Therapists Specializing in Identity Development in New Jersey

Our identity can change and develop throughout life. For many of us, our ideas of who we are and what we believe constantly evolve over the years. Defining your own beliefs, lifestyle, and sense of self can be exciting, but it’s natural to experience some uncertainty or discomfort in the process too. Although identity development is most commonly associated with adolescence, challenges can arise at any time, especially during major life transitions or other times of change.

Therapy can help us better understand ourselves, feel more confident in who we are, and improve our ability to make sense of our world. A therapist might focus on clarifying values to guide your actions through acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) or develop your thoughts and core beliefs through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Some therapists also provide existential therapy, a philosophically-rooted approach that focuses on meaning, freedom, connection, and mortality.

As numerous therapeutic modalities can help with identity development, it can be beneficial to discuss the options with one of the therapists in New Jersey below who specialize in this area. 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!


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.


Beth  Sonnenberg

Beth Sonnenberg

2 West Northfield Road, Livingston, NJ, 07039

Online Sessions, NJ

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

I am here to learn about you, connect with you and help you be the best version of yourself possible. I am very easy and fun to talk to and provide a warm, non-judgmental and beautiful living room-like space that you will look forward to coming to every week (or as often as we decide).


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.


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.


Jennifer Nicole Nathan

Jennifer Nicole Nathan

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $170 per session

Are you feeling stressed, frustrated, sad or worried? Are you or a family member struggling with relationships or low self-esteem? You are not alone. Stress of the past or present can become overwhelming. Our problems can keep us from experiencing joy, success, fulfillment and connection to loved ones. But I believe no matter how stuck or out of control you may feel, healing and growth are always possible.


Elissa  Arbeitman

Elissa Arbeitman

660 Tennent Road, Manalapan Township, NJ, 07726

Online Sessions, NJ

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

I work with women from all stages of life and all different life experiences who are going through some sort of life transition. Ultimately, my purpose is to create a warm, welcoming, environment, free from pressure and expectation. It is from this non-judgemental space that we are often able to tap back into your authentic self and begin to explore what your needs, wants and desires are. I am passionate about helping you find complete acceptance for who you are so you can in turn live a life filled with deeper meaning and connection. I know it's very hard to reach out for support. I also know that you are worth it!


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