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Dr. Steven Levey

Offering therapy in NY
License: PhD, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
22 years of experience

As a licensed clinical social worker with over 22 years of experience, I have the education and training to provide the necessary skills and support to help assist you in achieving your goals. From my experience working with young adults and their parent/s as a youth counselor in a residential treatment center, being employed as a social worker in a community mental health center and spending 13 years working with students and families in 7-12 grade school. Currently I am the owner/operator of my own business providing individual, couples, group and family counseling as well as webinars and trainings. I have learned that every person has their own strengths that are unique to them. It is these strengths, once identified, that will help you achieve and reach your goals. If you don't know what your goals are, that's O.K. We will figure them out together as we address your concerns, all the while moving towards your objectives.

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Victor Rose

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW,MSEd
Stress, AnxietyLGBTSleeping disordersAnger managementDepression
10 years of experience

Hey, I'm Victor! I am a strength-based, solution-focused clinical social worker, experienced working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have worked with diverse populations including people affected by substance use, survivors of domestic violence, children and families involved with the child welfare system (including juvenile justice), adults involved in the criminal justice system, LGBT youth and adults, and unstably housed adults. My work with these different populations included anger management, parenting training, developing cognitive and behavioral skills for depression and anxiety, trauma focused counseling, relapse prevention, and resolving family problems. Coming from a strengths based perspective, I primarily utilized a solution-focused approach to my work. Talking about the problems can feeling relieving, but I believe focusing on our resiliency and strengths to find solutions to our problems is equally important. I also utilized the cognitive behavioral approach because problems can cause negative thinking and developing adaptive strategies to manage distress. Entering counseling is not an easy process – I know! But like our physical health, our mental health must be stable if we are to reach self-actualization and our fullest potential. While we do the work necessary for you to grow and heal, I offer a supportive space to you to speak your truth. I prioritize your concerns for each session with a goal of giving you the tools to move forward.

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Jill McCabe

Offering therapy in NY
License: Ms, LMHC, LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuse
25 years of experience

Hi! I am a Mental Health Counselor licensed in N.Y. with over 25 years of experience working as a therapist. I have had the honor of working with people of all ages and from all walks of life. Most people have come seeking relief from depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges, divorce/blended families, career development and navigating life transitions. I also have helped many people who have experienced PTSD, physical traumas and emotional abuse. I also have a special interest providing support to family members who have a loved one struggling with serious mental health/addiction issues. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution oriented, family systems, narrative and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I look forward to working with you!

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Jacquetta Mcghie

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience

Hello. I'am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York. I have been working for 13+ years with families and clients of all ages. I enjoy helping and supporting clients on their individual journey. I have helped clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, adjustment issues, relationship challenges, anger management, self esteem, not being raised by biological family, and more. My therapeutic style allows for adjustment, as I meet clients where they are, understanding that some might appreciate more direction, while others require less. Through it all, I uphold the value of vulnerability, walking alongside clients, building trust. I put my clients in the driver's seat, as we unravel complicated feelings, trauma, and pain, in order to gain peace, wholeness, and empowerment. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life, and to take the first step towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

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Rachael Morris

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in treating and diagnosing depression, anxiety, stress management, perinatal, substance use and various other areas. I have held my professional LMHC for 9 years. Currently I hold my NYS license in MH counseling, CASAC-Masters (Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor), NCC (National Certified Counselor) and PMH-C (Perinatal Mental Health Certification). I utilize in my therapy a Person Centered, Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused approach. The style of therapy is based on your personal needs in therapy and the identification of your goals. I explore and learn about you, to understand you, including your past and current life experiences. Together, we will travel through a journey of healing, increase positive self reflection and process difficult presenting issues as well. This is your therapy and I will strive to give you a positive and rewarding experience. I believe in being genuine and kind to everyone. I also believe that there is no definition of what deems the need for therapy. The important aspect of this to me is that no matter what you would like to discuss, it is of value and holds a purpose to you and to me. I would be privileged to have the opportunity to work with you and be part of your journey in therapy.

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Dana Joy

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in New York state with 8 years of professional work experience as an addiction's counselor. I have worked with clients who have experienced negative consequences due to substance use and have helped many to gain sobriety. I believe that the most important factor in gaining a change of experience is to gain self-awareness and insight. I have helped clients explore the underlying causes of addiction, including depression, anxiety and trauma. I have taken multiple trainings on anxiety and trauma have experience in helping clients address how their life experiences have contributed to their substance use. I have experience in helping clients explore their spirituality and believe that faith can be an important area to address in treatment. 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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Donna Sauer-Jones

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
28 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 28 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & intimacy related issues. 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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John Page

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseDepressionCoaching
13 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, trauma and abuse, & 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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Alle-Maz Louis-Andrew

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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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David Campanaro

Offering therapy in NY
AddictionsSelf esteem
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, intimacy related issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Valley Falls

Finding the best therapist close by in Valley Falls 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 Valley Falls. 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 Valley Falls, 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 Valley Falls 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 Valley Falls 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 Valley Falls, elsewhere in Rensselaer, 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 Valley Falls area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Valley Falls 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 Valley Falls 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 Valley Falls 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 Valley Falls, 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 Valley Falls 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 Valley Falls 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 Valley Falls 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 Valley Falls 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 Valley Falls 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 12185 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 Valley Falls 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 Valley Falls 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 Valley Falls, 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.

Valley Falls 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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