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Kellyanne Brady

Offering therapy in NY
License: LMHC,NCC,PhD
Self esteemBipolar disorderDepression
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York. I have over six years experience working with individuals with mental health concerns. I have worked with clients who have been diagnosed with a wide range of disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, addiction, and personality disorders. I have also worked with individuals experiencing difficulty coping with life transitions, anger management issues, and self-esteem concerns. I define my approach to counseling as person-centered, which focuses on developing a supportive relationship with my clients that allows me to assist them in utilizing their strengths in order to determine solutions that work for them. In order to support this approach, I utilize interventions from other theoretical frameworks, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I tailor my treatment approach to each client individually in order to ensure the client's ultimate experience in therapy. My ultimate goal is to provide my clients with tools that will help them live a happier, healthier life. Welcome to the journey towards a better you! I would be happy to take this journey with you.

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Carrie Petruso

Offering therapy in NY
License: MA, LMHC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

Hello! I'm a mental health counselor with 13 years of experience treating anxiety, depression, and trauma, and providing support to people going through life transitions. I have a MA in Clinical Counseling from the Ohio State University. In July 2022, I moved with my family to Greenville, South Carolina for the adventure and sunshine after 15 years of living in the Finger Lakes, NY region. All of my sessions are virtual at this time. In terms of specialty areas, I have personal and professional experience with challenges related to pregnancy, miscarriage, and parenting. I identify as religious/spiritual (raised Catholic) and am able to incorporate these topics into our work together as desired. I have counseled over 30 clients identifying as non-binary, gender fluid or transgender through through my brick and mortar private practice, and have written dozens of HRT and surgery letters over the past 9 years. I am trained in CBT/DBT, but also incorporate Gestalt, psychodynamic, and acceptance based therapy techniques. For some, the past few years of the pandemic have been quite terrible. For others, they have been a time of tremendous growth and change. I hope to use my skills to assist others with processing the trauma and the growth we have all experienced as we adjust to a new, post pandemic life.

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Kate Speranza

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
22 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & depression. My expertise is working with teens and young adults who are struggling to find themselves. I aslo enjoy working with families to find the balence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have the inner strength to cope with anything you are facing. You just need someone to guide you in finding that strength. 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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Deborah Bovee

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

I am licensed in New York State with 20 years of experience as a clinical therapist and 15 years of experience in the field of healthcare. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, anger management, confidence and depression. My experience comes from providing direct mental health services to adults over the age of 18. I take a holistic approach to wellness and my counseling style is warm, caring, supportive and interactive. My experience is varied and I utilize strategies and techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, phychoeducation, Neurolinguistic Practice (NLP) and client centered therapy. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. Whether you choose to work towards enlightenment, increased insight or improved symptom management, I hope we can work together to develop a plan to achieve this.

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Danielle Carrasquillo

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

Experience: I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a wealth of professional and personal life experiences. I am a native New Yorker, however I received my license in Florida, where I lived for 17 years, and recently relocated to New York City. I served in the US Army and was also a military spouse, which provided me with the opportunity to travel and live in different parts of the US. In addition, to being a veteran and working/supporting military families, I have had the honor to serve as a Hospice Social Worker. Providing End of Life care to individuals, caregivers, and families. That experience prepared me for my role as an Oncology Social Worker. I was afforded the opportunity to administer emotional spiritual support to people diagnosed with various cancers. That was a transformative experience which I will always be grateful for. Currently I am in Private Practice and enjoying the opportunities that remote mental health services grant. Education: I completed my under graduate degree, Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education, with Wayland Baptist University in 2009. I received my Master of Social Work with the University of Central Florida in 2013. With that said, I have continued to develop professionally by attending conferences, workshops, reading journals, consulting with colleagues, reviewing empirical data that supports evidenced based practice, reading books and watching educational videos. Treatment Approach: I create a warm and inviting atmosphere for engaging in the therapeutic process. My style is relaxed, compassionate yet direct. While education and experience are important, there is a creative element to this craft which is where I really shine. I utilize a variety of treatment modalities which include, but are not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and mindfulness. I collaborate with clients to assist them with obtaining their treatment goals via active listening, giving feedback and providing concrete tools that people can exercise in the moment. How I can help: I believe everyone could benefit from some guidance, information, education and additional support. Beginning this process can be a difficult step but an important one. However, once the journey has begun, therapy can have a positive impact on the quality of your life. Whether you are suffering from anxiety/depression, managing relationships, parenting, work related issues, sex/intimacy, gender identity, grief/loss, divorce, trauma, survivorship (Oncology) or just wanting to gain insight into your own behaviors. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals!

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Naomi Krikhely

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 10 years of psychotherapy experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including stress, anxiety, and depression; building confidence, self-esteem, and motivation; coping with growing pains, tension, and conflict; empowering youth and young adults to identify and utilize their strengths and to support parents with a myriad of child-rearing concerns. I believe that YOU have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. If you are looking for someone who will be open-minded and empathically inclined to hear your story and support you, it would be my honor. My education emphasized child & family theory in a strengths-based model; therefore, in my practice, I specialize in supporting children, teens, families, and emerging adults to cope with the life stressors that challenge them personally. It is my hope to empower you (and/or your child) to live with a genuine sense of kindness and compassion towards yourself (and others). While we, as humans, have many similarities, every person is unique, and therapy shouldn't be "one size fits all". My approach is collaborative and strengths-based, and my style is warm and empowering—I ally with you to make sense of what works best for you and your needs, which may evolve over time. I hope to support and empower you to work toward your goals and connect to your personal strengths using a combination of holistic, humanistic, person-centered, and mindful techniques. Taking the first step to seek a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process with compassion, sensitivity, and respect.

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Gabriella Lake

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

I am licensed in New York and New Jersey with 20 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 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Tanisha Castellanos

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
15 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. 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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Gianny Gomez

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefCoping with life changes
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, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. 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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Stacie Capozzi

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am Licensed Counselor in New York with over 16 years of professional work experience. I am skilled in helping clients to manage stress. anxiety, depression, Substance Use Disorders, and coping with grief and loss, relationship and parenting issues. 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.

How to find counseling in Muttontown

Finding the best therapist close by in Muttontown 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 Muttontown. 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 Muttontown, 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 Muttontown 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 Muttontown 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 Muttontown, elsewhere in Nassau, 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 Muttontown area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Muttontown 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 Muttontown 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 Muttontown 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 Muttontown, 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 Muttontown 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 Muttontown 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 Muttontown 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 Muttontown 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 Muttontown 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 11545 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 Muttontown 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 Muttontown 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 Muttontown, 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.

Muttontown 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

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

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 Muttontown:

11545, 11732, 11791

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