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Jannine Cullen-Reo

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Counselor License Type(s): LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 18 years experience. My degrees and license have afforded me the opportunity to work with individuals, couples, adolescents, children and families. I have worked with clients who were experiencing numerous issues including but not limited to family dynamic issues, marital issues, couples issues, intimacy issues, infidelity, infertility, parenting issues, communication barriers, career choices, anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, grief, self esteem issues, self harm, disordered eating, substance abuse, trauma, PTSD, sexual/physical/emotional abuse, divorce and co parenting. My counseling style is best described as warm, direct, collaborative, empowering and TRANSFORMATIVE. If we work together we will absolutely create the change that you have been seeking in your life. Typically I draw from counseling styles rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Family Therapy. However, Therapy is not a “one size fits all” practice, in fact it is just the opposite and this is why most often I will utilize Eclectic Therapy. I will adjust my counseling methods based on your issues in each session and I will also adjust them as you begin to change and grow. A skilled Therapist needs to be fluid in their approach because change is not stagnant. I am already proud of you for taking the first step in your journey to peace and happiness. If you chose me as your Therapist I want you to know that I will always respect your journey and the vulnerability and bravery that it takes to create lasting change in your life. I would be honored to assist you on your path and I look forward to our work together. Be well, Jannine

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Cyre Guadalupe

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome! First and foremost, I would like to congratulate you for taking the initiative to search for support and choosing BetterHelp to serve your needs! It takes courage to seek out counseling services and acknowledge that there is a part of your life you would like to change. Here is a little info about me and what you can expect. My name is Cyré Guadalupe and I’ve been a licensed social worker for the past 5 years in the state of New York. I earned my master of science in social work from Columbia University in 2013 specializing in family, youth and children services. I have experience working with individuals of all ages and specialize in serving adolescents as well as young adults who come from diverse backgrounds and are experiencing a wide array of challenges. Much of my experience has been working with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and trauma. My therapeutic style is client-centered and I utilize a strengths-based approach to engage and motivate clients to achieve their goals and overcome any barriers to success as well as develop coping mechanisms to manage daily stressors. I primarily use evidence-based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused counseling. However, I will explore other treatment modalities that best suites my client’s needs. The feedback I receive from clients is that they find me to be warm, approachable, nonjudgmental and supportive. I believe that it is essential to have someone outside of your immediate circle to offer honest and unbiased support and I hope to be that person for you! I want us to be collaborators along this journey and ensure we are making progress on goals that you have for yourself. Together, we’ll work to address whatever challenges you are experiencing and help you learn more about yourself and your intrapersonal awareness. I can connect with you in the format you feel most comfortable whether it be via video, phone or text. I am available in the evenings and on the weekends but I check messages at least twice a day, all seven days of the week. Thank you for taking the time to read more about me and I look forward to working with you!

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Paul Buehler

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseParenting issues
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, my name is Paul Buehler, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in upstate New York with over 30 years experience in the field of mental health and direct services to youth and families. I strongly believe that developing a solid helping relationship is key to supporting anyone in addressing the changes they wish to make in their lives. After all, all change happens within the context of relationships. I have experience helping children, teens families and adults in coping with stress, anxiety, depression, adjustments to major life changes and conflict in many different areas of life. I also have experience working with the LGBSTQ2SI population as well as children and adults who have experienced trauma. Over the many years the feedback I have received from clients is that I'm compassionate, non-judgmental and truly start where they are and support them in developing or enhancing skills that help them reach their therapeutic goals. I am available by video, phone, text, email, whatever means clients find the most helpful although it is often most helpful to start with a video meeting to help establish our relationship and initial goals and plan for working together. I am available most mornings, evenings and weekends. I know how much courage it requires to take the next steps to change your life for the better, and I want to assure you, I am here to help you make the changes that are best for you.

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Shane King

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

The aftermath of coronavirus (COVID-19) is going to be a contributing factor to deteriorating people’s mental health (including suicide) and it will get even worse as we work towards recovering from this pandemic. The pandemic has impacted us globally and economically shedding light on systemic and institutional racism that disproportionately limits resources and access to heath care depending on our zip code. I provide therapeutic therapy and support to help folks navigate through this “New Normal” we all are faced with adapting to along with working through issues such as anxiety, depression, frustration, and trauma. I am trained in CBT and trauma focused treatment. I help to provide a safe space for you to talk through your issues and come to a solution about how you want to make change to improve your life. Change has to first start with increasing our awareness and our confidence that change is possible. I am here to support you let's partnership together. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support you. If you want to learn more about me please click on my website at https://reflectivetherapylcswllc.com Sincere Regards,

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Robert Goldblatt

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changes
40 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My approach to the interactive and unique experience of counseling is to help you on your journey whether it be a complex or simple one as a guide to where you want to go. I assist you on helping you with your personal goals. aspirations or desires. Many journeys are long and complex and need objectivity to determine whether they are direct or indirect and to help make the journey smoother. My desire for you is to maintain balance in your life and reaching for a greater you than you are today. My many years of experience and wisdom are available to you in any way you would like to experience it. I listen well and want to be effective for you to reach your maximum dreams and capacities. Whether your journey is short and simple or long and complex my energy will be available for you if you reach out for it. In advance, I say Welcome.

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Mindy Haber

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW-R,CASAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

For more than 20 years helping families, adolescents and adults, can work through addiction, anxiety, depression, workplace challenges and loss. Couples can find the strength to rebuild their connection. Providing encouragement and support for those coping with various life transitions makes each journey unique. All services are tailored to the particular needs of the individual. Challenging your cognitive process in a safe environment of understanding and compassion will bring to light your strengths and survival skills. Various strategies can be utilized, including, CBT, Strength-Based Counseling, Empowerment, Mindfulness, Supportive Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy.

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Scott Pranis

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorder
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello. My name is Scott, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based out of New York with over 15 years of experience working in the Mental Health field as well as providing Individual, Couples, and Family Counseling in clinics, hospital settings, correctional facilities, and individual homes. I have worked with people of all ages, focused on a variety of areas, including anxiety, depression, Bipolar Disorder, relationship issues, family conflict, communication, parenting issues, trauma, Schizophrenia, career planning, as well as general life changes and uncertainty. I attempt to provide warm, safe, non-judgemental, yet focused discussions that aim to support your desired goals and future plans. I hope that we can work together on navigating the next steps in your life. Additional days and times are available on request.

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Amy Jones

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New York with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Karen Marshall

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Matthew Green

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New York with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. By considering treatment you're already taking a large first step that many never get to and that cannot be understated. Let us work together to get to a better future

How to find a therapist for counseling in Brightwaters

Finding the best therapist close by in Brightwaters 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 in Brightwaters that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Brightwaters. 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 Brightwaters, 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 in the Brightwaters region and in the state of New York. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Brightwaters or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Brightwaters area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

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

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Brightwaters 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 Brightwaters 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 Brightwaters 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

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

Therapists in Brightwaters, 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 Brightwaters psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Brightwaters 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 Brightwaters helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Brightwaters 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Brightwaters 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 in Brightwaters?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Brightwaters 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.

Brightwaters therapists 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 Brightwaters 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 Brightwaters 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in NY, therapists 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 11718 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Brightwaters counselor?

Before seeing your Brightwaters 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Brightwaters.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Brightwaters 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 with a Brightwaters counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Brightwaters, 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.

Brightwaters 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 during telehealth appointments?

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 to customer service 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.

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