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Rebecca Sidoti, LCSW

Experience empowering & compassionate therapy for OCD, anxiety panic attacks & more.  Rebecca’s authentic and unconventional approach extends beyond talk therapy, offering additional supports like Ketamine Therapy, VR Therapy & Creative Expression

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I’m so glad you’ve landed here on my page! If you’re looking for therapy for OCD, anxiety, phobias or postpartum mental health , you’re in the right place! I’ve got years of experience and a knack for tackling even the toughest mental health challenges. I offer online therapy and in-home therapy to clients in the following Counties in New Jersey: Monmouth County, Middlesex County, Somerset County

Why Clients Choose Rebecca Sidoti, LCSW

When Receiving Therapy for Anxiety

Rebecca’s approach is authentic, empowering & client-centered. Clients that work with Rebecca will feel confident that they’re receiving expert, evidenced based therapy for OCD, anxiety & stress. Rebecca’s credentials and training are a testament to her dedication to providing the most up-to-date treatment and interventions to individuals struggling to overcome their mental health challenges. 

Why Clients Choose Rebecca Sidoti, LCSW


Rebecca offers traditional and non-traditional therapy to help clients overcome anxiety, phobias and OCD. Rebecca’s clients have the option for in-person exposure therapy, virtual reality exposure therapy, ketamine assisted psychotherapy, and traditional exposure and response prevention. Rebecca is a compassionate and motivating therapist, always aiming to create a personalized, comfortable and judgement free environment. 

Rebecca Sidoti's Credentials, Qualifications & Training


  • New Jersey Clinical Supervisor (NASW)
  • Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapist Through Journey Clinical



  • Virtual Reality (VR) Therapy for Anxiety & Phobias Seminar (PESI)



  • Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Provider, Perinatal & Postpartum Mood & Anxiety Specialist (PSI)



  • SIFI Certification, Seton Hall University, NJ
  • NJ Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Professional Training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Rutgers University School of Social Work



  • NJ Licensed Social Worker (LSW)
  • Masters of Social Work, Kean University, NJ



  • Bachelors Degree in Psychology & Fine Arts, Kean University, NJ

Research & Publications

  • Journal of Ethical Human Psychology & Psychiatry Corporatism & Big Pharma. ‘


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How Rebecca Can Help You Thrive

In addition to traditional therapy for OCD and anxiety, Rebecca also offers alternative mental health services including Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy & Virtual Reality Therapy. Get ready to conquer your anxiety, embrace your inner strength, and build thriving relationships with Rebecca.  With years of training and clinical work, Rebecca’s expertise include the treatment of  anxiety disorders, OCD, panic attacks, phobias, and postpartum mental health.


With her encouraging & empowering approach, she’ll equip you with practical strategies to put anxiety in check. In addition to traditional services, Rebecca is always seeking out new  and innovative ways to help her clients overcome their anxiety and live their lives to the fullest. This includes her extensive training and research in progressive treatment approaches including Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. She’s not here for the status quo – so, if you’re ready to rewrite your story, break free from anxiety’s grip, and cultivate the life you want, Rebecca’s got your back!

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FAQ 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:

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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 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.

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