Therapists in Brooklyn, NY

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Photo of Pierre Desir, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Pierre Desir
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
Humans have a natural need to show up and be celebrated for who they truly are. My job is to help you better understand yourself, your choices, and your process. Together, we will identify the internal narratives, subconscious programming, and behaviors that are not in alignment with your authentic self.
Humans have a natural need to show up and be celebrated for who they truly are. My job is to help you better understand yourself, your choices, and your process. Together, we will identify the internal narratives, subconscious programming, and behaviors that are not in alignment with your authentic self.
(929) 416-0378 View (929) 416-0378
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Stephanie Tang
MHC LP
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Hi! My name is Stephanie and I'm in Brooklyn, NY. My clients often come in looking for support in times of change, for motivation to get unstuck, or simply for the space to explore their voice and authentic self. You may be looking to connect more deeply with yourself and others, for relief from feeling stressed and burnt out, or from feelings related to perfectionism or imposter syndrome. Many of us can struggle to find balance, it may feel like the world is moving too fast or too slow. My approach to therapy is collaborative; we work together to create goals that serve the development of what holistic well-being means to you.
Hi! My name is Stephanie and I'm in Brooklyn, NY. My clients often come in looking for support in times of change, for motivation to get unstuck, or simply for the space to explore their voice and authentic self. You may be looking to connect more deeply with yourself and others, for relief from feeling stressed and burnt out, or from feelings related to perfectionism or imposter syndrome. Many of us can struggle to find balance, it may feel like the world is moving too fast or too slow. My approach to therapy is collaborative; we work together to create goals that serve the development of what holistic well-being means to you.
(347) 462-0820 View (347) 462-0820
Photo of Sybil Ottenstein, LMHC, MA, RYT, Counselor
Sybil Ottenstein
Counselor, LMHC, MA, RYT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Here’s what I believe: it can be really scary to get in touch with our emotions and needs, but when we avoid them, it wreaks havoc on our lives. We lash out, people please, numb out, run away, dissociate, or sometimes completely shut down. There comes a point, however, when we decide we want more out of life, and know it's time for change. Perhaps you’re at that point right now. If so, I want to offer you a warm welcome. In our work together, I will honor your resilience, hold your darkness with reverence and celebrate progress and possibility with you. We all need support sometime - we weren't build to do this alone.
Here’s what I believe: it can be really scary to get in touch with our emotions and needs, but when we avoid them, it wreaks havoc on our lives. We lash out, people please, numb out, run away, dissociate, or sometimes completely shut down. There comes a point, however, when we decide we want more out of life, and know it's time for change. Perhaps you’re at that point right now. If so, I want to offer you a warm welcome. In our work together, I will honor your resilience, hold your darkness with reverence and celebrate progress and possibility with you. We all need support sometime - we weren't build to do this alone.
(646) 506-4593 View (646) 506-4593
Photo of Galina Itskovich, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Galina Itskovich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11234
Not accepting new clients
"I work effectively with a wide variety of clients from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds; issues range from anxiety or depression to the self-image or existential crisis. Having to work with such broad clientele helps me to view my clients in the context of their daily lives and to be sensitive to children's and adults' developmental struggles, making sure they reach their full potential in the course of our treatment journey."
"I work effectively with a wide variety of clients from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds; issues range from anxiety or depression to the self-image or existential crisis. Having to work with such broad clientele helps me to view my clients in the context of their daily lives and to be sensitive to children's and adults' developmental struggles, making sure they reach their full potential in the course of our treatment journey."
(718) 395-4806 View (718) 395-4806
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Olta Hoxha
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Welcome! I am Olta Hoxha, a Baruch College graduate. I have a license in mental health counseling in the State of New York. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and take an integrative approach to meet the unique needs of my clients. I specialize in working with people who tend to shut down or are easily angered and looking for relief from daily life stress. I help my clients understand their triggers and learn new coping skills that will revitalize their healing and build inner strength.
Welcome! I am Olta Hoxha, a Baruch College graduate. I have a license in mental health counseling in the State of New York. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and take an integrative approach to meet the unique needs of my clients. I specialize in working with people who tend to shut down or are easily angered and looking for relief from daily life stress. I help my clients understand their triggers and learn new coping skills that will revitalize their healing and build inner strength.
(929) 463-9347 View (929) 463-9347
Photo of Meaghan Confer, LMHC, Counselor
Meaghan Confer
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
I have always been passionate about supporting trauma survivors, which led me to focus the beginning of my career on crisis intervention and counseling survivors of domestic violence. My work is exploratory and skill-focused, using solution-focused, emotion-focused, psychodynamic, dialectical-behavioral, and cognitive-behavioral therapeutic principles. I apply these techniques to help clients whose goals include: building self-esteem, healthy relationships, coping with anxiety, depression, & PTSD, becoming more attuned to their emotions, and navigating life transitions.
I have always been passionate about supporting trauma survivors, which led me to focus the beginning of my career on crisis intervention and counseling survivors of domestic violence. My work is exploratory and skill-focused, using solution-focused, emotion-focused, psychodynamic, dialectical-behavioral, and cognitive-behavioral therapeutic principles. I apply these techniques to help clients whose goals include: building self-esteem, healthy relationships, coping with anxiety, depression, & PTSD, becoming more attuned to their emotions, and navigating life transitions.
(646) 588-1153 View (646) 588-1153
Photo of Clotilde Simons, LCSW, M-CASAC, CAMS-1, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clotilde Simons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, M-CASAC, CAMS-1
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11210  (Online Only)
Free Consultation! *Accepting new clients* We all face challenges at varies times in our life that are distressing to deal with alone. Are you struggling with rollercoaster emotions? Are you experiencing relationship concerns (couples, family, friends, co-workers), feeling anxious, uncertain, confused, sad and/or grieving a loss? First and foremost congratulations on taking your first step towards recovery. I encourage you to reach out. Let's talk. You will feel heard and understood.
Free Consultation! *Accepting new clients* We all face challenges at varies times in our life that are distressing to deal with alone. Are you struggling with rollercoaster emotions? Are you experiencing relationship concerns (couples, family, friends, co-workers), feeling anxious, uncertain, confused, sad and/or grieving a loss? First and foremost congratulations on taking your first step towards recovery. I encourage you to reach out. Let's talk. You will feel heard and understood.
(929) 203-4839 View (929) 203-4839
Photo of Susan Caputo, LCSW-R, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
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 Shahem Mclaurin, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Shahem Mclaurin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11222  (Online Only)
Shahem is a Black, queer therapist currently stationed in Brooklyn, New York. Shahem earned their Master’s in Social Work from New York University’s Silver School of Social Work as well as two Bachelor’s degrees in both Political Science and Women & Gender Studies. Through the usage of their keen awareness of positionality in a capitalistic, White supremacist, patriarchal society Shahem assists marginalized, patriarchy-impacted people in coping with the stress and trauma of it all.
Shahem is a Black, queer therapist currently stationed in Brooklyn, New York. Shahem earned their Master’s in Social Work from New York University’s Silver School of Social Work as well as two Bachelor’s degrees in both Political Science and Women & Gender Studies. Through the usage of their keen awareness of positionality in a capitalistic, White supremacist, patriarchal society Shahem assists marginalized, patriarchy-impacted people in coping with the stress and trauma of it all.
(917) 243-9770 View (917) 243-9770
Photo of Debra V. Davis, LMFT, PMH-C, Marriage & Family Therapist
Debra V. Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11234  (Online Only)
Somewhere along your journey it became safer to stop communicating with others. Maybe you were trying to preserve those relationships! That must be an intense feeling to live with. Whether this was a significant other, career or yourself; growth and repair may be possible. Whether you want to find a safe space for yourself or wanting a neutral space to explore challenges with your partner or family. Let’s hit the reset button on your life.
Somewhere along your journey it became safer to stop communicating with others. Maybe you were trying to preserve those relationships! That must be an intense feeling to live with. Whether this was a significant other, career or yourself; growth and repair may be possible. Whether you want to find a safe space for yourself or wanting a neutral space to explore challenges with your partner or family. Let’s hit the reset button on your life.
(929) 207-7893 View (929) 207-7893
Photo of Andrew W Zimmerman, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Andrew W Zimmerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11222  (Online Only)
People seek therapy when they are feeling overwhelmed and when their usual coping skills aren't working. Maybe you're feeling stuck in your work life or relationships, or struggling to find a sense of well being. These difficulties can lead to symptoms of depression, anxiety and addictions, to name a few. I envision therapy as a space where two people can focus together on whatever is causing you pain. I believe this process can lead to greater self-awareness, effectiveness, and personal freedom, as your choices become more conscious and your sense of self deepens.
People seek therapy when they are feeling overwhelmed and when their usual coping skills aren't working. Maybe you're feeling stuck in your work life or relationships, or struggling to find a sense of well being. These difficulties can lead to symptoms of depression, anxiety and addictions, to name a few. I envision therapy as a space where two people can focus together on whatever is causing you pain. I believe this process can lead to greater self-awareness, effectiveness, and personal freedom, as your choices become more conscious and your sense of self deepens.
(845) 593-4182 View (845) 593-4182
Toby I Sitnick
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11217
I don’t have an ideal patient. I have a partner as young as 6 who wants to feel better. That’s enough for me.
I don’t have an ideal patient. I have a partner as young as 6 who wants to feel better. That’s enough for me.
(646) 956-1065 View (646) 956-1065
Photo of Celeste Classon, MPS, LCAT, ATR-BC, Art Therapist
Celeste Classon
Art Therapist, MPS, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11207
No matter where you are in your life, therapy is a way to alleviate stress and build clarity about your feelings. My goal is to collaborate with you to gain insight, build effective coping skills, and get in touch with your intuition. Whether you've had therapy before, or if you want to try something new, it can be difficult to start. I know many people find it hard to meet a therapist they connect with, but it is important you feel safe in the therapeutic space. I aim to support my clients in better understanding how to break out of cycles, overcome obstacles, and build greater self-assurance.
No matter where you are in your life, therapy is a way to alleviate stress and build clarity about your feelings. My goal is to collaborate with you to gain insight, build effective coping skills, and get in touch with your intuition. Whether you've had therapy before, or if you want to try something new, it can be difficult to start. I know many people find it hard to meet a therapist they connect with, but it is important you feel safe in the therapeutic space. I aim to support my clients in better understanding how to break out of cycles, overcome obstacles, and build greater self-assurance.
(718) 865-2710 View (718) 865-2710
Photo of Sarah A Nadeau, LCSW-R, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sarah A Nadeau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Waitlist for new clients
Real change comes from understanding why our impulses and behaviors hold us back from experiencing our true potential and discovering the skills to create change. My goal is to help you better understand the challenges you and your family may be experiencing and work together towards a healthier way of functioning. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I offer over 10 years of experience providing therapy to children, young adults and families.
Real change comes from understanding why our impulses and behaviors hold us back from experiencing our true potential and discovering the skills to create change. My goal is to help you better understand the challenges you and your family may be experiencing and work together towards a healthier way of functioning. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I offer over 10 years of experience providing therapy to children, young adults and families.
(646) 576-7424 View (646) 576-7424
Photo of Lisa Wilkinson, LMHC, Pre-Licensed Professional
Lisa Wilkinson
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Lisa Wilkinson is a LMHC with Footprints which was started by a therapist who realized that often times the services provided to low socio-economic communities is lacking quality care. We noticed these communities were confronted with long wait times, disrespectful admins, and subpar treatment. The one and only purpose was to exploit the community for profit without providing the level of care deserved. We began from the inspiration to provide quality mental health care to the poorest of communities and treating the clients of this community the same way a rich patient would be treated in a clinic treating affluent clients.
Lisa Wilkinson is a LMHC with Footprints which was started by a therapist who realized that often times the services provided to low socio-economic communities is lacking quality care. We noticed these communities were confronted with long wait times, disrespectful admins, and subpar treatment. The one and only purpose was to exploit the community for profit without providing the level of care deserved. We began from the inspiration to provide quality mental health care to the poorest of communities and treating the clients of this community the same way a rich patient would be treated in a clinic treating affluent clients.
(646) 204-2295 View (646) 204-2295
Photo of Reka Prasad, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Reka Prasad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11238  (Online Only)
Our time together will be that pause in the week to explore whatever challenges you may be experiencing. I work with people of all backgrounds but specialize in children of immigrants. I'm a systems oriented therapist who is trained in family therapy, somatic and trauma informed modalities and center a spiritual approach to the work. We'll identify all the factors that have brought you to this place in your life - intergenerational family dynamics, society, schooling, identity, etc. so that you can keep what you want and leave the rest behind.
Our time together will be that pause in the week to explore whatever challenges you may be experiencing. I work with people of all backgrounds but specialize in children of immigrants. I'm a systems oriented therapist who is trained in family therapy, somatic and trauma informed modalities and center a spiritual approach to the work. We'll identify all the factors that have brought you to this place in your life - intergenerational family dynamics, society, schooling, identity, etc. so that you can keep what you want and leave the rest behind.
(646) 798-5998 View (646) 798-5998
Photo of Marisa Mabli, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Marisa Mabli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11242  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
At this time, unfortunately I am not taking new clients. I hope to open up later in the fall or early winter. I believe the most important aspect in therapy is the relationship between the client and the therapist. I take a collaborative approach and have a warm, engaging style. My goal is to help clients be their most authentic selves and feel more connected in their lives. Many people struggle because of traumas, losses, poor self-esteem, and difficulties with life transitions. We can work together to repair and heal old wounds, using a combination of approaches tailored to your needs.
At this time, unfortunately I am not taking new clients. I hope to open up later in the fall or early winter. I believe the most important aspect in therapy is the relationship between the client and the therapist. I take a collaborative approach and have a warm, engaging style. My goal is to help clients be their most authentic selves and feel more connected in their lives. Many people struggle because of traumas, losses, poor self-esteem, and difficulties with life transitions. We can work together to repair and heal old wounds, using a combination of approaches tailored to your needs.
(718) 790-4969 View (718) 790-4969
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Lileth Muench
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
It's okay to need support and I am here to help! I create a space that is genuine, empathetic, and non-judgmental so that you can feel comfortable expressing yourself. I have several years of experience providing clinical guidance based on your needs and will tailor each session to you. I use a person-centered, holistic approach to meet you where you are in your mental health journey. I am always open to feedback about what's working and what's not as we work together.
It's okay to need support and I am here to help! I create a space that is genuine, empathetic, and non-judgmental so that you can feel comfortable expressing yourself. I have several years of experience providing clinical guidance based on your needs and will tailor each session to you. I use a person-centered, holistic approach to meet you where you are in your mental health journey. I am always open to feedback about what's working and what's not as we work together.
(332) 239-2651 View (332) 239-2651
Photo of Brynley Lazar, LMSW, Psychologist
Brynley Lazar
Psychologist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Brynley believes the most important role of a therapist is as facilitator. In every interaction she is most concerned with creating a safe space for her clients that will allow insight to naturally arise. She believes the relationship between therapist and client is the most important ingredient in a successful treatment. Above all else, Brynley prioritizes connection, curiosity, communication, and empathy.
Brynley believes the most important role of a therapist is as facilitator. In every interaction she is most concerned with creating a safe space for her clients that will allow insight to naturally arise. She believes the relationship between therapist and client is the most important ingredient in a successful treatment. Above all else, Brynley prioritizes connection, curiosity, communication, and empathy.
(203) 349-9337 View (203) 349-9337
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Veronica Rivera-Gould
PhD, MS, CACIII
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Starting a counselling process can feel daunting. Your Journey begins with a single step which you have already made by reading this information. You may feel stuck with anxious and/or depressed feelings and would like to learn healthy ways to cope and move forward. Would you like to learn more positive ways of communicating with your child, partner, parent or family? Or perhaps you wish to have a deeper connection with your partner. You hold the key to make positive changes for a happier, satisfying and fulfilling life.
Starting a counselling process can feel daunting. Your Journey begins with a single step which you have already made by reading this information. You may feel stuck with anxious and/or depressed feelings and would like to learn healthy ways to cope and move forward. Would you like to learn more positive ways of communicating with your child, partner, parent or family? Or perhaps you wish to have a deeper connection with your partner. You hold the key to make positive changes for a happier, satisfying and fulfilling life.
(475) 215-2347 View (475) 215-2347

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
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
66% Cigna and Evernorth
64% 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.