Photo of Tom D Smith, Counselor in 12301, NY
Tom D Smith
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Schenectady, NY 12301
At the present time, I am not accepting new clients for individual counseling. However, I will accept clients for a wait list to join treatment groups that I facilitate throughout the year. These include: Empowering Male Survivors of Childhood Abuse, a monthly ERP work group and a monthly OCD support group for skill review to manage OCD symptoms. There is more information in my profile regarding these group treatments.
At the present time, I am not accepting new clients for individual counseling. However, I will accept clients for a wait list to join treatment groups that I facilitate throughout the year. These include: Empowering Male Survivors of Childhood Abuse, a monthly ERP work group and a monthly OCD support group for skill review to manage OCD symptoms. There is more information in my profile regarding these group treatments.
(518) 351-7447 View (518) 351-7447
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Ilse Jimenez
Counselor, LPC, EMDR, Somatic, Psyched, Spanish
Verified Verified
Schenectady, NY 12301  (Online Only)
Welcome to Maya Moon. I am a Holistic and Somatic Trauma Informed Care Clinician. My mission is to provide with a compassionate heart and caring space for your trauma healing. This new exciting approach supported by the American Psychological Association (APA), the United States Body Psychotherapy Association (USABPA), and the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). My practice offers mindfulness grounding treatment that avoids the risk for re-traumatization.
Welcome to Maya Moon. I am a Holistic and Somatic Trauma Informed Care Clinician. My mission is to provide with a compassionate heart and caring space for your trauma healing. This new exciting approach supported by the American Psychological Association (APA), the United States Body Psychotherapy Association (USABPA), and the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). My practice offers mindfulness grounding treatment that avoids the risk for re-traumatization.
(518) 633-4256 View (518) 633-4256
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Kim Ploussard
Counselor, LMHC, SEP, DARTT
Verified Verified
Schenectady, NY 12301
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in marital and relationship counseling. If you are tired of having the same fight, feel disconnected to your partner, or would like to find ways to enhance your relationship, you will benefit from my approach. I help couples make repair by supporting each person to be more authentic in their relationships. I have a unique style that is supportive in a way that is also direct and challenging. Couples learn how to move through difficult issues and expand their comfort zones. Through this process, couples achieve greater closeness with each other while maintaining their own identity.
I specialize in marital and relationship counseling. If you are tired of having the same fight, feel disconnected to your partner, or would like to find ways to enhance your relationship, you will benefit from my approach. I help couples make repair by supporting each person to be more authentic in their relationships. I have a unique style that is supportive in a way that is also direct and challenging. Couples learn how to move through difficult issues and expand their comfort zones. Through this process, couples achieve greater closeness with each other while maintaining their own identity.
(518) 290-0918 View (518) 290-0918
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Freedom First Psychological Services, PLLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Schenectady, NY 12301
Freedom First Psychological Services, PLLC specializes in Evaluation Services, Therapy Services, and Autism Services in a caring and supportive environment to the Capital Region of NY. These services are designed to help you take important steps towards achieving your goals. Therapy Services include individual, family, couples, and group counseling, as well as ADHD Coaching. Our clinicians have an array of clinical expertise and provide individualized, supportive and solution-focused services across many areas. Teletherapy is available. We are currently accepting therapy clients, with more open availability for daytime sessions.
Freedom First Psychological Services, PLLC specializes in Evaluation Services, Therapy Services, and Autism Services in a caring and supportive environment to the Capital Region of NY. These services are designed to help you take important steps towards achieving your goals. Therapy Services include individual, family, couples, and group counseling, as well as ADHD Coaching. Our clinicians have an array of clinical expertise and provide individualized, supportive and solution-focused services across many areas. Teletherapy is available. We are currently accepting therapy clients, with more open availability for daytime sessions.
(518) 692-6650 View (518) 692-6650
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Playing Hands
Counselor, LMHC, MA-MSEd
Verified Verified
Schenectady, NY 12301
As a Registered Play Therapist, my approach is child/person centered, gentle, individualized, comprehensive, PLAYful and non-judgmental.. I have had experience in working with children who are anxious, aggressive or withdrawn, children of divorce, children on the autism spectrum, ADD or ADHD. My experience as a special educator include working with children with neurological disorders affecting their motor, sensory, communication, social and cognitive domains. I work closely with families to provide guidance and support and to help develop strategies and techniques to deal positively with the presenting problems in the home or educational environments.
As a Registered Play Therapist, my approach is child/person centered, gentle, individualized, comprehensive, PLAYful and non-judgmental.. I have had experience in working with children who are anxious, aggressive or withdrawn, children of divorce, children on the autism spectrum, ADD or ADHD. My experience as a special educator include working with children with neurological disorders affecting their motor, sensory, communication, social and cognitive domains. I work closely with families to provide guidance and support and to help develop strategies and techniques to deal positively with the presenting problems in the home or educational environments.
(518) 669-3284 View (518) 669-3284
Lynn Asvestas
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Schenectady, NY 12301
I believe everyone benefits from therapy. We all at times experience anxiety, depression, stress, anger, self-doubt and many other feelings that cause us distress. I offer counseling services in my office but will also travel to you--your home, office or location that is convenient and comfortable for you. My goal is to eliminate barriers that may block you from participating in this crucial service and to allow you to improve your mental health well-being and ultimately your life.
I believe everyone benefits from therapy. We all at times experience anxiety, depression, stress, anger, self-doubt and many other feelings that cause us distress. I offer counseling services in my office but will also travel to you--your home, office or location that is convenient and comfortable for you. My goal is to eliminate barriers that may block you from participating in this crucial service and to allow you to improve your mental health well-being and ultimately your life.
(518) 557-8958 View (518) 557-8958
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Elizabeth Iseman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CASAC
Verified Verified
Schenectady, NY 12301
Are you having some kind of problem in your life that you feel might be helped by a professional counselor? I am available to help with many kinds of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems, alcohol and drug issues, and many others. I look forward to meeting with you and helping you to identify and address your problems.
Are you having some kind of problem in your life that you feel might be helped by a professional counselor? I am available to help with many kinds of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems, alcohol and drug issues, and many others. I look forward to meeting with you and helping you to identify and address your problems.
(518) 512-0584 View (518) 512-0584
Photo of Deborah Hunt Senft, Licensed Psychoanalyst in 12301, NY
Deborah Hunt Senft
Licensed Psychoanalyst, MS, LP, NCC
Verified Verified
Schenectady, NY 12301  (Online Only)
Getting started is the hardest part. This is true of most things requiring significant time and energy. The decision to seek psychotherapy may not sound difficult, but acting on it can be. Seeking help suggests that we can't do it alone. Whether or not we can, I believe we shouldn't have to. Life is hard. Relationships are complicated. The world throws us a curveball and we find ourselves overwhelmed, disappointed or depressed. We lose a loved one, a job or have trouble finding meaningful work. We make bad decisions, or when we make good decisions, things don't turn out as we expect.
Getting started is the hardest part. This is true of most things requiring significant time and energy. The decision to seek psychotherapy may not sound difficult, but acting on it can be. Seeking help suggests that we can't do it alone. Whether or not we can, I believe we shouldn't have to. Life is hard. Relationships are complicated. The world throws us a curveball and we find ourselves overwhelmed, disappointed or depressed. We lose a loved one, a job or have trouble finding meaningful work. We make bad decisions, or when we make good decisions, things don't turn out as we expect.
(518) 750-6317 View (518) 750-6317
Photo of Jessica Elcik At Nassau Psychology Pc, Pre-Licensed Professional in 12301, NY
Jessica Elcik At Nassau Psychology Pc
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Schenectady, NY 12301  (Online Only)
Book an appointment online through our website www.nassaupsychology.org! Jessica received her master’s in clinical mental health counseling from St. John’s University in December 2023. Jessica has been providing counseling for the past year at my internship site, The New Hope Mental Health Counseling Services. She had worked with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, anger management, OCD, and grief and loss.
Book an appointment online through our website www.nassaupsychology.org! Jessica received her master’s in clinical mental health counseling from St. John’s University in December 2023. Jessica has been providing counseling for the past year at my internship site, The New Hope Mental Health Counseling Services. She had worked with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, anger management, OCD, and grief and loss.
(516) 604-3241 View (516) 604-3241
Photo of Caitlyn J Roy, Licensed Master Social Work in 12301, NY
Caitlyn J Roy
Licensed Master Social Work, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Schenectady, NY 12301  (Online Only)
I am a dedicated therapist passionate about redefining the therapy experience for clients to include a holistic, whole-person approach of integrating compassionate healing through evidence-based interventions and tools. I hold working experience with young children and teens, as well as their parents, managing symptoms including but not limited to: Anxiety, Depression, ASD, Social Skills, School refusal, and Confidence. Above all else, I want my clients to realize they are capable and worthy of improvements in their life.
I am a dedicated therapist passionate about redefining the therapy experience for clients to include a holistic, whole-person approach of integrating compassionate healing through evidence-based interventions and tools. I hold working experience with young children and teens, as well as their parents, managing symptoms including but not limited to: Anxiety, Depression, ASD, Social Skills, School refusal, and Confidence. Above all else, I want my clients to realize they are capable and worthy of improvements in their life.
(332) 249-8460 View (332) 249-8460
Photo of Laurel Green, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 12301, NY
Laurel Green
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Schenectady, NY 12301
I specialize in offering am empathetic, open, non-confrontational, safe space for people with autism, justice involved youth, ADHD, mood disorders, behavioral issues, and LGBTQ+ teens to be truly seen and heard. My approach is holistic and eclectic, integrating different evidence-based therapeutic modalities to best support your needs. These include play therapy, somatic trauma work, and social emotional learning.
I specialize in offering am empathetic, open, non-confrontational, safe space for people with autism, justice involved youth, ADHD, mood disorders, behavioral issues, and LGBTQ+ teens to be truly seen and heard. My approach is holistic and eclectic, integrating different evidence-based therapeutic modalities to best support your needs. These include play therapy, somatic trauma work, and social emotional learning.
(518) 759-7369 View (518) 759-7369
Photo of Jenn A Hamilton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 12301, NY
Jenn A Hamilton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Schenectady, NY 12301
Being with the people closest to us is often the most challenging part of our life. You might understand why things are like this, but how do you deal with it? The same conflicts repeat over and over. Despite your best efforts to avoid this, you watch yourself falling back to yelling, arguing, or walking away defeated. Maybe it's not ALWAYS this way but there's definitely potential for improvement. Getting along better would ease a lot of that stress, worry, and pain. Things would certainly improve for others affected by this negativity too. Knowing how to love yourself and others would make life much easier and enjoyable.
Being with the people closest to us is often the most challenging part of our life. You might understand why things are like this, but how do you deal with it? The same conflicts repeat over and over. Despite your best efforts to avoid this, you watch yourself falling back to yelling, arguing, or walking away defeated. Maybe it's not ALWAYS this way but there's definitely potential for improvement. Getting along better would ease a lot of that stress, worry, and pain. Things would certainly improve for others affected by this negativity too. Knowing how to love yourself and others would make life much easier and enjoyable.
(518) 282-0586 View (518) 282-0586
Photo of Dr. Vanessa Persaud, Counselor in 12301, NY
Dr. Vanessa Persaud
Counselor, PhD, NCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Schenectady, NY 12301  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with low self-esteem? Have you lost a loved one and are unsure how to move on without them? I believe that everyone has a unique story and experience in life. My goal is to allow you to openly share your stressors, gain awareness, and assist you in building the confidence to find the solutions to your struggles. I will assist you in exploring your thought process and emotional patterns by using a series of techniques from various approaches. And I will create a secure atmosphere where you will feel appreciated and will obtain the highest quality of care while working towards achieving emotional independence.
Are you struggling with low self-esteem? Have you lost a loved one and are unsure how to move on without them? I believe that everyone has a unique story and experience in life. My goal is to allow you to openly share your stressors, gain awareness, and assist you in building the confidence to find the solutions to your struggles. I will assist you in exploring your thought process and emotional patterns by using a series of techniques from various approaches. And I will create a secure atmosphere where you will feel appreciated and will obtain the highest quality of care while working towards achieving emotional independence.
(631) 212-9256 View (631) 212-9256
Photo of Danny Wang - Expansive Therapy, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in 12301, NY
Danny Wang - Expansive Therapy
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Schenectady, NY 12301
There’s nothing I find more gratifying than helping my clients redefining purpose in their lives. While we are in a constant struggle with the expectations of others, we often lose sight of who we are ourselves. We negotiate, toil, and sacrifice—sometimes without even knowing why.
There’s nothing I find more gratifying than helping my clients redefining purpose in their lives. While we are in a constant struggle with the expectations of others, we often lose sight of who we are ourselves. We negotiate, toil, and sacrifice—sometimes without even knowing why.
(650) 822-1619 View (650) 822-1619
Clearwater Counseling Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Schenectady, NY 12301  (Online Only)
(518) 520-1492 View (518) 520-1492

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 12301

10+

Average cost per session

$127

Therapists in 12301 who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
93% Anxiety
80% Coping Skills
80% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
67% Grief
60% Anger Management

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Fidelis
64% Cigna and Evernorth
64% CDPHP

How Therapists in 12301 see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 12301?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.