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Christine Colucci

Offering therapy in NY
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
18 years of experience

Hello! My name is Christine Colucci. I am a Licensed Health Counselor with over 18 years experience. I graduated with a Master’s degree from Sage Graduate School and have worked in a variety of mental health settings including a social work department in a nursing home. I am well versed in various treatment approaches and have extensive experience addressing a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, dealing with life transitions, self-esteem issues and relationship issues. My counseling approach is warm and interactive. I believe in treating an individual with respect, sensitivity and compassion. My counseling style combines a few approaches including Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychology but importantly it is a client centered approach. I am passionate about helping others feel good about themselves and effectively managing through life’s issues thrown at you to lead to a purpose in life, fulfillment and joy. My philosophy in working with clients is that I work together with you. This means that I work with you side by side, help guide you to understand where you are in the process of change, motivate you towards the next stage, assist you in the process and move at the pace you set. A client’s progression in therapy is often dictated by the level of engagement that they have and willingness to make progress. I will always have open and honest communication with clients as well as empathy and support. Let’s make the first step together! I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Tori Bronaugh

Offering therapy in NY
License: PhD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesCoping with life changesADHD
15 years of experience

About Me Hi, I am glad you have chosen to begin counseling and explore issues which concern you. Making the decision to seek therapy is a significant step in self-care. As a licensed clinical psychologist, with over 15 years of experience working with adults, I have successfully helped many people along their journey of self-exploration. My approach is eclectic and individualized, based on each person’s needs and readiness for change. I am trained in psychodynamic theory and have expertise in examining how we can improve our interpersonal relationships with others. I utilize insight-oriented approaches, mindfulness and CBT techniques to foster change in those who are seeking therapy. I also help patients realistically identify their strengths and their uniqueness in order to meet their personal goals. I believe therapy gives us the opportunity to take pause in our life journey, reflect and find opportunities to practice living our best life. I look forward to being part of this exploration you have chosen to pursue. With gratitude, Dr. Tori A. Bronaugh, Ph.D.

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Stacy Mason

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
22 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Putnam County, New York with more than 20 years in the field. I am the mom of two young adult sons with special needs and specialize in working with people and families with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have a deep understanding of how difficult it can be to raise a child with special needs, and with issues related to advocating for a special needs child with a school district or with other government entities. I am very holistic, and enjoy looking at alternatives to medication whenever possible. In addition to my specialty in ASD, I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, substance abuse issues, and family issues. I have worked in Community Mental Health Centers, with incarcerated women, in a hospital detox unit, and in private practice. My counseling style is warm , supportive, positive and compassionate. I will help you to identify your strengths and find solutions to your problems. My approach is Client-Centered and Humanistic and employs Cognitive-Behavioral techniques. I really enjoy what I do! I am so glad that you are considering seeking therapy through BetterHelp and am so grateful that Teletherapy has become so widely available now, as it makes therapy so much more accessible for everyone. I look forward to meeting you and starting our journey together!

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Tiffany Garcia

Offering therapy in NY
License: Lcsw,MSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
8 years of experience

Hello! Welcome to Better Help! My name is Tiffany Garcia and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Congratulations on making that first step on your way of self-discovery! I look forward to working with you on creating, maintaining, and completing the goals you have for therapy. I believe in creating a space of acceptance and unconditional positive regard in order to foster self-acceptance and healing. I consider my approach as eclectic, with extensive knowledge and experience in many different modalities including but not limited to: Cognitive behavioral, TF-CBT, Solution-focused, Relationships, Marriage and Family, Psychodynamic, Parent child interaction, Humanistic, and Mindfulness-based therapy. I strongly believe in meeting the client where they are at, and establishing a strong therapeutic relationship to achieve client’s goals. I will tailor our interventions and treatment plan’s based upon your specific needs and goals. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including: depression, relationship/couple issues, substance abuse, personality disorders, family issues, sexual abuse, trauma, PTSD, career issues, parent-child concerns, juvenile issues/mental disorders, ODD, ADHD, conduct disorder,LGTBQ-I related issues, anxiety disorders, job-related issues, sexual health, anger management, conflict prevention and resolution, teen pregnancy, situational/seasonal depression, self-esteem concerns, BDSM relationships, Poly amorous relationships, child development concerns, and overall life challenging related issues/concerns. I am a firm believer in utilizing a multi-cultural based approach with the emphasis on the holistic person to achieve treatment goals. I am a native New Yorker with a broad range of professional experience in multiple social work arenas including: ACS, preventive services, homeless and domestic violence shelters, individual, group, family counseling, juvenile/adult court order therapy, and teen pregnancy. I believe in the use of a multifaceted approach in intervention planning including journaling, homework, mindfulness therapy, and role playing. Our sessions will be a collaborative effort with creating, establishing and carrying out goals for long term success. I look forward to working with you to create positive outcomes. Good luck on your journey!

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Jessica Weeden

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefCompassion fatigue
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, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. I hold a certification in advanced hospice and palliative care social work and have worked with families, individuals, children, and communities when they encounter sudden loss due to suicide, accidents, homicide, or losses following a chronic or terminal illness. I believe that you are the expert on your story and 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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Alexandra Cyr

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
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, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. 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.

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Igor Light

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Kari Marino

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & coping with grief and loss. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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.

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Amy Poplarski

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 17 years of experience in the social work field .I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. My priority is supporting clients and helping them through personal healing and growth .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. Life can present challenges and I am here to help you get through those .

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Nina Schafer

Offering therapy in NY
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseEating disorders
15 years of experience

I am licensed in New York State as a Marriage and Family Therapist with fifteen years of professional experience. I believe that much of therapy is about a bond that develops between client and therapist and that both the therapist and the client can be regarded as experts about what is being experienced by the client. I received my MA degree have from New College of California in 1994 and later graduated from The Ackerman Institute For The Family in New York City in 2007. While my treatment approach is eclectic, combining schools of thought, I am basically Psychodynamic in style, combining aspects of Self Psychology and Family Therapy in my interventions.

How to find counseling in Asharoken

Finding the best therapist close by in Asharoken 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 Asharoken. 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 Asharoken, 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 Asharoken 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 Asharoken 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 Asharoken, elsewhere in Suffolk, 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 Asharoken area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Asharoken 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 Asharoken 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 Asharoken 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 Asharoken, 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 Asharoken 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 Asharoken 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 Asharoken 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 Asharoken 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 Asharoken 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 11768 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 Asharoken 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 Asharoken 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 Asharoken, 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.

Asharoken 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.

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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

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.

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