The name of the city of Glens Falls in New York is named after the waterfall that is located at the most southern point of the city in Hudson Falls. The falls is an integral part of the history and culture of the city itself, playing not only into the city’s name but also many of the services it offers.

Sometimes our brains can feel like they’re rushing just like the speed of water over a waterfall. However, with help from a Glens Falls-area therapist, you can restore calm and peace to your life. Consider reaching out to a counselor near you today.

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Donna Andres

Offering therapy in NY
License: MA,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

Sometimes all of the challenges in our lives can leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious and stuck in cycles we are struggling to break. If you are looking for someone to support and help walk you though a difficult time to achieve a happier life, I would love to help. I am an empathic and dedicated Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York who has three years experience working in the field. My past experience has varied in multiple settings and includes working in a middle school, where I serve as a counselor to adolescents, and provide support to their parents and family unit as a whole. I help adolescents and the adults in their life to develop healthy coping skills and increase self-esteem, while at the same time, strengthening family relationships and managing challenging behaviors. Additionally I have experience working in a therapeutic foster care agency as well as in a group counseling substance abuse facility. I have worked with individuals as young as age five through adulthood, and some of the areas I specialize in include but are not limited to; stress and anxiety, self esteem, motivation, grief and loss, trauma, depression, relationship issues, family issues, coping with life changes and communication issues. My therapeutic approach is a person centered one with a cognitive behavioral therapy focus, meaning that I believe your experience is unique and that you are the expert in your own life. I like to meet you wherever you are currently at in the present moment, no matter where that may be. It is extremely important to me to collaborate with you to tailor my treatment to one that best fits your unique needs. Together we work collaboratively to identify your goals and work at your comfort level to achieve these and tackle life's challenges with renewed insight. I approach our therapeutic relationship with acute sensitivity, respect, multicultural awareness and compassion. If you are ready to take the next step to face these life challenges, I am here to support and empower you!

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Martine Baron

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW-R
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesCareer difficultiesDepression
15 years of experience

My name is Martine. I am an LCSW-R in New York State. I have experience in many counseling techniques and find myself to have an open-minded compassionate approach to therapy. I wanted to be the first to applaud you on taking the first step in becoming the best version of yourself. Therapy is very useful and beneficial tool in addressing issues and concerns you are experiencing. I am excited to start with you on this journey of healing the struggles that you are facing. By taking this first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage; I am here to support you on your journey. Yes, journey- takes time to get there. I welcome your courage to becoming the best version of your authentic self. I’m confident we can develop a positive therapeutic alliance that will provide you with the motivation that’s within to you to achieve a solution for your most pressing needs. I approach each individual with respect and openness in listening to their story. I use a strengths-based approach to identify goals and strategies to address your concerns. I have training in motivational interviewing, trauma informed care, and take an ecological approach to working with clients. I am of Christian faith and feel comfortable of introducing faith-based counseling techniques upon your request. Whether you are seeking change for a healthier happier life, or just need a non-judgmental ear to listen, I am here to support and empower you to live your authentic best self.

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Maritza Villacis

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

My name is Maritza. I've been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 10 years, and have been working with veterans, spouses, and staff. I have over 20 years of counseling experience. Prior to licensing my experience I worked with domestic violence survivors, individuals in shelter placement, seniors and children. I am a down-to-earth counselor. My strongest attribute is my ability to connect to others. I utilize numerous modalities including but not limited to Client-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, Mindfulness, Supportive therapy and Narrative therapy techniques in my counseling sessions. I always tell my colleagues that I speak English. I like for my clients to feel comfortable and not feel as they are speaking to a robot or a counselor that utilizes ivy league vernacular. I am a spiritual individual and I am guided during my counseling sessions with the purpose of helping others get through the obstacles that they are facing in their lives. Counseling is the beginning of your healing journey, it can be painful along the way. If you're committed and willing to begin your journey of healing, I will support you in finding ways you can make sense and cope with your experience. I will respond as expeditiously as possible to all messages. On rare occasions, I may not be available but will follow up with emergencies as they arise. Flexibility is key and I am confident that we will be able to work together to find the best day and time for us to work and meet. I am available for phone and video sessions only. If you find yourself in a mental health crisis, a counselor with more availability will be a better fit due to my time constraints. I appreciate your reading my profile and look forward to working together. 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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Rachel Merchan

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTIntimacy-related issuesDepression
6 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 6 years of professional experience. My expertise includes working with individuals experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression, coping with substance use, intimacy-related issues, individuals living with HIV and individuals who identify as LGBTQ+. I believe in a non-judgmental, supportive, empathetic, and encouraging approach to therapy. I am a proponent of short-term therapy and believe in action-oriented practice. I will work with you and your goals, tailoring our sessions to meet your needs. Taking the step of seeking therapy is courageous and significant; I hope you take pride in making this decision for yourself and your well-being. I look forward to working with you!

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Darlene Barry

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
16 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. 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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Matthew Morse

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefDepressionCoping 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, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & depression. 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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Anthony Stephens

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
28 years of experience

I have practiced in NY state since 1997, and I am thankful to have been able to help individuals, couples and families feel support, compassion and recognize their ability to cope and be resilient - and feel better and be better! Trauma, stress, grief, anxiety and depression, and just encouraging growth are all areas where I have worked extensively.

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Jessica Huff

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with 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. 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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Rachael Amaral

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyGrief
10 years of experience

I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York with 10+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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. I look forward to working with you!

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Jacqueline Rosario

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
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, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. My style is to work with you and/or your significant other, in a collaborative manner, to help you develop greater insight into your unique challenges and to help you to identify and enhance the strengths you already possess. 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.

How to find counseling in Glens Falls

Finding the best therapist close by in Glens Falls 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 Glens Falls. 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 Glens Falls, 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 Glens Falls 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 Glens Falls 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 Glens Falls, elsewhere in Warren, 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 Glens Falls area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Glens Falls 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 Glens Falls 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 Glens Falls 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 Glens Falls, 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 Glens Falls 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 Glens Falls 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 Glens Falls 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 Glens Falls 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 Glens Falls 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 12820 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 Glens Falls 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 Glens Falls 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 Glens Falls, 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.

Glens Falls 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 Glens Falls:

12801, 12820

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