Mind by Design

ONLINE THERAPY IN NEW JERSEY

Online Therapy in New Jersey:
Help & Healing Right From Home

with Mind by Design Counseling

We understand the importance of flexibility and affordability, that’s why we’ve opted to provide online therapy in New Jersey. With ease and accessibility, our online therapy services are tailored to fit your needs & lifestyle.  Whether you’re a resident or a visitor in New Jersey, our online therapy services ensure you receive the support you need, when you need it.

Video Sessions
Experience the convenience of therapy from the comfort of your home with our video sessions. Powered by a user-friendly platform like Google Meet, our sessions ensure HIPAA compliance for your privacy and security. Whether you prefer using your phone, tablet, or computer, accessing therapy has never been easier. Simply click the provided link, and you’ll be connected to your session seamlessly.

Engaging in video sessions mirrors the experience of in-person therapy, with scheduled appointments and real-time interaction. Our therapists are dedicated to creating a supportive environment where you can explore your concerns and work towards your goals effectively.

 

Phone Sessions
For those who prefer a more flexible approach, our phone sessions offer a convenient alternative. While lacking visual cues, phone sessions still provide a valuable space for open communication and support. We recommend starting with an initial video session to establish rapport before transitioning to phone sessions.

Success Stories:
Transformations Through Online Therapy

Meet the Experts

Kristin Justice, NCC, LAC

KRISTIN’S THERAPY STYLE

 

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 women’s empowerment, grief counseling and coping with stress and life transitions.

 

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.

 

Rebecca Sidoti, C-CATP, LCSW

REBECCA’S THERAPY STYLE

 

Rebecca offers traditional and non-traditional therapy to help clients overcome anxiety, phobias and OCD as well as women overcoming postpartum mental health challenges. Rebecca’s clients can also choose to participate in unconventional therapy including Expressive Art Therapies, Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy, and In-Community Exposure Therapy.

 

Rebecca is a compassionate and motivating therapist, always aiming to create a personalized, comfortable and judgement free environment.

Our Areas of Expertise

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Anxiety therapy is one of the most common reasons individuals come to therapy, and our expert therapists are ready to help you overcome anxiety and reclaim your joy!

Therapy for anxiety is available in New Jersey for all NJ residents, and our expert therapists are ready to help you overcome anxiety, panic, fears, phobias stress & worry with our proven and effective therapy techniques. Call us to speak with a therapist for anxiety today!

It may feel like anxiety & stress have taken over, but our therapy for anxiety and stress helps clients overcome even the the toughest symptoms. Our Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Providers can help you overcome the challenges you’re facing, reclaim your mental health & get back your inner badass.

supporting friend overcoming loneliness and depression

Getting therapy for depression may feel overwhelming, but our depression therapists are compassionate and effective in treatment for depression in New Hersey. At the heart of our approach to treating depression is a genuine desire to help you grow and overcome challenges related to depression, anxiety and stress. At Mind by Design NJ, we understand that each journey is unique, and our online therapy options reflect the individuality each client receives. 

online grief counseling for grief and depression in New Jersey

Grief counseling stands as a beacon of support for numerous forms of grief. While the loss of a loved one is a common cause of sorrow, grief can also stem from a wide array of other life changes. This includes the end of a marriage or partnership, losing a job, facing health challenges, the loss of a cherished pet, and many other situations. It’s not uncommon to find yourself grappling with more than one type of grief simultaneously. Online grief counseling offers a space to understand and process your feelings, ensuring that whatever the source of your grief, you’re not navigating this journey alone.

how to cope with change and adjustments

Therapy can help ease the stress that individuals often experience when coping with change, and help restore a sense of balance.  Although there isn’t one specific therapy for those coping with change &life transitions, there are several ways in which therapy support your process and make the journey of life more enjoyable and fulfilling. Our online therapy services in New Jersey specialize in helping individuals adjust to life changes, overcome stress related to new life transitions and learn how resilient they truly are.

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The journey of pregnancy and the subsequent postpartum phase can be accompanied by a myriad of emotional and psychological challenges.  PMADs touch approximately 1 in 7 women, potentially manifesting during pregnancy or even before the baby’s arrival. These conditions can disrupt daily routines, from self-care rituals to newborn care. It’s essential to recognize these symptoms, understanding that they’re not merely “normal” challenges of new parenthood. When daily tasks become overwhelming, it’s time to seek professional support.

Before, during and after pregnancy, we have women who are experiencing: 

  • Depression & Mood Disorders 
  • Relationship Conflicts
  • Identity Challenges
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Psychotic Episodes
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior 

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If you have concerns about your adolescent’s mental health and are searching for online counseling for teens, Mind By Design in NJ offers specialized services for teens and pre-teens, ages 12+. Teen years can be challenging for families, and the WHO reports that 1 in 7 10-19 year olds experience a mental health challenge. Consequently, teens who experience physical, emotional, and social changes during the formative years are most vulnerable to mental health issues. Our online counseling for teens offers creative interventions to keep your child engaged and supported as they navigate adolescence. 

 
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Online therapy for OCD can give you the skills to overcome the challenges and symptoms related to OCD.  It is possible to live free from OCD with the right help. Our NJ specialists help clients struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, employing proven strategies to overcome OCD & reclaim the joy of life.

Unconventional Therapy in New Jersey

our process of providing ketamine assisted therapy in new jersey

Mind by Design offers Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) for NJ residents via tele-therapy (virtual therapy) and optional, in-home therapy. Ketamine has been researched for decades and, more notably research has shown that ketamine therapy can help break the persistent cycles of anxiety, OCD, treatment resistant depression, and PTSD.

Exposure therapy to overcome your phobia using virtual reality therapy in new jersey

Exposure Therapy is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy. Depending on the interventions being used and the mental health condition being treated, exposure therapy is sometimes referred to as Prolonged Exposure Therapy and Exposure & Response Prevention Therapy.

Exposure therapies are evidence-based treatments that help individuals confront and reduce the fear associated with traumatic memories, phobias, or triggers. By facing these fears directly, individuals can decrease their sensitivity over time, leading to reduced symptoms and improved quality of life.

Alternative wellness in mental health through expressive art therapy in NJ

The therapists at Mind by Design use creativity and art in therapy as a support to the overall therapeutic process. Our therapists are a creative group of clinicians who seek out opportunities to make therapy more engaging, comfortable and soothing for clients of all ages in New Jersey. Although different from art therapists who have specific trainings in their utilization of art, our clinicians apply their mastery of clinical work and incorporate art, creativity and hands-on activities to amplify the therapeutic benefits. Expressive Arts Therapy helps us to build a positive therapeutic relationship, help clients feel at ease and foster communication that compliments more traditional therapy, such as talk-therapy. 

ketamine assisted couples therapy

Ketamine Assisted Couples Therapy opens doors to profound insights, fostering a unique depth of connection and openness between partners. Disrupt negative relationship patterns,  eliminate gridlock, & enhance emotional and sexual intimacy in your partnership.

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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:

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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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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

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.

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 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

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?

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 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.

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.

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.