Therapy can be an effective way to improve your mental well-being. If you’re looking for therapy in New York, consider online treatment. While there may be plenty of therapists in NYC, in-person appointments can be hard to find, and most people do not live in the city and cannot access these providers easily. Other factors, including what insurance company a provider accepts or how much reimbursement you will receive, can also be barriers to in-person treatment. Online therapy with BetterHelp can make access to treatment more flexible and convenient. 

BetterHelp providers treat individuals from the comfort of their homes at a time that suits their busy schedules. The platform has more than 30,000 professionals available, including psychologists, social workers, and marriage and family therapists. You can change providers at any time until you find the right therapist for you.

Therapy can help with various challenges in their clients' lives, including working through relationship difficulties, improving interpersonal relationships, weathering a significant life transition, or improving low self-esteem. Your therapist will guide you through the therapeutic process, which can help you meet your goals and gain control of your life.

If you’re looking for an online therapist, NY has many options available. The following therapists are licensed to provide online treatment across New York State.

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Margaret Lorenz

Offering therapy in New York
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
26 years of experience

Welcome! You've come to the right place. I am a licensed clinical social worker living in New York with over 20 years of experience working with parents, adolescents, and families. I have treated individuals facing challenges with depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, family conflict, life changes, relationship issues, and grief. I enjoy working with people and helping them uncover the tools to assist them in living a fully actualized lives. I function as a guide, however, you will be the one in control, we work as fast or as slow as you need, when you need it. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, psycho-dynamic, and strengths-based counseling. I will tailor our discussions and treatment plan based on your individual needs. Asking for help is the hardest step, doing so exhibits great courage and self awareness. You are starting down an unfamiliar but better path. Let's chat about you choose to take next step towards healing, happiness, and change. I am looking forward to meeting you and hearing your story.

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Jacqueline Jones

Offering therapy in New York
License: R-LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesCareer difficulties
26 years of experience

Hi! My name is Jackie and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York. I have over 20 years of experience, working as a social worker/therapist. I have worked in many different environments including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, hospital emergency room, schools and private practice. I have experience working with clients of all ages who present with a wide range of concerns including depression, mood disorders, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, PTSD, and ADHD. I have extensive experience working with adults, couples, children/teens and families. When working with clients, I look to help each client to identify strategies that can be employed on a daily basis to improve their relationships across all environments (home, school, work). I know how overwhelming life can be sometimes. I approach therapy as a collaboration between myself and the client. I see my role as helping you to take back control of your life. We will be working together to discuss and plan your treatment goals. I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they seek to have a fuller and happier life. I applaud your willingness to look for support and guidance to make changes in your life. I would like to help you get started on your journey!

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Pamela DiGangi

Offering therapy in New York
License: LMHC,MS in Counseling
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesSelf esteem
32 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in New York State and have provided mental health counseling for 32 years to people of all ages. I worked as a school counselor for the past 32 years at the Kenton UFSD, a suburban school district just north of Buffalo, NY. I also provide family and couples counseling at the KenTon Family Support Center. Many people feel stuck at times but do not know how to make changes to allow them to enjoy their lives to the fullest. My approach to counseling incorporates a few styles of therapy to help clients clarify goals, understand their own behaviors and self-talk, and take charge of their future. Clinical areas of treatment include anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationships, stress management, conflict resolution, work and career issues, grief & loss, and anger management. I strongly believe in the dignity and worth of people and am dedicated to helping people find a productive healthy path.

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Asher Dworetsky

Offering therapy in New York
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Someone once came to see me to discuss a very challenging issue in her life. It was clear that she had struggled with this issue for most of her life and that it had weighed heavily on her. The issue had begun to affect her family and she was clearly struggling. Over the course of the session I did my best to listen with empathy and try to understand the magnitude of her suffering. As I often do at an initial session, I thanked the woman for sharing her story with me and I expressed to her that I felt honored to be part of her journey. She responded “to be honest, I find you very easy to talk to.” I was so pleased and humbled. It is always my main goal to put my clients at ease when they come to see me. I want a person not only to know but to feel that this is a safe space to explore their challenges and vulnerabilities as they share the story of their lives and struggles. For so many, it is the first time they have told their story to another person. As human beings, it is almost impossible to avoid suffering. I feel honored to know that for the people that come to see me I am trying my best to help them find a path forward. It is an incredible privileged to watch a person transform their lives as they move from suffering to healing to living a life filled with joy and purpose.

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Cynthia Prince

Offering therapy in New York
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
38 years of experience

I have worked with people all of my working life. As a therapist I have worked all populations, mandated clients inmates, both male and females, even adolescent aged juvenile delinquent. I have worked in prisons max levels to mediums. I have worked in residential care for juveniles to outpatient care for children. I recently have retired from the State of New York putting 30 plus years behind to work on-call as a psychiatric on call evaluator in the emergency room, and a therapist for a local family medical center seeing nearby college adults and community folks. I have worked with many people with a wide range of concerns and struggles, from Mental Health issues like Bipolar disorder, to PTSD and Trauma issues, Coping Anxiety issues, Attachment and Abandonment problems, ADHD, Loss, Grief, Schizophrenia, Abuse, Self-Injury, Self-Esteem, Parenting, Relationships, Anger, Personality Disorders, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, OCD and Depression. I do not care for labels, and I do believe in treating everyone as they treat me with respect and professionalism and compassion. I use a Cognitive Behavioral approach and tailor your Treatment need that is unique to each client. I use an emotional Support Pet named Major ( as long as everyone is not Allergic-Lol! ha ha it's virtual) I use humor lots! It makes seeing a therapist fun. You have taken the first step which can be scary by looking for help, now just find the person that fits or seems to for you and call for help today. Hope we chat soon. So you feel better.

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Lynn Marrone

Offering therapy in New York
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Tanay Hudson

Offering therapy in New York
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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!

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Ashok Parmar

Offering therapy in New York
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
30 years of experience

My name is Ashok Parmar. I am a licensed clinical social worker based in Long Island, New York. My 30 + clinical experience comes from providing direct mental and behavioral health therapy treatment to a diverse client population and from providing clinical supervision to students and psychotherapists. My experience is varied as I have provided psychotherapy services in the settings including ER and in-patient units of general care and psychiatric hospital, multi-specialty ambulatory care system, school, and business settings. I have worked with adolescents, adults, couples, and families with a variety of presenting issues, including trauma, emotional, relationship, marital and family issues. I approach therapeutic relationships, process and modalities with utmost sensitivity and respect for diverse ethnic, cultural and gender identity factors. My therapy approach draws from Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Insight Oriented Therapy, Mindfulness and Structural and eco systems. It’s always my priority to meet my client where he/ she is and develop individualized treatment plan which will work best for us as we work together to achieve the goals. Whether you are working towards mitigation of symptoms, improved insight and functioning, personal growth and transformation, spiritual awakening, we can work together to achieve it. I am here to support and work with you. I am available with prior appointment Mon thru’ Saturday from 11:00 AM to 1: PM PM Eastern Standard Time.

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Daniel McDermott

Offering therapy in New York
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issues
30 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & relationship issues. 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.

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Kristen Wojtuniak

Offering therapy in New York
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
8 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience working with adolescents and adults who experience anxiety, depression, ADHD, difficulty with life transitions, lack of communication skills, obsessive compulsive disorders, body dysmorphia, lack of self-esteem, eating disorders, and chronic illness. I bring warmth, compassion, and humor to the therapeutic process and relationship. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist in stress reduction and changing negative thought patterns to become an active leader in your care and form healthy ways to cope. I promote positive mantras and positive thinking to have you live in a healthier environment in order to be productive and achieve your goals. My passion is to help people, make sure they feel understood and supported. I do my best to assist them in living a more satisfying life. The little things help create big changes and I appreciate those things in you that you often don’t see. I provide a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment to help you obtain the support and feedback you need. Therapy is about exploring, experimenting, discovering, and being vulnerable. In our therapy together you will learn to increase self-compassion and mindfulness, and your ability to sit with uncertainty and bear witness to uncomfortable feelings and body sensations. You will gain awareness of the role negative core beliefs and thoughts have upon mood and learn how to challenge those negative thought patterns. You will learn to set appropriate boundaries by asserting feelings, recognizing wants and needs, and identifying the role shame and guilt might play in causing unhealthy, harmful, stale, and inauthentic behaviors. My availability is catered to stay at home mothers, college students, or those who work from home or can utilize a lunch break. I am looking forward to meeting with you and working together to start this journey of yours!

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 has over 35,000 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.

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