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Lisa Stammerjohann

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
30 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor based in New Jersey, holding an MA in Psychology and have over three decades of comprehensive experience. My practice specializes in addressing various mental health concerns, including Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, relationship and family issues, grief and loss, and the enhancement of self-esteem and motivation. With a proven track record, I am adept at empowering individuals to discover meaning in their lives, enabling them to embark on the path they are destined for. My approach is grounded in practicality, creativity, and, when suitable, humor. I prioritize identifying the root causes of issues rather than solely treating symptoms. Moreover, I provide actionable ideas and strategies between sessions to foster continuous growth and satisfaction. My ultimate objective is to guide you towards the relief, comfort, and balance you seek, facilitating a life filled with joy, peace, and grace. I look forward to the opportunity of understanding your unique journey and assisting you on your path to well-being.

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Don De Lapp

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW,LCADC,SAP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

Are you looking for an experienced substance abuse professional (LCADC, SAP), a certified clinical supervisor (CCS), or a clinical social worker (LCSW) with over 20 years of civilian/military experience in behavioral health? Then you have come to the right place. I am here to assist you in your quest for a higher quality of life. I will collaborate with you to identify, manage, and reduce the anxiety, anger, and depression that you may have. Together, we will define, clarify, and utilize the many beneficial resources within you that will unleash your productive self. My approach is that you and I will not "try" to achieve the results that you are looking for. Instead, you and I "will" endeavor to attain positive results.

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Raquel Aiello

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LPC
Self esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in New Jersey. I obtained my license in 2014 and have been working mostly with youth conducting mental health evaluations. I started my career in 2004 working in a day program with adults with chronic mental illness. From there I changed jobs in 2006 to work with at risk youths involved in the juvenile court system. Once I obtained my LPC license I began working with youths involved with fire setting behaviors. Overall I have mostly worked with clients struggling with trauma related issues, lifestyle changes, relationship issues, and career changes, and diagnosis including depression, anxiety, bipolar, ADHD, and conduct disorders. For some, taking the first step to start counseling can be difficult for a variety of reasons. I look forward to working with you on the areas of your life and mental health that you wish to improve on and at the pace that is comfortable for you.

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Michelle Kotch

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesDepressionADHD
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 grief and loss, parenting issues, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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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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Claire Thombs

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

Hi, I have over 20 years experience working with clients in counseling and mental health. I have worked closely with clients experiencing trauma, grief and loss, family issues, relationship conflict, anxiety, depression, work and school conflict and many other life issues and challenges. I have used various evidence based therapeutic interventions throughout my career, which has resulted in great success for those who I have been honored to provide care and support. You have what it takes to conquer all of life challenges and I am grateful to walk with you and provide the support and encouragement that will help.

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Dr. Dawn Wirick

Offering therapy in NJ
AddictionsSleeping disordersDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, sleeping disorders, depression, & 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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Janiece Foust

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
21 years of experience

Welcome to BetterHelp! I am a licensed clinical social worker licensed in the states of Tennessee and Maine with 20 years of experience as a clinical therapist. I have worked with clients providing individual, family, couples, and group therapy. I have been treating clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, caregiver burnout, trauma and substance abuse. I am trained in and am able to provide cognitive-behavioral (CBT), dialectical behavior (DBT), and psychodynamic approach to therapy. My therapy style is focused on building rapport, trust, and a safe environment to share. I believe in the hope for improvement and change. It takes courage to begin therapy. I encourage you to take this next step. I look forward to working with you in your journey to healing and change!

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Dr. Sugandika Subawickrama

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in New York, New Jersey, and Arizona,Oregon with 20+ years of professional work experience in national and international settings. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, trauma, relationship challenges & coping with life changes. 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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Phoebe King

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with over 20 years of professional work experience. My training focus has been Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and I use the Gottman Method for the couples that I have worked with over the years. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Park Ridge

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Park Ridge 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 Park Ridge 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 Park Ridge 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 Park Ridge, 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 Park Ridge 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 Park Ridge 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 Park Ridge 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 Park Ridge 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 Park Ridge 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 07656 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 Park Ridge 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 Park Ridge 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 Park Ridge, 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.

Park Ridge 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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