Online Therapy In New Jersey

Unconventional Therapy for

Unconventional People

We’re proud to offer online therapy to teens and adults in New Jersey, specializing in Anxiety, OCD, Depression, Grief, Stress, and Women’s Mental Health. For those looking for a less traditional route, we also offer Ketamine Assisted Therapy, Virtual Reality Therapy & Creative Expression Therapy. At Mind by Design Counseling, we believe that mental health is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. Our founder, a licensed therapist, started this company with the goal of providing effective & accessible online therapy to those who need it most.

Kristin Justice
LAC, NCC

kristin justice licensed therapist in new jersey

Kristin specializes in the treatment of...

✧ Grief & Loss

✧ Stress & Major Life Transitions

✧ Depression & Burnout

✧ Women’s Mental Health & Empowerment

Rebecca Sidoti our online therapists in new jersey meet the ketamine therapist

Rebecca specializes in the treatment of...

✧ Anxiety Disorders

✧ Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

✧ Postpartum Mental Health

✧ Ketamine Assisted Therapy

Rebecca Sidoti
LCSW, CCATP

The Therapists

Online Therapy in New Jersey Rooted in Empathy, Inclusivity & Empowerment.

 

It’s hard to find a therapist near you that checks all the boxes! Our local New Jersey Therapists offer counseling to anyone who lives or works in New Jersey through our HIPPA compliant online therapy platform.

Our values and mission honor and promote self-determination, empowerment and client-centered care. Online therapy supports adults, teens and families through both non-traditional and traditional practices so that treatment is catered to your individual & unique needs.

What We Treat

anxiety & Stress

Our highly trained anxiety specialists help clients overcome even the most challenging symptoms and support your journey towards overcoming stress, social anxiety, phobias & panic.

Grief & Loss

Using holistic & unique approaches, we assist clients in their journey through grief & loss using various modalities, such as talk therapy, art & mindfulness. You don’t need to grieve alone, we’re here for you.

Stress & Depression

Depression can disrupt your everyday routine. From sleep habits & energy levels to mood & work performance, we understand the importance of finding the right therapist to help overcome depression 

OCD

OCD therapy is helps people experiencing obsessive uncontrollable thoughts or images & compulsive behaviors.

The
Interns

Maria Rice

NYU  Clinical Intern here to help clients…

 

✧ Utilize VR & Immersive Technology to promote mental wellness

 

✧ Overcome barriers that limit clients from living their most authentic & fulfilling life

 

✧ Integrate Art, Music, & Psychedelic therapies  to support each clients journey towards healing.

Caroline Goodhines

NYU  Clinical Intern here to help clients…

 

✧ Strengthen their sense of self through culturally responsive therapy

 

✧ Transition into parenthood & overcome obstacles such as postpartum depression & anxiety

✧ Master communication skills for more fulfilling & secure relationships.

Denise Spivey

Kean U Clinical Intern here to help clients…

 

✧ Process challenging experiences in a safe space through Trauma-Informed Care

 

✧ Overcome stress & anxiety through a flexible approach that is inclusive for people of all abilities. 

 

✧ Integrate creative expression and art to support clients self-expression 

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Unconventional Therapy for
Unconventional People

When it comes to tackling tough stuff, our online therapists in New Jersey have years of experience and a knack for tackling even the most stubborn mental health challenges. Our online therapists are experts in their therapeutic focus and have dedicated postgraduate hours to master the skills needed to provide effective, and comprehensive care.

From Ketamine Assisted Therapists, to Trauma-Informed Care, to Grief & Loss support, our therapists demonstrate expertise and positive client outcomes.

 

 

Our Mission

At Mind by Design Counseling, we empower individuals to overcome their challenges and embrace their authentic selves. Through innovative and personalized mental health care, we provide the knowledge and tools needed for transformative personal growth.

 

 

Vision Statement
Our vision is to disrupt the status quo in mental health care by setting new standards for personalized and impactful therapy. We aspire to create a world where everyone has access to inclusive, empowering, and non-traditional mental health support, fostering a community of individuals who are capable of profound personal transformation.

 

 

Our Values

  • Insight: We prioritize deep understanding and evidence-based practices to provide meaningful mental health care.
  • Authenticity: We embrace true self-expression and individuality in all aspects of our practice.
  • Empowerment: We enable our clients to take control of their lives and challenge the status quo.
  • Innovation: We continuously disrupt and improve mental health care through creative and forward-thinking approaches.
  • Rebellion: We challenge traditional norms and advocate for personal freedom and self-discovery.
  • Attunement: We build strong, transformative relationships with our clients, deeply understanding and responding to their unique needs.
  • Courage:
    We encourage boldness and bravery in personal growth, helping clients to face and overcome their challenges with confidence.

Common Questions about
online therapy in New Jersey

How do I get started as a new client?

New Clients can reach out to us directly via call, text or email here:

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Or, you can complete a new client form and we’ll reach out to you within 24 hours here:

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What is your cancellation policy?

We ask that clients provide at least 24 hours notice in the event that they need to cancel to avoid the 50% cancellation fee. we understand that life happens and do our best to be flexible & reschedule.

Does my insurance cover my visits?

We provide”Courtesy Billing” for clients who are using the Out-of-network insurance benefits.

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Do you offer traditional talk therapy?

of course! though we have some unconventional therapy approaches, we are rooted in evidenced based practices. Talk therapy is a major player in the therapy room! See What we Treat and Integrative Services for more information

Is Online Therapy As Effective As In-Person Therapy?

Online therapy is essentially face-to-face counseling, just conducted remotely. Studies show that teletherapy is as effective as traditional counseling. Professional organizations and state governments recognize its benefits and have set regulations for it. However, like any therapy, its success in achieving your goals isn’t guaranteed. It’s important to discuss with your therapist whether teletherapy is working for you.

Can I Change Therapists If I'm Not Happy?

Yes, you can switch therapists to another provider within the practice, or we can provide you a referral if preferred. We want to ensure that your time and effort are well spent, and that you are getting the relief you need, that’s why we work collaboratively with each other in the practice, as well as outside therapists who we know and trust.

How Do I Know If Therapy Is Helping?

You should feel like you’re making progress. Signs it’s working include:

Feeling comfortable talking to your therapist
Your therapist respects boundaries
You’re moving towards your goals
You feel listened to
You’re doing better in life
Your self-esteem is getting better

Is Online Therapy Easy to Use for Non-Tech-Savvy People?

Yes, it’s pretty simple to access sessions. You’ll need basic internet skills, such as opening and visiting the patient link sent to you via email. It’s similar to video chatting like Facetime or Zoom. We can also walk you through it on the phone the first time to ensure a strong connection

What Questions Should I Ask My New Therapist?

Feel free to ask anything. Some good questions are:

  • How often will we meet?
  • What do you specialize in?
  • What experience do you have with my issue?
  • What outcomes can I expect?
  • How will I know I’m progressing?
  • How long do you usually work with clients?
  • How will we set my treatment goals?

How Should I Prepare for My First Session?

Showing up is all that you need to do! But if you really want to get the most out of session, it could help to take some time to think about what you want from therapy. It helps to write down your goals, questions you have or things that you feel are important to share. 

What is the difference between associate therapists & fully licensed therapists?

Our Qualifications:

Our founder, Rebecca Sidoti, is a highly qualified, state-licensed therapist and supervisor with extensive training in anxiety related disorders and innovative treatment such as Ketamine Therapy. Mind by Design Counseling adheres to standards set by the our governing counseling boards.

To see each providers credentials, training and licenses, visit our “Meet the Therapists” Page to learn more.

 

  • LAC/LSW are therapists who may practice clinical work under the supervision of a fully licensed therapist.
  • LPC/LCSW are therapists who have completed the necessary clinical hours post-graduation under supervision and can practice clinical work independently.

What Geographic Areas Are Served?

Currently, we serve clients in New Jersey and are expanding to other states as telehealth laws evolve. While telehealth offers the convenience of attending sessions from anywhere, state laws require clients to be in-state during their session.

Is Virtual Counseling Suitable for Everyone?

Online therapy might not be as effective for individuals with chronic suicidal thoughts, severe trauma, significant mental health history, or those recently in intensive care. Such cases often benefit more from traditional, in-person counseling. We’ll help you decide if our online services are right for you during your intake and evaluation.

What Equipment is Needed for Online Therapy?

To join a session, log in using the credentials we provide. No downloads are needed. Our platform, compatible with both individual and group sessions, requires:
A computer or mobile device with a webcam and internet access.
We’ll help you test your setup before your first appointment to ensure a reliable connection. iOS users should use the Safari browser for mobile and tablet sessions.

What Questions Will Therapists Ask Me?

It depends on your goals. Expect questions about your thoughts, feelings, relationships, work, school, and health. They’ll ask to understand your therapy goals.

How Do You Keep Client Information Secure?

Security and Confidentiality of Sessions:
Your privacy is crucial to us. We use TherapyNotes, a HIPAA-compliant platform, ensuring secure and confidential teletherapy sessions. This platform’s security features include encrypted video connections, secure data transfers, and encrypted databases, ensuring your information is safe at all times.

What is VRT used for?

we use VRT to support Exposure Therapy, a long standing traditional therapy modality to treat phobias, anxiety and stress. we send a headset directly to your home so you can access VRT from anywhere.

VRT not only helps with exposure therapy for phobias, but is great for ADHD, mindfulness, PTSD and social anxiety.

A WORD FROM REBECCA…..

I work with individuals who are looking to expand outside of their comfort zone, overcome anxiety and find an inner balance that is fulfilling, secure and empowering. Many of my clients experience a sense of freedom and confidence within the first few sessions as they rediscover their strengths & innate power. This often becomes the driving force for positive change as therapy progresses.

A WORD FROM KRISTIN…..

I am professionally trained in grief, trauma, anxiety & stress management. I treat each individual’s unique needs with a focus on emotion regulation, assertiveness training, coping with change, and stress management. During our online therapy sessions, we will work together to build on your strengths, giving you the power to overcome your challenges.

OUR PHILOSOPHY IS SIMPLE…

Therapy should empower clients to be bold, and design the life they want to live.