Finding a therapist in Brooklyn, NY may not be as easy as it seems at first glance, given the large population. Even surrounded by a lot of people, the right therapist for your needs may remain elusive. In clinical practice, a strong therapeutic alliance is necessary for success, and many clients find it difficult to find the person that they can feel comfortable with. In addition, it may not be easy to find practitioners of less common branches like music or art therapy. 

That’s where online therapy platforms such as BetterHelp come in. There are many benefits to online therapy, not least of which is a variety of therapists. BetterHelp offers over 30,000 licensed mental health professionals that specialize in a number of different types of therapy. In addition, most people are matched with a therapist within just a couple of days, and you have the option to switch therapists for free until you find the one who feels right for you. 

You and your therapist work collaboratively over video chat, text, or phone to learn about tools and strategies you can use to achieve the things you are most passionate about. Your online therapist can help you learn better communication skills, identify and heal past trauma, teach stress management techniques, and offer emotional support. Therapy sessions can be worked around your busy schedule, and held in the comfort of your own home. 

For individuals or families in the Brooklyn or Long Island area looking for a strength based approach to treat mental health conditions, learn how to effectively manage stress, or are just looking to work on self-actualization, BetterHelp can help match you with a therapist that can meet your individual needs.

 

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Laura Isabelle

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

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 for adults diagnosed with a serious mental illness. I then worked for several years in an inpatient psychiatric setting. Currently, I am Director of Crisis Services, providing crisis work to adults with serious mental illness. I am well versed in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I take a strengths based approach and believe a good therapeutic relationship is one that is collaborative. I believe each person is unique and comes with their own unique set of strengths and challenges. I treat each person with unconditional positive regard, respect, and empathy. I work to provide a safe and trust worthy space for you. I truly look forward to working with you and assist you in achieving happiness.

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Lisa Webb

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW-R,CASAC-T
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

Hi I'm Lisa, I am a licensed clinical social worker (psychotherapist) with over 15 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, and trauma. My counseling style is warm and interactive with a bit of humor. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and trauma informed care. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment to meet your unique needs. 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 and empower you. I look forward to working with you! Lisa

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Nicole Agostini Robinson

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW-R
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

As a seasoned clinician in New York, I come to you with more than twenty years of experience practicing in the field of mental health, where I have served both in large health care systems and smaller community-based organizations. In these environments, I have been privileged to work with individuals and families who faced emotional and psychological struggles, depression, anxiety and stress related to career, family, life/role transitions and conflicts. Additionally, those challenged with coping with chronic/terminal illnesses, varying degrees of trauma and mental health disturbances were also among those whom I have served. So whether it is one of the previously mentioned stressors you face, or you are just not feeling like yourself because of the pandemic we are living with, I can help you navigate through them and work to regain a better, healthier you. Given the insurmountable loss, whether it is loss of loved ones or loss of routine, we are prone to, or may have experienced, reactions and essentially may be reconsidering the way we live our lives. Often stress not only impacts our mental health, but also our physical health. Realizing that achieving wellness can take time, my goal is to collaborate with you at every encounter to accomplish your goal. Overall, I pride myself on being a good listener, is compassionate and empathetic. It takes a tremendous amount of courage to seek professional help and an even greater amount to make change. In closing, I am committed to working with you on your healing path, empowering you and supporting you on your journey to living a more fulfilling life.

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Debra Sarno

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker located in New York State. I received my clinical training at the Columbia University School of Social Work. Additionally, I am a graduate of The New York Milton H. Erickson Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis, and I am a certified School Social Worker. I have worked in clinics, hospitals, and schools. My extensive professional and life experiences enhance my ability to assist you with your healing process. Together we will develop a treatment plan to maximize your life potential and achieve goals. I utilize a holistic treatment approach that includes Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I will provide a supportive, nurturing, and safe therapeutic space for you as the foundation for effective therapy and change.

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Aline Miraglia-Ferguson

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

I am licensed in New York with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and coping with life changes. 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 support and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support you along your journey, to find a path that aligns with your values.

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Michael Blady

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyCareer difficultiesCoachingCompassion fatigue
36 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 36 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, career difficulties, & executive and professional coaching. I also have experience working with compassion fatigue. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Brennan Orlando

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in New York and Massachusetts with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! Lets work together on identifying goals and establish treatment goals that are specific to you and what you feel will benefit you the most.

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Dr. David Hollis

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietySleeping disordersSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
4 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, sleeping disorders, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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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Annemarie Cristino

Offering therapy in NY
Relationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
28 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 28 years of professional counseling experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression and anxiety by understanding how this develops while learning tools to navigate around these issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I want to help you learn how to change negative thinking to positive which will help increase self esteem and courage. 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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Awilda Perez-Lane

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
26 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey and New York with 26 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I am bilingual in Spanish and English. 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!

How to find counseling in Brooklyn

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn, 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 Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn 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 11218 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 Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn, 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.

Brooklyn 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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11201, 11203, 11204, 11205, 11206, 11207, 11208, 11209, 11210, 11211, 11212, 11213, 11214, 11215, 11216, 11217, 11218, 11219, 11220, 11221, 11222, 11223, 11224, 11225, 11226, 11228, 11229, 11230, 11231, 11232, 11233, 11234, 11235, 11236, 11237, 11238, 11239

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