Online Therapy in New Jersey

Do you live or work in New Jersey?
Are you looking for convenient and reliable counseling?

You want to start counseling but don’t want to add another commute. Maybe you want to start individual or couples therapy, but only from the comfort of your home.

You want high-quality, specialized counseling services from qualified professionals. However, you need therapy that fits with your lifestyle. We understand. Online counseling services at Mindful Connections Counseling may be the answer you’ve been looking for.

Benefits of Online Counseling in New Jersey

We know that traffic in New Jersey is an ongoing problem. Attending an appointment in person means sitting in traffic on the Garden State Parkway, Turnpike, or 287. Instead of battling the commute, consider clicking a few buttons. Connecting with a quality therapist on a secure platform is that simple.

Online Counseling Saves Time And Energy

Therapy means putting aside time to commute to, and attend, your counseling appointment. Even if your commute to therapy is only 20 minutes, consider this: each counseling session is 45-50 minutes long. When you add a 20-minute commute (each way), you’ve now spent 90 minutes away from home, work, or family.

On the other hand, clients who use online therapy can fit counseling into their day without losing hours of their time. Some folks prefer to attend their therapy appointment during the day, such as during their lunch hour. You can also log into therapy right after your work day ends, without having to consider time for travel.

Online Therapy No Matter the Circumstances

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, you might be working a hybrid work schedule. This means a different location every day, which can change every week. Perhaps you don’t have access to convenient transportation, which is a common barrier for people in New Jersey. In addition, rain and snow storms cause unsafe travel conditions. Don’t let these circumstances stop you or your loved ones from getting the help you need.

Online Counseling For Couples Therapy in New Jersey

It can be overwhelming and complicated to find time for couples therapy. Indeed, it’s difficult for couples to put aside time away from work, home responsibilities, and child care. Online couples counseling can solve this problem. You can be at home with your partner or in separate locations. That’s right–you and your partner can log into your session even if you’re in different places in New Jersey!

Online Therapy for Teens in New Jersey

If your child is resistant to attending therapy, consider online therapy. This is often an easier way for teens to attend their first session. Many children and teens feel most comfortable at home, rather than going to a stranger’s office. They often enjoy showing their therapist their room decorations, hobbies, or pets. This can help them open up and engage with the counselor, which increases their chances of success in therapy.

Online Counseling for Anxiety in New Jersey

Coping with anxiety can be a barrier in and of itself when seeking treatment. Leaving your home, driving, or being in person around others can trigger your anxiety. If you’re dealing with anxiety and stress, you’re already carrying a heavy load every day. For some people with anxiety, leaving the house to attend an appointment requires immense energy. You might not know where to find this energy, but you know you need change. Online therapy for anxiety means getting the help you need without adding extra barriers.

Is Online Therapy Effective?

Perhaps you like the sound of online counseling, but you’re not sure it’s effective. You might not know who to trust to answer this question. So let’s look at the science: studies1,2 from recent years have compared the effectiveness in person therapy and online counseling. The results are consistent: there is no significant difference in outcomes when comparing therapy online versus in person.

Begin Online Counseling in New Jersey with Mindful Connections Counseling

To get started with online therapy in New Jersey, fill out a request form on our contact page. One of our compassionate team members will contact you within 1 business day (excluding holidays) for a phone consultation. The initial phone consultation is complimentary and helps us learn more about how we can help.

During the initial phone consultation, our compassionate team member will ask about what you’ve been struggling with, or what you hope to achieve in therapy. We will share information about each of our therapists, including their specialties and availability.

If we’re a good fit for your needs, we match you with one of our online New Jersey therapists. If either of us feel we are not the right fit, we can provide the names of other providers who may be able to help.

In Person Therapy at Mindful Connections Counseling

If you prefer to meet your therapist in person, we get it. Computer use has caused strain on your eyes. Or maybe you just need a reason to get out of the house. All are welcome at our office in Metuchen, New Jersey (by appointment only). This location is easily accessible by car, train, or bus. We are conveniently located steps away from the Metuchen train station, in addition to being easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway, Turnpike, Route 287, and Route 1.

To learn more about counseling in New Jersey, read our FAQs about therapy or contact us directly.

1 Andrews, G., Basu, A., Cuijpers, P., Craske, M. G., McEvoy, P., English, C. L., & Newby, J. M. (2018). Computer therapy for the anxiety and depression disorders is effective, acceptable and practical health care: An updated meta-analysis. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 55, 70–78.
2 Novella, J. K., Ng, K.-M., & Samuolis, J. (2020). A comparison of online and in-person counseling outcomes using solution-focused brief therapy for college students with anxiety. Journal of American College Health, 70(4), 1161–1168.