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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.

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.

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 Interns:

All our clinical interns have relevant education and background to assist clients with their mental health journey. They are all professionals working toward additional licensing within their specialty and are supervised by Director Heather DiDomenico where there is shared responsibility and support. All Bridges Counseling therapists are trained to help clients develop better cognitive and emotional skills and cope with various life challenges to improve their lives.

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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


Meet Ariana.       

Ariana is pursuing her Master‘s Degree in Professional Counseling at Seton Hall University and is training to become an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) with an interest in focusing on Marriage and Family Counseling. She is also passionate about women’s issues, particularly with regard to healthcare. Ariana has had experience working as an intern for the Office of The Public Defender in Newark, NJ where she assisted in interviewing clients with mental health issues and finding alternatives to incarceration for these clients.

Office hours are generally Mondays and Thursdays in Flanders.

In-person or virtual

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