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Online Therapy in New Jersey

Mind by Design Counseling

Expert Therapy for Grief, Stress & Life Transitions

Kristin Justice, MS, NCC, LAC

Connect with experienced providers offering therapy for grief, stress, depression and more. Kristin Justice is a licensed associate counselor, supporting individuals in their efforts to reclaim their happiness and find purpose, value and meaning in their lives.

 

Receive the support and guidance you need to overcome life’s challenging by taking the next step!

Kristin's Therapy Style

Kristin specializes in supporting individuals through grief and los and  major life adjustments through a supportive and goal oriented lense. Kristin’s goal is to help you take charge of your mental health and thrive amidst life’s ups and downs.

 

Her conversational and relatable approach to therapy makes it easier to open up and tackle the tough stuff. As such, Kristin’s guidance & unwavering support, will help you feel confident and empowered on your path to a more fulfilling life. If you are seeking therapy for grief, therapy for stress or other life challenges, Kristin is an excellent choice!

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Therapy for Grief, Coping with Stress & More

"The only way to get what you really want is to let go of what you don’t want. "
-Iyanla Vanzant

What to Expect When Working with Kristin Justice

Kristin approaches therapy with openness, pulling from theories that honor individualism. To do this, Kristin builds on strengths & encourages growth in all areas of wellness. Additionally, Kristin specializes in grief counseling, stress management, life transitions & female empowerment.

With her experience as a keynote speaker for various women’s empowerment events,Kristin’s broad range of skills helps individuals on a social, emotional and psychological level.  In addition to her work as a counselor, Kristin is an adjunct professor and advocate of BIPOC mental wellness and social justice.

Online Therapy for
Stress, Depression, OCD & More

➤ Panic Attacks
➤ LGBTQIA+ Wellness
➤ Adolescent Mental Health
➤ Postpartum Mental Health

➤ OCD
➤ Trauma
➤ Phobias
➤ Anxiety & Depression

Alternative Therapy Services

➤ Virtual Reality Therapy 
➤ Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy
➤ Creative Arts Expression

How Can Therapy for Grief Help you?

While personal coping strategies are valuable, having a professional validate and understand your grief is equally important. In such challenging times, grief counseling can be a beacon of hope.

 

Your therapy may involve traditional individual or group sessions, as well as alternative methods to process your loss. If a family member has passed, engaging in couple or family counseling can be beneficial. Our grief therapy in New Jersey guides individuals through the shock, trauma, and acute distress, ensuring the grief doesn’t consume them. 

How Can Therapy for Stress & Life Transitions Help you?

Adopting healthy coping mechanisms can significantly improve one’s ability to navigate stress life transitions more effectively and maintain mental and emotional well-being. It’s often helpful to recognize when unhealthy patterns emerge and consciously make efforts to replace them with healthier strategies. If you’re going through a life transition and struggling to cope, consider reaching out to a professional who can guide you towards adopting and strengthening these healthy coping mechanisms. Therapy for stress is available to NJ residents

Cost of Online Therapy with Kristin Justice, LAC

We understand the importance of finding the right therapist. That’s why all of our services are provided online for added ease and convenience & getting in touch with us is simple! Finding a therapist to help with stress and anxiety shouldn’t cause more stress and anxiety!

Associated Costs for therapy with
Kristin Justice, LAC:

 

Intake Session: $200
50-60 Minutes: $135

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What is Online Therapy for Grief Counseling?

Online Therapy for Grief Counseling is a mental health service that provides emotional and psychological support via video call. It is designed for individuals experiencing grief and loss, offering a convenient and accessible way to receive counseling from licensed therapists specialized in grief therapy.

How does online therapy for grief work?

Once you sign up for our service, you will be matched with our grief counselor and scheduled for your intake appointment. Sessions are conducted via video calls, are typically 1x weekly, and are about 50-60 minutes

Is online grief therapy as effective as in-person therapy?

Studies have shown that online therapy is just as effective as in-person therapy for various mental health issues, including grief counseling. The key factors in therapy-effectiveness are the quality of the therapeutic relationship and the commitment of both the therapist and the client to the therapeutic process.

Who are the expert grief therapists?

Our therapists are licensed, trained, and experienced professionals who specialize in grief counseling. They have undergone rigorous selection and training processes to ensure they can provide high-quality support to our clients. Our top NJ Grief Therapist, Kristin Justice, LAC is an expert in helping individuals process and cope with grief. Check out her profile here:
Kristin Justice, LAC

How long does each therapy session last?

Each therapy session typically lasts between 50 to 60 minutes. However, session lengths can be adjusted based on your specific needs and preferences.

Is online therapy confidential?

Yes, confidentiality is a cornerstone of our service. All sessions are conducted through secure, encrypted platforms to ensure your privacy. Our therapists adhere to strict confidentiality agreements, ensuring that everything discussed in therapy remains private.

Can I switch therapists if I'm not satisfied?

Absolutely. It’s important that you feel comfortable with your therapist. If, for any reason, you wish to change therapists, you can do so at any time.

How do I get started with online grief counseling?

Getting started is easy. Simply visit our website, click on the “Contact Us” button, and follow the instructions to sign up. You’ll be asked to fill out a brief questionnaire, and then you can choose your therapist and schedule your first session. You can also fill out a New Client Request Form here, and one of our providers will reach out within 24 hours

Who can benefit from Online Therapy for Grief Counseling?

Anyone who is experiencing grief or loss can benefit from our grief counseling. Whether you’re dealing with the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, or any other form of loss, our therapists are here to support you through your healing journey. We work with children, teens and adults utilizing talk therapy, art therapy & trauma-informed care.

Frequently Asked Questions
About Online Therapy with Kristin Justice, LAC.

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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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 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.

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?

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.