East Hills, while a fairly recently incorporated village, has a rich history including visits from George Washington and a road that has been mentioned in records as far back as 1661. Everyone has a history of their own that lends to the landscape of the town. But sometimes your personal history can cause you pain and stress.

If you are suffering from depression or other mental illness as a result of your own history, you should not continue to suffer alone. Counselors in the East Hills area are available to help you overcome these feelings and cope with your history to live a fuller life. Contact a therapist today.

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Dr. Kanako Okuda

Offering therapy in NY
License: DSW,LCSW-R
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

Hello. My name is Kanako Okuda. I am a licensed clinical social worker in New York State with over 18 years of experience helping individuals from various walks of life. I earned my Doctorate of Social Work from Rutgers School of Social Work and a Master’s Degree from Columbia University. I have worked with parents of children with life-challenging diseases and adults of all ages. I have also helped them successfully manage major life transitions, chronic health conditions, coping with educational anxiety, and dealing with work challenges. One of my specialties is in managing educational anxiety. I have several years of experience counseling students through their college careers, as well as offering counseling to professionals regarding work-related issues. I've provided counseling at schools, in the home environment, in hospitals, and through web-based platforms. The premise of my work is based on positive psychology. I want to help you cultivate the best parts of you to enhance the areas of your life that you may feel the need to change. I believe that we all have the innate potential to achieve a meaningful life. My role is to help you identify the strengths and resources you already have by recognizing your fear and insecurities through our work together. It is important to work collaboratively to accomplish the most meaningful results, and you will find my approach genuine and supportive. I look forward to collaborating with you to help you discover your best self.

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Keionna Baker

Offering therapy in NY
License: LPC,LMHC,CCATP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefParenting issuesDepression
10 years of experience

“Professional therapeutic counseling involves several factors. First, the therapist must have passion and a genuine care for people. Second, the therapist must have the training, knowledge and experience to effectively treat their clients. Third, personal opinions, biases and judgment are left at the door. Finally, individualized approaches and individualized treatment plans must be created for each client based on their current behavioral health status.” These factors keep therapists focused, grounded and remind us daily that each individual whom we serve deserves the highest level of care, confidence and respect regardless of their socio-economic position in life.” Greetings, I am Keionna Baker, LPC, LMHC, LCMHC,CCATP, a Georgia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Alaska and New York licensed professional counselor, a pending certified addictions counselor, maintains current membership with the Georgia Licensed Professional Counselor Association and the National Board of Certified Counselors. Recently, I have been trained and identified as a Diversity and Inclusion Coach for the state of NY. As a result of my faith and religious affiliations I have initiated training in Inner Healing Prayer as a therapeutic approach available in my practice. I hold a Master’s Degree in mental health counseling from Argosy University, Nashville which was conferred in December 2011. I received my undergraduate degree in social work from Austin Peay State University, Clarksville which was granted May 2007. During both degree programs, she graduated Summa Cum Laude. I have over ten years therapeutic counseling experience with adolescent and adult clients from within a variety of treatment settings. These settings include U.S. military installations, K-12 educational systems; day treatment and outpatient clinic programs; juvenile and adult correctional institutions; department of family and children services; religious settings; in-home visits; and lastly, telehealth which include video, telephone and text correspondence. My areas of emphasis include varying degrees of sexual, mental and physical trauma; bipolar and related disorders; anxiety disorders (panic disorder, etc.); trauma and stressor related disorders (posttraumatic stress disorder, etc.); dissociative disorders (dissociative identity disorder, etc.); somatic symptoms and related disorders (factitious disorder, etc.); eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, etc.); sleep disorders (narcolepsy, etc.); conduct disorders (oppositional defiant disorder, etc.); substance related and addictive disorders (stimulate related disorder, etc.); neurocognitive disorders (dementia, etc.); personality disorders (obsessive compulsive disorder, etc.) Additionally, I have significant experience working with children, adolescents and adults who live with neurodevelopmental disorders (intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders). Additionally, through the Military Life Counseling Family Program via a Department of Defense contract, I work extensively with military personel, spouses, children and adolescents as well as their families and educators regarding family transition with pre and post deployments, permanent changes of station, integration into new school and community settings and family conflict due to stress. A proud military spouse, I am also a mother to three awesome children. During her leisure time, I participates as a guest speaker at various behavioral health events, churches, community centers and educational institutions where I enjoy educating the public and her professional peers on the importance and value of behavioral health services regarding everyone’s overall mental health and quality of life. When I am not working or participating in speaking engagements and volunteer activities, I enjoy crafting (my favorite therapeutic approach) and baking with her family. Depression Anxiety and Phobias Relationship Difficulties Life Transitions Difficulties with Self-Esteem Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Professional/Career Issues College/Graduate School Issues Oppositional Defiance Stress Management Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) Sexual Abuse Spirituality Women's Issues LGBTQ-Related Issues Parenting

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Lauren Ellis

Offering therapy in NY
License: LSCW-R
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
19 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Western New York with 19 years experience. I graduated from the University at Buffalo with a Masters Degree in Social Work. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings . I have worked with many individuals who experience anxiety, depression, past trauma, grief and loss, relationship challenges, family conflict, and adjusting to life changes. I utilize a client centered and trauma informed approach to therapy and offer a warm and non-judgmental space . I work with each client as individual and strive to help them identify their goals and be a support through their own journey of self-exploration and healing. Each individual has their own story and reason for seeking support at this time in their lives and I look forward to working with you!

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David Tymchyn

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
22 years of experience

Hello, my name is Dave Tymchyn. I was a returning student in my 30's when I obtained my master’s degree in Social Work at the University at Albany with honors and have obtained and maintained my LCSW for the last 20 years. Over the years I have worked in many areas of human services including working with couples, families and individuals. I have spent a portion of my career working with people with substance use disorders and their families. When working together, I believe in meeting you where you are at, and finding out what you want to accomplish. I believe that mutual respect between myself and you is essential. The goal is to empower you with knowledge and understanding of yourself and how your situations have affected you. There is nothing more fulfilling in this field than to see people’s lives enhanced by overcoming the obstacles that hold them back. I have a history of being devoted to the individuals I care for and I look forward to working with you.

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Dashima Green

Offering therapy in NY
License: LMHC,Ms.Ed,CASAC-T
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York with over six years of experience working as a psychotherapist and credentialed Alcoholism and substance abuse counselor. I have worked with clients who faced many life and situational challenges throughout their lives. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, and Bipolar disorder substance abuse. I have experiences with parenting problems and relationship issues. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma and emotional abuse. As a professional, my goal is to help clients gain self-awareness and use tactics to best manage the challenges of daily life. My therapeutic approaches are cognitive-behavioral (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and person-centered. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. My style is warm, welcoming, treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Jennifer Woehr

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
25 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 25 years of professional work experience. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without judgment. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, and cognitive difficulties related to aging, illness / injury, or other causes such as learning disabilities, ADHD, PTSD, and depression. Other areas of interest include domestic abuse, narcissistic abuse, and alcohol use disorder. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Our dialog and treatment plan will be tailored, with your input, 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 change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Allison Palazzo

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteem
15 years of experience

Selecting a therapist can be an overwhelming decision. I can offer a therapeutic environment that is supportive, non judgmental and solution focused. Together, we can work through the road blocks that are preventing you from living your optimal life. I am licensed in New York with over 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, relationship issues, recovering from addiction, processing life transitions and coping with grief and loss. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life. I am here to support and empower you on that journey.

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Yolanda Hall-Miller

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
14 years of experience

I am licensed in New York and North Carolina with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Andrea Tolman

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in New York with experience in trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, and self-esteem. I am here to work with you to create a safe environment in which we can explore your thoughts and feelings and work together to find solutions and coping strategies. It is incredibly brave to seek assistance and I am here to support you during this momentous step on this journey of life.

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Pascale Victor

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with more than 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, 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!

How to find counseling in East Hills

Finding the best therapist close by in East Hills 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 East Hills. 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 East Hills, 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 East Hills 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 East Hills 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 East Hills, 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 East Hills area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed East Hills 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 East Hills 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 East Hills 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 East Hills, 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 East Hills 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 East Hills 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 East Hills 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 East Hills 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 East Hills 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 11577 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 East Hills 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 East Hills 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 East Hills, 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.

East Hills 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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11576, 11577

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