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Melissa DiGregorio

Offering therapy in NY
License: MA,BS
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

As a licensed mental health professional, I have extensive experience in treating individuals with anxiety, depression, and addictive behaviors. I am passionate about working closely with clients by providing them with a multi-faceted method of care including but not limited to: cognitive behavioral, humanistic, and existential treatment. I believe that the mental and emotional well-being of an individual is improved through creating a safe, judgment-free space to express concerns while a therapist listens empathically in an effort to build a rapport necessary for healing. I have both a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Mental Health and Wellness from New York University. My experience as a student at New York University afforded me the opportunity to glean a deep understanding of multiple components of the psychological field; the coursework and professional lectures were an integral part in shaping my professionalism and overall comprehension of psychological counseling.

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Amanda Smith

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyDepression
6 years of experience

Hello! My name is Amanda and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) from New York who has been practicing in the mental health field for 6 years now. Throughout my experience and career, I have worked with a number of clients and populations including: children and adolescents; adults; those with developmental disabilities and mild cognitive limitations; those with co-occurring substance abuse issues; LGBTQ+, incarceration/psychiatrically confined populations, and geriatrics. I have specialized in working with those suffering from depression and anxiety, OCD, SPMI, ODD/DMDD, ADHD/ADD, substance abuse issues, personality disorders, cognitive limitations, interpersonal relationship issues via family/friends/significant others, psychosocial stressors, gender dysphoria, eating disorders, women’s reproductive health, and cultural differences. The feedback I receive from clients is that they find me to be caring and nonjudgmental, and they appreciate that I am honest and direct with them. You can expect me to walk with you through whatever difficulties you are facing and help you learn more about yourself and the way you interact with the world. In my clinical experience, I implement therapy modalities such as CBT, strengths-based perspective, psychoanalysis, DBT, talk therapy, and systems theory, to help support the clients multifaceted stressors. I find it helpful to participate in live sessions so that we can get to know each other better. However, I can interact with you in whatever manner you are most comfortable. . A majority of my availability is in the evenings and on the weekends but I check messages at least once during each weekday. If you like what you have read so far, you are more than welcome to contact me for a consultation at your convenience. We can briefly discuss your concerns and you can begin your personal journey towards a happier, healthier, and more balanced you. There is no doubt that asking for help is hard, however, I think counseling is one of the best gifts one can give to themselves! I would be honored to work with you through this stage of your life.

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Nikita Williams

Offering therapy in NY
License: LCSW-R
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger management
12 years of experience

If you are looking for a Psychotherapist that is honest, experienced, and non-judgmental, I am the therapist that you’re looking for. I have over 12 years of experience working with a diverse population with various issues ranging from Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety and Depression, Grief and Loss, and Family Therapy. I am well versed in DBT, CBT, and Trauma-Informed Care, but I choose to use a Holistic Approach to therapy. I believe in building a connection with my clients and tailoring treatment to fit their individual needs. I am empathetic, non-judgmental, and warm; I am honest and believe honesty is the pillar of building a great therapeutic relationship. No more suffering, I am here for you!

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Terry Petrovich

Offering therapy in NY
License: LMHC,School Psychologist
Relationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
25 years of experience

Hi, My name is Terry and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified School Psychologist. I use a Cognitive Behavior, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, as well as a mindfulness and problem solving approach to helping people live their best life. I have a desire to work with women because of their uniqueness in having to balance all the different roles and "hats they are expected to wear" in life. I have experience working with woman's issues, parenting, career etc. I also have experience with relationships where there is domestic abuse and safety is a big concern. I have training in Divorce Mediation and practices. I consider myself an open minded person who is more liberal in nature. I want to empower women to feel fulfilled and comfortable in their own skin. I am looking forward to speaking with you and helping you on your journey....Terry P.S. Summer hours are 10:30-11:15. As of August 31st my hours will be approximately 4:15-5:45. I am also flexible according to individual needs.

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Alexandra Masciotti

Offering therapy in NY
AddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
9 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I also have experience working with compassion fatigue. 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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Victoria Margolies

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

I am a licensed therapist in NY with 7 years of professional clinical experience. I have experience helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression, and interpersonal conflicts, among other life challenges. Through our collaborative alliance you will be able to process your feelings, thoughts, and stressors in a non-judgemental and supportive space; learn skills and set goals, develop ways to effectively cope, and improve your overall wellness and functioning. Whatever the reason you started this therapeutic journey, I'm glad you're here and hope to help you get to where you want to be.

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Dominique Sampson

Offering therapy in NY
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

Why do we keep arguing about the same things over and over again? I've tried to forgive you but I can't stop thinking that I would be happier with someone else. I don't know if it's worth the fight anymore. We've grown apart and I don't remember the last time we've experienced real connection, maybe you've never even loved me. I'm insecure and doubtful that things will change. Everyone says I deserve better. I'm not sure where we are anymore and I need support getting back to love. I just need a safe space without judgement to be vulnerable and say the things that I'm really feeling. Have you found yourself asking these questions? Have you contemplated cheating or divorce to solve the loneliness and regret? I can help! I enjoy sitting with couples as they sort through the tough stuff. I believe most relationship issues stem from a lack of safety and trust. I enjoy helping couples repair damage and build hope before, during and after the storms of life.

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Lindsey Draper

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 7 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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Karen Schlachter

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & depression. 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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Theresa Kasman

Offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
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, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. My work encompasses helping people get a clearer picture of what they want in their lives. This will enable them to move forward and implement the necessary changes in a open minded, non judgemental and supportive environment.

How to find counseling in Waterford

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Waterford 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 Waterford 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 Waterford 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 Waterford, 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 Waterford 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 Waterford 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 Waterford 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 Waterford 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 Waterford 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 12188 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 Waterford 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 Waterford 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 Waterford, 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.

Waterford 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

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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