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Online Therapy in New Jersey

Mind by Design Counseling

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Our online therapists are uniquely specialized, backed by advanced training in specific therapeutic areas. While we offer a diverse range of online therapy, 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.

Kristin Justice, LAC

Specializing In

Grief & Loss
Stress & Depression
Life Transitions & Adjustments
Women’s Mental Health

Rebecca Sidoti, LCSW

Specializing In

OCD & Phobias
Anxiety & Panic Attacks
Postpartum Mental Health
Ketamine Therapy

What Can Our Team of Online Therapists Help you With?

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Anxiety, Stress & Life Adjustments

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

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) therapy is helps people experiencing obsessive uncontrollable thoughts or images & compulsive behaviors.

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Trauma, PTSD & C-PTSD

Therapy can increase distress tolerance, coping skills & build a strong foundation for mental & physical well-being. Additionally, therapy builds a strong foundation for future resilience. Our online therapists are trained in trauma-informed care, ensuring compassionate & effective treatment.

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Depression can be a debilitating mental health condition. However, online therapy emerged as a beacon of hope for many. Especially in New Jersey, where the hustle and bustle can sometimes be overwhelming, having access to therapy is a must.

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Postpartum anxiety, Depression & Mood

Perinatal and Postpartum mental health requires supports from a trained provider. Therapy explores the unique challenges faced by new parents or soon-to-be parents.

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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.

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Phobias, Fears & Panic Disorder

Phobia symptoms can be broken down into 3 categories to help understand the treatment experience. This includes cognitive, physical and behavioral symptoms, all treatable with our therapy services.

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Teens & Young Adults

Finding therapy for your teen can feel overwhelming. That's why our therapists are specifically trained to identify & treat adolescent mental health. Teens are vulnerable to anxiety, depression, seep issues, self-esteem challenges & social anxiety. Let our team help your teen develop healthy habits for a successful future.

Looking for Alternative mental health treatment?

Skip the clinic and find relief with our online therapy designed to treat even the most challenging mental health issues. 

Virtual Reality Therapy (VRT) is an exciting alternative therapy for mental health, utilizing VR technology to create real-life environments to practice new behavioral skills for coping with challenges. Our Online Therapy  combined with VRT assists clients with phobia, anxiety disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder to overcome triggers and fears in a safe and controlled environment. 

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is a, alternative therapy for mental health care. This holistic modality complements psychotherapy.  Many clients experience more frequent breakthroughs and sustained improvement in symptoms. At home and online  Ketamine Treatment is provider by a skilled therapist at MbD as well as a medical team through Journey Clinical.  

Holistic, supportive therapies provide alternative therapy and wellness initiatives to enhance evidence-based treatments in healing – journaling, writing, scrapbooking, collaging, painting, pottery, etc. Our Online Therapy Services include creativity and art expression to initiate personal growth in unexplored areas. 

Therapy Methods Used by our Online Therapists

We are truly grateful for every client we have the opportunity to serve. It brings us so much joy & pride to see the progress, growth & resilience in each & every client. See what our NJ Therapy clients are saying about their experiences with the therapists at Mind by Design Counseling…

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 provide counseling under supervision, allowing for us to offer “Pay What You Can”, setting your own comfortable rate for excellent therapy services. 

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 submit to your insurance on your behalf for potential reimbursement.

FAQ's 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:




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.

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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

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 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?

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.

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 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.

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.

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.