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Lifebulb counselors and therapists provide for various mental healthcare needs, including treatment for depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, life transitions, and more.

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Chandni Patel

LCSW, LCADC

4+ Years Exp

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Hi! My name is Chandni Patel. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in New Jersey. I received my Masters of Social Work from Rutgers University. My work with clients focuses on enhancing overall quality of life by recognizing t...
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I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) dedicated to empowering individuals and families to overcome life's challenges. With 4 years of experience, I specialize in providing compassionate therapy and support for issues such as substance use, anxiety, depression, interper...
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Brandon English, MSW, LSW, is a dedicated psychotherapist specializing in serving young adults and adults. With over 14 years of experience in the bereavement field, Brandon has a profound understanding of grief and loss. Prior to his current role, he served as the Director of...
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Welcome! My name is Nadia Ghnaim. I am a licensed Social Worker with over 5 years of clinical experience. Whether you’re struggling with managing daily life, overcoming trauma, or simply feeling overwhelmed, you’re in the right place! I am here to help guide you towards ac...
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I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience. I received both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Having the desire to pay it forward and lead with kindness has fueled my passion to help others. I...
Read More About Kiara Lambertson

I have been working as a clinician for over 10 years and find my passion to be working with others. I provide a non-judgmental space for you to work through your emotions and learn coping skills to overcome difficult areas in your life. Together we can find ways for your to li...
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Hello, my name is Ana Martinez. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 7 years’ experience working within my community. I have worked in substance abuse disorders treatment facilities (in-patient and out-patient), in-home therapy for at-risk youth and families, fam...
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Hello, my name is Corinne Reilly and I make a point to treat people that I meet with respect, dignity, and kindness. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey with 7+ years of experience in various settings, such as, supportive housing for I/DD, outpatient community...
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My name is Helena Gage and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I hold a Masters in Social Work from Ramapo College of New Jersey. I have several years of experience working with adolescents and adults with a variety of mental health and substance use disorders, including, PTS...
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Meet Dr. Gregory (aka Gadi) Fortune, Ph.D., LPC - a seasoned psychotherapist with a wealth of experience spanning over 10 years. Greg's (Gadi) dedication to the mental health field has positioned him as a trusted guide for individuals navigating the complexities of life. As a ...
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My name is Amanda Perez and I am a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) with a master's degree in counseling psychology from St Elizabeth University.I specialize in counseling preteens, teens, adults, and elders. I bring extensive experience in managing anxiety, depression, trau...
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My name is Dr. Tiffany Leone-Vespa, Psy.D., LPC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology and over 19 years of experience working in the mental health field. I provide a wide range of psychological treatments and have an extensive ba...
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Rosa Colon

LPC, LCADC

5 Years Exp

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Hi there! My name is Rosa Colon. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC). I completed my Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Richmond and continued my graduate education at The College of New Jerse...
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Tiffany is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She graduated from Monmouth University with her BSW and went on to obtain her Post Masters in Psychological Counseling. Tiffany started her career as a rape care advocate supporting survivors of sexual violence and as a case manage...
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I am a Licensed Professional Counselor providing therapeutic services to clients. I love what I do as a clinician! Helping you achieve a fulfilling life is truly a remarkable accomplishment. I have been helping clients with mental health challenges for more than 7 years. As a ...
Read More About Nisha Saintelus-Deratus

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who desires to offer my expertise to clients as they travel through their wellness journeys. I have been in the social work field since 1994 and have enjoyed 13 years of that time helping clients feel and do their best with the help of my me...
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Jerome Scaturro is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor in the state of New Jersey who has 10 year's experience with adults, couples, teenagers (15 to 19) seeking help with addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, men's...
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Hi my name is Jackelyn Alvarez. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey. I received my Masters of Social Work degree from Rutgers University in 2017. I have several years of experience working in various settings ranging from Respite care, Supportive housing, Outp...
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Hiya! My name is Kayden Sarria and I am a licensed social worker in the state of New Jersey with several years of experience working in various settings ranging from inpatient hospital, in-home services, and community based services for survivors of sexual assault. Everyone deser...
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Erin Parks

LCSW, LCADC

20 Years Exp

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I received my Bachelor in Social Work degree from GCC in 1987. A Masters in Clinical Social Work from NYU in 1996 and completed specialized training at Yale University School of Medicine’s Child Study Center shortly after. In addition, I am licensed to treat Substance Abuse ...
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Stephanie Amundson

LPC, CSAC, CCTS-I, EMDR-T

7 Years Exp

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Stephanie is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), and a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTS-I). Stephanie is also EMDR-trained, and often utilizes EMDR with many of her clients. She has a passion for helping others and a p...
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Hi there, I'm Michelle Bonilla. I am a licensed professional counselor with several years of experience working in clinical settings, ranging from an inpatient detoxification unit to an outpatient substance use disorder treatment program. Do you find yourself consumed by anxiety ...
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Hi. I am Tom McCarthy. I am a Licensed Practicing Counselor with 25 years of experience in diverse settings, and with diverse individuals. I have worked with adolescents both in group homes and in private practice. I also have experience in corrections and the criminal justice sy...
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Dawn Mcilwaine

LCSW, LCADC

23 Years Exp

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My name is Dawn Mcilwaine and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Drug and Alcohol Counselor. I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University in 2001 and I have over 20 years of experience working in behavioral health outpatient set...
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Hello! I’m Carol Benevy. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and I have worked as a therapist for over 6 years, working in outpatient, community, school, and telehealth settings. I help people who feel “stuck” find ways to get unstuck, people who feel disconnected...
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Hi there, I’m Kevin Murphy. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with significant experience providing psychotherapy in a variety of mental health settings. My experience ranges from running adolescent intensive outpatient groups (IOP) to working with older adults in long-te...
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Megan Shane

LCSW, LCADC

5 Years Exp

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My name is Megan Shane. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have experience working with adults and families in the field of mental health and addiction. I have years of experience, ranging from inpatient to different level...
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Hi! I'm Kirsten Reid. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey with several years of experience. As a Mental Health Therapist, I have worked in diverse settings, including Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient, and Traditional Outpatient programs. I hope to h...
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Hello! My name is Allison Carluccio and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with five years of experience working in clinical settings. During those five years, I have provided Mental Health Services in a Preschool setting, High School setting, Private Practice and interned ...
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Hello, my name is Aaron! I am a licensed professional counselor with several years of experience working in hospitals, community mental health programs, and outpatient settings. My mission is to provide quality mental health counseling that is based in scientific research, tailor...
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Hi there, I’m Rea Allarey. I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience in both inpatient and outpatient medical settings. Life can be stressful and overwhelming at times. I help people get through them. Whether you're going through depression, anxiet...
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Hi, I’m Jessica. I am a clinical social worker with over ten years of experience. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I have worked with people struggling with depression, anxiety, overcoming trauma, life adjustment issues, and substance abuse issues. I bel...
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Hi! My name is Becky Clark and I’m a licensed clinical social worker in New Jersey. I have four years of clinical experience working in the behavioral/mental health field. I have experience in helping clients with career difficulties, military families and veterans, coping wit...
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Julee Wickliffe DSW, LCSW (Rutgers University, 2018) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist who has 25 years of experience within the social work field. Dr. Wickliffe was employed with Clarity Treatment Center as a Clinical Director with a focus on substance ab...
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I'm not the professional in the room. You are. You've lived your life. You know what's worked, and what hasn't. Life is not only challenging, but complex and one approach does not suit everyone. The relationship between you and your therapist is essential for the best possible ou...
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Hi there, I’m Samantha Powell. I am a licensed clinical social worker with experience working with developmental disabilities, child and adolescent, as well as adult and geriatric clinical psychology settings. My experience ranges from an inpatient psychiatric treatment homes, ...
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Hello! I'm a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with a passion for helping individuals navigate through life's challenges. I have extensive experience working with people from all walks of life, backgrounds, and ages. My goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental space for ...
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Hello, I am Danielle Rees. I Am A Licensed Professional Counselor with 9 years of experience in outpatient settings, as well as school and hospital settings providing therapy to all age groups. Let's work together to build a safe place for you to grow. Whether you're dealing with...
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My name is Chenelle Williams, LPC, LCADC, CCS. I am licensed in New Jersey with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. Clients ...
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Hi there, I’m Vilma Ramos. I am a licensed clinical Married and Family Therapist with several years of experience working in clinical psychology settings, ranging from an inpatient psychiatric hospital to substance use disorder treatment programs. I help people who are easily o...
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Hello! I’m Cassie. I’m a licensed clinical social worker and have been working in mental health for around ten years, the last three and change specifically as a therapist. My journey thus far has taken me through many different treatment settings and with people from all wal...
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Hello! My name is Shannon Burdick, LCSW and I want to thank you for your interest in therapy with me. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I received my Bachelors & Masters degrees in Social Work from Rutgers University. I have worked in the mental health field in various c...
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Hey there! I’m Jen Constanos and a well seasoned licensed clinical social worker in NJ, NY and PA. I received my bachelors and masters degrees in social work from Monmouth University. I have 16 years of experience working in the field in a variety of different settings includin...
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Hi! I am a licensed professional counselor excited to work with you. I have been in the field 10+ years and I believe that prioritizing mental health is the key to happiness and stability in life. Therapy can be a great opportunity to learn about ourselves and align our path with...
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Hi there, I’m Marisol Charernsook. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 20 years of experience working in both education and clinical settings, ranging from residential mental health programs to intensive in community settings. Whether you're dealing with life changing ...
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Welcome! My name is Nechama Willner. I have devoted my professional career to providing therapy for young adults and adults with a Masters degree in Social Work from Touro College. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in trauma, depression and anxiety. I have had t...
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Congratulations on taking such a significant and courageous step in your self-care. My name is Ebony Yelder (she/her/hers), and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience providing counseling and psychiatric services. I have worked in a variety of...
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Hello, my name is Eileen Carmona. I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 5 years experience working in different settings, ranging from substance use disorder treatment facility to in-home therapist working with at-risk youth. I help clients manage their anxiety, stress...
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Hi, my name is Rochel Greer. I am a licensed clinical social worker with several years of experience working in a variety of settings, most recently a methadone clinic to treat substance use and an outpatient mental health clinic utilizing tele-health. I assist people with a rang...
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My name is Zayna and I'm an Arkansas native living in New Jersey. I have been an outpatient counselor for 9 years, with a specialty in trauma. I received my Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Southern AR University. I treat a variety of diagnoses, but my passion lies...
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Hi! I’m Lyndsie Johnson, a Licensed Professional Counselor with 10 years of experience working with clients in various levels of care from an outpatient setting to Partial Hospitalization Programs. Using a Cognitive Behavioral approach we’ll work together to explore your rel...
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Hi there, I’m Esther Mills. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over twenty years of experience working in clinical settings, ranging from in-home therapy and consulting to outpatient counseling settings. I help people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and tra...
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Hey, my name is Phil Caruso. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor that’s been in the field of psychotherapy for over 15 years. My journey helping others has brought me to a variety of settings that include partial programs, emergency rooms, and the homes of the clients I’v...
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Hi there, I'm Tatyana Shields. I believe that therapy is a private space where you can put aside the fear of judgment and pick up tools for personal growth to progress toward balance and peace. I completed my undergraduate studies at State University of New York at Potsdam and...
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Asking for help can be difficult and discussing personal information can be intimidating. Are you stressed out, sad, anxious, suffering from addiction or just overwhelmed? Therapy can help you move forward with your life. My name is Dawn Fifth, I am a Licensed Professional Counse...
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I am patient, kind, and will use all of my knowledge and experience in helping you overcome your stress and your troubles without judgement. I have more than 15 years of direct practice experience and I have learned that everyone's unique life journey calls for an individualized ...
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Hi there, I’m Maria Cardillo. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor with several years of experience working in clinical psychology settings including partial care programs and agencies providing individual therapy for adults. I help people who are easily overwhelmed to learn...
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Hi there! My name is Meghan Yahrling and I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor with roughly six years of experience working in various clinical settings such as Intensive Outpatient Programs and Private Practice. While working together, we can collaborate on techniques and a...
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Hi there, my name is Jeanne Farabaugh. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I possess several years’ experience in clinical psychological settings ranging from Children and Adolescent Counseling to Adult Counseling. I curren...
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Chandni Patel therapist

Chandni Patel

LCSW, LCADC

4+ Years Exp

call for therapy848-800-0013

Rosa Colon therapist

Rosa Colon

LPC, LCADC

5 Years Exp

call for therapy609-301-6680

Jerome Scaturro therapist

Jerome Scaturro

LPC, LCADC

10 Years Exp.

call for therapy848-800-0013

Erin Parks therapist

Erin Parks

LCSW, LCADC

20 Years Exp

call for therapy732-272-0127

Stephanie Amundson therapist

Stephanie Amundson

LPC, CSAC, CCTS-I, EMDR-T

7 Years Exp

call for therapy856-438-8458

Dawn Mcilwaine therapist

Dawn Mcilwaine

LCSW, LCADC

23 Years Exp

call for therapy609-301-6680

Megan Shane therapist

Megan Shane

LCSW, LCADC

5 Years Exp

call for therapy732-272-0127

Lyndsie Johnson therapist

Lyndsie Johnson

LPC, LCADC

10 Years Exp

call for therapy856-438-8458

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Lifebulb therapists and counselors are specialized in providing therapy, counseling, care, and treatment for a wide variety of mental healthcare needs and issues, including, but not limited to anxiety, depression, grief & loss, trauma, PTSD, couples counseling, marriage counseling, life transitions, adjustment disorders, bipolar, schizophrenia, eating disorders, child counseling, teen and adolescent therapy, anger management, career coaching, life coaching, ADHD treatment, family therapy, panic attacks, phobias, substance abuse, virtual therapy, online counseling, EMDR, EFT, and many more,

Your first session with a Lifebulb therapist or counselor won’t simply be a background or demographic information-gathering session - We know making the decision to get help is a big deal and a difficult step. That’s why our first session with you will be about providing you the help you’re seeking, and about proving to you that the therapy process can work with the right effort and commitment from both sides.

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 immediately. While Lifebulb is not a crisis center and Lifebulb therapists and counselors are not emergency services, we understand that urgent matters can and will pop up from time to time. You will have direct email and phone access to your therapist, and your therapist will make their very best effort to be available to you when you reach out. Depending on your specific treatment plan, your therapist may provide you with resources for you to use or contact when situations occur beyond the scope of your therapy work together.

We understand that not every counselor or therapist is the perfect match for every client. That’s why our scheduling team members are trained to help match you with a clinician specializing with your needs and in-network with your insurance. Additionally, we try our best to provide you as much information about our therapists and counselors here on our website so you can find the right person for you.

We believe getting access to a therapist or counselor should be quick and easy. So Our process is straightforward. Simply browse our therapists’ bios to find the right fit for you and schedule a virtual counseling or in-person counseling session online. Or call our office and a team member can help make sure you’re matched with the right therapist or counselor for you and your goals. Whether online therapy or offline therapy, your therapist will help you with an individualized treatment plan to help you reach your specific goals.

Our counselors are highly educated and trained and have received their full clinical licensure from practicing counseling. We also thoroughly interview each of our therapists, ensure that they pass a background check, and train them in-house to work with us. Additionally, we ensure that each of our counselors and therapists participates in ongoing education and HIPAA training to continue to provide the best services possible.

We work hard to find you the very best fit in therapist for your specific counseling needs and goals. This is why we provide detailed bios of our therapists for our clients to review before reaching out to us. If you have a specific therapist in mind to work with who matches well with your reason for seeking counseling, we would be happy to schedule you to see them. We also understand that our clients don't always match perfectly with their therapist, and in the case of a less-than-great fit, we will help you to find the right match among our team and, if necessary, provide the best referral we can to someone more suited to help you beyond our walls.

A professional counselor is a master or PhD-level mental health professional approved by a state licensure board to diagnose and treat mental health disorders. For example, a professional counselor might help a client overcome depression or anxiety. In addition, a professional counselor can help clients with non-medical issues, like helping a couple better communicate and improve their relationship. The exact name of a professional counselor's license can vary by state, but some of the most common are: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed CLinical Social Worker, (LCSW).

We do employ licensed clinical psychologists, as psychologists can offer services, such as psychological testing, that many other license-types are unable to offer. In this way we are able to better provide for a wider range of your needs. Many times, your counselor or therapist can work in tandem with a psychologist to provide therapy and psychological testing when necessary to better provide for your specific needs or goals.

Yes. All of our therapists are trained to effectively provide virtual counseling services to clients within their state of licensure.

When you book a session with your therapist or counselor, our team will email you a confirmation of your appointment date and time with a link to the virtual therapy room. Simply click the link and log in to the virtual therapy room a few minutes before your session, and your therapist will meet you there. Make sure you have a strong internet connection and a private space to ensure you have the most productive session you can.

Booking a session with us is easy and flexible with several options. You can call our office, and a team member can book you with the best fit-in therapist. We'll review insurance information and a few simple policies and email you a confirmation of your session date and time, whether in-person or virtual. Or you can select your ideal therapist from our website, select a session time that works for you, and we'll reach out to you to confirm your appointment details.

We have a flexible cancellation policy. Call our office or reach out to your counselor or therapist 24 hours or more before your session time to cancel or reschedule any appointment at no cost.

Therapists that don’t enjoy their workplace are often, unfortunately, unable to provide their clients the best possible level of counseling and therapy. That’s why at Lifebulb, our therapists are our top priority. This means that your counselor or therapist can provide you, their client, with the best possible service because not only do they enjoy the work they do in session with you, they enjoy where they work and who they work with as well.

Our virtual sessions are all conducted by our therapists in private spaces, and our video platform is contained within our HIPAA-compliant Electronic Health Records system, so your face, voice, and data are always private and protected.

We take the responsibility of maintaining your privacy seriously. Lifebulb is considered a covered entity under HIPAA guidelines, which means we are subject to all HIPAA rules and regulations. If you have any questions (or recommendations) about our privacy and security practices, we want to help. Contact us at privacy@lifebulb.com.

While many practices accept only self-pay clients, at Lifebulb, we aim to keep your costs low by accepting most major insurance plans. Often the out-of-pocket expense per session is a low copay determined by your specific insurance provider and plan. We also offer a self-pay rate slower than many practices for those without insurance or simply preferring not to use their healthcare benefits for therapy.

At Lifebulb, we are incredibly picky about who we hire to help you achieve your therapy goals. But we understand that a certain therapist may not always be the perfect match for you and your specific needs. If your therapy or counseling experience is less than you had hoped, we will help you get set up to see someone who better fits you and your goals.

At Lifebulb, we operate without any ongoing membership or fees. We believe everyone deserves to receive the best possible therapy experience. And the benefits of therapy and counseling should come free of any ongoing out-of-pocket fees simply for engaging in the therapy process. With us, your only session costs will be those set by your insurance provider and specific plan or our low self-pay rate.

We accept many major commercial insurance plans, including Aetna, Amerihealth, Cigna, Optum Health, United Healthcare, Tricare, and others. If your insurance isn’t listed specifically, we would be happy to verify your benefits to see if we can accept them, and if not, offer you an affordable self-pay rate.