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Meet Our Team of
expert Online Therapists

Our online therapists are uniquely specialized, backed by advanced training in specific therapeutic areas. While we offer a diverse range of treatments, our commitment to excellence and specialized care remains consistent across the board. Getting to know our online therapists allows you to determine if we align with your therapeutic needs. At Mind By Design Counseling in New Jersey, we pride ourselves on delivering personalized online therapy sessions, emphasizing transformative experiences and holistic mental well-being. Our therapists are dedicated to forging a partnership built on trust with our clients, utilizing proven methodologies to address various mental health conditions.

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Team of Online Therapy Providers in NJ From Mind By Design Counseling

Marilyn Defalco, LCSW

Marilyn DeFalco, LCSW headshot, online therapist t Mind by Design

Since 2016, Marilyn has been providing clinical services to families, adolescents and adults struggling with trauma, abuse, substance use and gender identity. Marilyn has extensive training and experience in trauma-informed care. As an online therapist, Marilyn primarily works with adolescents, individuals of the LGBTQ community and individuals struggling with PTSD, Trauma and Mood Disorders.

Because of her expertise and  extensive knowledge of treating trauma-related issues, conducting professional trainings and workshops for educators and school staff, medical professionals, law enforcement, and first responders. Included in Marilyn’s accomplishments is the development of the Morris Alliance for Student  Sexual Safety (MASSS) coalition to prevent interpersonal violence and enhance health education in schools.

Areas of Clinical Expertise 

Credentials & Certifications

  • 2019: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, NJ
  • 2018: New Jersey Certified Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate, Girls Circle Facilitator Certification
  • 2016: School Social Worker Standard Certificate, Kean University, NJ, Licensed Social Worker, NJ, Masters of Social Work, Kean University, NJ
  • Bachelors of Psychology & Sociology, William Paterson University, NJ

Research & Publications


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Kristin Justice, LAC

Kristin Justice, LAC online therapist at Mind by Design

Kristin D. Justice is a Licensed Associate Counselor and an Adjunct Professor at Monmouth University. Moreover, she is an experienced counselor, educator and public speaker. Since graduating with her masters, Kristin’s clinical work has focused on empowering women, working directly with children and families experience mental health crises, and providing individual and group therapy. As an online therapist, Kristin focuses on treating individuals struggling with stress, grief and life transitions.

Furthermore, her research includes a focus on the underutilization of mental health services in minority communities, outreach and service to those communities in therapeutic settings, and the role that spirituality plays in minority mental health, social justice and counseling. Lastly, Kristin’s approach to mental health begins with compassion and education, leading to healthy, fulfilling personal transformation.

Areas of Clinical Expertise 

Credentials & Certifications

  • 2021: Adjunct Professor, Monmouth University (NJ)
  • 2020: Nationally Certified Counselor (NJ), Licensed Associate Counselor(NJ). Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • 2012: Masters in Psychology
  • 2009: Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology & African American Studies

Research & Publications

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Rebecca Sidoti, LCSW

Rebecca Sidoti online therapist t Mind by Design

Rebecca is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the Founder of Mind by Design Counseling. As an online therapist, Rebecca focuses her clinical work on the treatment of Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Panic Disorder & Phobias. In addition to the services of a traditional online therapist, Rebecca also provides Ketamine Therapy, Virtual Reality Therapy, is a Certified Anxiety Treatment Specialist,  & Clinical Supervisor. Rebecca’s passion lies in providing innovative and progressive treatment to individuals and families.


Areas of Clinical Expertise 

Credentials & Certifications

  • 2023: Clinical Supervisor (NJ). Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapist (Journey Clinical)
  • 2021: Completion of Seminar: Virtual Reality (VR) for Anxiety & Phobias
  • 2020: Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Provider, Perinatal & Postpartum Mood & Anxiety Specialist
  • 2019: New Jersey Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Professional Training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Rutgers University, NJ
  • 2018: SIFI Certification, Seton Hall University, NJ
  • 2016 Masters of Social Work, Kean University, NJ
  • 2012 Bachelors Degree in Psychology & Fine Arts, Kean University, NJ

Research & Publications



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Or Here to Request an Appointment

What Can Our Online THerapists Help you With?

Our online therapists have dedicated clinical ares of focus, allowing the mastery of skills needed for positive therapy outcomes. These clinical areas of specialty include: 

»» Trauma, PTSD, C-PTSD

»» Childhood Trauma Therapy
»» Therapy for Survivors of Abuse and Sexual Assault
»» Acute Stress Disorders, Stress Response & Adjustment Disorders

»» Grief, Loss & Life Transitions

»» Prolonged Grief
»» Complex Grief
»» Traumatic Loss
»» Stress Related to Aging
»» Caring for Aging Parents
»» Adjusting to life stage (going to college, post-divorce, moving, etc)

»» Anxiety, Phobias & Panic Disorder

»» Social Anxiety
»» Selective Mutism
»» Separation Anxiety
»» Agoraphobia
»» Specific Phobia & Fears
»» Generalized Anxiety Disorder

»» Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

»» Depression & Stress Management

»» Major Depressive Disorder
»» Treatment-Resistant Depression
»» Adjustment Disorder

»» Perinatal & Postpartum Mental Health (PMADs)

»» Anxiety
»» Depression
»» OCD
»» Psychosis

Online Therapists, Unlimited Potential

In addition to expert knowledge in these clinical areas of practice, our therapists apply modalities that are results-driven, evidenced based and person-centered. These treatment approaches include: 

»»Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

»»Ketamine Therapy for:
• Treatment Resistant Depression
• Suicidal Ideation
• Grief


»»Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy

»»VRET for OCD and Phobias


»»Expressive Art Therapy

»»BreakBoxes & ArtBoxes Provided to Each Online Therapy Client in New Jersey


»»In-Home Therapy (as needed for eligible New Jersey Residents)

»»In Home Services are for individuals who can not access telehealth or individuals who are participating in the Process of Ketamine Dosing Sessions. Eligible Counties in New Jersey include: 

    • Monmouth County, New Jersey
    • Bergen County, New Jersey
    • Hoboken, New Jersey
    • Middlesex County, New Jersey
    • Somerset County, New Jersey
    • Morris County, New Jersey


Please call us at 609-300-6481 for more information on in-home therapy services.

Looking for More Traditional Online Therapy?

»» Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

»» Mindfulness-Based CBT
»» Trauma-Informed CBT

»» Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

»» Prolonged Exposure (PE), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

»»Harm Reduction Approach

»» Impulse Control Disorders, Substance Misuse

»» Interpersonal Psychotherapy

»» Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Talk to one of our Online Therapists Today!

To get linked with one of our online therapists:

Complete a New Client Inquiry Form,

  Call or Text: 609-300-6481

  Email: Info@mindbydesignllc.com

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FAQ's about Online Therapy in New Jersey

How do I get started as a new client?

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

What is Virtual Reality Therapy (VRT)?

VRT is an immersive tool that helps clients to explore environments that can not be traditionally explored in therapy. Visit our VR page for more info and to watch our infomercial 

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.

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.

How does the process work?

  • Fill out a consult request below or reach out to us directly.
  • our phone number is 609-300-6481, call or text
  • MBD will respond within 24 business hours
  • You will get access to the patient portal to complete the intake paperwork
  • Once the paperwork is submitted and reviewed we confirm your intake appointment
  • Prior to your intake, you will receive a link to access the telehealth session.

Does my insurance cover my visits?

Uur goal it to decrease stress and anxiety, so we understand that the financial commitment to therapy is something to consider! We provide OON billing for clients who decide to bill their insurance for services. A “Superbill” can be provided to you for potential reimbursement of services. To know if you have to OON benefits, you can call your insurance company and ask about the process of receiving these benefits. 

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

See our “Affordable Therapy” Page for info on licensing and costs of therapy.

 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.

Understanding Out-Of-Network Benefits

Although we aren’t paneled with insurance, we are considered Out-of-Network providers. Typically, our clients with OON coverage received about 60-80% reimbursement for services. Additionally, you can check your benefits online, or give us a call so we can check for you. Although not everyone has OON benefits, we encourage that you contact us regarding our Affordable Therapy services through our Graduate internship Program. Specifically, our graduate interns provider counseling under supervision, allowing for us to offer sessions for $60 per session. 

Private Pay Options for Online Therapy

 In addition to our affordable counseling services, we firmly believe that investing in your mental health is an investment in a better life. Therefore, our services are designed to provide long-term benefits, equipping you with the necessary tools and strategies to overcome challenges, improve relationships, and enhance your overall well-being. However, if you have insurance coverage, we encourage you to inquire about deductible, out-of-network benefits, reimbursement percentage, and the claims submission process.

Similarly, our out-of-pocket payment option gives you the freedom to explore therapy without worrying about limitations imposed by insurance providers. As stated above, we can assist you in determining out-of-network benefits and provide a superbill for potential reimbursement. Lastly, by submitting the superbill to your insurance provider, you can initiate the claim processing and reimbursement based on your plan.

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