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Nakia Toomer

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

"Adulting" is one of the hardest things we will ever have to do! What happens when you are looking for an "adultier" adult to help you through the challenges of life and you realize that you are all you have? You might find yourself here, and you are in the right place! My name is Nakia and I am a Masters level Licensed Professional Counselor. I am based out of New Jersey and have over ten years of experience, working in a variety of settings, with people suffering from symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Bi polar, or simply those looking to improve their life in some way. I have also facilitated groups on self care and several other areas of growth, mental health, and wellness. My therapeutic approach is Person centered, as I feel rapport is the most important part of a successful client-therapist relationship; Motivational Interviewing, because the therapeutic relationship should be more collaborative than authoritative; and Cognitive Behavioral, because if we can confront our irrational, or problematic, thinking patterns while building healthier ones, we can improve our behaviors, which will lead to a happier life. If you are struggling with symptoms of mental illness, feelings of low self esteem, feeling anxious, stuck in a rut, seeing common themes in your relationships, or generally dissatisfied in life, you have already made the first step to improve by being here! The second step is one "click" away!

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Gagan Luthra

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseDepression
32 years of experience

Hello, I am Dr. Gagan Luthra (Ph.D), licensed professional counselor (LPC), Certified Social Worker (CSW) and Board Certified in Addictions (CCS). I am trained in psychiatry and addictions with over 35+ years of experience in this field. I have worked at the largest hospital in NJ as the head of psychiatry, addictions, and practice evidence approach when addressing mental health issues. I am a trained in Trauma -Informed Care in Behavioural Health services and cover several aspects of therapeutic issues that you had suffered during this Pandemic environment . I will encourage all of you who are facing extreme stressors to contact me and prevent rise in use of addictions and other serious mental health issues that may impact your lives . LGBT Affirmative Therapy is effective way of treating the issues of this community. I want LGBTQ clients to know that I support them and their families and have treated couple issues related to their own relationships as well their children school concerns successfully . PTSD Diagnosis is very common with our Veterans and their challenging mental health issues are well recognized by me . Addiction is one of my strong skills and i have helped many clients . Those clients who are struggling with ADDICTIONS , I will be able to introduce them to alternative successful M.A.T approach / Recovery Models etc. I also use Brief therapy models for 8-12 sessions for Sexual abuse, Grief, Anger management , Stress , Social media :Depression & Anxiety etc. Very knowledgeable about Teenage issues and ran several programs at the request of school systems related to Addictiona as well LGBTQ concerns. . My goal is to give you the understanding of different perspectives to your issues to make you feel empowered when you leave the session with new options . I provide the clients the model of therapy like Texting chat , phone call and video chats which is comfortable for them .

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Silvester Oluokun

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
5 years of experience

I have worked in the mental health field with many populations with wide ranging issues that often intersect. I have been a licensed provider of mental health care for many years and I have worked directly with people who live with major mental illness (I.e. Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder etc.) and addictions. I have also worked with families to help maintain structure in order to enhance systemic functioning. I am attuned to the complexities of life and I approach each person with individualized care that is self-directed with the assistance of an experienced and compassionate guide. I work from an existential humanist base which emphasizes personal choice and empowerment. I am sensitive to how trauma can complicate transitions, wellness and overall functioning. I look forward to the opportunity to meet you whenever you are ready.

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Nicole Thomas

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietySelf esteem
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Delaware and New Jersey with professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & 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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Ariana Gordon

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience

I am a New Jersey Licensed Professional Counselor with 7 years of experience working with clients who endure anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, self-esteem concerns, and complex mental health disorders. I truly believe that understanding the root causes of our issues and our past experiences are the keys to beginning the process of healing for each person. I am passionate about helping people better understand how their communication styles, emotions, and thought processes impact their everyday lives. Counseling clients towards adjusting how they approach and manage certain situations to make a better and happier future for themselves, to me, is a way for them to gain a new perspective and to move towards the positive change that best serves them.

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Daniele DeOliveira

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related 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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Tainesha McKinney

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

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Therapist licensed in New Jersey with over 7 years of experience working as a Psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, teen issues and couple/relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. It's Your Time . I look forward to working with you!

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Sahntanyna Blackwell

Offering therapy in NJ
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in New York, and a Licensed Professional Counselor( LPC)in New Jersey, with over 20 years of providing successful clinical services. I have a track record of effectively working with diverse client populations and with a wide range of clinical concerns including Dual Diagnosis, Psychiatric Disorders, Substance Use Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, At-Risk-Teens, Domestic Violence Victims, Parent/Child Relationships Grief & Loss and Multi-Stressed Families. I also provide Marriage and Pre-Marriage Counseling, Faith-Based and Psychoeducational Counseling. My therapeutic style is warm and collaborative. I work with clients to improve relationship issues, communication skills, rebuilding trust, intimacy-related issues, family conflicts, forgiveness, motivation & self-esteem, and confidence. I am passionate about developing positive and productive relationships with clients to effectively serve their counseling needs and to encourage their total wellness. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My treatment approach is a combination of Cognitive-Behavioral, Psychodynamic, Family Systems Therapy, and Client Centered. 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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Csilla Hajnal

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteem
10 years of experience

We all know what bothers us, but what is it that you want to achieve? Taking that first step is the hardest part and by looking at this website you are already one step closer to your goal. I am licensed in New Jersey with many of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, and anger management. Most recently I have been working with adolescents and assisting them in getting closer to their treatment goal. I believe we all have our unique perspective and one kind of therapy does not fit all. I will work with you according to an individualized treatment plan that we create according to your needs and wishes. I will work with you according to an individualized treatment plan that we create according to your needs and wishes. I am a certified Prepare Enrich Facilitator for couples' counseling. When using this assessment we can find the relationship strengths and growths areas and talk about how you can make the relationship stronger. For parenting issues I use the Nurtured Heart Approach that provides guidelines for installing desirable behavior in children.

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Sherralee Miller

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist with four years of experience, practicing in both NJ and NY. My expertise lies in assisting clients dealing with stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief and loss, and depression. I create a safe and open environment for clients to freely express their thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment. Taking the initial step towards therapy requires courage, and I commend you for embarking on this journey.

How to find counseling in Norwood

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Norwood 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 Norwood 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 Norwood 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 Norwood, 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 Norwood 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 Norwood 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 Norwood 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 Norwood 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 Norwood 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 07648 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 Norwood 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 Norwood 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 Norwood, 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.

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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

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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