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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 New Jersey and surrounding regions. Since our founding in 1983, IPG therapists have been recognized for their expertise and work with LGBT and other sex and gender-diverse communities.

Supportive New Jersey 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 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 »

Oct 13, 2014

The article, "Condoms and Connection: Parents, Gay and Bisexual Youth, and HIV Risk", written by IPG therapist Michael LaSala, Ph.D., was recently published in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, and U.S. News and World Report describes Dr. LaSala's research here.

Oct 6, 2014

IPG founder and Executive Director Dr. Margaret Nichols is to be featured speaker at the 2014 TEDx Conference in Jersey City on November 8.  Dr. Nichols' presentation, entitled "Breaking Down the Gender Binary:  The Transgender Youth Explosion", promises to be very thought-provoking!

Sep 25, 2014

IPG therapist James Fedor, LCSW, recently authored a chapter in the book, “The Lives of LGBT Older Adults: Understanding Challenges and Resilience”, which deals with issues faced by older LGBT adults.

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