On the banks of Woodcliff Reservoir, you can find the borough of Woodcliff Lake with approximately 5891 people living there. The town was originally incorporated as Woodcliff in 1894 but was changed to Woodcliff Lake in 1910 to match the name of the post office. This was due to the fact that there was already a city named Woodcliff in Hudson County, New Jersey.

In and around Woodcliff Lake, you can also find many experienced counselors and therapists who are trained in caring for those struggling with mental illness or just have questions or concerns about their mental or emotional health. Talk to one of these professionals in the Woodcliff Lake area for an appointment.

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Sarah Coiro

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
21 years of experience

I am a Masters-Level Professional Counselor licensed in New Jersey with 21 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and family conflict. The treatment that I provide is based upon the foundation that I build with clients; the relationship is everything. I understand that going into therapy can be scary and that change can be hard, but possible. My approach combines tenets of cognitive-behavioral therapy, self psychology, as well as dialectical behavioral therapy. Utilizing my background in these areas, we will work together to develop goals for treatment based on your individual needs and what you really want to get out of therapy. It takes courage to seek 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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Dr. Heesoo "Karina" Kim

Offering therapy in NJ
License: PhD,LCSW,LCADC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
24 years of experience

Such a pleasure to meet you. I am happy you want to work on goals to change your life. I value change, hope, optimism, compassion, positivity, gratitude, mindfulness, and learning from those who have overcome multiple barriers but have still followed their dreams. I also value being kind to people and animals. I appreciate that life is precious and we need to live in the moment and treasure it and the people and animals we love. Psychotherapy Specializations include: depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, phobias, sexual abuse/sexual assault, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), traumatic brain injury, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, social communication issues, relationships (friendships, love, family, etc), fertility issues, adoption, LGBTQ, work stress, career transition, childhood abuse and neglect, bipolar disorder, psychosis, schizophrenia, couples counseling, substance use disorders, and working with children and adolescents. I believe that a therapist who has a diverse range of work experience can help clients on a deeper level. Thus, I have gained other experiences across various states (besides providing psychotherapy for 23 years for individuals across all socioeconomic, ethnic, cultural, religious, and racial backgrounds), including administration and management, directing clinics, implementing and auditing compliance measures, authorizing inpatient detoxification for substance use disorders and acute inpatient mental health admission in managed care settings, public health administration, clinical supervision, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, teaching since 2004 at the graduate school level, research, training, developing programs, writing and implementing policies, community outreach, and in-home therapy services. Counseling Techniques: Psychodynamic Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused CBT, Affect Regulation, and Solution-Focused Therapy. I believe that weekly live sessions are most effective in helping people. I look forward to getting you to where you want to go as quickly as possible.

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Danica Rivello

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyCareer difficultiesBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Workers with over 20 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns spanning from life adjustments, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self- esteem and grief and loss. I also have extensive experience working with individuals who have a mood disorder or trauma history. I believe that the therapuetic relationship is one of the key ingredients to success, growth and change. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I provide a warm, supportive and welcoming space that is free from judgement or rejection. I am often told that I am easy to talk with. My counseling style is warm and interactive. My clinical approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution focused and motivational interviewing techniques. All interventions are tailored to each individual to ensure that your needs are being met. The first steps towards change are always the most difficult and I applaud you for taking those steps. I am here to support and empower you on your journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Monica Witherspoon

Offering therapy in NJ
License: MED,LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
15 years of experience

I am licensed in the state of New Jersey as a Licensed Professional Counselor, and I have over 14 years of counseling experience and expertise working as a counselor in a school system, as well as in an outpatient mental health counselor in a community agency. My primary therapeutic orientation is mainly person centered but I also include elements of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, and Psychoeducation therapies, as the need arises. I wholeheartedly believe that the therapeutic relationship is essential for client growth. Furthermore, therapy should be a safe, non-judgmental, authentic experience, where the client’s voice needs to be valued, heard, and understood. Each individual is unique and should be treated with the utmost degree of respect and unconditional positive regard. I have experience working with adolescents and adults suffering from body image issues, changing their relationship with food, using food for comfort/eating issues, adopting a healthier lifestyle, obesity, bariatric counseling, self-esteem/self-confidence, motivation, coping skills, life-transitions, stress/anxiety, career difficulties, compassion fatigue syndrome, and everyday issues. I am passionate about encouraging, uplifting, and assisting others in overcoming their struggles, getting in tune with their truest self, and ultimately finding resolution.

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Laurie Peter

Offering therapy in NJ
LGBTGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbt-related issues, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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. 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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Jamil Lawrence

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSleeping disordersCoaching
7 years of experience

Passionate Black therapist with a heart for healing and empowering individuals on their journey to recovery. I am an expert in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & sleeping disorders. I have a National Certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ) for substance abuse disorders. Bringing over a decade of experience to provide compassionate and effective mental health support. Let's walk the path to wellness together. #TherapyHeals #EmpowermentMatters * I' am clinically licensed in the state of New Jersey. Any services provide to folxs in states other New Jersey or globally will not be clinical in nature ( non -clinical problem solving , life coaching , advice, Etc. ) *

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Joshua Henderson

Offering therapy in NJ
Trauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesAnger managementADHD
11 years of experience

I am a licensed psychologist in New Jersey and New York with 11 years of professional practice with children and adults. With training at NYU/Bellevue Hospital, the Veterans Administration/VA, Montefiore and St Barnabas Hospital, I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, 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.

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Diana Georgeou

Offering therapy in NJ
License: LPC,CAADC,CCTP
Trauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
25 years of experience

ABOUT ME Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile! I am excited to meet you. My name is Diana and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). I have been working in the field of mental health for years helping to improve the quality of life for my clients. I work extensively with individuals and families who have PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and addiction of all modalities. I specialize in working with trauma, more specifically, victims of emotional, physical, and / or sexual abuse. I work with adults presenting with a wide range of symptoms and various behaviors resulting from low self-esteem and worth. I strongly believe that the relationship between the therapist and client is an essential part of the counseling experience. I follow a client centered approach that is outcomes driven while creating an environment of trust and comfort. The pace of work is defined by the reductions of distressful symptoms and attainment of agreed upon treatment goals. SPECIALTIES Addiction / Substance Abuse: Alcohol, Cocaine, Marijuana, Opioid and other substances Anxiety / Stress Career Counseling and Planning Codependency Depression Relationship Issues: Conflict Resolution, Infidelity, Trust Issues Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Self Esteem Self-Harming Trauma: Emotional Abuse , Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse (adults with childhood abuse history) Also Experienced in: Working through life changes and transitions, control issues and body image. Clinical Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Family Systems, Family / Marital, Positive Psychology, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused Approach, Somatic, Trauma-Focused Years of Experience: 20+ I am truly looking forward to meeting you! Diana K. Georgeou, MS, LPC, CAADC, CCTP

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Heather Bliss

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyGriefIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey, New York and South Carolina with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, intimacy related issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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.

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Ashley Flewellen

Offering therapy in NJ
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 12 years of professional work experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, self esteem, substance use, trauma, eating disorders, sexual abuse, social anxiety, bullying, school concerns, motivation, career challenges, familial relations, grief/loss, anger management, mood disorders, psychosis, adoption and foster care, and LGBTQ+ related issues. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue 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.

How to find counseling in Woodcliff Lake

Finding the best therapist close by in Woodcliff Lake 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 Woodcliff Lake. 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 Woodcliff Lake, 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 Woodcliff Lake 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 Woodcliff Lake 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 Woodcliff Lake, 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 Woodcliff Lake area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Woodcliff Lake 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 Woodcliff Lake 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 Woodcliff Lake 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 Woodcliff Lake, 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 Woodcliff Lake 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 Woodcliff Lake 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 Woodcliff Lake 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 Woodcliff Lake 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 Woodcliff Lake 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 07677 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 Woodcliff Lake 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 Woodcliff Lake 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 Woodcliff Lake, 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.

Woodcliff Lake 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.

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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