Life can feel like a jewel. For some people, it shines brightly and is valuable to them. Every second is precious, just like that jewel. For other people, life can feel like a jewel in that it’s impossible to obtain. If you're feeling this way, a counselor based in Mount Vernon can help you. 

Mount Vernon’s economy does consist of a jewelry company. While not everyone wants to be adorned in jewelry, many wish their life was shining as brightly as a jewel. A counselor can help your life shine again and you can be able to enjoy all the benefits. 

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Janet Caldwell

Offering therapy in NY
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
15 years of experience

Hello! I'm Janet Larsen Caldwell, a licensed mental health counselor in both New York and Florida and I am wondering: Have you ever scrutinized your relationships with your children or the connection between you and your significant other? Are you trying to balance work and home? Do problems exist with regards to peer pressure and social media? Do you blame yourself or have you ever had the feeling that maybe it's you, but would never reveal that? Your personality or cultural upbringing may be preventing you from the happiness you desire with the special people in your life! Instead of labeling your issues and behaviors, we can work with what you have. By making changes to accommodate your needs and relieve you of those unwanted feelings of anxiety, depression, stress and, perhaps, loneliness, you and your family will be on your way to increased happiness. Through BetterHelp I provide a safe and welcoming space to discuss issues you are tired of ruminating about. If you have reached out to your family and friends and they have not been helpful, it may be too uncomfortable for them, besides not having the answers you need. Together we can decide how to help you become the person you want to be and want others to see! As an LMHC, I have been licensed since 2009 working with OPWDD in New York State and have been in private practice since 2013. Having always had a desire to care for others, my first job was working for a family of four children throughout high school years and as a hospital volunteer. After studying nursing in college, I decided that the profession was not for me and and instead received a BA in Human Development from SUNY Empire State College. The mental health counseling MA degree was obtained in Counseling and Community Psychology from Sage Graduate School. In practice, I utilize multiple treatment modalities including person-centered, strength-based, and solution-focused therapy to those seeking suggestions on how to manage stress, mental health, career and family issues. Since every individual has her or his own personal narrative, together we will challenge your concerns with personalized treatment just for you. Additionally, I have post graduate training in couples and sex therapy with an interest in personality theories, as well as changing lifestyles with spirituality and enlightenment throughout the lifespan.

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Miranda Dennis

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Certified Dialectical Behavioral Therapist, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and Certified PreEnrich Couples Counseling Facilitator and the owner of Oasis Clinical Counseling Services a Christian Based Mental Health Practice. I practice holistic therapy, this means I tailor your sessions to explore, challenge and to meet your social, emotional, physical and spiritual needs. I am licensed in the states of Alabama, Georgia, New York and Virginia and can only provide therapy to those who live in those states. I have 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and their families and adults. I look forward to partner with you in this journey called life to help you build the life you find worth living.

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Dr. Ife Landsmark

Offering therapy in NY
License: MA, MPhil, PhD
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
44 years of experience

Hello! Here is where I'm supposed to introduce myself to you and why you should consider me as your potential counselor. So I am Dr. Ife Landsmark, a licensed clinical psychologist and practitioner for more than 43 years. I was born in Harlem NY and raised in Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn by a single mom of four children on welfare. My undergraduate BS degree in psychology was earned from Dartmouth College in 1975 where I graduated Magma Cum Laude. Several graduate degrees, culminating in a Ph.D. were earned from Columbia University Teachers College. I've profited from a wide and eclectic educational training experience. My orientation spans Insight Oriented psychotherapy, Cognitive Therapy orientations, and statistical analysis of psychometric assessments. After formal training my full-time service was served in such clinical settings as: inpatient psychiatric hospitals, nursing homes, community clinics with populations of substance abusers, foster care, residential placement facilities for adolescents and group home residents. By 1998 I was designated as a Diplomate of the Board of Forensic Examiners and have since served as an expert witness in most criminal and family courts.

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Stephanie Young

Offering therapy in NY
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

My name is Stephanie Young and I am a License Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York State. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) with experience working with adult and children. My experience is in providing trauma -informed, trauma focused therapy. I have been providing therapy for the last 10+ years, primary in outpatient mental health programs focused on person-centered recovery. I also have experience in private practice. My nonjudgmental and accepting personality allows an ability to promote and develop a positive therapeutic alliance with the individual I am working with, for an effective therapeutic relationship. I focus on motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy to provide assistance to individuals in overcoming past traumatic experiences that are affecting current individual functioning, for the purpose of promoting positive change and recovery. I have focused on diagnosis such as: Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Attachment, Anger Management, stress- anxiety, I look forward to working with you!

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Rabaya Rahman

Offering therapy in NY
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

My name is Rabaya Rahman. I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York. I can speak both English and Bengali. I have experience working with clients of all ages with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, relationship issues, multicultural challenges, career challenges, adjustment to life changes and grief/loss. I utilize client-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and motivational interviewing. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My goal is to promote growth by offering a safe and accepting atmosphere to help you find and understand your best self.

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Mary Price-Romero

Offering therapy in NY
AddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Carol Harris

Offering therapy in NY
Family conflictsGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years experience working with ethnically diverse populations and their young adult children. I am also experienced in supporting the mental health issues experienced by geriatric clients and those with medical conditions. I have helped people with depression and anxiety and those experiencing relationship and parenting problems. As a seasoned therapist I understand the challenges that the young and older client face and can guide you through life transitions. I am experienced, patient and kind. I believe you made the right choice in reaching-out to me.

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Nikki Simpkins-Watson

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

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, coping with grief and loss, & 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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Dr. Peter Gardos

Offering therapy in NY
Self esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
26 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 26 years of experience as a clinical psychologist. I have experience in helping clients with intimacy related issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. I also work with executives and provide business coaching from a psychological perspective. 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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Samantha Boatwright

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, New York and Pennsylvania with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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 counseling in Mount Vernon

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon, 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 Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon 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 10551 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 Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon, 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.

Mount Vernon 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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Mount Vernon:

10550, 10551, 10552, 10553

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