Your mental state can feel like raising a child. Sometimes, it’s cooperative and life is peaceful and enjoyable. Other times, it can feel like you can’t do anything to calm it down. It’s destroying everything and no matter what you do, you can’t tame it. A counselor based in New Rochelle can help. 

New Rochelle is voted as one of the best places to raise a child. This not only includes real children, but the child that is your mental state. By raising it to be obedient and strong, you can be better as a result. Speak to a counselor today and see what you can do.

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Lori Houppert

Offering therapy in NY
License: LMHC
Trauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesSelf esteem
12 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State. I have 16 years of experience combined with Agency and Elementary School experience. The majority of my clinical work ranges anywhere between 5-adulthood. Much of my experience has been with trauma, abuse, loss and familial disruption. I have also worked with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges and changes, OCD and ADHD. My counseling approach can be described as friendly, supportive, warm and inviting. I understand how difficult it can be to ask for help, and I want to make it as comfortable as possible. I use a combined approach of Psychodynamic, Client Centered Therapy (CCT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) when working with clients. I will focus our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. If you are ready to take the next step toward a happier and more fulfilling life; I will be here to support and encourage you along this journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Barry Winley

Offering therapy in NY
License: MA,NCC,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Greetings to you all! I am a National Board Certified Counselor with over 15 years' experience in direct mental health counseling. Licensed to practice counseling in the State of New York, I am a member in good standing of both the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Psychological Association (APA). I have worked in the field of criminal justice evaluating inmates at various stages of trauma, particularly PTSD from incarceration, and the social stigma of community based supervision systems like probation and parole. I have assisted veterans, law enforcement officers, teachers, students, men, women, young adults, teens and children to overcome a host of anxiety and mood based disorders and relationship issues. I have worked some of the most difficult client cases in the inner city, but also identify with needs of clients in suburban and rural communities based on my diverse background and extensive experience. I have developed a holistic approach to counseling concentrating on what I call the "7 Pillars of Health" wherein my clients learn to monitor their overall well-being and begin a successful plan and practice of self-regulation. A proponent of Individual Psychology developed by Alfred Adler, and am also quite adept at CBT, Reality Therapy, Psychodynamic, and Mindfulness methods. As a Christian Counselor I also encourage clients to explore their spirituality as part of the healing process.

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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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Ashley Samonte

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW,ACSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCareer difficulties
12 years of experience

Now accepting Nevada State clients! Ashley is a New York State licensed clinical social worker who was recognized by the Academy of Certified Social Workers in Spring of 2018 as a professional who meets ‘national standards for higher levels of experience and knowledge’. She is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers and prioritizes career development, finding that continued learning, results in effective therapeutic relationships. Her therapeutic approach puts you at the center, with an emphasis on your strengths, psychoeducation, and self-care. Ashley is a Certified Financial Social Worker. Her clinical areas of emphasis include: Anxiety Bereavement Depression Moral Injury Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder/ Post-Traumatic Growth You'll likely find Ashley is a good match for you if you need help with stress, life transitions, better communication, exploring boundaries, and relationship difficulties. Potential clients must be 18 years or older and be a resident of either a) New York State or b) Nevada State. Ashley believes integrated practice invites adults to partake in a therapeutic process that is best suited for the individual.

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Jason Ricci

Offering therapy in NY
License: LMHC,NCC,MA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSleeping disordersDepression
15 years of experience

My name is Jason Ricci, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of New York, as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor (in the United States). I have worked in both community mental health and private practice agency settings. I have experience working with people struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, addiction issues, family issues, and more. I am also a Sleep Hygienist and a Certified Financial Health Coach. I am also available to do traditional counseling or Christian counseling.

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Anna Samoylov

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

I am licensed in New Jersey and New York with 12 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 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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Patricia (Trisha) Blackburn

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesDepressionCompassion fatigue
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, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, & depression. 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!

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Natasha Johnson

Offering therapy in NY
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
11 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. 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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Christine Massey

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
17 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, 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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Quinn Funn II

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting 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.

How to find counseling in New Rochelle

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed New Rochelle 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 New Rochelle 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 New Rochelle 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 New Rochelle, 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 New Rochelle 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 New Rochelle 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 New Rochelle 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 New Rochelle 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 New Rochelle 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 10804 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 New Rochelle 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 New Rochelle 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 New Rochelle, 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.

New Rochelle 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 New Rochelle:

10801, 10802, 10804, 10805

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