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Takeaway: Our practice specializes in providing evidence-based support for individuals dealing with anxiety and related disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety, panic disorder, and phobias. We understand the intricate challenges these anxiety related disorders present and tailor our approach to suit each client's unique needs.

However, it's crucial to note that our services may not cater to everyone's needs. For instance, if you are looking for a family therapist, eating disorder expert, or require assistance with substance our practice may not be the best fit. Additionally, while we treat young adults, we do not treat children below the age of 12 including children struggling with separation anxiety disorder. We highly recommend you seek treatment from professionals who focus specifically on those areas or who treat children.

4 of the best anxiety therapists in Hoboken

1. Dr. Shmaya Krinsky

Dr. Shmaya Krinsky is a licensed psychologist and the founder of Anxiety and Behavioral Health Psychotherapy. He was trained at the Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology and completed a predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Anxiety in New York. With extensive clinical experience, Dr. Krinsky specializes in treating a wide range of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety, social anxiety , panic disorder, phobias, and OCD. His therapeutic approach focuses on empowering clients to become their own therapists, utilizing exposure therapy principles to overcome anxiety.

  • Credentials: Licensed Psychologist (PsyD)

  • License number: New Jersey-35SI00700800, New York-025376

  • Education: Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology

  • Specialty area(s): Anxiety Disorders, OCD

  • Years in practice: 7

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2. Dr. Rebecca Holczer

Dr. Rebecca Holczer, PsyD, is a highly experienced therapist specializing in anxiety disorders and OCD. With a doctoral degree from La Salle University and over 12 years of practice, Dr. Holczer offers compassionate and evidence-based therapy in her practice. In my experience, Dr. Holczer provides comprehensive treatment tailored to each individual's needs, while creating a safe space and supportive and understanding environment that allows clients reclaim control over their lives.

  • Credentials: Licensed Psychologist (PsyD)

  • License number: New Jersey-35SI00728900, New York-023676

  • Education: La Salle University, 2018

  • Specialty area(s): Anxiety, OCD

  • Years in practice: 12

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3. Dr. Brendan Guarino

Dr. Brendan Guarino, PsyD, is a dedicated therapist with a focus on treating First Responders, Sports Performance, and Anxiety Disorders. With seven years of experience, Dr. Guarino provides compassionate and specialized care to his clients. In my experience, his commitment to evidence-based practices and tailored treatment approaches makes him an excellent choice for individuals seeking support in these areas.

  • Credentials: Licensed Psychologist (PsyD)

  • License number: New Jersey-35SI00742800

  • Education: Felician University

  • Specialty area(s): Treating First Responders, Sports Performance, Anxiety

  • Years in practice: 7

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4. Ian Richmond

Ian Richmond is a dedicated therapist treating capable of treating a variety of mental health issues, specializing in working with young professionals, couples, workplace issues, anxiety, and ADHD going through life transitions. With six years of experience, Ian offers a compassionate and personalized approach to his clients. His approach is tailored to each individual's needs, focusing on building resilience and promoting positive change. In my experience, Ian's expertise and empathetic approach make him an excellent choice for those seeking support in navigating life's challenges.

  • Credentials: Licensed Professional Counselor(LPC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) 

  • License number: New Jersey-37PC00759300

  • Education: M.A. Mental Health Counseling Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology

  • Specialty area(s): Young professionals, Couples, Workplace Issues, Anxiety, ADHD

  • Years in practice: 6

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Anxiety disorders we treat

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

GAD involves persistent and excessive worry about various aspects of life, and may include several anxiety triggers such as work, health, and relationships. It can lead to significant distress and interfere with daily functioning, impacting individuals' mental health and overall functioning.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

OCD is characterized by recurring, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (compulsions) that individuals feel compelled to perform in response to their obsessions. OCD can disrupt daily functioning, causing distress and impairing individuals' ability to function effectively.

Social Anxiety Disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder is marked by an intense fear of social situations and interactions, leading to avoidance of social gatherings and significant distress in various social settings. It can affect individuals' interpersonal relationships, academic performance, and overall quality of life.

Panic Disorder

Panic Disorder involves recurrent, unexpected panic attacks, which are sudden episodes of intense distress or discomfort accompanied by physical symptoms like rapid heartbeat, sweating, trembling, and feelings of impending doom. Panic attacks can be debilitating, causing individuals to fear future attacks and avoid certain situations.


Phobias are irrational and excessive fears of specific objects, situations, or activities, which can lead to avoidance behavior and significant impairment in daily functioning. Exposure to the feared stimulus can trigger severe anxiety and panic, affecting individuals' ability to engage in normal life activities.

Our anxiety treatment services

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a highly effective therapeutic approach aimed at identifying and modifying unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors contributing to anxiety, depression, trauma and self esteem. Different then typical talk therapy, CBT invloves structured sessions, individuals learn coping skills, make positive changes, challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, and develop effective strategies to manage symptoms, fostering long-term resilience and well-being.

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

ERP is a specialized form of CBT used primarily to treat anxiety and OCD. Its principles can also be applied to phobias and other feared stimuli. This approach involves gradually exposing individuals to their fears in a controlled setting while refraining from engaging in avoidance behaviors or rituals. Through repeated exposure, individuals learn to tolerate anxiety without resorting to compulsions, leading to desensitization and increased confidence. Over time, ERP empowers individuals to overcome their anxieties, promoting symptom reduction and improved functioning.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) combines mindfulness techniques with behavioral strategies to help individuals accept their thoughts and feelings without judgment while committing to actions aligned with their values. By fostering psychological flexibility and resilience, ACT empowers clients to live fully in the present moment, even in the presence of anxiety, stress, trauma, mental illness or discomfort.

  • What is therapy, and how can it help me?
    Therapy is a process that helps people address emotional, behavioral, or relationship issues. It can be a safe and supportive space for exploring difficult feelings, learning coping strategies, and gaining insight into your experiences. Therapy can help you better understand yourself and your relationships, build resilience, and develop new skills to navigate life's challenges.
  • What types of therapy do you offer?
    We offer a range of evidence-based therapies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and exposure and response prevention (ERP). These approaches have been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and trauma-related disorders.
  • What should I expect during a therapy session?
    Therapy sessions are typically 45-60 minutes long and are conducted over telehealth. During your first session, your therapist will work with you to identify your goals and develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs. Subsequent sessions will focus on helping you build new skills, explore difficult emotions, and address specific challenges
  • What can I expect from the first therapy session?
    In the first session, we will work together to create a safe and supportive environment where you can share your concerns and goals for therapy. I will listen carefully to your reasons for seeking therapy and conduct a comprehensive assessment of the challenges you're facing. We will also discuss any questions you may have and begin to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique needs and goals. By the end of the first session, we will have established a solid foundation for our work together.
  • Is therapy confidential?
    Yes, therapy is confidential. Your therapist is legally and ethically bound to protect your privacy, and will only share information with others if you give them explicit permission to do so.
  • How long does therapy last?
    The length of therapy depends on your specific needs and goals. Some people may benefit from just a few sessions, while others may continue therapy for several months or longer. Your therapist will work with you to establish a treatment plan that meets your individual needs.
  • How much does therapy cost?
    Our therapy fees are determined based on the specific type of therapy required and the duration of each session. It's important to note that we do not work with any insurance panels. However, for the convenience of our clients, we offer a superbill that can often be utilized for reimbursement through various insurance plans. If you have any questions or wish to learn more about our fees and payment options, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
  • Does it matter where I live for virtual therapy?
    We are licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey, and are also a member of PSYPACT, allowing us to provide services to clients in over 35 states. You can take a look at the PSYPACT map to see if your state is part of this network, or feel free to reach out to us directly if you have any questions. (
  • How can I get started with therapy?
    Getting started with therapy is easy. Simply contact us to schedule a free phone consultation. During this consultation, you can learn more about our services and determine if we are a good fit for your needs. If you decide to move forward with therapy, we will work with you to schedule your first appointment.

Get the evidence-based support you need to break free from anxiety. 

If you are feeling overwhelmed and are ready to embark on a journey towards a healthier life by breaking free from anxiety with evidence-based support tailored to your needs. At our practice, we offer video and phone sessions and specialize in providing effective treatment rooted in evidence-based modalities such as CBT, ERP, and ACT. Our goal is to empower you with the tools and strategies necessary to manage anxiety and reclaim control over your life. If you're ready to take the first step towards a brighter, full life and are looking for the best anxiety treatment Hoboken has to offer, we encourage you to reach out and explore how we can work together to achieve your goals.

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  • Hofmann, S. G., Asnaani, A., Vonk, I. J., Sawyer, A. T., & Fang, A. (2012). The Efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: A Review of Meta-analyses. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 36(5), 427–440.

  • Raposo, S. M., Mackenzie, C. S., Henriques, A., & Allen, A. (2021). The association between psychotherapy attendance and severity of symptoms: A meta-analysis. Psychological Medicine, 1–10.

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