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Gina Zippo-Mazur Psychotherapy, LPC

Finding a therapist is like trying to find a best friend, it's hard to do! The most important thing about starting this relationship is the "click". Maybe you’re new to this or maybe your old Therapist talked about themselves, tried to relate (and failed), judged you, or gave you unwanted advice. Either way, this is YOUR journey and Gina Zippo-Mazur is here to help you heal, cope, and deal with change. So let's connect and find the "click", and then from there, I will help you find the tools, support, and compassion you need to help you find relief.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Licensed in
Therapy licenses aren't like driver's licenses — each state has its own set of rules. To offer care, a provider needs to be licensed in the state you're located in when sessions are happening.
  • New Jersey
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“I encourage my clients to be THEMSELVES, use humor, embrace colorful language (#$@%), and discover their strengths.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
After getting my master’s in science in rehabilitation counseling, I knew I wanted to be a therapist. I dreamed of having my own practice and prior to that, I set out to work in higher education, supporting students with disabilities in obtaining self-sufficiency and competitive work. I have worked in nonprofit roles, which have been geared toward helping people with mental health conditions. These experiences allow me to focus my practice on helping teens, millennials, and twenty-somethings overcome barriers related to anxiety, depression, and major life stress. I have always been told my best characteristics are my care for others and my willingness to help. My dream has come true and now I am ready to work myself out of a job by helping you get past life's most difficult challenges.
What should someone know about working with you?
I like to connect first and find the “click,” and then move on from there. If we both agree to move forward together, I will ask you a series of questions to get a better look at your life. It is an opportunity to vent, describe how you want your life to be, and receive feedback and new perspectives. I encourage my clients to be THEMSELVES, use humor, embrace colorful language (#$@%), and discover their strengths. I use a modern approach, which means hands-on; I will challenge you, encourage you, and sometimes assign homework where you can apply your skills immediately.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am so very passionate about accessibility! You can access therapy literally wherever you are and that is SO refreshing, as it allows me to reach more people across New Jersey. The professionals I help can access sessions on their lunch break. For those who had transportation barriers, you can now access help on your phone, computer, or tablet. Literally, a counselor can be in your pocket!
What sets you apart from everyone else?
I want to work myself out of a job! I know that is weird, but I don't believe people should be in therapy for 10 years (unless you want to be!). There is no quick fix to life’s challenges and barriers and I don’t pretend that there is a magic wand that corrects life’s problems (although I wish this did exist). I want to help my clients rediscover their strengths and abilities and provide hands-on strategies, approaches, and coping skills that are most useful to alleviating stress, anxiety, and depression.
“I use a modern approach, which means hands-on; I will challenge you, encourage you, and sometimes assign homework where you can apply your skills immediately.”
Interested in speaking with Gina?