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 My therapist 'got me' right away.
I was able to open up - and
her counseling lifted a huge weight
off my shoulders. 

Margaret Nichols, PhDTherapy in Highland ParkNew jersey Therapist

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Expert Therapy and Counseling in NJ

The Institute for Personal Growth - IPG Counseling - is the leading provider of effective, compassionate psychotherapy & counseling in New Jersey (NJ). We have more than three dozen therapists and counselors in NJ at three locations: Highland Park, Jersey City and Freehold, and new offices in New York City. We offer day and evening hours for providing quality NJ therapy and counseling six days a week. Although we are not in-network with insurance companies, we do accept assignment of benefits.

Best Matched Counselors

We provide individual, child, family, marriage, and couples counseling in 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 these general therapy and counseling services, we are the largest provider of sex therapy in New Jersey and surrounding regions. Since our founding in 1983, IPG counselors are well known 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. We are well known for providing expert therapy in NJ and NYC for individual, family, child, relationship, couples, and marriage counseling needs, all provided in a caring, supportive environment. It doesn’t matter if you suffer from trauma and PTSD, work problems, stress or are just going through a difficult period. Due to the wide range of expertise and training of all IPG counselors and therapists in New Jersey, plus our extensive choice of locations and hours, we can quickly arrange an appointment with the counselor or therapist best for your needs. This enables you to obtain the best therapy and counseling in NJ, starting down the path to well-being as fast as possible.

To set an appointment with a therapist or counselor New Jersey close to you, please call 800-379-9220.

News & Eventsread more news here »

Jan 16, 2014

In February, we'll be moving our Highland Park office to 1119 Raritan Avenue, Highland Park.  This new space will be larger, beautiful and more comfortable for clients and staff alike.  Great thanks to our fabulous architect, Judi Monk of Shade Studio in Highland Park, and our contractor, Mike Dimino!

Dec 24, 2013

IPG staff kicked off our 1st annual toy "drive and delivery".  On Dec. 20 we delivered toys to the almost 50 children at a family shelter in Edison, NJ.  Even Santa was there, and we'll be honest - we were as excited as the kids!  Pictures can be seen on IPG's Facebook page.

Sep 17, 2013

Read Dr. Nichols' important new article about LGBT youth suicide, recently published on

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