Does it seem like your teenager is getting more and more withdrawn? Are they spending more time alone and sometimes not even getting out of bed to do anything? These can be signs of depression, which is common in young adults and teens. Watervliet has some of the most knowledgeable mental health professionals in the state who can help.

Incorporated in 1896, the town of Watervliet, New York has a little over 10 thousand people living there and many of them are teens. In fact, almost one quarter of the population are between 12 and 18 years old. There are many types of treatment for teen depression and the psychiatrists or counselors in Watervliet are experienced in diagnosing and treating this illness. Call one of these experts today to get your teen some help.

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Julia Massay-Donato

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome to BetterHelp! I'm so happy you were able to take this step forward! My name is Julia Donato and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New York State. I have been practicing for almost 6 years in a variety of settings, including residential facilities, private practice offices, schools, the community and in clients' homes. I am educated primarily to work with family systems, including extensive knowledge regarding intimate relationships. Most of my experience is working with kids and teenagers, as well as their families. I also have training and education around parenting, the difficulties, emotions involved and helpful skills and techniques. In general, I have worked with many clients dealing with depression, anxiety, life transitions, trauma, self-motivation and relationship concerns. I work from two main theories of therapy, including Attachment Theory and Cognitive Behavioral Theory. Using Attachment theory basically means I am curious about your family and friend supports so I can better understand how you grew up, the important people in your life and how they contribute to your success. As for Cognitive Behavioral theory, I prefer working with the techniques in this theory, as they are easy to learn and can be used at home in your daily life, helping you build better patterns. Generally, I am also interested in all the different systems of your life, as I believe they impact each other. However, I definitely want all clients to be able to lead their own journeys in treatment, and so I will look to you to provide goals and objectives. I view your role as the leader on this journey, and my role as the guide, helping provide all the potential pathway options. My initial goal is to always build a strong relationship with each client so that treatment can be tailored to your specific needs. I work from a very collaborative perspective and so I will work hard to make sure treatment is how you envisioned. I want to make sure all clients receive the care they need, and so I am always open to feedback from clients on what might work for them. I truly want what is best for all my clients, as I always want everyone to feel whole and full of life. Thank you for reading and I cannot wait to work together!

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Saul Martinez

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have had the opportunity to work in this field for 15 years, first as a caseworker and eventually as a Social Worker. In my time working with clients in foster care I have had the privilege of helping youth and their families come back together with supports to ensure their health, wellness and ability to thrive. My approach is solution focused and informed by the use of cognitive behavior therapy to assist my clients in making decisions that empower them in their wellbeing. Overall, I would say that my experience has led me to understand that the road to a better life is determined in collaboration with the clients I have had the opportunity to serve and fortifying a clients network of support has always led to positive outcomes.

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Erika Butler

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,CASAC
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
28 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Pamela McGarry

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
28 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have been working as a behavioral health therapist for over 20 years. I have extensive experience in both mental health an addictions counseling. I have a master's degree from Gannon University in Counseling Psychology. I work in a person centered manner allowing the client to direct their therapy and work on the issues that they find the most pressing along with helping them to see potential pitfalls and areas of concern. Clients I work with are better able to get their life on track and feel more fulfilled and at peace with themselves.

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Marie-Irvine Semexant

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesAnger management
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Marie-Irvine Semexant and I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker in the state of New York. I have many years of experience providing counseling and psychotherapy to clients with a wide range of concerns. My approach with my clients is culturally sensitive, holistic, warm, engaging, supportive and interactive. I use different modalities to tailor the work to the needs and goals of the clients. I am committed to reduce the stigma of mental illness and I am glad that you have reach out for help. I look forward to working with you. Please enter your full name Specialties Anger management Relationship issues Coping with life changes Family conflicts Parenting journey Multicultural issues Also experiences in: Intimate partner violence, Grief, Communication Problems, Trauma and abuse,

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Thomas Hulihan

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
38 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New York with 38 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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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Melissa Lovell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsBipolar disorderDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with seven years of experience providing therapy to a diverse group of people. I strive to provide a warm and supportive space for you to learn and grow. I value the uniqueness of those I work with, taking from a variety of therapy approaches that can be tailored to fit your needs. I also have training and experience in offering trauma informed care, as well as using both art therapy and mindfulness teachings. My focus is working with adults who are struggling with anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and depression. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and 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!

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Scott Scalia

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefBipolar disorderDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New York with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & bipolar disorder. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Michael DiNitto

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyIntimacy-related issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New York with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, intimacy related issues, parenting 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. 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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Stephanie Selvyn

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New York with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Watervliet

Finding the best therapist close by in Watervliet 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 in Watervliet that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Watervliet. 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 Watervliet, 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 in the Watervliet region and in the state of New York. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Watervliet or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Watervliet area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Watervliet 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 Watervliet, elsewhere in Albany, or in the greater state of New York.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Watervliet area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Watervliet 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 Watervliet 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 Watervliet 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Watervliet online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Watervliet, 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 Watervliet psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Watervliet 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 Watervliet helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Watervliet 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Watervliet 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 in Watervliet?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Watervliet 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.

Watervliet therapists 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 Watervliet 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 Watervliet 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in NY, therapists 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 12189 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Watervliet counselor?

Before seeing your Watervliet 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Watervliet.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Watervliet 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 with a Watervliet counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Watervliet, 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.

Watervliet 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 during telehealth appointments?

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 to customer service 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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