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Therapy and Counseling in New Jersey

The Institute for Personal Growth - IPG Counseling - is the leading provider of effective, compassionate psychotherapy and counseling in New Jersey. We have more than three dozen therapists and counselors at three locations: Highland Park, Jersey City and Freehold, with a small office in New York City. To provide convenience and flexibility to our clients, we offer day and evening hours six days a week. Although we are not in-network with insurance companies, we do accept assignment of benefits.

Psychotherapy Services

We provide individual, child, family, marriage, and couples counseling in our NJ and NYC offices for problems ranging from depression and anxiety to addictions, marriage and relationship conflict to life crises. IPG can provide the therapist or counselor best matched to your needs. In addition to offering general psychotherapy and counseling services, we are the largest provider of AASECT-certified sex therapy in the tri-state area and surrounding regions. Since our founding in 1983, IPG therapists have been recognized for their expertise and work with LGBTQ and other sex and gender-diverse communities.

Supportive Counseling

The majority of our clients come for our general services, for our expertise and experience working with individual, family, child and relationship needs, all provided in a caring, supportive environment. Whether you're suffering from trauma and PTSD, work or family problems, stress, anxiety, depression or are just going through a difficult period, our therapists have the experience and training to help.

To set up an appointment with a therapist in the office closest to you, please call our main number at 800-379-9220.

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Oct 4, 2016

IPG is happy to announce a new group for transgender and non-binary young adults, ages 18 - 25.  We currently run groups for children and adolescents and are responding to the requests to add this additional group.  This new group will be held the 3rd Saturday of each month, from 1:00-2:15pm in our Highland Park office.  If there's enough interest on the part of parents/guardians, we'll start a group for them as well, during the same time period.  Call the office to register for either group!

Jul 7, 2016

IPG is searching for a New Jersey licensed psychotherapist to work 12-20 hours a week, including Saturdays, in our Jersey City, NJ office. LSW's and LAC's are welcome to apply - we provide supervision. A big plus for therapists with experience working with transgender and gender non-conforming youth. MUST work Saturdays. Fee for service. Please send cover letter and CV to

Jun 18, 2016

Dr. Margie Nichols, IPG's founder, Executive Director and leader extraordinaire, recently presented at two more conferences.  In April, she gave the opening keynote address at the AltSex Conference in New York City and on June 17, she gave a full-day training on LGBTQ clinical issues for the NYC "Sex Therapy in the City" series.

Jun 15, 2016

In June, several IPG'ers attended the annual AASECT conference in Puerto Rico.  AASECT (American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists) is the premier national certifying body for sex therapists.  Several IPG therapists have AASECT certification while a few others are on their way.  Gaining AASECT certification requires rigorous medical and psychological training as well as significant supervised clinical experience.  This process takes years, so it was refreshing to attend workshops and meet other sex therapists and educators.  A great opportunity to network and learn some of the latest research.

Mar 31, 2016

IPG's founder, Dr. Margie Nichols, was a featured speaker at the annual Psychotherapy Networker conference in Washington, DC. Psychotherapy Networker is the most widely-read magazine for professional therapists, distributed worldwide.  Margie spoke on issues of gender identity, transgender youth, and the LGBTQ community.

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