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133 therapists in New Jersey accepting UnitedHealthcare/Optum

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Julie Drew

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LCSW
30 years of experience
Virtual
I am licensed in New Jersey with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, addiction, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self-esteem and confidence and career difficulties. 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.

Next available: Apr 18

Tadayah Pulliam

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Tadayah Pulliam profile image
LCSW
12 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in New Jersey. I received my Master of Social Work from Kean University and have been practicing for 12 years. I am the founder and owner of Therapeutically Fit Counseling, LLC. I help children, adolescents, and adults to become the best version of themselves by providing quality and reliable mental, emotional, and behavioral health services to help you navigate through difficult times and improve your quality of life. My mission is to help heal, empower, and evolve individuals and families by providing quality and culturally competent psychotherapy that transforms and renews your mind and body that leaves you therapeutically fit.

Next available: Apr 18

Olivia Rivera-Marmara

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Olivia Rivera-Marmara profile image
LCSW
18 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social work with my Doctorate in Social Work from Rutgers University and a Master's in Social Work from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I have 18 years of clinical practice. I am licensed in NJ for in-person/telehealth and telehealth only in ME, VA, VT, DE, ID.

Next available: May 7

Sophia Harbove, MS, LPC, CAADC, NCC, CCPT

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Sophia Harbove, MS, LPC, CAADC, NCC, CCPT profile image
LPC
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Sophia. I know it can be scary and uncomfortable asking for help; I'm here to be a guide as you maneuver through this interesting journey we call life. I can offer a safe space where we can look at the parts and pieces you don't share with others and put them back together again. Becoming more aware of how we perceive and interact with the world and those around us can be challenging but I am here to help find a way. I am passionate about providing a compassionate and nonjudgemental experience; I want to meet you where you are and provide a framework we can work towards in effort to bring about lasting change. Whether you feel overwhelmed by life's challenges or want to get into a healthier frame of mind, I'm here to help.

Next available: Apr 24

Angela Fucci

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LCSW
8 years of experience
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Empowering
Virtual
Hi, I’m Angela. I am a Board Certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in helping individuals cope with the everyday stressors of life, reaching their full potential and seeing themselves in a new light. I have provided therapy to individuals from children to the elderly. I also have experience providing therapy to adults with an Intellectual Disability and have used modified treatment strategies to work effectively with that population. I use a strength based approach and encourage you to talk about whatever it is you would like to work on to set the pace for your sessions and develop your treatment goals. Whether you're dealing with feeling overwhelmed, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I am here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you are making the right decision. You deserve a safe space to express yourself, reflect, heal and grow. In our sessions together, I will meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can identify and overcome any barriers that you feel are holding you back. We can work together!

Next available: Apr 17

Stephanie (Stevie) Willoughby LCSW

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Stephanie (Stevie) Willoughby LCSW  profile image
LCSW
Authentic
Empowering
Humorous
Virtual
I place a high value on authenticity, empathy, and self-awareness, both for myself and my clients as individuals, but also as a critical part of the therapeutic process (I also take advantage of the healing power of laughter whenever possible!). I aim to normalize and validate my clients’ experiences without judgment, and above all, to provide the most basic of human needs: to feel seen and heard. Hi! My name is Stephanie (Stephanie or Stevie is fine) and I have been providing therapy in NJ exclusively via telehealth for the last 3 years (prior to that, in person). If you have been struggling with symptoms of depression or anxiety, particularly if they are related to a traumatic experience, I would love the opportunity to work with you to reduce your mood- or anxiety-related symptoms, and to help you to experience a present that is not overshadowed or negatively impacted by situations and events from your past. I love working with women ages 20 to 30-something who are still in academia or just starting out in their careers, but also love working with women of any age. I frequently work with survivors of child sexual abuse, as well as those struggling with issues related to self-esteem/self-worth, but have treated clients with many different conditions, the most common of which are listed below. *My practice is focused primarily on treating adults who identify as female as well as being a welcoming space for members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I do not currently treat cisgender heterosexual males, children or adolescents. Visit my website for client feedback: www.of2mindstherapy.com

Next available: Apr 22

Debbie Esque, LCMHC

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LPC
25 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, my name is Debbie. Are you struggling with anxiety, fear, depression, anger, disappointment, trauma or difficult relationships? I have worked with all ages and walks of life in my 25 years of experience. As a seasoned therapist. I believe that a successful outcome of therapy goals begins with a harmonious relationship with the client. This begins with a clear understanding of the needs and desires of the client. My approach is to have a kind, caring and sensitive demeanor, yet, direct and firm as needed to achieve success. I strive to listen well and give appropriate feedback. I attribute my successful record as a therapist to having the education, knowledge, work experience, and confidence to work with each client and consider it a privilege to work with each one. I would be honored to work with you.

Next available: May 3

Felicia Chism Bates

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Felicia Chism Bates profile image
LCSW
24 years of experience
Direct
Humorous
Challenging
Virtual
Do you struggle with feeling like the weight of the world is on your shoulders? Do you struggle with finding personal and work-life balance? Do you find it hard to cope with current life stressors and situations? Do you struggle with the pain of your past life experiences presenting itself in your day to day? Can you imagine a place where you are free to be yourself, a place where you can share your thoughts and feelings and be open without the fear of judgment? Being seen, heard and understood is important and necessary to taking the steps on the journey to a healthier you. Hello, I am Felicia and as a therapist, I endeavor to create a space to allow self-awareness, true healing and personal growth to happen. We all have different life experiences and sometimes figuring out how to deal and cope with those experiences is challenging and requires a little help. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief, chronic stress, trauma, struggling with relationships or a life transition, change is possible. Through our work together I want to help you meet your goals as you take this journey to feel better. I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome hurdles in your life. I view therapy as a safe space for processing life experiences, emotions, thoughts, and trauma to achieve one’s goals and necessary growth. My goal as a therapist is to collaborate with you to understand your thought processes, address barriers to wellness, and identify ways in which you can achieve your goals. I believe that clients are the experts of their own lives; however, sometimes need an outside perspective to help re-frame our thinking. Asking for help isn't easy and you are not alone! We all need support at times and I would be honored to be that support for you! Thanks again for taking the first step on this journey to a healthier you.

Next available: Apr 19

Dr. Aisha Mitchell Washington, LCSW

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Dr. Aisha Mitchell Washington, LCSW  profile image
LCSW
23 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Direct
Virtual
Welcome to Dr. Mitchell's safe and brave space! I began my career working with "at-risk children and youth" and families in 1995. Many struggling with substance abuse, poverty, child abuse, and neglect. While maintaining the person in the environment perspective throughout my career, I supported antiracist policies, ideas, and actions. This is why I continue to practice in a manner that promotes self-awareness and self-reflectiveness for myself and with clients in a healing journey to self-care and resilience. I believe it is important to use narrative therapy and other therapies with the theory of intersectionality to remain person-centered. My practice is also focused on treating trauma and/or race-based stress that has shaped a person’s inner world; so the use of Feminist therapy, Queer Theory, and Liberation Psychology are introduced as appropriate. I welcome everyone who values peace to come and try with me.

Next available: May 15

Michelle Coleman, LPCC

Michelle Coleman, LPCC profile image
LPC
21 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Humorous
Virtual
Hello! Thanks for reviewing the information for my online practice, "Coleman Counseling". My name is Mrs. Michelle Coleman. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have worked in the field for over 20 years. I specialize in mood disorders, adjustment disorders, & addressing life stressors. Counseling is a collaborative effort between the counselor and the client and is action oriented. Previous counseling experiences have allowed me to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, with a host of presenting concerns. I am dedicated to working collaboratively with individuals to help them bring about positive changes in their lives. I use solution-focused and cognitive behavioral techniques to assist with concerns. Solution-focused techniques work well for individuals who present to reduce or relieve their symptoms. Cognitive therapy works best for individuals who have issues related to negative and unsuccessful patterns of behavior and make plans to change those patterns. My goal is to assist individuals with applying these strategies to their current goals and plan of action for change.

Next available: Apr 23

Mikki Burgess

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Mikki Burgess profile image
LPC
5 years of experience
Virtual
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues or current stressors and want to navigate life’s stressors from a Christian worldview? If so, I am here to help! I am a licensed professional counselor in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and have experience working with children and adults in individual and group settings. I pride myself on having a down-to-earth, person-centered approach in each therapy session. I am relatable, and empathetic and take an honest and sensitive approach in the counseling process. While I am a Christian therapist and enjoy incorporating the Christian perspective in counseling sessions, I am willing to work with clients from different faith backgrounds. My goal is to provide a safe place that allows each client to be heard and become the best version of themselves and develop healthy coping skills that allow them to thrive.

Next available: Apr 23

Najwa Driggins

Najwa Driggins  profile image
LCSW
6 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I’m Najwa! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New Jersey. I graduated from Rutgers University with a Masters in Social Work. I have had the pleasure of working with children, teens, adults, Senior Citizens and families, in the community, schools, home and facilities. I assist individuals and families improve their quality of life by working together on personal challenges negatively impacting the mental health of individuals. I am here to help individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, self-awareness/self-esteem, family/relationship challenges, grief/loss, life transitions, and developing healthy boundaries and coping skills.

Next available: Apr 17

Serlina D James

Serlina D James profile image
LCSW
12 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
I'm an Integrative Wellness Practitioner and a certified Trauma Therapist. My goal is to provide a safe space for you to come to learn healthy coping strategies to manage daily stressors. I would be honored to be a part of your healing, your growth and your journey to Total Wellness. I have more than a decade of counseling and Life Coach experience. I am a strength's based, person-centered clinician with a passion to share my knowledge and expertise with you to create your path to living your best life. I will guide you in enhancing self awareness and increasing your ability to identify strengths and resources to manage stressors, overcome challenges and practice self-loving practices. As we work together, you will increase self-awareness, learn healthy coping strategies to manage stressors, remove barriers, heal from trauma, find inner peace and begin living the life you deserve. If you are looking to enhance your quality of life, I would be delighted to be a part of your journey to Wellness. I am here to help. Contact me to get started on your journey to living a balanced life filled with self-love, prosperity, peace and purpose.

Next available: Apr 29

Clara Pak

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LPC
8 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in NJ and PA. I began practicing in community-based, outpatient, and hospital mental health sessions. I recently went back to school for Doctorate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Eastern University, PA. I have experience practicing with teens, adults, and older adults to assist them in developing and finding healthy coping skills when dealing with stressors, including life transitions.

Next available: Apr 24

Sakeenah Muhammad

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LPC
15 years of experience
Virtual
I am licensed in New Jersey with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage, and I am proud of you for getting started!

Next available: Apr 18

Jessie Williams

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Jessie Williams profile image
LPC
10 years of experience
Virtual
Once a previous skeptic, the quality of my personal and professional life significantly improved through therapy once I learned to trust the process and invest in myself. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a master's degree in Counselor Education. I am a US Army veteran and have worked extensively with Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment Issues, and challenging adolescent behaviors with civilian and military families.

Next available: Apr 23

Judy Wolofsky

Judy Wolofsky profile image
LCSW
14 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Intelligent
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is skilled in numerous modalities that includes both EMDR and sensorimotor therapies. My specialties go to the root of the problem and finds the silver thread or in therapeutic terms the neurobiological network that connects the negative beliefs inherent in all the trauma the patient experienced. In addition to my trauma training I earned my RPT (registered play therapist) and I have extensive knowledge of child development and counseling children and adolescents. I am willing to counsel adolescents online but children younger than 12 must be seen in person.

Next available: Apr 17

Dr. Tricia Rampersad

Dr. Tricia Rampersad profile image
LMFT
16 years of experience
Virtual
Dr. Tricia Rampersad earned her B.A. in Communications & Journalism at Fairleigh Dickinson University, M.A. in Counseling Psychology at New Jersey City University, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at California Southern University. Dr. Tricia Rampersad has been trained through the Berkeley Cognitive Behavioral Clinic, Alameda Health Systems, and Jersey City Medical Center. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Certified School Counselor. Dr. Rampersad has presented on Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Mindfulness, Sports Psychology, Spirituality, and ACT both locally and nationally. Dr. Tricia Rampersad motivation stems from the superior outcomes of specialized treatment for debilitating anxiety, racial trauma, and depression. She is inspired by seeing changes and resilience from her patients. Tricia thrives on her love for diversity and multiculturalism.

Next available: Apr 18

Yvonne Argento

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Yvonne Argento profile image
LCSW
24 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is dedicated to improving the lives of others. I have been practicing for 24 years and greatly enjoy the work that I do. After graduating from New York University in 2000, I embarked on a career in the field of mental health and social services holding positions such as Therapist, Program Manager, Director, and Administrative Director. I have done both clinical and administrative work but always loved clinical work the best. I believe in honoring client choice and self-determination while offering sound mental health treatment. I use a more directive, active approach to sessions to help clients meet their own goals for self-improvement.

Next available: Apr 17

BeLight Holistic Psychotherapy, PLLC

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BeLight Holistic Psychotherapy, PLLC profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
You are welcome here. What version of you gives away your power? Do you find yourself meeting people where they are yet often feel unsupported in the way you need it? Are you struggling to find balance and purpose as a mama? Are you experiencing fear and anxiety or depression during your pregnancy and/or post-partum? Did you know post-partum recovery can last upwards to 10yrs? I offer a compassionate, integrative, holistic approach in supporting women in their paths to mind, body, spiritual wellness. This decision is grounded in the belief that you already possess many tools for healing and life satisfaction within. I will hold sacred space as you journey inward to your well-being. Whether you are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, grief, confusion, conflict in relationships, lack of boundaries or showing up as the cycle-breaker, I am here. As Bessel van der Kolk shares "Trauma shows up as a behavior". I extend an invitation for you to connect.

Next available: Apr 18

Peter J. Amato, LCSW-R

(he/him)

Peter J. Amato, LCSW-R profile image
LCSW
26 years of experience
Open-minded
Direct
Virtual
Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Do you want to feel better, be less stressed, feel more positive, handle your thoughts and feelings more effectively? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, I can help. I am a supportive and empowering therapist. I provide a warm and supportive environment that stresses collaboration, mutual respect and trust. If you are you ready to start: developing healthy coping skills, change negative behavioral patterns, improve personal/romantic relationships, work on problem solving techniques and reduce stress. Please reach out so we can discuss how to meet your goals. Our work is empathic, proactive, and collaborative- we are on this journey together. We will make meaning out of hardship and transform crisis into opportunity. I am passionate and committed in helping each person achieve their maximum potential. I am licensed in NY, CT and NJ.

Next available: Apr 24

Leah Yau

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Leah Yau profile image
LCSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
Sometimes we experience life events that cause us significant distress, sadness or anger. Other times, our life is not going in the direction we wish but don't know why and don't know what to do. Still other times, our hectic lives leave us unable to nurture our relationships and families the way we want to... I can help you create stronger relationships with your loved ones, strengthen your self esteem, and help you remove barriers to achieve your personal goals. Beginning Anew, LLC believes the cornerstone of therapeutic success is feeling understood and accepted. We can help you cope with a distressing life event, find a healthier and more satisfying approach to life issues and ultimately pave a better path to happiness! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I earned my Masters of Science in Social Work from Columbia University, and my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers University. I have a diverse background working in employee assistance, university hospital mental health, discharge planning, psychiatric inpatient, substance abuse treatment and private practice. I approach my work with a strength-based cognitive behavioral perspective. I am a long time member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Next available: Apr 22

Bethanne Frazer

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Bethanne Frazer profile image
LPC
5 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
We all need space to prioritize our thoughts and feelings, to say what we need to say out loud, to someone who will not judge us for how we think and feel. Oftentimes, we cannot expect the people in our lives to be impartial or unbiased. Sometimes the people in our lives are far too involved in what causes us to need this space, to process our trauma, and they might not realize why we are anxious or depressed. In the therapeutic relationship, it is all about what you want and need. I will listen and ask thoughtful questions and help you recognize patterns and make connections. Life is a journey and I want you to welcome self-exploration, not fear it.

Next available: Apr 24

Matthew M. Sniscak, LPC, NCC

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LPC
10 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
Sometimes it is not easy to ask for help, whether dealing with small issues that life presents or with more complicated situations that can arise. Through identifying your natural strengths and emphasizing a solution-based approach, my primary goal as your therapist is to guide you towards finding your own truth and meaning, as well as meeting you where you are at through the process of self-discovery. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and a National Certified Counselor. My background consists of over a decade of experience working with children, adolescents, parents and guardians, families, and adults in the mental health system from varying backgrounds. My experience includes, but is not limited to, treating the following: • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder • Panic Disorder, Panic Attacks, and Hoarding • Anxiety and Anxiety-Related Disorders, such as Social Anxiety and Phobia • Trauma • ADHD, Anger, Stress Management, and Skill Building • Family and Relationship issues • Child and School related issues • Occupational and Life transitioning • Spirituality and Life Purpose

Next available: Apr 18

Melisa P. Sheldon

Melisa P. Sheldon profile image
LCSW
18 years of experience
Solution oriented
Direct
Open-minded
Virtual
Hello! I’ve had 35 years of experience working in the field of social work in both clinical and non-clinical settings as a therapist, as well as in the field of hospice for many years. I graduated with my MSW from Rutgers University, have a Certificate in Gerontology, and my clinical expertise in Gerontology has been enhanced by working with families, in the fields of addictions, griefwork, life transition issues, sports psychology, Chronic mental illness, and family and individual therapy with people of all ages 18 years and older. I also hold certifications in Reiki 1 and Animal Reiki, am an Ironman Finisher and avid marathon swimmer which means I know about goals and how to not only reach them myself, but to help others reach theirs as well!

Next available: Apr 18

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