New Brunswick, New Jersey Therapists

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Ambre Hriso
LCSW, MSW
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
In-Person Sessions:

Hackettstown, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey

Children and families need a professional who is understanding, creative, and nurturing. People of all ages can be extremely vulnerable during therapy and require distinct, specialized care tailored to their life experience. For over 15 years, I...
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Ridgewood, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey

I'd hazard to say that all psychotherapists are wounded healers. If their narratives were not written around trauma as the foundational theme, most would have chosen other fields of professional endeavor. Not everyone in the field however has...
Jisun Fisher
Ph.D., MA
In-Person Sessions:

Parsippany, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Colleen Gallagher
LMSW/LSW/LCSW supervised
In-Person Sessions:

Fair Lawn, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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 –...
In-Person Sessions:

Manalapan Township, New Jersey

Professional Accomplishments/Awards Chairman – International Hypnosis Federation Medical & Dental Division Chairman – Professional Board of Hypnotherapy (Canada) Medical & Dental Division Director – Association of Professionals for the...
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Morristown, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Michael Selbst
Ph.D., BCBA-D
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Franklin Township, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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....
Sara Pasternak
LCSW, MSW
Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey

Education & Training: MSSW from Columbia University Areas of Expertise: Anxiety & related disorders, life transitions, relationship issues Website: sarapasternaklcsw.com About me: In the therapy room, I aim to create a safe & confidential space for...
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Montclair, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Shana Spier
LCSW-C
Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey, Maryland

Being a therapist is a very important part of who I am and my life. I care deeply about my work and my patient’s experiences. I believe that when someone feels genuinely cared about, understood, in control, and safe, they can finally begin to...
In-Person Sessions:

Edison, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey

Cheryl Schnabolk earned her MSW in 2009 from Rutgers School of Social Work. Since that time she has been working with adults, children, and families managing a myriad of social emotional challenges. Her experience working both inpatient and...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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Lawrence Township, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Jennifer Gomez
LCSW, MSW
Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey

Hello! I have worked as a therapist since graduating from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. Being a therapist is one of my greatest joys because I enjoy working with people to achieve their goals. I use a...
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Franklin Township, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey

Debra G. Salzman, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist and is licensed in New Jersey. Dr. Salzman has been at Behavior Therapy Associates, P.A. since 1992. Dr. Salzman has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and...
Jaime Lauren
DSW, LCSW
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New Providence, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Maureen Mulvanerton
LCSW, MSW, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Hackettstown, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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Cranford, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey, New York

I am a clinical psychologist and licensed as a practicing psychologist in New York (016741) and New Jersey (35SI00449700) and I am credentialed by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. I am Level 2 certified in TEAM Therapy and...
Nicole Digironimo
LPC, Ph.D.
In-Person Sessions:

Neptune City, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey

My philosophy of therapy and change is that change comes from within. As a therapist, I ask a great deal in asking an individual to change, as change is an incredibly difficult task for everyone. The journey of change requires both the client and...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania, New Jersey

I know firsthand what it feels like to struggle - and to free yourself from the inevitable challenges that life brings. When I was twelve years old, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Sadly, after remission, my mother passed away. No amount...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey

I earned my undergraduate degree from Excelsior College, and then went on to get a Master’s in Counseling from Nova South Eastern University where I interned in a partial care program for adolescents. I founded and directed an alternative HS for...

An Overview of Mental Health in New Brunswick, New Jersey

New Brunswick, a city in Middlesex County, New Jersey, is part of the New York metro area and the home of famed Rutgers University. New Brunswick hosted America’s first college football game in 1869 when Rutgers played Princeton.

New Brunswick is better than most cities at engaging mental health resources; however, significant barriers remain. Citizens of the city of New Brunswick are suffering from a lack of integrated mental health care services and access.

Opioid Epidemic

Mental health workers noted that, while alcoholism remained level, abuse of other substances began to rise, beginning with cocaine, a burgeoning problem soon surpassed by opioid abuse. Intervention tools created for treatment clinics stressed teaching staff how to administer Narcan, a medication that reverses opioid effects and can often prevent an overdose. Teaching mental health workers to use Narcan, the antidote to opioid poisoning when administered in time, is as essential as CPR training.

The most recent New Jersey statistics on opioid use reveal that, while opioid prescriptions are decreasing, deaths contributed to general drug overdoses continue to rise. Half of all overdoses in the state were due to fentanyl availability and its analog substances. These synthetic drugs, developed to treat severe pain, are 100 times stronger than heroin or morphine.

A Crisis in Mental Health

Mental Health America releases an annual report ranking each state in the nation based on residents’ ability to access and receive treatment for mental health. For 2019, one of the most alarming aspects of the report is that severe depression in youth has increased across the board, and half of all teens age 11-17 said they think about harming themselves or committing suicide often throughout the week. Of youth with the severe cases of depression—1.7 million young people—were not receiving treatment for their desperate condition.

To put the mental health crisis in perspective, 43 million Americans have a mental health illness, yet almost 60 percent of adults have not received any help. 1 in 5 of all ages screened for mental health problems state they think about suicide every day. New Jersey suicides increased by 19.2 percent according to data from a recent study.

Environmental Concerns and Mental Health

The federal Superfund program prioritizes cleanups of hazardous chemically contaminated sites. New Jersey has more toxic sites than any other state in the nation. The former governor who wrote the Superfund Law said there are so many toxic waste sites in New Jersey, nobody lives very far from them. New Jersey has more places under the federal Superfund program which prioritizes cleanups of hazardous contaminated sites than any other state. There are 115 superfund sites listed at the federal level. In addition, New Jersey has its own list of toxic waste sites numbering in the thousands.

The city of New Brunswick alone has 92 contaminated waste sites. The Passaic River contains Agent Orange, linked to severe psychological and neurological illness.

Mental Health Services Reform

The New Jersey legislature has adopted a plan to consolidate behavioral and physical health programs. Their goal is to integrate healthcare services. The Department of Health now governs the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. The process of combining forces will enable facilities to treat mental illness, physical illness and substance addiction administered in shared spaces. These measures will eliminate unnecessary barriers to psychological and physical health care.

The reformed Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services is one of the largest departments in the New Jersey State government, with 4,300 employees and an administrative budget of $1.6 billion. DMHAS runs four psychiatric hospitals, as well as an extensive network of community services across the state.

Patient-Centered System of Care

A health advisory committee proposes systematic patient care for prevention, treatment and health recovery. Proponents believe the integration of treatment will significantly advance health care opportunities for New Jersey. Not everyone agrees. Those advocating for the disabled and mentally ill warn that a shift to DMHAS would potentially cause problems. The impact on community providers could be harsh; they are already coping with changes in how the state reimburses them for Medicaid service.