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Erika Butler

Offering therapy in NY
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
28 years of experience

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I strive to provide everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach is from a strengths perspective and combines cognitive behavioral and client centered techniques. I will work in conjunction with you to create a treatment plan that is unique and specific to your needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling, happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you! Styles: Strengths Perspective Cognitive Behavior Client Centered Expertise: Addiction Family Life/Medical Issues Loss/Grief Issues Relationship and Intimacy Issues

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Jeronica Digby

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
13 years of experience

I am a License Mental Health Counselor and a Master Credential Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor. I have been working in the addiction and counseling field for over 10 years. I earned Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Medaille College in Buffalo, NY. In addition my Bachelors in Psychology and Criminal Justice with a concentration in Child Clinical Studies and Forensic Psychology from Canisius College also in Buffalo, NY. I’m a therapist who both listens and engages, often presenting challenges to consider perspectives outside your comfort zone, while greatly emphasizing collaboration with you. I use various approaches to help you manage and overcome short and long term obstacles, including CBT, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing, among others. My current experience and expertise is centered on providing addiction and mental health counseling to adults with who may have emotional, behavioral and, substance abuse issues. I realize that people have different feelings about mental health for legitimate reasons. I invite you to explore those concerns with me in a supportive environment. Counseling for individuals includes, but not exclusive to addictions, anxiety, depression, PTSD, based, impulsivity, adjustments, transitions, relationships and communication issues. Just to name a few. My wish for you is to realize from the moment you encounter me that you are in a safe, non-judgmental space. You will be treated with respect in all aspects of the therapeutic relationship, from using your chosen pronouns to seeing you as a whole person beyond any label you may have been given coming from a Multicultural lens. I look forward to meeting with you and helping you on your journey towards a happier, mindful and satisfying life.

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Donna Smith

Offering therapy in NY
License: MS, LMHC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesGriefDepression
35 years of experience

Hi, welcome to Better Help. My name is Donna Smith. I am a masters prepared licensed Mental Health Counselor in Rochester NY. I received my counselor training through the University of Rochester . I have 30 plus years of experience working in a variety of mental health settings, however, my passion is to work one to one with individuals who are looking to enhance the quality of their life. In addition to providing confidential, compassionate mental health therapy my other passion is creative writing. I see these two areas blending in beautiful ways. I believe we each have within us a collection of tales that together create a unique and colorful story of the life we've lived thus far as well as the dreams that we've laid before us. I would be honored to travel with you for a time on your personal journey. I have always seen my myself as a 'guide' in this process. My role as therapist would be to join with you in partnership working together to realize the future you have imagined. I will offer you the opportunity for a genuine, open, trusting and hope-filled connection should you choose me as your therapist and therapeutic partner. The path we take will be of your choosing. I am committed to walking beside you and offering the experience gained through my own life as well as the skills I've learned throughout my career as a therapist. Your decision to enter into this journey is a brave one - CONGRATULATIONS! I look forward to accompanying you in a supportive, non-judgmental manner to your destination.

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Roger Bachrach

Offering therapy in NY
License: LMSW,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
20 years of experience

Hello. I am excited to be part of BetterHelp and to be able to discuss my background and methodology on helping clients regarding relationships, anxiety, depression, substance dependency, work related issues, etc. I have found meditation such as breathing exercises and changing negative thoughts into positive ones to be very helpful. Everyone is different and there is not one approach for all. In many cases discussion of the client’s early life and the affect it currently has is useful. My education is as follows: New York University. BS administration New School for social research. MA psychology Hunter College school of social work. MSW Licenses lmsw, lmhc

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Danny El Hassan

Offering therapy in NY
License: M.A.,Ed.M.,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTSelf esteemDepressionADHD
3 years of experience

My name is Danny El Hassan (M.Ed., M.A.), and I am an LMHC in New York State. I use an integrative approach to treatment including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, existential, and multicultural approaches to help adults and older adults with a variety of issues including anxiety and depression. I also have clinical knowledge of abnormal psychology, mood disturbances, and self harming behavior. I take a strength based approach to the work, and I work with patients for short-term therapy and for longer-term therapy. I focus on unconscious factors to help patients increase self-awareness and insight. I have experience working with older adults, and I have been published as an author in the Journal of Homosexuality for my contributions to a project on the experiences of LGBT elders. I also have experience researching micro-aggressions experienced by people with disabilities. I have previously worked in Tele-Health and as a phone counselor, including with individuals in crisis. I have found that there are numerous benefits to Tele-Health for patients, including accessibility and convenience.

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Nasir Ahmed

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW-R
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
22 years of experience

I'm a bilingual English-Bengali-speaking psychotherapist licensed in New York State with over 20 years of experience. I worked with individuals and families from ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse backgrounds with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, domestic violence, anger management, parenting problems, OCD, and ADHD. There are times in life when everything is going well, then suddenly comes to a stop. That’s the time you may feel lost or stuck for many reasons- whether you’re having difficult life events, life transitions, or decisions; are in a troubled marriage or relationship, or struggling to discover yourself. Lost is when people call a therapist. It’s after they have tried everything: waiting for things to get better, talking to friends or relatives, or reading self-help books. When you're stuck, getting better requires a different set of skills, a revised set of thoughts and feelings, and the right approach. This is what I aid people to discover – or rediscover. My approach is collaborative and proactive, committed to using our time together to help you enhance your inner coping resources and access a greater sense of happiness, self-discovery, and meaningful change. I work hard during the session to help people feel safe, feel heard, and accepted for who they are while providing them feedback and support. Seeing a therapist -- this is not an easy step you’re considering. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first step towards change. We all have answers within ourselves, but sometimes we need a guide to help us find them. If you are ready to take that step, I'm here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you.

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Ariella Rodriguez

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
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, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. Currently I am only providing individual therapy and not couples therapy. I have worked in various settings including a mental health clinic, outpatient hospital, and a non-profit organization that specializes in parent-child psychotherapy. 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. I believe in solution-focused therapy that empowers you to take back your power and take action towards overcoming challenges. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. Office hours: Monday-Friday: 10a-6p PDT (please allow 24 hrs for me to respond to your message)

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Susan Acosta

Offering therapy in NY
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflicts
20 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 20 years of professional work experience. I have assisted clients dealing with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. 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. 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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Anne Happel

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with more than 11 years of experience in supporting and empowering individuals and families. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I am empathetic and open; supportive and knowledgable. I will work alongside you in achieving your goals in therapy.

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Marina Landviger

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Voorheesville

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Voorheesville 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 Voorheesville 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 Voorheesville 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 Voorheesville, 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 Voorheesville 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 Voorheesville 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 Voorheesville 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 Voorheesville 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 Voorheesville 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 12186 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 Voorheesville 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 Voorheesville 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 Voorheesville, 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.

Voorheesville 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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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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