Mind by Design

ONLINE THERAPY IN NEW JERSEY

Women's Mental Health &
Empowerment Counseling

New Jersey

Women’s Mental Health & Empowerment Counseling is designed to support women through shifting roles, gender constructs, and emotional wellness. We work with women to identify their mental, physical, and emotional needs  that are weakened by overwhelming and unrealistic expectations. Empowerment Counseling offers a guide for women to build resilience & embrace their full potential for success, happiness and fulfillment.

Women's Mental Health Care Builds Autonomy , Self-Worth , Assertiveness , Confidence

Empowerment is a choice.

Life isn’t always as expected. You might be facing big changes, like ending a relationship, welcoming a new baby, or changing careers. Even the ‘happy’ changes can be tough. Or, you might notice you’re stuck in the same situations, feeling the same way, time and again. You believe you should be able to manage on your own, yet often you’re swamped with stress, worry, or overwhelm. You’re unsure how to escape these feelings, and they’re starting to mess with your daily life.

We’re here to support women. We help you break old patterns to make space for new growth, move past perfectionism, truly enjoy your relationships, heal from past hurts and traumas, and listen to your own advice to make important changes in your life.

Women's Mental Health Services Will Help You...

overcome career burnout and cope with change

Therapy for Anxiety is one of the most common reasons individuals come to therapy, and our experts are ready to help you reclaim your mental health! Therapy for anxiety is available in New Jersey Helping NJ residents overcome:

    • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    • Panic Disorders
    • Fears & Phobias
    • Worry/Rumination
    • Stress Management 

Our Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Providers can help you overcome the challenges you’re facing, reclaim your mental health & get back your inner badass.

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Getting therapy for depression may feel overwhelming, but our NJ therapists are provide compassionate and effective treatment for depression. 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.

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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.

Core Topics in Women's Mental Health

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  • Foster Growth and Resilience
    • Empowering you to bounce back stronger from setbacks and build a robust sense of self-worth.

 

  • Develop Self-Awareness & Self-Compassion
    • Through our psychodynamics therapy approaches, you’ll be guided towards a deeper understanding of yourself.

 

  • Cultivate Positive Relationships
    • Helping you establish and maintain healthy boundaries, improving both personal and professional relationships.

 

  • Achieve Personal Autonomy
    • Enabling you to make autonomous decisions and influence positive changes in your life and the lives of others.

 

  • Address Mental, Emotional & Interpersonal Challenges
    • Providing support and strategies for overcoming personal and professional hurdles.

How we Approach
Women's Mental Health

Women’s mental health presents unique challenges that we approach through a person-centered lense. To address the mental, physical, and spiritual facets of well-being, our holistic approach is tailored to your unique needs & may include…

Traditional Talk Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy:

Offering insights into emotional issues through deep psychological exploration.

 

Narrative Therapy:

Helping individuals re-author their life stories to emphasize strengths and successes.

 

Solution-Focused Therapy:

Concentrating on finding solutions in the present time and exploring hopeful futures.

 

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

Addressing irrational beliefs and helping change thought patterns.

Mindfulness-Based Techniques:

Enhancing present moment awareness & acceptance.

 

Assertiveness Training:

Empowering women to express their needs & boundaries clearly and respectfully.

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT):

Focused on modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, & thoughts.

 

Trauma Informed Therapy:

This approach is full of understanding and gives you control over your healing, respects your limits, and helps you see how trauma influences you.

Expressive Art Therapy

Women’s mental health and counseling services don’t need to be traditional! Utilizing art as a medium for expression and healing, clients receive their own “Artbox” mailed directly to their home a no additional cost to them. No experience required, just an open mind! 

Individual & Couples Ketamine Assisted Therapy

It’s important to validate that this therapy approach can feel intimidating to many of us. That’s why we offer 3 sessions before a dosing session, as well as in-home ketamine therapy for your dosing session. Research shows that clients who receive therapy supports from a licensed professional have greater, more sustained benefits from he effects of Ketamine than those who do not have therapy supports. Women’s mental health addresses relationship challenges and intimacy challenges in a unique and person-centered approach.

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common topics in women's mental health

Relationship & Family-Related Stress

Depression, Mood &
Emotion Regulation

Disordered Eating

& Body Image

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Trauma

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.