best for them and their families, so I like to help clients identify realistic goals and objectives, based upon their needs and their skills. In closing, I consistently remind myself, that I am helping clients to work toward a better future that they need and want.

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Stacey Blauth

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 20 years of professional work experience within both the mental health and Addiction field . I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Phyllis Darkwa

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issues
6 years of experience

My name is Phyllis, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 6 years of experience. My niches are anxiety, self-esteem issues, family-related, immigrant related and racial issues, trauma and other life issues, relationship issues. In the first session, I start my process by giving a brief introduction about the therapeutic process and answering any questions you may have for me. I will then follow up with questions about your issues and explore more about your background. I also like exploring your strengths that can be beneficial to the therapeutic process.

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Dr. Lisa Cooney

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

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

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Christy Hopwood

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepressionADHD
21 years of experience

I began working in the mental health field in 1993. I worked in residential treatment facilities with teenage girls and boys until I received my Master's in Social Work at the University of Louisville in 1999. Since 1999, I have been employed as a social worker for severe mentally ill adults, counselor and a director in foster care settings, counselor in psychiatric residential treatment facility for teenage girls and prepubescent boys, intensive in home counselor for children and teenagers with their families for the past 15 years, and outpatient mental health counselor for adults, families, and couples. I opened my private practice in 2008 where I see adults and couples who are dealing with depression, anxiety, marriage problems, relationship issues, grief, loss, parenting issues, anger, substance abuse, domestic violence, PTSD, trauma, stressors, work place problems, financial difficulties, ADHD, bipolar, mood disorders, and personality disorders. I use person centered therapy where I focus on the totality of the client that includes their mental, physical, emotional, relational, spiritual (if applicable), and recreational health and how they are meeting those needs. I use cognitive behavior therapy to help clients identify thinking patterns and cognitive distortions/faulty thinking errors that are impeding their progress and ways to replace those thinking errors with rational thought. I ask about family history, trauma, and if those trauma's are impeding present day life. I used shot term solution therapy where needed to help client's develop goals and strategies with their input to meet their needs. I help clients identify coping skills for problems and ways to implement those skills.

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Roshanna Bracy

Offering therapy in NJ
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
20 years of experience

Therapy gives us an opportunity to look at the problem areas in our lives in a safe and non-judgmental environment and making the decision to begin therapy and opening up to an absolute stranger is brave, especially online. Together we will create a safe, honest, and comfortable space so that we can find ways to make the changes you desire. As a licensed psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience working with individuals and couples, I believe that effective therapy begins by focusing on fostering basic trust in our relationship. My foremost priority is to provide a caring, respectful response to my clients' needs so that honest personal exploration can take place. Whether you are an adult or young person and feel overwhelmed, anxious, or becoming withdrawn. Maybe you are dealing with a major life transition, past trauma, loss/grief, have conflict in your relationships, or are struggling at work or other areas in your life. Perhaps you're at a crossroad and don't know which way to turn. If my profile connects with you, please reach out. Change is possible and help is here.

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Natalie Vance

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepression
10 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in New Jersey with 10 years of professional work experience. I attended Ramapo College of NJ for my bachelor’s in social work (BSW) and Yeshiva University, Wurzweiler School of Social for my master’s in social work (MSW). When entering college as a young student, I knew I wanted to be in the healing profession. I found social work values to align with my own and I bring those values to the work I do as a therapist. In my time providing psychotherapy, I have worked with both youth and adults. Some of my specialties include but are not limited to stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, trauma, family issues & parenting issues. I utilize CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and holistic approaches, to assist my clients with actualizing their goals in therapy. I have experience with conducting both individual and group counseling sessions. I truly believe a positive experience with therapy can be transformative and the therapeutic relationship to be at the core of that transformation. In therapy, the client is the expert of their own life. To connect with my clients, I mix compassion, coaching, and a clinical approach best suited for each person's goals. I enjoy reading, podcasts, and healthy use of social media and technology. If the client is open to it, I like to incorporate these amongst the resources I use in therapy. I look forward to meeting you wherever you are on your journey.

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Erin Siciliano

Offering therapy in NJ
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed professional counselor in New Jersey with over 15 years working in the mental health field. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. 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!

How to find counseling in Kenilworth

Finding the best therapist close by in Kenilworth 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 Kenilworth. 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 Kenilworth, 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 Kenilworth 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 Kenilworth 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 Kenilworth, elsewhere in Union, 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 Kenilworth area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Kenilworth 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 Kenilworth 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 Kenilworth 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 Kenilworth, 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 Kenilworth 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 Kenilworth 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 Kenilworth 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 Kenilworth 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 Kenilworth 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 07033 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 Kenilworth 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 Kenilworth 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 Kenilworth, 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.

Kenilworth 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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