Penns Grove is named after the English nobleman and early Quaker, William Penn. He is attributed with saying, “Patience and diligence, like faith, remove mountains.” What are your personal mountains? What is blocking you from living your best life?

For many, emotional struggles and mental health issues keep them stuck and trapped in a negative life experience. But you can move these mountains, and a Penns Grove-area counselor is ready and available to help you do that. These mental health professionals will listen and provide the guidance you need to remove your personal obstacles. Match with a
licensed, confidential mental health professional to get started today.

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Tara McClain

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MA,LPC
Stress, Anxiety
3 years of experience

Hi and welcome! My name is Tara McClain, MA, LPC and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the great state of New Jersey. I believe in living life in a joyous way, and aim to work with my clients to help them find satisfaction and fulfillment in their lives as well. The relationships I develop with clients are most important. I want you to know that you are understood and feel supported during the counseling process. I know that starting counseling can be a big step, and I am here to provide a caring, nonjudgmental ear while helping you reach your goals. Do you want me to just listen while you talk things out? Do you want to leave each session with a specific plan of action? Do you need help solving certain problems or making decisions? The treatment modalities I use depend on you and your counseling goals. I most often utilize Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused, Narrative and Client-Focused Therapies. Treatment with me is very much a collaborative effort, and we will make decisions together so you can feel and be your best. I have been practicing in a private setting for the past 3 years. I am passionate about my profession, and am excited to meet and learn about how I can assist and support you in this journey!

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Chante Kubs

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW,LICSW
Family conflictsGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
21 years of experience

If you or someone you know is having a hard time with relationships, managing emotions, overcoming stress and turmoil, or if the past continues to trouble your present, talking with a therapist may help. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families, I can assist in supporting you through your challenges while helping you develop tools and strategies to make a difference in your life. You deserve a better healthy life. Let’s become partners in your wellness, let’s navigate together the coping skills that will allow you to move forward and pursue your goals to get more out of life. Let me share a little bit about my experience with you...I received my Masters Degree in Social Work from Yeshiva University of New York in 2001. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey, New Hampshire and Vermont. Worked in a school district for more than 20 years in a unique position where I assisted families and staff to bridge that gap between home and school, offered informative educational workshops, parenting training, advocacy, and was part of an intervention team to support student and parent success. On a part-time basis for more than 15 years I have been working with couples, individuals, children and their families to address particular needs, improve their relationship and communication. I have also provided clinical supervision to experienced and new therapists for 3 years. I have been a guest speaker a few times for a graduate course at William Paterson University for teachers where I have discussed the importance of family engagement and partnering with students’ parents/guardians. I had training of more than 50 hours to be a crisis response team member to go out on a domestic violence crisis call in partnership with the local police and provided emotional support, education, and community resources to the victim. Languages I’m fluent in: English and Spanish.

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Virginia Hart

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
36 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years experience in the field. I treat children, adolescents and adults in individuals, family, and couples settings. I work with those struggling with challenges that include depression, anxiety, stress, social anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, family issues as well as victims of abuse, neglect and trauma. My treatment approaches include cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic therapy tailored to meet the needs of individual clients. Feel free to contact me if I may be of assistance. I look forward to working with you!

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Patricia Morris

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
36 years of experience

I am an individual therapist licensed in New Jersey with over 35 years of experience working with a wide area of issues such as depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. I see myself as a collaborator in an individual's healing process as we explore what helping approaches offer the best fit and are most effective for each individual. My work is informed by training and experience in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), EFT , mindfulnesss practice, trauma informed care and other methods that focus on the mind-body connection to restore well being.

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Paul Clark

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MSW, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoaching
6 years of experience

Hello and thank you for reaching out, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia who received my Bachelors and Master’s degree in Social Work from Norfolk State University (NSU) School of Social Work. I am a retired Chief Petty Officer with 20 years of active duty service, grew up in the Washington D. C. area who recognizes and embraces difference and ethnic diversity. I am well known for being an extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, and caring mental health professional who has worked with clients including active duty military and Veterans with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. My clinical experience includes the use of Solution Focus, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, and other evidence-based theoretical models and perspective. My counseling style is warm, interactive but, straight forward. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. My goal is to provide World Class Service, collaborate, and empower you, the client, and build upon what is working for the client by using various therapeutic models and perspectives tailored to meet the clients individual and specific needs. I am here to support and assist you as you work towards reaching your desired goals. I look forward to working with you!

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Fatuma Lalugba

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
4 years of experience

Are you ready for a change? Are you ready to live a life of quality instead of just existing? Are you ready to discover or invent your purpose? My name is Fatuma Lalugba and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey with over 10 years of experience working in the social work field. My experience includes working with individuals who have been diagnosed with Depression, Generalized Anxiety, Polysubstance Dependence Disorder, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I have also worked with individuals who have had trouble managing Work/Life Balance, Intimacy and Relationship Issues, Familial Conflict, Life Stressors, Parent/Child Conflict, Trauma, and Low Self Esteem/Negative View of Self. Modality of treatment is client specific including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Strength Based Theory, Mindfulness Techniques, and Motivational Interviewing. Therapy is a collaborative process and my purpose in your process is to assist the individual in reaching their full potential while integrating or discovering your innate qualities which may have gotten lost as a result of LIFE. I create an experience that is not only client specific, safe, and nonjudgmental but inclusive of the Multiculturalism Perspective, Awareness, and Acknowledgement. Everyone has the right to experience and live a life of happiness. To live a life without setbacks means that you are not living your truth! While completing the work to either achieve your goals, learn new skills, or symptom management you will learn that the quality of life you create can be beautiful, realistic, and manageable. It’s time to stop living a life of only existing and to start living a life of purpose. ​ ​

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Dr. Gay Lee

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW-R
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesDepressionADHD
28 years of experience

I have a flair for helping people effect positive change in their lives. My offices are comfortable safe spaces to talk about difficult things and make tough decisions. The road to emotional wellness can be painful and challenging, so I try very hard to be encouraging and supportive while change is occurring. Hurt, pain and anger do not define who we are; it opens our emotional pathways to inform us of the need and time for change. Depression is usually an indication of the depth of personal disruption, so when it’s appropriate, I offer advice to validate feelings, encourage healing and to dismantle irrational thinking.

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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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megan Shane

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

My name is Megan Shane I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have experience working with adults, couples, first responders and military in the field of mental health and addiction. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & depression. 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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Esther Geffner

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

Searching? Welcome, commend yourself for getting to this step! I hold a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling. I have over 10 years and specialize in trauma, abuse, depression, and anxiety working with young adults, parents, families, and individuals. My counseling style is integrative, using different therapeutic modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational, and solution-focused therapies. Creating a safe and trustful environment for healing is vital. Let's work together on empowering you!

How to find counseling in Penns Grove

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Penns Grove 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 Penns Grove 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 Penns Grove 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 Penns Grove, 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 Penns Grove 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 Penns Grove 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 Penns Grove 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 Penns Grove 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 Penns Grove 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 08069 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 Penns Grove 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 Penns Grove 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 Penns Grove, 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.

Penns Grove 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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