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James Bencivenga LPC, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

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General Office Hours

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What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic relationship?

I view there as being three: genuineness, unconditional positive regard, and empathy. I want to create a safe, trusting space for my clients so they can discuss their difficult issues with as few barriers being in their way as possible.

What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

I believe that therapy is a collaborative effort. I have my expertise and life experience, but so do my clients. My ideal clients are those looking to work together with their therapist to feel empowered to make the decisions that best honors their values.

If you could pick one movie or book that influenced your approach to therapy, what would it be and why?

"Good Will Hunting" greatly influenced my desire to enter this field and my approach to therapy. Seeing that Will, the client, was being held back by his own inner demons and Sean, his therapist, challenged him by helping him confronting his pain while providing a caring, nurturing environment spoke to me.




Relationship Issues



General Expertise



Relationship Issues



Social Anxiety


Anger management


First Session$100
Family Therapy$100
Individual Therapy$100
Marriage & Couples Counseling$100

Types of Therapy

Family Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Strength Based Therapy


Mindfulness Practices

Person-Centered Therapy

Gestalt Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


  • New Jersey, Licensed Professional Counselor, 37PC00600900
  • New Jersey, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, 37LC00271600


Master's in Forensic Mental Health Counseling, John Jay College

Work History

I'm not the professional in the room. You are. You've lived your life. You know what's worked, and what hasn't. Life is not only challenging, but complex and one approach does not suit everyone. The relationship between you and your therapist is essential for the best possible outcome in therapy. I take a Rogerian Client-Centered Approach in my therapy, where I will provide a non-judgmental, safe, warm, and accepting environment. By learning about the struggles you've faced and what they meant to you, together, we can develop the skills you need to reach your goals. My areas of expertise include treating anxiety, depression, life transitions, codependency and boundary setting, conflict resolution, family and relationship issues, self-esteem, OCD, addiction, and trauma. I am trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Rational-Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care, Nurtured Heart, and Motivational Interviewing.

Frequently Asked Questions About James Bencivenga, LPC, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. James Bencivenga, LPC, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is James Bencivenga accepting new clients?

Yes, James Bencivenga is accepting new clients.

Does James Bencivenga accept insurance?

No, James Bencivenga does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does James Bencivenga offer?

James Bencivenga offers therapy for couples, families and individuals.

Does James Bencivenga offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in New Jersey can book James Bencivenga for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does James Bencivenga offer online therapy?

Yes, James Bencivenga offers online therapy to people in New Jersey.

How quickly can I see James Bencivenga?

James Bencivenga typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does James Bencivenga speak?

James Bencivenga conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with James Bencivenga online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with James Bencivenga online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.

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