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Nicole Rossetti

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

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

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Jocelyn Drukker

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MA.,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

Hello and Welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Jocelyn and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from The College of Saint Elizabeth (currently known as Saint Elizabeth University) . I have been licensed for over 15 years. This degree has enabled me to learn many skills and techniques to help you with the concerns that you choose to work on. I worked in a domestic violence safe house for over twelve years and have learned about the commonalities and differences in relationships, and how the lack of communication, empowerment, self-esteem, and co-dependency can affect relationships and how these can affect us as we go through our daily lives. It is not only romantic relationships that need our attention; our relationships with family, friends, and co-workers often need attention. As an LPC , I use Client-Centered Therapy as my main mode of therapy which means that I will listen to your concerns and we will work together to come up with a plan for your particular concerns. I am an empathic listener, and my main goal is to learn who you are as a person as soon as possible because the better I get to know you, the more easily and quickly we can begin our work together. As a counselor , it is my intention to assist my clients in changing their lives for the better, and to move their lives and relationships in a positive direction. My goal is to collaborate with you to help you find your best self and to help you find your individuality. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral therapy as needed, and I also use Motivational Interviewing when appropriate. Making the decision to seek counseling is very difficult. I commend you for taking this first step! 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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Myron Dianiska

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MS,LPC,LPA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
50 years of experience

My name is Myron Dianiska, a Licensed Psychological Associate and Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey and Texas. I have over 50 years of experience in the mental health field, and currently operate a private practice in Sugar Land Tx. My primary work is with adults who are experiencing difficulties with habit disorders (smoking), anxiety, phobias and career choice difficulties. I also work with adolescents, athletes, particularly runners, who want to improve their performance and improve their mental toughness. My overall approach is a holistic one, as I believe good nutrition, sleep habits and exercise are fundamental to mental health. My approach is based on developing a strong therapeutic relationship, within a cognitive-behavioral model. More recently I have developed an expertise in virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET). This new, exciting technology, compared to traditional behavior therapy, has proved to be more effective, faster, practical and increases therapy privacy. VRET can be utilized to work with a variety of mental health issues, most notably anxiety, phobias, depression, trauma, stress, ADHD, OCD and PTSD. but also to train individuals in mindfulness and relaxation. Chronic pain sufferers experience relief by using the technology of virtual reality. The significant advantage of VRET is that it can be done remotely with the appropriate platform, using only a smart phone and a Google cardboard headset or equivalent. There is no need for office visits. I completed my MS in clinical psychology at Ohio University in 1972 and my MBA at the University of Houston in 1984. My professional experience includes working in the various sectors of the mental health field, including addiction rehabilitation, residential treatment, state mental hospital, private psychiatric hospitals, private practice, and in schools. I have experience with all ages and all levels of mental health severity. Specialties: Anxiety/stress Phobias/PTSD Addiction/smoking cessation Career Development/counseling Clinical Approach: Cognitive Behavior Therapy CBT Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy VRET

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Jacqueline McGowan

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in New Jersey with over 20 years of experience working as a social worker. I have worked with people challenged by depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, grief, LGBTQ+ and life changing situations. My approach includes solution focused, client centered, and strengths based work. When working with clients, I work towards making this experience powered by you while I support and help find your goals. Life can be challenging and it is important for all of us to make sure we are emotionally prepared for these hardships as best we can. By signing up for therapy, you are taking the first step to take control of how your life moves forward.

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Dr. Sheri Balsam

Offering therapy in NJ
License: Psy.D.
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

Hello, and welcome! My name is Dr. Sheri Balsam. I am a licensed psychologist, and earned my Psy.D. with a concentration in Multicultural Psychology from Rutgers University. I have completed extensive clinical training working with teenagers and adults in a variety of settings, and have specialized postdoctoral training in CBT. I am passionate about providing effective, empirically-based care, integrating CBT, DBT, and psychodynamic techniques into my work. Drawing from these modalities, I formulate appropriate, individualized interventions that target symptom relief and reduce emotional distress. In my practice, I aim to help you discover, utilize, and maximize personal strengths in order to cultivate meaningful, long lasting change. I am experienced in treating a range of anxiety and depressive disorders, those struggling with life transitions, relationship/marital issues, and eating disorders. Through the myriad of interventions at my disposal and the profound power of a therapeutic relationship, clients learn to understand the factors preventing them from experiencing life satisfactions they deserve and/or the kind of close, intimate relationships they desire. I strive to create a warm, nonjudgmental atmosphere where my clients can acquire effective coping skills, communication techniques, and the tools necessary to facilitate the change desired in their life or relationship. My approach to therapy is collaborative, supportive, and empathetic. I seek to make each client feel comfortable, heard, and understood. I am committed to helping you understand yourself on a deeper level and employ new tools to overcome beliefs and patterns that are no longer serving you, so that you can live a life in accordance with your personal goals and values. I view any individual’s entrance into therapy as an expression of courage and hope. It is a privilege to be invited into your narrative to navigate this journey of personal healing and transformational growth. Thank you for visiting this site and for taking the time to read about me! I understand that choosing the right therapist for you is an important decision. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me by email, as I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have. I look forward to speaking with you!

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Nerea Jayo Schielke

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietySleeping disordersAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, sleeping disorders, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Laurie Peter

Offering therapy in NJ
LGBTGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbt-related issues, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Dr. Brett Pellegrino

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemADHD
20 years of experience

I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in the treatment of teenagers and adults with a variety of issues. I earned my doctoral degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with a specialization in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I provide goal-oriented cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based treatments to teach people effective ways to cope with adversity and regulate their emotions and behaviors. I specialize in helping those with difficulties related to anger management, emotional regulation, anxiety, social skill deficits, and trauma, as well as the interpersonal challenges that often accompany these difficulties. I aim to help individuals learn flexible coping skills, adopt new habits, identify their strengths, build resiliency to better manage demands and setbacks, and gain a more constructive perspective on the world.

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Mayelin Nieves

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in New Milford

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed New 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 New 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 New 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 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 New 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 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 New 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 New Milford 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 New 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:

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 New 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?

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 New 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 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 07646 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 New Milford 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 New 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 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 New 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.

New 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?

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

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

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

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