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Online Therapy in New Jersey

Mind by Design Counseling

Affordable Online Therapy
| New Jersey|

Mind by Design Offers Affordable Online Therapy Through Our
"Pay What You Can" Program

We are committed to serving New Jersey residents with affordable online therapy, therefore we’ve extended our practice to now offer Affordable Online Therapy in New Jersey through our Graduate Internship Program.

Finances shouldn’t determine the quality of mental care you receive, and everyone deserves access to top-tier mental health services at an affordable price. Our Affordable Online Therapy aims to blend the quality of private, online therapy at a price that’s less daunting.

Our student interns provide affordable online counseling under the direct supervision of Rebecca Sidoti, LCSW ensuring that clients are receiving exceptional treatment.

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 

Affordable Online Therapy Means Mental Health Access for All

We offer the following low cost psychotherapy & counseling services for kids 8+, teens, young adults & adults including

Are You a student looking for internship placement? Email Your Resume & Learn How You Can Join our Affordable Online Therapy Program

What to Expect from our
Affordable Online Therapy Services in New Jersey

Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, or any other mental health condition, our team is here to support you. Reduced-fee therapy doesn’t mean reduced quality. 

We are able to make therapy more affordable by offering services with our graduate student interns and our licensed associates. Under close supervision and guidance, interns and associates are provided with trainings and support to serve clients with effective, evidenced based online therapy services. Additionally, they participate in training, individual and group supervision.

You can qualify for low cost therapy if you are an adult or teen in New Jersey, and if one or more of the following apply to you:
A. You don’t have insurance
B. Your insurance plan doesn’t have out-of-network benefits
C. You can’t afford our Private Pay rates
D. Your personal needs are aligned with the scope of practice that our student interns can provide

If any of these describe you, you’re all set to start!

Step by Step Process
for Affordable Online therapy in New Jersey

  • Your First Session:
    • Clients working with providers through our affordable online therapy program are provided with the care and dedication as all the clients at Mind by Design. Clients participate in their “intake “session”, which  involves a 60-90 minute assessment to comprehend your needs and goals.
  • Cost of Intake:
    • When working with a graduate level intern, the cost of services are set by the client during the consultation call with our client care coordinator
  • After the First Session:
    • Together, you and your therapist will create a schedule that works to meet on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. In addition, you will work with your therapist to create a treatment plan with you goals, identify support and needs.
  • Follow Up Sessions:
    • Each follow up session will last between 45 and 60 minutes through our HIPAA compliant online therapy platform. 

See if Our Affordable Online Therapy Program
is right for you!

Affordable online therapy does not mean that the services you receive are any less valuable. Additionally, working with an intern level counselor tends to offer a different reward than many people consider: she brings a fresh and understanding perspective.


Intern Level Therapists are actively learning, therefore the skills they apply are fresh in their minds and they are always backed by a certified supervisor. That’s like having two therapists work with you for the price of one! Online therapy, sometimes referred to as tele-therapy or virtual counseling, involves accessing mental health support through video and phone sessions from the comfort of your own home. At Mind by Design, we utilize HIPAA-compliant video platforms, ensuring the highest level of privacy and confidentiality for our clients. Because of this, online therapy has become an increasingly popular choice for individuals seeking counseling services

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FAQ's About Affordable 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:




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

new client contact form request contact

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.

Our Insurance Page shares a small blurb about Why We Left Insurance Panels

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.