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Rachel Margolin

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
27 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Pennsylvania and New Jersey with over 25 years of experience working as a therapist and life coach. I am a LGBTQ+ affirmative. I have worked with clients with a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, loss of a loved one, trauma, and physical and sexual abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. My clients are the experts' of their life experiences, so I work hard to listen to their needs and meet them just where they are. Together we work to overcome their challenges. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. It takes courage to ask for help so I applaud you for taking this first step. Please know that I am here to support and empower you and move you towards a more fulfilling and happier life. I look forward to hearing from you and working with you!

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Naemmy Thompson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Trauma and abuseParenting issues
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Naemmy Thompson LCSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New Jersey. I have worked in the mental health field for over 6 years, and my expertise is related to working with individuals that experience Trauma and hardships such as Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Loss and etc, as well as symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD. I specialize in working with all ages with trauma, especially with children ages 9 until 17. I have also assisted parents in improving their parenting skills to manage their children’s behaviors and bettering their communication. I have provided couple counseling using the marriage links perspective. Also, using a Christian perspective for those interested to deal with their mental health. My therapeutic lens is person centered in which my clients are seen as the expert in their lives, while I assist and guide them through interpersonal changes, and healing. As well, as using a TFCBT perspective to address thought distortion impacted by their Trauma. My goal is to assist people in working towards healing their wounds connected to their trauma. In addition to regaining a new perspective on life.

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Kimberly Puleo

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): MA,NCC,LPC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a NJ licensed professional counselor (LPC) and NJ school counselor who has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families with a wide range of social and emotional difficulties. I completed my BA at William Paterson University in psychology with a minor in sociology. I went to graduate school at Montclair State University where I obtained her MA in school counseling. I graduated as a Chi Sigma Iota National Counseling Honor Society member. Subsequently, I became a certified NJ school counselor, National Certified Counselor (NCC), and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have worked in several school districts in NJ as a district wide school counselor, anti-bullying specialist, and social worker on a Child Study team creating Individualized Education Plans (IEP’s). I served on 504 committees, Intervention and Referral Services committee (I&RS), created behavior improvement plans, social evaluations, and is familiar with standardized testing. I have attended trainings on the NJ anti-bullying law, suicide prevention and risk assessment, cyber-bullying, crisis prevention and Division of Youth and Family Services (now DCP&P), relational aggression particularly among girls, mindfulness, among many other character building educational topics. I supervised a school psychologist and a school social work intern. I worked collaboratively as a team with Early Intervention, Perform Care-crisis assessment, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, food therapists, nutritionists, ABA trained behaviorists, among other related specialists and referring community resources. I can help with transition issues including college preparation and job coaching. In addition, I have multiple years of experience working for a psychiatrist specializing in addictions as well. My specialties include social skills groups, children with developmental disabilities, changing families/divorce, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, anger management, ADHD, adjustment disorders, grief and loss, academic difficulties, adoption issues, relationship issues, sibling issues, parenting issues, low self esteem, improving your confidence and self worth, addictions, personality disorders, increasing coping skills, among many other life stressors and difficulties. I am a married, mother of two young school aged children. I approach things as a solution focused therapist and use a variety of cognitive behavioral strategies, play therapy, and art therapy. Why get therapy? Because your mental health is just as important as your physical health.

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Richard Campbell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): LPC NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a New Jersey based licensed professional counselor, with seventeen years in the mental health profession, and 40 years of helping individuals, couples, and families to emotional and relational wholeness. I have worked extensively with clients on depression, anxiety, multiple and varied family crises, relationship issues, personal development and emotional issues including anger management, self-doubt, and low self esteem. I have also assisted clients with phobias and obsessive compulsive disorder. My counseling approach is a mix of cognitive-behavioral and person centered therapies. However, I have employed aspects of narrative, attachment, and psychodynamic theories at various times because each client is different, with varied strengths, comfort levels, and life perceptions. Finally, I aim to provide genuineness and acceptance first and skill second, because I believe clients need and deserve an environment in which their trust can thrive. I am at your service!

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Elana Klinger-Rogers

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in NY with over 10 years of experience working with individuals (of all ages) and families in a variety of therapeutic environments. I have worked with clients presenting with a wide array of concerns, including anxiety, depression, family issues (parenting problems, relationship concerns), addiction, trauma, abuse, PTSD, and general life stressors. I additionally have experience providing counseling to children within the criminal justice system, as well as the educational sphere. Furthermore, my 5 years of experience in a hospital setting has developed my work supporting those with chronic conditions and end-of-life struggles. I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I utilize these modalities to help individuals build mastery and create measurable goals; I also work with couples and families seeking to create more effective and healthy communication skills. My goal is to create a comfortable and engaging open space for all clients. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion, while valuing their individuality. I enjoy watching people grow and build confidence, finding more meaning and joy in their daily lives! Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have about therapy. For many people, beginning the process can be the most intimidating part. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling life and take the first steps towards change, and I am here to support you throughout the process. I look forward to working with you!

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Caroline Washington

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
38 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New Jersey with more than 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Caitlin Dow

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello and welcome! I'm so glad that you're here. My name is Caitlin Dow, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey with 12 years of professional work experience. I have spent much of my career working with children, youth, young adults, and adults in various levels of care. I started my career working in a residential treatment center before pursuing a change to school-based services. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence, among other challenges that are unique to the individual. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and in meeting you exactly where you are in your life. 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. Please know that I acknowledge and respect that building a trusting relationship takes time, but that you are not alone. I am here to support & empower you in this journey, and believe we will make a great team in tackling whatever goals you may have for yourself today and in the future!

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Susan Barrett

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changes
19 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New Jersey with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & intimacy related issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Marni Elson-Victor

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New Jersey with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, family of addictions, trauma and abuse, grief and loss, & depression, anxiety. I am EMDR trained and provide clinical supervision. 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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Edili Maldonado

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC,NCC,CCMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor in New York. I have been providing psychotherapy for more than ten years. I have worked with clients with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, ADHD, and other mental health conditions. I have an eclectic approach to therapy. However, there are some approaches that clients are consistently receptive to, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, DBT, modeling, motivation interviewing, etc., which I generally use. Although, I typically prefer to match the clients' needs to specific therapeutic approaches, thereby significantly increasing the effectiveness of treatment. Every client needs respect, acceptance, and compassion treatment, which I always give. I do not believe in judgment, prejudice, discrimination, or labels in therapy, as these prevent treatment from being successful. I strive to empower my clients through insight and strategies to enrich their lives and become self-sufficient in managing their problems/conditions/situations. I commend every client for seeking treatment as it shows the strength and determination to help and improves themselves. My skills and knowledge can assist clients as they take the first step toward their treatment. Let's begin the healthy and healing process together.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Milford

Finding the best therapist close by in Milford 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 Milford 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 Milford. 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 Milford, 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 Milford 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 Milford 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 Milford area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Milford 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 Milford, elsewhere in Hunterdon, or in the greater state of New Jersey.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Milford area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Milford 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 Milford 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 Milford 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

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

Therapists in Milford, 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 Milford psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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 therapist, including the therapists in Milford 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 Milford 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 with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Milford 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Milford 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 in Milford?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Milford 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.

Milford 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 Milford 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 Milford 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 08848 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 Milford counselor?

Before seeing your Milford 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 Milford.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 Milford 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 Milford 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 with a therapist 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 therapist 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 Milford, 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.

Milford 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 during telehealth appointments?

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 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.

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