New York is the city of opportunity for many. Millions come to the Big Apple every year to take a slice, and contribute to the city that most think of when they think of an American city. New York is the perfect example of the American spirit. Your mental health can be like a big apple. It can be crisp, juicy, and tasty, or it can feel like it is rotten and filled with worms. 

A counselor can be the person who makes sure your apple is ripe for the picking. Speak to a New York-based counselor to get started.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - New York, New York (New York, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-R, Psychoanalyst, Spiritual
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

Dr. Floyd Phillips, of the New York Institute of Health and Behavior, Inc. was born and raised in the Harlem community, where he attended the public school system and subsequently graduated from City College of New York with a B.A. in psychology. His commitments to the Harlem community lead him into community organizing and civil service employment with Special Services for Children; he was awarded the human Resources Fellowship to Columbia University’s School of Social Work, where he earned his M.S. in social work. Dr. Phillips spent the next 15 years teach...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - New York, New York (New York, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 15

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 15 years experience. My degrees and license have afforded me the opportunity to work with individuals, couples, adolescents, children and families. I have worked with clients who were experiencing numerous issues including but not limited to family dynamic issues, marital issues, couples issues, intimacy issues, infidelity, infertility, parenting issues, communication barriers, career choices, anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, grief, self esteem issues, self harm, disordered eating, substance abuse, trauma, PTSD, s...

This is Alicia Cherian's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - New York, New York (New York, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA-LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of New York. I received my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliance Graduate School of Counseling and trained extensively at Focus on Solutions, a private practice. I also received my training at Mental Health Association of New York City, a local and nationwide crisis resource for individuals, friends, and family members. There, I gained experience in training of employees, teaching, and speaking and went on to train professional counselors and leaders at another large counseling service as we...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - New York, New York (New York, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor licensed in New York State with four years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, bipolar disorders, depression, schizophrenia, antisocial personality disorders, relationship issues, aging and geriatric issues, codependency, and self-harm. I also have three years of experience working with individuals with severe persistent mental illnesses and my current full-time position is working in a facility with individuals with such illnesses. My coun...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - New York, New York (New York, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

My name is Charlotte Rochon and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New York where I work with adults providing individual and group counseling services. My experience includes working with diverse client populations from all over the world. I have worked in a mental health facility, non-profit service organizations, and in school-based settings where I worked towards meeting the needs of people struggling with anxiety, depression, LGBTQ issues, trauma, parenting, and life transitions. My approach to my work is informed by my professiona...

This is Deborah Sabatino's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - New York, New York (New York, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

Deb holds state counseling licenses in New York, Florida and Virginia and works with Adolescents and Adults. Deb attended Regent University’s Graduate School of Psychology and Counseling in Virginia. In her practice, Deb emphasizes the restoration of one’s relationship with self and others. Deb graduated from Regent in 2004 with a Master’s in Counseling. Deb has worked in the helping profession for over 15 years. She serves those who suffer with Depression/Anxiety, Trauma, Victims of Sexual Abuse, Co-dependency, and Addictive Disorders.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - New York, New York (New York, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief
Years of Experience: 28

I am a licensed Psychologist with over 27 year in private practice. I feel confident in my ability to assess my patient's strengths as well as their difficulties. I feel confident in my ability to come up with the most workable treatment plan,. I have been trained in a variety of approaches for treatment, and have also participated in continuing education to stay current in the field. Early in my career I worked for the NYPD, assessing candidates suitability, but more importantly, doing trauma debriefings for the officers who had witnessed various upsetting s...

This is Rosa Howard-Poston's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - New York, New York (New York, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LMHC, LCMH, NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed mental health therapist, licensed in New York and North Carolina with over 20 years of experience working as a therapist and providing human services to diverse communities . I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar, gender dysphoria, relationship issues, parenting problems, career changes/goals, obsessive compulsive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and many more. My therapy style is very down to earth and interactive. My approach combines client centered approach, cogniti...

This is Maureen Coley's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - New York, New York (New York, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 years experience in a variety of settings. My clients have included people dealing with Depression, Anxiety and other mood disorders; Chronic Illness; Childhood Trauma; Gender and Sexual Identity Issues; and Substance Abuse. I strive to create a warm, inviting and judgement free space for my clients to share their issues and concerns. Together we explore how you came to be who you are today and evaluate where you want to be in your life going forward. Therapy is a process of self-discovery and my role is to be a knowl...

This is Casey Aley's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - New York, New York (New York, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I completed my Master’s degree at the University at Albany in 2019. Throughout my training, I've gained experience working in a variety of settings that range from Intensive Outpatient to College counseling. My areas of expertise include: anxiety, depression, and relationship and family dynamics. At the core of my practice is the belief in an empathic and nonjudgmental therapeutic alliance built on honesty, openness, and a little bit of humor. I strive to help clients build self compassion skills and develop a better understanding of how their thoughts and feelin...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - New York, New York (New York, NY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a licensed therapist in New York with 20 years of professional Social Work experience from Fordham University with a Masters Graduate degree. I have conducted therapy in English/Spanish. I have worked in hospitals, Mental Health Clinics, Addiction Program and have a broad knowledge with diverse techniques with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Problem-Solving skills and Interactive Play therapy with life journey issues and concerns. The patient/client population consisted of the small children, adolescents and adults with different form of therapy for their part...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - New York, New York (New York, NY)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

I am licensed in New York with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy related issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - New York, New York (New York, NY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 21

I am licensed in New York with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - New York, New York (New York, NY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 24

I am licensed in Vermont with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & anger management. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - New York, New York (New York, NY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-R
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 18

I am licensed in New York with 18 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - New York, New York (New York, NY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression
Years of Experience: 34

I am licensed in New York with over 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, and depression. I currently specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - New York, New York (New York, NY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in New York with 5 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. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - New York, New York (New York, NY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

We all inevitably encounter life stressors and challenges that leave us feeling stuck, anxious, ashamed and depressed. The process of therapy allows us to slow down, explore our difficult feelings and gain awareness into how we may or may not be serving ourselves. It is a process that facilities growth and empowerment, as well as a space where we can celebrate and honor the wonderful things in our lives. I believe that you know yourself best. As a Gestalt therapist, my approach is warm and relational. I incorporate mindfulness, experiential exercises and humor to...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - New York, New York (New York, NY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am licensed in New York with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss, and familiar with military life (I am a veteran spouse). 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - New York, New York (New York, NY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in New York with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & eating disorders. 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. Therapy can help when life becomes overwhelming, when you feel alone in your struggles, or experiencing ma...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In New York?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the New York area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in New York and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of New York or elsewhere in New York or the state of New York.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified New York therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that 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 York due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of New York and elsewhere throughout the state of New York you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around New York to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In New York, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in New York, NY, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 10259 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in New York:

10001, 10002, 10003, 10004, 10005, 10006, 10007, 10008, 10009, 10010, 10011, 10012, 10013, 10014, 10016, 10017, 10018, 10019, 10020, 10021, 10022, 10023, 10024, 10025, 10026, 10027, 10028, 10029, 10030, 10031, 10032, 10033, 10034, 10035, 10036, 10037, 10038, 10039, 10040, 10041, 10043, 10044, 10045, 10055, 10060, 10065, 10069, 10075, 10080, 10081, 10087, 10090, 10101, 10102, 10103, 10104, 10105, 10106, 10107, 10108, 10109, 10110, 10111, 10112, 10113, 10114, 10115, 10116, 10117, 10118, 10119, 10120, 10121, 10122, 10123, 10124, 10125, 10126, 10128, 10129, 10130, 10131, 10132, 10133, 10138, 10150, 10151, 10152, 10153, 10154, 10155, 10156, 10157, 10158, 10159, 10160, 10162, 10163, 10164, 10165, 10166, 10167, 10168, 10169, 10170, 10171, 10172, 10173, 10174, 10175, 10176, 10177, 10178, 10179, 10185, 10199, 10203, 10211, 10212, 10213, 10242, 10249, 10256, 10258, 10259, 10260, 10261, 10265, 10268, 10269, 10270, 10271, 10272, 10273, 10274, 10275, 10276, 10277, 10278, 10279, 10280, 10281, 10282, 10285, 10286, 10301, 10302, 10303, 10304, 10305, 10306, 10307, 10308, 10309, 10310, 10311, 10312, 10313, 10314, 10451, 10452, 10453, 10454, 10455, 10456, 10457, 10458, 10459, 10460, 10461, 10462, 10463, 10464, 10465, 10466, 10467, 10468, 10469, 10470, 10471, 10472, 10473, 10474, 10475, 11001, 11004, 11005, 11101, 11102, 11103, 11104, 11105, 11106, 11109, 11120, 11201, 11202, 11203, 11204, 11205, 11206, 11207, 11208, 11209, 11210, 11211, 11212, 11213, 11214, 11215, 11216, 11217, 11218, 11219, 11220, 11221, 11222, 11223, 11224, 11225, 11226, 11228, 11229, 11230, 11231, 11232, 11233, 11234, 11235, 11236, 11237, 11238, 11239, 11241, 11242, 11243, 11245, 11247, 11249, 11251, 11252, 11256, 11351, 11352, 11354, 11355, 11356, 11357, 11358, 11359, 11360, 11361, 11362, 11363, 11364, 11365, 11366, 11367, 11368, 11369, 11370, 11371, 11372, 11373, 11374, 11375, 11377, 11378, 11379, 11380, 11381, 11385, 11386, 11405, 11411, 11412, 11413, 11414, 11415, 11416, 11417, 11418, 11419, 11420, 11421, 11422, 11423, 11424, 11425, 11426, 11427, 11428, 11429, 11430, 11431, 11432, 11433, 11434, 11435, 11436, 11439, 11451, 11499, 11690, 11691, 11692, 11693, 11694, 11695, 11697

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.