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Queer, I Therapy Team

Therapy by and for LGBTQIA+ folks

The mission of our Queer, I team is to provide comprehensive, affordable, and inclusive mental health services to Queer folks by Queer folks. We strive to create a safe and supportive environment where individuals and their family members or partners can access the care they deserve, tailored to their unique experiences and needs. Our goal is to foster mental well-being, connection, authenticity, inclusivity, and empowerment within the Queer community, promoting a sense of belonging, resilience, and growth.

 

Meet our team below—we work with couples, adults, and youth aged 8 and older. We are in-network with Aetna, Meritain, UMR, Continental, Cigna, Horizon, BCBS, Anthem, Empire, United Healthcare, Optum, Oxford, Medicare, Oscar, and 1199 plans. We offer daytime, evening, and weekend appointments.

 

Click the "book now" button for any clinician to see their open weekly times and request your first appointment.

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SARAH NUNN (she/hers)
MSW, LSW

SARAH NUNN (she/hers)
MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist

APPROACH

Sarah specializes in supporting youth and adults navigating ADHD, school and peer challenges, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, grief, phobias, and big life transitions. She draws on mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and the processing of past experiences to heal and grow.

TOP SPECIALTIES

• DBT
• Anxiety & Depression
• CBT
• Life Transitions
• Relationship Issues

DEMOGRAPHICS

• Adults
• Kids: 8-12yrs
• Teens: 13-17yrs

LANGUAGE SPOKEN
• English
SESSIONS

• Millburn, Telehealth: NJ

• Tue - Sat
• Days, Evenings, Wkends

JACOB BERGER (he/his)
MSW, LSW

JACOB BERGER (he/his)
MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist

APPROACH

Jacob supports teens, couples, & men facing ADHD, school issues, relationship conflict, & depression. He uses mindfulness, solution-focused work, CBT, & ACT therapy to help clients connect better in relationships, process emotions & trauma, & achieve important personal goals.

TOP SPECIALTIES

• Men's Issues
• ADD & ADHD
• CBT
• Self-Harm & Cutting
• Anxiety & Depression

DEMOGRAPHICS

• Adults
• Couples
• Teens: 13-17yrs

LANGUAGE SPOKEN
• English
SESSIONS

• Bloomfield, Telehealth: NJ

• Sun - Thur
• Days, Evenings, Wkends

JALENE COSS (she/hers)
MSW, LSW

JALENE COSS (she/hers)
MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist

APPROACH

Jalene works with those experiencing life transitions, panic attacks, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, relationship issues, & the perinatal population. Jalene is a Person-Centered Therapist using mindfulness strategies, Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Gottman Method, & IFS with clients.

TOP SPECIALTIES

• Pregnancy & Postpartum
• Trauma & PTSD
• Gottman Method
• Anger Management
• Life Transitions

DEMOGRAPHICS

• Adults
• Couples

LANGUAGE SPOKEN
• English
SESSIONS

• Jersey City, Telehealth: NJ

• Sun - Thur
• Days, Evenings, Wkends

ERIKA KAO (she/hers)
MSW, LSW, LMSW

ERIKA KAO (she/hers)
MSW, LSW, LMSW

Psychotherapist

APPROACH

Erika helps couples navigate things like emotional distance, conflict cycles, alcohol addiction and recovery, major life transitions, and LGBTQIA+ issues. She draws on methods like Emotionally Focused Therapy and the Gottman Method to help couples connect and communicate more effectively.

TOP SPECIALTIES

• Addiction & Recovery
• Relationship Issues
• Family Systems
• Mindfulness-Based Therapy
• Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

DEMOGRAPHICS

• Couples

LANGUAGE SPOKEN
• English
SESSIONS

• Bloomfield, Telehealth: NJ, Telehealth: NY

• Sun - Thur
• Days, Evenings, Wkends

MELINDA REYES (she/hers)
MSW, LSW

MELINDA REYES (she/hers)
MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist

APPROACH

Melinda specializes in anxiety, depression, grief, & relationship issues. With 10 years of experience, she supports children in their social, emotional, & academic challenges. With adults, she uses Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, & CBT to identify strengths & challenges & set goals.

TOP SPECIALTIES

• Bipolar Disorder
• CBT
• Christian Counseling
• Grief & Loss
• Phobias

DEMOGRAPHICS

• Adults
• Kids: 8-12yrs
• Teens: 13-17yrs

LANGUAGE SPOKEN
• English
• Spanish
SESSIONS

• Bloomfield, Telehealth: NJ

• Tue - Sat
• Days, Evenings, Wkends

MARIANNE MALANAPHY (she/hers)
MSW, LCSW

MARIANNE MALANAPHY (she/hers)
MSW, LCSW

Psychotherapist

APPROACH

Marianne loves working with new moms, anyone navigating infertility or IVF, young adults, and relationship issues from conflict management to divorce recovery. She also helps adults who want to gain clarity on work and career issues or better design the life they want to live.

TOP SPECIALTIES

• Pregnancy & Postpartum
• Workplace & Career
• Relationship Issues
• Anxiety & Depression
• Gottman Method

DEMOGRAPHICS

• Adults
• Couples

LANGUAGE SPOKEN
• English
SESSIONS

• Millburn, Telehealth: NJ

• Mon - Sat
• Days, Evenings, Wkends

JANECIA CARR (she/hers)
MS, LAC

JANECIA CARR (she/hers)
MS, LAC

Psychotherapist

APPROACH

I love helping engaged couples, young professionals, and adults facing anxiety, depression, and family conflict. We’ll look at your self-talk and increase your confidence as you make important decisions and set boundaries. With couples, we’ll process big issues while increasing emotional connection.

TOP SPECIALTIES

• Anxiety & Depression
• CBT
• Relationship Issues
• Life Transitions
• ADD & ADHD

DEMOGRAPHICS

• Adults
• Couples

LANGUAGE SPOKEN
• English
SESSIONS

• Jersey City, Telehealth: NJ

• Tue - Sat
• Days, Evenings, Wkends

IZZY NAPPA (she/hers)
MSW, LSW

IZZY NAPPA (she/hers)
MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist

APPROACH

Izzy supports clients with issues related to identity acceptance, LGBTQIA+ care, relationship issues, & childhood social, emotional, & academic challenges. She utilizes CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution & Strengths-Based Therapy, & the Gottman method for couples.

TOP SPECIALTIES

• Anxiety & Depression
• LGBTQIA+ Care
• Relationship Issues
• Trauma & PTSD
• Life Transitions

DEMOGRAPHICS

• Adults
• Couples
• Teens: 13-17yrs

LANGUAGE SPOKEN
• English
SESSIONS

• Jersey City, Telehealth: NJ, Telehealth: Other

• Tue - Sat
• Days, Evenings, Wkends

ANMOL CHAMPANERIA (she/hers)
MS, LAC

ANMOL CHAMPANERIA (she/hers)
MS, LAC

Psychotherapist

APPROACH

Anmol works with adults, teens, & couples specializing in relationship issues, adolescent challenges, anxiety, depression, & adjustment. She draws on CBT and attachment techniques to help clients work towards healing, meeting goals, resolving conflict, and understanding themselves.

TOP SPECIALTIES

• Anxiety & Depression
• Trauma & PTSD
• Anger Management
• Grief & Loss
• Relationship Issues

DEMOGRAPHICS

• Adults
• Couples
• Teens: 13-17yrs

LANGUAGE SPOKEN
• English
• Gujarati
SESSIONS

• Jersey City, Telehealth: NJ

• Tue - Sat
• Days, Evenings, Wkends

AHMED EID (he/his)
MSW, LSW

AHMED EID (he/his)
MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist

APPROACH

Ahmed helps teens, young adults, and couples with academic and social issues, identity exploration, anxiety, social phobia, depression, ADHD, PTSD, and relationship issues. He draws on solution-focused and cognitive behavioral approaches as well as Gottman Method couples therapy techniques.

TOP SPECIALTIES

• Anxiety & Depression
• CBT
• Relationship Issues
• ADD & ADHD
• Workplace & Career

DEMOGRAPHICS

• Adults
• Couples
• Teens: 13-17yrs

LANGUAGE SPOKEN
• English
SESSIONS

• Jersey City, Telehealth: NJ

• Sun - Thur
• Days, Evenings, Wkends

KATIE BURKERT (she/hers)
MSW, LSW

KATIE BURKERT (she/hers)
MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist

APPROACH

Katie works with teens, young adults, & seniors who are looking to navigate ADHD better & want to develop insight & overcome difficult childhood experiences & self-defeating patterns Katie uses a neurodiversity-affirming approach, drawing on mindfulness-based, CBT, & ACT interventions.

TOP SPECIALTIES

• ADD & ADHD
• Anxiety & Depression
• Life Transitions
• Trauma & PTSD
• Workplace & Career

DEMOGRAPHICS

• Adults
• Teens: 13-17yrs
• Seniors

LANGUAGE SPOKEN
• English
SESSIONS

• Bloomfield, Telehealth: NJ

• Sun - Thur
• Days, Evenings, Wkends

ROSA GOMEZ (she/her)
LMFT

ROSA GOMEZ (she/her)
LMFT

Clinical Supervisor

APPROACH

Rosa works with clients on their path to growth, healing, & happiness. She uses CBT, contextual therapy, & solution-focused therapy to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, racial-related trauma, & substance abuse. She also works with the impacts of addiction and recovery.

TOP SPECIALTIES

• Addiction & Recovery
• Trauma & PTSD
• Gottman Method
• Anxiety & Depression
• CBT

DEMOGRAPHICS

• Adults

LANGUAGE SPOKEN
• English
SESSIONS

• Jersey City, Telehealth: NJ

• Mon - Fri
• Days, Wkends

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