Feelings of depression and anxious thoughts can really make a person feel like they are on edge. Being able to get through a tough time with your mental health isn't always going to be easy. Sometimes you need to reach out to others to get the help that you need to get through these situations safely. Reaching out to a River Edge-area counselor is definitely going to be a good idea.

Finding a counselor that can help you out will not be difficult. These experts know what it is like to go through problems like this and they can offer you the best advice. Having people on your side during difficult times will definitely be helpful. You'll be able to step away from the edge of despair and move to a place in your life that is full of love and happiness. It may take time to defeat depression and anxiety, but you can get there with the right help.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 12

I believe we are meant to thrive. One of my favorite things about counseling is that I get to assist people in coming to the realization of just how capable and amazing they really are. Beginning with the first appointment we will work together to explore your needs and abilities in order to nurture your capable self. I work hard to provide you with a safe, supportive, nonjudgmental space where your sense of resilience can grow. I use techniques and interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Inter...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 16

Do you ever feel like you just need to reset, to get a tune-up so to speak? You are not alone, if you have. Life happens fast! At times it can be hard and we, as mere humans, have to fight to find balance. That balance, reset button, tune-up is within you and as my client I will assist you in finding it. I will take the time to help you reconnect with yourself, regulate your emotions and assess your goals/priorities. Through a collaborative approach, we will share our thoughts, ideas and then decide how to move forward. I encourage openness, honesty - a sens...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem
Years of experience: 16

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 ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 10

Hi my name is Carolina. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor of three years and have well over 15 years working with individuals who have a severe chronic mental illness and occurring disorders. I am experienced in working with individuals that have depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, adjustment, parenting and self esteem challenges. I use a Holistic Approach, bringing awareness to the mind, body and soul. This gives us an understanding of how one area in a persons life has an affect on another area. I use Solution Focused Brief Therapy to encourage focus...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 14

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey family with 10+ years of experience providing formal and informal therapy in a variety of settings and ares of concern. I have provided services in private homes, traditional office settings, correctional facilities, nursing homes, and other program settings. I have worked with people with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, compassion fatigue, motivation, and self esteem. I also have experience working with people with disabilities and TBI. I strive to meet people w...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 8

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) licensed in New Jersey, working as a psychotherapist/mental health clinician. I'm warm, friendly, and interactive. My passion in counseling is to help those who would like to help themselves, and I want to be the person who can help you feel better(even a bit) at the end of the day and eventually in your life. I have worked with clients of all age populations, from age 5 to older seniors (65+) and at various mental health settings, including in-home treatments, outpatient mental health centers, and assisted living...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 13

I am cinically licensed in New Jersey with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, intimacy related issues (including sexuality and alternative lifestyles), sleeping disorders, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I am also a certified Kink Aware Therapist. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, compassion and unconditional positive regard. I will tailor our discussions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can t...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of experience: 8

I am licensed in New Jersey with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of experience: 11

Life can be very challenging, and it is normal to feel overwhelmed and stressed. What is holding you back from living the life you want? Let’s work together to discover a path to your authentic self and meaningful life. For many people, asking for help can be difficult, yet it is a brave first step in finding relief. I want you to know that feeling better is within reach. For the past 11 years, I have helped people who struggle with mood issues (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder), trauma, grief/loss, stress, and life changes. My approach includes using evid...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 31

I am licensed in New Jersey with 31 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 9

Hello. My name is Edna Sanders PLEASE NOTE: I'm currently available in the evenings Monday through Friday; and mornings/evenings on Saturday. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Indiana with over 9 years of experience as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting, and co-morbidities (management of mental and physical illnesses). I also provide therapy for individuals experiencing racism and racial trauma. My counseling style is warm, empathetic, and client-centered. I believe in treat...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 9

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Therapist licensed in New Jersey with over 7 years of experience working as a Psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, teen issues and couple/relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of experience: 13

I am licensed in New Jersey with 30 years of professional and agency work experience and I have been treating individuals and families for over 13 years. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. Life is a series of transitions that can cause anxiety about the future and sadness and depression about the past. Encountering change can be stressful and make us feel unbalanced. My approach is client-centered, holistic, and supportive. I will meet you where you are with no expect...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of experience: 16

I am licensed in New Jersey with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I practice Client-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), therapeutic approaches to help my clients face their own unique challenges. I believe in empowering my clients to make change by gaining self-awareness while being treated with respect, empathetic understanding and compassion. We will work together to identify your treatment go...

Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 4

I am licensed professional counselor in New Jersey with over 15 years working in the mental health field. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How To Find Counseling River Edge

Finding the best therapist close by in River Edge can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the River Edge 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 River Edge. 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 River Edge, 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, these professionals 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 River Edge 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 River Edge counselors 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 River Edge area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in River Edge
  • DBT in River Edge
  • Substance use therapy in River Edge
  • Couples therapy in River Edge

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in River Edge, 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 River Edge, elsewhere in Bergen, or in the greater state of New Jersey.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the River Edge area can be found below:

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed River Edge 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 River Edge 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 in River Edge: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in River Edge: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in River Edge: $100
  • Therapy in River Edge: $80

While many psychologists in River Edge may not take health insurance, some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of River Edge and elsewhere throughout the state of New Jersey you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in River Edge, 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 professionals 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 counselor. 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 counselors 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 River Edge above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around River Edge 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 to meet with one of these counselors 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 River Edge 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 River Edge 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 River Edge therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

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 also professionals 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 River Edge counselor 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 almost one million people in River Edge, NJ, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors 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 07661 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 in River Edge can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A River Edge 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, Counselor, 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 counselors and 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 River Edge 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 River Edge, 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.

River Edge has many professionals 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. In River Edge, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

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 with a counselor 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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of River Edge.

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in River Edge:

07661