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 My therapist 'got me' right away.
I was able to open up - and
her counseling lifted a huge weight
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Margaret Nichols, PhDTherapy in Highland ParkNew jersey Therapist

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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 new offices 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.

News & Eventsread more news here »

Mar 19, 2015

IPG is hiring in our Freehold office!  We are looking for an experienced, licensed clinician to work part-time Mondays and Saturdays.  Possibility of becoming full-time.  Must have experience with adolescents and adults (children, too, would be great).  This is a fee-for-service position.  Therapists experienced with the LGBTQ population encouraged to apply.  Email your CV with a cover letter to info@ipgcounseling.com.

Mar 16, 2015

IPG's Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Margie Nichols, presented a training for other clinicians on March 14 at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP) in New York City.  The prestigious ICP is one of the oldest post-graduate training institutions for psychologists and licensed social workers.  Dr. Nichols' symposium was entitled "Beyond Alphabet Soup, Toward a Theory of Sex and Gender Diversity".

Dec 3, 2014

Read IPG Therapist Dr. Michael LaSala's new blog on Psychology Today. Dr. LaSala writes about LGBT people going home for the holidays.

Nov 25, 2014

The Pride Center of New Jersey selects IPG Founder and Executive Director Margie Nichols to receive the LGBT Community Service Award.  The award is presented for "significant and enduring contributions to the quality of life and pride of NJ's LGBT Community".  The award will be presented to Dr. Nichols on January 11.

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