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P.h.D., M.S., LPC Dr. Augustine Bessong

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Augustine Bessong is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: P.h.D., M.S., LPC
Years in Practice: 22
State: NJ

Hello! My name is Augustine and some people call me Dr. B. I am a family and marriage counselor licensed in New Jersey with over 25 years of experience, working in the mental service in different capacities. I had my Ph.D. since 2000 from an APA approved University at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including developmental disabilities, forensics, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma and/or emotional trauma. And on several occasions, I have rendered services to members of the LGBTQ community.

My counseling style is warm, interactive, empathic and I believe that a therapist should have effective listening skills and be able to join with the client during the counseling process. I believe in treating anyone with respect, total acceptance, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I believe that clients have the capacity to grow in therapy and the therapist should be a catalyst in that process. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I can say I'm eclectic in my approach, as clients come in therapy with different problems and no one modality in counseling is the answer to their particular problems. I will tailor our conversation and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I believe that the client must be the driver to this therapeutic journey with the therapist.

Of course, it takes courage to seek for a more pleasing, satisfying and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. Change will always start from accepting that you have a problem. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Stress, Anxiety

Relationship issues

Self esteem

Career difficulties



Also experienced in:

Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Depression

Years of Experience: 25 years


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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I’m glad I have a very knowledgeable person to talk to. He’s very knowledgeable and empathetic. Very thankful for your wisdom, and your focus on helping me gain more insight of what I am doing!

Jan 31, 2023


Dr B is simply amazing. Through the first couple of sessions, he has been able to connect intimately with me, and allow me to speak freely about subject matters that I have concealed even from myself. In the months since working with Dr B, I have shed much mental burden I did not even realise I was carrying with me on a daily basis. He has also helped me to discover the underlying ADHD condition that underpinned my years-long battle with crippling depression and anxiety. I now feel light as a feather and free to soar through life like an unchained bird. From the depths of my heart, thank you Dr B!

Dec 29, 2022


So far I have accomplished more that I have in the past, Dr. B it’s a very patient and understanding therapist

Oct 22, 2022


I have been seeing Dr. B for just shy of a year and he is simply incredible. Not only does Dr. B make me feel seen and heard but he asks me questions that really accelerates my growth and healing. I do not think I would be where I am today without him guiding me and I am so grateful for our sessions together. He has helped me with childhood trauma/anger, romantic relationships, divorce, issues with friends and so many more topics. I have cried, laughed, yelled, cursed, and sat in silence and each time I leave feeling so supported and calm. He is truly an amazing and caring person and I wish everyone could have a therapist like Dr. B.

M.E.·Aug 09, 2022


Dr. B is fantastic. His calm demeanor and patience have been great as a I navigate therapy. Because of him I believe I am a healthier person in body, spirit, and of course mind. I would highly recommend him for anyone seeking therapy.

G.A.·Mar 09, 2022


Dr B was great and very helpful. I was going through a difficult time and he helped me by sharing some tips and reminders for how to manage my anxiety and panic attacks. He’s a great listener and easy to talk to.

C.H.·Jan 18, 2022


Dr. Bessong has provided excellent therapy since I started with him. I feel I have made a lot of progress with the tools he has taught me. I highly recommend him.

G.A.·Dec 09, 2021


Dr. B is an AMAZING therapist! He is kind, professional, and very caring. He always helps me stay positive and face my problems and challenges with an open mind. I am so glad I have the honor to work with him.

J.A.·Nov 20, 2021


Dr. Bessong is very accommodating to my needs and is very attentive to try to create solutions in my life and my well being

Y.U.·Aug 10, 2021


Dr. Bessong is a helpful and knowledgeable. And is always available.

B.R.·Jul 23, 2021


I’ve had the pleasure of working with Dr. Bessong for the last few months to help me deal with stress and negative self talk. He’s been a great counselor and I feel so much more able to manage my stress and mitigate negative self-talk.

M.I.·Jul 16, 2021


Dr B has great coping skills for many different issues. He help me through a lot of hard patches. He had me do worksheets that really help you think things through thoroughly and calmly. He makes you feel like you are important and really listens to you. So happy to have been matched with him.

B.R.·Jun 12, 2021


Dr, Beesong is truly amazing. I am so happy tow work with him.

C.A.·May 27, 2021


Dr. B is fantastic! I learned a lot about how to manage my anxiety and anger. He was very kind, patient and had great calming energy! He always listened to what I had to say and helped me when I needed. I am very grateful to Dr. B and I highly recommend him.

S.T.·May 15, 2021


Dr. B has been a great first step for me in therapy. Very compassionate and understanding.

A.P.·May 05, 2021


Dr. Bessong has been very empathetic, sweet, and caring. He listened closely to me and addressed my concerns. After my sessions with Dr. Bessong, I now feel well-equipped to overcome my traumatizing experiences and to enter the next stage of my life with a clean slate. Thank you, Dr. Bessong!

L.I.·Mar 31, 2021


Dr. Bessong is a wonderful, caring and genuine therapist. We worked on several goals, and within weeks I had the tools to better combat and conquer my issues. I’m so grateful for him and BetterHelp. I strongly recommend Dr. Bessong and BetterHelp in getting healthier.

J.A.·Mar 25, 2021


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