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Walking Life With You

Psychotherapy. Couples Counseling. Family Counseling. Christian Counseling.


Journey Counseling Center

As we guide individuals and families within Hudson County, our greatest goal is to make mental health accessible throughout the New Jersey / New York tri-state area. Our compassionate team is committed to ending the stigma and misconceptions about mental health conditions among youth and adults.

Ofrecemos Servicios en Español 

“Mi esposo y yo estamos muy agradecidos porque los servicios que Victor Llerena nos brindó en momentos muy difíciles en nuestra familia. Con su ayuda pudimos enfocarnos en la mejor manera de llevar la situación que estábamos pasando y a manejar mejor nuestros sentimientos. Muy respetuoso y profesional. Tenía un poco de reserva pues era la primera vez que teníamos sesiones online, pero él hizo que nos sintamos confortables y a gusto. Lo recomendamos con gusto.”

“My husband and I are very grateful to Mr. Llerena for his services. I found him online when I was looking for counseling because of the circumstances we were going through in our family. He helped us manage our feelings and focus on solving the situation. I was hesitant in the beginning, because it was our first time doing online sessions, but he made us feel at ease since the first session. He is very professional and respectful. We definitely recommend his services.”

Mr. & Mrs. D.T. & M.T.

We Invite You to Share Your Struggles

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In-Person & Virtual Sessions

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Support Groups

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Evidence-Based Counseling

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Sliding Scale Fee Option

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Major Insurance Plans Accepted

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By Appointment Only

“My father passed in late 2020, during the pandemic. Finding a therapist was absolutely impossible. I was in deep grief and tons of stress from my family. Two years passed, and I Googled a therapist in my area. I placed the call, and I spoke with Laura, who could hear in my voice I needed to speak with someone. When I had my session with Victor, he listened with an empathetic ear. Towards the end of the session he gave me homework. This homework has become the tools that I use to help me navigate from day to day. Victor helped me rebuild from the tremendous pain of losing my father, build healthy boundaries, and learn how to better care for myself.”

Mrs. K.L.


Do you struggle with trauma, self-identity, work stress, family changes, or questions about your faith? Do you believe you can work through these struggles with the right support?

As mental health therapists, we believe there is an abundance of tools that can help you find inner peace, strengthen your relationships, and embrace mental wellness. We’re here to remind you that you are capable of starting this journey, and you don’t have to do it alone.

Our counseling services are great for those just beginning their mental health journeys, as well as those who are continuing their long-term mental healthcare. Wherever you find yourself, we commend you for taking responsibility for your mental health.

You Don’t Have to Suffer in Silence

Throughout the years, we’ve carefully designed a judgment-free environment, because we know how confusing and discouraging it can feel when life doesn’t go as planned. Surprises and disappointments do not define you. If you’re ready to focus on solutions rather than staying stuck in the past, then we’re ready to walk with you – using patience, empathy, and proven mental health tools.


Effective Mental Healthcare in Hudson County, New Jersey

At Journey Counseling Center, we believe that the best outcomes arise from a joint effort between a willing individual and a skilled clinician. Our Tri-State Area clinical team is fully committed to walking life with you to create positive mental health outcomes. Our team is proudly led by Victor Llerena, who is licensed in New York and New Jersey.

“I was dealing with the loss of my mother, along with other personal issues. So, I started seeing Victor Llerena at Journey Counseling in April. He has helped me learn how to cope with and accept things that I previously couldn’t. I’ve had other therapists, but only Victor has helped me. He is an amazing and caring person, and I thank God that I found him. He made a huge difference in my way of thinking and how I react to things. I was always in a negative frame of mind, and he has definitely helped me learn how to handle things that are out of my control. I highly recommend Victor to anyone who needs to see a therapist.”

Mrs. T.R.

Affordable Therapy Options

Our counseling fees range from $145.00 to $250.00 per session. Sessions are available by appointment only. We offer a sliding scale fee option, based on income and the number of people living in your household. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards. We also accept the following insurance plans: 

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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

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Horizon BCBS Medicare Advantage

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Horizon BCBS Commercial Managed Care

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Horizon BCBS Traditional Network

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Beacon Health Options

(formerly ValueOptions)

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United Health Care

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Out of Network

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A Marriage on the Mend

“Our marriage had several problems. My wife and I suffered in silence. I didn’t want to go to a marriage counselor. I felt that my wife and I could just talk to each other about our problems and resolve them on our own. My wife felt more comfortable talking to a third-party and resolving our issues that way. Time passed with no improvement in our marriage.

Finally, I agreed to go to counseling. We didn’t feel comfortable asking friends and family if they knew any reputable marriage counselors. We didn’t feel comfortable going to our pastor for counseling. We eventually found Victor Llerena, and we are so glad we did.

Through the sessions with Victor, my wife and I learned more about ourselves and the things that influence our behaviors. He gave us the tools to work on improving ourselves. He gave us tools to communicate more effectively, which would lead to improvement in other areas of our lives (intimacy, finances, etc.).

Victor’s calm and understanding demeanor made him very easy to talk to. My wife and I are grateful to Victor for his listening to us without judging us and teaching us without shaming us. We are thankful for his work with us, his patience, and his encouragement. Our marriage is so much better!”

Mr. & Mrs. L.

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