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.

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Christina Polizzo

Offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW,Polizzo
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
31 years of experience as a therapist

I hold a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in NJ, CO. and ME. I have more than 30 years of experience in counseling, coaching and providing therapy to individuals, couples, children and families in a variety of settings. Much of my years have been spent assisting those individuals who have experienced trauma, abuse and loss, as well as those challenged by interpersonal(others) and intrapersonal (self) relationships, and those struggling with self esteem and problematic coping skills . Much of my work has also been focused on helping my clients with self esteem, relationship with self, navigating transitions and life changes as well as challenging and changing old programing, belief patterns and life concepts. Although my education and background is versed in various theoretical foundations, I do not hold fast to any one specific theory or method and greatly align with a person-centered Humanistic and Existential approach honoring each client as a unique individual with their own personal experiences, needs, knowledge and power. Actively listening and understanding my client's experiences (both past and present) is an essential and ongoing focus in the therapy process with me. Focusing on mind- body connection, the present moment/ mindfulness, and acceptance, as well as coping skills, problem-solving ,emotional learning and self compassion are all a significant part of my work with clients. I work towards and seek to establish an open and honest dialogue with my clients while creating a nonjudgemental, safe space for my clients to express and communicate their experiences, needs and challenges. Developing a trusting and authentic therapeutic/ human relationship is an extremely important element to my services. The desire to be heard, seen and supported is universal and often ignites the wisdom within us humans that can result in growth, healing and change. I strive to listen carefully, support/counsel, and empower my clients in their own abilities and self-determination to find the answers and path that is right for them.

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Dr. Joseph Prewitt-Diaz

Offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): PhD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
40 years of experience as a therapist

Pastoral Counselor with more than 30 years of experience. I have worked with survivors of disasters or crises, people who have experienced a humanitarian crisis, or who are survivors of migration-related trauma. I have also worked with disaster workers experiencing compassion fatigue and/or veterans experiencing adjustment issues. I consider it important to walk with people who seek accompaniment and a compassionate ear after a traumatic experience, as well as those people who because of their age feel overwhelmed and without desire to move forward, as well as those who have suffered loss and hope. Consejera Pastoral con más de 30 años de experiencia. He trabajado con sobrevivientes de desastres o crisis, personas que han experimentado una crisis humanitaria o que son sobrevivientes de traumas relacionados con la migración. También he trabajado con trabajadores de desastres que experimentan fatiga por compasión y / o veteranos que experimentan problemas de adaptación. Considero importante caminar con personas que buscan acompañamiento y un oído compasivo después de una experiencia traumática, así como con aquellas personas que por su edad se sienten abrumadas y sin ganas de seguir adelante, así como con aquellas que han sufrido pérdida y esperanza.

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Lucie Knapp

Offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): MSW, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefEating disordersDepressionCoping with life changes
21 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Life Purpose and Career Coach based in North Carolina. I have a BA in Psychology with a minor in Women's Studies from Rutgers University in NJ as well as a Master's Degree in Social Work from the Graduate School of Social Work , Rutgers University.. I have training in Psychodrama from the Montclair Institute of Psychodrama in NJ. I have been in the field for over 18 years most recently working as a Behavioral Therapist and Program Coordinator of the Lifestyle Coaching Program at the Duke University and Medical Center Diet and Fitness Center in Durham NC.. I left there after 9 years to go into private practice. I have worked for many years in the area of weight loss and weight maintenance from the behavioral perspective - one's relationship with food. Within this focus I have had the opportunity of working with clients on the issues that often lead one to overeat.. " its not what you are eating - its what is eating you". Usually the issues have to do with other challenges in their lives and the way that they are dealing with them. .Some examples of this are anxiety, depression,marital issues, communication issues within interpersonal relationships, anger, grief, stress as well as other life challenges. I help my clients acknowledge and identify their challenges and concerns by asking key questions - "peeling back the onion"- then developing a plan of action to put into effect to challenge and overcome these concerns . I combine a client centered focus with solution based focus, cognitive behavioral therapy as well as approaches using a coaching model. I also will incorporate psychodrama techniques when I feel it would be helpful My style is warm and interactive. I am skilled in CBT ( cognitive behavioral therapy), Solution Focused Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, as well as incorporating some DBT skills as needed. As a life coach I am aware how important it is to not only gain insight into the issues but also develop a realistic plan to over come the challenges. When it may seem helpful I will also use some techniques used in Psychodrama to assist in the therapy . I truly love what I do and honor , respect and show deep compassion for all my clients. I believe that their trust in me is essential for our work together to be successful. I do not take that trust lightly. It takes great courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support, motivate and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Joanmarie Nolan-Miller

Offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
23 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Joanmarie Nolan-Miller and I have been a Psychotherapist and Licensed Professional Counselor for over 20 years. I attended NYU and Fairleigh Dickinson University. I have an MA in Clinical Psychology/Addictions Counseling and Post Graduate Training from the Albert Ellis Institute, and Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am certified in ThetaHealing and am a National Certified Counselor. I have worked with a myriad of patient populations in hospital inpatient settings as well as outpatient and private practice and consider it an honor and a privilege to be in this field, especially at this time. What I hope each client comes away with, is the understanding that he/she is the master of their own destiny and that all things are possible. I no longer believe in labels, nor in determinism by genetics, environment or fate. I believe each of us is capable of great things limited only by our own thoughts, feelings, beliefs and behaviors - all of which are within our control and power to change if we wish. By working through old programming and limiting beliefs and making the unconscious conscious, the world is your oyster. Are you ready to love your life? Come work with me. The best is yet to be.

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margaret lindsley

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
30 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in New Jersey with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Jennifer Haney

Offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): Mississippi and Alabama Licensed Professional Counselor,NCC,BC-TMH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed and experienced in providing counseling on the various challenges life throws our way. Everyone goes through times of stress, tragedy, turmoil and angst. Seeking professional advice during these times can help to ease these difficult feelings. As a therapist, I have helped individuals and couples overcome tough times in life such grief, loss, marital strain and divorce as well as other career and lifestyle transitions. My professional counseling style mirrors my personality in that I am kind, compassionate and have a heart for helping others in need. Please know I am here to help you overcome whatever difficulties or transitions you are experiencing. Collaboratively, we can help you set some personal goals, challenge your inner strengths and help you overcome these challenging times of your life.

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Danielle Lambert

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in New Jersey with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting 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. 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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Alexandra Brink

Offering therapy in NJ
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issues
10 years of experience as a therapist

The most important thing I bring to the table is my hope for my clients. You may not be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but you've made a huge step by reaching out! Let's sit down and try to work this through, because I believe there is hope. My name is Alexandra (Alex) Brink. I have my Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Therapy from Regent University and received my License in Professional Counseling (LPC) in 2014. I have an academic focus in Marriage and Family Studies and have worked the first half of my career with children with mood, behavior, and/or developmental disorders, and the most recent half I've specialized in treating adults with anxiety, among many other issues or concerns. I have a strong grasp of Behavior Therapy when working on parenting skills and with the children themselves. During my time with adult individuals, my style tends to be more person-centered and yet solution-focused. I'm not afraid to pull from many different counseling modalities in order to best serve your needs. A strong therapeutic relationship is needed in order to progress through the therapeutic process. To me, that means that you are comfortable with me and I really understand where you are coming from. Something that might set me apart, is I am rather holistic in my approach. This means, I'm examining your whole experience (body, mind and soul). I've found that balancing physical and mental health, as well as any spiritual concerns can really make a difference in your success. A little about me: For now I work part-time and primarily stay at home with my three children. I've been married 11 years and currently live in the Pittsburgh, PA area. I have been getting into painting lately and it's been so fun to have something just for me. I have struggled regularly with chronic illness for 15 years now. I'm no stranger to how grief, illness, and major life changes can effect a person. Strong supports in my life have helped me get through and I hope that I can be the extra support that you need now. I look forward to meeting you.

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Taylor Rotolo

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed clinical social worker in New Jersey and Pennsylvania with 9 years of experience as a professional social worker and 5 years of experience as a therapist. I love to collaborate in a healthy, joyful, and nonhierarchical therapeutic relationship which focuses on how I can best serve your goals for your life and spirit. I bring an authenticity and willingness to connect in truth, trust, and vulnerability with my clients. I am human, I am sincere, I am warm hearted and kind, and I will bring out the best in you and help you to see that within yourself, too. I focus mainly on trauma healing and self love. I also offer meditation as well as a therapeutic tool for clients if they are interested.

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Ronald Faggins

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
26 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Nevada with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & anger management. 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.

How to find counseling in 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 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 River Edge 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 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, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the River Edge 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 River Edge 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 River Edge 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 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: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in River Edge 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).

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 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in River Edge 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 River Edge 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?

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. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a River Edge 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.

River Edge 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 River Edge 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 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 07661 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 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 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 River Edge.

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 from a therapist. 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 with a 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 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 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 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 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.

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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