Behavioral Counseling Specialist

Cardio Metabolic Institute

Multi-Specialty Group located in Somerset, Monroe Twp, and East Brunswick, NJ

Behavioral counseling can help you have a clear mind and learn to begin healthy lifestyle changes to improve your well-being. At Cardio Metabolic Institute in Somerset, Monroe Township, and East Brunswick, New Jersey, you have access to a team of top-rated behavioral counselors who can help you with any concern or condition you may have. Find out more by booking an exam online or by calling any office location directly.

Behavioral Counseling Q & A


Why do I need behavioral counseling?

Behavioral counseling, as well as psychotherapy (or “talk therapy”), is a personalized approach to your mental health and state of well-being. Your physician may recommend behavioral counseling or psychotherapy if you:

  • Need to quit smoking
  • Have a poor body image 
  • Are addicted to drugs or alcohol
  • Want help with emotional eating
  • Have been through trauma or injury
  • Have stress, depression, or anxiety 
  • Experienced a major life change, such as a divorce
  • Were recently diagnosed with a chronic or terminal illness

Your behavioral counselor can even help you build healthy relationships with those around you, including loved ones, friends, and co-workers. 

What happens during behavioral counseling?

Your behavioral counseling and psychotherapy services at Cardio Metabolic Institute are entirely tailored to you and your needs and can include individual, couples, or group therapy. During your counseling session, your therapist may:

  • Ask about your family history
  • Talk with you about your current concerns
  • Ask about drug, alcohol, or tobacco usage
  • Prescribe medications, such as antidepressants or antianxiety drugs

Your mental health provider teaches you how to cope and how to work through your emotions. They may give you homework or exercises to do each week, so you can continue working on your mental health between sessions.

Behavioral counseling and psychotherapy aren’t a quick fix. It takes time and dedication to your treatment plan to help you achieve a balanced state of mental and emotional well-being. 

How often do I need to see my behavioral counselor?

Behavioral counseling and psychotherapy can be just a few sessions, or a long-term treatment plan. 

You may need to see your therapist as often as once a week, as is common, or as little as once a month. It’s also common to start out with weekly sessions, then gradually transition down to monthly or quarterly visits. 

The counselors and mental health providers at Cardio Metabolic Institute are available when you need them most. They tailor your behavioral counseling treatment plan and can make adjustments to your therapy schedule as needed. 

Schedule your behavioral counseling evaluation at Cardio Metabolic Institute today. Click on the online booking feature or call any office to speak with a team member.