Stress is something that impacts everyone in different ways. Even when you live in a beautiful and supportive town, it is possible to feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities of life. Mental illness is something that can make your life more difficult. If your depression is making it difficult to live your life as normal, you need to be able to rely on people who care.

Patchogue is a caring community that people are proud to call home. If you are suffering from feelings of anxiety or depression, then you don't have to face them alone. You should never suffer in silence when you can reach out to a qualified counselor for assistance. Talk to a counselor in or around Patchogue who can help you today and start the process of healing.

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Stephen Witte

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW-R
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoaching
45 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a clinical social worker, licensed in Connecticut and New York State. I have been helping individuals, couples and families grow and change over my entire 47 year career. Change can be frightening to contemplate, but in reality change is normal. People grow and change on a daily basis as we learn, adapt and grow wiser and gain more experience. Often, being human, we make mistakes or we find that our lives are not what we expected. This can result in depression and/or anxiety, or a disruption in our relationships with families and loved ones. It may even result in serious mental illness. As an experienced therapist, I help my patients become in charge of that change process, rather than victims of it. I can't solve your problems, but I can assist you to solve them yourself.

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Steven Paro

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW-R
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
46 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My approach to my clients is very focused on finding solutions based on the issues they bring to therapy. In my 43 years of experience I have dealt with depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, grief and loss. I have worked with many individuals who have been traumatized at all stages of life. I believe in the use of positive, client centered therapy which empowers people to recognize their strengths and abilities to reach their goals. I am also capable of working with persons who have lost their spiritual direction and feel they have lost their connection with their Christian values. I have recently worked for 4 years with people with neurodevelopmental disorders such as those on the Autism Spectrum and with severe intellectual disabilities. I believe that everyone can learn and grow no matter what they are dealing with!

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Dr. Mentwab Wuhib

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Counselor License Type(s): PhD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepression
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Dr. Wuhib is a clinical psychologist who has been in the mental health field since 2001 when her first job entailed working with adults with chronic and severe mental illness with history of repeated hospitalizations. She has since held various positions providing psychotherapy, consultation, as well as intelligence, educational and diagnostic testing, with a wide range of populations. Having lived across three continents - Africa, Europe, and USA, she has developed sensitivity and awareness of the needs of various cultural and ethnic groups and tailors treatment based on their unique worldview. Dr. Wuhib adopts a collaborative, outcome focused approach using cognitive behavior and psychodynamic therapies that is trauma informed. Her special interests are chronic stress, anxiety and complex relationship trauma and their impact on performance and daily life. She offers therapy via video, phone, with evening and weekend hours.

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Tanasia Betts

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Tanasia Betts and I am a licensed professional counselor in Georgia and a licensed mental health counselor in New York. Here’s what you can expect working with me: * A safe space to be you! You don’t have to pretend or wear the mask here. * Evidence based skills to help you better cope with life stressors & concerns. * Results! I will guide you in your healing journey. Healing is a process that comes with ups and downs.Your future self will thank you for the work you do now. You’re worthy! You deserve to be emotionally and mentally healthy! My goal is to understand each client and their story. The counseling process is guided by your concerns and goals. My counseling style is non judgmental and person centered. As we work on treatment goals guided by your most important concerns, skills will be introduced to help you better cope with life stressors. My approach is strength based, trauma informed, cognitive behavioral therapy and expressive therapy. You’re here on purpose. Let’s get started working on your goals today❗️

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Neska Garcia

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionADHD
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New York with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & depression. I also have experience in working with couples or marriage counseling -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 and/or your relationship in that journey.

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Maureen Farrell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New York with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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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Dr. Jacqueline Santoro

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
31 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New York with 31 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Audrey Urbanczyk

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemDepression
35 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I .am Audrey Ann Urbanczyk a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R) in New York State. I have worked with individuals to recover from depression, anxiety and other life stressors for 35 years. I do not practice couple or family counseling on BetterHelp. I welcome you to read more about my background, education, experience, and counseling approach by clicking on my name on this page. Please be aware that I am licensed to work only with clients who are physically present in New York State. I do not participate in any legal cases; therefore, you may need to consider finding a different counselor if you are involved in any court proceedings, including family matters, compensation and disability cases. I check and respond to messages Monday through Friday during regular business hours as noted on the weekly calendar. Any changes to availability will be noted in advance. I make every effort to respond in a timely manner, usually within 24-48 hours. Thank you in advance for understanding that I may be serving other clients or tending to my own professional and personal responsibilities. AFTER COMPLETING AND RETURNING THE ATTACHED CONTACT INFORMATION INTAKEFORM, please feel free to access my calendar and schedule a 30 or 45 minute private session that is most convenient for you. THIS IS REQUIRED PRIOR TO SCHEDULING OUR FIRST SESSION. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE FORM BE OPENED ON A COMPUTER AS OPPOSED TO A PHONE. I offer Telehealth sessions. My current hours are as follows: Monday-Friday 10AM – 5:00PM Eastern Standard Time with lunch from 12-12:45PM. As of January 1, 2022 Congress requires a Good Faith Estimate to be provided to you as part of the No Surprise Act. It is intended to reduce unexpected medical bills by providing an estimated total cost for services. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services. BetterHelp is the billing entity for my services, you will have to reach out to them directly, as I do not have access to billing and subscription information. You have the right to receive a written or verbal Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescriptions, equipment, and hospital fees. If Good Faith Estimates apply to you, make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least one business day before your medical service. You can ask your health care provider for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service. Please note you must ask BetterHelp for this. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

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Paroda DeCavallas

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New York with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients of all ages with addiction, PTSD, depression, stress/anxiety, grief/loss, motivation, self-esteem, and family work. 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.

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Maria Buchholtz

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New York with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with bipolar disorder & 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. 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 a therapist for counseling in Patchogue

Finding the best therapist close by in Patchogue 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 in Patchogue that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Patchogue. 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 Patchogue, 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 in the Patchogue region and in the state of New York. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Patchogue or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Patchogue area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Patchogue 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 Patchogue, elsewhere in Suffolk, or in the greater state of New York.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Patchogue area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Patchogue 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 Patchogue 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 Patchogue 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Patchogue online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Patchogue, 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 Patchogue psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Patchogue 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 Patchogue helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Patchogue 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Patchogue 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 in Patchogue?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Patchogue 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.

Patchogue therapists 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 Patchogue 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 Patchogue 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in NY, therapists 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 11772 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Patchogue counselor?

Before seeing your Patchogue 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Patchogue.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Patchogue 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 with a Patchogue counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Patchogue, 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.

Patchogue 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 during telehealth appointments?

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.

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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 to customer service 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.

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