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Affordable Counseling Option

We understand that not everyone can afford private psychotherapy, but we believe ALL individuals should have access to quality support and mental health services regardless of financial variables. While publicly funded mental health services are always a viable option*, at Bridges Counseling, we are committed to providing a lower cost option for our community within the private practice setting through our Clinical Internship Program.

Clinical Interns are aspiring therapists in training. They are Master's Level Students working toward licensing and are closely supervised by Bridges Counseling Owner & Director, Heather DiDomenico. Clinical supervisors are licensed therapists who help trainee therapists gain the skills they need to be effective therapists by meeting weekly to discuss the work they’re doing with their clients and give them feedback and guidance. The best part about our Affordable Counseling Option is that, in essence, you get two therapists invested in your well being!

If you don’t have insurance, or you find that your insurance doesn’t cover therapy, our Affordable Counseling option may be the right fit for you.

*You can find free or low cost therapy through social services, nonprofits, universities, financial assistance programs, and employee assistance programs. The National Alliance on Mental Illness has a telephone line that offers free assistance and advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can reach the helpline at 1-800-950-6264. This is a great resource not only for emergency situations but also for guidance on where and how to access additional free resources in your area.

How Does It Work?

Just like private psychotherapy, you will receive an individualized treatment plan by our Clinical Interns according to your needs and circumstances. You will have the ability to meet regularly for counseling while you work toward your mental health goals at a reduced private pay rate. (Individual circumstances and needs will be reviewed and approved by the Director).

How Do I Qualify?

You qualify if you are an adult or teen and one or more of the following apply to you:
     A. You do not have insurance
     B. Your insurance plan does not have out of network benefits
     C. You cannot afford our Private Pay rates
     D. You think an Intern's specialties reflect your personal needs

What Is The Cost?

Our initial “Intake Session” includes a one hour assessment to gather information and address client needs and goals. Subsequent sessions are 45 minutes. $50 per session.


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Our Clinical Intern:

Clinical interns have the relevant education and background to assist clients with their mental health journey and are very eager to help their clients! Interns are trained to help clients develop better cognitive and emotional skills and cope with various life challenges to improve their lives. They will work with you through challenges and provide clinical expertise with the help of their Clinical Supervisor.

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Meet Charlotte.       
Charlotte is pursuing a Master’s Degree at the Rutgers University School of Social Work and is in intensive on-site training as a social work professional. She has a wealth of life experience and works especially with those having depression and anxiety. Her specialization is in counseling teens and young adults within the LGBTQ+ community.

Office hours are generally Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in Flanders.

In-person or virtual

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