Great Neck has some of the best parks in the country. Some of the most popular are the Allenwood Park, Great Neck Park District, Little Neck Bay, Firefighters Park, Whitney Pond, and Steppingstone Park. Visitors and residents alike may also enjoy the American Merchant Marine Museum or the Execution Rocks Light House.

However, if you feel like you don’t find much enjoyment in anything lately, or things that you used to, these may be signs of depression, or another mental health or emotional health issue. Great Neck has nearby counselors that are available to help with these difficulties, among other concerns. Reach out to a Great Neck-area therapist today.

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Deborah Petry

Offering therapy in NY
AddictionsRelationship issues
16 years of experience

I am an individual and couples counselor with fifteen years of experience. I tailor my work with clients to ensure a person-centered approach. We can work together collaboratively as you continue your journey at your own pace. I would like to support you in clarifying your goals and find healthy ways to meet them. Growth and change are not always easy but together, we can explore what tools and skills will best lead you to where you want to be. Working with individuals, I like to reassure clients that we are each on our own path in life and our journey will not be the same as those of our peers. We arrive at different places and at different times, but I believe we are all where we are meant to be. Together we could identify changes that could have a positive impact on your life and help lead you to personal growth and satisfaction. In working with couples, I have completed levels 1, 2, and 3 of the Gottman method as well as Treating Affairs and Trauma and Couples and Addiction Recovery. I like that the Gottman Method gives roadmaps and specific exercises to use in treatment. I have found couples find it effective and helpful. I look forward to working with you!

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Stephanie Aiello

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

I'm so glad you are visiting my profile page and looking for some support. Taking some time to explore who you would like to spend time sharing some of your inner most thoughts with is a very important part of the beginning stages of therapy! I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in upstate New York for 15 years. Prior to that, I spent some time working as a Licensed Social Worker in New England. While I have worked with children, adults and families throughout my career, it is clear that everyone's needs are unique to their individual situation. There is not one single approach to therapy that works best with everyone. My style of therapy is genuine, person centered and supportive. I feel that therapy is a collaborative effort that combines my knowledge with your strengths and skills to find an emotionally content way of life. I know that even thinking about getting help for personal issues in your life can be overwhelming. However, I look forward to building a therapeutic relationship with you and helping you gain the skills to feel confident with addressing the challenges you have been struggling with. Please let me know if I can help in any way!

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Dr. Joanna Kristeva

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW,LISW,PhD
Trauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

Dr. Joanna Kristeva specializes in treating mental health conditions, and she uses a cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy approach in her clinical practice. Her multicultural background helps her to apply person-centered and strength-based treatment modalities. Dr. Kristeva is a licensed psychotherapist in New York and Ohio with twelve years of direct clinical experience. She holds a postgraduate degree from New York University and has earned a doctorate in philosophy. Kristeva received clinical training in the treatment of psychological trauma and complicated grief counseling at Columbia University. She is the author of several peer-reviewed journal articles and books.

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Abigail Baglione

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

Hello and thank you for visiting my BetterHelp profile! Here you can take a moment to learn a bit about me and perhaps get a feel for my style. I am certified as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), having earned my Masters of Social Work from New York University School of Social Work. As with the majority of LCSWs today, my approach is eclectic. That being said, I carry a strong belief in the importance of early attachments. My therapeutic style is framed by Objects Relations Theory, which emphasizes the importance of initial relationships. An “object” here is the primary caregiver, most frequently one or both parents. One’s earliest relationship with his or her object(s) has an undeniable influence on the development of self-esteem, which influences relating with every other individual as well as to the self. I have seen this in all of my clients, young and old, regardless of diagnosis. I do believe the effects of these attachments are irrefutable, however I recognize change is always possible, and in many cases necessary. It is also important for me to emphasize my experience working with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). I believe the majority of humans alive today have “borderline tendencies,” which translates to “difficulty regulating emotions in interpersonal relationships.” I have become familiar with the stigma carried by many against this diagnosis and therefore relate to these clients without unnecessary judgment. Experience has shown me that I work well with those struggling with regulation of their interpersonal relationships, whether diagnosed or not. I also have experience with client substance abuse/addiction and understand every person’s ultimate need to love and be loved. Presently, I provide psychotherapeutic counseling to adults with traumatic brain injury. These humans now contend with regulating their emotions, similarly to addicts and those with BPD, and can benefit from the intensive approach of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Finally, I am a 500 hour certified yoga teacher and am passionate about yogic values as they relate to present day therapy. I am experienced in promoting body awareness and in leading meditations. If interested, just ask :) (If our schedules do not seem to align, please write to me and ask for a more fitting time. My schedule can be flexible. Do not let this be the reason we do not work together!)

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Julie Presler

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

Do you feel lost in a situation or in life? Struggling to find meaning or develop lasting relationships? Feeling like you aren't sure where to turn? Do you often wake up with a "why bother?!" mood and find yourself wanting to go back to sleep? Do you find it difficult to move on from past traumas or situations? Do your thoughts race so fast you have difficulty in completing tasks? Do you avoid certain people, places or things due to anxiety? Life changes can feel so overwhelming at times, you are not alone! Having a therapist as an objective confidant to help guide you into making the best decisions for yourself and to have an open non-judgmental listening support can be so helpful. I would love the opportunity to be able to help you discover your full potential, to develop and discover coping skills to meet your goals in life. My services focus on identifying, healing, planning, and focusing on goals to help you live a healthy fulfilling life. I am human just like you, and have dealt with mental health on a professional level and a personal level. I feel that my experiences have helped me develop into the therapist I am today. I often use humor at times to help lighten conversation making things feel more manageable. I would be honored to work with you, you are not alone! I am licensed in New York State as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, Bipolar, Psychosis, Paranoia, and confidence, & depression among other things. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without the fear of judgment. 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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Emily Arikian

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 7 years of professional work experience. My specialties include helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. Life can be so confusing, but you are not alone. I am here to help you gain a deeper understanding of your experience, increase your self love and acceptance, and embrace positive change. I believe in a holistic approach to healing and my diverse background helps me to create a customized path, just for you, to help you achieve your goals.

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Michaella Vagelatos

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience assisting clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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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Maureen Connell

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

I am licensed in New York with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Beverly Wright

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

I am licensed in New York with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, couples therapy, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Dr. John Gerson

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
40 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 50 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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 Great Neck

Finding the best therapist close by in Great Neck 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 Great Neck. 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 Great Neck, 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 Great Neck 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 Great Neck 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 Great Neck, 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 Great Neck area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Great Neck 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 Great Neck 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 Great Neck 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 Great Neck, 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 Great Neck 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 Great Neck 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 Great Neck 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 Great Neck 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 Great Neck 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 11026 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 Great Neck 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 Great Neck 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 Great Neck, 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.

Great Neck has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to

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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11022, 11023, 11024, 11026, 11027

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