Therapists in Brightwaters, NY

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Claudia M Dounelis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CASAC
Verified
Brightwaters, NY 11718  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R) and a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (Advanced Counselor). I have been providing out patient services in the mental health field for over 20 years.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R) and a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (Advanced Counselor). I have been providing out patient services in the mental health field for over 20 years.
(631) 658-5406 View (631) 658-5406
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Kristen Hayward
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Brightwaters, NY 11718
Women-specific mental health care is an often sought out and vastly underserved service. Being a mother, for example- wether you're a stay at home, working in the home or working outside of the home- poses unique challenges that many can relate to, but not many know how to navigate. The range of struggles in motherhood are as unique as mothers are- wether you're a seasoned mom struggling to find your identity again, to a new mom struggling with post partum everything- its a lot. Sometimes it can feel as if you're drowning. You deserve more.
Women-specific mental health care is an often sought out and vastly underserved service. Being a mother, for example- wether you're a stay at home, working in the home or working outside of the home- poses unique challenges that many can relate to, but not many know how to navigate. The range of struggles in motherhood are as unique as mothers are- wether you're a seasoned mom struggling to find your identity again, to a new mom struggling with post partum everything- its a lot. Sometimes it can feel as if you're drowning. You deserve more.
(631) 237-5436 View (631) 237-5436
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Megan Kopp Mental Health Counseling, PLLC
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified
Brightwaters, NY 11718  (Online Only)
Feeling lost in life amidst the challenges of uncertain times in the world? Do you feel anxious, depressed, or disconnected with others? Would you like someone to talk to in a safe, space where you can be yourself? If so, I’m here to help. I will provide a safe, empathetic environment to help you find direction, balance, and connection in life again. My goal is to provide the therapeutic tools to lead you on the path to your best life.
Feeling lost in life amidst the challenges of uncertain times in the world? Do you feel anxious, depressed, or disconnected with others? Would you like someone to talk to in a safe, space where you can be yourself? If so, I’m here to help. I will provide a safe, empathetic environment to help you find direction, balance, and connection in life again. My goal is to provide the therapeutic tools to lead you on the path to your best life.
(518) 241-1112 View (518) 241-1112
Nancy F. Solomon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, JD
Verified
Brightwaters, NY 11718
I am a licensed psychotherapist practicing in E. Setauket and Brightwaters, N.Y.. I work with adults, couples, and families. My primary focus is with individuals dealing with Anxiety.
I am a licensed psychotherapist practicing in E. Setauket and Brightwaters, N.Y.. I work with adults, couples, and families. My primary focus is with individuals dealing with Anxiety.
(631) 604-4874 View (631) 604-4874
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Princess Ann McPherson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Brightwaters, NY 11718  (Online Only)
The journey to a person's best self can be long and at times difficult. Therapy is an essential part of that journey. As a therapist my obligation is to support the needs of each client with relevant and essential tools geared towards achieving their desired goals. Concerns related to anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, career transition, trauma, family conflict or mental health issues can be addressed in a safe and judgement-free environment.
The journey to a person's best self can be long and at times difficult. Therapy is an essential part of that journey. As a therapist my obligation is to support the needs of each client with relevant and essential tools geared towards achieving their desired goals. Concerns related to anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, career transition, trauma, family conflict or mental health issues can be addressed in a safe and judgement-free environment.
(516) 548-6975 View (516) 548-6975
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Gail Carter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Brightwaters, NY 11718
Grief can feel overwhelming. Shock, disbelief, anger, guilt, and deep sadness are all normal reactions. You might feel physical symptoms. Sleep and appetite are often affected. Mentally you might feel confused, disoriented or forgetful. Grief can make you feel lost and out of control. Grief and loss are experienced for many reasons. Death is only one. The losses associated with pandemic and other significant life events affect us in profound ways.
Grief can feel overwhelming. Shock, disbelief, anger, guilt, and deep sadness are all normal reactions. You might feel physical symptoms. Sleep and appetite are often affected. Mentally you might feel confused, disoriented or forgetful. Grief can make you feel lost and out of control. Grief and loss are experienced for many reasons. Death is only one. The losses associated with pandemic and other significant life events affect us in profound ways.
(631) 664-7141 View (631) 664-7141

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Barbara Massaro
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Islip, NY 11751  (Online Only)
My goal as a trauma-certified therapist is to empower my clients to experience increased freedom and healing in their lives. My training in the addiction field has prepared me to treat a variety of mental health disorders, including anxiety, anger, depression, grief, and trauma.
My goal as a trauma-certified therapist is to empower my clients to experience increased freedom and healing in their lives. My training in the addiction field has prepared me to treat a variety of mental health disorders, including anxiety, anger, depression, grief, and trauma.
(631) 502-4619 View (631) 502-4619
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Joylin Santos
MHC-LP, CAT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Islip, NY 11751  (Online Only)
As a therapist, it is my goal to establish a validating and empathetic environment, so that you may feel supported throughout this part of your journey while making you feel seen and heard. My practice encompasses a variety of modalities, including Trauma-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, etc. Above all, I tailor my approach to each individual's specific needs. I also hold an M.A. in Clinical Art Therapy, which I utilize when necessary. I find that it is vital to assist individuals in comprehending the mechanisms that drive our minds and bodies to respond to stimuli in different ways.
As a therapist, it is my goal to establish a validating and empathetic environment, so that you may feel supported throughout this part of your journey while making you feel seen and heard. My practice encompasses a variety of modalities, including Trauma-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, etc. Above all, I tailor my approach to each individual's specific needs. I also hold an M.A. in Clinical Art Therapy, which I utilize when necessary. I find that it is vital to assist individuals in comprehending the mechanisms that drive our minds and bodies to respond to stimuli in different ways.
(631) 529-6391 View (631) 529-6391
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Michelle Pinales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Islip, NY 11751  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! ¡Aceptando nuevos clientes! Are you going through a difficult time, finding yourself in a rut, or trying to break free from intergenerational trauma to become a better version of yourself? You don't have to do that alone! I'm a bilingual Spanish Speaking Licensed Therapist with over 7 years of experience working with children, teens, adults, and families. I'm experienced in Evidenced Based Practices such as Trauma Focused Therapy, Play Therapy, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Therapies, Psychodynamic Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Crisis Intervention.
Accepting new clients! ¡Aceptando nuevos clientes! Are you going through a difficult time, finding yourself in a rut, or trying to break free from intergenerational trauma to become a better version of yourself? You don't have to do that alone! I'm a bilingual Spanish Speaking Licensed Therapist with over 7 years of experience working with children, teens, adults, and families. I'm experienced in Evidenced Based Practices such as Trauma Focused Therapy, Play Therapy, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Therapies, Psychodynamic Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Crisis Intervention.
(347) 418-0142 View (347) 418-0142
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Brian R Coyle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Islip, NY 11751
What do you truly want out of your life? Isn’t it time to stop accepting less and finally start finding a more purposeful and meaningful existence? I will help you gain awareness of the connection between your thoughts and emotions . Life is hard, and it’s important to learn emotional intelligence, while gaining acceptance to better understand ourselves and our relationships. Call me if you are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, anger, or having relationship issues . It takes courage to ask for help. The first step is sometimes the hardest. It’s important to honor yourself and strive to be the best version of you!
What do you truly want out of your life? Isn’t it time to stop accepting less and finally start finding a more purposeful and meaningful existence? I will help you gain awareness of the connection between your thoughts and emotions . Life is hard, and it’s important to learn emotional intelligence, while gaining acceptance to better understand ourselves and our relationships. Call me if you are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, anger, or having relationship issues . It takes courage to ask for help. The first step is sometimes the hardest. It’s important to honor yourself and strive to be the best version of you!
(631) 253-8245 View (631) 253-8245
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Sunrise Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified
Bay Shore, NY 11706
SUNRISE COUNSELING CENTER (in 3 locations) has been serving our community for over 30 years. Now that the world has changed and we are all adjusting to a "new normal", people have now found our services to be an ESSENTIAL support, to discover peace and happiness once again! Don’t suffer alone! 2000 of your friends and neighbors are now getting help through our various services. In addition, during these difficult times, the staff at SUNRISE COUNSELING CENTER would like to “give back” to our community by offering free consultations about both our psychotherapy (talk therapy) and psychiatric (medication management) services.
SUNRISE COUNSELING CENTER (in 3 locations) has been serving our community for over 30 years. Now that the world has changed and we are all adjusting to a "new normal", people have now found our services to be an ESSENTIAL support, to discover peace and happiness once again! Don’t suffer alone! 2000 of your friends and neighbors are now getting help through our various services. In addition, during these difficult times, the staff at SUNRISE COUNSELING CENTER would like to “give back” to our community by offering free consultations about both our psychotherapy (talk therapy) and psychiatric (medication management) services.
(631) 392-6118 View (631) 392-6118
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Heather Kramer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CASAC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Bay Shore, NY 11706
I know how hard it can be to start this new chapter of your life with a stranger and commend you on taking the next steps in working towards your goal. It is my mission to offer a safe place to support and guide you on your personal journey of growth and healing. I provided in office or on-line individual sessions assisting with exploring and processing all areas of your life that have left you unsettled and or dealing with emotions that may be interfering in your day to day. It is my goal to help you learn how to improve your quality of life and feel comfortable in your space.
I know how hard it can be to start this new chapter of your life with a stranger and commend you on taking the next steps in working towards your goal. It is my mission to offer a safe place to support and guide you on your personal journey of growth and healing. I provided in office or on-line individual sessions assisting with exploring and processing all areas of your life that have left you unsettled and or dealing with emotions that may be interfering in your day to day. It is my goal to help you learn how to improve your quality of life and feel comfortable in your space.
(631) 956-8622 View (631) 956-8622
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Jessie M Louis-Jean
MS, LPMHC
Verified
Bay Shore, NY 11706
My personal philosophy in life is that you can do anything you set your mind to when you have the support and faith to spur you forward. Without support or a belief system, I believe it’s harder if not impossible to be a better/matured version of yourself. If you have felt stuck or felt unmotivated by life's present challenges or past hurts and pains or just overwhelmed by it all, You have a place to find that comfort, guidance, and solutions, where it was believed there, were not.
My personal philosophy in life is that you can do anything you set your mind to when you have the support and faith to spur you forward. Without support or a belief system, I believe it’s harder if not impossible to be a better/matured version of yourself. If you have felt stuck or felt unmotivated by life's present challenges or past hurts and pains or just overwhelmed by it all, You have a place to find that comfort, guidance, and solutions, where it was believed there, were not.
(631) 206-5697 View (631) 206-5697
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Gregory M Singer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, SBL, SDL
Verified
West Islip, NY 11795
The only way to change is to define who you are and then change your habits to align with who your new self is. It's as simple as that, but the problem that arises the most with the clients who come into my office is; who is this new person I want to be. This can be difficult, because many times there are many underlying factors that prevent us, or that we perceive prevent us from taking the steps we need to move forward. It is my job is to help you realize what great potential you have inside you already. With that said let's work together to pick apart the old ideas you have of yourself, and create a new pathway forward.
The only way to change is to define who you are and then change your habits to align with who your new self is. It's as simple as that, but the problem that arises the most with the clients who come into my office is; who is this new person I want to be. This can be difficult, because many times there are many underlying factors that prevent us, or that we perceive prevent us from taking the steps we need to move forward. It is my job is to help you realize what great potential you have inside you already. With that said let's work together to pick apart the old ideas you have of yourself, and create a new pathway forward.
(631) 201-4895 View (631) 201-4895
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Caitlyn Bial
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CASAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Islip, NY 11795
Hello! I am a Licensed Master Social Worker, My training includes a strength based approach when working with her clients. I have various experience working with adolescents, families, and adults. My therapy approach is providing evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. I have had experience working with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, substance use disorders, trauma, and family issues.
Hello! I am a Licensed Master Social Worker, My training includes a strength based approach when working with her clients. I have various experience working with adolescents, families, and adults. My therapy approach is providing evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. I have had experience working with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, substance use disorders, trauma, and family issues.
(631) 529-4919 View (631) 529-4919
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Kaleighan Mills
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Islip, NY 11795
Kaleighan Mills, LMSW is a Licensed Master Social Worker and received her Bachelors in Psychology and Sociology at Stony Brook University and Masters degree in Social Work at Long Island University. Kaleighan specializes in working with young adults battling anxiety, depression, family stressors and trauma. She also has experience working with young children, adolescents and their families in foster care prevention, the juvenile court systems and school based settings. She assists clients with anxiety, depression, adverse childhood experiences, trauma and life transitions through evidence based treatments such as CBT and MI.
Kaleighan Mills, LMSW is a Licensed Master Social Worker and received her Bachelors in Psychology and Sociology at Stony Brook University and Masters degree in Social Work at Long Island University. Kaleighan specializes in working with young adults battling anxiety, depression, family stressors and trauma. She also has experience working with young children, adolescents and their families in foster care prevention, the juvenile court systems and school based settings. She assists clients with anxiety, depression, adverse childhood experiences, trauma and life transitions through evidence based treatments such as CBT and MI.
(631) 212-9289 View (631) 212-9289
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Courtney Jacobson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Islip, NY 11795  (Online Only)
As a therapist I try to provide a safe place for my clients to attend where they can feel supported and comfortable. I believe in the importance of openness, honesty, and sincerity, as I feel that it helps to build a strong therapeutic relationship. I use a collaborative approach that incorporates the strengths, skills, and interests of my clients into their treatment. I believe by being flexible and integrating multiple therapeutic modalities, I can best support my clients. My ultimate goal is that my clients will leave therapy feeling a new sense of empowerment in their ability to cope with all of life’s challenges.
As a therapist I try to provide a safe place for my clients to attend where they can feel supported and comfortable. I believe in the importance of openness, honesty, and sincerity, as I feel that it helps to build a strong therapeutic relationship. I use a collaborative approach that incorporates the strengths, skills, and interests of my clients into their treatment. I believe by being flexible and integrating multiple therapeutic modalities, I can best support my clients. My ultimate goal is that my clients will leave therapy feeling a new sense of empowerment in their ability to cope with all of life’s challenges.
(631) 869-7459 View (631) 869-7459
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Jennifer Scott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Islip, NY 11751
Welcome! Come in and make yourself comfortable. Tell me what's been on your mind? Life can be hard sometimes, I know. I believe that you deserve happiness and to be the best version of you through healing and acceptance. Let me help you with feelings of sadness, anxiety from work, rebuilding a healthy relationship with your spouse or friend or let's talk about that anger that doesn't go away. Do you need help with setting boundaries with family members? Perhaps you're looking for help with communication or how to be more assertive instead of passive. I will walk beside you as you take your first steps toward your healing journey.
Welcome! Come in and make yourself comfortable. Tell me what's been on your mind? Life can be hard sometimes, I know. I believe that you deserve happiness and to be the best version of you through healing and acceptance. Let me help you with feelings of sadness, anxiety from work, rebuilding a healthy relationship with your spouse or friend or let's talk about that anger that doesn't go away. Do you need help with setting boundaries with family members? Perhaps you're looking for help with communication or how to be more assertive instead of passive. I will walk beside you as you take your first steps toward your healing journey.
(631) 894-9370 View (631) 894-9370
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Zuleima Benitez Argueta
MS, MHC-LP
Verified
Bay Shore, NY 11706
I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I enjoy working with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, and trauma. My approach in therapy is to create a safe space in order to guide clients and address the root causes of the client's difficulties. My goal is to help clients manage life stressors, process their experiences, and come to an understanding of how they may function in their day-to-day lives.
I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I enjoy working with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, and trauma. My approach in therapy is to create a safe space in order to guide clients and address the root causes of the client's difficulties. My goal is to help clients manage life stressors, process their experiences, and come to an understanding of how they may function in their day-to-day lives.
(631) 646-1709 View (631) 646-1709
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Kristin Doran
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC-M
Verified
1 Endorsed
Islip, NY 11751  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Kristin Doran and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I hold a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University. I am also a masters level CASAC and have 10 years experience supporting individuals living with dual diagnosis as well as substance use difficulties. I have experience treating anxiety, depression, issues surrounding self-esteem, maladaptive coping skills, stress management, in addition to life transitions and relationship issues.
Welcome! My name is Kristin Doran and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I hold a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University. I am also a masters level CASAC and have 10 years experience supporting individuals living with dual diagnosis as well as substance use difficulties. I have experience treating anxiety, depression, issues surrounding self-esteem, maladaptive coping skills, stress management, in addition to life transitions and relationship issues.
(631) 837-2858 View (631) 837-2858

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Number of Therapists in Brightwaters, NY

< 10

Therapists in Brightwaters, NY who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem
83% Relationship Issues
67% Grief
67% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Oxford

How Therapists in Brightwaters, NY see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Brightwaters?

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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.