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Dr. Steven Reid

Offering therapy in NY
License: PhD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
25 years of experience

I am a clinical psychologist licensed in New York with over 25 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, marriage conflicts, parenting problems, ADHD, OCD, and PTSD. My counseling style is warm, supportive, and interactive. My approach is based on a combination of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and relationship principles. I treat every client with respect and sensitivity, without judgement or stigmatizing labels. I realize that it takes courage to seek counseling. I know I can help you take the steps to make changes to achieve a more fulfilling and happier life. I look forward to working with you!

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Obaogodara (Preference:Dara) Oluwasanmi

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor licensed in New York State with four years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, bipolar disorders, depression, schizophrenia, antisocial personality disorders, relationship issues, aging and geriatric issues, codependency, and self-harm. I also have three years of experience working with individuals with severe persistent mental illnesses and my current full-time position is working in a facility with individuals with such illnesses. My counseling style is based on collaboratively working with clients in achieving the goals set out in therapy. I believe that the building of rapport is an essential element of counseling which helps in building therapeutic alliance. I also believe in treating anyone with respect, understanding and empathy. My approach implements Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy. Each treatment plan will be individualized based on the needs of each client and issue. Seeking therapy is beneficial to one’s mental health and it helps in promoting overall wellness. As you take the step to promote your mental health, I want to mention that doing so is brave. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Taralee Lashway

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

I am a family and marriage therapist licensed in New York with over 12 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families, children, and military. I have worked with people through a wide range of challenges including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, occupational stressors, self-woth, and addictive behaviors. I have specialized with children, young adults, individuals and military families who have experienced physical or emotional traumas, overwhelming life stressors, loss, relationship issues and phase of life transitions. I approach therapy from a perspective of working with you not being the expert of you. No one experiences everything the same and I believe that you are the expert of YOU and deserve to be treated in a way that helps you to feel respected, heard, comforted and hopeful. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, I believe in approaching every issue in the most non-judgmental and curious way. My approach combines solution-focused, person-centered, emotionally-focused and positive psychology perspectives. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs in effort to give you the most positive experience possible. Reaching out for help is not an easy step and I applaud your strength and effort to do something for yourself to move toward a brighter future. 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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Jaimenys (Jaime) Taveras

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families. After attending a couple’s therapy session more than a decade ago and seeing my own transformation from therapy, I immediately decided that I wanted to become a therapist. I wanted to do for others what my therapist did for me. I graduated with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. I worked as a Child and Family Therapist for a non-profit organization providing trauma-focused therapy to adults, children, teens and family survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence. I also facilitated support groups for trauma survivors. Currently working in private practice providing individual, couple and family therapy to adults. My friendly, warm, and genuine approach in session make my clients feel at ease. I am an empathetic therapist who provides a non-judgmental and supportive space for my clients. My goal is to make clients feel like I would want to feel in a therapy session with a therapist – validated, heard, and supported. I am committed towards guiding my clients in recognizing their strengths and ability to grow and to be more self-compassionate. I use techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Gottman, Solution-Focused, family of origin and attachment-based approaches. I have experience working with clients presenting with anxiety, codependency, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can be a scary process and I am so proud of you for even being here considering getting started!

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Elizabeth Hall

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGrief
30 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss, depression, & 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!

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Amie Martinez

Offering therapy in NY
AddictionsAnger managementCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

In life’s journey, we are all met with obstacles to overcome. Sometimes they are small ant hills that we can step over, sometimes they are small hills that we struggle to get over, and sometimes they can feel like insurmountable mountains. For each of us, our hills and mountains (and how they feel) might be different. Sometimes those ant hills can feel like a mountain as well. It may feel like you do not have the tools to get over those obstacles safely and securely. If you are ready to get those tools, then this may be the next step on your journey to healing. Professional Experience: It would be my pleasure to help you on your journey and walk with you as you overcome the obstacles in your life. My goal is to help you grow and look for new horizons. I have worked with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, past traumas, bipolar disorders, attention deficits/hyperactivity, chronic illness/pain, and substance use. Clients have come in saying things like “I can’t seem to get motivated”, “I feel stuck”, “I expected things to go differently for me”, I want to move past my trauma”, or “I don’t know what it is, but I don’t want to feel this way anymore.” No matter what part of your journey brought you here, I have lots of tools for your tool box, bag, or belt to help you manage your symptoms and work towards your goals. I received my Bachelors degree in Psychology from Canisius University, then later obtained my Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Medaille University. I previously worked in a community behavioral health clinic as a counselor and program manager. I am trained in motivational interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT/tapping), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I utilize a person-centered and trauma informed approach to ensure clients feel heard and safe in sessions. I am body positive, LGBTQIA+ friendly and gender affirming. I strive to make a safe and judgment free space for all individuals.

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Brennan Orlando

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in New York and Massachusetts with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. 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! Lets work together on identifying goals and establish treatment goals that are specific to you and what you feel will benefit you the most.

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Romanza McAllister

Offering therapy in NY
Relationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesCareer difficultiesCompassion fatigueADHD
16 years of experience

I am licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of professional clinical experience. My therapeutic style is very warm, funny and interactive, with a focus on building distress tolerance skills, and interpersonal effectiveness. We will work together to leverage skills to better manage emotional regulation, tasks of daily living, relationships, and career driven outcomes.

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Stephanie Charles

Offering therapy in NY
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Angela Montague

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
30 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Shoreham

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Shoreham 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 Shoreham 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 Shoreham 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 Shoreham, 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 Shoreham 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 Shoreham 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 Shoreham 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 Shoreham 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 Shoreham 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 11786 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 Shoreham 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 Shoreham 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 Shoreham, 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.

Shoreham 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

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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 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.

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