Dating back to the 28 th century, Flower Hill, New York, was once just a farming village that’s proximity to water allowed for quick shipping. But Flower Hill’s name came not from the beautiful flowering trees growing throughout the area; cherries, apples, pears, and even wild violets.

Surrounded by so much beauty, it is easy to hide our troubles. But this doesn’t make them go away. If you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, or some other mental health issue, there are certified professionals who are ready and willing to help you take the first step toward recovery. All you have to do is get matched today.

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Cassandra Lawrence

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

**At this time I am only providing 30 minute cbt focused live chat sessions** **I do not work with clients in crisis situations and/or for urgent needs, as this is not the appropriate platform for this. If you are in a crisis situation, please call 911 or local emergency services, or visit the nearest emergency room.** Welcome and congratulations on completing the first step on your journey! By signing up and searching for a counselor, you are already demonstrating insight and motivation, which will be beneficial within the therapeutic process. Whether you have been feeling more upset than usual, overwhelmed, frustrated, or just stuck; I am here to help you navigate through this and develop the skills you will need to manage similar difficulties in the future. I have been working for over four years with clients with mental health diagnoses. Throughout this time I have assisted clients both in person and via telehealth with various life stressors such as work, relationships, symptom management, and self-direction. Within our work together, I will actively listen to you in a nonjudgmental manner and strive to create a comfortable environment so that you feel confident to talk about your concerns. From what you have read, if you feel we are a match, I look forward to your outreach.

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Mary Christina Laboy

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW-R ,ACSW
AddictionsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with pyschotherapy privleges. I have worked in the field of social work for the past 24 years. I’ve worked in mental health, chemical abuse, homelessness, domestic violence, etc. I am currently a Program Director and Administrator in healthcare . As a social worker, my skillset is being able to see the bigger picture. As a mental health service provider, I specialize in an empathic approach utilizing client-centered therapy. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. As an advocate and therapist, I bring the importance of understanding structures of power to every session, focusing on how our environments and experiences mold us, and how we continue to grow and shape ourselves and create environments that allow us to thrive. My style allows for adjustment meeting clients where they are , I uphold the value of vulnerability, walking alongside clients, building trust. I put my clients in the driver’s seat, as we work through complicated feelings, traumas, and pain, in order to find peace, wholeness, and empowerment. I'm not afraid to ask the tough questions but also create spaces where we can feel at ease to be ourselves, free of judgment and criticism. I believe that therapy is one of the greatest tools that we can participate in. I would like to congratulate you in taking the first step to prioritizing your wellbeing. I look forward to working with you

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Michelle Bonilla

Offering therapy in NY
License: LMHC,CASAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

Do you find yourself consumed by anxiety and worry, no matter what you do? Does your depression make you feel stuck, unfulfilled, and unhappy? Maybe you are tired of the overthinking or the plate being too full. Maybe you are fed up with being alone or unmotivated. You might not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to feel calm, in control, and relaxed. You’re ready to feel happy, motivated, and at peace . Most of all, you’re ready to love yourself again and to find a new “normal,” and I can help you get there. Clients come to me looking for someone who “gets” what happened to them on a deeper level, because therapy should be a place where you feel safe & validated. Sessions are about more than just talking; we incorporate both your mind & body, so you can experience wholeness again. And we always go at your pace, never pushing to places you don’t feel ready to be. As an experienced anxiety and depression therapist, I believe that everyone has a right to feel in control, at peace, and happy. You don’t have to let the anxiety or depression control you anymore and you definitely don’t have to do it alone. I can’t wait to work with you.

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Thomas Wieland

Offering therapy in NY
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesParenting issuesSelf esteem
11 years of experience

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Florida and New York, I have over 30 years experience in the law enforcement community and over ten years of therapeutic counseling. I am available for individual, group and family therapy. I can address Anxiety, Narrative disorders, power differential concerns. personal definition examinations, relationship and PTSD issues. Everyones experiences are made up of relationships. My practice of therapy creates a refuge from judgment which allows an increase in confidence and control with the focus on health and happiness through understanding. I try to maintain a comfortable narrative style with a mindfulness tool set, in order to addresses the identification of needs and abilities while providing definition and effectively designed solutions.

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Jessica Saxton

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 9 years of professional work experience with adolescents and both young and older adults. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 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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Gwendolyn Pelfini

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in California and New York with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have helped clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & depression - and overall feelings of 'stuckness' in life, and feeling unfulfilled. I believe that you are the expert of yourself and that you have many strengths that will assist you in moving forward - reaching out here is that first step. I look forward to potentially joining the next one and being part of your healing journey.

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Relani Prudhomme

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
8 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 8 years of professional work experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse (Developmental Trauma Disorders due to neglect, abandonment, attachment issues), motivation, self esteem, confidence, & navigating the challenges of ADHD and Autism. I provide EMDR and traditional talk therapy. I am passionate about helping people reach their potential and heal old wounds that are holding them back. I look forward to hearing your story and helping you turn the corner toward your best life!

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Sheri King

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in New York and Vermont with 8 years of professional counseling experience. Who you are depends upon you. You have the answers within you. I can help you find those answers. I assist individuals to work toward healing from within through building a sense of empowerment and self-confidence. Regaining power that was taken, not allowed, or discouraged; to walk strongly, confidently, and purposefully toward wants, desires, needs, and goals. I have worked with individuals who have experienced depression, grief/loss, relationship challenges, sexual abuse, trauma, domestic violence, anxiety, and marital challenges. 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 and empower you in that journey.

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Debra Workman

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in New York with 11 years of professional experience. I am trained in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship and attachment issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence development & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Jennifer Placanica

Offering therapy in NY
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesCoping with life changesADHD
25 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, Parenthood challenges, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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 Flower Hill

Finding the best therapist close by in Flower Hill 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 Flower Hill. 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 Flower Hill, 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 Flower Hill 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 Flower Hill 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 Flower Hill, 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 Flower Hill area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Flower Hill 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 Flower Hill 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 Flower Hill 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 Flower Hill, 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 Flower Hill 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 Flower Hill 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 Flower Hill 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 Flower Hill 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 Flower Hill 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 11030 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 Flower Hill 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 Flower Hill 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 Flower Hill, 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.

Flower Hill 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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Flower Hill:

11030, 11050, 11576

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