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Toby Mailman

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW-R, ACSW, CCPT
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

You have come to this website because you are seeking a way to answer some questions or resolve some kind of dilemma. My role is as a kind of "coach" to help you discover the strengths and skills you already have and to develop new ones that will help you find the answers to your questions or the resolution of your dilemma. My name is (Ms.) Toby F. Mailman. I am a New York State licensed Clinical Social Worker. I completed my degree at New York University and have been in practice with individual adults since 2001. I have worked with a diversity of clients, including diverse ethnicities, cultures, and sexual orientations. I have experience taking into consideration the norms of different cultures and the role they may play in psychotherapy. My approach to psychotherapy is to establish a relationship with a client in order to foster trust, as I believe that trust is one of the most important factors for therapy to be helpful to the client. I use different kinds of modalities, depending on what I believe would be most effective for the client. Sometimes different kinds of modalities may be useful for the same person. The modalities that I have been using include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Narrative Therapy, Body Work, Mindfulness and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. I believe that therapy is most effective when there are regularly scheduled weekly or bi-weekly sessions. Out of respect for each other, I would advise anyone as far in advance as possible if I need to reschedule an appointment and would fully expect that the subscriber who is seeking services with me would do the same. It is always best practice to consult with me before scheduling a different appointment, since some times may already be taken by a regular weekly client, even if they look "open" on schedules that are weeks ahead. The issues I have worked on with clients include, but are not limited to: Depression Anxiety Trauma Adjustment issues Grief and mourning Immigration issues Sleep issues I hope I have an opportunity to help you improve and enrich your life, and I congratulate you on having the courage to take this step.

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Donald Albright Jr.

Offering therapy in NY
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
23 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor working out of NY with over 24 years experience. I have worked mostly with young, middle aged and older adults, as well as families and couples. I provide a holistic approach to therapy tailored around the clients needs and incorporating Cognitive-Behavioral and Client Centered Therapy with some Gestalt techniques. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns from self esteem, anxiety, relationship issues, family issues, ADHD, career guidance, parenting and decision making. I believe that everyone is valuable and can improve their lives and circumstances and that every issue and concern deserves to be treated with dignity and respect in a safe and therapeutic way. Working on oneself to achieve one's goals and happiness is something that is often overlooked in today's busy society and I am looking forward to partnering with you on this dynamic journey so you can reach your fullest potential and the very best version of yourself.

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Dr. Tricia Park

Offering therapy in NY
License: Ph.D.,R.N.
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefEating disordersDepression
22 years of experience

My passion is helping hurting people regain their lives, sense of direction, and wellness. I assist clients in discovering the roots of their present-day issues and work to foster healthy self-perceptions and relationships. When people experience trauma, pain, or mental illness in their lives, it can feel difficult to cope, let alone function. My path to becoming a psychologist was a clear one for me; I always had a desire to help people in distress. If someone was upset, I seemed to know it (even without a word) and wanted to do something. I worked as a professor for about seven years early on in my career but preferred working one-on-one with people in private practice. Starting counseling can be challenging. Talking about trauma, flaws, and imperfections is sometimes not what we want to do. However, when we've been hurt by people and circumstances, we need someone to talk to. I believe counseling is a wonderful place for people to finally work through issues and problems that have been bothering them. I am nonjudgmental and feel comfortable letting a client lead in sessions if we are making good progress. I am a stickler for confidentiality because, without that, no one would want to come to therapy. I focus on creating a meaningful and safe working relationship where clients can talk about their history as well as what is going on in the moment. I take an eclectic approach depending on the reasons for referral. I offer EMDR as one modality for treating trauma, and also have experience in providing Christian counseling.

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Holly Hawkins

Offering therapy in NY
License: LMHC, Master CASAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Master Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (Master CASAC) in the state of New York. It is important to note that I can only work with clients who are current residents of New York state. I have over 10 years of experience treating mental health and substance use disorders. I have worked with adolescent and adult clients to do assessments, referrals, care coordination, individual counseling, group counseling, couples counseling, and family counseling. I am person-centered, solution-focused, strength-based, and trauma-informed. I believe in being genuine, patient, respectful, empathetic, and motivational. I enjoy guiding my clients to find the strength within themselves to achieve their goals. I am here to help and I look forward to working with you!

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Claudia Stoscheck

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

I am licensed in New York with more than 30 years of professional work experience. I have helped clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, depression, anger, and 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 begin therapy takes 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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Sybrina Richardson

Offering therapy in NY
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoping with life changes
35 years of experience

I am licensed therapist in New York with more than 35 years of professional work experience. I have treated clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting concerns. I believe that you are the expert in your own story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking this first step, by signing up for therapy can take a lot of courage. I am sure that by being proactive about addressing those issues, life will become much easier, and allow you to experience living in a more positive way. I look forward to working with you.

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Elizabeth Jeffery

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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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Ariana Kropsky

Offering therapy in NY
Relationship issuesGriefIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

When you work with me, you can expect a curious ear and someone willing to meet you where you are while gently pushing you to grow. With empathy and humor, I’ll guide you in a nonjudgmental way toward problem-solving. I use a mix of evidence-based practices along with a psychodynamic and relational approach. This means we might engage in some structured therapy while exploring how your past impacts who you are now and where you want to be in the future. In our work together, we will examine who you are individually and where you came from, your relationships, culture, beliefs, upbringing, and more. By painting this picture of you and your life experiences, we are then able to clarify your goals and discover how we can work toward achieving them. After being in therapy with me, people often share that they have a clearer sense of self, improved relationships, an increased sense of inner peace, and a feeling of being more empowered in their daily lives.

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Lavona Cassimy

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

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 counseling in Village of the Branch

Finding the best therapist close by in Village of the Branch 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 Village of the Branch. 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 Village of the Branch, 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 Village of the Branch 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 Village of the Branch 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 Village of the Branch, 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 Village of the Branch area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Village of the Branch 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 Village of the Branch 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 Village of the Branch 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 Village of the Branch, 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 Village of the Branch 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 Village of the Branch 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 Village of the Branch 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 Village of the Branch 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 Village of the Branch 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 11787 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 Village of the Branch 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 Village of the Branch 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 Village of the Branch, 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.

Village of the Branch 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 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.

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