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Jaclyn Papa(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, LCADC
New Jersey
Addiction-ADHD-Domestic violence-Substance abuse- Trauma-Women's issues-
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Professional statement

I am a Licensed Clinical Addiction and Drug Counselor with 17 years of experience in the field. I began my career working with pregnant women and parenting men who had open DCPP cases due to their SUD's and wanted to help keep families together.

I have worked in various modalities such as re-entry for incarcerated individuals, partial care treatment, health education, private practice, and medicated assisted treatment. My therapeutic approaches include motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy to better assist my patients in gaining the necessary tools to effectively and appropriately manage their negative emotions. I also believe in using a mindfulness approach to help individuals better understand and identify internal and external triggers that can lead to maladaptive and addictive behaviors.

I also believe in using a mindfulness approach in treatment in order to better assist my patients in understanding their physical triggers before they become negative thoughts and feelings.

I am passionate about women's mental health and have experience in trauma-informed care. I also understand and recognize the impact trauma can have on someone's daily functioning and its ability to change the way our brain functions.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Cabrini College in 2007 and obtained my CADC in 2013. I recently graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Master of Science in Counseling specializing in addiction and trauma. I also have experience working with individuals with late-in-life ADHD diagnoses. I believe in a holistic and person-centered approach to treatment.

I enjoy fostering animals in my free time and would love to find a way to incorporate fostering into treatment

Message to clients

Welcome to Online Virtual Counselors! 🌟 We are delighted to have you with us. My name is Jaclyn, and I am one of the licensed therapists here. I am committed to providing you with the highest quality care through our virtual therapy sessions. Whether you are new to therapy or continuing your journey, I am here to support you every step of the way. 🌈

I understand that taking the first step towards therapy can be a big decision, and I am here to make the process as comfortable and seamless as possible. My goal is to help you achieve your mental health goals in a safe and supportive environment. 💪

At Online Virtual Counselors, we believe in the power of connection and understanding. Together, we can work through any challenges you may face and celebrate your progress. 🌿

If you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out. I am happy to help and look forward to working with you. 😊

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 17 years

Online Virtual Counselors, Therapist
Treatment Associates , Therapist

Grand Canyon University , MS in Addctions Counseling, 2024


New Jersey: 37LC00388400




Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Domestic violence - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for those surviving a partner’s abusive attempts to control one’s thoughts, beliefs, and actions

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Evernorth
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$130 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$125 - $130
  • Initial session:$150 (60min)
  • Couples sessions:$175 (60min)
  • Family sessions:$175 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

We are a "in-network provider' with BCBS, Horizon NJ, Cigna, Aetna, & Medicare. If your insurance is not listed, don't hesitate to reach out, we might be able to help.

Co-Pays range from $5-$50 per session (depending on the plan)

No Insurance? No Problem: Private Pay Clients - $120-$160 per session

We are happy to submit claims on your behalf directly to your insurance company, or we can provide you with a bill for you to submit.

Please note that The Virtual Counselors does not accept any form of Medicaid.

Since the scheduling of an appointment involves the reservation of time specifically, for you, a minimum of 24 hours (1 day) notice is required for re-scheduling or canceling an appointment.

Unless we reach a different agreement, the fee of $100 will be charged for sessions missed without such notification. Most insurance companies do not reimburse for missed sessions.

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

This provider has no upcoming call times available.