mind by design

ONLINE THERAPY IN NEW JERSEY

What we treat

Exceptional Online Therapy Services for

| OCD | TRAUMA | GRIEF | STRESS | ANXIETY | DEPRESSION

Mind By Design therapists are committed to providing clients individualized and empowering online therapy services.  Coupled with a dedication to building a collaborative professional-client relationship, centered on trust and hope, our therapists value effective and solution focused care. Additionally, our therapists have identified their areas of specialty to master treatment modalities for OCD, Grief, Trauma, Adolescent Health, and more.  Above all, our online therapy services are confidential and offer flexible scheduling, eliminating barriers to finding professional help.

Specialized Online Therapy Services
Right from home

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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.

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Depression

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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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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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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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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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.

Alternative Therapy
for mental health

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.  

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. 

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. 

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Benefits of Our Online Therapy Services

Online therapy involves accessing mental health support through video and phone sessions from the comfort of your own home. At Mind by Design, we utilize HIPAA-compliant video platforms, ensuring the highest level of privacy and confidentiality for our clients. Online therapy offers numerous advantages, making it an increasingly popular choice for individuals seeking counseling services.

Specialized & Certified Therapists

Comprehensive Range of Services

Flexible Scheduling & Payment Options

Safe & Comfortable Environment

Flexibility in Treatment Options

Our team consists of highly qualified and experienced therapists who specialize in various areas of mental health. Whether you require therapy for anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, grief, or other concerns, our therapists are equipped with the expertise to address your unique needs effectively.

We offer a wide range of counseling services to cater to diverse demographics and mental health challenges. Our services include therapy for children, teens, adults, couples, and families. 

We understand that your time is valuable, which is why we offer flexible scheduling options, including weekend and evening appointments. In terms of payment, we accept Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for your convenience. Check out our REDUCED FEE SESSIONS here

Your comfort and well-being are our top priorities. Our therapists create a safe and comfortable space for self-expression and growth during counseling sessions. We utilize various therapeutic techniques, including art, and virtual reality therapy to ensure an engaging and effective counseling experience.

Online therapy provides the flexibility for clients to work with providers all across the state. This versatility allows you to adapt your therapy experience to suit your needs, ensuring you receive the most effective treatment possible.

Marilyn Defalco, LCSW

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Since 2016, Marilyn has been providing clinical services to families, adolescents and adults struggling with trauma, abuse, substance use and gender identity. Marilyn has extensive training and experience in trauma-informed care. As an online therapist, Marilyn primarily works with adolescents, individuals of the LGBTQ community and individuals struggling with PTSD, Trauma and Mood Disorders.

Because of her expertise and  extensive knowledge of treating trauma-related issues, conducting professional trainings and workshops for educators and school staff, medical professionals, law enforcement, and first responders. Included in Marilyn’s accomplishments is the development of the Morris Alliance for Student  Sexual Safety (MASSS) coalition to prevent interpersonal violence and enhance health education in schools.

Areas of Clinical Expertise 

Credentials & Certifications

  • 2019: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, NJ
  • 2018: New Jersey Certified Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate, Girls Circle Facilitator Certification
  • 2016: School Social Worker Standard Certificate, Kean University, NJ, Licensed Social Worker, NJ, Masters of Social Work, Kean University, NJ
  • Bachelors of Psychology & Sociology, William Paterson University, NJ

Research & Publications

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Kristin Justice, LAC

Kristin Justice, LAC online therapist at Mind by Design

Kristin D. Justice is a Licensed Associate Counselor and an Adjunct Professor at Monmouth University. Moreover, she is an experienced counselor, educator and public speaker. Since graduating with her masters, Kristin’s clinical work has focused on empowering women, working directly with children and families experience mental health crises, and providing individual and group therapy. As an online therapist, Kristin focuses on treating individuals struggling with stress, grief and life transitions.

Furthermore, her research includes a focus on the underutilization of mental health services in minority communities, outreach and service to those communities in therapeutic settings, and the role that spirituality plays in minority mental health, social justice and counseling. Lastly, Kristin’s approach to mental health begins with compassion and education, leading to healthy, fulfilling personal transformation.

Areas of Clinical Expertise 

Credentials & Certifications

  • 2021: Adjunct Professor, Monmouth University (NJ)
  • 2020: Nationally Certified Counselor (NJ), Licensed Associate Counselor(NJ). Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • 2012: Masters in Psychology
  • 2009: Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology & African American Studies

Research & Publications

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Rebecca Sidoti, LCSW

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Rebecca is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the Founder of Mind by Design Counseling. As an online therapist, Rebecca focuses her clinical work on the treatment of Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Panic Disorder & Phobias. In addition to the services of a traditional online therapist, Rebecca also provides Ketamine Therapy, Virtual Reality Therapy, is a Certified Anxiety Treatment Specialist,  & Clinical Supervisor. Rebecca’s passion lies in providing innovative and progressive treatment to individuals and families.

 

Areas of Clinical Expertise 

Credentials & Certifications

  • 2023: Clinical Supervisor (NJ). Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapist (Journey Clinical)
  • 2021: Completion of Seminar: Virtual Reality (VR) for Anxiety & Phobias
  • 2020: Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Provider, Perinatal & Postpartum Mood & Anxiety Specialist
  • 2019: New Jersey Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Professional Training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Rutgers University, NJ
  • 2018: SIFI Certification, Seton Hall University, NJ
  • 2016 Masters of Social Work, Kean University, NJ
  • 2012 Bachelors Degree in Psychology & Fine Arts, Kean University, NJ

Research & Publications

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Explore Your Online Therapy Options

In conclusion, online counseling services offered by Mind by Design provide a convenient and effective way to access professional mental health support. The benefits of online therapy, including convenience, effectiveness, and flexibility, make it a viable option for individuals seeking therapy. Our team of specialized therapists, comprehensive services, and commitment to providing a safe and comfortable environment make Mind by Design the ideal choice for your mental wellness journey. Take the first step toward improving your mental well-being by scheduling an initial appointment with us today.

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Are you ready to take the next steps to speak with our online therapist? Call us now at 609-300-6481 to get an appointment scheduled.

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FAQ's about Our Therapy Services

How do I get started as a new client?

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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.