Long before the Revolutionary War, Little Ferry was the site of a crucial ferry crossing between Hackensack and Bergen. In life, each day brings new experiences that are much like river crossings. The stormy weather of emotional distress and swift currents of a hectic life can make the travel perilous.

Dealing with anger, depression, and anxiety isn’t easy. Trying to stay connected with others at the same time can seem nearly impossible. Getting through each day can seem like a monumental task. Consider talking to a counselor in the Little Ferry area for confidential help and support in your journey.

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Nicole Rossetti

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW,LCADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteem
11 years of experience

Face it, life is complicated. Together, let’s make a plan to sort it out and achieve balance and wellbeing. Often we feel like we can't catch a break; whether the stress of a particular event feels overwhelming, many issues seem to be piling up all at once, or you struggle with mental illness, talking with a trained professional can provide serenity amongst the chaos and give you better tools to meet your daily challenges. People who are truly successful in life prioritize their physiological health, and seeking an experienced guide is an important first step along that path. I'm Nicole J. Rossetti--you can call me Nikkie. I have my bachelors from Rutgers University, my MSW from Columbia University, my LCSW and LCADC licenses in New Jersey. I've been in practice for over 11 years. I have extensive experience working with people struggling with adjusting to life changes, addiction, anxiety, relationship issues, college and career challenges, women's issues, self-esteem, anger, and ADHD. I believe a multifaceted approach is key to maintaining lasting wellness. I like to utilize a variety of techniques from CBT, DBT, Humanistic, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy, and more to tailor treatment to your needs. Together we can examine life's complicated issues and figure out what actions you can take that will empower you to live your best life. Therapy should be a collaborative process: you're in the driver's seat and the therapist is there for support and navigation, with your goals for wellness as our compass. As you reflect and learn along this journey, you'll begin to find peace and unlock your full potential. Happiness is a choice and the right help can get you there. Why wait any longer? Telehealth allows you to meet with me at your convenience, right from the comfort of your home. The social-distance-friendly approach means you don't have to put your mental health on hold for anything. I look forward to working with you!

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Michelle DeFino

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW,LCADC
AddictionsGriefAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Welcome to BetterHelp, if you are reaching out for help it shows your are interested in recovering your life and starting to work toward solutions to challenges. My name is Michelle Defino, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 12 years experience. I graduated from Binghamton University in 2008 and have worked primarily worked with substance abuse/co-occurring clients. I have worked with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, bi-polar and other more severe mental illness. I have worked with a Federal Re-entry Substance Abuse Program for the last 3 years. I use many forms of therapy to meet the needs of my clients including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution focused. I use these modalities to help to change thinking and behaviors that lead to many of the issues in daily life. Another modality I use is mindfulness to increase focus and concentration. I realize how difficult it can be to ask for assistance and how important it is for you and I am looking forward to working with you and helping you to gain the life you are hoping for. I will consider different ways to work with you, however prefer video, since we will be able to see and get to know each other easier. I am looking forward to meeting and working with you.

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Jennifer Kennedy

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in NJ and NC. I received my Master of Social Work degree from St. Louis University in 1999. My early career included work with adolescents and their families in home. I also have extensive experience with alcohol and addictions as well as depression and self esteem. Most recently I have spent my years working with those at end of life, caregivers and those experiencing grief. My approach is client centered and goal oriented. Modalities I use include Mindfulness, Trauma Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am compassionate and believe in treating others with respect. It takes courage to heal and grow and I look forward to working with you on your journey

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Chante Kubs

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW,LICSW
Family conflictsGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
21 years of experience

If you or someone you know is having a hard time with relationships, managing emotions, overcoming stress and turmoil, or if the past continues to trouble your present, talking with a therapist may help. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families, I can assist in supporting you through your challenges while helping you develop tools and strategies to make a difference in your life. You deserve a better healthy life. Let’s become partners in your wellness, let’s navigate together the coping skills that will allow you to move forward and pursue your goals to get more out of life. Let me share a little bit about my experience with you...I received my Masters Degree in Social Work from Yeshiva University of New York in 2001. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey, New Hampshire and Vermont. Worked in a school district for more than 20 years in a unique position where I assisted families and staff to bridge that gap between home and school, offered informative educational workshops, parenting training, advocacy, and was part of an intervention team to support student and parent success. On a part-time basis for more than 15 years I have been working with couples, individuals, children and their families to address particular needs, improve their relationship and communication. I have also provided clinical supervision to experienced and new therapists for 3 years. I have been a guest speaker a few times for a graduate course at William Paterson University for teachers where I have discussed the importance of family engagement and partnering with students’ parents/guardians. I had training of more than 50 hours to be a crisis response team member to go out on a domestic violence crisis call in partnership with the local police and provided emotional support, education, and community resources to the victim. Languages I’m fluent in: English and Spanish.

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Toni Marie Marzullo

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW ,MSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGrief
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified School Social Worker in the state of New Jersey. I have worked for 20 years as a school social worker working with children and their families. I have experience with working with parents and children who are experiencing academic and behavioral problems, ADHD and depression. I am warm and empathetic. I strive to help people reach their potential while developing and maintaining a supportive relationship. I look forward to working with you.

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Dr. Emelda Phillip

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
15 years of experience

I am a licensed psychotherapist in New Jersey with over 15 years of professional work experience. I have a Masters (M.A.) and a Doctorate (Psy.D.) in Counseling Psychology. I also specialize in Wellness for Women and Women of Color. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self- esteem, confidence, depression, & coping with life changes. My therapeutic approach is wellness-based care and a combination of Psychodynamic, CBT, and Client-Centered Therapy. I work with my clients to create an open, safe and therapeutic 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! *************************************************************************** CURRENTLY, I AM OFFERING BRIEF WELLNESS/MINDFULNESS SESSIONS ONLY. THIS WILL NOT BE CONTINUOUS THERAPY. YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT QUICK STRATEGIES TO EFFECTIVE WELLNESS, BE PROVIDED A SPACE TO DESTRESS AND PRACTICE MINDFULNESS EXERCISES.

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Sharon Pluck

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTFamily conflictsDepression
15 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with over 15 years of professional work experience. I have worked with children, teens, adults and couples. 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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Patricia Jones-Pope

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & 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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Stephanie Dudley

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Maryland and New Jersey with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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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.

How to find counseling in Little Ferry

Finding the best therapist close by in Little Ferry 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 Little Ferry. 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 Little Ferry, 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 Little Ferry 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 Little Ferry 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 Little Ferry, 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 Little Ferry area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Little Ferry 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 Little Ferry 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 Little Ferry 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 Little Ferry, 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 Little Ferry 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 Little Ferry 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 Little Ferry 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 Little Ferry 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 Little Ferry 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 07643 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 Little Ferry 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 Little Ferry 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 Little Ferry, 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.

Little Ferry 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 contact@betterhelp.com.

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

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