Therapists Specializing in Trauma in New Jersey

Trauma is generally considered to be a psychological injury that occurs in reaction to an intensely distressing experience. These experiences can range from upsetting events, such as an accident or the loss of a loved one, to more extreme events, such as rape, war, or a natural disaster. Following such an adverse event, it’s normal and natural to experience a short period of psychological distress. Symptoms present differently from person-to-person but often include feelings of fear, anxiety, sadness, anger, and guilt; sleep and appetite problems are also common. A majority of people find that these symptoms settle down in the days and weeks following the trauma and are then able to move on.

For some people, however, the symptoms do not decrease after living through such adverse events and can lead to mental health challenges that interfere with day-to-day life. Individuals who continue to experience significant distress and impairment may be experiencing acute stress disorder (ASD) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), both of which are diagnosable mental health conditions. These conditions can involve intrusive re-experiencing of traumatic events, avoidance of trauma reminders, and arousal symptoms (such as hypervigilance). As overwhelming and pervasive as such conditions may feel, know that they are treatable.

The treatment of trauma requires a specialized and careful approach by a trained mental health professional. Seek out evidence-based therapy, such as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), prolonged exposure therapy, or cognitive processing therapy (CPT). Some therapy types involve gradual exposure to reminders of the traumatic experience, though this is not always a necessary component of treatment. Other therapy types that do not involve exposure nonetheless aim to help you recover and live a full and meaningful life.

Find vetted therapists in New Jersey who specialize in trauma 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!


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.


Brittany  Lynch

Brittany Lynch

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 - $225 per session

Life presents twists, turns, and a host of varying challenges and sometimes, it is just downright overwhelming. You are not alone- I'm here and I want to help you navigate issues and reach your untapped potential, whatever that looks like! I invite you to be your truest, most authentic self and that is where I will meet you. No preconceived notions, no judgement, but you can absolutely count on transparency and supportive challenging. I can't wait to start our work together!


Nellie  Vial

Nellie Vial

248 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park, NJ, 07932

Online Sessions, NJ

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

I know it is important to find someone you feel comfortable with to share your thoughts and feelings. More importantly I understand how much we desire validation, empathy and understanding from a therapist. There are no judgements here. I will work to listen more and talk less so that I can better understand the guidance and help you would like me to provide for you.


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.


Elisabeth  Coffey

Elisabeth Coffey

Online Sessions, NJ

Florham Park, NJ, 07932

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

My goal is to provide an environment that makes you feel safe and enables you to express yourself openly about anything that you need to talk about. It is so important to have at least one person in your life that you can talk to without being "on" or having to worry about what you say. I will strive to understand you and to help you understand yourself.
I am here to listen and support you through whatever you are going through and to work with you to see aspects of the situation that you may not be fully aware of. We will work on understanding your unique challenges and developing your hidden strengths. We all get stuck in patterns of behavior that could use some revision. We will work on your becoming conscious of the motivations behind your behaviors and determine healthier ways of meeting the needs that the behaviors are satisfying in the moment that get in the way of who you really are and what you truly want.


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.


Victoria  Goldenberg

Victoria Goldenberg

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $165 - $200 per session

Sometimes it feels like you've been holding your breath all week until you finally get to exhale in therapy. You might feel trapped in your daily life and lack the tools to free yourself. Right from the start we will begin exploring your problems and setting goals. We will untangle the confusing parts of your life so that you can gain closure on your past and establish a sound foundation for your future. Your commitment to your mental health will benefit both you and the people around you.

I will provide you with the tools to cope with the obstacles that you face. Clients who work with me start feeling relief early on in our collaboration; this paves the way for healing to occur. You can expect to receive consistent professional therapy from a dedicated therapist who makes it her mission to be there to support and guide you. Growth is the theme of my practice and together our therapeutic relationship will clear the way to planting new seeds in your life.


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.


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.


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.


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