New York is home to the Big Apple itself, New York City. It’s seen as a city of opportunity, and anyone who goes there is destined for great things. However, not everyone gets to live in the city, and sometimes, it feels like you have no opportunities. A counselor can be the person who helps you find your big dream. Find an NY-based counselor and grab a hold of your dreams.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 21

Welcome to BetterHelp and taking an important step in meeting your needs. I would be happy to help you do this at your own pace and tailor your time to your specific needs. My name is Michele C. Albano and I have been a social worker in New York since 1998. I have worked in varied capacities and with ages from 4 to 94. Life can be difficult and when it is, being able to focus and concentrate on your responsibilities can be challenging. I would like to be able to assist you in meeting those challenges. It is a support that everyone should treat th...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of experience: 14

Hello! Starting therapy is a brave decision and I want to acknowledge your commitment to your well -being. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New York who is passionate about helping people with life difficulties. Change is possible and I would like to welcome you to Better Help! My goal as a therapist is to support you on your journey to self- empowerment. I have a master’s degree in Social Work from Syracuse University as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Family Studies with a minor in Psychology. It is important t...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 7

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to visit my page. I am a licensed therapist with 5 years of experience providing direct care to adults struggling with a wide variety of mental health difficulties and challenging life circumstances. While I find my approach to therapy can be of benefit and applicable to a majority of situations we face in life, I find my strength lies in working with individuals facing depression, anxiety, burnout, and changes in life roles, goals, and responsibilities. You’ve taken a wonderful step towards exploring meaningful change by b...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression
Years of experience: 20

Hello. I am a NY Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Use Disorder Counselor with a gambling certification (CASAC-G). I have a combined OMH and NY OASAS Certificate to work with clients with Co-existing disorders (IMHATT). I have over 20 years of experience working as a counselor throughout the Capital Region. I specialize in treating adults, family members and loved ones experiencing problems associated with Addictions, Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health Disorders. I have a long history of providing servic...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of experience: 6

My Expertise is Communication and Mental Health As a clinician, my passion lies in helping individuals become more effective communicators. Growing up in a Puerto Rican household where raised voices were commonplace and active listening was scarce, I felt compelled to seek better ways of connecting with others. Through my work, I’ve discovered that teaching people to understand their communication patterns can significantly improve family dynamics and intimate relationships. I firmly believe in psychoeducation as a powerful tool for demystifying mental health di...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of experience: 5

It may feel like you are alone, like nobody understands you or what you are going through. Working together we can make the best possible sense of what is happening and achieve our goals. With the use of CBT, Psychoanalytic and Brief Solution Oriented techniques we can work through issues of depression, anxiety, self-esteem and more. I want to listen to your story, I want to understand what it is you are going through and what it is that you need that I may be able to provide.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety
Years of experience: 8

I offer effective outpatient, individualized, mental health care. I treat mental health disorders and provide a space to build and maintain your self-worth. I will support you in harnessing the power of your thoughts and beliefs to change how you feel about yourself. My focus is to collaborate with clients and support individuals, couples, and families to heal, I partner with you to assist in obtaining your goals and enhancing awareness of inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment pl...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 8

Hello and welcome to your wellness journey! I am licensed in New York State with 7 years of experience as a therapist and over 15 years working in the human services field. I help individuals better handle stress and anxiety, process and overcome trauma and abuse, cope with grief and loss in a healthy way, and develop internal motivation and increase self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming any challenges you may be facing. Taking the first step to seeking a more ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 22

I am an individual and couples therapist licensed in New York, with over 20 years of clinical experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety and relationship issues. I have also helped clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety and relationship issues. I have also helped those who have experienced trauma and emotional abuse. ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coaching, ADHD
Years of experience: 27

Hello, I am licensed in Pennsylvania and New York with 28 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with ADHD & ADD, stress and anxiety, depression, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & couples. 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 journe...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 4

I am licensed in New York with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with 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. 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, LGBT
Years of experience: 8

I'm a licensed clinical social worker with 10+ years of experience working with deaf/hard-of-hearing families, LGBTQ+ related issues, and family conflicts. Additionally, I offer individual and family counseling where we can explore the dynamics of your personal relationships. I welcome you to our safe haven where you can be your authentic self. With compassion, I will support you in your journey by meeting you where you are at. I strive to empower you and honor your sense of autonomy as we create an individuated approach based on your wants and needs.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 20

I am licensed in New York and Florida for over 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & bipolar disorder. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of experience: 6

Hello! My name is a Jenny and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey, New York, & Vermont! My specialties include supporting clients through anxiety, stress, and other powerful emotions that can sometimes be difficult to navigate alone. Much of my experience includes working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Coming to therapy can be one of the bravest things that you can do and you can be proud of taking this first step. I take pride in helping you feel at ease, safe, validated, and understood. I enjoy helping individuals fi...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety
Years of experience: 3

I am licensed in New Jersey and New York with 3 years of professional counseling experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How Can Therapists In New York Support You?

Therapists in New York can practice many types of counseling, from marriage and family therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). They may also assist you with symptoms of depression, stress, or anxiety.

Therapists may help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or address your past. Over 21,199,434 people live in New York, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for licensed professionals in New York may help you find mental health support for personal growth, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health concerns. You do not need a mental health diagnosis to seek support from one of BetterHelp's licensed providers above.  

The mental health field can include psychiatric medication management, online therapy, marriage counseling, couples therapy, clinical social work, licensed counseling, and other mental health services in person and online. Seeing a licensed provider can help you navigate mental health conditions and life circumstances through mindfulness and other specialized techniques.

Please note that BetterHelp does not offer diagnostic or medication management services.

Why Are Many Residents In The State Of New York Working With A Licensed Counselor?

People reach out for mental health support for a variety of reasons. Many individuals work with a counselor for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a smaller county in New York, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed professional tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

Mental health counselors in New York support clients with varying issues, which can include:

  • Challenging situations or life stressors
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression or depressive conditions
  • Adjustment issues
  • Emotional support for a terminal illness
  • Chronic pain emotional support
  • Grief
  • Personality disorders
  • Trauma
  • Relationship conflicts and concerns

Finding a therapist that takes new clients in online therapy can be the first step in finding a treatment plan that works for you. Your therapist can provide a safe space for you to focus on self-care and well-being.

If you're interested in speaking to one of the therapists above or being matched with a counselor in 24 to 48 hours, consider signing up for BetterHelp. BetterHelp offers potential access to over 30,000 providers, including those listed above.

Emergency Services

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:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some commonly asked questions can be found below.

How Much Does A Therapist Cost?

Mental health professionals can differ in price. Forbes found that the average cost of in-person therapy in the US is around $100 to $200 per hour. Pricing can also vary based on your location. 

BetterHelp offers payment plans of $60 to $90 per session, charged monthly in a lump sum. You can also take advantage of this pricing on one of BetterHelp's sister platforms, like ReGain for couples or TeenCounseling for teens aged 13 to 19.  

Many therapists may be upfront about their pricing and whether or not they take health insurance from the beginning. Additionally, some in your area may offer a sliding scale plan to allow those with lower incomes to pay less for therapy. However, services online can often save individuals a few hundred dollars per month.

How Do I Know If I Should Get A Therapist?

Mental health services and mental health providers may help you navigate various concerns. 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 advice. A counselor may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Mental health issues don't always present as a crisis. Many professionals provide talk therapy and support for life transitions, skills learning, relationship problems, or life coaching. Online therapy sessions in New York can allow clients seeking therapy to experience professional help through video, phone, or live chat sessions without commuting to an office.

Does Insurance Cover Therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. Therapists must apply to accept insurance through insurance companies, which may take time and money, so not every therapist offers services through insurance. If you cannot find a therapist that accepts your plan, BetterHelp may be cheaper than visiting an in-person therapist.

Is Online Therapy Safe?

Online therapy through BetterHelp and its sister platforms is safe. Therapists are licensed, experienced, and vetted before being contracted with the platform. If you experience any concerns with your therapist, you change your counselor through the platform or app at any time.