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Online Therapy in New Jersey

Mind by Design Counseling

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.

Life Isn't Always As Expected.

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...

  • 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

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:

WE use common CBT techniques such as: 
Cognitive Processing, 
Behavioral Activation & Cognitive Restructuring


Psychodynamic Therapy:

Offering insights into emotional issues through deep psychological exploration.


Assertiveness Training:

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


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.


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.

Non-Traditional Therapy

In-Home & Online Therapy for Perinatal & Postpartum Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMADS):

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.


Expressive Art Therapy:
Art therapy is an effective method for reducing stress and promoting relaxation. Engaging in the creative process can induce a state of flow.


Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP):
KAP is a support that we use that compliments traditional 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.


Couples Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP):
Ketamine Assisted Couples Therapy can help to disrupt negative relationship patterns, eliminate gridlock, & enhance emotional and sexual intimacy in your partnership.


Virtual Reality Therapy (VRT):
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. VRT assists clients with phobia, anxiety disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder to overcome triggers and fears in a safe and controlled environment. 

common topics in women's mental health

Relationship & Family-Related Stress

Depression, Mood &
Emotion Regulation

Disordered Eating

& Body Image


Women's Mental Health

Schedule a call to learn more about
Online Therapy for women's mental health

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! 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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:

new client contact form request contact

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.

Our Insurance Page shares a small blurb about Why We Left Insurance Panels

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.