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Lori Houppert

Offering therapy in NY
License: LMHC
Trauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesSelf esteem
12 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State. I have 16 years of experience combined with Agency and Elementary School experience. The majority of my clinical work ranges anywhere between 5-adulthood. Much of my experience has been with trauma, abuse, loss and familial disruption. I have also worked with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges and changes, OCD and ADHD. My counseling approach can be described as friendly, supportive, warm and inviting. I understand how difficult it can be to ask for help, and I want to make it as comfortable as possible. I use a combined approach of Psychodynamic, Client Centered Therapy (CCT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) when working with clients. I will focus our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. If you are ready to take the next step toward a happier and more fulfilling life; I will be here to support and encourage you along this journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Shane King

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
10 years of experience

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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Maricia Thompson

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

I am a dedicated Clinical Social Worker licensed in New York with over 15 years of experience working in combined fields. I specialize in working with children and adults with special needs, individually and with their families, adults with struggles in a variety of areas including general mental health, registered sex offenders, depression, stress and anxiety disorders, general relationship challenges, self esteem and confidence building. I also help families with children both diagnosed and pre diagnosed on the autism spectrum. I work one on one with the children utilizing an intervention known as Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and also conducting therapy with the parents and caregivers as they navigate the very difficult emotional and life changing transition that comes with such a diagnosis within the family. My therapy approach comes from a place of compassion where one of my main goals is making sure my client feel as supported, heard and empowered as possible. Therapy is not a one size fits all and the approach used with each client individually should reflect this. I help each client articulate their thoughts and feelings in order to get a better understanding of what is causing the depression/anxiety/stress/unhappiness. I approach therapy from an integrative perspective, taking interest in the clients cultural background and experiences and tailoring a therapeutic modality that is the best fit for them. This incorporates facets of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, A Strength Based Perspective, Behavior Modification, Solution Focused, Rational Emotive, Psychodynamic and Narrative Therapy Approaches. Just like therapy, healing is also not a one size fits all and I understand that making the first steps into therapy, and towards that healing, may have been a difficult decision and I applaud your courage for making that first step. With your desire for change and my commitment to support and empower you, we will navigate a pace that works best for you to strengthen all aspects of your body and mind and the connection they have to each other. I look forward to working with you.

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LaVerne Merritt-Morrison

Offering therapy in NY
License: LMHC
AddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteem
20 years of experience

I have earned my B.S. in Human Services/Counseling. I graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University, with my master’s degree in clinical counseling with a major in Addiction Counseling, May 2004. In September 2006 I was grandfather in as a New York State, License Mental Health Counselor. On 3/31/16, I was grandfather in as a Master Addiction Counselor from the National Certification Commission for Addiction Counselor. I have 20 years’ experience of substances use therapy, 15 years’ experience with individuals with dual diagnosis, 5 years’ experience working in transitional housing with individuals with chronic medical conditions. I am a Credential Alcoholism Substance Abuse Counselor. I attended Narco Freedom Institute for my 60-hour Compulsive Gambling Training, and I received my Specialty in Gambling Designation. I have obtained not only a theoretical base to go along with my practical knowledge of human behavior, but also, I have developed the skills necessary to help others to empower themselves. My approach to therapy is motivational interviewing along with cognitive behavioral therapy, most importantly I use a client-centered approach to meet the client where they are. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou

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Kristina Rodriguez

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy related issues, & 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. 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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Susan Hammond

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
30 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 29 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Heather Chase

Offering therapy in NY
Trauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemCompassion fatigueADHD
7 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & compassion fatigue. 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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Angela Montague

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
30 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. 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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Christina Repp

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
35 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 35 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with teens, young adults, and adults to create an open and safe environment; where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. My counseling style uses evidence based therapies with humor, sensitivity, and understanding. 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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Erica Miller

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
12 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 12 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!

How to find counseling in Castleton-on-Hudson

Finding the best therapist close by in Castleton-on-Hudson 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 Castleton-on-Hudson. 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 Castleton-on-Hudson, 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 Castleton-on-Hudson 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 Castleton-on-Hudson 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 Castleton-on-Hudson, elsewhere in Rensselaer, 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 Castleton-on-Hudson area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Castleton-on-Hudson 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 Castleton-on-Hudson 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 Castleton-on-Hudson 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 Castleton-on-Hudson, 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 Castleton-on-Hudson 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 Castleton-on-Hudson 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 Castleton-on-Hudson 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 Castleton-on-Hudson 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 Castleton-on-Hudson 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 12033 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 Castleton-on-Hudson 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 Castleton-on-Hudson 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 Castleton-on-Hudson, 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.

Castleton-on-Hudson 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 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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