Staten Island is a district of New York that has an interesting factoid. Until 2001, it was the home of the world’s largest landfill. However, it closed down and is slowly being replaced by a recreational park. This is a good metaphor for how a counselor based in Staten Island can treat your mental health. 

When your mind feels like a landfill, a counselor can be there to clean it up and replace it with something beautiful that you can navigate. Talk to a counselor based in Staten Island today.

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Michele Frakt

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW NY/NJ,LSW PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
22 years of experience

I have been a psychotherapist for over 18 years and I have worked with all walks of life. I have developed programs for the elderly, young children, individuals who struggle with substance issues, sexually abused adults and children and people whom have struggled with various types of trauma. Regardless of the issue all my clients require and deserve validation and unconditional care. I am very passionate with regard to finding creative ways to help people gain the confidence needed to help themselves. My motto for life is that life is not just surviving but thriving. I have received multiple awards for humanistic beliefs and practice. My educational years were all met with high honors and scholarships. I was appointed the first ever health systems specialist designation for my work with nursing homes at the New York State Department of health as a quality of life was to me of the highest importance. I work with physical coaching, nature mindfulness training and positive affirmations for my own self-care and I share these techniques with my clients. I come from a strengths perspective and I believe in the power of self-love. No one therapeutic model works for everyone as we are all unique. I listen and collaborate with my clients in order to help them achieve their highest self. I work with reading and writing tools and I know that behavior change, although challenging, will lead to positive changes in the mind, body and soul. What life throws at us does not define us it is what we do to overcome that creates our greatest achievements. Breathingmindtherapy.com Empath's_essentials "How an Empath Becomes A Hero" Amazon.com

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Adrianna Restiano

Offering therapy in NY
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
4 years of experience

Hi there! My name is Adrianna Restiano and I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in New York for 4 years, while providing services under supervision for an additional 2. My experience includes working with people struggling with issues including (but not limited to) crisis, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationships and adjustments to life changes. While working with me you can expect a lot of listening, compassion, and goal-oriented work to help you achieve what you set out to improve. Counseling can be scary at first, but rest-assured that I will be there to guide you through the necessary steps and help you start to feel better about the issues you may be struggling with, while also making sure you feel safe and secure in yourself. I am looking forward to helping you be the person you know you can be!

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Anni Gruttadaro

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementDepressionADHD
5 years of experience

Hi! My name is Anni and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over five years experience providing therapy services. I have worked in a variety of settings and roles in the mental health field, but most recently have been working in an outpatient recovery oriented clinic providing individual and group psychotherapy. I work with clients affected by depression, anxiety, ADHD, substance use, trauma, and experiencing various relationship and life stressors. My approach to therapy is person centered and non-judgmental, where clients are the expert in their own life and in the driver’s seat of treatment. I offer a collaborative, solution focused approach to help clients identify their strengths and achieve treatment goals. I utilize various treatment modalities such as cognitive behavior therapy and dialectical behavior therapy to support their work in treatment. I also believe in taking a truly holistic approach to wellness. When pertinent and sought in treatment, I can provide support integrating nutrition and lifestyle changes to gain and better understand the connection to our mental health and improve management of symptoms.

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Copley Kemp

Offering therapy in NY
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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. 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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David Schulman

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in California with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. 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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Stefan Heise

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

I am licensed in New York with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Dr. Felicia Robinson-Fiorillo

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
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, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I also have experience working with 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Tricia Giambelluca

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoaching
10 years of experience

Counseling can be scary, we often fear what we don’t know and understand, we fight against vulnerability, and working toward change of any kind is difficult. A lot of the things that we want to avoid are inevitable and it helps to have someone who can help you sort through all of things life throws at us. Counseling is collaborative and should be a partnership, one driven by you, the client ,in an open, safe, judgement-free environment. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York with 20 years of professional experience working with individuals, ages four and older, providing individual, group, couples and family counseling. I’m trained as a co-occurring clinician and can work with individuals with both mental health and substance use disorders. I am trained in trauma work, with a specialization in childhood trauma and specialize in co-occurring disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma related disorders, child therapy, behavioral disorders and autism spectrum disorders, with a background in disorders of sexual development and sexuality issues.

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Kenneth Cooper

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
14 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, anger management, & bipolar disorder. 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!

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Karen Sheerin

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
40 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients deal with addictions, relationships, workplace issues, stress and anxiety. I received my Bachelors degree from Empire College which is a New York accredited college of external study and was an incredible lerning experience for me. I earned my Masters' degree from Adelphi College on Long Island. I am accredited as an LCSW in New York State. One of my greatest learning experiences was my employment in South Oaks Hospital which established my experience in addictions counseling. A normal part of life experience is dealing with issues of loss and grief and this is your opportunity to come to terms with these issues. Working on issues of motivation, self esteem, and confidence will greatly enhance your success in life. 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!

How to find counseling in Staten Island

Finding the best therapist close by in Staten Island 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 Staten Island. 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 Staten Island, 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 Staten Island 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 Staten Island 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 Staten Island, elsewhere in Richmond, 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 Staten Island area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Staten Island 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 Staten Island 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 Staten Island 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 Staten Island, 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 Staten Island 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 Staten Island 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 Staten Island 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 Staten Island 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 Staten Island 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 10305 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 Staten Island 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 Staten Island 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 Staten Island, 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.

Staten Island 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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Staten Island.

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Staten Island:

10301, 10302, 10303, 10304, 10305, 10306, 10307, 10308, 10309, 10310, 10312, 10314

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