Passaic, 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...
Matthew Soriano
LCSW, MSW
Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey

For over 10 years, I have had the opportunity to provide mental health services to children, adolescents, and families. I hold a Master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Ithaca College....
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New Jersey, New York

Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey

I have an MSW from NYU and A BA in Psychology from Rutgers University, graduating with Highest Honors. I am certified in CBT, DBT and Forgiveness Counseling. My training encompasses the full range of CEU offerings. My practice is very interactive...
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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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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....
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Rebecca Schulman
Psy.D., BCBA-D
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Somerset, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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:...
Jisun Fisher
Ph.D., MA
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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...
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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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Princeton, New Jersey

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New Jersey

I am a clinical psychologist and specialize in cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety and related disorders (such as social anxiety, panic, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder and trichotillomania). I also treat many other conditions, such as...
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Ridgewood, New Jersey

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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...
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

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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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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...
Eva Stark
LPC, MS
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Englewood, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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Hackettstown, New Jersey

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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...
Gemma Nastasi
Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach
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Red Bank, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey

Gemma Nastasi is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach from the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching as well as an Associate Coach from the International Coaching Federation. She is also certified in holistic nutrition,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey

Congratulations, I'm so thrilled that you're taking the very first step in achieving your wellness goals! Together we'll tackle issues like anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, and grief, using your strengths to promote self-compassion, self-care,...
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Cranford, New Jersey

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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...
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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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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...
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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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Brick Township, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Hello. My name is Janice Nardi, and I provide On-Line Counseling to couples and individuals. I have been counseling for 25 years and pretty consistently my work has included 50% couples and 50% individuals. I love my work and I look forward to...

Mental Health Overview in Passaic, New Jersey

Although the city of Passaic, New Jersey only has a population of 71,247 people, it is the tenth most densely populated city in the United States with over 22,000 people per square mile. The city has an especially large Hispanic population at 73.2 percent. Also, 67.9 percent of the total residents are fluent in Spanish. The southwest section of the city is home to the fastest-growing Orthodox community in New Jersey with several yeshivas, kosher food vendors, and other institutions. Residents enjoy and are employed at several business and shopping centers located on Main Avenue, Broadway, and Main Street. Passaic Park features beautiful Victorian style architecture and the Third Ward Memorial Park.

Passaic is certainly a charming, unique city, but many of its residents are struggling to make ends meet. The median household income is $34,920 which is lower than both the state and national average, and approximately 33.1 percent of people living in the city are in poverty. These statistics, along with other city facts, indicate that the people of Passaic are struggling with mental health concerns and are in need of help with their conditions. Unfortunately, 27 percent of individuals under the age of 65 living in the city do not have health insurance, which means they likely are not receiving the care they need. This overview will inform you on mental health issues specific to Passaic, New Jersey and point you towards resources that will help connect you with a provider in your area.

Effects of Untreated Mental Health Concerns in Passaic

One of the city’s largest issues, along with the rest of Passaic County, is substance abuse. According to a report published by the Department of Human Services in New Jersey, Passaic city had a total of 487 individuals treated for drug or alcohol related issues in 2016. Alcohol was the most abused substance in the city with Heroin following close behind. However, heroin was the substance the most people were treated for in the entire county with 1973 reported admissions. Substance abuse issues often stem from mental health disorders like depression and anxiety and are prevalent among homeless individuals and communities living in poverty.

Although New Jersey as a state has a low suicide rate compared to the rest of the United States, these rates continue to increase. In 2016, the state had a total of 689 suicide deaths. Individuals who do not receive treatment for their mental illnesses are at increased risks of suicide. The risk is especially high among teenagers and young adults since it is a leading cause of death of people aged 10 to 34. The median age of people in Passaic is comparatively very young at 29 years old, which means most residents fall within this age group.

The residents of Passaic also have low high school and college graduation rates. 65.8 percent of residents have graduated from high school and only 15 percent hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher. Mental health issues can have a huge impact on students’ motivation and ability to do well in school. As a result, higher dropout rates are associated with mental health issues. Also, low high school graduation rates are often found among communities where poverty is prevalent. Not graduating from high school or getting a college degree can greatly affect one’s ability to make a living in the future. In fact, there have been many other studies that have linked dropping out of high school with a lower life expectancy and a greater chance of incarceration.

Mental Health Resources in Passaic, New Jersey

Fortunately, there are resources available for people suffering from mental health concerns in Passaic, New Jersey. A few important ones to take note of are:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • NJ Veterans Helpline: 1-866-838-7654
  • Youth Hotline 24 Hours: 1-888-222-2228
  • Mental Health Association in Passaic County: 973-478-4444
  • Joseph’s Hospital
  • Mental Health Clinic of Passaic
  • New Life Recovery Center

Additionally, E-Counseling is a great resource for finding a mental health provider that can work with you on finding relief for your or your loved one’s mental health issues. Their therapist directory includes many therapists with various specialties in Passaic, New Jersey and other cities throughout the United States all on one integrative page to make finding a provider as simple as possible.