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Takeaway: At our private practice, we specialize in providing targeted assistance for individuals navigating the challenges of depression and its related issues. We customize our approach to tackle the specific complexities associated with depression and its symptoms.

However, while our practice specializes in treating depression and its co occurring disorders, it's important to understand that we don't offer treatment for every mental health concern. If you're seeking family therapy or couples therapy or treatment for eating disorders, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, medication management, or psychiatric care, our practice may not be the best fit. Additionally, while we do work with adolescents, young adults and adults, we don't provide therapy for children under the age of 12. For mental health conditions in these areas, we recommend seeking professionals who specialize in those specific needs.

5 of the best depression therapists in Hoboken

1. Dr. Shmaya Krinsky

Dr. Shmaya Krinsky, the founder of Anxiety and Behavioral Health Pyshcotherapy, is a licensed psychologist specializing in treating depression and related mood disorders. Trained at the Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, he completed his predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Anxiety in New York. Dr. Krinsky brings extensive clinical experience to his practice, utilizing evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to assist clients in navigating the challenging emotions of feeling stuck, unmotivated, and dealing with low mood often associated with depression. His approach fosters lasting transformation by empowering individuals to recognize and enact behavior change, leading to meaningful long-term improvements in their mental health and well-being.

  • Credentials: Licensed Psychologist (PsyD)

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

  • Education: Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology

  • Specialty area(s): Depression, Anxiety Disorders, OCD

  • Years in practice: 7

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2. Dr. Rebecca Holczer

Dr. Rebecca Holczer, PsyD, is a highly skilled therapist specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma, and OCD treatment. With twelve years of experience, Dr. Holczer has developed a deep understanding of depression and its impact on mental health. Her personalized, evidence-based approach, coupled with her expertise in anxiety disorders and trauma, positions her as a valuable resource for those in need of specialized depression therapy. I have had the privilege of working closely with Dr. Holczer and witnessing firsthand the transformative effects her therapy has had on her clients, who consistently thrive under her care.

  • Credentials: Licensed Psychologist (PsyD)

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

  • Education: La Salle University, 2018

  • Specialty area(s): Depression, Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Trauma, Life transitions

  • Years in practice: 12

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3. Shoshana Levie

Shoshana Levie, is one of the most skilled licensed clinical social workers I know, and specializes in depression, OCD, trauma, and anxiety therapy, drawing from nine years of experience. Her evidence-based and personalized approach, combined with her expertise in treating depression and related mood disorders, makes her an invaluable resource for those seeking specialized therapy. Rooted in empathy and collaboration, Shoshana creates a safe and supportive environment for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. She empowers clients to develop effective coping strategies, reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, and embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and growth. Clients can anticipate gaining deeper insights into themselves and cultivating skills to manage challenges more effectively, all under Shoshana's compassionate guidance.

  • Credentials: Licensed Clinical social worker (LCSW)

  • License number: New Jersey- 44SC06211200; New York- 089127

  • Education: Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College 

  • Specialty area(s): Depression, Anxiety disorders; specific phobias; OCD

  • Years in practice: 9

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4. Ian Richmond

Ian Richmond is a dedicated therapist with expertise in addressing a wide range of mental health issues, including depression, workplace challenges, anxiety, and ADHD. Specializing in supporting young professionals, couples, and individuals navigating various life changes and transitions, Ian brings six years of experience to his practice. He uses holistic methods to offer a compassionate and tailored approach to therapy, focusing on building self-esteem, enhancing resilience, and fostering positive change. Through our collaborations, I've observed Ian's unique ability to combine his expertise with an empathetic approach, making him an outstanding choice for those seeking guidance and support in managing depression and other life 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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5. Dr. Brendan Guarino

Dr. Brendan Guarino, PsyD, is a compassionate therapist specializing in treating depression, OCD, anxiety disorders, and trauma. With seven years of clinical experience, he excels in facilitating meaningful behavioral change and improving patients' overall well-being. He also offers specialized support to First Responders and assists athletes in enhancing their sports performance. I've had the opportunity to collaborate with Dr. Guarino on several cases, and his tailored, evidence-based approach consistently delivers personalized care, making him an excellent choice for individuals seeking lasting relief from depression and other mental health care challenges.

  • Credentials: Licensed Psychologist (PsyD)

  • License number: New Jersey-35SI00742800

  • Education: Felician University

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

  • Years in practice: 7

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Our depression treatment modalities

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Our CBT approach focuses on identifying and challenging negative thought patterns and behaviors associated with depression. Through structured sessions, clients learn coping strategies to manage symptoms and develop healthier ways of thinking and responding to stressors.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT encourages clients to accept difficult emotions rather than avoiding or suppressing them. By fostering mindfulness and values-based action, clients learn to detach from distressing thoughts and emotions, allowing them to pursue meaningful goals despite challenges posed by depression.

  • 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.

Find relief from depression with proven treatment methods.

Finding relief from depression is possible with effective and evidence-based treatment methods. At our practice, we specialize in utilizing proven therapeutic approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), to help individuals manage and overcome depression. Our personalized and compassionate approach aims to empower you with the tools and strategies needed to improve your mood, enhance your well-being, and regain control of your life. If you're interested in exploring how we can work together to find relief from depression, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to support you on your journey to recovery.

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1. Frontiers in Psychiatry (2022): Author(s): Not specified Title: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Review of Current Evidence and Future Directions Journal: Frontiers in Psychiatry

2. National Center for Biotechnology Information (2021): Author(s): Olatunji BO, Davis ML, Powers MB, Smits JA Title: Exposure and Response Prevention in the Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Review and Meta-analysis Journal: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry

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