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Local Therapists in Hoboken: Here To Help Your Mental Health 

by Danielle Lynch
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Mental health: it’s something we as a society are only just starting to talk about openly. Being open about emotions, feelings, and needs is such an important part of coping and handling what curveballs life throws at us on a daily basis. The conversation about mental health and therapy is on the table because it’s something that needs to be recognized, not as a taboo subject, but as a part of life. Because of Covid-related restrictions, many providers now offer telehealth appointments. Now more than ever it’s easier to access help. In honor of all of those who are working towards opening this dialogue about therapy, we have rounded up some therapists in the area in hopes of introducing our readers to a therapist that fits their needs, schedule, and financial situation. Read on to learn about a few notable therapists right here in Hoboken, who are all here to help your mental health.

Disclaimer: This is a list compiled through research and our team’s experiences + knowledge. If you would like to have your therapy practice added to the list, please email [email protected].

Steve Bielarski, LCSW | 223 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken

Steve has been a licensed clinical social worker in Hoboken since 2006. He works using a strength-based model, a form of psychotherapy that works based on what is working well in life rather than what is wrong. He is passionate about incorporating mindfulness, meditation, breathing techniques, and bringing it back to the present. He helps his clients to grow in their personal, professional, and marital relationships and helps to reframe their perspectives. “Change is terrifying. If you can learn to embrace it and reframe it, it will be okay. There is something really calming about that,” he shared. Steve accepts major insurance plans such as Blue Cross, Aetna, and most Cigna plans. For more information, visit his website here.

Be.WELL Psychotherapy | 36-42 Newark Avenue, Hoboken

BeWELL Psychotherapy is dedicated to serving its patients by creating a space where they can be curious and thrive. A variety of treatment modalities are available, and each provider works with the patient to create a customized treatment plan. Therapy is available for individuals, couples, groups, and teens. Founder Diana Gasperoni,LCSW-R is an advocate for mental health, in particular women going through life transitions.

Chaitanya Counseling Services | 51 Newark Avenue, Hoboken

Sallie Norquist, PhD. is the founder of Chaitanya Counseling Services and has more than 20 years of clinical experience. She and her team are committed to the enlivenment, empowerment, and upliftment of their patients. The practice focuses on individual, couples, and marriage counseling and issues such as stress management, relationship counseling, depression, co-dependency, trauma, panic attacks, lack of direction, and spiritual/transpersonal concerns. The practice is located conveniently near the PATH station.

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Heart in Hand Psychotherapy | Virtual

Rachael Hands, LCSW, is a certified EMDR therapist, Hoboken resident, and the founder of Heart in Hand Psychotherapy. The practice specializes in EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) and dissociation. Rachael is also a consultant in training, which allows her to work with aspiring EMDR clinicians to hone their skills. She practices in New Jersey, New York, and Florida. Request an appointment on the website.

Padma Desai Counseling + Consulting, LLC | 221 River Street, 9th Floor, Hoboken

In her practice, Padma Desai, LMHC, LPC specializes in psychoanalytical psychotherapy, which is the process of increasing self-reflection at your thoughts, feelings, and actions that will give you more choices over your personal and professional relationships. By drawing from her many years of experience and research, she is able to work thoughtfully and thoroughly with adult clients.

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McCabe Counseling | 223 Bloomfield Street, Suite 119, Hoboken

Dr. Marie McCabe has worked in the fields of social work, psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis since 1983. She is able to provide services in Spanish as well as English. Dr. McCabe’s work focuses on helping patients gain a higher level of self-understanding.

James Rokeach, MSW, LCSW | 51 Newark Street, Suite 401, Hoboken

James Rokeach MSW, LCSW is a psychotherapist with a private practice in Hoboken, New Jersey. With 25 years of clinical experience, he provides individual therapy to children, adolescents, and adults, as well as family therapy and couples therapy. James wants to provide patients with a safe space to work on themselves at their own pace.

The Lukin Center | 80 River Street, Suite 302, Hoboken

The Lukin Center for Psychology was founded in Hoboken in 2012 and now has four other offices throughout Northern New Jersey. Dr. Constantin Lukin founded the practice based on the belief that a supportive and caring atmosphere can help patients reach their potential. The team of providers at the Lukin Center specializes in many areas of therapy, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR Therapy, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. The practice does not take insurance but will provide itemized receipts for reimbursement.

Only For Light Therapy | 50 Harrison Street, Hoboken

Provider Christina De Lucia, MA, LPC works with children, adolescents, and adults to help them achieve a path to healing. Christina uses many different modalities of treatment, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, and Psychoanalysis. Christina also coordinates group workshops on common topics such as anxiety, improving self-esteem, and assertiveness training.

Mary Murphy | 223 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken

For over 30 years, Mary Murphy, MSW LCSW has helped Hudson County community members as both a therapist and a first responder. Her focus is on helping clients work through their problems and life challenges while developing strategies to meet their life goals. She is the Director of the rape crisis unit for Hudson County at the Jersey City Medical Center. Common issues she helps patients with include Sexual Assault and Trauma, Post Partum Depression, Parenting, and Work Place Issues. The practice accepts many forms of insurance.

Jonathan Glick LCSW LLC | Virtual

Jonathan works individually with adolescents and adults with focus on anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, men’s issues, trauma, and more. He only offers virtual sessions with the goal to make therapy accessible to people with busy schedules who otherwise would not seek treatment due to time constraints.

The Counseling + Wellness Center | 450 7th Street, Hoboken

The Hoboken office is one of four in this practice. The Counseling and Wellness Center is a team of psychologically trained mental health clinicians including psychologists and counselors. Some of the most common issues the team treats are anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, addictions, adjustment, personality disorders and LGBT issues.  The providers view mental health holistically and will refer patients to other providers for related issues such as dietetics, meditation, physical therapy, and other interdisciplinary subjects.

Mindful Power | 51 Newark Street, Hoboken

Mollie Busino, a licensed clinical social worker and director of Mindful Power, has a strong background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Rational Emotive Therapy, and Mindfulness. She and her team have incredible strengths in different practices and techniques. Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behavior Therapy (RECBT) helps individuals think about what causes upset. Clients learn to focus on the present and challenge their current ways of thinking. The atmosphere is supportive, non-judgmental, and open, which makes clients feel comfortable sharing very personal experiences. When looking for a therapist, it is always important to see if the connections being made fit together. At Mindful Power, Mollie and her team are well equipped to help people work through difficult situations as well as maintain a sense of calm and comfort. 

Jody Smith, MA., LPC | 258 Newark Street, Hoboken

Jody is a licensed professional counselor with a focus on depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Her sessions are personalized and use holistic methods like cognitive behavior therapy. She has been in practice for ten years and works with a wide range of ages from children to adults. Her mission is to help her clients build a happy and healthy balance in life. She understands that change is not easy to deal with but helps individuals see that positive change is a good thing. She does not accept insurance but is able to provide documentation for the session for an insurance company for out-of-network benefit coverage.

Dr. Nadimeh Badaan, Psychologist, PsyD | 306 Washington Street, Hoboken

Dr. Badaan, the founder of the Center for Specialized Psychology, focuses on women affected by domestic violence, childhood abuse, and reproductive and other female issues. Her gentle nature allows her patients to open up when and where they are comfortable. She and her team understand the depth and complexity of trauma and work with their patients to cope and come back to their sense of self. They also work with children and teens, providing psycho-educational testing that can help schools and teachers better understand the student on a deeper level. Dr. Badaan accepts most major insurance plans including Beacon, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare, and Stevens Institute of Technology Insurance.

Francesca Wehr, LCSW | Virtual

Francesca Wehr, LCSW is a mental health counselor specializing in EMDR and trauma-informed psychotherapy. She is based in Hoboken but runs a completely remote practice. Her sessions last for 60 minutes but will create a flexible schedule that is practical for patients. Other services that Francesca provides are divorce, parenting, anxiety, child, depression, and PTSD therapy, among others. For more information on how to book a session or more services she provides, check out her website here.

Healing on Hudson | 129 Washington Street, Hoboken

Cassandra Lenza, owner and clinical licensed social worker, has established her private practice right here in Hoboken. Her practice addresses all mental health issues but has a focus on depression, anxiety, body image, and self-esteem. Cassandra is an individual, adolescent, and family therapist and is known for being an eating disorder expert and uses a therapeutic approach that combines clinical practices and human connection to address the needs of each individual. Many of her clients say that she is “structured yet unconditionally supportive,” which provides a sound and comfortable setting to be open with your therapist. More information about Cassandra Lenz and Healing on Hudson can be found here.

Hullinger Therapy Group | 317 Willow Avenue, Hoboken

Founder Kristen Hullinger, MSW, LCSW has over 20 years of experience working with patients through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. She works with individuals and couples and has a special focus on life’s transitions, and works with each patient to develop a customized treatment plan. The practice does not accept insurance.

Rachael M. Houston, LCSW | 221 River Street, Hoboken

After building a career focused on trauma-informed care, Rachael M. Houston LCSW has opened up her own practice providing therapy, counseling, and coaching for individuals, couples, and families. The modalities used include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and Humanistic/Person-Centered Approaches. The practice does not accept insurance but will provide an itemized receipt.

Gary DePice, LCSW | 132 Washington Street, Hoboken

For over 35 years, Gary DePice has been providing counseling services and psychotherapy for individuals and couples. Gary started his career working with children, and that experience is the backbone of his parent counseling offerings.

Dr. Rohini Vira | 223 Bloomfield Street, Suite 118, Hoboken

Dr. Rohini Vira treats individuals, couples, and families for common issues such as Child and Adolescent Therapy, Pre-Marital Counseling, and Anger Management.  Dr. Vira uses a strength-based, goal-oriented approach that integrates cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness practice, and systems techniques in treating depression, anxiety, bereavement, behavioral and anger management difficulties, and social skills issues. The practice does accept some insurances.

Starr Therapy | 306 Washington Street, Hoboken

Starr Therapy is owned by past Hoboken Girl of the Week, Talia Filippelli. She and her team of licensed clinical social workers and licensed professional counselors are a dynamic group of professionals who are dedicated to making therapy less intimidating. Sessions at Starr are interactive and allow for clients to talk while receiving input from one of the counselors. They are highly trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Hypnotherapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and can fit your needs accordingly. They are able to help clients to identify troublesome patterns and retrain their brains in order for clients to live the lives they have always imagined. More information on Starr Therapy can be found on the website.

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Anchor Therapy | 80 River Street, Suite 306, Hoboken

Anchor Therapy is a group practice owned by Courtney Glashow, who is a licensed clinical social worker. She works with a range of clients from children to teens, to young adults. She specializes in using Cognitive Behavior Therapy to treat anxiety, depression, work/school stressors, life changes, pre-and postpartum anxiety, as well as trauma, and couples counseling. The practice is made up of clinicians who are also specialized in such practices, too. Anchor Therapy is flexible and can even meet with people during the evenings and on weekends. Also available to clients are video and phone sessions if they are unable to make it into the office. Courtney and her team believe it is important to make sure that they are a good fit to help each client and provide a 15-minute consult call to answer any questions. Anchor Therapy is an out-of-network provider and can help clients maximize their mental health insurance benefits. Be sure to visit their website to learn more and to contact the practice here

Seth Warren, Ph.D. | 720 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken

Seth Warren, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist specializing in treatments for individuals and couples. He provides Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, Parenting Consultations, Clinical Supervision, Stress Management, and relaxation Training, and Biofeedback. Dr. Warren has been in practice since 1989 and taught various psychology courses at Rutgers for 20 years.

Therapy has become part of many people’s lives and has made many positive strides in the mental health world. Hudson County is filled with highly acclaimed therapists and doctors who are available to work with many different types of people and needs. Don’t ever be afraid to seek help. It’s out there and available when needed.

Wellness Counseling | 84 Washington Street Suite 3B, Hoboken

Wellness Counseling is a private therapy practice specializing in encouraging children, families, and adults to make flourishing decisions and positive changes in their lives. Founder Dr. Jennifer Politis and her team help clients manage major transitions like relocating and divorce to improving family dynamics, as well as help clients reconnect with their inner strength, reduce anxiety and conflict, heal their relationships, and rediscover the joy in their lives. To request an appointment, fill out the form here.

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