Technology has made life much easier, and yet much more complex. We can see how everyone’s doing, but constantly being fed information can feel overwhelming and it can be intimidating for you to handle. An Albany-based counselor can help you by making sense of the technology around you. 

Albany is a city known for its technology, especially at the nano level. Maybe one day, nanomachines can help fix out mental states. Until then, a counselor is a perfect substitute. Speak to one today and see what they can do for you.

This is Lynnikka Draper's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, New York (Albany, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, I am Lynnikka, Lynnikka Draper Therapy offers psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and groups. I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University. I received my Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from CUNY Hunter College. I have training in different modalities such as CBT, DBT, Psychoanalysis, Person Centered Therapy, and Play Therapy. I have experience in running groups, working with children/adolescents and adults as well as working with couples. I attend seminars, workshops, and conferences in order to be up to...

This is Jeanette Tolson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, New York (Albany, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW ,CASAC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 14

I am a licensed clinical social worker specializing in sex and relationship therapy and addictions. I have over 12 years of experience working with clients on goals to make their life better. My favorite clients to work with are those that know that something isn't feeling right and they need some support to make it different. I have worked with individuals and couples on a variety of presenting concerns including desire discrepancy (one partner wants more sex than the other), infidelity recovery, communication issues, trauma history, anxiety, depression, and s...

This is Raechel Schwartz's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, New York (Albany, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Are you feeling the need to make changes and/or improvements in your life but don’t know where to start? Are you struggling to manage difficult emotions such as anxiety and/or hopelessness? You are not alone and you have already made the first step towards achieving the relief and change you desire. Raechel has been working within the social work field for over six years in a variety of settings. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2008 from Stony Brook University. She graduated with honors from Fordham University in 2012, with Master of Social Wor...

This is Yechiel Lichtenstein's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, New York (Albany, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 7

After over 10 years serving the diverse communities, my motto has become "Whatever it is, we can help!" Working with all different and unique individuals, I have seen clients who believed they would never change, that their pain would never dissolve, that their confusion would never cease and was here to stay. However, in my entire history of client relations, none of these convictions remained true. Incorporating the values of trust, validation, respect, and empowerment, I have successfully served hundreds of clients, and continue to do so today. Life can c...

This is Nancy Cerullo's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, New York (Albany, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-R
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

Reaching out for help can be scary. I aim to make that process a smooth one with support and encouragement. I am a Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience as a therapist. My clients come to me with a wide range of concerns, such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, illness in themselves or a loved one, and much more. What I see time and time again that they have in common is a feeling of powerlessness. Whether it be over their symptoms, their family members, relationships and even themselves. I help them to understand themselves and ...

This is Brandon Jones's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, New York (Albany, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Many of my therapeutic techniques draw from Rogerian Person-Centered Therapy. That means my sessions tend to be client-led; where we focus on what’s important to you and we move at your pace. In line with Person-Centered Therapy, my sessions are full of empathy, unconditional positive regard, active listening, and reflection. The result of this is that I quickly build a very strong therapeutic alliance with my clients, who comment that I am non-judgmental and easy to talk to; making them feel safe to talk about anything. On top of these techniques, I layer ...

This is Roberto Chia's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, New York (Albany, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,NCC,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a national certified counselor (NBCC) and a licensed mental health counselor in the state of New York. I have been working in the field of mental health counseling for eight years, helping people from different backgrounds as they struggle with anxiety, depression, grief after losses, couples issues and stress and trauma-related disorders. I consider it a privilege to work supporting people as they face life's challenges, providing emotional support, and working collaboratively to learn positive ways to cope and to find appropriate solutions. This means that ...

This is David  Rust's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, New York (Albany, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW -R ,CCM
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

David Rust, LCSW-R CCM is a licensed clinical social worker and certified case manager with 10 years of experience in the medical and mental health field. Mr. Rust has a masters degree in social work from Stony Brook University and a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from University At Albany. He graduated with high honors from the school of social welfare specializing in health care. David has dedicated most of his career working in the health care industry. He is currently working for a world renowned transplant institute helping patients cope with their chronic i...

This is Judith Preiato's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, New York (Albany, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

Hello and welcome. Let me introduce myself as one who knows her soul’s purpose is to assist others to find their soul’s purpose so that they may live a life of authenticity, abundance and joy just as I have learned. Often times we don’t even know that we have the capacity to create anything new. When we look around at our life’s circumstances sometimes all we can see is why we can’t. How do I know that? Because that was me. My thinking was so negatively conditioned from old emotional wounds and familial/societal conditioning. What we think creates what we be...

This is Renee Green's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, New York (Albany, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hi, I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York. I have over 10 years of experience in the mental health field both formally and informally. I have worked in several different areas within the mental health field to include residential placements, individual and group therapy, parenting courses, career development, couples counseling and a variety of ages from 5 to 89. I specialize in trauma and am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Systems Therapy, Exposure therapy, Cognitive Processing ...

This is Julia Contreras 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, New York (Albany, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello, I am a licensed mental health counselor that graduated from Nyack College Alliance Graduate School of Counseling (AGSC). I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I use a cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and eclectic approach to assist my clients explore, process, and discuss life stressors, family issues, trauma, relationship problems, and mental disorders that affect their daily functioning. I assist clients with creating goals to improve their mental health and wellness, manage life stressors, improve interpersonal ...

This is Melanie Desrosier's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, New York (Albany, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Melanie Beck, and I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York. I've been employed as a counselor for almost five years. Right now, I work primarily with teenagers and young adults, but I also have experience working with parents and other family members, so I'm comfortable talking with people of all ages. I do a lot of work with people who are depressed, anxious, stressed, and dealing with trauma. I'm comfortable treating a wide range of issues, and consider myself a pretty flexible counselor. I like to ask for feedback from my ...

This is Jill Meyer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, New York (Albany, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

Welcome! Are you feeling stuck in some aspect of your life? Are you going through or contemplating a major life transition? Are you having trouble coping with difficult emotions such as depression, anxiety, grief, feelings of isolation or difficulty with decision making? Is Covid-19 impacting you? This may be a good time for reflection and re/evaluation of your priorities. Therapy can help you deal with these issues and provide an opportunity to explore options and choices. I have a Master's Degree in Social Work from New York University and post-graduate psy...

This is Dr. Melissa  Schacter 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, New York (Albany, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): DMFT,LMFT,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 3

My diverse education and training in Mental Health Counseling & Marriage and Family Therapy permits me to be proficient in treating a wide variety of issues. Clients come to see me for a number of difficulties, including life transitions, staying connected, creating new relationships, stress and anxiety, maintaining emotional health, family conflict, relationship problems, break-ups, low confidence and/or self-esteem, professional unhappiness and challenges related to everyday life. Clients describe my style as warm and interactive. I work with individuals who...

This is Heather Magone's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, New York (Albany, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have worked in mental health for over 10 years. I graduated with my masters from Fordham University in 2015. I have worked in a partial hospitalization program, outpatient clinic, inpatient unit, residential setting, substance abuse clinic and currently have my own private practice. I utilize a cognitive behavior and mindfulness therapy approach. I work with clients on developing healthier thought patterns, behaviors, self-esteem, and relationships. I am certified in mindfulness therapy, rational emotive behavior...

This is Laura Isabelle's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, New York (Albany, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Bogged down with anxiety and depression? Struggling to communicate your wants and needs to those around you? Struggling with a recent transition in life? All of these things can be exhausting and challenging but, it doesn't have to be. I am here to help you find clarity and start the life you have been envisioning. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have a background in Mental Health. I received my Master's degree in Social Work from SUNY Albany and my Bachelor's degree from Providence College. My career started in an outpatient day treatment program...

This is Dr. Kerry Arale's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, New York (Albany, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

I am a licensed Psychologist in New York, and for over 10 years I have been providing counseling support to others. I have the most experience helping individuals alleviate symptoms of mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, relationship issues, poor self-esteem, adjustment disorders, and issues related to abuse and trauma. I have worked with people of all ages and from various backgrounds, and I truly enjoy supporting others in their desire to feel and live better. Using Cognitive-Behavioral techniques, problem-solving, personal and professional experiences, empath...

This is JoAnne  Castrechino 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, New York (Albany, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief
Years of Experience: 16

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in New York State and have been in practice for 16 years. My focus has been on helping people to effect the change they are looking to make via motivational approaches, cognitive-behavioral interventions, person-centered and solution-focused interventions. I work with the belief that people are the experts in their own lives and my role is to help them get the solutions they are looking for to their personal life’s challenges. I use an eclectic approach to help you find what works in your life. I understand busy sched...

This is Lisa Slater's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, New York (Albany, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

I am an individual and family therapist who has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults. I have been in the field for over 23 years, working in outpatient mental health settings as well as schools and residential treatment facilities. The adults I have helped have struggled with issues around relationships, stress, depression, anxiety, divorce, trauma, loss amongst others. I utilize a Cognitive Behavioral approach to help clients reframe their thinking and better understand patterns of their behavior. I have worked with children and a...

This is Yesenia Palomino's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, New York (Albany, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

Hello! I am Yesenia. Thank you for taking the time to view my profile and most importantly for taking the time to seek assistance with your journey. I am a psychotherapist with 11 years of experience and it would be my pleasure to help you achieve serenity in your life. I received my clinical training from New York University and have 2 clinical licenses. I have experience working with Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, eating disorders, addictions, marital troubles, among other issues that may prevent clients from living their best life. What you can expect from me as y...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in Albany? (Here Is How Our Albany Therapists Can Help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Albany area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, family therapy, or couple’s counseling; just pick the Albany therapist that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Albany, or elsewhere in the Albany county or state of New York.


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Albany, NY ranges from $85-$150.

Some therapists in the state of New York will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Albany and elsewhere throughout the state of New York, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $40 to $70 per week (billed monthly).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Albany offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.

Whether that’s via sms texting with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges.

So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like stress, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a therapist that is right for you.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). In addition to developing healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people in your everyday life.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Albany therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 98111 people in the city of Albany, NY finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need today. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 12242 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

Other FAQs:

What is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist?

Both a therapist and a psychologist can help with some of the most challenging times in life. Often times, a psychologist will work along side a psychiatrist who is also a doctor in order to have medication prescribed if needed for a patient's care; but this is not always to case. At the end of the day, both mental health care professionals can provide the different types of therapy that someone needs.

So if you're looking for a professional, it's likely that one of our therapists can be of assistance and help you feel comfortable and confident with online counseling. Our counseling services will connect you with a licensed professional that is ready to work with clients like you to form a helpful therapeutic relationship.

Whether you are here looking for a a child psychologist in Albany, couples counseling in Albany, family conflict therapy in Albany, or a marriage counselor open to working with individuals in you area... BetterHelp can assist you, possibly in new ways that you haven't tried using technology.

Are therapists covered by insurance?

Therapy with a clinical psychologist is often NOT covered by health insurance. While only some health plans in the USA cover counseling in Albany, this does not have to make your search for therapists in you area a challenge. The reason is our new ways of using technology like text, video, phone, and live chat options have made it easier for therapists working with individuals like you easier and much more affordable; as described above.

With that in mind, you can feel comfortable to look at the list of available therapists on our platform ready to both help and work with clients like you; all while building a healthy therapeutic relationship designed to assist you. When it comes to working with a BetterHelp therapist on our platform, it's important to keep in mind that the services offered here normally are not covered by health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

Therapists... what exactly do they do?

Therapy, aka psychotherapy and/or counseling, on the BetterHelp platform is basically the process of working and meeting with a licensed clinical psychologist online. Whether you're looking for a couples counseling session, or cognitive behavioral therapy... we have counselors that are actively working with individuals like yourself and are able to work with you.

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Emergency Situations:

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Other zip codes that therapists in or around Albany, New York can serve:

12201, 12202, 12203, 12204, 12205, 12206, 12207, 12208, 12209, 12210, 12212, 12214, 12220, 12222, 12223, 12224, 12225, 12226, 12227, 12228, 12229, 12230, 12231, 12232, 12233, 12234, 12235, 12236, 12237, 12238, 12239, 12240, 12241, 12242, 12243, 12244, 12245, 12246, 12247, 12248, 12249, 12250, 12255, 12257, 12260, 12261, 12288