Photo of Suzanne Bouchard, Counselor in 12508, NY
Suzanne Bouchard
Counselor, LMHC, HC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beacon, NY 12508
I am a licensed therapist working with clients who are struggling with a wide variety of life issues. My approach to treatment is eclectic. I have been trained in both short or long term treatment modalities depending on your needs.
I am a licensed therapist working with clients who are struggling with a wide variety of life issues. My approach to treatment is eclectic. I have been trained in both short or long term treatment modalities depending on your needs.
(845) 206-9793 View (845) 206-9793
Photo of Lea Tanenbaum, Counselor in 12508, NY
Lea Tanenbaum
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Beacon, NY 12508  (Online Only)
As a person: I’m empathic, assured, and work to find the positive. I spend my time cultivating growth wherever I can. I enjoy spending time with my dog as well as anyones who needs a helping hand. I enjoy roadtrips with friends where I get to paddle board or simply bask in the water. I will drive for seafood, leisurely hikes, and natural attractions. I want you to know what type of person you'll be talking to because the therapeutic relationship matters. Some people click, when that happens it's a beautiful thing. Fantastic work can be done. Others don't click and that's perfectly ok. Let's see if we fit.
As a person: I’m empathic, assured, and work to find the positive. I spend my time cultivating growth wherever I can. I enjoy spending time with my dog as well as anyones who needs a helping hand. I enjoy roadtrips with friends where I get to paddle board or simply bask in the water. I will drive for seafood, leisurely hikes, and natural attractions. I want you to know what type of person you'll be talking to because the therapeutic relationship matters. Some people click, when that happens it's a beautiful thing. Fantastic work can be done. Others don't click and that's perfectly ok. Let's see if we fit.
(845) 260-6034 View (845) 260-6034
Photo of Lisa Papantoniou, Art Therapist in 12508, NY
Lisa Papantoniou
Art Therapist, MA, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beacon, NY 12508
If you are looking for a holistic and empowering approach to therapy, Creative Arts Therapy may be the perfect fit for you. Our person-centered approach combines artistic expression and talk therapy techniques to help individuals cultivate self-awareness, foster emotional well-being, and facilitate personal growth. Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, PTSD, or going through a life transition, our practice provides as a safe and supportive environment to explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences through creative expression. Let us help you on your journey of self discovery and transformation.
If you are looking for a holistic and empowering approach to therapy, Creative Arts Therapy may be the perfect fit for you. Our person-centered approach combines artistic expression and talk therapy techniques to help individuals cultivate self-awareness, foster emotional well-being, and facilitate personal growth. Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, PTSD, or going through a life transition, our practice provides as a safe and supportive environment to explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences through creative expression. Let us help you on your journey of self discovery and transformation.
(845) 523-6582 View (845) 523-6582
Photo of Linda Ellen Siegel, Art Therapist in 12508, NY
Linda Ellen Siegel
Art Therapist, DPS, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beacon, NY 12508
I am presently accepting new patients. I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and have specialties in creative arts therapy, kinesthetic mind-body therapy, mindfulness, couple's psychotherapy and depth-oriented psychotherapy. I am also a parent-infant psychotherapist and work with a variety of postpartum issues. Women who are particularly interested in Kinesthetic Art Therapy are encouraged to contact me. If you are interested in contacting me for more information, please call me at 917-892-9783
I am presently accepting new patients. I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and have specialties in creative arts therapy, kinesthetic mind-body therapy, mindfulness, couple's psychotherapy and depth-oriented psychotherapy. I am also a parent-infant psychotherapist and work with a variety of postpartum issues. Women who are particularly interested in Kinesthetic Art Therapy are encouraged to contact me. If you are interested in contacting me for more information, please call me at 917-892-9783
(917) 924-3358 View (917) 924-3358
Photo of Karen S. Lippitt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 12508, NY
Karen S. Lippitt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beacon, NY 12508
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. Maybe you have struggled with making sense of your childhood and you have reached a point in your life where you need help moving forward. I’m here to support you. My approach is collaborative and non-judgmental. I want you to feel you can share what feels impossible, and perhaps what has weighed you down for so long time. I work with adults who have experienced childhood abuse and trauma and are ready to reach out for support.
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. Maybe you have struggled with making sense of your childhood and you have reached a point in your life where you need help moving forward. I’m here to support you. My approach is collaborative and non-judgmental. I want you to feel you can share what feels impossible, and perhaps what has weighed you down for so long time. I work with adults who have experienced childhood abuse and trauma and are ready to reach out for support.
(347) 836-5638 View (347) 836-5638
Photo of Judy M Scarpelli, Psychologist in 12508, NY
Judy M Scarpelli
Psychologist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beacon, NY 12508
We all face common struggles of loneliness, depression, sadness, anxiety, conflict in relationships and stress related to work and finances, among others. After years of treating children, adults, couples and families as a Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist, I know that by embracing and exploring our struggles we can use the power of our wisdom to find solutions, enhance our growth, access our potential, and experience contentment and joy in our lives. I provide individual therapy and couple's therapy to those wanting to discover solutions to specific problems, but also, those seeking greater satisfaction and contentment in their lives.
We all face common struggles of loneliness, depression, sadness, anxiety, conflict in relationships and stress related to work and finances, among others. After years of treating children, adults, couples and families as a Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist, I know that by embracing and exploring our struggles we can use the power of our wisdom to find solutions, enhance our growth, access our potential, and experience contentment and joy in our lives. I provide individual therapy and couple's therapy to those wanting to discover solutions to specific problems, but also, those seeking greater satisfaction and contentment in their lives.
(845) 253-4950 View (845) 253-4950
Photo of Sophia Ferranti, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 12508, NY
Sophia Ferranti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACHP-SW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beacon, NY 12508
My goal is to help support and guide you through identifying and managing areas of life that may feel incomplete, problematic or out of sorts. Many of us have thoughts, beliefs or behaviors that prevent us from living the peaceful & joy-filled life we deserve. Trauma, early life experiences and/or life challenges/transitions can leave us feeling hopeless, alone and triggered.
My goal is to help support and guide you through identifying and managing areas of life that may feel incomplete, problematic or out of sorts. Many of us have thoughts, beliefs or behaviors that prevent us from living the peaceful & joy-filled life we deserve. Trauma, early life experiences and/or life challenges/transitions can leave us feeling hopeless, alone and triggered.
(845) 712-4394 View (845) 712-4394
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Anna Coppola
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beacon, NY 12508  (Online Only)
My name is Anna, and I am a therapist specializing in PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationship issues and couples therapy. I work with those that are struggling to meet their goals or find peace due to past traumas, attachment injuries, dysfunctional relationships, and related moods including anxiety or depression. I've been trained in EMDR, CPT for PTSD and Attachment Theory based couples therapy, and I have experience working with those who struggle with PTSD and cPTSD. I also completed some training in DBT, which helps those struggling with intense emotions and tumultuous personal relationships.
My name is Anna, and I am a therapist specializing in PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationship issues and couples therapy. I work with those that are struggling to meet their goals or find peace due to past traumas, attachment injuries, dysfunctional relationships, and related moods including anxiety or depression. I've been trained in EMDR, CPT for PTSD and Attachment Theory based couples therapy, and I have experience working with those who struggle with PTSD and cPTSD. I also completed some training in DBT, which helps those struggling with intense emotions and tumultuous personal relationships.
(646) 681-6286 View (646) 681-6286
Photo of John A Asuncion, Counselor in 12508, NY
John A Asuncion
Counselor, LMHC, CPC
Verified Verified
Beacon, NY 12508  (Online Only)
John Asuncion has 15 years of experience as a graduate-level mental health counselor and utilizes a holistic, person-centered approach in his therapy practice. He provides teletherapy to creatives residing in New York and Maine with a focus on personal growth and life-satisfaction. Mr. Asuncion helps his clients cultivate personal insights through exploration, develop effective strategies to enhance well-being, and move from psychological and emotional pain toward healing and greater happiness.
John Asuncion has 15 years of experience as a graduate-level mental health counselor and utilizes a holistic, person-centered approach in his therapy practice. He provides teletherapy to creatives residing in New York and Maine with a focus on personal growth and life-satisfaction. Mr. Asuncion helps his clients cultivate personal insights through exploration, develop effective strategies to enhance well-being, and move from psychological and emotional pain toward healing and greater happiness.
(845) 243-6535 View (845) 243-6535
Photo of Mary Farkas in 12508, NY
Mary Farkas
LCAT, MA, RDT, CDP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Beacon, NY 12508
You’re so tired. And you’re tired of saying you’re tired. Especially after these exhausting COVID years. It’s so hard to turn your mind off from your worries and your endless to-do list. You’re overwhelmed, wondering when things will get easier. You provide so much care to others, but you get lost in the shuffle. Your temper flares easily. So much has changed in your life, and you wonder if you will feel like yourself again. Care work is incredibly hard and often invisible, and caring for yourself in the midst of that is even harder.
You’re so tired. And you’re tired of saying you’re tired. Especially after these exhausting COVID years. It’s so hard to turn your mind off from your worries and your endless to-do list. You’re overwhelmed, wondering when things will get easier. You provide so much care to others, but you get lost in the shuffle. Your temper flares easily. So much has changed in your life, and you wonder if you will feel like yourself again. Care work is incredibly hard and often invisible, and caring for yourself in the midst of that is even harder.
(845) 202-4312 View (845) 202-4312
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, L, C, S, W, R
Verified Verified
Beacon, NY 12508
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(845) 713-8843 View (845) 713-8843
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Raina Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beacon, NY 12508  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Possible reasons why you want to start therapy: You want to learn more about yourself. You are feeling alone, misunderstood, stuck and you may or may not have people around you who support you but you still feel this way. You want to make a change or you're in the middle of a change (wanted or unwanted) and you need support. You are looking for an objective, skilled and compassionate opinion. You are in need of someone to point out your blind spots, with discretion. You feel unable to achieve your dreams or life goals no matter how hard you try. If any of these reasons resonate with you, I can help.
Possible reasons why you want to start therapy: You want to learn more about yourself. You are feeling alone, misunderstood, stuck and you may or may not have people around you who support you but you still feel this way. You want to make a change or you're in the middle of a change (wanted or unwanted) and you need support. You are looking for an objective, skilled and compassionate opinion. You are in need of someone to point out your blind spots, with discretion. You feel unable to achieve your dreams or life goals no matter how hard you try. If any of these reasons resonate with you, I can help.
(914) 600-3557 View (914) 600-3557
Photo of Ashley M. Mosgrove, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 12508, NY
Ashley M. Mosgrove
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beacon, NY 12508  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe that the foundation to effective and meaningful therapeutic work lies in the mutual building of a safe and trusting relationship in which the client feels valued, respected, and understood. Seeking therapeutic support requires a significant amount of courage. I take this seriously and feel deeply honored to be trusted to do this work and to witness the growth of those I serve.
I believe that the foundation to effective and meaningful therapeutic work lies in the mutual building of a safe and trusting relationship in which the client feels valued, respected, and understood. Seeking therapeutic support requires a significant amount of courage. I take this seriously and feel deeply honored to be trusted to do this work and to witness the growth of those I serve.
(845) 420-3784 View (845) 420-3784
Photo of Rosa Ortiz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 12508, NY
Rosa Ortiz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beacon, NY 12508  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or frustrated about an ongoing issue in your life? Seeking guidance and support to help you navigate through it? I'm here to lend you a compassionate ear and offer a helping hand on your journey towards finding clarity and happiness. Having personally experienced anxiety and depression, I understand the weight that these emotional struggles can bear on your shoulders. My own battle has taught me invaluable lessons about resilience, self-care, and the power of seeking support. Now, I'm dedicated to using my experience to assist those longing for a brighter and calmer future.
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or frustrated about an ongoing issue in your life? Seeking guidance and support to help you navigate through it? I'm here to lend you a compassionate ear and offer a helping hand on your journey towards finding clarity and happiness. Having personally experienced anxiety and depression, I understand the weight that these emotional struggles can bear on your shoulders. My own battle has taught me invaluable lessons about resilience, self-care, and the power of seeking support. Now, I'm dedicated to using my experience to assist those longing for a brighter and calmer future.
(845) 253-9528 View (845) 253-9528
Photo of Theresa Rivera, Art Therapist in 12508, NY
Theresa Rivera
Art Therapist, MPS, ATR, LCAT
Verified Verified
Beacon, NY 12508
Are you tired of feeling trapped in a cycle of anxiety, depression, or addiction? Do you long for a sense of wellbeing and control over your thoughts and emotions? It's time to break free from the chains that bind you and discover a path to inner peace. Theresa understands the profound connection between the body and mind, and she is here to guide you on a transformative journey towards healing and self-discovery. You will not only find relief from your struggles but also gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you. Say goodbye to the darkness that has consumed you for far too long and embrace a brighter future!
Are you tired of feeling trapped in a cycle of anxiety, depression, or addiction? Do you long for a sense of wellbeing and control over your thoughts and emotions? It's time to break free from the chains that bind you and discover a path to inner peace. Theresa understands the profound connection between the body and mind, and she is here to guide you on a transformative journey towards healing and self-discovery. You will not only find relief from your struggles but also gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you. Say goodbye to the darkness that has consumed you for far too long and embrace a brighter future!
(845) 606-4990 View (845) 606-4990
Photo of Riana Justusson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 12508, NY
Riana Justusson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beacon, NY 12508
The therapy I practice aims to explore the way in which our layers of experience inform the way we interact with ourselves and the world around us. Through our work together, we will acknowledge and understand the destructive forces that often lay outside of our awareness while identifying and strengthening the constructive forces each of us embody. I strive to provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment where my clients can experiment with thoughts, ideas, and perspectives to bring about clarity, confidence, and authenticity. I enjoy supporting individuals who are looking to experience a deeper understanding of themselves.
The therapy I practice aims to explore the way in which our layers of experience inform the way we interact with ourselves and the world around us. Through our work together, we will acknowledge and understand the destructive forces that often lay outside of our awareness while identifying and strengthening the constructive forces each of us embody. I strive to provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment where my clients can experiment with thoughts, ideas, and perspectives to bring about clarity, confidence, and authenticity. I enjoy supporting individuals who are looking to experience a deeper understanding of themselves.
(845) 250-0446 View (845) 250-0446
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Flourish & Nourish Eating Disorder & Psychotherapy
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Beacon, NY 12508  (Online Only)
Hello! My approach to every client is that you are your own researcher and research participant. I give you the tools to collect data on yourself. Together we analyze your trends and patterns of undesired behaviors and see where we can shift/eliminate those behaviors into positive change. We create SMART goals an apply through tangible therapeutic work in between sessions. My goal is for you to flourish and nourish your mind, body and soul into your ideal self.
Hello! My approach to every client is that you are your own researcher and research participant. I give you the tools to collect data on yourself. Together we analyze your trends and patterns of undesired behaviors and see where we can shift/eliminate those behaviors into positive change. We create SMART goals an apply through tangible therapeutic work in between sessions. My goal is for you to flourish and nourish your mind, body and soul into your ideal self.
(845) 681-2340 View (845) 681-2340
Photo of Jessica M Mills, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 12508, NY
Jessica M Mills
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beacon, NY 12508
I believe the true pillars of continued success and growth are based on intention and relationships. If you're having trouble finding your "Why"? I am here to inspire simple changes that are a transformative guide on your journey to renewed health, restored relationships and a greater joy for living. The transition from "stuck" to "moving" is my passion. There is a powerful reciprocity between the mind and body connection. To meet each clients' unique needs, I enjoy using walks and hikes as a way to engage and communicate, and I always make humor and comfortability a priority. You are in control of the progress we make together.
I believe the true pillars of continued success and growth are based on intention and relationships. If you're having trouble finding your "Why"? I am here to inspire simple changes that are a transformative guide on your journey to renewed health, restored relationships and a greater joy for living. The transition from "stuck" to "moving" is my passion. There is a powerful reciprocity between the mind and body connection. To meet each clients' unique needs, I enjoy using walks and hikes as a way to engage and communicate, and I always make humor and comfortability a priority. You are in control of the progress we make together.
(914) 752-2365 View (914) 752-2365
Photo of B. Webb Eaken, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 12508, NY
B. Webb Eaken
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beacon, NY 12508
I believe that where we came from inevitably affects who we are, but does not need to define or constrain us in perpetuity. I want to understand where you’re coming from and where you want to go. My job is to listen, to try to understand how you see the world, and help you understand what patterns may hold you back. I am warm, humorous, thoughtful and patient. Our time together is yours and nothing is out of bounds. I hope to create a safe space where we can creatively look at your life and try to understand your concerns, doubts, fears and triumphs.
I believe that where we came from inevitably affects who we are, but does not need to define or constrain us in perpetuity. I want to understand where you’re coming from and where you want to go. My job is to listen, to try to understand how you see the world, and help you understand what patterns may hold you back. I am warm, humorous, thoughtful and patient. Our time together is yours and nothing is out of bounds. I hope to create a safe space where we can creatively look at your life and try to understand your concerns, doubts, fears and triumphs.
(929) 325-1569 View (929) 325-1569
Photo of Kara Bucci, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 12508, NY
Kara Bucci
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beacon, NY 12508
My mission is to be of help to people with a variety of goals: to live well, to create oneself, to understand more deeply and grow, and to cultivate the kinds of relationships that give life meaning and joy. A therapeutic partnership allows us to explore our patterns of living—of thinking, relating, communicating and behaving—and remake them to make life more satisfying.
My mission is to be of help to people with a variety of goals: to live well, to create oneself, to understand more deeply and grow, and to cultivate the kinds of relationships that give life meaning and joy. A therapeutic partnership allows us to explore our patterns of living—of thinking, relating, communicating and behaving—and remake them to make life more satisfying.
(845) 288-0359 View (845) 288-0359

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 12508

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 12508 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
87% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
76% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
63% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
66% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
62% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 12508 see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
12% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 12508?

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.