Therapists Specializing in Child Mental Health in New Jersey

Children can be affected by many of the same mental health challenges as adults, such as anxiety or depression. These problems can be difficult to identify in children, who may not have the communication skills to express how they are feeling. However, the diagnosis of other mental health conditions are unique to childhood, such as oppositional defiant disorder or conduct disorder. Symptoms of neurodevelopmental conditions, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), are also often diagnosed in childhood, as they are commonly first noticed during this time. Early identification and treatment of mental health and neurodevelopment conditions can make a huge difference to the wellbeing of these individuals throughout their lives.

Many types of therapy can help improve the wellbeing of children, but treatment is best provided by a clinician who specializes in working with children and young people. Some types of therapy involve the child alone, such as talk therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or play therapies, such as sand tray therapy. Other therapeutic approaches might focus on working with parents or the whole family. Regardless, most therapy types require that parents incorporate learnings from therapy sessions into the home environment, where children spend the most time.

Find therapists in New Jersey who specialize in child mental health below. 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!


Cognitive Change

Cognitive Change

205 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park, NJ, 07932

Online Sessions, NJ

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

Cognitive Change is a private practice located in Florham Park, NJ that's committed to providing comprehensive and individualized mental health services in a warm and nurturing environment.

Cognitive Change is a multidisciplinary group of experienced mental health professionals, each of whom provides a broad range of therapeutic interventions for children, adolescents, and adults. Their goal is to empower individuals to heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths and challenge the core thinking that has been a road-block to happiness and contentment.


Alice  Forsyth

Alice Forsyth

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $40 - $100 per session

Trying to navigate loneliness, stress, anxiety, and depression without support is like climbing Mt. Everest without ropes! Sometimes we just need a compassionate, discerning third-party professional to listen, while we give ourselves the gift of validation and support, so we can speak out loud our worst fears and biggest dreams, and learn how to feel better about ourselves and the world around us. Let me be that person for you, to get you started on your way to better mental health, and see you through your journey. After all, everyone deserves peace of mind.


Jonathan  Levin

Jonathan Levin

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $80 - $140 per session

Do you feel every task, big or small, is impossible? Do you feel lonely and alone? Does anxiety or depression affect you in ways that feel overwhelming? These feelings can affect your relationships, your sleep, your job or school performance, or all of the above. This often leads to one feeling unmotivated and sad, or angry and explosive.

I want to help you if you are feeling this way. It is important to learn about yourself, what is causing these feelings, and to know that there are solutions and supports in place. It is then, that one can begin to heal, return to being productive and happy, and living a better life. I am here to help you in this journey.


Kathleen  Silver

Kathleen Silver

45 River Road, Summit, NJ, 07901

Online Sessions, NJ

Insurances: Aetna
Waitlist available in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $150 per session

I believe we are all made for connection... connection with others and connection with ourselves. Life brings so many changes and transitions, some of which can leave us feeling disconnected, overwhelmed, and uncertain about how to make things better.

I strive to create a safe and comfortable space where you feel heard and understood. My style is warm, compassionate and non-judgmental. I listen attentively and work collaboratively with my clients, seeking to understand their experiences and tailor therapy to their unique needs and goals.

I have always been deeply curious about people, their struggles, and how to help them feel more grounded, fulfilled, and engaged in their lives. I welcome the opportunity to meet you and explore this process with you.


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.


Ireen  Ninonuevo

Ireen Ninonuevo

Online Sessions, NJ

Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Optum, New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

I am a hopeful therapist, and I will share this hope with you. I will give you unconditional positive regard and respect your choices. I will help you make sense of why you respond to life the way you do, and why your body responds to triggers the way it does. I have helped hundreds of abuse survivors in their healing journey. If you're willing to partner with me and work hard on your goals, I can help you experience improvement in symptoms. The past doesn't have to stay in the present. Working on the trauma doesn't have to be scary. I will prepare you for it and help you see the progress you make along the way.

My skills, interventions, and personality are the same online as in-person. My interventions are effective in helping you reach your goals when you and I work hard together.


Lauren  Gerardi

Lauren Gerardi

4400 U.S. 9, Freehold, NJ, 07728

Online Sessions, NJ

Insurances: Medicare
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $175 per session

As a psychologist I have worked with people experiencing all types of emotional pain and I am amazed every day at the resilience I have seen. I focus on building a strong bond with my clients, and on building insight and self-awareness. I incorporate mindfulness, CBT, DBT and coping skills into my work and I try to help my clients feel calm and grounded. I have a wide range of experience and can work well with most issues, such as depression, anxiety, grief/loss, parenting issues, and trauma and abuse, and I work with individuals of all ages, from children to adults.  I have heard many sad stories so there is never a need to feel ashamed or afraid when you are communicating with me.


Avigail  Gordon

Avigail Gordon

416 Cedar Lane, Teaneck, NJ, 07666

Online Sessions, NJ

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $200 per session

I believe that we all behave the way we do and believe the things we do for reasons that were useful at one point in our life. Those ways of being, and ways of relating to others, often stop being helpful, however, and that's when I think therapy is useful - to understand the context of our actions and attitudes, so we can take control over them.

I also believe that every person exists in context, and understanding yourself can have positive impacts on all of your relationships - at work, at home, everywhere.

If you're considering therapy, chances are there are some things you'd like to change in your patterns of behavior or relationships. Understanding those things as part of a broader context will help you take charge and make changes, to feel in control of your choices, and to live the life you want.


Liza  Mordkovich

Liza Mordkovich

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 per session

I provide a supportive, collaborative, emphatic and safe environment for you to explore confusing or distressing parts in your life. You will learn specific day to day tools to assist in a change-oriented therapeutic style.


Alyssa  Simmonds

Alyssa Simmonds

500 Morris Avenue, Springfield Township, NJ, 07081

Online Sessions, NJ

Insurances: Beacon Health Options, United Healthcare
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $115 - $270 per session

My mission is to provide therapeutic and wellness services to children and families that help bring them to a place of awareness in which true healing, integration, and self-discovery is present. I believe that everyone has the power and capability within themselves to discover the resources, supports, and tools that best meet their needs; I act as a guide and partner along your journey.


Can't find a provider who fits what you're looking for?

See all therapists specializing in child mental health in New Jersey: