Therapists Specializing in Adolescent Mental Health in New Jersey

Adolescence is a formative developmental phase of life full of rapid changes and unique challenges. Given the social, emotional, and physical changes occurring, it’s very normal to experience some degree of distress during this time. Therefore, it can be difficult to distinguish normal distress from more serious mental health concerns, particularly because adolescents can find it hard to communicate emotional and psychological difficulties. If symptoms such as persistent irritability, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, risk-taking behavior, or mood changes are negatively affecting an adolescents’ relationships or academic participation, seeking the opinion of a mental health professional may help.

A therapist will be able to discuss these symptoms and help choose the best fitting therapy type to help. Depending on the specific issues faced, therapists can help adolescents learn new skills for coping or communicating, deal with bullying, and examine thinking patterns in order to develop more helpful perspectives.

Below are therapists in New Jersey who specialize in working with young people and adolescents. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Viviana  Villalobos

Viviana Villalobos

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

I am here to help you better manage all the curveballs life throws your way. As a licensed professional counselor I focus on promoting change and growth in individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing difficulties. I know that therapy can be a very vulnerable experience, but if you have made it this far in your search you are ready to make changes and engage in the therapuetic process.

I am currently providing online therapy sessions during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Once things have improved I will be offering in office sessions in Cranford, NJ.


Suzi  Sena

Suzi Sena

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 per session

Coming to therapy can be an amazing gift for yourself. It provides a time to gain clarity, to heal, and most importantly, to move towards what you really want in life. I look to this time with my clients as such an amazing part of their journey. I feel honored they share this time with me and share what they haven't been able to share before.


Happy Apple

Happy Apple

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $225 per session

Happy Apple is a group psychotherapy & coaching practice in New York City that also provides online services for clients living in New York state, New Jersey, and California. Practitioners are committed to providing quality, scientifically-backed care to children, teens, and adults facing anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns.

The providers at Happy Apple are committed to their own continued growth as well as that of their clients, and prioritize ongoing education and closely follow the latest research on effective treatments in the field. They look forward to working with you!


Bruce  Rubenstein

Bruce Rubenstein

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $325 per session

Every psychotherapy, whether it involves talking, medications or a combination of both, must begin with a clear sense of who an individual wants to be, or what defines that individual's core essence. Everything proceeds from this starting point in a process that is constantly reassessing the difference between that "ideal self" and where one is in the moment. This contrast assures that there will be constant movement forwards in the therapy. Of course one invariably seeks help at a moment of acute distress, but emerging from a place of discontent or suffering offers a unique opportunity at transformation and it is our goal to take full advantage of that opportunity.

By far the most powerful agency we possess is the ability to choose our life's path. Our thoughts and emotions can be fleeting and unreliable but they can also erode the confidence in our ability to make the choices that serve us well. A therapeutic process must restore the preeminence of your choices to allow you to craft the life that deep down, you always knew you were meant to lead.


Dawn  Ippoliti

Dawn Ippoliti

421 Essex Street, Millburn, NJ, 07041

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $225 per session

I know it is a difficult decision to start therapy and often times people can even feel conflicted about whether or not they are ready, or the time is right. I acknowledge your courage for beginning the process and taking action to move in a new direction. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.


Jenna  Sackman

Jenna Sackman

Online Sessions, NJ

Insurances: United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $250 per session

My favorite author once wrote, “It is the peculiar nature of the world to go on spinning no matter what sort of heartbreak is happening,” which inevitably means that there are some experiences and feelings that, no matter how hard we may try to avoid, we cannot escape. Pain. Loss. Struggle. Heartbreak. Failure. But what if you could learn to honor and express your pain without suffering through it or allowing it to derail and control you? What if you could learn to manage the stress of tomorrow by choosing to live mindfully today?

Holistic and integrative in my approach, I believe that there is no "one size fits all" in therapy. Therefore, I aim to truly get to know and understand my clients in meaningful and comprehensive ways in order to provide uniquely tailored therapy sessions. Passionate about fusing Western psychology with Eastern healing modalities, I utilize a variety of practices rooted in traditional psychotherapy, positive psychology, mindfulness, Buddhist philosophy, meditation and yoga. From my own experiences in therapy, I truly understand how scary and vulnerable the therapeutic process can be and how important it is to find the right fit. I truly believe that with the right guidance and support, you can learn to free your mind, and, in doing so, free your life. I look forward to scheduling a free 15 minute phone consultation to learn more about one another and to discuss how I may best support you! I'm ready when you are...


Jessica  Biles

Jessica Biles

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 - $200 per session

Sometimes even the strongest people need support to work through challenges. When you’ve come to the point where you welcome help to manage life’s stressors, therapy can feel like the most hopeful and positive time of your week.

Finding the right therapist can be uncomfortable and extremely overwhelming. I believe the most important factor in treatment is that you feel comfortable with your therapist. I welcome the opportunity to get to know you better and offer a free 15-20 minute phone consultation to see if I can be of help. If we don’t seem like the best fit, I will do my best to help you find the right therapist for you. Feel free to reach out to schedule a phone consultation, I really look forward to meeting you.


Alejandra  Schraier

Alejandra Schraier

Online Sessions, NJ

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Optum, Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $140 - $175 per session

I believe that the therapist’s ability to listen to the patients, and to see their underlying issues is one of the most important aspects that contribute to the patients insight and growth in the therapeutic process.

I believe that patient’s symptoms can’t be seen and treated in isolation, and is always important to understand how and when the symptoms have emerged and developed in a persons’s life.

In my practice I offer a welcoming setting and provide a safe space for your problems or difficulties.


tete dumbo

tete dumbo

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $150 per session

Tête Dumbo is a Psychotherapy practice located in Brooklyn, NY. The therapists at tête dumbo are passionate about providing a safe place for individuals to explore the obstacles that they are experiencing in their efforts to gain a higher level of functioning, deeper relationships with others, and a healthier overall life balance. Whether it's navigating a new experience, confronting difficult decisions, or healing from old wounds, the therapists at tête want their clients to feel better prepared for the challenges of today and on the road ahead- they do this by utilizing the therapeutic technique that most resonates with the client and is the most effective in creating growth within the individual. They also believe in the power of strengthening resilience and coping mechanisms within each individual.


Tara L Moyle

Tara L Moyle

Online Sessions, NJ

30 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park, NJ, 07932

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

We all need to be seen, and heard, at any age. Being scared, anxious, or even depressed are sometimes part of being a person. Our fast-paced digital world can present unique challenges for our bodies and minds. I am happy to meet you wherever you are, and will approach each visit with a sense of compassionate curiosity. Just as we hunger for stories of other people to help guide us, you may wonder about your own story. Why are you here? What must you do with your life?

I work with adolescents (12+) through older, retired adults and specialize in issues of transition, anxiety, adjustment, depression, and vocation. I am not the expert in your life; you are. But sometimes we need help with perspective. Together, we will create a plan that will help you reduce the most difficult aspects of your life and help you determine how to move through them. What cannot be changed can be reviewed, understood, and ultimately, accepted.


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