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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Deborah Petry

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW-R,CASAC
AddictionsRelationship issues
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Scott Silver

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Counselor License Type(s): JD,MSW,LCSW
AddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed clinical social worker with active licenses in both Florida and New York. For the past 12 years, I have worked at many private detoxes and rehab treatment centers. I have experience not only as a clinical therapist, but I also have been a Clinical Director responsible for the training and supervision of multiple therapists in a private, 24 bed private detox facility. I have been privileged to work with people that not only have addiction and substance abuse issues, but those that present with issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, intimacy, abandonment, LGBTQ issues, and past trauma. I have worked with both young and old populations on all such issues. I mostly tend to draw from the person-centered approach when in a therapeutic relationship with my clients. I do this because I am a strong believer in meeting each client “where they are at” and to be a catalyst for each individual to progress through therapeutic self-discovery and become the best version of themselves. However, as each person is unique and presents with different issues, I also employ other therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Motivational Interviewing and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I also utilize Narrative, Strategic, and Existential approaches. Different modalities are employed to treat specific problems and issues. As we progress together, I will create a customized and specific approach that is uniquely tailored for you. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is often employed to help clients to change their negative thinking patterns and or behaviors. Further, CBT allows people to identify their illogical ways of thinking so that they can learn better ways of coping with their life issues and stressors. My professional background has been quite interesting and has taken a non-traditional path. Prior to becoming a therapist, I was a corporate attorney working at a huge law firm. At the age of 36, I was no longer happy working in law. I sought a new career in which I could help people. With the support of many, I left law and decided to go back to school to become a clinical therapist. It was scary to take on a new path. Becoming a therapist has allowed me to take on a deeply meaningful and rewarding career and to have meaningful purpose in my own life. We are currently going through one of the most stressful and concerning times in modern history with the current COVID-19 pandemic. As such, many are going through heightened mental health issues. I commend you for taking the step to reach out and seek therapy. Tele-therapy is a relatively new technology that allows people who might not normally be open to traditional face-to-face therapy to seek help in a less formal and more comfortable manner. I treat all clients with support, compassion, sensitivity and empathy in a non-judgmental manner. Most importantly, I am always available to my clients in times of urgent need. It takes a lot of courage and motivation to reach out for help. As Teddy Roosevelt once famously said, “Nothing worth having is easy.” I would be honored to be a part of your journey, and I will always endeavor to support you in the most authentic, interactive and genuine manner that I can.

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Mark Brown

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
40 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New York with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients 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. 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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Sonya Tulevech

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New York with 20 years of professional work experience. My approach is helping adults of all ages focus on working on their problems and concerns in a safe, non-judgemental environment. Like any profession there are tools to the trade. I'd welcome teaching you these tools. Change is possible! Join me in using a cognitive behavioral based therapeutic approach to improve the quality of your life. I work with both new-comers to therapy, and also those where therapy in the past has not been helpful. People in non-life threatening crises are especially encouraged to contact me. There are solutions out there.

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Robyn Scher

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
22 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. My name is Robyn and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience providing social work services. I have extensive experience working in different settings such as hospitals, inpatient psychiatric facilities, outpatient mental health clinics, as well as in people’s homes. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I work with clients affected by mood disorders, anxiety, substance use, trauma, relationship challenges, and so much more. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island and my Masters degree in Social Work at Boston University . My approach is to first focus on making a connection because without that we won’t be able to make much progress. I strongly believe therapy is client centered, strengths-based and solutions-focused. I draw on multiple treatment modalities to guide clients in identifying strengths and developing treatment plans that accomplish their goals. I look forward to working with you! I am proud of you for taking this step. We can do this together!!

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Hana Kuc

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New York with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I am trained in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, EMDR and my practice also includes interventions from Gestalt, Person-centered, Internal Family Systems, and other therapy approaches. I believe that when addressing fears and anxieties, the most effective approach is to work toward facing those fears a little bit at a time with tenderness, patience, acceptance, and imagination. I often see clients work through their problems and experience relief from symptoms after getting to the bottom of their core fear. In my practice, I also see a lot of individuals with perfectionistic styles, traumatic backgrounds, and self-neglect, that result in procrastination or overwork, burnout, and self-blame. I am here to support and empower you to change these symptoms by shifting to flexible attitudes and beliefs, which frees up room for problem-solving and behavior change.

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Sara Gates

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New York with 17 years of professional work experience. I specialize in trauma and am trained to provide trauma specific interventions and therapy. In addition to trauma I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts. My theoretical orientation includes cognitive-behavior therapy, trauma informed care and person-centered. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without judgement. I offer a complete open space to anyone no matter what background and I am here to support & empower you in your journey to healing and/or change. My professionalism centers around diversity which allows me to approach everyone with respect and dignity while recognizing our need for equality.

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Cheralyn Nemard

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesParenting issues
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New York with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & intimacy related issues. 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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Lujuanda Rush

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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. Daryl Lytle

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in California, New Jersey, New York and Utah and experienced in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, 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. Change can be difficult. I know this from being a counselor and through personal growth. I won’t ask you to do something I haven’t tried or am not willing to do myself. I look forward to working with you.

How to find a therapist for 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 in Harrison that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

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 in the Harrison region and in the state of New York. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor 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, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Harrison 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) about therapists and mental health services

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 with a therapist 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Harrison 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 Harrison psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, 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, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 in Harrison?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Harrison 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.

Harrison therapists 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 Harrison 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in NY, therapists 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 from therapists 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 Harrison 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Harrison.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. 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 with a Harrison counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 during telehealth appointments?

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 to customer service 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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10528, 10577, 10580, 10604

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