Living in Hastings-on-Hudson is the very best of both worlds. Here you can live a small-town life with easy access to the big city. So when you want to take it easy, you can stay at home, and if you're looking to let your hair hang down, just step into the city.

But for many Hastings-on-Hudson residents who are battling mental wellness issues, taking advantage of what this town has to offer can be easily missed. Please reach out to an area mental health professional today if you're dealing with difficult issues. They can give you the support you need and deserve.

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Lauren Porter

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Jillian Brown

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Jill and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 9 years experience providing therapy services. I have experience conducting individual and group therapy, in-office, online and phone-based counseling in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Throughout my career, I’ve worked with adults managing depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, self-esteem, addiction and a wide range of challenges including grief/loss, trouble sleeping, relationship & family stressors and difficulty adjusting to life changes. Originally from New York, I moved to Chicago in 2010 to pursue my graduate degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I absolutely loved Chicago but I am thrilled to be back living in the New York area. My approach to therapy is warm, kind-hearted and a collective mix of client centered, existential and cognitive behavioral interventions. I believe people should always be treated with respect and compassion, especially when navigating life's obstacles. Through a client centered lens, I believe people are considered experts in their own life and determine the path they desire. I incorporate Victor Frankl’s quote to explain existentialism: “to live is to also suffer, but to survive is to find meaning in the suffering.” Together we will process and incorporate meaning into life’s changes and stressors through each client’s unique road of self-discovery. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I aim to assist clients in exploring relationships between thoughts, feelings, behaviors to ultimately alter unhelpful patterns into a positive, productive and healthy mindset. My ultimate goal will be for you to leave each session feeling more at ease, confident, and empowered in your life. We will work together to help you get back to the best version of yourself. I look forward to working with you!

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Christa Perz

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LCSWR
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi! My name is Christa and I am a mental health therapist in New York with 20 years of experience. I have worked with individuals, couples and families to reach their therapy goals. My therapy style is varied and eclectic. Primarily, I enjoy using client centered approaches, but also enjoy addictions based and solution focused therapies as well. I also work with adults who have suffered trauma in their lives. I am caring, honest, flexible and enjoy helping people find their own path to success. I will walk with you in this journey! I look forward to meeting with you soon! Till then, take good care!

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Andrea Spence

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW-R,CCM
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
24 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Dr. Thomas Diamante

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Career difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I bring 25 years of coaching experience focused on enabling professionals to achieve more at work by navigating career transitions, improving team and interpersonal relations (emotional intelligence), and reducing stress and anxiety. My clients benefit through higher levels of achievement at work while setting healthy, productive, meaningful, personal and professional goals. I partner with clients facing work-life challenges such as organizational politics, interpersonal conflict, motivation, self esteem, confidence, and overcoming uninvited career transition, which can include promotion to more accountability and broader responsibilities. Clients benefit from the support of a trusted advisor whose background reflects corporate executive experience and the counseling of hundreds of professionals across many industries. I partner with clients to achieve clarity and set actionable, productive, worthwhile career goals.

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Pamela Pater-Ennis

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
LGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuse
39 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed as LCSW in New Jersey and New York with 39 years of professional work experience. I am also an ordained Christian minister and have a PhD in clinical social work. I have experience in helping clients with lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I also have experience working with trauma and abuse. I have a particular interest in helping individuals heal from various forms of religious and spiritual abuse and have developed a therapeutic model, MySanctuaryHealing (TM) to assist in the healing process through both groups and individual treatment. 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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Sarah Strole

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New York with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. Much of the healing in therapy comes from the relationship we will develop. While therapy is not magic, there is power in having another person witness your experiences, understand your perspective, help guide reflection of thoughts, beliefs, and feelings, and offer other perspectives. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out support; I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Michael Boone

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
32 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New York with 32 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue 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. WE CAN DO THIS!

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Bertha Taillefer

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefAnger managementADHD
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New York with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with ADHD, depression, stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & anger management. 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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La Shemah Williams

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

I am licensed in New York with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, 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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Hastings-on-Hudson

Finding the best therapist close by in Hastings-on-Hudson 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 Hastings-on-Hudson 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 Hastings-on-Hudson. 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 Hastings-on-Hudson, 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 Hastings-on-Hudson 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 Hastings-on-Hudson 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 Hastings-on-Hudson area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Hastings-on-Hudson 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 Hastings-on-Hudson, 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 Hastings-on-Hudson 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 Hastings-on-Hudson 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 Hastings-on-Hudson 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 Hastings-on-Hudson 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 Hastings-on-Hudson online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Hastings-on-Hudson, 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 Hastings-on-Hudson 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 Hastings-on-Hudson 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 Hastings-on-Hudson 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 Hastings-on-Hudson 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 Hastings-on-Hudson 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 Hastings-on-Hudson?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Hastings-on-Hudson 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.

Hastings-on-Hudson 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 Hastings-on-Hudson 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 Hastings-on-Hudson 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 10706 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 Hastings-on-Hudson counselor?

Before seeing your Hastings-on-Hudson 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 Hastings-on-Hudson.

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 Hastings-on-Hudson 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 Hastings-on-Hudson 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 Hastings-on-Hudson, 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.

Hastings-on-Hudson 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 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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