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Marcus Johnson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Counselor License Type(s): CRC,LMHC,BC-TMH
Eating disordersSleeping disordersBipolar disorderADHD
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Marcus Johnson is my name and I'm a native of New Jersey but I've resided in Harlem, New York since 1992. I'am an accomplished counselor, therapist but most importantly an advocate and mediator for all populations. As a practicing Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) since 2006 and a proud Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) since 2002, I've seen how my background brings insight to members sessions aiding then therapeutically living with trauma and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnoses. My background and expertise has also allowed me to work together with members living with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. What you may not know about me is prior to becoming an accomplished therapist I was a full scholarship student working towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in dance at The Juilliard School. After completing my second year at the age of 20 I was injured in a motor vehicle accident in New Jersey. The diagnosis of a spinal cord injury least to say was traumatic but more so transformative. With God and supportive family, friend and loved ones I've earned all three of my degrees post injury. I hold two degrees from New York University, one of which is a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2002 and went on to earn a MSW from Fordham University in 2007. For fifteen years I've worked for a community-based Managed Long-Term Care (MLTC) organization where their mission supported adults with physical disabilities and chronic health conditions to live and thrive fully in community life. As the Director of Advocacy and my tenure at this organization allowed me to hone in on advocacy and mediation skills supporting recipients with disabilities on an array of issues from supportive housing, Social Security Administration, Medicaid/Medicare, Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCESS- VR) as well as on the local and state offices of government. I also coach, providing motivational and mentoring approach to sessions assisting Christians, LGBTQ+ community and couples. Currently I’m Advocacy Specialist with a Health Home organization advocating much the same way as when I worked for the (MLTC) for 15 years. In addition I approach sessions with a motivational collaborative style. Implementing a Motivational Interviewing (MI) approach allows me to work with clients jointly to explore a multitude of concerns. If you're ready, I'm ready to take that step with you of what concerns you and make change. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Chastity Murray

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Counselor License Type(s): Ed.D,LMHC,NCSP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteem
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with experience working with individuals on a multitude of issues some of which have included work around the following areas: -Depression -Stress & Anxiety -Substance Abuse -Career Exploration -Grief and Loss -Navigating Family Dynamics -Domestic Violence (offenders and victims) I believe that it takes a lot of courage to reach out and ask for help so my approach to counseling tends to be to very solution-focused and person centered. My role as a therapist would be to work with you on navigating your lived experiences with the aim of working together to identify your desired outcomes and moving towards those goals. I aim to be supportive throughout the process while also challenging you to ask yourself tough questions when needed. In my experience this approach has been successful at helping individuals to really examine their individual situations and take meaningful steps towards their self-identified goals. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

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Mary Santeufemia

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,CH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesCoaching
40 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a New York State licensed clinical social work psychotherapist with post graduate training from an institute for psychotherapy in NYC. In addition, I am a trained life coach. I have a long career in private practice in New York and Florida as well as Rome, Italy where I lived for 12 years working specifically with the expat community. As a private practitioner, my work also entailed being an adjunct instructor, trainer, presenter, workshop leader and consultant. When one thinks about going into therapy, it is fraught with conflict and indecision about do I really need it, will it help, can I afford it and how do I choose a therapist? But once that decision is made, it can be freeing. It takes a great deal of strength and willingness to explore and understand oneself. But in doing so, one can gain insight, develop strategies and coping mechanisms to overcome one's issues. This is the path we would go on together. My approach in dealing with clients is eclectic, using a variety of different techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnotherapy, psycho dynamic, solution focused, client centered and mindfulness to name a few. I strongly believe that one modality does not work for everyone and it is incumbent upon me to discover the techniques that will help each individual and their needs. This is why my style of providing therapy is supportive and one where I tailor my interventions to match the unique qualities, beliefs and issues of each individual. With a variety of disciplines, I can help each individual create a clear vision of their future goals and develop their own resources and experiences to achieve those goals.

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Rebecca Wagner

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC
Trauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionADHD
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in upstate New York with 18 years experience working with adolescents and families. My areas of experience include depression, adolescent anxiety, parenting and co-parenting concerns, self-harming urges, trauma, self-esteem, borderline personality disorder, living with a family member with persistent mental illness, and the transition to adulthood. I believe in a client centered approach. You are the expert on your life and I am here to offer you tools to help you live your best life. Counseling is a space to focus on your needs and concerns. I am trained in DBT as well as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I enjoy the platform of telehealth as it allows for more frequent contacts and brief check-ins, allowing for in the moment skills teaching. If you are looking to make changes in your life and want a non-judgmental therapist then I hope you schedule with me. I am excited to get know new clients and learn about you and your unique needs. When looking at my schedule you may not see many daytime appointments, rest assured I am available, I just prefer clients to schedule with me to maintain balance with my other responsibilities.

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Stephen Neel

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Counselor License Type(s): LPC, LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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

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Dr. Eibhlin Donlon-Farry

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,DSW
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome! With over 25 years of experience in the therapy field, I bring a warm, individualized and collaborative style to the therapy process. My education and training includes a Masters in Social Work from Hunter College School of Social Work and a Doctorate in Social Welfare from Adelphi University, NY. My integrated clinical approaches are refined to the presenting problem but most importantly, I believe that a strong rapport and a solid therapeutic relationship is key to change in therapy. With care and understanding, together, we can take a problem-solution approach to whatever is on your mind. I immigrated to the United States from Ireland as a young woman and know very well what it’s like to start something new. I have embraced the challenges of navigating my surroundings and like to travel to new places and old haunts. As a licensed clinical therapist, I look forward to meeting with you to problem solve, provide support and get started on this therapeutic journey.

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Dr. Mary Schuler DeWitt

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

I am licensed in New York and California with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, depression, & executive and professional coaching. 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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Angelique Vargas

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome ! It takes great courage and vulnerability to reach out and ask for help when struggling or faced with adversities in life so I want to acknowledge that you have taken a very brave first step by looking into therapy and prioritizing your mental health. My name is Angelique Vargas, I am a licensed clinical social worker in New York with 7 years of professional work experience. I view psychotherapy as a creative, collaborative process between client and therapist. I value the uniqueness of each individual client and strive to create an environment of trust, compassion, respect and empathy. I have experience helping clients cope with addictions, trauma and abuse, psychiatric disorders, personality disorders, anxiety, & depression. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I am a strengths-based, person centered psychotherapist. My style is interactive, authentic and warm. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes strength. I am here to assist and support you on this journey.

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Max Guttman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New York with 11 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 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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Lavona Cassimy

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
17 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 stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & 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 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 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 in Shoreham 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 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 in the Shoreham 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 Shoreham 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 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 Shoreham 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) about therapists and mental health services

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 with a therapist 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 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 Shoreham 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 Shoreham 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 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, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

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

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:

  • 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 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 in Shoreham?

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

Shoreham 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 Shoreham 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 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 11786 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 Shoreham counselor?

Before seeing your Shoreham 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 Shoreham.

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 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 with a Shoreham 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 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 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

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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