Reader Mail: Good therapists?

9/18/2008:

A Hoboken411 reader who’s been through some rough times as of late would like to know if anyone here can recommend a decent therapist:

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“I read the site every day… was hoping you could help me with getting a recommendation for a Therapist in Hoboken (or Manhattan). I am new to the area and don’t have many friends living in town, or else I’d ask them for help/suggestions.

Can you ask readers for suggestions of a therapist or psychologist? I’ve been looking around and after calling 10, only 2 called me back. And I just didn’t get a good feeling from either.

I’ve recently been going through a lot personally with the sudden end of a relationship & the death of a parent — and just need to meet with someone to talk things through. But I can’t because I don’t know how to find a GOOD therapist or how to get anyone to call me back & make an appointment.

Thanks so much if you can help. I’m really have a tough time and just want to get in to speak with someone already!”

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17 Comments on "Reader Mail: Good therapists?"

Friedupright
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Friedupright

Maria Gonzalez, PHD, located in 1-Marine View Tower. (201) 420-6770. I’ve seen her a few times over many years. She knows how to listen and won’t pull any punches while at the same time being compassionate and caring. I had about written off therapy after seeing a therapist in NYC who asked me things like if I hated my mother. Then I met Maria — and it was like talking to a really cool sister. Love this woman.

onlyonwillow
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onlyonwillow

I am not ashamed to say that I saw the best doctor for a year here in Hoboken. She turned me around so fast, it is amazing! I called every single dr. in Hoboken and they didn’t return my calls or their co-pay was insane. Insurance and shrinks are a little tricky, so you have to do your homework.

I found the best Dr. named Dr. Vera Ansalmni. She is no longer practicing in Hoboken because imagine this, she lost her lease. If you want to have 411 email me your email address, I would be happy to give you her information. She is still in North Jersey, and worth the drive. She will also work with you with paying the co-pay.

Good luck, it is a terrible thing to go through and you shouldn’t be alone!

P.S.-Tramp, I tried that and I ended up in St. Mary’s with a panic attack!!!!

Colonblow
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Colonblow

You can also check out counseling.org and apa.org for a list of mental health professionals.

dawnrose
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dawnrose

I was going to actually suggest Kathy Mallow. I didn’t know what her field of therapy was. She’s an aquaintance of mine. She’s very bright. She’s very compassionate. I had a grief counseling session with her when my boyfriend passed away. I wish you well.

Indiecom@aol.com
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I’ve heard that Kathy Mallow has a practice at 132 Washington Street. She is a clincical social worker. She has a good bit of experience in working with grief & loss. I believe she has worked with 9/11 first responders and long term and terminal illness.

I hope you find someone who you can work with and who can help you.

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