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Dr. Roman Petrocelli

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MA,LPC,ACS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesAnger managementDepression
14 years of experience

I am a PhD in Counseling and Supervision, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) from New Jersey with experience as a mental health and substance use counselor. I have collaborated with clients on concerns ranging from relationships, career challenges, excessive worriment and anxiety, substance use, and life transitions. My counseling style is nurturing and collaborative. I treat those who are in need by giving respect and providing dignity to sensitive concerns. My approach integrates cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused interventions, as well as a strength-based approach. Each plan is individualized to meet one's current needs and goals. I am inspired by the courage it takes to seek help. Change happens to all. Yet, we can lead more full lives when we have support during these periods of change and transition. Be well and looking forward to collaborating with you.

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Melissa Nadler

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefDepression
24 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor who uses several therapeutic styles including cognitive/behavioral and reality therapies. My strengths include empathy, compassion, humor, and sensitivity to any issue that is brought to the "couch." My job is to help you help you and in doing so I am along for the ride and journey of self-discovery, healing, and growth. I work with a varied clientele covering many different issues and feel that my approach is both inviting and invigorating in terms of allowing clients the opportunity to find a healthy path that was designed especially by them for them. I have experience with many different clientele and therapeutic settings including private practice, community agency, legal system, and college counseling center. I have worked in the prison/court systems, private practice, and college counseling center, and feel that I have the perspective that is necessary and desired for a successful therapeutic relationship. I am involved in the Veterinary Community of Central Florida as a consultant, therapist, and wife of a local veterinarian. I have a Bachelor of Science majoring in psychology. I also have both a Masters and Specialist Degree in Education with a focus in Mental Health Counseling. All three of these degrees are from the University of Florida. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida and New Jersey.

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Shoshanna Joss

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefAnger managementDepression
3 years of experience

Hello! Welcome to BetterHelp. I am so glad that you are here. My name is Shoshanna Joss. I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist in the state of New Jersey. It is not easy to reach out for help and then try to find the right match in a therapist. You have made a great first step! I have worked as a social worker for over 11 years. I completed my master’s degree from The University Of Michigan and my undergraduate degree from Temple University. I have done extensive work with families, couples, and young adults. Much of my experience is with grief therapy, supporting those who are experiencing transitions in their lives (a common occurrence in many of our lives), caregiver support, anxiety, depression, chronic illnesses, and trauma. I am certified as a trauma informed therapist. I am a strengths-based counselor. I believe that every one of us has the ability to grow and change. Often, we all need help realizing our true potential. I believe therapy is a partnership. I want to work on goals together that you want to achieve. Additionally, I have a certificate in Alternative and Integrative Medicine. I am able to incorporate mindfulness and meditations into our sessions. I believe that you should leave a therapy session feeling supported but challenged. We all have stories and beliefs that we have about ourselves, often challenging and confronting our stories leads to positive change. I check my emails twice daily. I am confident we can find a time to work together. Thank you for reading my profile and I would love the opportunity to work with you!

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Eren Moore

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
10 years of experience

Welcome...my name is Eren O. Moore and I have been practicing as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past years. I've worked with people from across the life span: children, teens, young adults, adults and seniors. Social work is my second career; my first was in film and media arts. In my therapy approach, I blend two of my passions: My love for people and the creative arts. I walk with my clients through work and life stressors, anxiety, difficult life transitions, unresolved trauma/loss, depression, and building healthy esteem. I have been told that I have a warm and welcoming personality with an ability to "hear" and "sit with" my clients. I believe my path to clinical social work and therapy is a calling and I come in with the perspective that each person has value, worth, and the ability to reach their goals. I have a small private practice, worked in outpatient telehealth over the past two years, worked in community mental health, nonprofit and for-profit agencies, nursing homes, school-based settings, in-home services with children and families, and inpatient services. I have been trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, grief therapy, creative arts therapy, narrative therapy, competent in cultural and faith based therapies and trauma-based interventions. Please check my calendar for availability and I look forward to meeting you soon.

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Sharon McNeil

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MSW,LCSW,BCBA
Self esteem
25 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in NJ with over 20 years of experience working with adults, children, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting concerns, career challenges, and ADHD. My counseling style is positive, warm, and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I believe that staying positive is key. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, and solution focused modalities. I will tailor our sessions and treatment plan to meet your individual needs. Connecting with a counselor is the fist step toward making things better. When 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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Amanda Berger-Semko

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. -Ferris Bueller In the busy, fast paced world we live in, I want to offer people a time out to look around and reflect on life.  We all go through times in which we need the opportunity to process our lives, and the emotions that come along for the ride, with a fellow traveler.  Give yourself the gift of time away from your list of to-dos, roles, and responsibilities to tell me your story.  Bring your favorite tea or coffee as we laugh and cry about life’s ups and downs, twists and turns.  Sometimes we feel lost along the way, I hope to help you find your self, meaning, and purpose. I have been a therapist for over 15 years. Through the years I have worked in schools, churches, courts, community based and private practice settings. I enjoy working with all different people at any stage of their lives. I have a special place in my heart for each person I hold space for. It is my honor to sit with you and experience you and your personal journey. Each person and their story is a part of the greater whole we collectively experience this one life with. We were all created to live out a unique journey with shared human experiences that connects us all. The last several years, we were all forced to rethink life and what we truly value. Take the time you need for yourself, from the comfort of your own home, to reassess your life, values, and purpose. As they say, YOLO… make it a life you can truly love! Your fellow traveler, Amanda

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Jericka Brown

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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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Kelly Dauber

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
13 years of experience

I operate with a solution-focused methodology. I will teach strategies that will get you to move beyond your current self and become a greater version of yourself. I am naturally inquisitive, empathic, slightly sarcastic. I will teach you how to look at all parts of your life with a different perspective, by employing various therapeutic modalities ranging from EMDR to Law of Attraction techniques. You will learn how to manifest abundance and greatness while healing from past pain. I will give you the tools and how to apply them to effectively change your life and stop running in circles around the preverbal therapy wheel. The sole intention is to “walk alongside” you as you learn to heal yourself. Are you ready to take the first step in this journey?

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Stephanie Carvajal

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MSW, LCSW
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Hello, I’m Stephanie! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in South Florida and Infant Family Associate with over 5 years of experience working as a therapist in both the community and medical setting. I have experience in helping a wide range of populations with managing their concerns including depression, anxiety, PTSD, family dynamics, grief, and abuse. My professional experience has allowed me to gain a wealth of knowledge on families and early childhood development in particular, leading to certifications such as the Nurturing Parenting Program Certification and the Infant Mental Health Endorsement. My career has also allowed me to gain experience in managing trauma and providing crisis intervention. My therapy style is nurturing and interactive. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, crisis intervention, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing. I will work to ensure our sessions and treatment plan meet your unique and specific needs. A fun fact about me? I love running! I also enjoy embarking on mission trips, and so far I’ve had the pleasure of serving in Haiti, Santo Domingo, and Nicaragua! I applaud you for taking this first step towards reaching your goal. While the first steps towards a better tomorrow can often be the hardest, I look forward to working with you in meeting those goals in order to empower you in taking ownership of your tomorrow. So, here’s to you!

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Andrea DiFabrizio

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
7 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 7 years of professional work experience in the field of counseling. I made a major career change many years ago because my passion is to help people struggling with mental health. I have counseled many clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, and coping with life changes. 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! Let's do this together!

How to find counseling in Sea Isle City

Finding the best therapist close by in Sea Isle City 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 Sea Isle City. 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 Sea Isle City, 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 Sea Isle City 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 Sea Isle City 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 Sea Isle City, elsewhere in Cape May, 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 Sea Isle City area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Sea Isle City 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 Sea Isle City 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 Sea Isle City 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 Sea Isle City, 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 Sea Isle City 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 Sea Isle City 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 Sea Isle City 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 Sea Isle City 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 Sea Isle City 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 08243 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 Sea Isle City 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 Sea Isle City 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 Sea Isle City, 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.

Sea Isle City 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.

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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 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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