If you have any mental health concerns, talking to a therapist in Newark, NJ, can help.

Getting clinical mental health counseling can help you cope with a variety of issues, including personality disorders, panic attacks, bipolar disorder, sleeping disorders, behavioral issues, intimacy-related issues, co-occurring disorders, and more. But you don’t have to have significant mental health symptoms to benefit from therapy. You can also seek mental health services if you need help navigating your everyday life.

BetterHelp is an online therapy platform that can help you find a psychologist, licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), licensed professional counselor (LPC), or other mental health professional. BetterHelp can help people in young, middle, and late adulthood learn how to manage their mental health. To get started, connect with a Newark-based therapist below.

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Kelley Ryan

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MSW LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey family with 10+ years of experience providing formal and informal therapy in a variety of settings and ares of concern. I have provided services in private homes, traditional office settings, correctional facilities, nursing homes, and other program settings. I have worked with people with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, compassion fatigue, motivation, and self esteem. I also have experience working with people with disabilities and TBI. I strive to meet people where they are, and believe that all people deserve to be treated with kindness, dignity and respect. My approach is person centered, and combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic and solution focused therapy principles. All treatment plans are tailored to meet your individual and specific needs. First steps are often the hardest, but with courage and determination, all things are possible. When 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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Jennifer Jarmark

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

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

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Debbie Esque

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCMHC (LPC)
Stress, AnxietyBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina. I have worked with all ages and walks of life in my 20 plus years experience. As a seasoned therapist I believe that a successful outcome of therapy goals begins with a harmonious relationship with the client. This begins with a clear understanding of the needs and desires of the client. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy and Integrative therapy are used to reach the best desired outcome for the client. My approach is to have a kind, caring and sensitive demeanor, yet direct and firm as needed to achieve success. I strive to listen well and give appropriate feedback. I attribute my successful record as a therapist to having the education, knowledge, work experience, and confidence to work with each client, and consider it a privilege to work with each one. I have gained volumes of wisdom through training and personal experiences in my life. My desire is to resolve emotional and behavioral problems and disturbances, and to help people to lead happier and more fulfilling lives. I would be honored to work with you.

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Dr. Charles Senteio

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey and Texas with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I use strength-based approaches to working with clients. I believe that you have access to the capabilities to tell your story and can access the tools and support to assist you in overcoming your challenges. 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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Tara Lineberry

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience

My name is Tara Lineberry and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia. I earned by Master's of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California. The majority of my experience as a therapist has been surrounding topics of mental health disorders, addiction, domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, trauma, eating disorders, and self esteem. Throughout my career as a therapist I have learned the importance of establishing a positive therapeutic relationship and how vital it is to have trust in the person you are sharing your most private thoughts and concerns with. I understand that many times all a person needs to get through a difficult situation is a non-biased, non-judgmental sounding board where they can share all of the thoughts and feelings they are experiencing and work through all of these things in a safe space. I am a firm believer that most people already know what they need to do in order to help themselves, but need a therapist to sit with them in a safe space and allow the process of thoughts and feelings. I am also a strong believer in the power of identifying personal strengths to draw upon any time life is difficult. My counseling style is open, non-judgmental, caring, and warm. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion and make it a goal to always meet people where they are on their journey of wellness and healing. I utilize interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy to assist people with finding the peace they need to move their life forward. You are welcome to message me anytime through Better Help. The frequency with which you can have access to a therapist to work through day to day emotions and problem solving is incredibly beneficial for most and a very big difference from traditional outpatient counseling. I usually check messages throughout the day (at least 2-3 times minimally), seven days per week. I offer messaging, live chat, and phone sessions with availability in the evenings and weekends and limited availability during the business day. Please note that what is showing on my calendar may not reflect my only availability so please feel free to always check that out with me through messaging first. It takes a great deal of strength to reach out for help, so I applaud you in taking that major first step, and look forward to an opportunity to assist you on your journey.

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Anne (Annie) Harton

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflicts
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Indiana with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & family conflicts. 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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Amy Klein

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

I am licensed in New Jersey with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Rachel Khan-McCroy

Offering therapy in NJ
Trauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey and New York. I have 12 years of professional work experience. I have worked with those who have been incarcerated, veterans, HIV/AIDS, substance use issues, palliative/end of life care, PTSD, and the LQBTQ community. I believe that you are the expert of your story. My role as a therapist is to be supportive, collaborative, and help reflect your strengths and help you identify coping skills unique to you, adopting multiple modalities (trauma informed, cbt, harm reduction, narrative, journaling). I have worked with people who have had: PTSD, complex grief, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post partum anxiety and depression, disordered eating and addiction.

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Marjorie Steinfeld

Offering therapy in NJ
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, anxiety and depression, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & parenting 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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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 Newark

Finding the best therapist close by in Newark 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 Newark. 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 Newark, 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 Newark 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 Newark 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 Newark, elsewhere in Essex, 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 Newark area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Newark 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 Newark 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 Newark 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 Newark, 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 Newark 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 Newark 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 Newark 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 Newark 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 Newark 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 07101 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 Newark 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 Newark 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 Newark, 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.

Newark 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.

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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Newark:

07101, 07102, 07103, 07104, 07105, 07106, 07107, 07108, 07112, 07114, 07175, 07184, 07188, 07189, 07191, 07192, 07193, 07195, 07198, 07199

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