East Orange, New Jersey Therapists

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Ambre Hriso
LCSW, MSW
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New Jersey

Are you having difficulty coping with a life transition or loss? Do you feel alone in your experience, emotions and thoughts? Navigating hardships and challenges can be a difficult journey without the proper guidance and can appear confusing and...
Renee Welde
LMHC, L.P.C, MS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania, New Jersey

Hi! How are you? I'm Renee Welde, M.S., LPC, BCC, a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Board Certified Coach, and Retreat Leader, specializing in clients struggling in finding their authentic self, as they move through their Life Transitions....
Cheryl Garodnick
LPC 172, LPC-Supervisor 1, MA, LCADC
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Morristown, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Who are we? Therapy Resources is a group practice where private therapists offer their skills and expertise to help people in need of behavioral health and substance use services. We are located at 25 Lindsley Drive, Suite 203, in Morristown and we...
Colleen Gallagher
LMSW/LSW/LCSW supervised
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Fair Lawn, New Jersey

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New York, New Jersey

Your needs are important to me – I’m an empathetic psychotherapist and mind-body health professional who leads with the heart (compassion) and is informed by the head (research). Together we’ll begin by looking at what’s working for you –...
Jaime Lauren
DSW, LCSW
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New Providence, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Doctoral educated experienced college counselor and private practitioner offering services for those struggling with issues related to life transitions, gender identity, stress management, depression, anxiety, shame, and adjustment issues. I utilize...
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Lawrence Township, New Jersey

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Pennsylvania, New Jersey

I am a licensed clinical psychologist (Psy.D.) with over 22 years of clinical experience. Personally, I have been involved in a daily meditation practice for over 15 years. After years of conducting psychotherapy, I transitioned to providing...
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Westfield, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Misty A. Shores, MSW, LCSW, CCS, Four Immeasurables Life Practice, LLC "Live life as if it is rigged in your favor." - Rumi I am a Buddhist psychotherapist with a private practice located in Westfield, NJ. I work with children, adolescents, and...
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Florham Park, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Dr. Michael C. Zarabi is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist in New Jersey and New York, treating adolescents, adults, and families. He received his doctorate from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at...
Rory Panter
Psy.D.
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Franklin Township, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Rory A. Panter, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist at Behavior Therapy Associates. She has extensive experience providing therapy and evaluation/testing services to children and adolescents and their families, including individuals with a wide range...
Jill Barnett Kaufman
LCSW, M.S.W., Divorce Mediator, Divorce Coach, Parent Educator
Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey

Jill Barnett Kaufman, a divorce and co-parenting expert, has over 20 years experience as a licensed therapist, divorce coach, divorce mediator and parent educator. She’s helped hundreds of individuals and families work through the transitions of...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

New York, New Jersey

**OFFERING ONLINE SESSIONS FOR RESIDENTS OF CT, NJ, and NY** Hello and welcome! My name is Akeera Peterkin (she/her/hers). My clients often describe me as genuine, compassionate, and personable. For me, the therapeutic relationship is an allyship-...
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Randolph, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Janice Della Badia is an extensively trained life coach and divorce/divorce recovery coach as well as a licensed psychotherapist with 20+ years’ experience. She has been helping people like you accomplish your goal, while managing the day-to-day...
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Montclair, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Alexandra graduated with her Bachelors degree at University of Scranton and went on to successfully complete her masters in clinical mental health counseling. Alexandra is a licensed associate counselor (LAC) and is currently completing supervision...
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Peapack, New Jersey

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New Jersey

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters in Social Work from Fordham University. I have 20 years of experience working with teenagers, individuals, couples and families. I am trained in EMDR, a technique used to help process and resolve...
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Lawrence Township, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Rikki Bobchin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New Jersey and earned an MSW from Rutgers University in 1996. Rikki specializes in providing evidence-based treatment and has been successfully treating clients with Borderline...
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New Jersey

Help is available and change is possible. Since 2002, I have been assisting individuals with a variety of concerns. I am proficient in the treatment of anxiety, depression, stress management, life transitions and relationship difficulties. My...
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New Jersey

I am an experienced EFT Couple Therapist who has helped numerous couples find a rich, intimate connection that surpassed their hopes. Whether it is an affair, sex addiction, distance and disconnection or open conflict, I can help you both to...
Jisun Fisher
Ph.D., MA
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Parsippany, New Jersey

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New Jersey, New York

I hear you - life feels like a constant struggle now. But you're here because you know there's more to your life than feeling like a f*ck-up, out of control, or living behind a mask. When there's so much outside noise, misplaced expectations, and...
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Long Beach, New York

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New York, New Jersey

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in New York and New Jersey. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Social Work from New York University, Silver School of Social...
Michael Selbst
Ph.D., BCBA-D
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Franklin Township, New Jersey

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New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Michael C. Selbst, Ph.D., BCBA-D is the Executive Director of Behavior Therapy Associates. He is a Licensed Psychologist in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Certified School Psychologist, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the Doctoral level. Dr....
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Edison, New Jersey

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New Jersey, New York

As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), I am dedicated to the supporting the well-being of my clients from a Christian perspective, though I welcome all who seek counseling, regardless of religious background. Whether you’re...
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Westwood, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Our team consists of solution-focused therapists. Our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and...
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Montclair, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Prefer help from a therapist who is also a part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer community? Worried that most therapists will not truly understand you or that you will have to censor yourself in therapy because of the type of...
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Bloomfield, New Jersey

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New Jersey

graduated Teachers College , Columbia University in 1999 with an EdM and MA in Counseling Psychology/Psychology. I worked in a variety of settings, among them partial hospital/IOP, inpatient as well as outpatient settings where I met many great...

An Overview of Mental Health in East Orange, New Jersey

The citizens of East Orange, a city in New Jersey’s Essex county, face numerous challenges socially and economically. The population has seen a decline from 73,552 at the 1990 Census to 69,824 in the 2000 Census. As of 2016, the population was estimated at 64,797. The city’s residents tend to struggle financially, as the estimated median household income of East Orange is $40,561, lower than the median for Essex County ($54,860), the United States ($55,322), and much lower than the median for New Jersey, which was $76,126 as of 2016.

Demographic Data for East Orange, New Jersey

A vast majority of the residents of East Orange, 86.2 percent, identify as black. Residents identifying as Hispanic make up 8.3 percent of the population, while those identifying as white make up 2.3 percent. Male residents make up 48.7 percent of the population, while female residents make up 51.3 percent. The median resident age in East Orange is younger than that for New Jersey: 33.9 years and 39.5 years respectively.

Mental Health Statistics in East Orange, New Jersey

Statewide, New Jersey residents report an average of 3.3 poor mental health days per month, compared with a 3.5 average on a national scale. In Essex County, there are approximately 581 residents for every mental health provider, which is slightly better than the statewide ratio of 623 people for every one mental health provider.

Poor Physical Health Contributes To Poor Mental Health in East Orange, New Jersey

The percentages of Essex County residents with certain health conditions are moderate to high in Essex County:

  • 7 percent of the population has diabetes
  • 7 percent of the population is obese
  • There are 701.9 new diagnoses of chlamydia per 100,000 people each year
  • There are 1,567.3 new diagnoses of HIV per 100,000 people each year

A life-changing diagnosis has the potential to cause or contribute to stress disorders such as anxiety, not only in the patients but their families. These conditions can also have a negative effect on one’s self image.

Other Factors Affecting Mental Health in East Orange, New Jersey

The city of East Orange faces serious challenges that can affect the state of mental health among its residents, as well as their accessibility to mental health services:

  • Poverty: The poverty rate of East Orange is extremely high at 20.2 percent. The largest demographics of people living in poverty in East Orange are African Americans, Hispanics, and females age 25 to 34. It is notable that 9.9 percent of people living in poverty are Hispanic even though Hispanics only make up 8.3 percent of the population.
  • Violent Crime: The rates of homicides and violent crime are extremely high in Essex County, especially as compared with the rest of New Jersey. Essex County has the highest rate of violent crime of any New Jersey county: 681.2 incidences per 100,000 people every year. The homicide rate is 15.4 per 100,000 people.
  • Education: While 5 percent of adult East Orange residents have a high school diploma or better, only 18.8 percent hold a bachelor’s degree or better.
  • Drug Abuse: East Orange had 466 admissions to treatment for substance abuse in 2015, making it number two of the top five municipalities in Essex County for admissions. Of the 466 admissions, 166 were primarily for heroin, while 124 were for marijuana/hashish.

Community Responses and Resources

In areas where there is a lack of treatment resources available, many people with mental health challenges must either rely on emergency treatment at hospitals or else wind up in jail. In 2012, Essex County implemented a program that would steer nonviolent offenders with a mental health issue away from jail. Instead, they would be evaluated and linked with appropriate services within their community if the mental illness was a factor in the commission of the crime. The program was initiated not only to help people obtain the help they need but also as a deterrent to repeat offenses. There is currently no data available as to whether or not it was successful.

The state government of New Jersey maintains a directory of mental health resources, organized by county.