Rochester was named after the Earl of Rochester, Laurence Hyde, who was the close friend of the Colonial Governor Samuel Shute while he was serving his term in office. Some of the points of interest in town include the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts, Rochester Commons, Rochester Opera House, and the Rochester Historical Society Museum. 

Whether you are a history buff, art lover, or fan of the opera, there is plenty to do in Rochester. But, if you are feeling down or lost, you may just need someone to talk to who understands. Rochester has dozens of counselors and therapists who can help you today. 

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 15

Hi there. Thank you for being curious about my profile. I appreciate the difficulty involved in reaching out for help and support. I lived in Rhode Island and had a therapy practice in Bristol, RI for years. I relocated to Salem, New Hampshire in 2019. I hold a license in NH. My license number is 2097 with the NH Board of Mental Health Practice. I have had a long career in human services and have had my own practice as a therapist for over 10 years. I am a mature therapist, both in years and experience. My experience has been with individuals with anxiety, panic...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management
Years of experience: 25

Hello and Welcome! If you are here then I commend you in your bravery seeking assistance to help you to navigate things you have obviously found to be challenging. It is important that you know that you will not be alone in this process any longer. I will be here to collaborate with you, to listen and to help you to set goals and work towards meeting your desired outcomes. Being here demonstrates the internal strengths you have and I hope to work with you to continue to develop your strengths and resilience throughout the therapeutic process. I believe in t...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of experience: 13

I am a dually licensed mental health counselor and alcohol and drug counselor in the state of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, CT and Virginia. I have been working with people of all backgrounds facing the challenges of all types of mental health concerns for 12 years. I take a person centered approach and work collaboratively to help you meet your goals. I am a guide who will bring out the ability to change in you. We go at your pace and comfort level. I work with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, addiction, Obsessive Compulsive disorder, gambling disord...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 13

My Journey began as a paramedic in Hartford, Connecticut. At the age of 20, I saw firsthand the physical and psychological suffering humans experience. It was in those vulnerable moments with others that I realized that how we connect is as important as what we do. It put me on the path of seeking ways to understand this experience and the world around us. Towards this end, I completed a Master's Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University, countless continuing education courses on trauma and behavior and have recently completed my Educati...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 14

I am licensed in New Hampshire with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 8

I am a psychotherapist licensed in New Hampshire with over 8 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don’t believe in stigmatizing labels. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and fe...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 15

I am a mother, wife, friend, adventurer, optimist and free spirit. This has allowed me to be able to calmly and with an open mind assess each individual’s needs and different problems that may arise in their life and support skill building. My counseling style tends to be focused on problem solving and looking for positive and healthy ways to live your best life. I have been described as being relatable, kind, considerate, genuine, supportive and empowering. I hope to help you find your strengths and help you reach your goals. I’m here to help you make sens...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression, ADHD
Years of experience: 18

I am licensed in New Hampshire with more than 17 years of professional clinical experience. I have worked extensively with individual adults, families, children/teens and their parents. Many of the children I have worked with have ADHD, autistic spectrum conditions, learning disabilities, sensory processing disorders and behavior problems. I am skilled and proficient in helping clients with stress, anxiety, grief/loss, depression, life transitions, family dynamics, adult ADHD, and many other common difficulties. I am looking forward to working with you to hel...

Specialties: Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 23

I am licensed in New Hampshire with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with compassion fatigue. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 34

I am a therapist with many years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients cope with addictions, trauma, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Using solution-focused methods, I work with my clients so they achieve their desired goals.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of experience: 10

“Professional therapeutic counseling involves several factors. First, the therapist must have passion and a genuine care for people. Second, the therapist must have the training, knowledge and experience to effectively treat their clients. Third, personal opinions, biases and judgment are left at the door. Finally, individualized approaches and individualized treatment plans must be created for each client based on their current behavioral health status.” These factors keep therapists focused, grounded and remind us daily that each individual whom we serve deserve...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management
Years of experience: 34

I have been a Counselor/Therapist/Psychologist since 1989. I am originally from Greenwich, CT., but have lived all over the world due to my husband's military/civilian careers; he is now retired from the US Air Force, but remains on call with the Reserves. We have three adult daughters, 8 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. I have worked with clients of all ethnic, cultural, economic, and religious status'; in mainly the arenas of Alcohol/Drug, Child Abuse and Neglect, Spousal Abuse(Domestic Violence), Parenting, Grief, Death/Dying. My approach to Counse...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 40

I am licensed in New Hampshire with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Specialties: Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 13

Hello, and welcome! My name is Meaghan, and I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of New Hampshire. I have over 13 years of professional work experience as a mental health therapist, and 20 years work experience in the mental health field as a whole. In addition to my traditional mental health field expereince, I am also a certified hypntherapist and certified life coach. I love to bring in holistic modalites such as hypnotherapy and mindfulness to my clients to help them grow and find inner peace. I am passionate about helping clients le...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 9

I am licensed clinical social worker in New Hampshire with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How To Find Counseling Rochester

Finding the best therapist close by in Rochester can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Rochester area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Rochester. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Rochester, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, these professionals are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Rochester or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified Rochester counselors can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Rochester area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in Rochester
  • DBT in Rochester
  • Substance use therapy in Rochester
  • Couples therapy in Rochester

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Rochester, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Rochester, elsewhere in Strafford, or in the greater state of New Hampshire.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Rochester area can be found below:

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed Rochester Therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Rochester due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist in Rochester: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Rochester: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Rochester: $100
  • Therapy in Rochester: $80

While many psychologists in Rochester may not take health insurance, some counselors in the state of New Hampshire may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp counselors serving the city of Rochester and elsewhere throughout the state of New Hampshire you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in Rochester, New Hampshire working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology professionals have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health counselor. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How Does Working With A Counselor In BetterHelp Online Therapy Sessions Work?

BetterHelp counselors treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Rochester above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Rochester virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office to meet with one of these counselors as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Rochester helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What Mental Health Issues Can Psychotherapy Address?

BetterHelp's verified Rochester therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Rochester therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

How Do I Know If Online Counseling Is Right For My Family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Rochester counselor can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Rochester, NH, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 03867 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy in Rochester can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Rochester Counselor? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I Find A Therapist, Counselor, Or Psychologist If I Feel Fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although counselors and psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Rochester licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is Mental Health Care And Therapy Worth It?

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Rochester, New Hampshire can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Rochester has many professionals who practice person- or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy. In Rochester, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

Do Therapists Judge You In Therapy Sessions? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Counseling Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Rochester.

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Rochester:

03839, 03866, 03867, 03868