Sailing through life is not always going to be simple. When you encounter tough times in life it can feel as if your ship is in danger of sinking. Depression issues can represent themselves like stormy weather that threatens the safety of your journey. If your life is currently tough due to depression issues, then you will want to find professionals that can help you.

A Larchmont-area online counselor is going to be able to make a difference in your life. They understand what needs to be done to set things right for those who are struggling with depression. The methods that they can use to help you cope with depression symptoms are very effective. You can start sailing toward your destination once more and will not have to worry so much about depression issues threatening the integrity of your journey.

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Regina Hernandez

Offering therapy in NY
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
8 years of experience

I am a licensed mental health counselor, and I am committed to helping individuals work with difficulties including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma, grief, and family conflict. I am invested in exploring the issues that are important and meaningful to clients. I utilize various clinical approaches to treatment including person-centered, cognitive-behavioral and solution focused therapies. In my work I encourage and guide clients in exploring their personal strengths and developing positive tools and skills to help address the difficulties and stressors that bring them to counseling. When working with individual and families, I feel it is important to establish healthy communication skills and enhance awareness and empathy to work through stress and negative events. I believe it is important to empower individuals and to build skills to work through difficulties to increase overall health and well-being. I look forward to working with you!

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Maya Handwerk

Offering therapy in NY
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
15 years of experience

I am a passionate, caring licensed social worker with more than 15 years of experience providing direct advocacy and clinical services in the education, legal and community based settings. My expertise is with family and children in crisis situations and with emotional disturbed children. I have worked closely with in conjunction with psychiatrists to treat anxiety disorders. I employ evidence based therapies of Cognitive Behavioral Technique , Supportive Therapy, Client Centered and Solution based approaches. I pride myself on maintaining cultural competence particular with respect to African Americans and people from the Caribbean Islands. I commend you on taking the first step on your journey towards greater emotional health .

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Michelle Emode

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am a licensed Mental health counselor and a Master CASAC and my treatment modality and approach are; cognitive behavioral therapy, Solution-focused therapy motivational interviewing, and person-centered approach to treatment. I believe that we all have the strength and ability to do well, we all need a little help sometimes. My passion and experience have been with individuals struggling with substance use disorder with ages ranging from 18 and above. For the past 6 years, I have been providing individual counseling as well as group counseling and my role has been to help my clients explore and become aware of the underlying issues behind the substance use which include a history of depression, anxiety, trauma, and interpersonal difficulties as well as difficulty handling life challenges. From my years of experience, I have come to love my job and the feeling of joy when I see my clients succeed. When working with clients my first goal is to get to know them and build a therapeutic relationship so that they can be comfortable with me because the success of treatment depends on it.

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Shavonna Fitzgerald

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I spent hours thinking of what to say and how to say it… I find being genuine to be very valuable in building a therapeutic relationship with clients and it is my first focus in treatment. I aim to create an environment where you feel safe to express your feelings and thoughts. I have over 9 years of experience as a licensed social worker in New York. My experience has included working with survivors of domestic violence, children, families, individuals with substance use disorders, and forensic mental health. I have worked with clients to address issues related to depression, anxiety, complex trauma, relationship issues, school, and life transitions. My therapeutic style is holistic, client-centered, culturally sensitive, and utilizes approaches such as CBT, SBFT (Solution Focused Brief Therapy), Motivational Interviewing, and Psychodynamic Therapy. Each client presents with unique needs and treatment is tailored to reflect that. “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty”. -Maya Angelou Therapy can be a catalyst for change and it is my hope that after embarking on this journey; you emerge the person you desire to be.

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Kristina MacDonald

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
5 years of experience

I have been licensed in New York for 5 years and have 13 years of professional work experience in the mental health field. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, motivation, self esteem, confidence and career difficulties. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Amanda Cardoze

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with interpersonal relationship issues, anxiety/depression, trauma, grief, motivation issues, self-esteem/confidence issues, amongst several other common mental health problems. 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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Jonathan Carlson

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyLGBTIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, intimacy related issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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.

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Patrick Russell

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
25 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 25 plus years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & anger management. 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. 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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Shaniqua Shelton

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 8 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 dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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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Dr. Michael Beck

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefAnger managementDepression
40 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & anger management. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Larchmont

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Larchmont 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 Larchmont 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 Larchmont 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 Larchmont, 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 Larchmont 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 Larchmont 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 Larchmont 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 Larchmont 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 Larchmont 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 10538 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 Larchmont 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 Larchmont 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 Larchmont, 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.

Larchmont 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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