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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 866-957-1790.

News & Eventsread more news here »

May 21, 2015

IPG therapist James Fedor publishes an article in the Journal of Gerontological Social Work.  James' article is about older adults' involvement in retirement communities.

Apr 6, 2015

Congratulations to IPG therapist Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW, who has just been selected to be a regular contributor for The Huffington Post!  Laura's blogs will be published every 2-3 weeks in the Gay Voices section.  Read Laura's first blog, now up.

Apr 2, 2015

IPG Founder and President Margie Nichols presented a workshop for sex therapists and researchers at the 2015 SSTAR (Society for Sex Therapists and Researchers) Conference in Boston.  IPG therapist Laura Jacobs co-presented with Margie on Gender Affirmative Therapy.  Several IPG therapists attended the conference as well.

Apr 2, 2015

Margie Nichols' keynote speech at TEDx is online now!  The video of Dr. Nichols' presentation at TEDxJerseyCity, "Breaking the Gender Binary:  Transgender Youth Explosion" can now be seen on the TEDx website.

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

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