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Nashel Brantley(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Addiction Counselor, LAC
New Jersey
Anxiety -Family issues-Race & cultural identity-Self-esteem- Stress management-Women's issues-
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Professional statement

Nashel believes clients are experts on themselves and considers her clients emotions, feelings and self-observations. Combining a client’s ability to look within themselves paired with a controlled environment helps clients grow, learn more about themselves than they may have realized was there, and most importantly, find comfort.

Nashel provides validation, coping skills, observations of patterns, CBT and mindfulness techniques during her sessions. Most importantly, she offers her clients a safe place to talk without fear of judgment or rejection. She strives to make her sessions as comfortable for the client as possible, and can adapt sessions to meet the needs of each client for a unique approach to in-person therapy.

Message to clients

Right now, you probably feel misunderstood. You think that your feelings are unnatural, or that someone will judge you when you say you are seeing a therapist. I completely understand. Mental health is not just a struggle within, but a struggle with those around you. When you are working with me, however, there is no judgment. Instead, I’m here to offer you a safe, compassionate space where we can work together to overcome your struggles.

Whether it is anxiety, depression, or something more severe, I tailor my approach to your needs and we will explore various techniques to find what works best for you to accelerate the healing process. You know you best, but I make it my job to get to know you just as well so that we can work together effectively. I am your partner in the healing process, and I’m here not just for the issues you face today, but those in the future too.

My approach is all about you.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Resilience Lab, Therapist

William Paterson University, Masters, 2021


New Jersey: 37AC00667000




Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

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+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

Please note that at this time, I'm unable to accept Medicare or Medicaid plans.


  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • University of California Berkeley Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet Student)
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale:$100 - $150