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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Nicole Taylor

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

People decide to enter therapy for a variety of reasons. If you’re feeling “stuck”, need someone to talk to without feeling judged, or just need help managing life. You may already have family or community support systems, but still feel like you have nobody to turn to. If you can relate to these feelings, it’s okay to seek help from a therapist. My name is Nicole Taylor, and I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in New Jersey, with over 15 years of experience. I am a Christian, and take a holistic approach to therapy, which includes incorporating the client’s religious/ spiritual beliefs. Clients often express feeling empowered from learning to incorporate their own spiritual beliefs. I have extensive experience providing individual, group, and family therapy in a variety of settings. My specialties include: - Anxiety, depression, stress - Motivation, self-esteem, and confidence - Personal Growth & Development - Parenting & Family Issues - Life transitions I also have a great deal of experience helping clients in the following areas: Trauma and abuse, anger management, relationship issues, and life coaching My treatment approaches include insight- oriented therapy, positive psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I seek to build a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients so I can aide them in increasing their self-awareness. We’ll focus on wellness, identifying strengths, and learning new skills to help make concrete lasting changes in your life. Please feel free to contact me to schedule a consultation.

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Anneka Dockery

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesDepression
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Marriage and family therapist family and marriage counselor licensed in New Jersey and Delaware with 6 years working in outpatient mental health. I have also worked in residential treatment facilities for at risk youth and I have been a mental health therapist providing counseling for foster care children. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief, attachment issues, couples counseling which includes divorce mediation, adultery, or phase of life issues. I also work with those struggling with relationship issues. parenting problems, career challenges, and oppositional disorders. I have worked with veterans and military families during an internship in Hawaii. As a military spouse from a retired Army soldier, I have a first hand understanding of the struggles and anxiety, stress, and emotional struggles that present in the military culture. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and inviting. I am down to earth, I ask questions for a deeper understanding and most importantly I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I like for my clients to also know I am human and despite my education or training, life presents stress and challenges for everyone. My approach to therapy is I follow the client and during the assessment, together we will discuss what treatment modality may be best. i do this because therapy models aren't always a one size fits all. With that said, its very important to asses and observe because a persons needs takes of different forms depending on circumstance and situation. I will do what is clinically necessary to get the help you need, even if its not with me. I am glad to see that you are ready to take control over your emotional and mental health. Its takes a lot of motivation and courage to work on yourself and more so not be afraid to seek help if needed. I look forward to working with you on your journey to becoming a healthier, happier and confident version of you! I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Saima Sandhu

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): PHD,MS,MA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a mental health professional practicing for the past 14 years. I have a vast educational background with a masters degree in genetics and computer science. I wasn't satisfied with my work and felt that I can only satisfy myself if I help others. Then I pursued a master's degree in psychology and further went for my PHD. This profession brings satisfaction for me because i get to interact with people and feel that I am making a difference in people's lives. My goal in life is to touch people's hearts in the worst of their times and bring out the best for them. I feel happy and satisfied when I see my clients grow. I put all my efforts into helping my clients reach their potential in personal growth and empower them. I don't believe in boundaries such as race, culture and religion. I feel equally empathetic for all human beings and want the best for everyone.

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Angelo Fouras

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesDepression
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome to my page! I am patient, kind, and will use all of my knowledge and experience in helping you overcome your stress and your troubles without judgement. I have more than 15 years of direct practice experience and I have learned that everyone's unique life experiences call for an individualized plan. I approach therapy as a collaborative process where I will always keep in mind both your short and your long term goals while using a mix of treatment modalities (motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and solution-focused counseling) depending on your unique needs. In a session with me, you should expect honesty, empathy, compassion, and my full attention. I will be a positive and consistent person in your space and we will move at your pace. My role is to empower you, support you, treat you with respect, and help you with what you need - in order to live a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling life. This is your treatment and I am here to help! As for my background and experience.. since attaining my Bachelors in Psychology and my Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University, I have worked in the mental health field conducting home visits, running groups, and working as an outpatient clinician. The variety of settings (school, community, outpatient, group-home, clinic, telehealth) and the diversity of people that I have counseled over the years, from children to the elderly, is what has helped me become a well rounded clinician and person. I look forward to meeting and working with you!

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Helen Stoeckert

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
AddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Helen Stoeckert. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey with over 20 yrs experience. I have provided therapy to individuals from many different backgrounds who are experiencing a wide range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, loss/grief, relationship problems and LGBTQ issues. I obtained a Bachelor Degree in Social Work from Salisbury State College and received my Masters Degree from Rutgers University. I use several treatment modalities Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered Therapy and Mindfulness Therapy. My passion has always been to help people feel better about themselves and their circumstances. I enjoy helping clients work through life challenges in order to evolve and grow. I will provide a caring, supportive, and safe environment for clients to express their feelings and thoughts without fear of being judged or rejected. I am a very good listener and look forward to the privilege of helping you. Please note: My social work license is in New Jersey therefore, I can only see clients who reside in NJ. Specialties Depression Loss/grief Relationship problems LGBTQ issues Also Experience in: Addictions, Recovery, Anxiety, Parenting Issues and Domestic Violence . Clinical Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered Therapy and Mindfulness Therapy Years of Experience 20 yrs

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Susan Henry

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): LISW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Susan Henry, and I love helping people and seeing them grow. I am originally from the East Coast and resided in California before settling with my family in the Midwest. I received my Bachelor degree in Psychology from Rutgers College, and I received my Master in Social Work degree from Barry University School of Social Work. I am licensed in the state of Iowa as an Independent Level Social Worker. I have worked in the counseling field for over 25 years, with expertise working with issues related to Interpersonal Relations, Grief/Loss and Adjustment, PTSD/Trauma, and Anxiety/Depression. I provide a safe, sensitive, and non-judgemental space to explore your issues. Looking forward to being a part of your journey to better days ahead.

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Charmaine Bryant

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Parenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New Jersey with years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with parenting issues, motivation, mood disorders, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Kathryn Deane- Greeley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New Jersey with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe 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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Robyn Burt

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New Jersey with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, processing grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also believe that empathy is a considerable influence on functionality; so having the best possible understanding of a person’s needs is essential to guidance. I treat everyone with respect simply because there is no reason to do otherwise. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs as you describe them to me. 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, and uplift you.

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Lashelle Corley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New Jersey with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, adhd, & 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. If you are a New Jersey resident, let's get started! I am here to support you in that process.

How to find a therapist for 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 in Penns Grove that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

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 in the Penns Grove region and in the state of New Jersey. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor 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, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Penns Grove 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) about therapists and mental health services

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 with a therapist 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Penns Grove 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 Penns Grove psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, 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, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 in Penns Grove?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Penns Grove 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.

Penns Grove therapists 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 Penns Grove 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in NJ, therapists 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 from therapists 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 Penns Grove 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Penns Grove.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. 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 with a Penns Grove counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 during telehealth appointments?

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 to customer service 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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