Therapists in Brooklyn, NY

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Photo of Headway, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Headway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11230  (Online Only)
My main goal is to help clients to achieve their full potential and enjoy life. My professional values are safety, trust and communication.
My main goal is to help clients to achieve their full potential and enjoy life. My professional values are safety, trust and communication.
(718) 557-9270 View (718) 557-9270
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Gentry Gibson
Counselor, LMHC, EdM, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11201
I provide counseling to adults to support attainment of therapy goals and ways to more effectively meet life’s challenges. My approach involves the discovery and exploration of patterns that have formed in your life unconsciously and the development of steps you may take to make them more conscious, healthy, and deliberate. I draw on your strengths and attributes as well as on a variety of evidence-based techniques, such as from cognitive behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and psychodynamic therapy, as appropriate to help you reach treatment goals.
I provide counseling to adults to support attainment of therapy goals and ways to more effectively meet life’s challenges. My approach involves the discovery and exploration of patterns that have formed in your life unconsciously and the development of steps you may take to make them more conscious, healthy, and deliberate. I draw on your strengths and attributes as well as on a variety of evidence-based techniques, such as from cognitive behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and psychodynamic therapy, as appropriate to help you reach treatment goals.
(718) 568-5864 View (718) 568-5864
Photo of Melissa Hallman, Licensed Master Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY
Melissa Hallman
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11213  (Online Only)
My passion as a psychotherapist allows me to provide a safe space to explore past traumas, anxiety, depression, life transitions and life stressors. As seeking therapy is a courageous step, I offer therapeutic services to adults, children, couples, and families. I provide a compassionate, nonjudgemental and encouraging environment to effectively communicate stressors and get to the root of emotional patterns.
My passion as a psychotherapist allows me to provide a safe space to explore past traumas, anxiety, depression, life transitions and life stressors. As seeking therapy is a courageous step, I offer therapeutic services to adults, children, couples, and families. I provide a compassionate, nonjudgemental and encouraging environment to effectively communicate stressors and get to the root of emotional patterns.
(347) 573-9756 View (347) 573-9756
Photo of Julian Cabezas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Julian Cabezas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11211
As an eclectic therapist, I work with individuals, relationships and couples to help them reach peak performance and fulfillment, particularly in their relationships—with themselves and with others. I've always been drawn to finding innovative ways to see an issues and solutions. Whether you’re pursuing a dream or facing a roadblock you can't navigate, my approach blends cognitive-behavioral techniques, parts work, and somatics to offer practical, down-to-earth support.
As an eclectic therapist, I work with individuals, relationships and couples to help them reach peak performance and fulfillment, particularly in their relationships—with themselves and with others. I've always been drawn to finding innovative ways to see an issues and solutions. Whether you’re pursuing a dream or facing a roadblock you can't navigate, my approach blends cognitive-behavioral techniques, parts work, and somatics to offer practical, down-to-earth support.
(646) 679-7801 View (646) 679-7801
Photo of William Astwood, Marriage & Family Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
William Astwood
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201
I am a Marriage and Family Psychotherapist in private practice in Brooklyn for over thirty years and formerly Director of Family Services at a large, multi-modal, private counseling center in Manhattan. Although continuing to work with individuals, for the last twenty years my continued training and professional focus has been on couples, children, and families as it became increasingly clear that engaging the family group was so much more effective and efficient. This comes not merely from having the additional information, but from being able to mobilize the inherent strength of the family and its' intrinsic, natural movement towards growth.
I am a Marriage and Family Psychotherapist in private practice in Brooklyn for over thirty years and formerly Director of Family Services at a large, multi-modal, private counseling center in Manhattan. Although continuing to work with individuals, for the last twenty years my continued training and professional focus has been on couples, children, and families as it became increasingly clear that engaging the family group was so much more effective and efficient. This comes not merely from having the additional information, but from being able to mobilize the inherent strength of the family and its' intrinsic, natural movement towards growth.
(718) 569-8761 View (718) 569-8761
Photo of Julie Moulin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Julie Moulin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
I genuinely enjoy working with diverse groups of people and age ranges. I started my career working in a therapeutic foster care agency in the South Bronx. This is where the foundation of my practice began. From there, I worked in a hospital setting that was directly related to community outreach. Simultaneously, I worked for an outpatient mental health clinic, providing individual, couples, and family therapy. I am very person-centered and develop genuine connections with my clients in order to create a sense of safety and trust while navigating their reason for coming to treatment.
I genuinely enjoy working with diverse groups of people and age ranges. I started my career working in a therapeutic foster care agency in the South Bronx. This is where the foundation of my practice began. From there, I worked in a hospital setting that was directly related to community outreach. Simultaneously, I worked for an outpatient mental health clinic, providing individual, couples, and family therapy. I am very person-centered and develop genuine connections with my clients in order to create a sense of safety and trust while navigating their reason for coming to treatment.
(646) 846-9083 View (646) 846-9083
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Murray Edwards
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
I believe that we all have the power to become who we want to be. It is through therapy and working together that I can help you reach your potential. Practicing for 20 years, I hold a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School, and am a graduate of the Hartford Family Institute Training Program. I am licensed in the state of NY as a Mental Health Counselor.
I believe that we all have the power to become who we want to be. It is through therapy and working together that I can help you reach your potential. Practicing for 20 years, I hold a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School, and am a graduate of the Hartford Family Institute Training Program. I am licensed in the state of NY as a Mental Health Counselor.
(917) 746-4995 View (917) 746-4995
Photo of Kerry Higgins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Kerry Higgins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Do you feel overwhelmed, very self aware, and stuck at the same time? It seems like no matter what you do, you feel disconnected and defeated. It’s hard to get your emotional needs met even though you’re ready to break cycles and live a really amazing life. Whether you experienced childhood trauma, relationship issues, low self esteem,or are just going through a challenging time right now - I want you to know that long lasting change is possible. It’s common to fall into the trap of minimizing your needs and experiences.
Do you feel overwhelmed, very self aware, and stuck at the same time? It seems like no matter what you do, you feel disconnected and defeated. It’s hard to get your emotional needs met even though you’re ready to break cycles and live a really amazing life. Whether you experienced childhood trauma, relationship issues, low self esteem,or are just going through a challenging time right now - I want you to know that long lasting change is possible. It’s common to fall into the trap of minimizing your needs and experiences.
(845) 666-3776 View (845) 666-3776
Photo of Zena Watson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Zena Watson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11238  (Online Only)
The need to feel heard and understood exists within all of us and is vital to thrive in life.  Without this need being met, you can find yourself struggling with feeling disconnected from others, weighed down by depression, held back by traumatic memories, overwhelmed by worry and fear, or stuck in your life while it seems as if everyone else is passing you by.  Holding your story with great care, I can offer you a safe haven so that you can reach your own healing and a sense of empowerment in your life.       
The need to feel heard and understood exists within all of us and is vital to thrive in life.  Without this need being met, you can find yourself struggling with feeling disconnected from others, weighed down by depression, held back by traumatic memories, overwhelmed by worry and fear, or stuck in your life while it seems as if everyone else is passing you by.  Holding your story with great care, I can offer you a safe haven so that you can reach your own healing and a sense of empowerment in your life.       
(929) 203-5361 View (929) 203-5361
Photo of Jessica Healy - Therapy For Creatives, Counselor in Brooklyn, NY
Jessica Healy - Therapy For Creatives
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Have your previous experiences with therapy left you not quite satisfied? Did simply talking about your difficulties seem to lose its impact after a while? Or perhaps you feel like you stayed with a therapist for longer than you wished without much improvement? If you deeply desire personal growth and are motivated to dedicate energy towards achieving it, true lasting change is within reach. Using Internal Family Systems therapy, Jessica will assist you in moving beyond the painful patterns you have already talked through and shine new awareness on what lies beneath.
Have your previous experiences with therapy left you not quite satisfied? Did simply talking about your difficulties seem to lose its impact after a while? Or perhaps you feel like you stayed with a therapist for longer than you wished without much improvement? If you deeply desire personal growth and are motivated to dedicate energy towards achieving it, true lasting change is within reach. Using Internal Family Systems therapy, Jessica will assist you in moving beyond the painful patterns you have already talked through and shine new awareness on what lies beneath.
(347) 801-7931 View (347) 801-7931
Photo of Susan Caputo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Susan Caputo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11215
I work with children, adolescents, and adults and provide play, individual, parenting, couples and family therapy. I am psychodynamically trained, but use an eclectic approach to address each client's needs. I am trained in CBT to work with traumatized or depressed children and adolescents. As a certified EMDR therapist I help clients struggling with PTSD, trauma, and attachment issues. I strongly believe in a mind-body connection, and help my clients strengthen their emotional well-being. I believe that clients who feel empowered, learn coping skills, and gain insight will achieve physical and emotional strength and wellness.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults and provide play, individual, parenting, couples and family therapy. I am psychodynamically trained, but use an eclectic approach to address each client's needs. I am trained in CBT to work with traumatized or depressed children and adolescents. As a certified EMDR therapist I help clients struggling with PTSD, trauma, and attachment issues. I strongly believe in a mind-body connection, and help my clients strengthen their emotional well-being. I believe that clients who feel empowered, learn coping skills, and gain insight will achieve physical and emotional strength and wellness.
(917) 725-4049 View (917) 725-4049
Photo of Karen Karopkin, Counselor in Brooklyn, NY
Karen Karopkin
Counselor, MA, MS, CASAC-T
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11230
As a retired school counselor with extensive background in dealing with substance abuse issues, I am best positioned to assist clients with difficulties related to social, academic or behavioral issues. I am particularly attuned to the ways in which parenting styles impact upon the functioning of children and to the most efficient ways of creating change to promote the likeliness of a person's or family's success and happiness. At times, these are most effectively addressed through an examination and fostering of an individual's goal-setting and motivation and how these may encumber his or her movement on the path to future satisfaction.
As a retired school counselor with extensive background in dealing with substance abuse issues, I am best positioned to assist clients with difficulties related to social, academic or behavioral issues. I am particularly attuned to the ways in which parenting styles impact upon the functioning of children and to the most efficient ways of creating change to promote the likeliness of a person's or family's success and happiness. At times, these are most effectively addressed through an examination and fostering of an individual's goal-setting and motivation and how these may encumber his or her movement on the path to future satisfaction.
(347) 282-5219 View (347) 282-5219
Photo of Baraka Elihu, Licensed Professional Counselor in Brooklyn, NY
Baraka Elihu
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NBCCH
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Updates under construction- thank you for your patience.
Updates under construction- thank you for your patience.
(347) 801-7506 View (347) 801-7506
Photo of Dana Parchi, Psychologist in Brooklyn, NY
Dana Parchi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11242
We can all get trapped in a way of thinking or relating to the world that does not serve our end goals. I work with clients to help them become aware of these patterns, understand their origin and utility, while at the same time fostering the freedom, perspective, and skills to break away from these patterns when needed. I view therapy as a co-investigative process, where you and I can look together, with neutrality, curiosity and compassion, at the forces that are shaping your emotional life, and see if there might be a different way of experiencing the world.
We can all get trapped in a way of thinking or relating to the world that does not serve our end goals. I work with clients to help them become aware of these patterns, understand their origin and utility, while at the same time fostering the freedom, perspective, and skills to break away from these patterns when needed. I view therapy as a co-investigative process, where you and I can look together, with neutrality, curiosity and compassion, at the forces that are shaping your emotional life, and see if there might be a different way of experiencing the world.
(646) 846-2526 View (646) 846-2526
Photo of Irina Loshinsky, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Irina Loshinsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11214
I understand and respect how difficult it is to make a decision to ask for help and look for a therapist. Therefore, I put a lot of effort in assuring that my clients feel safe and comfortable while in treatment with me. I have more than 20 years of experience treating individuals and couples in crisis or just in need of support and guidance. I specialize in treating individuals with mood and anxiety disorders, anger issues, and relationship problems.
I understand and respect how difficult it is to make a decision to ask for help and look for a therapist. Therefore, I put a lot of effort in assuring that my clients feel safe and comfortable while in treatment with me. I have more than 20 years of experience treating individuals and couples in crisis or just in need of support and guidance. I specialize in treating individuals with mood and anxiety disorders, anger issues, and relationship problems.
(917) 533-5954 View (917) 533-5954
Photo of Grace Slifkin, Licensed Master Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY
Grace Slifkin
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Grace works with clients to translate her deep expertise into tangible tools for a life with less worry and more presence, confidence, and connection. She has received exceptional training in CBT, DBT, ERP, ACT, and SPACE at leading hospitals and private practices. She specializes in supporting pre-teens, teens, and adults facing anxiety disorders such as OCD, panic, social anxiety, ARFID, emetophobia, body dysmorphia, perfectionism, and anxiety related to chronic illness and gastrointestinal issues. Grace also works with caregivers of children with behavioral issues, OCD, and anxiety using evidence-based parenting interventions.
Grace works with clients to translate her deep expertise into tangible tools for a life with less worry and more presence, confidence, and connection. She has received exceptional training in CBT, DBT, ERP, ACT, and SPACE at leading hospitals and private practices. She specializes in supporting pre-teens, teens, and adults facing anxiety disorders such as OCD, panic, social anxiety, ARFID, emetophobia, body dysmorphia, perfectionism, and anxiety related to chronic illness and gastrointestinal issues. Grace also works with caregivers of children with behavioral issues, OCD, and anxiety using evidence-based parenting interventions.
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Photo of Julia (Jules) Corin, Art Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Julia (Jules) Corin
Art Therapist, MPS, LCAT-LP
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11222  (Online Only)
Jules is an Integrative Art therapist who embodies an authentic and explorative spirit in her practice. With a foundation in psychotherapy and art therapy education from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, Jules adeptly integrates narrative therapy tools and expressive art techniques to guide clients through introspection of difficult choices, inquiries, and personal symbolism. Her sessions are uniquely tailored and create a safe, nonjudgmental space where individuals can freely explore their innermost emotions and experiences.
Jules is an Integrative Art therapist who embodies an authentic and explorative spirit in her practice. With a foundation in psychotherapy and art therapy education from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, Jules adeptly integrates narrative therapy tools and expressive art techniques to guide clients through introspection of difficult choices, inquiries, and personal symbolism. Her sessions are uniquely tailored and create a safe, nonjudgmental space where individuals can freely explore their innermost emotions and experiences.
(718) 866-3085 View (718) 866-3085
Photo of Jonathan Jaffee, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Jonathan Jaffee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11221  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Why don’t you take a pause from scrolling here and appreciate the positive action you are taking right now for yourself. Finding a therapist can be a daunting task, but it's the first step down a road of self discovery and growth. It can lead you to the skills and strategies needed to overcome emotional and interpersonal obstacles and allow you to be fully engaged in your life. I have over 10 years of clinical psychotherapeutic experience working with a wide range of clients – including musicians, artists, and LGTBQ clients – to help folks achieve this goal.
Why don’t you take a pause from scrolling here and appreciate the positive action you are taking right now for yourself. Finding a therapist can be a daunting task, but it's the first step down a road of self discovery and growth. It can lead you to the skills and strategies needed to overcome emotional and interpersonal obstacles and allow you to be fully engaged in your life. I have over 10 years of clinical psychotherapeutic experience working with a wide range of clients – including musicians, artists, and LGTBQ clients – to help folks achieve this goal.
(929) 543-5763 View (929) 543-5763
Photo of Shale Maulana, Licensed Master Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY
Shale Maulana
Licensed Master Social Worker, MPH, LMSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201
I establish trust with the people I have the honor of working with. I ask for consent, and I use tools and techniques with gentleness and mindfulness. I work collaboratively, I ask about goals, dreams and aspirations, and am transparent about what I am doing and why and how I intend to support. If something is not working or doesn't feel good, I am always open to trying a different way or bringing in additional support as needed. Part of my commitment to doing this work is doing my own work, and I remain active in building my own ability to be present, resourceful, skilled, and energized to provide support.
I establish trust with the people I have the honor of working with. I ask for consent, and I use tools and techniques with gentleness and mindfulness. I work collaboratively, I ask about goals, dreams and aspirations, and am transparent about what I am doing and why and how I intend to support. If something is not working or doesn't feel good, I am always open to trying a different way or bringing in additional support as needed. Part of my commitment to doing this work is doing my own work, and I remain active in building my own ability to be present, resourceful, skilled, and energized to provide support.
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Photo of Catherine Verano, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Catherine Verano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11226  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with adults, families, couples, and groups. I utilize a psychodynamic perspective influenced by existential psychotherapy and family systems, and incorporate Gestalt techniques and elements of narrative therapy. I have a foundational training in DBT and, depending on client’s needs, will teach concrete skills to strengthen emotion regulation, decrease anxious/ depressive symptoms, increase resilience and distress tolerance, improve communication, and strengthen boundaries in relationships.
I enjoy working with adults, families, couples, and groups. I utilize a psychodynamic perspective influenced by existential psychotherapy and family systems, and incorporate Gestalt techniques and elements of narrative therapy. I have a foundational training in DBT and, depending on client’s needs, will teach concrete skills to strengthen emotion regulation, decrease anxious/ depressive symptoms, increase resilience and distress tolerance, improve communication, and strengthen boundaries in relationships.
(929) 930-4168 View (929) 930-4168

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Brooklyn, NY

3,000+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Brooklyn, NY who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
66% Cigna and Evernorth
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Brooklyn, NY see their clients

50% Online Only
50% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

79% Female
19% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Brooklyn?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.