In life, it can sometimes feel like you're in the middle of a big split. Be it a divide between your beliefs and your decisions, a divide from friends or family, or just any kind of divide, there comes a time when we need to make a decision. A counselor based in Passaic can help you. 

Passaic means “where the land splits.” It symbolizes the split we all must face. A counselor can help you make a decision and then make a plan of where to go based on the decision. Speak to a counselor and see what you can do.

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Kellie Ebberup-Krug

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemBipolar disorderADHD
6 years of experience

Note: Let me know if the online schedule does not work for you. We can work you in essentially anytime! Hi. I'm Kellie! I am here for you, period. We are all in this crazy thing called life together. I have been working with diverse populations for several years now. It might seem like everyone else has it all figured out on this planet, but they absolutely do not. We are all doing the best we can. Nobody is perfect. We learn everyday from the mistakes we make. If we didn't make mistakes, how would we grow? What you want to get out of therapy is what you will get. You are the expert in your life. I am here to help others meet their goals. My job is to promote understanding on how to use life tools in order to meet the goals you strive for. I look forward to hearing your story. Let's rock Life one step at a time, together. My services include, but are not limited to the following:Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Couples Counseling, Crisis Intervention, ACT/CBT/DBT, Mindfulness Meditation, Strengths Based, Solution Focused Approach, Holistic Psychotherapy, Substance Use Treatment, Motivational Interviewing, Exposure Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Symptom Management Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, etc Very Respectfully, Kellie A. Ebberup-Krug, LCSW Active LCSW licensure in Missouri, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Alabama

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James Gallagher

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LPC
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefCoping with life changes
50 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counsellor with many years of experience dealing with individuals, couples, and families. I have experience in inpatient, partial hospital and outpatient settings. I have been both a clinician and administrator and have many years experience supervising other clinicians. Much of my career has been directed toward alcohol and drug addiction. My principal focus is cognitive behavioral therapy which assists the client in examining the relationship between dissonant thoughts and subsequent behaviors. I also employ Family Systems Therapy.

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Cristina Primerano

Offering therapy in NJ
Self esteem
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, coping with grief and loss, & depression. 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!

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Mike Conte

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
4 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I also have experience working with depression. 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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Alexander Bogomolnik

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
9 years of experience

I am licensed in New York and New Jersey with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, depression, & 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. 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. Valerie Stephens

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoaching
20 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 35 years of professional work experience. For over 20 years, I have provided direct clinical experience working one on one with clients/students. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, career counseling, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. 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. Upon request, I am also available to offer clinical counseling from a Biblical perspective. I am a certified Biblical Counselor. 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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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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Dr. Michael Palmer

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

I am a Ph.D., with a professional counselor license in New Jersey. I received my doctorate in clinical psychology in 2006 and have 25 years of professional work experience in private practice. I have lectured and presented at numerous trainings and state and local conferences in the areas of domestic violence, anger management, and stress, and have served on several committees and collaboratives in those areas. I have treated adolescents and adults in both individual and couple therapy experiencing a broad range of mental health difficulties. I have experience in helping clients with depression and mood disorders, stress and anxiety, personality issues, relationship difficulties, parenting, behavior modification, anger management, domestic violence, and 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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Jennifer Scaltrito

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey with 15 years of experience working in the field of mental health. I have had the opportunity to work with individuals of all ages, backgrounds and at different stages of life. Whether you are overwhelmed with stress, tackling anxiety, coping with addiction, consumed with anger or crippled by depression I am here to support & empower you on your journey.

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Angelisa Guilford

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MA, LPC, NCC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist (LPC) in New Jersey as well as the approved (Counseling Compact States). Along with 9 years of professional work experience as a counselor, I have 34 years of Elementary teaching experience along with 3 Decades of Professional Singing. This allows for a varied exposure to numerous facets of life and circumstances. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, LGBTQ2+ related issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, anger, and depression to name a few. 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!

How to find counseling in Passaic

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Passaic 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 Passaic 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 Passaic 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 Passaic, 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 Passaic 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 Passaic 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 Passaic 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 Passaic 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 Passaic 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 07055 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 Passaic 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 Passaic 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 Passaic, 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.

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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

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

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

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

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