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Danica Rivello

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyCareer difficultiesBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Workers with over 20 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns spanning from life adjustments, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self- esteem and grief and loss. I also have extensive experience working with individuals who have a mood disorder or trauma history. I believe that the therapuetic relationship is one of the key ingredients to success, growth and change. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I provide a warm, supportive and welcoming space that is free from judgement or rejection. I am often told that I am easy to talk with. My counseling style is warm and interactive. My clinical approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution focused and motivational interviewing techniques. All interventions are tailored to each individual to ensure that your needs are being met. The first steps towards change are always the most difficult and I applaud you for taking those steps. I am here to support and empower you on your journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Darci Shinn

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
3 years of experience

Hi there. My name is Darci Shinn, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New Jersey. Below is some background information about my education, professional experiences, and therapeutic approaches. It is my hope that you see how I've incorporated my understanding of science and therapy in to one clinical practice. In 2006, I completed my undergraduate degree in Biology at William Patterson University. There I built my foundation for understanding how both internal and external events/stimuli impact a person's functioning. Following graduation, I worked for 2 years in Assisted Reproductive Technology. I was able to use my love of science to help folks create the families they desired. I moved on from there to work in pharmaceuticals as a compound technician. In this setting I gained deeper insight into how chemicals interact with bodies and minds. Although I had great satisfaction using my scientific strategies and knowledge, the lab setting left me feeling disconnected from my emotions and rigid in my thinking. I had known since about age 18 that I wanted to be a sex therapist. I did not have the courage to pursue until 2010 when I found the dual master's degrees in Social Work and Human Sexuality at Widener University. Through both programs I gained a wealth of clinical skills, learned theory, engaged in self-reflection, became a flexible thinker, and grew my understanding of how structure impacts function. Since graduation, I have worked in both school and agency settings. The majority of my experience has been with adults presenting with a wide variety of issues they have wanted to address. To that extent, I am a person-centered and solution-focused therapist. I am there to support individuals as they work to build their own insights and embrace solutions that fit their needs. Moment by moment, thought by thought, they do the work, and we examine together the missteps and the progress. Recognizing that small changes over time are what is necessary and knowing that it is okay to make mistakes are fundamental aspects of the work. I often like to harken back to my days in biology. I think about how structure relates to function, which translates to everyday thoughts, behaviors, decisions and habits. By structure, I mean your brain and body, and your daily routine. When we take care of the structure- give it the time, attention, and resources it needs, we influence the function. The function includes, but is not limited to, the ability to think, make decisions, process information and experiences, influence interpretations and have awareness. This way of thinking falls in line with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). That is to say, what we think, dictates our behavior. Our behavior in-turn impacts the structures of the brain and body. By purposefully altering thoughts and reactions, by exposure to new meaningful stimuli, by manipulating our environment and building awareness to everyday habits, the physical neurobiology of the brain can change. We can build the option to choose which thoughts are embraced and which are simply acknowledged, and effectively change the way we experience life. One of my favorite ways to use CBT is to address self-talk and work to make it more helpful and less harmful. Self-talk and thoughts are pretty similar, and while the science is still out on where exactly thoughts come from, it does seem clear they can often be detrimental. The pre-historic parts of our brain seem to be responsible for focusing on the negative aspects of experiences. CBT strategies can work against this innate thought manufacturing and allow for the more modern and sophisticated parts of the brain to have control. As I said before, taking care of the structure is an important part of functioning. I am a huge fan of incorporating movement and exercise into my CBT approach. The science does not waver when it comes to the physical and mental health benefits that simply moving the body provides. The advantages of improved mood, sleep, blood flow, energy, digestion and prevention of myriad diseases, to name some, are all fantastic ways to care for those all-important structures. When it comes to human sexuality, I am a sex-positive professional who advocates for healthy communication in relationships in order to achieve mutual satisfaction. I strive to help others understand the nature and scope of sexual behaviors in a non-judgmental atmosphere. I have engaged in extensive self-reflection which has helped me to develop neutrality, flexibility and compassion for many presenting problems. Through my training, I have been exposed to the broad spectrum of human behavior and thoughts related to sex. I have a thorough understanding of consent, power and control, social norms and outliers, stigma, gender, orientation, and identity. In adhering to my understanding of sexuality, Existential Therapy is one approach I use to assist individuals in creating meaning and understanding around their physical and mental sexual experiences. The brain/mind and body are integrated structures and as such, are subject to many given experiences in which they coordinate a response. Exploration and acceptance of those responses is facilitated to create purpose, satisfaction, and balance in sexual well-being. Just as many folks are, I am a work in progress. To be clear, I am working towards becoming certified with the American Association of Sexual Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). My over-arching goal to be a bona fide sex-therapist is on its way!

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Stephen Rapsas

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MA, MSW, LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCompassion fatigue
27 years of experience

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review my profile. As a NJ Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Counselor and Psychotherapist, I have treated people who have struggled with anxiety, depression, family-of-origin issues, career challenges (as well as numerous other mental health issues) over the last 27 years. My college education consists of a Master of Arts degree in Counseling and a Master’s degree in Social Work (Rutgers University). My therapy approach combines Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (I have CBT Certification), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, along with a variety of other modalities. My counseling style is accepting, kind, warm, and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with compassion, dignity, and respect. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment to meet your unique needs. When I entered the field of counseling many years ago, it was my aim to fulfill my life’s mission: to help those in need. I have had the opportunity to do so over the years and have witnessed the positive impact on the clients that I’ve been privileged to help. I look forward to helping you with the specific challenges that you are facing. Feel free to contact me today!

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Priscilla Adu-Antoh

Offering therapy in NJ
License: M.S.,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
3 years of experience

Hello, and welcome to my profile! I am a licensed Professional Counselor with over 6 years of experience working with people experiencing complex trauma, depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders. I've also worked with teens, individuals and couples experiencing separation and loss, family conflict, and parenting problems. I earnestly believe that no matter the circumstances that may surround us, personal success is possible. Therefore, my goal as a counselor is to help my clients discover who they truly are in their core, by clearing out all the unnecessary clutter in their lives. I can't wait to start this journey of self discovery and healing with you.

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Amanda Berger-Semko

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. -Ferris Bueller In the busy, fast paced world we live in, I want to offer people a time out to look around and reflect on life.  We all go through times in which we need the opportunity to process our lives, and the emotions that come along for the ride, with a fellow traveler.  Give yourself the gift of time away from your list of to-dos, roles, and responsibilities to tell me your story.  Bring your favorite tea or coffee as we laugh and cry about life’s ups and downs, twists and turns.  Sometimes we feel lost along the way, I hope to help you find your self, meaning, and purpose. I have been a therapist for over 15 years. Through the years I have worked in schools, churches, courts, community based and private practice settings. I enjoy working with all different people at any stage of their lives. I have a special place in my heart for each person I hold space for. It is my honor to sit with you and experience you and your personal journey. Each person and their story is a part of the greater whole we collectively experience this one life with. We were all created to live out a unique journey with shared human experiences that connects us all. The last several years, we were all forced to rethink life and what we truly value. Take the time you need for yourself, from the comfort of your own home, to reassess your life, values, and purpose. As they say, YOLO… make it a life you can truly love! Your fellow traveler, Amanda

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Elissa Both

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MSW,LCSW,Elissa Buccarelli- Both
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionADHD
22 years of experience

Hello and welcome to my profile page! My name is Elissa (Lisa) Both and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over 20 years of experience working with children, families, and individuals. Specifically, I have spent a significant portion of my career in education as a School Social Worker, where I was committed to serving the needs of students and their families. I have worked with many students who struggled educationally due to learning, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. In addition, I maintained a private practice throughout the years. I strongly believe that in order to be successful, it is important to build a trusting and welcoming environment for my clients. I put a great emphasis on meeting clients where they are and establishing that respectful, trusting relationship. I use a solution focused approach that is customized for each individual and situation in order to help them achieve their goals. Each client is unique and has different needs, which is why I believe it is imperative to work together to develop an individual approach that focuses on their strengths and resources available. I am passionate about helping people embrace their strengths and resources, as well as introduce people to new tools and skills to help guide them through difficult situations. Additionally, client feedback is extremely important to me, as the therapeutic process should be collaborative. This can help to ensure we are on the right track to helping you feel better and addressing your concerns.

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Jennifer King

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW,MPH
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

My name is Jennifer King, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in both New Jersey and Florida. I earned my Master of Social Work degree at the University of South Florida in 2007. I've worked in various settings with individuals and families who have a variety of personal issues such as depression/anxiety, stress, relationship problems, trauma/abuse, addictions and individuals who have experienced homelessness. Over the past 15 years as a clinician I've learned that the most valuable part of therapy is the connection one feels with the person they have chosen to share their experiences with. I feel that we can all experience growth through challenging experiences that increase our self-awareness. Often a person who is not a part of our personal circle can offer a fresh perspective or additional emotional support to help us through a difficult time. I believe it is very important to be able to share our feelings and emotions and to feel accepted and understood. It takes courage to ask for help and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Ernest Corbin

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LPC,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
8 years of experience

I am a licensed counselor with over eight years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, ADHD, life transitions, stress, and substance use. My therapy style is warm and gentle. I believe you are the expert on your own life. My approach combines person-centered and cognitive-behavioral therapies. I do not take a cookie cutter approach to therapy and I tailor our work to your needs and personality. I believe every individual deserves dignity and respect. You are not just a diagnosis, you are a person seeking change and growth. I understand it takes a lot of courage to take the step of going to therapy and I would be honored to be with you on that journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Melissa Schwartzman

Offering therapy in NJ
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
15 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist in New Jersey with 25+ years of professional experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. My credentials are as follows: Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University Master of Social Work from New York University Licensed Clinical Social Worker In addition to my credentials, I've experienced multiple personal and professional transitions and know what it is like to be in your situation. 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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Aikaterini Kouliaki

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LMHC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

Are you looking for personal growth free from negative thinking, depression, anxiety, insomnia, relationship issues, infertility stress, postpartum anxiety and depression, adjustment to change, stress and loss or what might seem to be a complicated grief? If everyday life has become overwhelming, there is always help. As long as you reach out! A Bilingual (English-Greek) Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) in a strengths based, client centered and compassion focused approach. I have experience working with clients in the last 7 years, who struggle with anxiety and depression, , insomnia, loss and grief, postpartum depression and stress management. --"When we are no longer able to change a situation we are challenged to change ourselves". -- - Victor E. Frankl -

How to find counseling in Moonachie

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Moonachie 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 Moonachie 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 Moonachie 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 Moonachie, 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 Moonachie 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 Moonachie 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 Moonachie 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 Moonachie 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 Moonachie 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 07608 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 Moonachie 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 Moonachie 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 Moonachie, 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.

Moonachie has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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07074, 07608

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