Going to the mall can be a fun and pleasant experience. When you’re going to an unfamiliar store to get something that’s hard to find, it can be tiring and stressful. You walk around in circles for hours, trying to find that special item that will meet your need, getting more stressed and exhausted with every step.

Talk to a counselor when your life seems like an impossible quest for what you need.
Lake Grove’s Smith Haven Mall is a wonderful place to explore and shop. When you can’t find any pleasure in the search, it may be time to talk to a therapist in the Lake Grove area for help.

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Gina Tillman

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW,MCAP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
14 years of experience

I've been working in the field of mental health for the past 14 years, specializing in trauma therapy and addiction. I have worked in mental health clinics, held a private practice, and have worked for numerous years with the veteran population. I am a very eclectic clinician, trained in multiple treatment modalities and clinical approaches. My approach is non-judgmental and collaborative. I focus on client goals and client-centered needs, with the hope of assisting individuals on their journey toward a life worth living. I understand that individuals know themselves best, and I am there assisting them in the process of unearthing underlying concerns. The work is often about creating awareness in working to build tools and skills to enable healthy coping and positive behavioral lifestyle changes.

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Robert Goldblatt

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changes
40 years of experience

My approach to the interactive and unique experience of counseling is to help you on your journey whether it be a complex or simple one as a guide to where you want to go. I assist you on helping you with your personal goals. aspirations or desires. Many journeys are long and complex and need objectivity to determine whether they are direct or indirect and to help make the journey smoother. My desire for you is to maintain balance in your life and reaching for a greater you than you are today. My many years of experience and wisdom are available to you in any way you would like to experience it. I listen well and want to be effective for you to reach your maximum dreams and capacities. Whether your journey is short and simple or long and complex my energy will be available for you if you reach out for it. In advance, I say Welcome.

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Jessica Mazouer

Offering therapy in NY
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefEating disordersSelf esteem
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 5 years of experience working with adults and teens from all walks of life. I believe treatment is more than just symptom reduction and will help you set and reach tangible life goals (change jobs, learn a new skill, exercise more, ext.) as well as improve your overall quality of life. I can list a bunch of technical terms and use fancy jargon but that isn’t what therapy is about. Looking for a therapist and asking for help is hard. If you’re suffering from depression, anxiety, stress, or something else, I am here to help. Previously I have worked with individuals diagnosed with: depression, anxiety, various mood disorders, borderline personality disorder, OCD, Schizophrenia, and various acute stress disorders

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Lorraine Asti

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
8 years of experience

Hello! I am a LCSW licensed in New York State with around 10 years of experience providing individual, couples/family and group psychotherapy. I have worked with clients who experience a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, substance abuse, trauma/PTSD, anger, personality disorders, mood disorders and OCD/hoarding issues. I have worked with ages 7 and up so am open to all age groups as well. I believe everyone deserves to have support, compassion and happiness in their life. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, dialectical-behavioral therapy and psychodynamic primarily but will always tailor treatment to your individual needs. I look forward to working with you!

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Katy Fuller

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW-R
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsGriefDepression
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with my R privelege in New York State with over 20 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger issues, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, Dual recovery and addiction treatment issues, codependency, grief and loss, OCD, ADHD and adjustment difficulties. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma related issues. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion with a firm belief in self determination and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, existential, strengths based, solution focused and reality based therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

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Dr. Maurice Stewart

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
33 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 33 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & bipolar disorder. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Sarah Bishop

Offering therapy in NY
AddictionsTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
7 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 8 years of professional work experience as an LMSW, getting my LCSW in February 2021. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. 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. I have training in cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based stress reduction, dialectical behavioral therapy, and solution focused therapy. It takes courage to seek out help. I am here to support & empower you in your journey.

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Nicole Fall

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

I am licensed in New York and CT with over 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that feeling conflict or discomfort is a sign of strength and an opportunity to reach greater fullness and meaning. I also believe in our inherent wholeness and inner healing wisdom and I strive to help patients access these parts for healing.

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Kristen Wojtuniak

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
8 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience working with adolescents and adults who experience anxiety, depression, ADHD, difficulty with life transitions, lack of communication skills, obsessive compulsive disorders, body dysmorphia, lack of self-esteem, eating disorders, and chronic illness. I bring warmth, compassion, and humor to the therapeutic process and relationship. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist in stress reduction and changing negative thought patterns to become an active leader in your care and form healthy ways to cope. I promote positive mantras and positive thinking to have you live in a healthier environment in order to be productive and achieve your goals. My passion is to help people, make sure they feel understood and supported. I do my best to assist them in living a more satisfying life. The little things help create big changes and I appreciate those things in you that you often don’t see. I provide a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment to help you obtain the support and feedback you need. Therapy is about exploring, experimenting, discovering, and being vulnerable. In our therapy together you will learn to increase self-compassion and mindfulness, and your ability to sit with uncertainty and bear witness to uncomfortable feelings and body sensations. You will gain awareness of the role negative core beliefs and thoughts have upon mood and learn how to challenge those negative thought patterns. You will learn to set appropriate boundaries by asserting feelings, recognizing wants and needs, and identifying the role shame and guilt might play in causing unhealthy, harmful, stale, and inauthentic behaviors. My availability is catered to stay at home mothers, college students, or those who work from home or can utilize a lunch break. I am looking forward to meeting with you and working together to start this journey of yours!

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Ashlee Rudolph

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
9 years of experience

Hi there! My name is Ash. I have been a licensed therapist in New York state for 8 years, but have been in the field in other ways for much longer than that. I am a laid back, down-to-earth therapist and I use a supportive, open, collaborative approach , using various therapeutic techniques, to help people live the lives they want. I provide a safe, non-judgmental, empathetic space for you to work on your issues, while also respectfully holding you accountable to help you break unhelpful patterns. Sessions are collaborative and person-focused so that you are able to use your time for what you want to work on; whether you want to process trauma or vent about something that is frustrating you. Let’s chat soon so we can start tackling your goals!

How to find counseling in Lake Grove

Finding the best therapist close by in Lake Grove 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 Lake Grove. 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 Lake Grove, 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 Lake Grove 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 Lake Grove 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 Lake Grove, elsewhere in Suffolk, 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 Lake Grove area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Lake Grove 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 Lake Grove 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 Lake Grove 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 Lake Grove, 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 Lake Grove 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 Lake Grove 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 Lake Grove 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 Lake Grove 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 Lake Grove 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 11755 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 Lake Grove 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 Lake Grove 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 Lake Grove, 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.

Lake Grove 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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