Suicidal Ideation Therapists in Brooklyn, NY

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Dr. Jessica Chock-Goldman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201
The teenage years are rocky for families. Parents are seeing many issues arise in adolescent development including school performance, social interactions and increased thoughts of suicide in teens. Family systems have been majorly impacted with these changes and many families have experienced on-going crisis with their teens. My doctorate is in adolescent and family therapy with a specific focus on schools and helping families to reintegrate into daily routines, increasing socialization and putting out the "fires" in the home. This short term therapy will help provide stability and open dialogue.
The teenage years are rocky for families. Parents are seeing many issues arise in adolescent development including school performance, social interactions and increased thoughts of suicide in teens. Family systems have been majorly impacted with these changes and many families have experienced on-going crisis with their teens. My doctorate is in adolescent and family therapy with a specific focus on schools and helping families to reintegrate into daily routines, increasing socialization and putting out the "fires" in the home. This short term therapy will help provide stability and open dialogue.
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Shira Knopf-Gholian
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11234
Waitlist for new clients
You are the expert of your own life. Sometimes we lack the support or skills to create a meaningful life for ourselves. I am here to support you in cultivating your strengths and help you increase your toolbox of skills to build your sense of mastery and ability to cope more effectively with the challenges in your life. I am an intensively trained DBT therapist with expertise working with adolescent and adult women. As a DBT therapist I have experience working with borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self-harm behaviors, eating disorders, impulsivity, interpersonal difficulties and trauma.
You are the expert of your own life. Sometimes we lack the support or skills to create a meaningful life for ourselves. I am here to support you in cultivating your strengths and help you increase your toolbox of skills to build your sense of mastery and ability to cope more effectively with the challenges in your life. I am an intensively trained DBT therapist with expertise working with adolescent and adult women. As a DBT therapist I have experience working with borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self-harm behaviors, eating disorders, impulsivity, interpersonal difficulties and trauma.
(347) 252-3815 View (347) 252-3815
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Nicole R. Narain
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11230  (Online Only)
My area of expertise are anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, suicidal ideation and trauma informed care.
Do you find yourself struggling with sadness or constant worry? Are you having difficulty in your relationships? No matter what you're going through, this will be a safe space for you. I'm here to help. I am a licensed mental health counselor of 4 years and have mostly worked in nonprofit. I believe mental health care should be attainable for all, which is why I accept health insurances and offer reduced rates if needed. Much of my work has been with the Jewish population.
My area of expertise are anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, suicidal ideation and trauma informed care.
Do you find yourself struggling with sadness or constant worry? Are you having difficulty in your relationships? No matter what you're going through, this will be a safe space for you. I'm here to help. I am a licensed mental health counselor of 4 years and have mostly worked in nonprofit. I believe mental health care should be attainable for all, which is why I accept health insurances and offer reduced rates if needed. Much of my work has been with the Jewish population.
(718) 808-8659 View (718) 808-8659
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Arlene Bish-Justinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Hello, my name is Arlene Bish-Justinger and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in mental health and medical social work for over 20 years. My focus is on individual therapy in areas such as thought disorders, suicidal ideation, sleep/insomnia, mood disorders, and anxiety. I use many approaches to assisting my clients, including CBT, tapping, and motivational interviewing, and I always have a strength-based and trauma-informed mindset.
Hello, my name is Arlene Bish-Justinger and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in mental health and medical social work for over 20 years. My focus is on individual therapy in areas such as thought disorders, suicidal ideation, sleep/insomnia, mood disorders, and anxiety. I use many approaches to assisting my clients, including CBT, tapping, and motivational interviewing, and I always have a strength-based and trauma-informed mindset.
(518) 919-3785 View (518) 919-3785
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Adrienne Lee Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, LIMHP, CMSW, SIFI
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11215  (Online Only)
Adrienne is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-R) practicing psychotherapy and providing clinical consultation in New York, New Jersey, Nebraska, and Florida. She is a warm, attentive therapist who works with you to determine your individual needs and goals and to help you move toward finding clarity, healing, and happiness. Adrienne’s interest in counseling began as a volunteer on The Trevor Project’s suicide prevention and crisis intervention lifeline. Her early career focused on working with LGBTQIA+ youth at The Ali Forney Center before transitioning to an outpatient hospital clinic for adolescents and adults with HIV/AIDS.
Adrienne is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-R) practicing psychotherapy and providing clinical consultation in New York, New Jersey, Nebraska, and Florida. She is a warm, attentive therapist who works with you to determine your individual needs and goals and to help you move toward finding clarity, healing, and happiness. Adrienne’s interest in counseling began as a volunteer on The Trevor Project’s suicide prevention and crisis intervention lifeline. Her early career focused on working with LGBTQIA+ youth at The Ali Forney Center before transitioning to an outpatient hospital clinic for adolescents and adults with HIV/AIDS.
(718) 304-2228 View (718) 304-2228
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Jane Frumberg
Licensed Master Social Worker
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11222  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience working with adolescents and adults who experience trauma, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, self-harm, the foster care system, and many other issues.
Hello! The decision to begin therapy is a courageous and self-nourishing one. It's challenging to take that step back and take inventory of your life and your role in it. Therapy is a place where you can truly do exactly that in a non-judgmental, empathy driven space. We will reflect on what may need to change, and process through those feelings as a team. Together, we will work on understanding emotions, thoughts, and behaviors and how they work together, effective ways to label and express your feelings, and learn coping strategies to use in your everyday life.
I have extensive experience working with adolescents and adults who experience trauma, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, self-harm, the foster care system, and many other issues.
Hello! The decision to begin therapy is a courageous and self-nourishing one. It's challenging to take that step back and take inventory of your life and your role in it. Therapy is a place where you can truly do exactly that in a non-judgmental, empathy driven space. We will reflect on what may need to change, and process through those feelings as a team. Together, we will work on understanding emotions, thoughts, and behaviors and how they work together, effective ways to label and express your feelings, and learn coping strategies to use in your everyday life.
(518) 897-3533 View (518) 897-3533
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Rebecca Rodas
Art Therapist, MPS, LCAT
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11211  (Online Only)
As a creative arts therapist, I am deeply passionate about using art as a powerful tool for healing and transformation. My experience spans a diverse range of clients, from those dealing with trauma, LGBTQ+ identity, struggles with anxiety, depression, addictions, suicidal thoughts, non-monogamous relationships, relational challenges, and a variety of other concerns. I believe that art therapy can help people access their emotions, process difficult experiences, and develop coping skills, all while providing a safe and supportive environment for self-expression and creative exploration. No art-making or art experience required.
As a creative arts therapist, I am deeply passionate about using art as a powerful tool for healing and transformation. My experience spans a diverse range of clients, from those dealing with trauma, LGBTQ+ identity, struggles with anxiety, depression, addictions, suicidal thoughts, non-monogamous relationships, relational challenges, and a variety of other concerns. I believe that art therapy can help people access their emotions, process difficult experiences, and develop coping skills, all while providing a safe and supportive environment for self-expression and creative exploration. No art-making or art experience required.
(347) 801-0141 View (347) 801-0141
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Michael Ash & Associates
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MHC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
My areas of focus include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, addiction, low self-esteem, grief and loss, relationship issues, intrusive thoughts, life transitions and adjustments, suicide thoughts, self-injury, sexual assault and abuse, interpersonal concerns, academic concerns, and spiritual confusion.
I am a Mental Health Counselor who is passionate about providing counseling and guidance to individuals in times of crisis and emotional instability. I believe that each client is unique, and I use a holistic approach to treatment that will meet and assist them where they are. I will come alongside each client with effective listening, empathy, compassion, and genuineness. I will provide a warm, safe, and non-judgmental space that allows transparency for healing and growth in mind, body, and soul.
My areas of focus include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, addiction, low self-esteem, grief and loss, relationship issues, intrusive thoughts, life transitions and adjustments, suicide thoughts, self-injury, sexual assault and abuse, interpersonal concerns, academic concerns, and spiritual confusion.
I am a Mental Health Counselor who is passionate about providing counseling and guidance to individuals in times of crisis and emotional instability. I believe that each client is unique, and I use a holistic approach to treatment that will meet and assist them where they are. I will come alongside each client with effective listening, empathy, compassion, and genuineness. I will provide a warm, safe, and non-judgmental space that allows transparency for healing and growth in mind, body, and soul.
(929) 284-2293 View (929) 284-2293
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Jasmine Kiara Jackson
MSEd, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11234  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a therapist specializing in intergenerational trauma, emotional and attachment issues, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, ADHD, and more, I offer a safe haven where you can unmask your vulnerabilities without fear of judgment.
Are you weighed down by the heavy burden of intergenerational trauma, struggling with emotional and attachment issues, overwhelmed by anxiety, battling with depression, wrestling with suicidal thoughts, or feeling lost in the whirlwind of ADHD? Life can feel like an uphill battle, leaving you exhausted and uncertain of where to turn for help. But you don't have to navigate this journey alone. Together, we can rewrite your narrative. Your pain is valid, and your experiences matter.
As a therapist specializing in intergenerational trauma, emotional and attachment issues, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, ADHD, and more, I offer a safe haven where you can unmask your vulnerabilities without fear of judgment.
Are you weighed down by the heavy burden of intergenerational trauma, struggling with emotional and attachment issues, overwhelmed by anxiety, battling with depression, wrestling with suicidal thoughts, or feeling lost in the whirlwind of ADHD? Life can feel like an uphill battle, leaving you exhausted and uncertain of where to turn for help. But you don't have to navigate this journey alone. Together, we can rewrite your narrative. Your pain is valid, and your experiences matter.
(347) 970-8407 View (347) 970-8407
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Peter Honchaurk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11218
I have served as clinical supervisor to many therapists. I have a superb track record of helping clients - individuals, families and couples - effect remarkable recovery and resume functioning. Areas in which I excel: schizophrenia, depression (incl suicide- and self-harm-prevention), anxiety, bipolar disorder, relationship difficulties, social phobia, OCD, alcoholism (though I'm no substitute for AA), substance abuse, sex addiction, debt & finance stress, grief, workplace stress, assertiveness, and work with teens-at-risk and their families.
I have served as clinical supervisor to many therapists. I have a superb track record of helping clients - individuals, families and couples - effect remarkable recovery and resume functioning. Areas in which I excel: schizophrenia, depression (incl suicide- and self-harm-prevention), anxiety, bipolar disorder, relationship difficulties, social phobia, OCD, alcoholism (though I'm no substitute for AA), substance abuse, sex addiction, debt & finance stress, grief, workplace stress, assertiveness, and work with teens-at-risk and their families.
(646) 798-2995 View (646) 798-2995
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Liz Silverman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11215
I work with young adults and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, issues related to drugs or alcohol, and those recovering and healing from trauma. I have supported individuals in exploring their gender and sexuality and embrace non-binary, trans, and queer identities. I also specialize in perinatal, postpartum, and parental mental health. Many of my clients are mental health care providers themselves, who need clinical supervision or emotional support. My approach supports exploration of both the roots of emotions, behaviors, and patterns, while also talking about the here and now.
I work with young adults and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, issues related to drugs or alcohol, and those recovering and healing from trauma. I have supported individuals in exploring their gender and sexuality and embrace non-binary, trans, and queer identities. I also specialize in perinatal, postpartum, and parental mental health. Many of my clients are mental health care providers themselves, who need clinical supervision or emotional support. My approach supports exploration of both the roots of emotions, behaviors, and patterns, while also talking about the here and now.
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Angelina Romeo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11210  (Online Only)
Our mental health practice includes online psychiatry, mental health therapy, and care for patients who have suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
Sometimes life gets tough and sometimes situations or events feel overwhelming. From a young age, I offered support to others — which ultimately led to becoming a therapist. I strive to find modalities for helping people heal wholeheartedly through their minds and bodies. I’m dedicated to helping you feel empowered to handle the experiences in your life.
Our mental health practice includes online psychiatry, mental health therapy, and care for patients who have suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
Sometimes life gets tough and sometimes situations or events feel overwhelming. From a young age, I offered support to others — which ultimately led to becoming a therapist. I strive to find modalities for helping people heal wholeheartedly through their minds and bodies. I’m dedicated to helping you feel empowered to handle the experiences in your life.
(929) 605-5335 View (929) 605-5335
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Brenda Veronica Castro
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11222
You deserve to be understood as you navigate your mental health journey. Whether you are fighting suicidal ideation or pushing yourself to thrive, I will meet you where you are and draw on all my knowledge and experience to support you in a safe and nonjudgmental space. My life experiences thus far give me the confidence to support those in the LGBTQ+, polyamorous, Effective Altruist, Asexual, Aromantic, STEM, and Spanish-speaking communities.
You deserve to be understood as you navigate your mental health journey. Whether you are fighting suicidal ideation or pushing yourself to thrive, I will meet you where you are and draw on all my knowledge and experience to support you in a safe and nonjudgmental space. My life experiences thus far give me the confidence to support those in the LGBTQ+, polyamorous, Effective Altruist, Asexual, Aromantic, STEM, and Spanish-speaking communities.
(347) 472-1531 View (347) 472-1531
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Dr. Sarah Herzog
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11233
Welcome! I am a Brooklyn-based clinical psychologist and I specialize in the treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, as well as challenges related to identity, relationship/dating, family conflict, burnout, and life transitions. I am an active and engaged therapist, and my style is warm, accessible, humorous, and pragmatic. Together, we will work collaboratively to understand the “stuck points" and behavior patterns that contribute to your emotional suffering. My focus is primarily on the problems of today, with an eye for understanding how childhood experiences and past traumas shape our current struggles.
Welcome! I am a Brooklyn-based clinical psychologist and I specialize in the treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, as well as challenges related to identity, relationship/dating, family conflict, burnout, and life transitions. I am an active and engaged therapist, and my style is warm, accessible, humorous, and pragmatic. Together, we will work collaboratively to understand the “stuck points" and behavior patterns that contribute to your emotional suffering. My focus is primarily on the problems of today, with an eye for understanding how childhood experiences and past traumas shape our current struggles.
(347) 658-3569 View (347) 658-3569
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Nicholas R. Bakalov
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11231
I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults, and with individuals of all ages who struggle with issues and challenges to living an authentic and fulfilling life. Whether it be questions around sexuality, gender identity, feelings of depression, sadness, or suicidal ideation we can explore and discuss all these topics and more. Together we can identify the barriers that exist and collaborate to find ways to overcome them to reach a more satisfying state of being.
I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults, and with individuals of all ages who struggle with issues and challenges to living an authentic and fulfilling life. Whether it be questions around sexuality, gender identity, feelings of depression, sadness, or suicidal ideation we can explore and discuss all these topics and more. Together we can identify the barriers that exist and collaborate to find ways to overcome them to reach a more satisfying state of being.
(917) 920-9710 View (917) 920-9710
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Vera Chanah Friedman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11215
For teenagers, I specialize in addressing common issues such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts, low self-esteem, bullying, and LGBTQIA+ concerns.
I specialize in working with children and adolescents grappling with challenges related to emotional regulation and distress tolerance. My approach is rooted in compassion and evidence-based practices, and I take pride in tailoring therapy sessions and treatment plans to meet your child's unique needs. My clinical experience includes working with individuals who have acute and chronic trauma, adjustment disorders, ADHD, ASD, behavioral concerns encountered at home and in school, global developmental delays, mood disorders, OCD, and PTSD.
For teenagers, I specialize in addressing common issues such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts, low self-esteem, bullying, and LGBTQIA+ concerns.
I specialize in working with children and adolescents grappling with challenges related to emotional regulation and distress tolerance. My approach is rooted in compassion and evidence-based practices, and I take pride in tailoring therapy sessions and treatment plans to meet your child's unique needs. My clinical experience includes working with individuals who have acute and chronic trauma, adjustment disorders, ADHD, ASD, behavioral concerns encountered at home and in school, global developmental delays, mood disorders, OCD, and PTSD.
(646) 825-6852 View (646) 825-6852
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Jonathan Vargas
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Jonathan is a culturally sensitive counselor who specializes in working with adults, emerging adults, couples and children, handling their anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations, trauma, and anger.
Jonathan utilizes DBT, ACT, trauma-focused, person-centered, strength-based, existential, and narrative practices to create genuine connections. He provides clients a nonjudgmental space to explore themselves through mindfulness, media, interactive activities, creativity, and a caring ear to listen, illuminate, and foster empowerment over one’s life. Jonathan believes through collaboration, we learn to recognize problematic dynamics and limiting mindsets that prevent one from becoming more fulfilled.
Jonathan is a culturally sensitive counselor who specializes in working with adults, emerging adults, couples and children, handling their anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations, trauma, and anger.
Jonathan utilizes DBT, ACT, trauma-focused, person-centered, strength-based, existential, and narrative practices to create genuine connections. He provides clients a nonjudgmental space to explore themselves through mindfulness, media, interactive activities, creativity, and a caring ear to listen, illuminate, and foster empowerment over one’s life. Jonathan believes through collaboration, we learn to recognize problematic dynamics and limiting mindsets that prevent one from becoming more fulfilled.
(929) 284-2827 View (929) 284-2827
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Sophie Angelique Desnoyers
MHC-LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11238
My experience centers around individuals who struggle with identity conflicts, life transitions, depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicidal urges.
Once you are engaged in a safe, validating and honest therapeutic space, there is tremendous potential for growth. I appreciate the risk you take when you share your struggles and stories. In honoring that risk, I will remind you every step of the way of your power. Pain, distress and discomfort can inform us about the ways we see, move through, and live in the world. I will encourage you to explore these pain points and move forward with a new perspective: more in alignment with your values and goals. I come from a social justice framework and trauma-informed lens, acknowledging how inequity and injustice inform your narrative.
My experience centers around individuals who struggle with identity conflicts, life transitions, depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicidal urges.
Once you are engaged in a safe, validating and honest therapeutic space, there is tremendous potential for growth. I appreciate the risk you take when you share your struggles and stories. In honoring that risk, I will remind you every step of the way of your power. Pain, distress and discomfort can inform us about the ways we see, move through, and live in the world. I will encourage you to explore these pain points and move forward with a new perspective: more in alignment with your values and goals. I come from a social justice framework and trauma-informed lens, acknowledging how inequity and injustice inform your narrative.
(718) 866-4520 View (718) 866-4520
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Lydia Boaz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Lydia has experience working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, loss of connection, difficulty communicating or difficulty trusting people, shame, self-harm, thoughts of suicide, and other post-traumatic symptoms. She has worked with survivors of domestic violence and emotional abuse, survivors of childhood abuse and/or neglect, recent immigrants to the US, members of the LGBTQA+ community, war veterans, and families with foster children.
Lydia has experience working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, loss of connection, difficulty communicating or difficulty trusting people, shame, self-harm, thoughts of suicide, and other post-traumatic symptoms. She has worked with survivors of domestic violence and emotional abuse, survivors of childhood abuse and/or neglect, recent immigrants to the US, members of the LGBTQA+ community, war veterans, and families with foster children.
(347) 952-7108 View (347) 952-7108
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Lana Krichmar
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11218
I have extensive experience and expertise working with clients struggling with peer relationships and/or dating issues, typical challenges of life, those experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, crisis, among other issues.
Finding a psychologist who is a good fit, especially at the time of emotional crisis can be challenging. To find someone who is empathic, but also direct and firm, who is not afraid to call you out when you most need it, someone who understands the real life challenges of being a parent, teen, or young adult and who approaches challenges with a sense of humor and compassion, someone who has the right training, expertise, and schedule, can be daunting, to say the least. I am a CBT/DBT trained and practicing psychologist who is compassionate and direct.
I have extensive experience and expertise working with clients struggling with peer relationships and/or dating issues, typical challenges of life, those experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, crisis, among other issues.
Finding a psychologist who is a good fit, especially at the time of emotional crisis can be challenging. To find someone who is empathic, but also direct and firm, who is not afraid to call you out when you most need it, someone who understands the real life challenges of being a parent, teen, or young adult and who approaches challenges with a sense of humor and compassion, someone who has the right training, expertise, and schedule, can be daunting, to say the least. I am a CBT/DBT trained and practicing psychologist who is compassionate and direct.
(718) 255-9448 View (718) 255-9448
Suicidal Ideation Therapists

How does therapy for suicidal ideation work?

Stress, depression, anxiety, or upsetting circumstances can give rise to suicidal thinking. Therapy can address the events at the core of an individual’s suffering. Understanding why a person may be suicidal can help the therapist and the patient discover alternative methods of coping. A person with suicidal ideation may be mired in catastrophic thinking, and treatment like cognitive behavioral therapy is a good choice for breaking such patterns. In addition, treatment such as acceptance and commitment therapy can help a person manage their distress through better emotion regulation.

Which therapies are best for suicidal ideation?

Specific approaches used by professionals include cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior, psychodynamic, acceptance and commitment therapies, among others. Cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavior therapies are two widely used therapies that can help individuals with painful thoughts and past traumas. These therapies help an individual tolerate distress, regulate emotions, and not act on dangerous urges.

Are there specific medications to be combined with therapy?

The use of medication for suicidal thoughts must be aligned with the underlying cause; conditions such as depression, anxiety, and psychosis may be at the root of suicidal ideation. A psychiatrist may prescribe medications for symptoms, which may include antipsychotics such as aripiprazole or antidepressants such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

How often and how long are therapy sessions for suicidal ideation?

As with any type of therapy, sessions depend on the individual. Patients may see improvement within 15 to 20 sessions, at an average of 50 minutes per session, while others may opt for 20 to 30 sessions over, perhaps, a six-month period. Still other patients, especially those with co-occurring conditions like major depression and anxiety, may need to continue sessions for up to 12 to 18 months. In some cases, residential treatment may be recommended for an individual who is judged to be at high risk of self-harm.