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Jillian Meher

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyEating disordersSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience helping people with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, self-harm, eating disorders, OCD, grief, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, and challenging life transitions. Some of my experience has been focused on helping people who have an unhealthy relationship with food overcome unhealthy eating behaviors and feel at home in their bodies. My counseling style is non-judgmental, compassionate, and based on my belief that each person is unique and served best by an individualized approach in helping them to achieve their goals. My integrative approach combines elements of several therapy modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, person centered therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and solution focused therapy. I like to get feedback from the individuals with whom I work in order to better tailor the therapy experience to their specific needs and to ensure that they are benefiting from our interactions. If you are feeling stuck and overwhelmed, I can help you find tools that will enable you to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life. It is one of my highest priorities that you feel empowered and supported on your journey from surviving to thriving. Change is possible and you don't have to do it alone. I look forward to working with you!

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Barbara Muller-Ackerman

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MA,LPC,MWC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionADHD
28 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in New Jersey with over 25 years of experience. My counseling style is warm and interactive. My approach is very holistic; exploring many areas of your life and seeing which you would like to work on first - knowing that many overlap and contribute to well being - or the lack of it. I have specialized most often with people of all ages who have Attention issues. These issues rarely show up alone; teaming with depression, anxiety, OCD, sleep disorders and executive function deficits. They also impact relationships and job performance and so there are many places to jump in and do great work together. I also have a lot of experience with women in transition as they move through the many passages and milestones that come with change and age. Along with being an LPC, I am a certified Life, Mindfulness and Wellness coach. Coaching provides an incredible opportunity to partner with a professional dedicated to support you to see the changes you want to make in your life. A coaching relationship helps you build practical strategies for success. Working with you, I will help you clarify your goals and encourage you to realize them based on strengths you have and may have forgotten. Gaining new resources, new tools, new skills- and practicing them, together we will create new possibilities to see you flourish!

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Susan Frambes

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW
Trauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of New Jersey with over 25 years of experience working with clients with disabilities and their families, clients with addictive disorders and clients going through life transitions. I am experienced in working with adults of all ages who present with depression, anxiety, regret or who have suffered childhood trauma, physical and/or emotional abuse. I have worked with victims of stalking and domestic violence. I will customize my schedule to fit yours, if possible. I will answer your messages on a daily basis and will also work with clients who only want to communicate by text. You will be my #1 priority. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, insight and reality oriented therapy as well as supportive therapy. I believe in the power of talk therapy and my philosophy can be summed up by the following quotation: "If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down."

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Mavish Khan

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

It can be difficult to weather the storms of life alone. You took a crucial step in finding refuge from those storms by reaching out for help. Showing up to therapy takes incredible strength and courage. I am here to offer you a non-judgmental, empathetic, and safe atmosphere to process your worries and stresses, yet also equip you with the tools to heal from your past and grow into your full potential. I have expertise in treating depression, anxiety/panic attacks, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, grief/loss, and trauma. My counseling approach combines various evidence-based interventions to include lifestyle modification, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and solution-focused. You took a really big step by getting this far in your journey. I invite you to take the next step by reaching out to me to find your refuge from the storms of life. I will be here to empower you to take yet another step to feeling better.

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Christy Stinton

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LPC,LMHC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I am a licensed counselor, with over 15 years of experience. I have worked with a variety of issues, including infertility, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, career challenges, and life changes. I have also helped people with parenting, attachment and divorce related issues. I have a warm and interactive style. I believe that real change occurs in a safe and accepting counseling environment. My approach is to combine cognitive-behavioral, developmental and person centered counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Jason Bonas

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepressionADHD
12 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, & 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!

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James Niederland

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
27 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New Jersey with over 25 years of professional work experience in the field of mental health. I began my counseling career specializing in the field of substance abuse, working with adults, teens, and families in both in-patient and out-patient settings. From there I developed a thriving private practice, treating individuals, couples, families, and groups for: • Addictions • Anxiety • Depression • Grief • PTSD • And more I always bring respect, compassion, and integrity into my work, creating a safe and nurturing environment which allows healing and transformation to unfold. The purpose of my work is to empower individuals to reach their highest potential as human beings. Various treatment modalities are incorporated, providing an integrated approach designed to heal a person’s physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies. Full wellness cannot be achieved unless these three areas — body, mind, and spirit — are in balance. I recognize that unique internal and external circumstances are presented by everyone I work with, and by doing so, I treat whomever I am working with, rather than the “dis-ease”. I do not believe that one size fits all. I work with clients by promoting a lifestyle of balance. Addictions, anxiety, and depression are common symptoms of imbalance. These symptoms are addressed in much the same way that light is brought into a dark room. While darkness cannot be physically removed, in the presence of light, darkness vanishes. Likewise, in the presence of a harmonious lifestyle, imbalance simply disappears. Treatment modalities I utilize include, but are not limited to: Cognitive/Behavioral Therapy Abraham Lincoln said, “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” It is true that our thinking creates our reality. We may not be able to control external events, but we can control how we perceive them. Cognitive/Behavioral therapy empowers individuals to control their thoughts and behaviors, rather than letting their thoughts and behaviors control them. Twelve Step Programs Twelve step programs are spiritual programs of recovery designed to empower individuals to overcome addictive behaviors. When indicated, twelve step principles are incorporated into the treatment I offer. Stress Management I teach stress management techniques such as body scanning, breath work, and mental imagery. These and other techniques empower those I work with to cope with stress and anxiety in healthful ways. Nutrition I emphasize the do’s and don’ts of a healing and healthful diet, always with the intent of promoting optimal well-being. Exercise Exercise helps to lower cholesterol and strengthen the cardiovascular system. In addition, exercise stimulates the release of hormones and neurotransmitters that make people feel good. Meditation Meditation is a way of connecting with that place inside that is happy, joyous, and free. Aromatherapy Aromatherapy harnesses the energy of essential oils, extremely powerful plant material, to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. 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 takes courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Glenna Rodgers

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LPC,CRC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionADHD
26 years of experience

As a mental health therapist, licensed in Arkansas, Mississippi, and New Jersey, with over 26 years experience, I enjoy working with clients, with a wide range of concerns, such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, emotional and physical abuse, trauma, OCD, and ADHD. My therapy style is caring and encouraging. I provide support, as you gain insight into the challenges that can keep you or your family caught in the cycle of dissension, and help you develop healthier coping skills. In our therapy sessions, you are accepted where you are, while encouraged to grow. Everyone is taught that they are valuable. I use multiple approaches to help my clients cope and overcome their challenges. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) gives healthy coping skills a name and practical life application. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) involves thinking through and processing concerns and solutions, while Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) teaches effective coping skills and prepares individuals to be able to talk about upsetting and confusing events. My Christian holistic approach provides additional effective and calming skills, especially in relation to anxiety. These techniques are utilized in the therapeutic setting, among others. Treatment is individualized, and success is personalized. I look forward to working with you!

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Sarah Burns

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW,LCASA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

Hi there! Welcome to my page. I'll keep it short, because you probably have enough on your plate already. I am here to help you in a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental way using the skills I've picked up through school, work, and just trying to navigate life! It can be overwhelming, but you do not have to do it alone. Bring your worries to the table and we will come up with a plan that fits your goals, needs, and lifestyle. You've already taken a big step by coming this far. I believe that we are complex beings and are not defined by a diagnosis, our past, or the challenges we face. I believe in building a foundation of trust and safety, and letting you set the pace while helping you get out of your own way. It is a delicate balance, and I understand how hard it can be. I would be happy to talk with you further to see if I may be a good fit for you!

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Samantha Parreiral

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
8 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 8 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!

How to find counseling in Saddle River

Finding the best therapist close by in Saddle River can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Saddle River. 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 Saddle River, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Saddle River or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Saddle River 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 Saddle River, 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 Saddle River area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Saddle River 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 Saddle River 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 Saddle River may not take health insurance, some in the state of New Jersey may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of New Jersey you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Saddle River, New Jersey working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Saddle River 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 Saddle River 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 Saddle River 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 Saddle River therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

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

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Saddle River therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in NJ, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 07458 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Saddle River counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Saddle River 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 Saddle River, 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.

Saddle River has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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