Teenagers have enough to deal with but when they are suffering from a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, life can seem almost impossible. Lodi understands that and has some of the best mental health professionals in the country based there to help treat these disorders. 

Lodi has over 24,000 inhabitants with 18% of them being teenagers. Depression and anxiety are common during the teen and young adult years and should be taken seriously and treated right away. If you think your child may have a mental health disorder, speak with a therapist before it gets any worse. 

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Rachael Paulbeck

Offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): Lpc,Ma
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
3 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked for the past 6 years to provide compassionate and evidenced based care to adults facing mental health challenges. My dominant skill-set includes developing skills to support engagement in wellness based activities and developing skills for coping with stress and change. My clinical modality is primarily acceptance and commitment therapy, utilizing problem-solving and cognitive behavioral strategies. I take a very person-centered approach to my work with each individual, looking to understand their unique world view. I bring my passion for philosophy and existentialism to my practice, helping to guide my clients towards identifying and achieving meaningful goals that support their wellbeing and are aligned with their values. I look forward to working with you!

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Neil Steinert

Offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience as a therapist

Hi and welcome! I've been successfully providing therapy for over a decade. I specialize in therapy covering issues such as: anxiety depression relationships polyamory/non-monogamy/open marriages confidence gender-related issues parenting habits PTSD/trauma anger management and more. The therapy models I use, which you may have heard of, are cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), attachment styles, and positive psychology. I also use principles from solutions-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness. I advocate for and work with the LGBTQ+ community. I am also an advocate of properly used plant medicines such as MDMA, cannabis, and psilocybin. You can expect that we will work together to address the concerns that bring you to therapy. We will look at your innate strengths (because everyone has them) as well as other tools you may want to add. On a personal note, I was born and raised in Utah. I made my way out to New Jersey in 1999, where I received my university education, started a family and have been living ever since. I've been through a divorce as well. My personal interests include vegetarianism, rock climbing, backpacking, yoga, and exploring the good eats of the area! Looking forward to meeting you and working together! Regarding my AVAILABILITY posted on this site, I have more availability than what is posted. If you would like to schedule a session, please contact me so that I can make sure we get you scheduled appropriately into a time that works best for both of us. Once enrolled in this website's services, you'll be able to message me. I will respond to you within 24 hours. Thanks again!!

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Claire McDonough

Offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
21 years of experience as a therapist

I have a Masters and Bachelors in Social Work and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey. My experience over the past 20 years has been in a variety of mental health settings. I have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy as well as several other modalities. I have worked with individuals with Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar and many other issues. Therapy can be intimidating and opening up to stranger can be difficult, which is why I feel that building trust from the beginning is important. I will take the time to listen, and treat you with respect while at the same time challenge you to help you achieve your goals. I really enjoy helping people and I hope I can help you.

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Diana Sebzda

Offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,FT
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
18 years of experience as a therapist

I have been a grief counselor for 15 years. We know that grief does not come isolated, there are many issues that may be entwined with grief. Therefore, my experience is with all aspects of end-of-life issues (dying, death and bereavement), spiritual crisis, spirit versus religion, discussions of spirit (signs, symbols, visitations, dreams), relationship issues, self-esteem and confidence, trauma, forgiveness, reinvestment in life, life coaching, career coaching, pet loss and other disenfranchised griefs (unacknowledged relationship, suicide, overdose, homicide, etc.). I am an eclectic counselor and like to use many different techniques as appropriate to the client and their goals. My most used techniques are cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, affirmation and positive techniques. My passion is to help spread kindness, positivity and healing throughout the world. My belief is that each one of us can be a beacon of hope and healing for others and the world. I look forward to working with you in the future. Sincerely, Diana Sebzda

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Maria Farraye-Biggs

Offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionADHD
30 years of experience as a therapist

Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in NJ with over 25+ years of experience in a variety of settings including managing a private practice. I have worked with people from different backgrounds/ages and with a wide variety of concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, women's issues, parenting issues, ADHD, acculturation/assimilation issues and life transitions. I believe that to have a successful outcome in therapy, the client and therapist must first develop rapport and trust in their relationship. This takes time; however, I will be there with you to achieve that. Just a little about me, I know what it is like to be in your chair as I myself have been in therapy and I can relate to what you may be feeling/thinking. However, I can definitely say that therapy does help. I have had to deal with my own medical issues, have dealt with the challenges of being a first generation, American born daughter of immigrant parents and have struggled with being the parent of an ADHD child. I have come to learn about myself, laugh, cry and be okay and I can help you to do the same. In my work I will use several different therapeutic modalities, depending on the issue at hand. These modalities may include psychodynamic psychotherapy, client centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoeducation and solution-focused therapy. An integrated, client strength-based approach can be used as well. I am known for being a caring, sensitive, authentic, reflective and compassionate listener. I believe in an interactive approach, and I will guide you and challenge in the therapeutic relationship. I strive to make the therapy experience genuine, respectful and safe. I believe that you are the master of your story and that you have it within you to do great things and overcome the obstacles that get in your way. I will be there with you on this journey to assist you. Seeking therapy is not an easy decision to make. I want to commend you for taking the first step for wanting a better life for yourself. If you are ready to take the next step, I am here to support and empower you to identify your goals and achieve them. I look forward to hearing from you and working with you!

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Jennifer Jarmark

Offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience as a therapist

Hello, I am a licensed professional counselor who has been working with adults and children for over ten years. I have helped clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and change of life challenges. My therapy style is integrative, using mostly a client centered and behavioral approach. I show respect and unconditional positive regard for my clients and provide a safe environment for clients to develop into their maximum potential. If you are looking for a more fulfilled and happier version of yourself I am here to support and guide you. I look forward to working with you!

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Erica Le Furge

Offering therapy in NJ
Parenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
15 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in New Jersey with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with parenting issues, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. 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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Lorraine Schaefers

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefCoping with life changes
13 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in New Jersey and New York with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, couples counseling and coping with grief and loss. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Madison Knowles

Offering therapy in NJ
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemBipolar disorder
3 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Florida with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, & 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.

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Mary Ann Furphy

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in New Jersey with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & 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.

How to find counseling in Lodi

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Lodi 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 Lodi 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 Lodi 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).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Lodi, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Lodi 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 Lodi 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?

BetterHelp's verified Lodi 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 Lodi 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 Lodi 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.

Lodi 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 Lodi 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 Lodi 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 07644 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 Lodi 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 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 Lodi.

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 from a therapist. A Lodi 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 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 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 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 Lodi, 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.

Lodi 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 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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