Individual Therapy NJ

Whether you’re managing a specific condition, working through trauma, or want to improve your general mental health, individual therapy offers an array of benefits. First, it offers a private, safe space where you can feel comfortable being vulnerable. The second benefit it offers is time solely dedicated to you—your needs, your health, and your overall well-being. 

At GATE, we tailor your mental health treatment to your personal needs and goals. Individual therapy in NJ may include talk therapy, play therapy, or a combination of both. We focus each session on helping you develop healthier coping skills, improving your personal relationships, or anything else you need to move forward in your mental health journey.

What is Individual Therapy?

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Individual therapy is a type of psychotherapy where a therapist will work with you one-on-one to work through mental health issues. Individual therapy allows a safe, confidential space for you to build trust with your therapist so you can focus on improving your mental health.

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Talk Therapy

During your therapy time, you’ll talk through personal issues, emotional difficulties, or mental health problems with one of our counselors. You have our counselor’s undivided attention and professional wisdom that can help you discuss the problems you’re facing.

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Healthy Coping Strategies

Our counselors will help you recognize the symptoms of your diagnosis or negative thought patterns and help you create healthy coping strategies. While this treatment may not make your problems disappear, it will equip you with the tools to handle them better.

Play Therapy

At GATE, we use tools such as board games, storytelling, role-playing, sand trays, and expressive arts in our therapy services. These activities help with critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and more for clients of all ages — children, teens, young adults, and adults alike.

Therapy Based on Your Needs

When you work with our licensed counselors, they will create a therapy plan that is unique to your mental health and therapy desires. You don’t have to worry about following a pre-set plan. We work based on your therapy needs.

Individual Therapy and Mental Health Issues

Individual therapy can help with a wide range of mental health issues including, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and more. Whether you’re going through a divorce, relationship issues, substance abuse, marriage problems, eating disorders, or need child counseling for your kid, individual therapy can help you navigate these personal struggles and mental health issues. 

When it comes to individual therapy, we want to make it as easy and stress-free as possible. That’s why we accept insurance, including Horizon and CIGNA. To learn more about our payment options, contact us today.

GATE Therapy Intake Process

At GATE, we want your therapy experience to be stress-free. Our therapists follow a process that helps you begin your journey into our therapy services. These steps include consultation, evaluation, and initial appointment.

We provide individual therapy in the following locations in New Jersey:

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We will gather information about a prior diagnosis, insurance, and treatment desires during this part of our therapy process. You can choose whether you prefer in-person or telehealth sessions, and we’ll set you up with our confidential web-based program, TheraNest, which helps keep all of your information in one spot.

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Next, you’ll fill out a self-evaluation with your therapist. Our counselors will then conduct their own evaluation to help determine the appropriate level of care you need. Once you both reach a type of treatment that suits your mental health needs, our therapists will create a treatment plan that reflects these desires.


Once you reach the appointment phase of your therapy process, you can confirm or cancel therapy sessions based on your availability. You can apply credit card information for co-payments and check when you have appointments, all on Theranest.

Benefits of Individual Therapy

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Overcome Trauma

Individual therapy can help you work through past trauma and learn how to get past it. Our therapists are trained professionals who know how to guide you through feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and depression so you can achieve personal growth.


Healthy Coping Strategies

When you work with a compassionate therapist one-on-one, they will help you learn healthy coping strategies to face your personal issues and improve your mental health. Some coping strategies include meditation, exercise, or talking.

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Improve Relationships

Relationships can have a significant impact on your mental health and well being - both positively and negatively. Your therapist will help you better understand which relationships may be helping and harming your mental health. Individual therapy can also help you learn how to facilitate healthier relationships with friends and family moving forward.

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