If you’re searching for therapy in New Jersey that will suport your efforts to reclaim your happiness and find purpose, value and meaning in your life, we encourage you to learn about how Marilyn can help you!
Marilyn specializes in providing therapy for depression, trauma, anxiety and LGBTQ+ needs. Teens and Adults can find compassion, empowerment and support with our online therapy in New Jersey.
Marilyn’s goal is to create a comfortable and motivating space that helps teens and adults grow. Using effective therapy for depression, clients begin to experience the relief of symptoms and start to have a healthy, more fulfilling life again. Our experienced therapists provide individualized, client-centered care. Ease the burden of stress and burnout with support from our providers in New Jersey.
Adolescent Mental Health Advocate
Professional Trauma Educator
Marilyn not only provides individual therapy for teens, she also is a fierce advocate for teen mental health and LGBTQ+ rights,
Marilyn educates and trains other professionals on therapy for trauma-related issues. Marilyn’s work in teaching is through Rutger’s University, educating other professionals on best practices on providing therapy for depression and trauma.
Trauma & Domestic Violence Support in NJ, Marilyn has expansive knowledge in aiding teens and families who are exposed to DV, trauma or other crises. With her supportive and nonjudgmental approach, Marilyn supports clients on their healing journey to create a life that is safe, accepting and empowering.
CURRENT NEW JERSEY THERAPY LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
Thanks for stopping by my page! My name is Marilyn, and I am a licensed therapist, specializing in therapy for depression, stress and mood issues. I provide therapy for teens and adults in New Jersey as well as incorporating family counseling.
If the vision you had for your life doesn’t reflect in your current reality, therapy can help you achieve the emotional health you deserve. Whether you’re seeking therapy for depression, stress or burnout, I am confident that together, we can create the life you envisioned.
Let therapy be the space where you heal, grow, and reclaim your life.
By providing advocacy and counseling to teen and adult survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault, Marilyn’s clients are able to reconnect with themselves, establish a sense of safety and begin their healing journey. Additionally, her expertise extends to intensive counseling services for adolescents in need. With extensive training, Along with her clinical training, Marilyn is dedicated to life-long learning, including research in neurobiology, integrative treatment for mental health and trauma such as somatic therapy and mindfulness practices.
It’s normal teens to experience emotional fluctuations. Adjusting to changes can be challenging, and mental health issues might affect their relationships, school performance, and social development. Our qualified child and adolescent therapists are specially trained to communicate effectively with young individuals and their families, ensuring a comprehensive and empathetic approach to therapy
At MbD Counseling, we understand the unique challenges teens face in today’s world. Marilyn is highly qualified to help teens experiencing various challenges including:
We equip teens with not just the tools to modify specific behaviors, but also with lifelong coping skills for managing stress. We employ a range of proven, age-appropriate treatment techniques in our therapy for teens.
Our approach often includes collaboration with parents, caregivers, teachers, and families, ensuring a supportive environment for the teen’s growth.
Marilyn and our team of skilled professionals, dedicate themselves to assisting clients in crafting a personalized mental health treatment plan. Whether you’re dealing with depression, stress, social anxiety, or mood swings, it’s vital to connect with a therapist who can understand and address your unique needs effectively. To take the first step towards healing and regaining control of your life, consider scheduling an appointment today either by phone or through online booking.
Depression manifests in various ways, often misunderstood or overlooked. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms consistently for over two weeks, it’s time to seek professional help:
Expert Therapy For…
➤ Anxiety & Stress
➤ Grief & Loss
➤ Panic Attacks
➤ BIPOC Wellness
➤ Life Transitions
➤ Postpartum Mental Health
If you feel I could be a good fit to help you or your loved one, the next step is to reach out to complete a
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Feel free to ask anything. Some good questions are:
It depends on your goals. Expect questions about your thoughts, feelings, relationships, work, school, and health. They’ll ask to understand your therapy goals.
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.
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.
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.
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
VRT not only helps with exposure therapy for phobias, but is great for ADHD, mindfulness, PTSD and social anxiety.