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Audra Yacka Psychotherapy, PsyD

Dr. Audra Yacka is a licensed psychologist in New Jersey who provides telehealth psychotherapy for adults. She specializes in transitional and relationship issues, mild to moderate anxiety, and mood disorders. Using a strengths-based and relational focus, she helps clients gain insight about themselves while introducing strategies to improve functioning and decrease distress.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New Jersey
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“In addition to my extensive clinical experience, my warm and understanding approach helps put clients at ease and allows them to feel comfortable sharing information.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have worked as a staff psychologist at a large college counseling center for the past several years, so I am quite experienced in working with the young adult population navigating life transitions. I also have over 20 years of experience working with clients in crisis through hospital emergency services and psychiatric screening. In addition to my extensive clinical experience, my warm and understanding approach helps put clients at ease and allows them to feel comfortable sharing information. I aim to balance support and acceptance with providing insight into areas of growth and change. Overall, I am a sincere and caring therapist who understands that life can be difficult and unexpected things happen. From this place, I view transitions and significant life events as opportunities for growth. I like to help my clients learn to be more accepting of themselves and their life circumstances while working to improve things within their control.
What should someone know about working with you?
I start with a comprehensive intake to get information about all aspects of a client’s life and current functioning. I also like to get information about family of origin as well as current family composition and significant relationships. All this helps me integrate current concerns with personal history to help a client understand themselves and their circumstances in order to start making the changes they would like to see in their lives. I like to balance insight with strategies to help with acceptance and change.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
Telehealth has made therapy more accessible to so many. It has broadened the region where I work, as I can now see clients anywhere in New Jersey and not just those closest to my office. It allows for more flexibility with scheduling and clients can access therapy from the comfort of their own homes. I have been pleased to find that telehealth is not that different from in-person psychotherapy and comes with many advantages.
“I aim to balance support and acceptance with providing insight into areas of growth and change.”
Interested in speaking with Audra?