Therapists in Forest Hills, NY

Photo of Sally M Robles, Psychologist in Forest Hills, NY
Sally M Robles
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Forest Hills, NY 11375
As a therapist, I integrate psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and body-mind perspectives while being mindful of the impact stress, culture, and life-stages have on all our lives. Often when people struggle, we find that an authentic and lively part of them was suppressed. This suppression of self is often a strategy used to adapt to circumstances and people that don't validate (or may even punish) the full range of who you are.
As a therapist, I integrate psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and body-mind perspectives while being mindful of the impact stress, culture, and life-stages have on all our lives. Often when people struggle, we find that an authentic and lively part of them was suppressed. This suppression of self is often a strategy used to adapt to circumstances and people that don't validate (or may even punish) the full range of who you are.
(646) 970-1747 View (646) 970-1747
Photo of Mona El-Shahat, Counselor in Forest Hills, NY
Mona El-Shahat
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Forest Hills, NY 11375  (Online Only)
About Mona El-Shahat, LMHC, NCC. Pronouns: She/Her/Hers I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who believes therapy is a collaborative journey. I take a person-centered, holistic, empathetic and culturally sensitive approach to help clients work towards achieving their goals. I operate from a multicultural lens and utilize a client-centered, trauma informed approach in my work. I provide a confidential, open-minded and supportive space where you will feel seen, heard and understood. Through this collaborative journey we will work on setting and meeting your goals.
About Mona El-Shahat, LMHC, NCC. Pronouns: She/Her/Hers I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who believes therapy is a collaborative journey. I take a person-centered, holistic, empathetic and culturally sensitive approach to help clients work towards achieving their goals. I operate from a multicultural lens and utilize a client-centered, trauma informed approach in my work. I provide a confidential, open-minded and supportive space where you will feel seen, heard and understood. Through this collaborative journey we will work on setting and meeting your goals.
(929) 207-5812 View (929) 207-5812
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Lisa R Lerner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Forest Hills, NY 11375  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Everyone feels sad, nervous, or overwhelmed at one time or another. Maybe it's due to a crisis, change, or loss. Maybe you're dealing with stress at work or conflict in a relationship. Or maybe you're troubled by a serious health issue or memories of a painful past. No matter what the reason is for your discomfort, feeling better is possible.
Everyone feels sad, nervous, or overwhelmed at one time or another. Maybe it's due to a crisis, change, or loss. Maybe you're dealing with stress at work or conflict in a relationship. Or maybe you're troubled by a serious health issue or memories of a painful past. No matter what the reason is for your discomfort, feeling better is possible.
(917) 714-6713 View (917) 714-6713
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Eric Marsh
Counselor, LMHC, CRC, CASAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Forest Hills, NY 11375  (Online Only)
The decision to begin therapy takes courage and careful consideration. I am here to give support and encouragement to help you process and overcome difficulties that contribute to anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and any other challenges. Therapy is a great place to discuss things that cannot be shared with family, friends, or colleagues. It can also be used for personal growth, increasing emotional intelligence, developing coping skills, and creating positive change in your life.
The decision to begin therapy takes courage and careful consideration. I am here to give support and encouragement to help you process and overcome difficulties that contribute to anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and any other challenges. Therapy is a great place to discuss things that cannot be shared with family, friends, or colleagues. It can also be used for personal growth, increasing emotional intelligence, developing coping skills, and creating positive change in your life.
(718) 550-7523 View (718) 550-7523
Photo of Alexandra Ivy in Forest Hills, NY
Alexandra Ivy
MHC-LP, MA
Verified
Forest Hills, NY 11375  (Online Only)
After you take your first step to begin therapy, I will meet you where you are at this point in your journey. Whether you need a soft, non-judgmental space to find your footing or to gently and compassionately be held accountable for your behavior modification, I am here to help you along your journey. Together, through collaboration, we will develop a tailored, individual therapeutic plan to reach your goals.
After you take your first step to begin therapy, I will meet you where you are at this point in your journey. Whether you need a soft, non-judgmental space to find your footing or to gently and compassionately be held accountable for your behavior modification, I am here to help you along your journey. Together, through collaboration, we will develop a tailored, individual therapeutic plan to reach your goals.
(347) 970-7763 View (347) 970-7763
Photo of Hal Brickman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Forest Hills, NY
Hal Brickman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RCSW, CSW
Verified
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Trust is the foundation of any successful relationship. Without it, communication breaks down and conflict rears its head. Through Hal’s decades of experience, he has cultivated strategies and techniques to help couples rebuild trust and strengthen their bond. He has mentored couples counselors for thirty years and has himself been a couples counselor since 1978. One of Hal's key teachings is the importance of vulnerability in a relationship. He encourages couples to open up and share their deepest fears and insecurities with each other. This kind of vulnerability creates a safe space where both partners feel heard and supported.
Trust is the foundation of any successful relationship. Without it, communication breaks down and conflict rears its head. Through Hal’s decades of experience, he has cultivated strategies and techniques to help couples rebuild trust and strengthen their bond. He has mentored couples counselors for thirty years and has himself been a couples counselor since 1978. One of Hal's key teachings is the importance of vulnerability in a relationship. He encourages couples to open up and share their deepest fears and insecurities with each other. This kind of vulnerability creates a safe space where both partners feel heard and supported.
(516) 439-4282 View (516) 439-4282
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Leah Halikiopoulos
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Forest Hills, NY 11375  (Online Only)
Contact via Email preferred. I am dedicated to establishing an authentic connection and creating a safe space for you to begin/continue your process of growth and healing through self-discovery. While each person is unique, our time together will focus on working collaboratively on your individual needs and goals. In meeting you exactly where you are with empathy and intuition, we will work towards exploring what is at the core of your struggle and develop the elements and tools needed to meet these needs and goals.
Contact via Email preferred. I am dedicated to establishing an authentic connection and creating a safe space for you to begin/continue your process of growth and healing through self-discovery. While each person is unique, our time together will focus on working collaboratively on your individual needs and goals. In meeting you exactly where you are with empathy and intuition, we will work towards exploring what is at the core of your struggle and develop the elements and tools needed to meet these needs and goals.
(914) 252-3984 View (914) 252-3984
Photo of Allia Brickman, Counselor in Forest Hills, NY
Allia Brickman
Counselor, LMHC, CGT, CCAT, CHT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Forest Hills, NY 11375  (Online Only)
Do you and your partner have a lot of love but find yourselves struggling with communication? Are unresolved issues in your relationship getting in the way of having the relationship you want? Do you want to regain intimacy and a feeling of closeness?
Do you and your partner have a lot of love but find yourselves struggling with communication? Are unresolved issues in your relationship getting in the way of having the relationship you want? Do you want to regain intimacy and a feeling of closeness?
(516) 265-7069 View (516) 265-7069
Photo of Dr. Lauren M Lipner, Psychologist in Forest Hills, NY
Dr. Lauren M Lipner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Forest Hills, NY 11375  (Online Only)
My goal as a psychologist is to help you gain insight into what may be contributing to you feeling stuck, uncertain of where to go next, or unfulfilled by your current relationships. By putting words to complex emotions, ambivalence, confusing thoughts, and behaviors that no longer serve you, it is my hope that you will be able to better understand what may be getting in the way of your goals. In the process, we will work to strengthen your connections with others, and perhaps most importantly, with yourself. I am available to offer evening hours to work best with your schedule.
My goal as a psychologist is to help you gain insight into what may be contributing to you feeling stuck, uncertain of where to go next, or unfulfilled by your current relationships. By putting words to complex emotions, ambivalence, confusing thoughts, and behaviors that no longer serve you, it is my hope that you will be able to better understand what may be getting in the way of your goals. In the process, we will work to strengthen your connections with others, and perhaps most importantly, with yourself. I am available to offer evening hours to work best with your schedule.
(347) 396-1609 View (347) 396-1609
Photo of Madeline Mensah, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Forest Hills, NY
Madeline Mensah
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Do you find yourself overwhelmed, experiencing burnout, anxiety, or depression? There is hope for you. I am a compassionate and experienced mental health provider dedicated to supporting incredible individuals like yourself. I will create a tailored counseling approach that will allow me to develop a personalized wellness plan that addresses your specific challenges, whether it's burnout, anxiety, depression, or all of the above. We can explore effective coping strategies to manage the stressors in your life. Call us today to invest in your well-being, and allow me to guide you toward hope, healing, and happiness.
Do you find yourself overwhelmed, experiencing burnout, anxiety, or depression? There is hope for you. I am a compassionate and experienced mental health provider dedicated to supporting incredible individuals like yourself. I will create a tailored counseling approach that will allow me to develop a personalized wellness plan that addresses your specific challenges, whether it's burnout, anxiety, depression, or all of the above. We can explore effective coping strategies to manage the stressors in your life. Call us today to invest in your well-being, and allow me to guide you toward hope, healing, and happiness.
(347) 919-1897 View (347) 919-1897
Photo of Eileen Mercado, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Forest Hills, NY
Eileen Mercado
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Eileen Mercado, LCSW, graduated with a master's degree in social work from the Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Marymount College, Tarrytown. She is bilingual and has extensive experience providing individual, couples and family psychotherapy in both English and Spanish to children and adults. She provides non-judgmental care for clients who experience depression and anxiety disorders, ADHD, PTSD, bereavement, and difficulty in interpersonal and work relationships.
Eileen Mercado, LCSW, graduated with a master's degree in social work from the Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Marymount College, Tarrytown. She is bilingual and has extensive experience providing individual, couples and family psychotherapy in both English and Spanish to children and adults. She provides non-judgmental care for clients who experience depression and anxiety disorders, ADHD, PTSD, bereavement, and difficulty in interpersonal and work relationships.
(929) 323-4428 View (929) 323-4428
Photo of Omar J. Zurita, LCSW, RYT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Forest Hills, NY
Omar J. Zurita, LCSW, RYT
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Forest Hills, NY 11375
As a Bilingual (English/Spanish/Espanol) Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and Psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience, I've treated individuals and families with a myriad of concerns using an eclectic and holistic approach. Depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, emotional pain, physical illness, transitions, self esteem and acceptance have been some of the issues I've worked with among a diverse group of clientele.
As a Bilingual (English/Spanish/Espanol) Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and Psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience, I've treated individuals and families with a myriad of concerns using an eclectic and holistic approach. Depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, emotional pain, physical illness, transitions, self esteem and acceptance have been some of the issues I've worked with among a diverse group of clientele.
(917) 746-7051 View (917) 746-7051
Photo of James M Koelln, Psychologist in Forest Hills, NY
James M Koelln
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Are you or your child feeling anxious, depressed or overwhelmed? Are you or your loved ones experiencing problems with relationships or at work or school? Have you undergone difficult experiences or trauma? Would you like to share your problems and concerns in a safe, caring and non-judgmental environment? If so, I can provide the support you need. I am a highly trained therapist with a PhD in Clinical Psychology and 35 years of experience. I believe in the power and importance of the therapeutic relationship and working with you to effect positive change in your life!
Are you or your child feeling anxious, depressed or overwhelmed? Are you or your loved ones experiencing problems with relationships or at work or school? Have you undergone difficult experiences or trauma? Would you like to share your problems and concerns in a safe, caring and non-judgmental environment? If so, I can provide the support you need. I am a highly trained therapist with a PhD in Clinical Psychology and 35 years of experience. I believe in the power and importance of the therapeutic relationship and working with you to effect positive change in your life!
(718) 569-7766 View (718) 569-7766
Photo of Hena Ali-Bernard, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Forest Hills, NY
Hena Ali-Bernard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Life can be overwhelming and it can cause us to feel less confident, find things more challenging, or just have us feeling down. It is important when seeking a therapist to find someone you can develop a trusting, judgment free relationship with. I provide a supportive, safe, empathetic, and understanding space. We will have a partnership in your treatment because you are the expert in your life. I am just here to advance your self growth using your strengths and insight.
Life can be overwhelming and it can cause us to feel less confident, find things more challenging, or just have us feeling down. It is important when seeking a therapist to find someone you can develop a trusting, judgment free relationship with. I provide a supportive, safe, empathetic, and understanding space. We will have a partnership in your treatment because you are the expert in your life. I am just here to advance your self growth using your strengths and insight.
(646) 798-5259 View (646) 798-5259
Photo of Robert Pepper, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Forest Hills, NY
Robert Pepper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Forest Hills, NY 11375
I specialize in group therapy. I have been running groups for over thirty-five years and I have a special gift in helping member's resolve conflicts with relationships, both personal and professional. My groups are not socialization groups but learning social skills is a by-product of the group experience. Members learn to resolve obstacles to developing healthy relationships through interactions between members of the group.
I specialize in group therapy. I have been running groups for over thirty-five years and I have a special gift in helping member's resolve conflicts with relationships, both personal and professional. My groups are not socialization groups but learning social skills is a by-product of the group experience. Members learn to resolve obstacles to developing healthy relationships through interactions between members of the group.
(718) 569-8244 View (718) 569-8244
Photo of Glorianny Guzman, Art Therapist in Forest Hills, NY
Glorianny Guzman
Art Therapist, MPS, LCAT
Verified
Forest Hills, NY 11375  (Online Only)
Are you a young adult looking to reduce anxiety? Of color? Struggling with goals? family college? financial stress? Pregnancy/Postpartum ? increase self-esteem? gain coping skills? Etc.. Then I am the therapist for you! My goal is to help people grow, heal, obtain their goals and have overall positive experience within a safe space. We can make art or just talk in therapy or focus on life coaching.
Are you a young adult looking to reduce anxiety? Of color? Struggling with goals? family college? financial stress? Pregnancy/Postpartum ? increase self-esteem? gain coping skills? Etc.. Then I am the therapist for you! My goal is to help people grow, heal, obtain their goals and have overall positive experience within a safe space. We can make art or just talk in therapy or focus on life coaching.
(347) 934-6868 View (347) 934-6868
Photo of Maciel Campos, Psychologist in Forest Hills, NY
Maciel Campos
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Forest Hills, NY 11375
I am a New York State licensed psychologist with vast experience treating people across the life span, particularly adolescents, young adults, and adults managing life transitions, stress, and the resulting emotional impact. My work at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia University Medical Center has helped inform how I supplement clinical skill with genuineness, validation, and an affirming space for people to obtain the support, relief, and mastery they seek in order to feel more skillful and fulfilled throughout life.
I am a New York State licensed psychologist with vast experience treating people across the life span, particularly adolescents, young adults, and adults managing life transitions, stress, and the resulting emotional impact. My work at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia University Medical Center has helped inform how I supplement clinical skill with genuineness, validation, and an affirming space for people to obtain the support, relief, and mastery they seek in order to feel more skillful and fulfilled throughout life.
(347) 291-1553 View (347) 291-1553
Photo of Lisa Milone, Psychologist in Forest Hills, NY
Lisa Milone
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Forest Hills, NY 11375  (Online Only)
Hi there! Are you the parent of a teen shutting you and everyone around them out? Are they seeking belonging in ways that leave you worried for their well-being? You don't have to tackle this alone. I have a deep commitment to working with the most challenged and challenging youth, young adults, and their families. I have specialized training in trauma, chronic stress, and adolescent mental health.
Hi there! Are you the parent of a teen shutting you and everyone around them out? Are they seeking belonging in ways that leave you worried for their well-being? You don't have to tackle this alone. I have a deep commitment to working with the most challenged and challenging youth, young adults, and their families. I have specialized training in trauma, chronic stress, and adolescent mental health.
(929) 297-8339 View (929) 297-8339
Photo of Sharon Danoff, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Forest Hills, NY
Sharon Danoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Forest Hills, NY 11375  (Online Only)
Do you have difficulty finding time to go to psychotherapy appointments? Tele-mental health could be the solution for you. From the comfort of your home or office, you can have a therapy session without the stress of leaving your home. Working with me from the comfort of your personal space reduces the stigma frequently attached to attending office appointment. Most people who initiate psychotherapy have life challenges that affect their ability to cope on a daily basis. I help people cope with challenges that effect them on a daily basis, whether work related stressors, family, parent and /or child conflict
Do you have difficulty finding time to go to psychotherapy appointments? Tele-mental health could be the solution for you. From the comfort of your home or office, you can have a therapy session without the stress of leaving your home. Working with me from the comfort of your personal space reduces the stigma frequently attached to attending office appointment. Most people who initiate psychotherapy have life challenges that affect their ability to cope on a daily basis. I help people cope with challenges that effect them on a daily basis, whether work related stressors, family, parent and /or child conflict
(347) 418-0110 View (347) 418-0110
Photo of Hal Brickman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Forest Hills, NY
Hal Brickman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RCSW, CSW, MSW, CHT
Verified
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Trust is the foundation of any successful relationship. Without it, communication breaks down and conflict rears its head. Through Hal’s decades of experience, he has cultivated strategies and techniques to help couples rebuild trust and strengthen their bond. He has mentored couples counselors for thirty years and has himself been a couples counselor since 1978. One of Hal's key teachings is the importance of vulnerability in a relationship. He encourages couples to open up and share their deepest fears and insecurities with each other. This kind of vulnerability creates a safe space where both partners feel heard and supported.
Trust is the foundation of any successful relationship. Without it, communication breaks down and conflict rears its head. Through Hal’s decades of experience, he has cultivated strategies and techniques to help couples rebuild trust and strengthen their bond. He has mentored couples counselors for thirty years and has himself been a couples counselor since 1978. One of Hal's key teachings is the importance of vulnerability in a relationship. He encourages couples to open up and share their deepest fears and insecurities with each other. This kind of vulnerability creates a safe space where both partners feel heard and supported.
(516) 439-4282 View (516) 439-4282

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Number of Therapists in Forest Hills, NY

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Forest Hills, NY who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
91% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
65% Stress
64% Coping Skills
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
68% Cigna and Evernorth
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Forest Hills, NY see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

68% Female
31% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Forest Hills?

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.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.