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Brandon Barton

Offering therapy in NY
License: LMHC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseBipolar disorder
8 years of experience

I am Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in New York. I graduated with my Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh. Since that time, I have worked with adults, couples, individuals and families. I have vast experience in crisis unit in-patient behavioral health. I have worked at several crisis stabilization units for both adults and children in Fort Myers, Florida as well as Plattsburgh, NY. I have worked in a Neuropsychology Clinic as well as Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center (ADAC) developing group programs for clients. I am fascinated by phenomenon’s that affect humans and how individuals process and experience those phenomenon’s. I have participated in several research studies broadly looking at experiences of many types of individuals. I have worked on a quantitative study about the experiences of minority Jewish women immigrants in Canada. I presented the results of that study at McGill University Education Graduate Student Society. I have also presented at the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychological Society (NEEPS) on the impact of life defeat and victory on mood and attachment patterns. I was also involved in a study that involved looking at adult experiences of gender-based violence. I have experience using Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client centered therapy, and other Cognitive Behavioral therapies, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, and Cinematherapy.

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Paula Odom

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW-R
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York State with over 20 years of experience working with youth, individuals, and families. I've worked with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, career issues, depression, parenting issues, emotional abuse, and physical trauma. I've also worked with people who have experienced feelings of trauma related inequity and oppression in their everyday and work lives. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and rational- emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Stephen Neel

Offering therapy in NY
License: LPC, LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience

I have been a mental health counselor for the past 22 years. A lot of my background is in crisis management as well as treating trauma. I worked with children between the ages of 9 and 17. I am currently licensed in the state of Pennsylvania as well as New York. My orientation uses ACT principles as well as cognitive behavioral techniques. I am trained in EMDR and also specialize in depression as well as anxiety. I also do marriage and couple counseling. I look forward to working with you in the future.

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Alison Proft

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

Welcome! I am a licensed Psychoanalyst and focus on the therapeutic relationship as an essential tool to promote emotional growth and healthy functioning. This approach supports clients to help identify the cause of fears of behaviors that are disrupting their life and develop strategies to increase healthy functioning. My style is eclectic, interactive , non-judgmental and meet the client where they are at now and where they want to go. As a psychoanalyst, I am sensitive to the influences of past experiences on present challenges and work closely with client to reframe the narrative of their life in order for them to become their best selves and lead a more authentic life. I believe you are the expert of your own story and that you have many strengths to assist you in overcoming issues they currently challenge you. Some of my specialties include working with the LGBTQIA community; and young adult (20+) and older adult population with varying issues. I am committed to maintaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive practice which serves as a safe harbor for LGBTQIA people and people of the global majority. I look forward to supporting you on your therapeutic journey! My hours are generally Mon-Wed a.m. 9-4:00 p.m. I prefer video sessions only in order to provide effective therapy. I look forward to working with you!

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Teresa Ann Milano

Offering therapy in NY
Relationship issuesFamily conflicts
12 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with more than 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues & family conflicts. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Stephanie Baker

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

Has life thrown a curveball at you and/or your family? Or do you continuously struggle with depression and anxiety? Maybe you feel like your life is a viscous cycle of not being able to find what makes you truly happy or constantly critiquing your self-worth. Whatever the circumstances are, you want to improve your overall quality of life and effectively cope with negative life events and/or circumstances. Maybe you have suffered a significant trauma that you would like to process more in-depth or re-build parts of yourself that need to be re-discovered as a result of that trauma. I have more than 10 years specializing and working with individuals, children, families, and couples that have faced trauma, infidelity, and significant depression and anxiety. I offer a safe, non-judgemental, and person-centered environment to restore faith, hope, and overall emotional stability. I can also help restore those relationships impacted. I can help you process and understand your deepest concerns and experiences, learn effective ways to cope, and move forward with your life. Whatever the circumstances are, nothing should prevent you from becoming the person you used to be or are striving to be. Don’t let anxiety, depression, or trauma dictate the rest of your life. Take back control.

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Christine Volk

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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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Melissa Quarteroni

Offering therapy in NY
AddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, depression, & coping with life changes. 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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Ariana Kropsky

Offering therapy in NY
Relationship issuesGriefIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

When you work with me, you can expect a curious ear and someone willing to meet you where you are while gently pushing you to grow. With empathy and humor, I’ll guide you in a nonjudgmental way toward problem-solving. I use a mix of evidence-based practices along with a psychodynamic and relational approach. This means we might engage in some structured therapy while exploring how your past impacts who you are now and where you want to be in the future. In our work together, we will examine who you are individually and where you came from, your relationships, culture, beliefs, upbringing, and more. By painting this picture of you and your life experiences, we are then able to clarify your goals and discover how we can work toward achieving them. After being in therapy with me, people often share that they have a clearer sense of self, improved relationships, an increased sense of inner peace, and a feeling of being more empowered in their daily lives.

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Marsha Rimler

Offering therapy in NY
Relationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I also have experience working with 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Old Brookville

Finding the best therapist close by in Old Brookville 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 Old Brookville. 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 Old Brookville, 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 Old Brookville 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 Old Brookville 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 Old Brookville, 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 Old Brookville area can be found below:

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

Old Brookville 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

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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11545, 11548

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