Incorporated in 1894, Midland Park started as a small group of just a few dozen inhabitants to a population of over 7300 today. The city is divided into five areas, which include Northside, Park Wood, Wortendyke, South Central, and Southeast. No matter which section you live in though, you are part of the Midland Park community.

There are quite a few excellent mental health care professionals in the Midland Park area as well who are available to help anyone who needs it. No matter who you are and which area you live in, if you have a mental health concern, there is a counselor or therapist in the Midland Park area who can help.

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Dr. Roman Petrocelli

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MA,LPC,ACS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesAnger managementDepression
14 years of experience

I am a PhD in Counseling and Supervision, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) from New Jersey with experience as a mental health and substance use counselor. I have collaborated with clients on concerns ranging from relationships, career challenges, excessive worriment and anxiety, substance use, and life transitions. My counseling style is nurturing and collaborative. I treat those who are in need by giving respect and providing dignity to sensitive concerns. My approach integrates cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused interventions, as well as a strength-based approach. Each plan is individualized to meet one's current needs and goals. I am inspired by the courage it takes to seek help. Change happens to all. Yet, we can lead more full lives when we have support during these periods of change and transition. Be well and looking forward to collaborating with you.

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Rachael Paulbeck

Offering therapy in NJ
License: Lpc,Ma
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
3 years of experience

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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Camille Mackey

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemADHD
14 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of New Jersey, and a nationally certified counselor. I received my M.Ed. from Florida Atlantic University in 2006. In my role as your therapist, I would like to work with you in any areas that are of concern to you in a safe comfortable space. By identifying your strengths, we can begin moving toward achieving your goals. At times therapy can be difficult, but together we can find ways to achieve the goals and deal with the challenges that are most important to you. A few of the areas of client concerns that I work with include adult children of alcoholics, anger management, anxiety, codependency, communication problems, depression, parenting, and women’s issues. I only accept clients who live in New Jersey because that is where I am licensed and currently based. Due to NJ licensing requirements I will need you date of birth, phone number, address, emergency contact, and full name in order to provide therapy. I offer live chat/live telephone sessions as well as asynchronous texting Monday through Friday and the last session of the day to end by 6 PM. By seeking therapy, you show strength to deal with issues and find solutions to life struggles. I look forward to working with you soon!

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Jessica McMahon

Offering therapy in NJ
License: M.Ed,LPC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

You have chosen to take the first step in seeking out a mental health professional. Whether you are struggling to manage your emotions, experiencing the stresses of parenthood, or having difficulty coping with emotions and negative thoughts, I am here to help. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey and Pennsylvania with 12 years of experience. I have worked with teens and adults on the Autism spectrum, clients dealing with mood and anxiety disorders, college students, and parents in all stages of their journey. My counseling style is warm and non-judgmental. I believe in meeting you "where you are at" and that therapy should be a collaborative approach, with you as the expert on your life. We will work together to create goals and process through challenges. I look forward to working with you!

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Lorraine Turner

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSleeping disordersDepression
16 years of experience

Greetings! I have been pro-actively involved in mental health practice for over 15 years and my simple goal for you is to feel well with who you are; enhance what you believe, and grow with how you see the world. Some may say this is a lofty goal, but with the work you put in, and with the discussions we have, this is achievable! I have a wide berth of experience working with diverse populations including adults, children, teens, and military personnel (whether active duty or retired). A significant part of my career has been spent with individuals with serious medical conditions, autism spectrum disturbances, trauma-related disturbances, those who wish to change their relationship with alcohol, those experiencing ongoing grief and loss, post-partum depression and children/teens with difficulties in the academic setting. This is only a partial list of experience.

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Cheryl Chiarello

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefDepression
17 years of experience

From what I've observed personally, therapy is useful to anyone who is human. Why should you talk to a therapist instead of a friend or your mother? The difference is that therapists are expert listeners who do not judge, criticize, or contradict, but who want to hear everything you have to say and how you are feeling. You may want help discussing difficult thoughts and feelings or need guidance on particular issues, or you may not be sure how you feel. The therapy session offers a private, safe place where you can feel free to say everything. And if you have trouble talking, the therapist can help with that too. My mission is to offer that safe space where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment or criticism. Taking the first step to seek therapy takes courage. I’m here to support you in that process.

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Keith Welsh

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
23 years of experience

PLEASE NOTE: Presently I am only available for unlimited messaging but am not available for live appointments except very sporadically when I have cancellations week to week with my full caseload of clients. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified EMDR Therapist. My primary specialties are treating general and specific anxiety, panic attacks, low self-esteem, "imposter syndrome," anxiety which has led to depression, and confidence issues. I am also well versed in coaching, relationship dynamics, parenting, and family history complications. I am a very solution focused therapist with the notion of helping you achieve emotional wellness and happiness in your life as soon as possible. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice at Shippensburg University where I graduated Magna Cum Laude and as the Distinguished Military Graduate. I served six years as a Commissioned Officer in the US Army and later spent eleven years in the private sector employed by behavioral health companies. I earned a Masters in Social Work from Temple University, entered private practice and practiced traditional talk therapy including cognitive behavioral interventions, marriage and relationship counseling, family counseling, group therapy, and EMDR therapy.​ I later spent two years working as a therapist and administrator for an International Mission agency based in the UK. While living, traveling and working in fourteen countries on five continents, I gained experience with mental health interventions across cultures in treating trauma, depression, anxiety and PTSD. ​During this time I evolved my practice into specializing in EMDR Therapy which I have practiced now for 22 years and virtually since 2016. In 2018 I became a Senior Executive Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. I am honored to serve our all clients including Veterans as I am also a Veteran myself and enjoy serving people from all walks of life. I continue my clinical practice virtually from Pennsylvania and Delaware serving clients all over the United States and around the world, having treated clients on every continent so far except Antarctica!

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Yancun Wisseh

Offering therapy in NJ
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

The helping profession which is often referred to as therapy or counseling has been my life-long goal. My desire has made me a patient, attentive, and non-judgmental listener and has shaped my approach to understanding clients’ needs better. I am also supportive and seek positivity in every situation presented. I thrive to make clients feel safe including even reluctant clients to find their own way during treatment but also help clients to learn how to take personal responsibility to take charge of their behavior. I facilitate, encourage, empower, and help the client discover their potential to overcome barriers to treatment and find solutions and subsequently heal. I utilize approaches that are tailored to the client dependent on the issues, goals, and outcomes. Clients must be willing to participate to reach enlightenment to help them understand themselves in a new way and break from their own poor mindset and maladaptive behaviors. I hold a master’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in mental health counseling and am a licensed professional counselor in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey with 10 years of experience helping children, adolescents, adults, and families. I am a multicultural counselor who believes that endogenous factors can control individual behavior. Hence, when clients realize and acknowledge the inside factor, it eventually can bring about healing. That is, I am not there to prove my client wrong but help them find their own way out of their self-entanglement or damaging belief. No one approach fits all clients. The therapeutic alliance that is the client-therapist relationship will become the greatest change agent-Trust, genuineness, and participation.

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Stephanie Carvajal

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MSW, LCSW
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Hello, I’m Stephanie! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in South Florida and Infant Family Associate with over 5 years of experience working as a therapist in both the community and medical setting. I have experience in helping a wide range of populations with managing their concerns including depression, anxiety, PTSD, family dynamics, grief, and abuse. My professional experience has allowed me to gain a wealth of knowledge on families and early childhood development in particular, leading to certifications such as the Nurturing Parenting Program Certification and the Infant Mental Health Endorsement. My career has also allowed me to gain experience in managing trauma and providing crisis intervention. My therapy style is nurturing and interactive. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, crisis intervention, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing. I will work to ensure our sessions and treatment plan meet your unique and specific needs. A fun fact about me? I love running! I also enjoy embarking on mission trips, and so far I’ve had the pleasure of serving in Haiti, Santo Domingo, and Nicaragua! I applaud you for taking this first step towards reaching your goal. While the first steps towards a better tomorrow can often be the hardest, I look forward to working with you in meeting those goals in order to empower you in taking ownership of your tomorrow. So, here’s to you!

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Lisbeth Helsel

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

Hi! I’m Lis an (LCSW) with 25 years of professional experience. I specialize in helping clients to manage and alleviate their stress, anxiety, depression and addiction issues. Working together we will set achievable goals that work for you. You’ll be encouraged (never pressured )to share openly and without fear of judgement. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I’m glad you’ve come this far! Please check out my calendar to schedule your first appointment. If you don’t find an opening that you’re looking for, please message me and I’ll do my best to accommodate you! I’m looking forward to meeting up with you soon!☺️

How to find counseling in Midland Park

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Midland Park 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 Midland Park 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 Midland Park 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 Midland Park, 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 Midland Park 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 Midland Park 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 Midland Park 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 Midland Park 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 Midland Park 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 07432 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 Midland Park 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 Midland Park 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 Midland Park, 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.

Midland Park 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

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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.

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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