Therapists Specializing in Domestic Violence in New Jersey

Domestic violence involves any type of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse within a relationship or family. Domestic violence can happen to anyone, and it often has a huge impact on the mental and physical health of those who experience it. People who are subjected to, under the threat of, or have witnessed domestic violence may struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma symptoms, and/or substance abuse.

If you or someone you know is at risk of harm, safety is the first priority. Having the support of a trusted therapist during the process of planning how to leave can be of great benefit. Once you are safe, therapy can help you heal from the psychological effects of domestic violence. Though people react in different ways when faced with stressful and potentially dangerous situations, many providers take a trauma-informed approach to therapy.

The therapists in New Jersey below can help you work through your experiences, develop coping strategies, and heal. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for their expertise in domestic violence and the provision of clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Lucy  Bichsel

Lucy Bichsel

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $180 - $220 per session

When you feel hopelessly stuck, either alone or with your partner, you don't see any good choices. There is a better way, and you can find it in therapy.


Nina  Thomas

Nina Thomas

51 South Street, Morristown, NJ, 07960

Online Sessions, NJ

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

Being in therapy is like looking at yourself in a three way mirror. There are always things behind us that we cannot see but someone else can and can point those things out so that we may consider how or if we want to make adjustments or change things in our lives to improve how we live.


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.


Jacqueline  Mesnik

Jacqueline Mesnik

225 Millburn Avenue, Millburn, NJ, 07041

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $250 per session

Building a trusting relationship is the foundation of successful therapy. Regardless of the approach taken, the most important factors in therapy are safety, empathy and connection. I am an integrative therapist taking a developmental approach to understanding current difficulties while emphasizing concrete, practical steps that patients can take while building a greater awareness of their emotional worlds.


Alan  Lerner

Alan Lerner

150 Engle Street, Englewood, NJ, 07631

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $165 per session

You deserve to live a fulfilling life with healthy relationships and satisfying life choices. It is natural and common to feel "blocked" or "stuck" as one travels through life's challenges. It is normal to feel sad, frustrated, angry or confused... to feel like no one, even a partner or a family member, understands what you are going through. I am an experienced clinician who has successfully helped many adults, adolescents, couples and families understand the barriers to meeting their needs and identify the ways and means to move forward.


Matthew  Mandelbaum

Matthew Mandelbaum

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 - $325 per session

I work at the intersection of psychology, education and development to help professionals in business, healthcare, the arts & education, university students, and emerging adults. I have helped clients make transitions to mindfully develop skill sets that reclaim their authenticity, reduce pain, suffering and self-injurious behavior, overcome trauma, cope with physical illness, strengthen effectiveness across all domains of their lives, and build lives of worth.
I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, as a first cohort member of the 2-year Linehan Institute Behavioral Tech DBT-Team-Building Intensive for Independent Practitioners.


Malissa  Pansa-ad

Malissa Pansa-ad

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: $80 - $150 per session

Seeking therapy can be an intimidating and overwhelming process. From acknowledging that you would like more support to searching for the right therapist for you, it takes time, effort, and courage to face your challenges and risk vulnerability. That is why I aim to create a warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental space where you experience trust, safety, and comfort to bring your authentic self into the room. To be vulnerable and open as your true self without fear of judgment is to move towards freedom and expansion.

I especially enjoy working with BIPOC individuals, couples, and families to explore issues of race, sex, gender, culture, and other identity that may be impacting your relationships, work, or overall wellbeing. As a family and couple therapist, I believe problems reside between people and not within them. We will approach your challenges from a relational and systems perspective, putting into consideration the context, environments, and systems we all reside in. You are the center of your story and expert on your life. We will build upon and utilize your innate skills and strengths to better understand and work through your challenges.


Sarah  Betz

Sarah Betz

Online Sessions, NJ

Insurances: Cigna, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

Therapy allows us to use our therapeutic relationship to create opportunities for repair and provides a safe, non-judgmental environment to heal inner pain. As your therapist, I will work with you to create treatment goals that are tailored to your unique needs and history. Together we will create lasting changes that lead to a more fulfilling life.
I look forward to sharing in your journey toward healing. Starting the therapeutic journey can be difficult at first, and I welcome you to reach out for a free initial consultation.


Arianna  Eisenberg

Arianna Eisenberg

Online Sessions, NJ

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

In our world being increasingly on our phones, it is so important to find time to connect with another person in a warm, judgement free environment. I value the time patients take to care for themselves, including finding space to discuss themselves and their lives. Therapy is the step to feeling more content and creating change in our lives.


Christiana  Ibilola Awosan

Christiana Ibilola Awosan

2130 Millburn Avenue, Maplewood, NJ, 07040

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $200 per session

On the fence about going to therapy? We hear you! And you being on the fence makes total sense to us. You don't want your 'business' out to a stranger. At Ibisanmi Relational Health, we know that this thought can stop you from moving towards your healing. We're glad that you're still reading even with this thought in mind. We understand it's difficult to start on the therapy path even if you know it's important to your healing process. This is why we're committed to taking this critical journey with you. We're here to understand you and the issues you're dealing with, help you move towards your healing, and reclaim your wholeness.


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