Ridgefield Park is home of the longest-standing Fourth of July celebration in New Jersey. Like its longstanding traditions, the village and their residents are of a strong and peaceful ilk. \ Yet even in the best of cities, strife occurs for some people. It is perfectly normal for one to need some help coping from time to time.

If you are in need of assistance with stress, depression, anxiety, or other emotional or mental health issues, there is help available. Counselors in the Ridgefield Park area can provide the confidential support you need to help you through difficult times. Contact a therapist near you today.

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Maria Caruso

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,NCC,CT
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefCareer difficultiesDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Certified Thanatology (CT--Death Studies - Grief and Bereavement) with over 20 years of experience. I have worked with both adults and children, couples and families, in groups and individual settings with varied backgrounds and ideologies. I have worked with cancer patients and their families during the most stressful periods of their lives and have also accompanied them through loss and its aftermath. I have also worked in a corporate setting and have helped many people navigate through transition due to any number of life changes and challenges. I believe that counseling is a working partnership between the client and therapist: we both have a job to do to move the client in the agreed upon direction of why counseling was initiated. My approach to counseling is Integrative and Multimodal therapy: combining several types of therapy modalities to cater to the needs and personality of each client. These types include (but limited to) cognitive-behavioral (CBT), Cognitive, Gestalt, Psychodynamic, Person Centered and Relationship. I often use contracting, journaling, different forms of art therapy to help the client hone in on certain areas that may not readily be discussed or even consciously known. The mission is to provide hope, support, and knowledge to those of you who need to find meaning in your life no matter what stage you may be struggling through.

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Dr. Isibel Moreno

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): PhD,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Greetings! Thanks for visiting my page. Here's a little about me: I was born in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. My family and I migrated to the USA in 1995. I have two siblings. My journey towards Ph.D. started with a desire to teach and train other professionals in the field. As an author and presenter, I have traveled to various countries exposing my ideas on the topic of heartbreak and how therapists can help clients who experience this phenomenon. As a therapist, I view life as a big puzzle, which we must put together piece by piece. Sometimes, we get stuck in the puzzle. My job as a therapist is to sit with you and help you figure out which piece goes next. License and Affiliations: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist MT3514 AAMFT Approved Supervisor 2019 Florida State Approved Hypnotherapist 2016 AAMFT Clinical Fellow 2019 IFTA Member 2019 Alpha Phi Omega 2003 Delta Kappa Omicron 2015 Education: Nova Southeastern University - Bachelor's in Psychology 2006 - Bachelor's in Business Administration 2006 - Master's in Mental Health Counseling 2008 - PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy 2019

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Danica Rivello

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyCareer difficultiesBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Workers with over 20 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns spanning from life adjustments, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self- esteem and grief and loss. I also have extensive experience working with individuals who have a mood disorder or trauma history. I believe that the therapuetic relationship is one of the key ingredients to success, growth and change. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I provide a warm, supportive and welcoming space that is free from judgement or rejection. I am often told that I am easy to talk with. My counseling style is warm and interactive. My clinical approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution focused and motivational interviewing techniques. All interventions are tailored to each individual to ensure that your needs are being met. The first steps towards change are always the most difficult and I applaud you for taking those steps. I am here to support and empower you on your journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Leticia Isidro-Clancy

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): LPC-MFT, LCADC,CCS
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesParenting issues
38 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Marriage and Family Therapist, a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Certified Clinical Supervisor in the State of New Jersey, also trained and practices EMDR therapy. My experience in the field of helping profession as therapist and relationship skills coaching span over 30 years. I have wide range of experience working with couples, families, children and adults in individual and group settings. Of the many years of experience in the field, I am most proud of my overseas and at home support of America’s service members and their supporting families. The therapeutic tools I communicate to my clients are being non-judgmental, understanding, respect and empathy. I also guide the clients to understand the source of un-acceptable behaviors so they can be accountable for the decisions they make and be clear how they can modify their behavior to enrich their lives. I consider it a privilege to help others identify their needs and focus on the problems or issues they want to work on, empower them to find their strength and develop the skills they need to be more in control of their life.

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Dr. Sr. Marian Mikhail

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, My name is Dr. Marian Mikhail [Doctorate of Min., L.C.P.C. Advanced , PhD Clinical Pastoral Counseling, M.Div., LCMHC, LPC, M.A. Rel. Ed.]. I am a licensed therapist in New York and New Jersey with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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! I graduated from Pennsylvania State University 2009, with a Bachelor of Science and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. I continued my path of education afterwards. In 2018, I received a double Masters from Fordham University. The first Masters is in Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Care. The second Masters is in Religious Education, specializing in youth and young adult ministry. In 2020, I further joined Holy Sophia Online University to obtain a Masters in Divinity. Concurrently, I graduated in 2022 after 4 years of studying Orthodoxy from the Coptic Orthodox Institute. In 2023, I received my PhD in Clinical Pastoral Counseling from the Colorado Theological School. Currently, I am pursuing my Doctorate of Ministry, specializing in pastoral counseling degree from Liberty University.

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Heather Carew

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changesCoachingCompassion fatigue
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New Jersey with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, coping with life changes, & executive and professional coaching. 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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Jane Bohn

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New Jersey with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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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Csilla Hajnal

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteem
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Anna Klisiewicz

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New Jersey with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with a variety of mental health difficulties including stress and anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, & depression. 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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Jamil Lawrence

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSleeping disordersCoaching
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Passionate Black therapist with a heart for healing and empowering individuals on their journey to recovery. I am an expert in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & sleeping disorders. I have a National Certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ) for substance abuse disorders. Bringing over a decade of experience to provide compassionate and effective mental health support. Let's walk the path to wellness together. #TherapyHeals #EmpowermentMatters * I' am clinically licensed in the state of New Jersey. Any services provide to folxs in states other New Jersey or globally will not be clinical in nature ( non -clinical problem solving , life coaching , advice, Etc. ) *

How to find a therapist for counseling in Ridgefield Park

Finding the best therapist close by in Ridgefield Park 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 Ridgefield Park 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 Ridgefield Park. 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 Ridgefield Park, 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 Ridgefield Park 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 Ridgefield Park 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 Ridgefield Park area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Ridgefield Park 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 Ridgefield Park, elsewhere in Bergen, 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 Ridgefield Park 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 Ridgefield Park 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 Ridgefield Park 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 Ridgefield Park 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 Ridgefield Park online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Ridgefield Park, 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 Ridgefield Park 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 Ridgefield Park 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 Ridgefield Park 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 Ridgefield Park 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 Ridgefield Park 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 Ridgefield Park?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Ridgefield Park 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.

Ridgefield Park 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 Ridgefield Park 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 Ridgefield Park 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 07660 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 Ridgefield Park counselor?

Before seeing your Ridgefield Park 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 Ridgefield Park.

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 Ridgefield Park 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 Ridgefield Park 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 Ridgefield Park, 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.

Ridgefield Park 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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