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The Institute for Personal Growth

IPG Featured on TV Show Hosted by Montel Williams

Emotional and psychological problems are real and painful, even harmful to health and functionality. When you are suffering, a counselor or therapist can provide surprisingly rapid and effective help.

IPG has been a leading provider of expert, compassionate psychotherapy and counseling since 1983. Our highly skilled professionals can help you, whether your concerns are the result of temporary life stresses or the symptoms of deeper problems.

With offices in Jersey City, Highland Park and Freehold, IPG has roughly thirty psychotherapists that, in addition to traditional therapy, offer special therapy techniques such as EMDR, play therapy and sex therapy. We offer flexible times, six days and evenings a week. IPG is not in network with insurance companies, but we do work with many insurance plans, checking your plan’s benefits when you call.

We provide individual, child, family, marriage and couples counseling for problems ranging from depression and anxiety to relationship issues or major life disruptors.

And we have specialties not found elsewhere: we’re internationally known experts on LGBTQ issues, we’re the largest provider of AASECT-certified sex therapy services in the tri-state region and we have a cutting-edge program for transgender and gender non-conforming youth.



March 25, 2024
Happy 5th Anniversary to the IPG/NASW Partnership

In 2019 we partnered with the NJ chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, the largest professional organization of Social Workers in the world. 2024 marks the 5th anniversary of that relationship. Over this time IPG and NASW-NJ have engaged in countless ways to share valuable information, including trainings for our staff, presentations by IPG therapists at the annual NASW conference, and networking within the local Social Work community. Cheers to that!

February 21, 2024
Social Media Refresh!

We’ve revamped our social media pages, with lots of great new content including brief video interviews with our staff, throwbacks, spotlights on some of our specialties, and more. Check us out on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter/X, and TikTok!

August 21st, 2023
New Jersey City Office

We just moved into a beautiful, roomy, sunny new space in downtown Jersey City, in the newly constructed Swift & Co building on 9th Street, right across the street from our previous JC office. The same top-notch IPG therapists, in a refreshingly new and spacious environment.

We also currently have some rooms available for sublet for the right colleague, preferably but not necessarily in the mental health field. Our rooms are tastefully furnished and decorated, specifically to create a serene, quiet, therapeutic environment. Contact us for more info if you are interested in sharing our space with us.

January 27th, 2023
Happy 40th Birthday to IPG!

Founded in 1983, IPG turns 40 this year. Four decades of commitment to mental health, to the residents of New Jersey, to the LGBTQ+ community, to personal growth. Read more about our history here.

November 14th, 2022
All three of our offices are now fully reopened for in-person therapy! While we still offer online therapy, we are now conducting regular, in-person psychotherapy sessions as well in our Jersey City, Highland Park, and Freehold offices.

New clients can call us at (732)246-8439, or email us via our Contact Us page. Existing clients should ask their therapist about their in-person availability.

October 21st, 2022
IPG is now offering Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), in partnership with the medical team at Journey Clinical. All sessions will be conducted on-site and in-person. For more information, call us at (732)246-8439, or email us via our Contact Us page.

June 18th, 2022
IPG on TV!

IPG was just featured on Lifetime TV show “The Balancing Act”, hosted by the one and only Montel Williams! The segment focuses on the destigmatization of mental health, the importance of reaching out for help when you need it, and IPG’s history of working with the LGBTQ+ community. If you missed us on TV, check back soon, we’ll have the video here on our website! For more about the show visit


220 9th St., Suite 380
Jersey City, NJ 07302
1119 Raritan Ave.
Highland Park, NJ 08904
90 West Main Street
Freehold, NJ 07728