Dealing with depression issues in your life is not too unlike experiencing a cloudy day. You want to be able to see the sun but it only seems to peek through the clouds for brief moments. Severe depression can make it feel like the skies are always cloudy and it amplifies your feelings of sadness to an extreme. When you are feeling down due to your depression symptoms, you need to be able to reach out for help.

Irvington-area online counselors will be ready to assist you whenever you are having a tough time. You can talk to them at your own convenience, as they will always be available to chat. You can discuss what you are feeling and they will make coping with your depression much easier. Their advice will always be useful and they can assist you in getting over the depression that is keeping you from enjoying your life to the fullest. The clouds will part and the sun will shine on your life once more.

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Elissa Smilowitz

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am a psychotherapist with 20 years of experience working with adolescents and adults and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concern including anxiety, depression, grief, trauma and life challenges. My counseling style is warm and supportive. My therapeutic approach combines psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral treatment. I believe through our struggles we find emotional growth. Working together we can find ways to explore and meet your goals, improve your quality of life and find your passion through self discovery. I look forward to working with you.

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Nichole Gardner

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyDepression
6 years of experience

Hello, my name is Nichole Gardner and I am a LCSW in NYS. As a social worker, my main priority is to work collaboratively with my clients to overcome the different challenges in their lives. I seek to empower all my clients, so they can implement positive and healthy change. For the past four years, I've worked as a psychiatric social worker at a mental health clinic. During this time, I've work with a wide range of populations addressing several different concerns. Some of these concerns addressing symptom management (wide range of diagnoses), implementation of healthy coping, relationship dynamics, finding life balance, and communication skills. One this past year, I've been dedicated to doing my part in assisting others manage the many of concerns of the COVID 19 pandemic. My social work values are integrated into every session, which will create a safe, open, nonjudgemental environment for each client. I believe deeply that mindfulness practice open our hearts, minds, and bodies and that use of cognitive behavioral techniques will build a clear understanding of who we are inside and out. I look forward to joining you on your journey to a happier and healthier you!

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Laura Solomon

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW-R,MA Social Science
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
19 years of experience

Hi my name is Laura Solomon . I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York and have been practicing for 19 years. I also have a Master’s in Social Sciences. I graduated from both the University at Albany and Binghamton University. I have worked with a variety of clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, life adjustment, relationship issues and codependency. I have a great deal of respect for those seeking support and believe in meeting people where they are at and am interested in working on your goals. I also believe in helping clients discover their true authenticity and purpose. It is a true privilege to watch that occur. I am not fixated on one particular treatment modality as everyone is different and benefits from different approaches. I look forward to working together in the future. On a personal note, I am also a registered Yoga instructor and a Reiki Master

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Mildred Mero

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW,Bilingual School Social Worker
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
19 years of experience

You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before. --Rahm Emanuel Motivated to put an end to a difficult situation? Let's work together to rise above the challenge better than before. I have helped individuals, children, and families do just that using eclectic therapy techniques and models that focuses on solutions rather than problems. I have experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, effective parenting, play therapy, domestic violence counseling, grief/loss counseling, stress and anger management. I have Post-Master's clinical training from New York University's Silver School of Social Work and am fully fluent in English/Spanish.

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Deborah Unger

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 10 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Sports Performance, Memory Loss, Weight Loss, Substance Abuse, Bereavement, and Career challenges. I am Certified in Problem Solving Therapy (PST). My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines Cognitive-Behavioral, Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Problem Solving Therapy (PST). I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you! Disclaimer: I don't work with court appointed cases. Additionally, I will not go out of the boundaries of this forum to write letters on your behalf for various issues.

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Danny El Hassan

Offering therapy in NY
License: M.A.,Ed.M.,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTSelf esteemDepressionADHD
3 years of experience

My name is Danny El Hassan (M.Ed., M.A.), and I am an LMHC in New York State. I use an integrative approach to treatment including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, existential, and multicultural approaches to help adults and older adults with a variety of issues including anxiety and depression. I also have clinical knowledge of abnormal psychology, mood disturbances, and self harming behavior. I take a strength based approach to the work, and I work with patients for short-term therapy and for longer-term therapy. I focus on unconscious factors to help patients increase self-awareness and insight. I have experience working with older adults, and I have been published as an author in the Journal of Homosexuality for my contributions to a project on the experiences of LGBT elders. I also have experience researching micro-aggressions experienced by people with disabilities. I have previously worked in Tele-Health and as a phone counselor, including with individuals in crisis. I have found that there are numerous benefits to Tele-Health for patients, including accessibility and convenience.

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Julissa Aquan

Offering therapy in NY
Trauma and abuseGriefBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am a multicultural, culturally competent licensed clinical social worker in New York with 9 years of professional work experience. I am a licensed clinical social worker, a graduate from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service. I have been employed in the largest hospital system in New York for the past 15 years, with 9 out of those 15 years as a licensed social worker. My dedication to my clients, my love for learning have formed me into an experienced and well-rounded clinician. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss and also a tobacco treatment specialist. I believe that you are the expert of your story, and that one possesses many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage. I am proud of you for getting started!

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Sara Bice

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
16 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss, and familiar with military life (I am a veteran spouse). 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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Melinda Jimenez

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
23 years of experience

I'm a licensed therapist in New York with 23 years of work experience. I have supported clients facing various challenges including stress, anxiety, depression, anger management, relationship and family issues, parenting, chronic disease management, grief, and trauma. I believe in a compassionate interactive approach to therapy. My style focuses on providing a warm environment where you can feel comfortable openly exploring your thoughts and feelings without judgment. Deciding to engage in therapy is a big step and I'm here to help educate, guide, and support you through the process. I'll tailor the treatment plan to be in alignment with your unique and specific needs and goals. My approach to therapy is influenced by Attachment Theory and draws from many different modalities as I believe it's important for a therapist to be able to adapt their approach to their client's needs. These modalities include ARC (Attachment, Regulation, Competency), MST (Multisystemic Therapy), Solutions Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I believe people seek therapy when they are ready for change and I'm able to support you through every step of the journey. Taking the first step is courageous and I'm glad for the opportunity to help you.

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Jacqueline Rosario

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. My style is to work with you and/or your significant other, in a collaborative manner, to help you develop greater insight into your unique challenges and to help you to identify and enhance the strengths you already possess. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Irvington

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Irvington 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 Irvington 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 Irvington 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 Irvington, 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 Irvington 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 Irvington 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 Irvington 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 Irvington 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 Irvington 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 10533 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 Irvington 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 Irvington 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 Irvington, 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.

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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10503, 10533

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