Thelma Costello

(MS, LMHC, SAP)

About Me

Thelma Costello is a Licensed Mental Health Specialist specializing in depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, and addiction. I maintain an office in the greater Albany, New York area. I have been in the field for more than 35 years. I am a graduate of Capella University with a degree in Psychology and Addiction issues, and have studied advanced human behavior at Capella University in a doctoral program along with doctoral courses in Addiction at North Central University. I specialize in Cognitive behavioral health techniques. I have a Masters Degree in Addictions Counseling (MAC) and Certified as a Substance Abuse Professional for Department of Transportation. ( SAP).I run women's groups, provide consultation to peers in the field of mental health, and I volunteer as a first response member in the Albany County District and Red Cross. I am a member of NAADAC (National association for addiction counselors) and NCC AP- national association for addiction professionals. And the American Counseling Assoc. (ACA). My website is https.//www.thelmacostello.com. and I can found on most Social Media platforms.
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Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 35

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #000145-1 (Expires: 2020-03-31)


Reviews

Written by L.O. on Nov 15, 2018 after counseling with Thelma for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions

Thelma is am expert in addiction counseling. She is very encouraging, supportive and understanding the situation. Highly recommend!

Written by W.I. on Nov 09, 2018 after counseling with Thelma for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is wonderful. An ear when it is needed. Hope when things seem bleak.

Written by F.E. on Oct 17, 2018 after counseling with Thelma for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

Thelma is a fantastic therapist and helped me so much in the past 2 months when I was in the crisis. She taught me useful coping strategies and provided me helpful materials to help me through the life difficulty. Without her I would not be this functional now. I hope she will keep spreading her kindness to other patients and help them go through difficulties in their life!

Written by W.E. on Oct 05, 2018 after counseling with Thelma for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

She has been very nice.

Written by J.I. on Sep 29, 2018 after counseling with Thelma for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and career difficulties

Wonderful therapist, listened to my issues, was very kind, and had great insight. Highly recommend.

Written by D.A. on Sep 02, 2018 after counseling with Thelma for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Thelma is very professional. She listens patiently and try to understand the issue, she uses her experience and knowledge to help. I feel supportive and ease (much relax) after having weekly schedule talking with her.

Written by P.A. on Aug 28, 2018 after counseling with Thelma for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I have had only a hand full of meetings with her so far but having someone to talk to and help me with my problems has helped.

She's a great person.

Written by M.I. on Aug 27, 2018 after counseling with Thelma for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and career

Thelma did a great job helping me realize an issue that was bringing me down. I feel as though I know many of my issues and just need help addressing them but she helped reveal something to me that I was unaware of.