Some children are unable to communicate with others no matter how much you try to help them. They also may not deal with change well or like being around other people. These can be a sign of an autism disorder. There are several professional therapists and counselors in Harrison who are trained in autism spectrum disorders. 

Although Harrison may seem like a small town, there are more than 28 thousand people living there and that makes it difficult to go anywhere with your autistic child without a meltdown. However, with treatment from a counselor in Harrison you and your child can figure out how to help these outings be less stressful. 

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Lauren Porter

Offering therapy in NY
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am a mental health counselor licensed in New York State with primary experience working with adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, mood instability, addiction and both childhood and adult trauma. My counseling style is empathetic and sincere. I believe in treating anyone with respect, compassion and a lack of judgement. In my work I utilize a combination of a cognitive-behavioral, compassion focused and psychodynamic approach. I believe the client is the center of therapy and plan to work with you in addressing the concerns you present. Together we will work to identify challenges you experience, barriers you are facing and work to develop effective and healthy coping skills. I will be available through a variety of modalities throughout this journey together so that we can find a way to best meet your needs and goals. I am looking forward to working with you and seeing what we can help you accomplish together!

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Meridith Crocco

Offering therapy in NY
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over ten years experience counseling individuals of all ages, including specialization with children, couples and families. If you are feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, depression and stress, are struggling with challenging situations from the past, learning how to handle problematic behaviors or dynamics within your home/family life, or need help with finding balance and direction, I encourage you to reach out to me so we can start working together on building the future you desire for yourself. I offer a compassionate, understanding and relaxed environment where we can work together to gain the insight and awareness to understand, accept and make positive changes. I specialize in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders, Panic Disorders, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, and am well versed in the treatment of many other mental health and relational challenges. Using a mixture of therapeutic approaches and strategies tailored to meet your unique needs, along with interactive and solution focused support, feedback and guidance, we will find balance and readiness for positive change. I am very passionate about the work that I do and am humbled when people choose to take me on their journeys towards living life to their fullest potential.

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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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Erin Wirth

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteem
5 years of experience

Hi and welcome to Better Help! My name is Erin Wirth and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of New York with over ten years of experience in the mental health field and five years as a therapist. I enjoy working with adults, teens and children and my specialties include working with those individuals with developmental disabilities, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship stressors, life transitions, eating disorders and addiction. It is my belief that the therapeutic relationship can only truly flourish when rooted in unconditional positive regard and acceptance. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a safe space for clients to relearn the concept of vulnerability as a strength and that true intimacy, acceptance and connection can only come from a place where we allow ourselves to be seen as fully and imperfectly human. I am a firm believer in utilizing therapy as a source of empowerment and strength, and encourage clients to not allow their problems and/or diagnoses to define them. I believe that we are meant to experience the full spectrum of human emotions (not just the shiny, happy ones!) and when we allow ourselves to accept and hold space for these so-called "negative" emotions, it takes away their power. We can choose to view pain as a source of suffering or as a transformative experience. Utilizing the various therapeutic modalities of Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Dialectical-Behavioral therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Person-Centered therapy in conjunction with mindfulness-based practices such as radical self-acceptance, non-judgment and gratitude, I believe that we're able to move past those emotions that keep us "stuck." I look forward to supporting and guiding you on your journey towards growth and self-acceptance. I am available for chat, email, and phone/video sessions.

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Andrea Spence

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW-R,CCM
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
24 years of experience

Hello, I am a License Clinical Social Worker with 24 years of clinical experience. I am also a Certified Case Manager. I received my masters in social work from Adelphi University, Garden City. I have worked with the Adult and Geriatric population for more that 20 years. I am experienced and well verse when dealing with the Behavioral Health/Mental Health. I am a good listener and tentative to my patients needs. You are making the right choice to improve your well-being . My main goal is to help you gain better understanding from whatever aliment is currently holding you and keeping you from being your true self. Please let me know how I may assist. How can I help you?

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Rhaysa Saint-Hilaire

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I completed a Master's Degree in Social Work at New York University. Also, certified and licensed in trauma and crisis interventions. I specialize in the treatment of trauma, emotional disturbance, family conflict, Mood disorders, Anxiety, Depression, adoption, Post-traumatic stress disorder and dual diagnosis. My focus is working with a diverse population of all ages and cultures which includes adults, teens and families. Another area of focus is Maternal Child Health; perinatal, postpartum families dealing with postpartum depression/anxiety/pregnancy losses. I use evidence based practices with the focus on person-centered care. I believe that anyone can change and grow at any time in their lives. I have witnessed powerful healing and growth in my practice over the years. It is truly a gift and I feel privileged to help everyone who is in need. Bilingual (Spanish/English)

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Maria de la Alhambra Perez-Fernandez

Offering therapy in NY
LGBTFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in FL, MA, CT and NY with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbtq+ related issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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!

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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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Tara Fulgham

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
24 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Kent Jarratt

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
35 years of experience

My approach is flexible and eclectic, and I adapt the treatment plan to each individual. I enjoy helping clients from all walks of life and have worked extensively within the LGBT community. I hold clinical licenses in both New York and New Jersey, and am board certified by the National Association of Social Workers. I received my Masters in Social Work from Hunter College School of Social Work/CUNY. I achieved Diplomate Status from the National Association of Social Workers, and was the Greta Singer Memorial Lecturer at Monmouth University (2011); and adjunct faculty for both graduate schools of Social Work and Mental Health Counseling at Hunter College/CUNY. I have also served as a Field Instructor for Columbia, NYU, Fordham, and Yeshiva. I am an Accredited Teacher of T'ai Chi Chih®, a non-martial arts form of T'ai Chi. I am a member of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care (NYC).

How to find counseling in Harrison

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Harrison 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 Harrison 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 Harrison 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 Harrison, 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 Harrison 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 Harrison 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 Harrison 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 Harrison 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 Harrison 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 10580 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 Harrison 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 Harrison 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 Harrison, 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.

Harrison 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 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 Harrison:

10528, 10577, 10580, 10604

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