Elizabeth, 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...
Benjamin Meyer
LCSW, LCSW-R
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New Jersey, New York

Do you feel overwhelmed and misunderstood due to a learning difference? Do you wish you could find a therapist who understood your pain? Imagine if you could work with a therapist who not only understands the emotional impact of how you learn, but...
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New Jersey

Working with people to find solutions is what led me to become a therapist. Working together and seeing transformation keeps me passionate about what I do. I believe that answers lie within us, but too often we can not hear the quiet voice of our...
Rebecca Schulman
Psy.D., BCBA-D
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Somerset, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Rebecca K. Schulman, Psy.D., BCBA-D is a licensed psychologist in New Jersey and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the Doctoral level at Behavior Therapy Associates. She is also the Program Director of the HI-STEP® Summer Social Skills Program:...
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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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey, New York

I’m a professionally trained and experienced therapist who specializes in helping people struggling with Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)/trauma. I usually tell...
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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...
Eva Stark
LPC, MS
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Englewood, New Jersey

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New Jersey

I am a warm and compassionate therapist with over 30 years experience helping people with anxiety, depression, difficulties in relationships, parenting issues, balancing motherhood and career, and separation and loss. My goal is to provide a safe,...
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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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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...
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Ramsey, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Finding the right therapist can be a long, confusing process. How can you be sure that the person you’re choosing has the right experience or training to effectively help you or your loved ones? As a therapist with a decade’s worth of...
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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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Montclair, New Jersey

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New Jersey

“Girl, you got it all together!” That’s what they say. But inside you’re falling apart because you feel so stuck and unhappy. You no longer connect with the person that others see on the outside, because you’re paralyzed on the inside. So...
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Princeton, New Jersey

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New Jersey

If you're struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or just working through some difficult changes in your life, therapy can give you the skills you need to foster new growth and embrace your strengths. In therapy, you can learn to adjust to the...
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Hackettstown, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Professionally, I am an Ivy League educated and seasoned psychotherapist with over 20 years working with adults, adolescents, and children. I hold a Master of Social Work degree with a Concentration in Direct Practice from the University of...
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New Jersey, New York

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and addiction specialist who provides therapy to young adults, adults and seniors. My work focuses on addiction and recovery issues as well as depression, anxiety and life transitions. Over the last 14 years I...
Maureen Mulvanerton
LCSW, MSW, MA
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Hackettstown, New Jersey

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New Jersey

For over two decades I have provided mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work in 2000 and a Master of Arts degree in Psychology in 1993...
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...
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Morristown, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Dr. Scherzer specializes in the treatment of Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, OCD, ASD, Trichotillomania, Specific Phobias, Anxiety and Depression. The first step is to call to schedule an intake at (973)343-6610. In addition to being a psychologist Dr....
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New Jersey, New York

How we perceive something will directly impact our emotional and behavioral responses. Learning to understand the process of perception will offer ongoing opportunities for an individual to enact change in his or her life. In my practice I draw from...
Maggie Vlazny
LCSW, LLC
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Florham Park, New Jersey

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New Jersey

I offer warm, compassionate counseling to both couples and individuals. After graduating from Rutgers University with my MSW, I worked at an agency that served abused women, then opened my private practice. I served a general population with...
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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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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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Morristown, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Ohio State. BSW 1971 Rutgers School of Social Work MSW 1974 Institute for Family Therapy. Monica McGokdrick. Three years post graduate training NJ School Social Worker Certification 1992 NYU Certification in Hospice/Palliative Care. 2003 Practicing...

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Elizabeth, New Jersey

Life in the booming big city of Elizabeth, New Jersey takes on a form similar to other middle-class, suburban neighborhoods. Sprinkled throughout the cityscape is fascinatingly authentic history. Monuments are plentiful, especially around public places, enshrining those who they represent for all to see. The area is also littered with historically significant buildings, many of which are available for viewing. Currently, Elizabeth is home to approximately 130,000 residents, as per a 2017 estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau. One cannot describe the town amenities as far and few between. Around just about every corner is are easily accessible shopping designations, gas stations, restaurants, and more. The primary motivation behind the average person’s decision to move to Elizabeth is tantamount to a majority of American cities: employment. Typically, when a family (or an individual) moves to a different domicile, it’s because a job opportunity sprouts up.

That being said, not everyone is able to land a decent-paying job. Those that are able to find work often settle for less than acceptable wages, often keeping them on the lower end of the socioeconomic ladder. As pretty and historic as the city of Elizabeth may be, it is not free of crucial issues. The area’s unemployment rate, for example, is staggeringly high, coming in at roughly 50 percent higher than the national average. However, the problem of unemployment is a major contributor to a more complex problem. Experts are saying Elizabeth, New Jersey is experiencing a “mental health crisis.” Let’s break down what the state of mental health looks like in Elizabeth, what’s causing it to be so poor, and how to get in contact with a qualified therapist ready to help you if you are in need.

Mental Health in Elizabeth, New Jersey

Unfortunately, the concern of high rates of mental illness is found beyond just the city of Elizabeth. A report published by the National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that a jaw-dropping one in five American adults suffer from a mental illness. In this context and going forward, the term mental illness can refer to any diagnosable psychiatric health condition. These disorders can range in severity; for example, anything from clinical depression to schizophrenia. The nationwide mental health crisis is affecting the state of New Jersey as a whole. As per a 2017 study, roughly 80,000 mental health visits occurred in Elizabeth’s neighboring county alone. So, why are rates of mentally ill individuals skyrocketing all over New Jersey and Elizabeth, specifically?

Firstly, the city of Elizabeth has a massive crime problem. Residents frequently describe illegal acts as being ‘rampant’ throughout the city. As per statistics sourced from the FBI, the overall crime rate in the city is a whopping 42 percent higher than the national average. The strong link between areas with high rates of mental illness and high rates of violent crime is present. Regrettably, Elizabeth is no exception.

Moreover, the job market in Elizabeth seems to be suffering from a downward spiral. The rate of chronically jobless residents is surging in the region. As mentioned before, the unemployment rate in Elizabeth is a little more than 50 percent higher than the rest of the nation. An absence of jobs tends to breed poverty amongst a city’s population. In Elizabeth, the poverty level is 26 percent higher than the national average, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. There is an undeniable statistical link between poverty and mental illness. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, American adults living under the federal poverty level are more than two times as likely to suffer from a diagnosable mental illness.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Elizabeth, New Jersey

People across the nation are finding the process of reaching out to a therapist troublesome. In fact, there is currently a nationwide shortage of mental health professionals providing care. As per the National Institute of Mental Health, only 43 percent (a minority) of mentally ill Americans received any treatment as of 2017. Additionally, some people report feelings of nervousness. Before attending your first session of therapy, it is recommended you create a list of reasonable goals you wish to attain throughout your time in counseling. Officials are blaming poorly written policy, poverty, and stigma for the abysmally low number of people receiving necessary mental health treatment.

Elizabeth, in particular, is quite bad relative to the state of New Jersey in terms of accessibility to care. The rate of persons without any form of health insurance is about three times higher than the national average, coming in at 27.2 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. For many of those without insurance, the out-of-pocket expense of a psychiatrist is too much to bear. The solution of therapy is simply unaffordable.

Mental Health Resources in Elizabeth, New Jersey

Thankfully, government officials in the area have made improving Elizabeth’s mental health situation a priority. Because of additional funding and encouragement from the government, inhabitants of Elizabeth have a good number of mental health organizations to seek prospective assistance from. For example, True Care is a local mental health clinic servicing both adults and youths in the area. Trinitas is a renowned psychiatric hospital providing a bevy of services to those in need.