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Danielle Centofranchi

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW,SAP,MA
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoaching
18 years of experience

Hi - I am a licensed clinical social worker, with a dual master degree in social work and Industrial Organizational Psychology, and more recently became a Substance Abuse Professional. Having worked in the behavioral health and occupational field for nearly a decade, I am able to provide a safe and secure environment for individuals to learn how to effectively cope with life's difficulties. Using a strengths-based perspective, I am able to approach each situation with empathy, meeting the client where they are at, and work in collaboration with the client to empower them so that they can improve their quality of life and restore a balance. I take an individualized approach with each client, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and psychodynamic theories. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, anger, addiction, parenting and relationship issues, and career difficulties. I am trained to facilitate Anger Management and Seeking Safety, which is a trauma-focused therapy. Additionally, I have a strong background in teaching people how to use effective coping skills relating to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, confidence, and trauma. I also have a significant amount of experience helping people develop assertive communication skills which promotes more positive dynamics in interpersonal relationships and peer-relationships. Please visit http://hopeforachange.org for more information.

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Dr. Floyd Phillips

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW-R, Psychoanalyst, Spiritual
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
30 years of experience

Dr. Floyd Phillips, of the New York Institute of Health and Behavior, Inc. was born and raised in the Harlem community, where he attended the public school system and subsequently graduated from City College of New York with a B.A. in psychology. His commitments to the Harlem community lead him into community organizing and civil service employment with Special Services for Children; he was awarded the human Resources Fellowship to Columbia University’s School of Social Work, where he earned his M.S. in social work. Dr. Phillips spent the next 15 years teaching and working with mentally ill consumers, mentally retarded consumers and substance abusers. He later attended the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health. After seven years of study and training, he was awarded certifications in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and group psychotherapy. Dr. Phillips is also licensed by the state of New York as a psychoanalyst and a social worker (LCSW-R). He was accepted into Columbia University’s doctoral program of health and behavioral studies. He completed the course work and extensive research in the area of health education, behavioral health and health disparities; he was awarded an EdD in health education and behavior studies. With the collaboration of 10 researchers, scholars and clinicians, Dr. Phillips found The New York Institute of Health and Behavior (NYIHB); a grassroots nonprofit organization born out of the curriculum and interests of the health and behavior studies department in Teachers College, Columbia University. NYIHB employs research, education and treatment in the areas of mental health, mental retardation, substance abuse, public health and health disparities to enhance health in the state of New York. Dr. Floyd Phillips is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and a licensed Psychoanalyst in New York state with over 25 years of experience working as a psychocounselor and life coach. He has worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss, substance abuse issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. Dr. Phillips employs various methods of psychotherapy including psychoanalysis.

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Stephen Witte

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW-R
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoaching
45 years of experience

I am a clinical social worker, licensed in Connecticut and New York State. I have been helping individuals, couples and families grow and change over my entire 47 year career. Change can be frightening to contemplate, but in reality change is normal. People grow and change on a daily basis as we learn, adapt and grow wiser and gain more experience. Often, being human, we make mistakes or we find that our lives are not what we expected. This can result in depression and/or anxiety, or a disruption in our relationships with families and loved ones. It may even result in serious mental illness. As an experienced therapist, I help my patients become in charge of that change process, rather than victims of it. I can't solve your problems, but I can assist you to solve them yourself.

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Rebecca Preston

Offering therapy in NY
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State with over 8 years of clinical experience. My primary work has been with individuals struggling with substance use and the wide range of emotional, relational, and physical issues that accompany addiction. I have worked with individuals with histories of complex trauma, including intergenerational trauma and childhood attachment issues. I also have experience in treating mood disorders such as anxiety, depression, and bi-polar disorders, as well as a variety of personality disorders. My clients have ranged in ages, from young adolescents to older adults, and have come from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds. My approach is warm, empathetic, and playful; I believe that life is already difficult enough, and we don't need to make it harder for ourselves! I primarily practice Mindfulness-based counseling, which is a client-centered and trauma-informed approach. I believe in leading with compassion and understanding, and one of my greatest hopes is that each client can approach themselves with compassion and understanding as well. I believe that recovery and wellness is a lifelong process, and that my role is to walk beside you to provide tools and support as you make your journey.

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Lauren Laurore

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW,SIFI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteem
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have my Masters Degree in Social Work from Stony Brook University. I have been in the field for over 10 years. I hold a certification in Prepare/Enrich for pre-marital counseling. I typically work with individuals and couples. 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 tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Angela Marasco

Offering therapy in NY
License: LMHC,MsED
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
8 years of experience

I started my professional career providing mental health therapy to clients in 2016. I have a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Say hello to a new kind of therapy that is all about YOU. I believe that every deserves to live their best life and I am committed to offering a safe and trusting environment where you are welcome to be yourself. My core principles of individualized therapy, collaborative healing, and a strength-based approach empower you to heal your wounds, process thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and effectively navigate life's challenges. Together, we will celebrate every victory, big and small. You will have my unwavering support on your path to stability and serenity. I welcome all experiences. I offer a compassionate and safe space where you will find the strength to develop and implement healthy coping skills, increase self-awareness, and heal from within. I believe in the transformative power of investing in your healing journey, and I am here to support you in discovering and ultimately getting the life you deserve.

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Alanna Kardon-Alkalay

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesADHD
15 years of experience

I am an individual and family therapist licensed ( LCSW) in New York State. I have 14 years of experience working for agencies and schools along with my own private practice. My experience ranges from working in preventive services with children and their families to counseling individuals in an adult mental health day program. I also had a contract with a NY public school system to support student needs. Much of my private practice involved working with adults who came for support for issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, eating disorders, relationship issues and parenting concerns. I have also worked with individuals who have experienced post traumatic stress disorder, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect. I received my Masters degree at Fordham University in Tarrytown, NY where I received clinical training in individual counseling and family systems. I often use a cognitive-behavioral approach with my clients. Additionally, I have experience with and am open to other therapeutic methods such as humanistic and integrative therapy. Each client has their own story to tell and I support people in making meaning out of their own narrative. Since each person I work with comes with a unique history, challenges and reasons for seeking support; I create individual treatment plans with input from each client. These plans are adjusted as their needs change along with their own life experiences and transitions. I will take my cues from you, as we work together on goals that best suit your needs at any given point in time. Trust is a vital part of the client-therapist relationship. I follow the ethics of my profession which include the dignity and worth of each human being, and the importance of integrity. This means strictly adhering to client-therapist confidentiality. I do my utmost to create a safe space for my clients to share their thoughts and feelings. Finally, as people work on personal growth, I emphasize using mindfulness to appreciate the here and now and enjoying the present. For some this may mean meditation, while others feel most at peace in nature. You, the client, decides what has meaning in your life. I look forward to supporting you in achieving the personal growth you seek using the strengths you already possess .

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Angelique Vargas

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

Welcome ! It takes great courage and vulnerability to reach out and ask for help when struggling or faced with adversities in life so I want to acknowledge that you have taken a very brave first step by looking into therapy and prioritizing your mental health. My name is Angelique Vargas, I am a licensed clinical social worker in New York with 7 years of professional work experience. I view psychotherapy as a creative, collaborative process between client and therapist. I value the uniqueness of each individual client and strive to create an environment of trust, compassion, respect and empathy. I have experience helping clients cope with addictions, trauma and abuse, psychiatric disorders, personality disorders, anxiety, & depression. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I am a strengths-based, person centered psychotherapist. My style is interactive, authentic and warm. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes strength. I am here to assist and support you on this journey.

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Lauren Petrocelli

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I specialize in working with people living with disabilities and/or chronic health issues. I work collaboratively with my clients to create an open, safe, and accessible environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Frank Noll

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
7 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. 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!

How to find counseling in Altamont

Finding the best therapist close by in Altamont can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your 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 Altamont. 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 Altamont, 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, they 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 Altamont 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 providers 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 Altamont area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, 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 Altamont, elsewhere in Albany, or in the greater state of New York.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Altamont 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 Altamont 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: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Altamont may not take health insurance, some in the state of New York may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of New York you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Altamont, New York 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 clinicians 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 provider. 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 clinicians 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 Altamont above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults 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 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 Altamont 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 Altamont 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 Altamont therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

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 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 Altamont therapist 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 a lot of people in NY, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles 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 12009 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 can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Altamont 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 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 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 Altamont 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 Altamont, New York 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.

Altamont has many clinicians 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.

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 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:

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