Do you want to take a partnership role in enhancing your emotional, physical, and behavioral health? I help people to actively recover from depression, anxiety and other mood disorders, manage emotional and behavioral aspects of chronic pain and illness, and develop and practice the specific attitudes, skills, and behaviors central to physical and psychological well-being.
Relationships are important to me. I value my clients, and above all, I provide an emotionally safe therapeutic atmosphere. I am dedicated to helping individuals and families heal and get through whatever they are experiencing by working collaboratively and being supportive. With a mixture of empathy, support, and positive energy, solutions are developed together helping to give you a life that is more fulfilled.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I work with individuals struggling with feelings of sadness, anxiety, rejection, fear, abandonment, and much more. Everyone experiences negative emotions, however sometimes people need help to cope with, and heal from past life experiences. I also work with couples who are experiencing many of the same emotions, within their romantic relationship.
Many people ask the question: "Should I go to counseling?" While we are quick to suggest that we or our loved ones get our physical health checked by a doctor; rarely do we make the same connection with our mental and emotional health. Often times we feel stressed, numb, irritable, sad, or overwhelmed; and we believe “that’s just life” or “it could be worse” so these are issues we just try to deal with. I feel strongly about the importance of a positive therapeutic experience because with the right connection and support, anyone can start to see change.
I believe that each person holds within themselves everything they need to heal and grow in the ways they would like. I see the therapist's role as being one in which provides an environment of safety and care where the client can explore themselves authentically. It is through this authentic exploration, that the therapist can help the client discover how patterns and ways of being are keeping the client stuck and resulting in suffering. By bringing into awareness these aspects, the client and therapist can then work collaboratively to release the pain and explore new ways of being.
I work with people who are looking for personal growth and who want to better their lives and gain relief from emotional pain or discomfort. I help people gain the understanding, insight, and skills they need to live the life they desire.
I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who works with parents of young children with Autism or related diagnoses, are experiencing developmental delays, and/or may be on a waitlist for further evaluation, treatment, and/or educational placement.
My ideal client is looking to build a life worth living, balancing both acceptance and change to reach their goals. They need a trained professional to provide a safe environment to address issues such as trauma, eating disorders, and mood disorders. They are searching for the keys to empowerment to create the lives that they want. My clients typically come to therapy with some form of relationship issue. They are looking to maintain relationships, let go of relationships that are no longer serving them, or trying to build relationships that are supportive and nurturing.
I have over 20 years experience providing individual and couples therapy in the New York Metro area and now here in the Central NY area. I treat adolescents, adults and the elderly using cognitive behavioral and insight oriented therapeutic techniques. These approaches allow me to help my clients identify the cause of the issues, gain specific techniques to alleviate stress while maintaining a solution focused approach. I teach my clients to build upon their current strengths, develop new skills, increase awareness and create positive growth to improve their relationships,communication styles, self-worth and to increase their overall coping skills for long term results.
I offer a safe and confidential place to work through your issues. My clients find me to be compassionate and attentive to them, and I have a genuine desire to help my clients find positive and healthy coping skills. I have over 20 years of experience treating-- but not limited to-- anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress, grief, and addiction. Each client will be assigned an individual treatment plan, with an emphasis on your special needs and goals. I am also OASAS Certified to conduct NYS DWI assessments/treatment.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has provided counseling and social work services to children and families for over twenty years. I help my clients find concrete solutions to the issues they are facing. I operate from a strengths based perspective that focuses on problem solving, teaching specific coping skills, and helping the client take charge of their situation. I provide tools to help my clients gain a greater sense of control of their situations, and to solve the problem at hand.
Do you often feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety or depression? Do you wake up in the morning and despite knowing that you’re doing and trying your best, you still feel like it’s not enough? Together, we will work on strategies that allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties and build meaningful social connections. Together, we will collaborate to find healthy ways to perceive yourself and strengthen the relationships around you. I believe that you are the expert of your own life experience, and that by working together, you will gain the confidence to make decisions and the courage to make change.
My ideal client is one who is able to come as they are, where they are. Someone who is willing and able to give therapy a try and explore their challenges in a collaborative and supportive way. My ideal client would want to improve their specific situation and develop treatment goals and objectives together.
I have over twenty years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults struggling with issues related to anxiety, oppositional defiance, depression, attention and focus difficulties, self harm, broken families. Many symptoms can be minimized by learning relaxation exercises, building strengths, learning distraction activities and improving communication skills. Academic and work challenges can be resolved by learning how to obtain the appropriate assistance and skills necessary to survive in today's world. I will work with your primary care provider if desired or necessary to optimize your care.
I am Cathy Alston and I am currently working towards my license in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have experience working with families, couples, individuals dealing with communication, emotional intimacy, grief, anxiety, and interpersonal issues. I am trained from a systemic perspective and believe that often times people feel stuck because they think they have no choices. One of my strengths is to map out possible choices with clients and encourage them to be the author of their own life. My academic background in human services allows me to be able to examine and uncover one’s underlying assumptions, feelings, and emotions. I a
Have you been feeling overwhelmed? Always feeling on edge or like you my just explode? It can be painful to try and heal from traumatic and challenging life events. Unresolved trauma can lead to a multitude of problems including difficulties connecting in relationships, difficulties with health, difficulties expressing yourself. Trauma can look like a variety of different things including depression, anxiety, and even just feeling overwhelmed. While it is not always talked about you are not alone these feelings are very common and can be treated.
Welcome! Thank you for checking out my page. I hope you will find this information helpful in your search for a potential therapist to meet your needs. I am licensed by the state of New York as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I completed my graduate education and clinical training in 2018 at Syracuse University. I also hold a B.S. in Business Management from Utica College. I practice from the theoretical model of family systems that focuses on the client’s experience within the context of their relationships.
Connection. As humans- connection is crucial to our existence and wellbeing. This concept also undoubtedly applies to the relationship one has with their therapist. The therapeutic relationship is especially potent, as it sets the tone to allow for the safe exploration of trauma, regret and perceived failures. It challenges the negative thoughts, belief system, biases, guilt and self sabotage. It allows for the clarification of goals. To witness achievements in personal growth and insight. This relationship is ultimately much more than a conduit for the application of years of education and training, but an alliance for change.
Since 2001 I have been providing holistic, strength-based services to individuals, couples and families. Above all, I believe that each and every person is capable of rediscovering their true self. A significant part of achieving this discovery includes finding a trusted, supportive individual who will listen with compassion. I provide a safe, comfortable environment to sort through whatever has been preventing you from emotional health and well being. I would be glad to answer any questions you may have about the therapeutic process. Please feel free to call, text or e-mail me anytime.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Clinton are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Clinton then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Clinton, or Child Psychologists in Clinton.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Clinton psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Clinton specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.