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Cheryl Pacione

Offering therapy in NY
License: LMHC,VRC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
25 years of experience

Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 25 years of experience. I establish trust and rapport with many diverse populations such as LGBTQIA+ and non-monogamous relationships. I sat on the New York State committee for inclusion and diversity for several years. I specialize in working with persons with a variety of mental health concerns such as: Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Personality Disorders and Sexual Identity. I also work with transition age youth who are on the spectrum. In addition, I am a Vocational Counselor so I can assist with job-related issues. My familiarity with the Americans with Disabilities Act puts me in a uniquely qualified position to help the disabled population. I am located in the USA in the Eastern Standard Time Zone. I work here full time Monday-Friday from 9:00AM - 9:00PM EST and Saturdays 11:00AM - 4:00PM EST. Most clients enjoy a combination of message-based communication that is not in real time along with regular weekly live sessions by video, or phone. I respond to individuals within 24 hours of receiving a message. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. "A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step."

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Catherine Pavich

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, anger management, & 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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Kim Linde

Offering therapy in NY
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefIntimacy-related issuesDepression
13 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy related issues, and 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. I also have extensive experience working with individuals and couples facing fertility-related 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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Dr. Janice Galizia

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

With the right tools and a supportive environment, you can clearly define and achieve your goals. This is the approach I take in our therapeutic relationship: helping you identify and build upon your areas of strength to create meaningful and lasting changes in your life. I approach therapy as a collaborative, empowering process. Through our work, we will address your needs and goals and find techniques to help relieve your symptoms as quickly and effectively as possible. My almost ten years of clinical experience in various settings, including clinics, schools, and hospital settings, has allowed me to gain experience working with clients facing a variety of stressors and mental health issues. I feel confident in my ability to aid you in achieving improved functioning through collaborative therapy work.

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Pamela Trifaro

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
18 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Danielle Sands

Offering therapy in NY
Self esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
13 years of experience

*****I ONLY PRACTICE IN NEW YORK STATE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and ONLY able to work with OFFICIAL VERIFIED current NEW YORK STATE RESIDENTS. I DO NOT work with Non-US Members, or Non-New York residents. ****** My Language: English only Office Days: Please Note I do not have office hours on weekends and Mondays. I will not see messages until I resume office hours on Tuesdays. IMPORTANT: Before you decide that I am a match for you, you must read my whole profile to see my specific areas of mental health expertise, and types of therapy modalities that I utilize with clients. For Best Practice, to comply with Code of Ethics, if I do not specialize in your area of needs, or if you require a more clinically appropriate specialist or higher level of care, then I will not be able to service you. Your health and needs are important and pairing you with an appropriate specialist is necessary for therapy success. Thank you for understanding. My Specific Areas of Expertise: WOMENS MENTAL HEALTH, General-Anxiety/stress, Work-related stress, Motivation Skill Building, Emotional Self-care Skill Building, Compassion Fatigue, Latino Stress-related issues, Multicultural Counseling for People of Color (BIPOC), Multiracial stress for Biracial People of Color. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey!

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Lujuanda Rush

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
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, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Dr. Faith Brown

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesCoaching
17 years of experience

I am licensed in the state of New York and am in the transformation business; transforming relationships and careers. I take a 360-degree assessment of the issues in play, then work with the client to mentally and strategically craft a plan of resolution. As a Counseling Psychologist, I help clients debunk past debris to seamlessly invite the gifts of the present and as a Strategist, I help individuals and corporate entities identify blind spots and craft new plans for success. My 30 years of experience in both the corporate sector and the therapeutic realm, I am considered the psychologist and strategist of choice for both personal and professional development. My multi-faceted training has provided wide-ranging opportunities as a Counseling Psychologist, Performance Strategist, Business Mentor, Author, Speaker and Expert Panelist. I provide personalized coaching for both individuals and corporate entities to lay the groundwork for next level positioning. I leverage my knowledge in neuropsychology with more than 25 years in the corporate sector to facilitate personal and professional development. I believe that every relationship embodies an element of psychology. Integral to that is understanding the oneness of self – the vertical relationship (mind, body, and spirit) as it is key to the success of horizontal relationships – relationships with others, personal and corporate. I'm looking forward to working with you. How might I help?

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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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Adina Tabor

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

I am licensed in New York with 6 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.

How to find counseling in Galway

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Galway 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 Galway 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 Galway 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 Galway, 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 Galway 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 Galway 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 Galway 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 Galway 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 Galway 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 12074 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 Galway 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 Galway 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 Galway, 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.

Galway 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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