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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, Vermont (Albany, VT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,DSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

My name is Dr. Samantha Cole. I have a doctorate degree in clinical social work. I am also a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with 19 years of experience in serving young adults, couples and families. I value applying evidence-based practices in my work with client. I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and I often incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy into my work with clients. I believe firmly in an approach that acknowledges the natural strengths and resilience of each that I serve. I also believe in the power of connect...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, Vermont (Albany, VT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LCMHC,LADC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Hello, thank you for taking the time and to learn a bit more about me. I am a seasoned clinician with 15 years of experience in the field of mental health services. I finished graduate school, (2005), becoming dually licensed in 2009, (LADC), and 2011,(LCMHC), respectively. I've worked with individuals and families facing a variety challenges such as depression and anxiety, terminal illness, unemployment, trauma and abuse, addictions of all kinds, communication failure, loss in relationships, and parenting concerns. My counseling style is interactive...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, Vermont (Albany, VT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I know the kind of courage it takes to recognize being stuck and then to realize a shift is necessary. Not knowing what direction to head in is really hard and can be very scary. It's sad to realize that you are on a journey and maybe you're on this journey alone. The other important people in your life just don't see things the way you do and you can't find common ground. It's frightening to take that leap and wonder if you're going to be caught. It's painful to realize you've outgrown who you are and painful to grow into who you are becoming. It may feel li...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, Vermont (Albany, VT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,CAS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hello! My name is Gail and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and I have over 15 years of practice in the field of counseling individuals with a variety of issues. I have worked in a variety of settings to include working in Disaster Relief, Crisis Intervention, Corrections Based, Sexual Assault, Special Needs/Autism, Mental Health and Addictions, Child Advocacy, and Trauma, and various relationship issues and Post Traumatic Stress. I obtained my degree in Community and School Counseling as well as to gain my License in Mental Health Counseling ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, Vermont (Albany, VT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC, LCMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Anger management, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

Hello. My name is Michael Knapik and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Vermont. I am also certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors. I have been working in the mental health field since 2007. (Before pursuing this career, I was a professional journalist for 30 years.) My orientation is to focus on a client’s strengths, because I believe that clients are the experts in their own lives and that the role of therapy is most often to assist clients in fully recognizing and using those s...

This is Sullivan (Anthony) Zarriello's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, Vermont (Albany, VT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS ,LCMHC, LADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Coaching
Years of Experience: 7

Seasoned counselor specializing in therapies to address anxiety, relationship improvement, employment issues, substance abuse, alcoholism, men's issues, life goal planning, and spiritual exploration. My background is multi-faceted: Father, veteran, business owner, martial artist, physicist and adventurer. I am trained in several evidence based counseling techniques. I specialize in couples counseling, using directed exercises to improve communication and intimacy. We will use daily experiences to design a treatment plan that is specific to your needs and goals usi...

This is Chante  Kubs's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, Vermont (Albany, VT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 21

If you or someone you know is having a hard time with relationships, managing emotions, overcoming stress and turmoil, or if the past continues to trouble your present, talking with a therapist may help. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families, I can assist in supporting you through your challenges while helping you develop tools and strategies to make a difference in your life. You deserve a better healthy life. Let’s become partners in your wellness, let’s navigate together the coping skill...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, Vermont (Albany, VT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCMHC,AAP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hello! I have been a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Vermont for the past 8 years. I graduated from Antioch University New England in 2013. I have experience in working in an inpatient setting, residential setting, community mental health and in a school setting. I am constantly humbled by the work I do with individuals and in awe of the human experience. Individuals are doing the best they can with what they have and sometimes need some extra help. I strive to build a trusting relationship in taking the courageous step of engaging in therapy, suppor...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, Vermont (Albany, VT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 25

I am a licensed mental health therapist in the state of Florida with over twenty-five years of counseling experience working with individuals, couples and family systems in a therapeutic capacity to promote constructive solutions that lead clients to live more positive and productive lives. I have worked with clients to address a variety of issues, to include depression, anxiety, ADHD, low self-esteem and family conflict. As a therapist, I strive to provide my clients with a consistent level of compassion and support, ensuring to respect clients' diversity an...

This is Betsy Blum's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, Vermont (Albany, VT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

With more thirty years of practicing psychotherapy, I hold a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School and a Bachelors Degree in Transpersonal Psychology from Burlington College. My expertise includes the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, codependency and recovery from narcissistic and abusive relationships. My style is compassionate, authentic, and warm. I am trained in EMDR, Internal Family Systems Therapy, and Somatic Experiencing. I use these innovative modalities to help people get to the root of their ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, Vermont (Albany, VT)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 16

I am a licensed social worker in New Hampshire. I have worked in the profession for roughly 16 plus years. I have worked with individuals in crisis, individuals with depression, anxiety, and PTSD just to name a few. My approach to therapy/counseling is to work with individuals to identify their own strengths and develop their own goals, knowing intrinsically that all individuals have the ability and strength with support to do this.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, Vermont (Albany, VT)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 43

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 43 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, Vermont (Albany, VT)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Vermont with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I provide individual counseling with an emphasis on mindfulness and radical acceptance. My goal is to provide a compassionate space within which you can be vulnerable and curious, while strengthening your self-awareness. I believe in working with positive intention, somatic awareness, embodying love, and challenging oppressive systems. My approach is eclectic...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, Vermont (Albany, VT)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in multiple states with 12+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, personality disorders & trauma and abuse. 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. States Licensed: MA, ME, VT, WV

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, Vermont (Albany, VT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): BC-TMH,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hi! My name is Jewrine Brown, and I am a Fully Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with ten years of clinical expertise, I have a strong sense of compassion and commitment to helping others. I am a highly-skilled counseling professional with a wide range of experience working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families. I am a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional, Board Certified Tele-Mental Health Provider, & Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist- Individual-I. I am a non-judgmental, easy-going, culturally sensitive clinical professio...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, Vermont (Albany, VT)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in New York and Vermont with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, grief and loss, major life changes, coping with acute and chronic illness, family conflict, and relationship issues. I believe that individuals possess the innate capacity to make self-determined changes that lead to personal growth, psychological healing, positive relationships, and emotional well-being. My role as your therapist is to provide you with a safe, non-judgmental environment, and collaborate w...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, Vermont (Albany, VT)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Vermont with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, Vermont (Albany, VT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Greetings! I am licensed in Vermont with 20 years of professional work experience. I use evidence based techniques that are effective in treating anxiety, depression, work related stress, relationship conflict, parenting issues, and life transitions. We will work together to create goals that address your individual needs. I welcome feedback from you so our time together feels worthwhile. I appreciate your willingness to be open to change and I am here to support and empower you. Let's get started!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, Vermont (Albany, VT)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 24

I am licensed in Vermont with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & anger management. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, Vermont (Albany, VT)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Vermont with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I also have experience working with compassion fatigue. 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.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Albany?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Albany area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Albany and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Albany or elsewhere in Orleans or the state of Vermont.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Albany therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Albany due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists in the state of Vermont may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp therapists serving the city of Albany and elsewhere throughout the state of Vermont you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Albany to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Albany, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Albany, VT, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 05820 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Albany:

05820

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.