When you feel anxious, depressed, or have nowhere to go, you may feel like you're trapped in a small space with nowhere to navigate. No matter where you go or what you do, you just can’t seem to walk around and stretch your legs. In a situation such as this, a counselor can help you. 

Union City is one of the most densely populated cities in America. While it’s great to live in, sometimes your mind feels as crowded as the city can be. A counselor can help clear up your mind and get you to your destination faster. 

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Raquel Aiello

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LPC
Self esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in New Jersey. I obtained my license in 2014 and have been working mostly with youth conducting mental health evaluations. I started my career in 2004 working in a day program with adults with chronic mental illness. From there I changed jobs in 2006 to work with at risk youths involved in the juvenile court system. Once I obtained my LPC license I began working with youths involved with fire setting behaviors. Overall I have mostly worked with clients struggling with trauma related issues, lifestyle changes, relationship issues, and career changes, and diagnosis including depression, anxiety, bipolar, ADHD, and conduct disorders. For some, taking the first step to start counseling can be difficult for a variety of reasons. I look forward to working with you on the areas of your life and mental health that you wish to improve on and at the pace that is comfortable for you.

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LaShaun Curry

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LPC,MFT
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoaching
9 years of experience

At times the waters of life can be difficult to navigate, whether through your actions and behaviors or those of the people around you. Everyone experiences situations which can result in feelings of being lost, alone, vulnerable, depressed and unfortunately unworthy. I strongly believe that people generally know how they feel and what they would like to accomplish – however, a little guidance or direction may be needed to reach the goal; that’s where I come in to help. Through therapy, I strive to help individuals and families develop boundaries, examine relationships and ultimately reach fulfillment. I have experience working with children, teens, adults, and families experiencing varying levels of discord. The initial step of seeking assistance is often the hardest, but the fact is you’ve done it! I would love to assist you in obtaining the tools needed to navigate the waters of life and in reaching your goal(s).

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Marie Turner

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MA,LPC,ACS
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemCoaching
18 years of experience

Hello, My name is Marie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the States of DC - District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Michigan, and New Jersey. I have over 18 years of counseling experience. I am a Christian; believing in JESUS Christ, Spiritually centered, and rooted in the Word of GOD. I currently provide mental health, EAP, grief, personal, social, career, and educational counseling. I am a GriefShare service provider. With over 25 years in the field of higher education, I also provide academic, career, personal, and social counseling for adults, teens, adolescence, and children. I provide counseling to individuals, family, and group. I have experience in relationship counseling, working to resolve issues, and family conflict. I look forward to working together with you to resolve and meet any of your counseling needs. Some of the therapeutic approaches used are person (client)-centered, cognitive behavioral, and motivational interviewing therapy. I am also a Counseling Supervisor, providing services to Limited Licensed Counselors; Students in an University/College Practicum and Internship setting as Site Supervisor to meet state and academic requirements. I have experience counseling through the State of Michigan on cases of neglect, abuse, reunification, foster care, and knowledge with the child welfare system. "Reunification and wholeness" are the key; when there's a healthier treatment plan goal in mind.

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Jayne Foster

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepression
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & depression. 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Alexandra Hanson

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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David Karlberg

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 8 years of experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, & depression. I also have helped clients coping with life changes. I strive to 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, and I am here to support you in that process.

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Stacey Einziger

Offering therapy in NJ
Parenting issuesAnger managementCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesADHD
14 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. I have assisted families with parenting concerns and college students who are struggling in the academic setting.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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Catherine Buermann

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey and New York with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, depression, & coping with life changes. 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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Mary Goggins

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, New Jersey and Wisconsin with 17 years of professional work experience. 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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Vasudeva Murthy

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionADHD
33 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey and New York with 33 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Agreed it's difficult to acknowledge and seek help from an unknown therapist or unfamiliar face, but I am here to empower you to the best of my ability. I bring to you the Eastern values in a Western World to provide a balance and support to you and your needs

How to find counseling in Union City

Finding the best therapist close by in Union 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 Union 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 Union 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 Union 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 Union 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 Union City, elsewhere in Hudson, 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 Union City area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Union 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 Union 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 Union 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 Union 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 Union 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 Union 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 Union 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 Union 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 Union 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 07087 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 Union 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 Union 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 Union 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.

Union 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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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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