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Cristina Spataro

Offering therapy in NY
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

My name is Cristina Spataro, and I am a New York State licensed mental health counselor. I have worked with people in crisis for the past 18 years. If there is one thing, I have learned is that everyone has the capacity for change if they truly want it. Life is hard, and the "right" choices are not always so apparent. Our decisions and their consequences leave us questioning ourselves. While I have specialized in lending assistance when things get really bad, I would love to see my clients get the help they need beforehand. If you are reading this and struggling with relationships, career decisions, or even mental anguish and illness, allow me to help you. I can help life make sense again!

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Kelly Clyde

Offering therapy in NY
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in New York and have been providing therapy and counseling services for the last 5 years. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Jill Skelton

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW-R
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesParenting issuesCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

My name is Jill Skelton and I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-R) with a license in the state of New York. I graduated from Columbia University School of Social Work in 2006 and I have over 15 years experience as a clinician and clinical supervisor. Much of my career was spent working in the psychiatric field and I have expertise in working with a wide range of diagnoses. I believe that therapy works best when it is a mutual, collaborative process between the client and the therapist. I further believe that each individual possesses the tools, skills and innate strength needed to address different aspects of the their life. As your therapist, I would help guide you in your process by creating a warm, safe, nurturing, non-judgmental, respectful and caring environment for exploration of feelings and experiences. Clients tell me I am a good listener, they feel comfortable opening up to me and feel that I am authentic in my interactions with them. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and for taking the first, courageous step in starting the process of therapy. I look forward to working with you soon!

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Beth Donath-Tish

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW-R
Self esteemCompassion fatigue
23 years of experience

Hi, My name is Beth Donath-Tish. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New York. I received my Master's Degree from Fordham University during the year of 1990. I have experience working with teenagers and adults in a variety of settings. I have experience providing psychotherapy to adults at an Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic in NYC as well as seeing adults privately. I have also provided counseling support to teenagers residing at an Agency Group Home. The most recent experience I have is working with the School Based Support Team for the NYC Department of Education. My role is centered around conducting assessments for teenagers whom will be evaluated for Special Education Services in addition to At Risk Counseling, Mandated Counseling, 504 Mandate meetings that are centered around suspensions for students whom have an IEP (Individualized Education Plan). I would describe my counseling style as supportive and empathetic. I approach counseling through a client-centered approach. I believe in meeting clients at the point where they feel most comfortable. Modalities I like to work with are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy and Psychotherapy. I also feel that I provide each individual with the utmost respect. I find importance in having a team approach where client/clinician come up with a plan that is best suitable for the individual. I feel it is important as a good rule of thumb either a phone call or live meeting for at least our initial correspondence.

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Mary Booth

Offering therapy in NY
License: LMHC Licensed Mental Health Counselor,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

Hello. I am a person that has always enjoyed helping people as far back as when I was a child. I grew up in a family that taught me values of believing in God; working hard; respecting one another; and extending loving kindness and a helping hand to others. It seemed only natural that I went to school and became a counselor. I have 25 years work experience with people struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, alcohol and substance abuse, addictions, codependency, obsessive compulsive disorder, finding purpose to one's life, spirituality, grief and loss, stress management, work place issues, self-esteem, and ways to improve communication. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in NY; a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in NY; and an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I use an eclectic approach to counseling individuals because what works for one person may not work for another person. I am trained and skilled in several therapies as shown below in further detail. My clients have complimented me on my compassion, understanding, patience, intelligence, ability to relate, and to improve their lives by helping them reach their own goals. I believe I can help you also! I look forward to hearing from you.

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Peter Mittiga

Offering therapy in NY
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
12 years of experience

I have over ten years of experience working in the mental health field, and have worked with individuals experiencing a wide variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma related issues, mood disorders, stress, relationship distress, and work related conflict among many other things that bring people into therapy. I tend to have a more welcoming and relaxed approach to help allow you to feel more comfortable. I believe in person centered therapy as you are the most important part of the treatment. I also have experience with CBT, DBT and EMDR.

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Samantha Ross

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
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, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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!

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Angela Graziane

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

I am licensed in Connecticut and New York with 4 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Lamar Gilmore

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuse
28 years of experience

I am licensed in New York City and hold a provisional social work license in Florida. I have over twenty five years of inpatient and outpatient experience in the fields of mental health and substance abuse with children, adolescences and adults. My experience is in helping clients with anxiety/stress disorder, substance abuse and trauma related addiction. I use a combination of CBT and trauma informed therapy to help clients improve their insight related to their symptoms. Most people have the capacity, with assistance, to improve their insight to overcome issues and life challenges. I hope that the work we start together will be supportive and empowering to create change in your life.

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Jennifer Stokoe

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
22 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy related issues, & 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. 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.

How to find counseling in Brookville

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Brookville 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 Brookville 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 Brookville 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 Brookville, 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 Brookville 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 Brookville 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 Brookville 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 Brookville 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 Brookville 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 11548 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 Brookville 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 Brookville 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 Brookville, 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.

Brookville 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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11545, 11548

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