Therapists Providing Strength-Based Therapy in New Jersey

Through strength-based therapy, the positive aspects of a person’s character are highlighted rather than one’s problems or weaknesses. The therapist helps the client to build and maintain resilience through exploration of pre-existing strengths and inner resources.

Find therapists in New Jersey who are trained in Strength-Based Therapy below. All providers have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Victoria  Goldenberg

Victoria Goldenberg

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $165 - $200 per session

Sometimes it feels like you've been holding your breath all week until you finally get to exhale in therapy. You might feel trapped in your daily life and lack the tools to free yourself. Right from the start we will begin exploring your problems and setting goals. We will untangle the confusing parts of your life so that you can gain closure on your past and establish a sound foundation for your future. Your commitment to your mental health will benefit both you and the people around you.

I will provide you with the tools to cope with the obstacles that you face. Clients who work with me start feeling relief early on in our collaboration; this paves the way for healing to occur. You can expect to receive consistent professional therapy from a dedicated therapist who makes it her mission to be there to support and guide you. Growth is the theme of my practice and together our therapeutic relationship will clear the way to planting new seeds in your life.


Nancy  Goldman

Nancy Goldman

8 Hillside Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

At different times in our lives we can feel stuck and struggle with finding our way. Oftentimes, our usual ways of dealing with these struggles aren't helping or may even be preventing us from feeling better. I work with individuals who are dealing with loss and trauma, sadness and anxiety or having difficulties in relationships, work, school, parenting, and varying life-stage transitions. In this safe, supportive and warm environment we will work together to help you feel better while also understanding what is causing your distress.


Marissa  Tolero

Marissa Tolero

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $180 per session

A safe space where you don’t feel judged or oppressed and where you can be your true self can be hard to find. I hope to provide you with that ease, comfort, and safety you’ve been seeking, even if just once a week in the virtual therapy room.

As part of our time together, I’ll bring yoga and meditation into your therapy experience. We’ll begin each session with a personalized yoga practice, transition to talk therapy, and close with a guided meditation. I aspire for you to feel grounded, deactivated, and safe in your body by your own creation.

As a compassion-focused therapist, my primary goal is to help you develop a compassionate self while obtaining and practicing concrete skills that serve you from your day to day. When you’ve been oppressed by society, these things may feel nearly impossible, but this is where I come in - to support and guide you in this journey to freedom, joy, rest, and peace.


tete dumbo

tete dumbo

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $150 per session

Tête Dumbo is a Psychotherapy practice located in Brooklyn, NY. The therapists at tête dumbo are passionate about providing a safe place for individuals to explore the obstacles that they are experiencing in their efforts to gain a higher level of functioning, deeper relationships with others, and a healthier overall life balance. Whether it's navigating a new experience, confronting difficult decisions, or healing from old wounds, the therapists at tête want their clients to feel better prepared for the challenges of today and on the road ahead- they do this by utilizing the therapeutic technique that most resonates with the client and is the most effective in creating growth within the individual. They also believe in the power of strengthening resilience and coping mechanisms within each individual.


Jennifer Nicole Nathan

Jennifer Nicole Nathan

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $170 per session

Are you feeling stressed, frustrated, sad or worried? Are you or a family member struggling with relationships or low self-esteem? You are not alone. Stress of the past or present can become overwhelming. Our problems can keep us from experiencing joy, success, fulfillment and connection to loved ones. But I believe no matter how stuck or out of control you may feel, healing and growth are always possible.


Jenna  Sackman

Jenna Sackman

Online Sessions, NJ

Insurances: United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $250 per session

My favorite author once wrote, “It is the peculiar nature of the world to go on spinning no matter what sort of heartbreak is happening,” which inevitably means that there are some experiences and feelings that, no matter how hard we may try to avoid, we cannot escape. Pain. Loss. Struggle. Heartbreak. Failure. But what if you could learn to honor and express your pain without suffering through it or allowing it to derail and control you? What if you could learn to manage the stress of tomorrow by choosing to live mindfully today?

Holistic and integrative in my approach, I believe that there is no "one size fits all" in therapy. Therefore, I aim to truly get to know and understand my clients in meaningful and comprehensive ways in order to provide uniquely tailored therapy sessions. Passionate about fusing Western psychology with Eastern healing modalities, I utilize a variety of practices rooted in traditional psychotherapy, positive psychology, mindfulness, Buddhist philosophy, meditation and yoga. From my own experiences in therapy, I truly understand how scary and vulnerable the therapeutic process can be and how important it is to find the right fit. I truly believe that with the right guidance and support, you can learn to free your mind, and, in doing so, free your life. I look forward to scheduling a free 15 minute phone consultation to learn more about one another and to discuss how I may best support you! I'm ready when you are...


Tara L Moyle

Tara L Moyle

Online Sessions, NJ

30 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park, NJ, 07932

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

We all need to be seen, and heard, at any age. Being scared, anxious, or even depressed are sometimes part of being a person. Our fast-paced digital world can present unique challenges for our bodies and minds. I am happy to meet you wherever you are, and will approach each visit with a sense of compassionate curiosity. Just as we hunger for stories of other people to help guide us, you may wonder about your own story. Why are you here? What must you do with your life?

I work with adolescents (12+) through older, retired adults and specialize in issues of transition, anxiety, adjustment, depression, and vocation. I am not the expert in your life; you are. But sometimes we need help with perspective. Together, we will create a plan that will help you reduce the most difficult aspects of your life and help you determine how to move through them. What cannot be changed can be reviewed, understood, and ultimately, accepted.


Karen  Conlon

Karen Conlon

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

If you are reading this, you have probably already tried ways of "figuring it out" on your own. You're ready to make some much-needed changes, but have been stuck for a while and not sure how to get through whatever it is that is keeping you from moving forward. I am so glad that you are here, reading about the work that I am privileged to do with you, to help you achieve the life that you want and deserve.

During our work together, you can expect to experience curiosity, warmth and lots of information that will help you to fill in the missing pieces- why you've been stuck, overtly or secretly lacking self-confidence or experiencing anxiety to an extent that negatively impacts your quality of life.

I am curious about you and your life. I want to know what has worked for you in the past and what is no longer working for you now. I work with you as the individual that you are and integrate my skills to best fit your particular needs. My treatment approach is unique – because you are, too.

It is important that you feel comfortable in taking that first step with me to find a therapist and for that reason, I offer an initial free consultation. I’ve been providing online session before online sessions were even “a thing” because I want to ensure that you have access to your session from wherever you might be. Are you ready? Looking forward!


Lauren  Pincus

Lauren Pincus

Online Sessions, NJ

65 Sunset Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ, 07028

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicare, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

Relationships can be very challenging and complicated both with others and ourselves. If you find yourself in a place questioning repetitive thoughts or feeling emotions that may be roadblocks for personal growth, therapy is an opportunity for you to explore and grow both personally and interpersonally. We are all made up of many parts and often times we have a couple parts of us, such as an angry part or anxious part, that we feel defined by. Often times these parts prevent us from living our truest and fullest selves. I promise to be fully present and committed in helping you understand these difficult parts and how they may be preventing you from feeling like yourself. I have a very interactive style and will work with you at a pace you are comfortable with to help you find peace and harmony with yourself and in your life.


Jessica  Biles

Jessica Biles

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 - $200 per session

Sometimes even the strongest people need support to work through challenges. When you’ve come to the point where you welcome help to manage life’s stressors, therapy can feel like the most hopeful and positive time of your week.

Finding the right therapist can be uncomfortable and extremely overwhelming. I believe the most important factor in treatment is that you feel comfortable with your therapist. I welcome the opportunity to get to know you better and offer a free 15-20 minute phone consultation to see if I can be of help. If we don’t seem like the best fit, I will do my best to help you find the right therapist for you. Feel free to reach out to schedule a phone consultation, I really look forward to meeting you.


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