On the border of Connecticut and New York, Port Chester has seven buildings on the National Register of Historic Places such as the Life Savers Building, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, and the Capitol Theater. They also have six great parks with over 50 acres of ball fields, playgrounds, hiking trails, and picnicking facilities. 

Taking your family or friends to the park is a good way to bond and build strong relationships. It is important to have a strong relationship with your kids so if you are having trouble getting along with your children or some other family issues, contact one of the many counselors in Port Chester who are waiting to help you now. 

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Lorraine Stamp

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW,R-Psychotherapy Privilege
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
28 years of experience

Congratulations on making it this far in your therapy journey! I look forward to working with you. My name is Lorraine and I’ve been a Therapist since 1994. I love being a Therapist, enjoy swimming, and cooking.. I’m a Mom of 2, Grandma of 1 and have two rescue cats. I worked for a major organization providing therapy to groups, and individuals, and supervising other therapists for 21 years . I graduated with honors, have a Bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Social Work in which I am at the most advanced standing level. My true passion for our fellow human beings and the belief that we can work together to make a difference has brought success with patients and a long history of positive outcomes. I still have clients contacting me just to say thank you. This is a very rewarding field to be in. We will work together to get you to you where you would like to be in your life. Our first step is for me to listen to what is going on in your life, talk together about some of your goals, and work with you in accomplishing them. I work eclectically meaning I use different approaches and am trained in numerous modalities to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfullness, Guided Imagery, Visualization, Seeking Safety, Interpersonal Therapy for Depression, Positive Psychology, Anger Management, and Motivational Interviewing. I work with families, couples, and individuals with a range of presenting issues be it support and validation for your journey, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, Abuse, Trauma, Substance Use Disorder, family issues, and Marital Counseling. I am competent in matters related to cultural diversity, LGBT-Q, religion, and age-related. Your information is kept private. I look forward to working with you.

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Blaire Schroder

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
14 years of experience

Welcome to Better Help! You've taken a the first and often most difficult step toward getting the help and support you are seeking. It can often be a bit scary and intimidating to reach out and make yourself vulnerable to a new person, but I assure you that I will do my absolute best to help you feel comfortable and to support the development of a trusting therapeutic relationship. My name is Blaire Schroder and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both New York and New Jersey. I earned my Masters in Social Work from Adelphi University in 2009 and have a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Queens College as all of my secondary education is in the field of mental health. I have approximately 14 years of professional experience working in many different settings with individuals and families who have a variety of personal issues such as depression/anxiety, stress, family problems, trauma/abuse, relationships/parenting and more. My experience has taught me that the most important aspect of counseling is the connection and comfort you feel with the person you choose to share your personal struggles with. I believe we all have the capacity to develop self-awareness through our challenges and therefore be equipped to make positive changes and improve our overall quality of life. Sometimes an individual with an outside perspective and no prior connection can offer an unbiased perspective, can provide helpful support, and can guide and motivate us to successfully address a difficult situation at times when we may feel otherwise stuck. It would be my privilege to be that person for you. We all want to be able to share our personal experiences, perspectives, feelings and even flaws, and have a strong desire to be both accepted and understood. I believe that being open-minded and non-judgmental when someone shares their personal story with me to be critical to the development of a trusting relationship and I sincerely look forward to developing that connection with you.

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Errol Victory

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsBipolar disorderDepression
7 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, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & bipolar disorder. 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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Teresa Kelly

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 20+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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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Thea Jandzio

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
25 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, & coping with grief and loss. 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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Dhara Shah

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesADHD
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, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with concentration, memory and focus (adhd). 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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Rayvonne Hood

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

Rayvonne “Ray” is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia with a passion for providing the best quality of services to individuals struggling from a variety of mental health challenges. Ray received his Master’s degree from Pace University in Mental Health Counseling. Ray has over 17 years of experience working in the field of Mental Health with children, adolescents, and adults. Ray has worked in a variety of settings which include schools, inpatient mental health facilities, community-based programs, hospitals (Emergency Department), and group homes. One of Ray’s greatest strengths is that he has a genuine ability to connect with clients. Ray assists his clients by drawing on their strengths and helping them develop healthy lifestyle habits that set the foundation for overall life stability. Some of his specialty areas are trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, ADHD, psychosis, and life transitions. Ray work's 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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Lauren May-Jones

Offering therapy in NY
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
33 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 33 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, 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. 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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Ellen Gooch

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 15 years of LCSW ( Licensed Clinical Social Worker) experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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 Brierley

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Port Chester

Finding the best therapist close by in Port Chester 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 Port Chester. 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 Port Chester, 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 Port Chester 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 Port Chester 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 Port Chester, elsewhere in Westchester, or in the greater state of New York.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Port Chester 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 Port Chester 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 Port Chester 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 Port Chester, 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 Port Chester 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 Port Chester 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 Port Chester 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 Port Chester 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 Port Chester 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 10573 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 Port Chester 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 Port Chester 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 Port Chester, 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.

Port Chester 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.

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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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