Whether you’re dealing with low self esteem, working toward personal growth, trying to improve life satisfaction, or want to talk to someone about underlying mental health issues, seeking therapy can be a great way to get support and guidance.

When finding a therapist, New York, NY can offer many options, but using a platform like BetterHelp can make the process faster and more effective. When looking for in-person mental health services, you typically have to worry about insurance coverage and trying to find an available appointment slot that fits into your busy schedule. Although BetterHelp does not accept health insurance plans, your therapy cost may be significantly more affordable than using an individual practice.

BetterHelp has over 30,000 licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited psychologists, family therapists, marriage therapists, board-licensed professional counselors, and licensed clinical social workers. Most people are matched with a mental health professional within 48 hours, and you can switch who you’re working with for free until you find the right therapist. Online sessions allow for flexible scheduling, making it a great alternative to individual practices in the city or college counseling centers for those who have busy class and work schedules to consider. 

Whether you’re looking for a specific type of therapy, like dialectical behavior therapy, commitment therapy, or sex therapy, or you’re not sure where to begin, signing up for BetterHelp can be a good step in the right direction. Speak with a NYC-based counselor for support while you work toward a more fulfilling life.

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Madelline Zaiter

Offering therapy in NY
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyDepression
7 years of experience

Hi. My name is Madelline and I have my license in Mental Health Couseling. I have a few years of experience working in the field. I have experience working with adults from different ages and backgrounds. I will use live chats, phone chats, and messages has a form of doing my therapy. I use different methods to use for therapy approach. I explore different emotions and improve your coping skills. We will address the reason what brought you into treatment.

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Dr. Debra DeFour-Pierce

Offering therapy in NY
License: Psy.D. LMHC
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
22 years of experience

My name is Dr. Debra DeFour-Pierce. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York and have a doctorate in clinical-school psychology. I am a certified school psychologist with experience in formal and informal psychological assessment. I received my doctorate from Pace University and a certificate in Crisis Management from Long Island University. In my 30 years of working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a school setting, I have dedicated myself to helping clients gain insight into how their thoughts, feelings, and beliefs impact their life situation(s). My clinical approach to treatment is eclectic and culturally sensitive. I am dedicated to working with my clients to develop effective coping strategies, by incorporating cognitive behavioral-rational emotive therapy, and psychodynamic theory, an interpersonal approach, and encourage the use of mindfulness. I have actively collaborated with clients seeking help for various concerns such as anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, stress, self-awareness, coping with life changes, family conflicts, relationship issues, and parenting issues. Once a relationship develops between us, you will see that my clinical approach is direct, respectful, empathetic, and sometimes humorous. I am here as your ally to explore several options of how to work through your current issues and will be able to provide you with useful strategies to deal with your current stressors. I am here to help you achieve and foster stronger mental and emotional health. I look forward to working with you on your journey to gaining insight and self-awareness. SPECIALTIES Stress Anxiety Grief Trauma Depression Self esteem Parenting Issues Teen Issues LICENSING LMHC #002471-01 (Expires: 2022-10-31)

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Sharona herskovits

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

HI, my name is Sharona Herskovits and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of New York. I have been in the field for over 20 years and have been truly blessed to work with clients ranging from young adults to the elderly dealing with varying issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues to anger management and family issues, to name a few . I received a masters degree from Wurzweiler School of Social Work in NYC and have dedicated half my life to the field of mental health. A "caring, compassionate and supportive therapist" are some terms that have been used to describe me. I view therapy as interactive and my clients will always feel respected and heard. My treatment approach is pretty laid back, but is set on the foundation of having a therapeutic relationship, to include using theories such as: Psychodynamic, patient centered and solution focused. It has been an honor and privilege to assist people through some of the most difficult times of their lives. And I look forward to doing the same for you. If you are ready to take that step - I am ready to take it with you.

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Laura White

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
40 years of experience

.Hi! My name is Laura White. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York. I have been active in the field since 1980, when I worked as a Research Assistant at Suffolk County Jail. It was then that I decided Social Work would become an integral part of my life. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, a Masters in Social Work, additional Masters-level coursework in Gerontology, and I am Certified for EMDR, Level One, 2001. I use a Person-Centered approach as well as Family Systems, Socratic Method, Motivational Interviewing, and CBT. I have a strong belief that we need to locate the positives in our lives, and build our self esteem from there. I work with all Ages, Religions, Cultures, and LGBTQ. I work with patients who have Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, PTSD, Addictions, Eating Disorders, Social Anxiety, Relationship and Family Issues, Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse, LGBTQ issues, Pain and Medical/Disability Issues, ADHD, Employment, Home Health, Cancer and other Disabling Illnesses, and End of Life Issues. In my family, we have lost three parents to Cancer, so my experience is both personal as well as professional. I understand Caregiver Stress. Lastly, if referrals need to be made, I research the area and make the appropriate referrals, for medication, rehabs, etc. My approach is supportive, and goal-oriented. I have a varied background in Social Work, and have been active for 40 years. I look forward to working with new patients. I am available nights and weekends. Thank you!

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Danielle Deramo

Offering therapy in NY
License: LMHC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsEating disordersDepression
9 years of experience

I am a therapist licensed in New York with over 5 years of experience working as an eating disorder therapist. I have worked with and continue to work with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and relationship issues. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is gentle and warm. I treat anyone that I interact with with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines CBT, DBT and ACT however I create treatment plans based on your goals. I will plan your treatment around your unique and specific needs. It's a very brave decision to seek treatment for whatever ails you and my goal is to encourage and empower you on your journey! I look forward to working with you!

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Capricia Hollis

Offering therapy in NY
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & 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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Reana Thorne

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionCoping 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, trauma and abuse, anger management, & 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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Wayne Terpstra

Offering therapy in NY
Trauma and abuseGriefAnger managementSelf esteemBipolar disorder
10 years of experience

I am licensed in New York as a Mental Health Counselor with 3 years of professional work experience. I am also credentialed in New York as an Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor with 9 years of professional work experience. I am certified in helping clients with trauma, coping with grief and loss, and integrative medicine, and I also have experience with anger management, as well as motivation, self esteem, and confidence building. 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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Andrea Tolman

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in New York with experience in trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, and self-esteem. I am here to work with you to create a safe environment in which we can explore your thoughts and feelings and work together to find solutions and coping strategies. It is incredibly brave to seek assistance and I am here to support you during this momentous step on this journey of life.

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Yara Adam

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) based in Brooklyn, New York, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. With 5 years of professional experience. I use a person-centered approach to understand your worldview, so we can achieve progress towards your unique therapy goals. ​I specialize in assisting clients with stress and anxiety, LGBTQ+ related issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. I believe that you are the expert on your story and that you have many strengths that will help you overcome challenges. 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 New York

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed New York 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 York 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 York 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 York, 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 York 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 York 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 York 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 York 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 York 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 11421 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 York 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 York 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 York, 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 York 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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