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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 866-957-1790.

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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.

Mar 30, 2016

Psychotherapy Networker, the most widely-read periodical for professional therapists, has just published Dr. Nichols' article "The Great Escape - Welcome to the World of Gender Fluidity" in its March-April 2016 issue.  Margie, addressing clinicians, discusses the complexities of ever-evolving gender identities in the last decade or so.

Jan 10, 2016

IPG is looking to hire therapists to work 12-20 hours a week in our Jersey City office, including Saturdays.  LSW's and LAC's are welcome to apply - we provide supervision.  Especially looking for therapists with experience working with transgender and gender non-conforming youth.  MUST work Saturdays. Fee for service.  Please email your CV with a cover letter to

Oct 6, 2015

IPG is very happy to announce a new playgroup for pre-pubertal transgender and gender non-conforming children.  This new group for young children will begin Saturday, November 21 and be held every third Saturday of the month in our Highland Park office.  There will also be a separate group held at the same time for their parents and guardians.  Both groups will be led by IPG therapists.  Interested parents should call our office at 800-379-9220.

Aug 19, 2015

IPG is so very, very sad to announce the passing of our beloved therapist, Neil Selden.  Neil was a wonderful therapist for many years at IPG, a joy to have as a colleague, and a great friend to us all.  We miss him so much.

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