Therapists Specializing in Existential Crisis & Challenges in New Jersey

Whenever you’re faced with an important decision or life transition, it’s natural for larger questions about meaning and purpose to arise. Although existential challenges can surface at any time, they may be especially common upon entering a new life stage or when self-identity starts to shift, such as when making a career change or deciding to recommit to (or leave) a relationship. When these experiences lead to intense preoccupation with questions of greater meaning, feelings of a loss of control, and worry about the future, it can amount to existential crisis.

Therapy can help both in moments of existential crisis and in general exploration of one's values and existential beliefs. Some therapists even provide existential therapy, a philosophically-rooted approach that focuses on meaning, freedom, connection, and mortality.

Find vetted therapists in New Jersey who specialize in existential challenges and crises below. Visit each provider profile to watch their introductory video and book a free call to find a good fit!


Susan  Blum

Susan Blum

Online Sessions, NJ

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

I believe that the best opportunities for my clients to connect with themselves in new ways arise when I connect with them with empathy, interest, and active engagement. I don't provide "the answers" for my clients. Instead, answers emerge through the work we do together. We’ll build a partnership to help you understand yourself better, accept yourself more, and feel stronger to pursue your life goals and desires.


Therapists of New York

Therapists of New York

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 - $250 per session

Therapists of New York is a team of doctoral level psychotherapists. We treat individuals and couples struggling with a wide-range of difficulties and/or psychological disorders. We customize treatment to meet each client's individual needs by utilizing our expertise in multiple therapeutic techniques. Our clients are matched by our founder and director, Dr. Elinor Bock, based on personality and specific goals. The matching process relieves the initial hardship of shopping around for the right therapist.

We are a diverse group of therapists with a unified mission: we foster awareness, clarity, relief, and confidence in our clients so that they can overcome obstacles and live freely. We value the importance of genuine, fulfilling, and secure connection with all our clients so they can get the most out of the therapeutic experience.


Earta  Norwood

Earta Norwood

Online Sessions, NJ

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

I use video therapy to empower your ability for self-care, because your time is the most precious commodity and sitting in traffic just isn't very conducive to finding meaning and relief.


Matt  McKevitt

Matt McKevitt

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 per session

It's never easy to find time for yourself. You have a busy schedule, deadlines to meet, you have responsibilities and errands to run. Sometimes you can convince yourself that you don't even need help, although deep down you desire change.

Are you feeling more anxious then usual, struggling with depression, or maybe having difficulty managing a change in your life? I created my virtual practice to help you, the overachiever in need that struggles to schedule time for themselves. Teletherapy allows flexibility and accessibility making it easier for you to set aside one hour a week dedicated to your mental health. During that hour I will provide a safe and validating therapeutic environment and we will work together as a team to help you reach your desired goals.


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.


Alisa  Rosenberg

Alisa Rosenberg

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $275 per session

While I am an evidence-based trained clinical psychologist, I am unique because I integrate these traditional approaches to treatment with the metaphysical, spiritual, and nonconventional ideas I feel so drawn to as a person. My approach is strongly spirit and energy based, using metaphors, visualizations, and paying attention to intentions, emotions, and intuition as paramount in self-discovery, and in moving through one’s life path. I believe clients who are drawn to me are an energetic “match” and that we will have something to offer each other in the way of personal development. In that, I am genuinely looking forward to beginning our therapy connection.


Julia  King

Julia King

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $185 per session

Anxiety has hijacked your life. You have a great life but you aren’t really present in it. You can’t really enjoy it.  You’re overwhelmed.  Although you know intellectually you shouldn’t be worried, you cannot make yourself believe there’s nothing to be afraid of, and, no matter how hard you try, you can’t stop thinking about it. Sometimes you’re betrayed by your body — your heart beats so hard, your breath gets shallow, and your stomach is in knots.  Sometimes you feel like you’re going crazy.

You would love to choose a life of freedom and confidence. Imagine a day in which you are free to choose your actions based on what excites you and what you’re curious about, rather than steering clear of what scares you. What would that life look like? What would you be able to do that you cannot do now? What would happen, how would your life change, if you were unleashed, and no longer limited?

You’re ready to move forward.  You’re ready for it to be different.  You can imagine a bigger, richer life.  And, you’re ready to work for it.

No matter the nature of the thing you fear, no matter the thing that holds you back, I can help.


Nadine  O'Reilly

Nadine O'Reilly

163 Engle Street, Englewood, NJ, 07631

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $200 per session

Since you're here, you're probably going through a lot right now and could use a friendly, experienced ally to help you navigate life. Let me assure you that you're in the right place and with the right clinician. My name is Dr. Nadine O'Reilly and I look forward to providing you with a safe space to be yourself, free from judgment or criticism - a haven from stress and pressure.

Clients have described me as a warm, all-embracing straight-shooter with a healthy sense of humor who is genuinely invested in my clients' journeys. I keep it real, so if you're tired of - or just not into - flowery, woo-woo therapy I'm your person. Nothing I've ever heard has shocked me...we've all got "stuff" and that's what makes us unique.

I practice from a person-centered perspective and I incorporate elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Psychodynamic Theory, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and EMDR with my clients (not all at once and rarely all with each, of course!). My training and background ensures that you get what you need. Whether you're struggling with sadness, nervousness, stress, or would like to process a trauma, I'm here for you every step of the way. When you're with me, your thoughts, feelings and perceptions are center stage, validated, and nurtured.


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.


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.


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