Local Therapists in Hoboken: Here To Help Your Mental Health 

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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 out there on the table because it’s something that needs to be recognized, not as a taboo subject but as a part of life. 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.

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Steve Bielarski, LCSW {223 Bloomfield Street}

Steve has been a licensed clinical social worker in Hoboken since 2006. He works using a strength-based model, a form of psychotherapy {don’t worry, that just means without the use of medicine} 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 perspective. “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, Etna, and most Cigna plans. For more information,  visit his website here

Mindful Power {51 Newark Street}

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. 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. 

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Jody Smith, MA., LPC {258 Newark Street}

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 an out of network benefit coverage. If paying without insurance, sessions are typically priced at $125 to $175 each. 

Dr. Nadimeh Badaan, Psychologist, PsyD {306 Washington Street}

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. Sessions range in price from $175 to $250 depending on the type of therapy. 

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Healing on Hudson {129 Washington Street}

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

Starr Therapy {306 Washington Street Suite 201-202 and 206}

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 brain in order for clients to live the lives they have always imagined. More information on Starr Therapy can be found on their website

Anchor Therapy {80 River Street, Suite 306}

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 {in their 20s and 30s}. 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

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. 

Do you know of a local therapist we should add to the list? Let us know in the comments! 

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Hoboken homeowner and lover of all things local, Danielle made her home in the Mile Square City nearly six years ago. Danielle is a second grade teacher by day; after hours, she can be found in the kitchen whipping up a a new recipe or grabbing a bite to eat with her husband and friends. Danielle is the try-er and buyer of all things beauty and loves finding a good deal. Shopping on Washington, interior decorating, and riding her Peloton are just a few of Danielle's favorite things. Oh, and did we mention her undying love for the New York Yankees?