Life has a lot of ups and downs, but it is how you deal with these situations that determine how well your life will be. Some people have a low tolerance for stress and have a tendency to get anxious about things that many people would not worry about. The mental health experts in Saratoga Springs have experience dealing with this and other mental health issues. 

The town of Saratoga Springs has many outdoor activities such as hiking trails, mountain biking, golf, swimming, fishing, boating, and even scuba diving. To enjoy life, you have to be able to put aside your stress and relax. If you are having trouble destressing, call one of the Saratoga Springs counselors today so you can start feeling better tomorrow. 

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Amanda Nelson

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

Are you looking for assistance in navigating through some of life's obstacles? Are you ready to unveil the best version of yourself? Then look no further! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been in the profession of offering support and guidance to others for 10+ years. I graduated from SUNY Stonybrook with a B.A. in Psychology, and a specialization in Child and Family Studies; I earned a MSW degree from CUNY Lehman, later obtaining clinical licensure. Some of my counseling experiences stem from managing stress/anxiety and symptoms of depression, family conflict, anger management, life transitions, challenges with body image, self-esteem, improving communication skills, women's issues, and challenges with parenting, among others. Through a humanistic approach based in solution-focused therapy, I am able to actively listen and assist with various challenges from a place of non-judgment, honesty, and a strengths-based perspective . Sessions are centered around your needs and personalized goal planning. As a culturally competent therapist, I am a firm believer that EVERY client deserves to be treated with respect and dignity in every circumstance; this is the only foundation for truly successful therapy. I look forward to walking with you on your journey toward positive mental health.

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Barry Winley

Offering therapy in NY
License: MA,NCC,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Greetings to you all! I am a National Board Certified Counselor with over 15 years' experience in direct mental health counseling. Licensed to practice counseling in the State of New York, I am a member in good standing of both the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Psychological Association (APA). I have worked in the field of criminal justice evaluating inmates at various stages of trauma, particularly PTSD from incarceration, and the social stigma of community based supervision systems like probation and parole. I have assisted veterans, law enforcement officers, teachers, students, men, women, young adults, teens and children to overcome a host of anxiety and mood based disorders and relationship issues. I have worked some of the most difficult client cases in the inner city, but also identify with needs of clients in suburban and rural communities based on my diverse background and extensive experience. I have developed a holistic approach to counseling concentrating on what I call the "7 Pillars of Health" wherein my clients learn to monitor their overall well-being and begin a successful plan and practice of self-regulation. A proponent of Individual Psychology developed by Alfred Adler, and am also quite adept at CBT, Reality Therapy, Psychodynamic, and Mindfulness methods. As a Christian Counselor I also encourage clients to explore their spirituality as part of the healing process.

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Karen Pelligra

Offering therapy in NY
License: MS,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefAnger managementDepression
22 years of experience

Hello and welcome! I am a licensed mental health counselor based in New York State. I have been providing counseling in a variety of settings (outpatient community mental health clinic, inpatient psychiatric hospital, and home based family services) for the past 22 years. Don't struggle alone- I am here to help. It is a courageous thing to ask for help, and I am ready to stand by you as you walk through life's challenges. I employ a wide range of counseling styles, but my main focus is making sure you feel supported and empowered. I will work collaboratively with you as you face concerns such as depression, anxiety, life transitions such as divorce or empty nest, eating disorders, and trauma. I look very forward to working with you!

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Anne Petti

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepression
5 years of experience

Hello, my name is Anne Petti. I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker who has been in the field for over 5 years. I have worked with clients with symptoms of substance abuse concerns, co-occuring disorders, anxieties, depression, stress, co-dependency, bipolar, personality disorders and trauma. I specialize in many therapeutic approaches. The most important is a person centered approach. I meet your goals based on your needs. I believe in self preservation through guidance and coaching. Let's take the journey to healing and the best you, together. I use the following modalities- CBT, TF-CBT, DBT, MI, Solution Focused Therapy and many more. The goal is to find what works best for you

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Sanaa Mylan

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Maryland with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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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Deborah Senft

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyDepression
17 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & 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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Keith Welsh

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
23 years of experience

PLEASE NOTE: Presently I am only available for unlimited messaging but am not available for live appointments except very sporadically when I have cancellations week to week with my full caseload of clients. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified EMDR Therapist. My primary specialties are treating general and specific anxiety, panic attacks, low self-esteem, "imposter syndrome," anxiety which has led to depression, and confidence issues. I am also well versed in coaching, relationship dynamics, parenting, and family history complications. I am a very solution focused therapist with the notion of helping you achieve emotional wellness and happiness in your life as soon as possible. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice at Shippensburg University where I graduated Magna Cum Laude and as the Distinguished Military Graduate. I served six years as a Commissioned Officer in the US Army and later spent eleven years in the private sector employed by behavioral health companies. I earned a Masters in Social Work from Temple University, entered private practice and practiced traditional talk therapy including cognitive behavioral interventions, marriage and relationship counseling, family counseling, group therapy, and EMDR therapy.​ I later spent two years working as a therapist and administrator for an International Mission agency based in the UK. While living, traveling and working in fourteen countries on five continents, I gained experience with mental health interventions across cultures in treating trauma, depression, anxiety and PTSD. ​During this time I evolved my practice into specializing in EMDR Therapy which I have practiced now for 22 years and virtually since 2016. In 2018 I became a Senior Executive Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. I am honored to serve our all clients including Veterans as I am also a Veteran myself and enjoy serving people from all walks of life. I continue my clinical practice virtually from Pennsylvania and Delaware serving clients all over the United States and around the world, having treated clients on every continent so far except Antarctica!

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Paroda DeCavallas

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

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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Vanessa Vanterpool

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 20 years of professional work experience. 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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Penelope Brabham-Jones

Offering therapy in NY
Family conflictsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
26 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 26 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, motivation, self esteem & confidence, and career difficulties. I also have experience helping clients cope 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!

How to find counseling in Saratoga Springs

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Saratoga Springs 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 Saratoga Springs 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 Saratoga Springs 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 Saratoga Springs, 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 Saratoga Springs 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 Saratoga Springs 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 Saratoga Springs 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 Saratoga Springs 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 Saratoga Springs 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 12866 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 Saratoga Springs 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 Saratoga Springs 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 Saratoga Springs, 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.

Saratoga Springs 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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