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LPC, NCC, CT Maria Caruso

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Maria Caruso is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

More about me

Licensing: LPC, NCC, CT
Years in Practice: 20
State: NJ

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Certified Thanatology (CT--Death Studies - Grief and Bereavement) with over 20 years of experience. I have worked with both adults and children, couples and families, in groups and individual settings with varied backgrounds and ideologies. I have worked with cancer patients and their families during the most stressful periods of their lives and have also accompanied them through loss and its aftermath. I have also worked in a corporate setting and have helped many people navigate through transition due to any number of life changes and challenges.

I believe that counseling is a working partnership between the client and therapist: we both have a job to do to move the client in the agreed upon direction of why counseling was initiated. My approach to counseling is Integrative and Multimodal therapy: combining several types of therapy modalities to cater to the needs and personality of each client. These types include (but limited to) cognitive-behavioral (CBT), Cognitive, Gestalt, Psychodynamic, Person Centered and Relationship. I often use contracting, journaling, different forms of art therapy to help the client hone in on certain areas that may not readily be discussed or even consciously known.

The mission is to provide hope, support, and knowledge to those of you who need to find meaning in your life no matter what stage you may be struggling through.

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Maria has been a very supportive resource and help. So much so that when my school's insurance stopped covering betterhelp the second year of my program, I decided to stick with Maria through betterhelp through Betterhelp's financial assistance program.

A.D.·Oct 19, 2020


Maria is so caring and friendly. She really listens and is extremely patient. I would highly recommend her as a councillor.

T.A.·Jun 24, 2020


Maria is transparent, supportive and honest. She wanted to know what I needed in a counselor and what my goals were. We’ve gotten to work right away. And when I feel stagnant, or need time to consider, I feel safe to do that with her. Therapy is totally at my own pace but I feel supported and encouraged to do what is best for me and given tools to achieve that.

A.D.·Nov 25, 2019


I’ve only had one session with Maria so far, however, within the first session I feel so comfortable with Maria and feel confident that she will be able to help me through my issues. I look forward to working with Maria and will leave more feedback later on after working through.

T.A.·May 06, 2019


I can’t say enough amazing things about Maria. From the first interaction, I felt like I could take a deep breath and everything will be okay. She instantly made me feel not only comfortable but able to just start speaking having never met her in my life. She is truly the best. Amazing advice and a truly compassionate and understanding professional. I value our times together and actually look forward to them. I can’t recommend Maria enough and just want to say thank you to her for all she has given me thus far.

S.A.·Apr 19, 2019


Maria's attitude balances a friend, a cheerleader and a drill instructor but in the best way possible. She listens, creates a plan, and endorses your every step. Oh, and she has terrific humor!

E.R.·Mar 08, 2019


Excellent and kind support given.. Maria is a real person who relates well to me even though we live in completely different cultures. She is better than I hoped for, and already I feel stronger. Thank you.

K.A.·Feb 25, 2019


Maria is extremely welcoming, kind, non-judgemental, professional, and very insightful. I have just begun working with her, but already feel better knowing that she is listening to me and helping me on my journey. I am so appreciative, thank you!

E.L.·Feb 24, 2019


She is wonderful and supportive. I love working with her.

J.U.·Feb 22, 2019


Maria Caruso offers counseling online via BetterHelp

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