Therapists in Ithaca, NY

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Karen Tranter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience providing psychotherapy and coaching to individuals, couples, families and businesses. Everyone has special strengths to deal with life's challenges, relationship troubles and stressors. Psychotherapy can help with these dilemmas. I believe that a genuine client/therapist relationship is vital for counseling to be effective and meaningful. I will help you feel comfortable by providing a safe, compassionate and nonjudgmental atmosphere. In this way, we will work together to help you make the necessary changes to successfully solve problems, strengthen relationships and improve your quality of life.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience providing psychotherapy and coaching to individuals, couples, families and businesses. Everyone has special strengths to deal with life's challenges, relationship troubles and stressors. Psychotherapy can help with these dilemmas. I believe that a genuine client/therapist relationship is vital for counseling to be effective and meaningful. I will help you feel comfortable by providing a safe, compassionate and nonjudgmental atmosphere. In this way, we will work together to help you make the necessary changes to successfully solve problems, strengthen relationships and improve your quality of life.
(607) 545-4606 View (607) 545-4606
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Kristen Meehan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ithaca, NY 14850  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Does your use of SOCIAL MEDIA feel like an ADDICTION? Do your moods vacillate wildly depending on your Twitter mentions or how many times somebody has swiped right on your profile? We fear the judgment of others, but we crave their approval and praise. These feelings can be overwhelming and make you feel like you are out of control. What if I told you that you didn’t need to suffer like this?
Does your use of SOCIAL MEDIA feel like an ADDICTION? Do your moods vacillate wildly depending on your Twitter mentions or how many times somebody has swiped right on your profile? We fear the judgment of others, but we crave their approval and praise. These feelings can be overwhelming and make you feel like you are out of control. What if I told you that you didn’t need to suffer like this?
(607) 251-0188 View (607) 251-0188
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Joanne Zager
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression or confusion? Are you a veteran/and or a military spouse who are experiencing symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD)? Do you have feelings and /or behaviors that may be a result of trauma, relationship problems, work or school stress? Collaboratively, we work to identify and resolve your concerns. I work with adults, families, students and the LGBT community - who you are adds dimension to our work together! I am a NY state licensed psychologist in private practice. My cognitive behavioral approach is supplemented with guided imagery, EMDR and/or hypnosis.
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression or confusion? Are you a veteran/and or a military spouse who are experiencing symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD)? Do you have feelings and /or behaviors that may be a result of trauma, relationship problems, work or school stress? Collaboratively, we work to identify and resolve your concerns. I work with adults, families, students and the LGBT community - who you are adds dimension to our work together! I am a NY state licensed psychologist in private practice. My cognitive behavioral approach is supplemented with guided imagery, EMDR and/or hypnosis.
(607) 431-8928 View (607) 431-8928
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Carmen Munson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ithaca, NY 14850  (Online Only)
Welcoming teletherapy clients. Have you been feeling stuck, overwhelmed, depressed, anxious or stressed? Let's talk! Reaching out for help is the first step to feeling better. I welcome hearing from you, and I offer a complimentary brief chat.
Welcoming teletherapy clients. Have you been feeling stuck, overwhelmed, depressed, anxious or stressed? Let's talk! Reaching out for help is the first step to feeling better. I welcome hearing from you, and I offer a complimentary brief chat.
(607) 279-3379 View (607) 279-3379
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Ellen Tarby
Marriage & Family Therapist, LFMT, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ithaca, NY 14851  (Online Only)
My practice is focused on helping you from the moment you realize that the ways you have been getting by seem to be causing more distress than relief. You may be noticing imbalance in your relationships, that you are putting off life changes and goals until you feel "good enough", or you might have a lot of fear of things feeling chaotic or not in control. While I address a broad range of concerns, a lot of the people I work with are struggling in particular with patterns around food, dieting, and body image that have left them feeling exhausted, defeated, and out of control.
My practice is focused on helping you from the moment you realize that the ways you have been getting by seem to be causing more distress than relief. You may be noticing imbalance in your relationships, that you are putting off life changes and goals until you feel "good enough", or you might have a lot of fear of things feeling chaotic or not in control. While I address a broad range of concerns, a lot of the people I work with are struggling in particular with patterns around food, dieting, and body image that have left them feeling exhausted, defeated, and out of control.
(607) 600-6467 View (607) 600-6467
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Kimberly Brett Jakobson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe every individual’s journey is unique. It is important for me to meet you where you are in that journey, while providing a warm, safe, nonjudgmental space. I utilize a strength-based approach to help empower you to make the changes you want to see in your life and relationships.
I believe every individual’s journey is unique. It is important for me to meet you where you are in that journey, while providing a warm, safe, nonjudgmental space. I utilize a strength-based approach to help empower you to make the changes you want to see in your life and relationships.
(607) 544-6735 View (607) 544-6735
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Fiona McDevitt Lcsw Pllc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850
Not accepting new clients
Most of us, at some point in our lives, feel stuck, overwhelmed, angry, misunderstood in our relationships, and/or have experienced situations that have negatively impacted us. Simply by researching therapists, you have taken the first courageous step to making changes that will move you towards the life you want.
Most of us, at some point in our lives, feel stuck, overwhelmed, angry, misunderstood in our relationships, and/or have experienced situations that have negatively impacted us. Simply by researching therapists, you have taken the first courageous step to making changes that will move you towards the life you want.
(607) 269-4125 View (607) 269-4125
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Uprise Mental Health Counseling, PLLC
Counselor, LMHC, PhD
Verified Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850
My group practice specializes in the treatment of trauma spectrum disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, dissociative disorders, trauma-related pain, and trauma-related somatic symptoms. Ongoing experiences of verbal, physical, or sexual abuse, neglect, and bullying can lead to these symptoms. Sometimes people suffer these effects because they have experienced chronic invalidation. We treat couples, people in non-traditional partnerships, adolescents who struggle with emotional and behavioral problems. We also treat survivors of sexual violence and targets of workplace bullying.
My group practice specializes in the treatment of trauma spectrum disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, dissociative disorders, trauma-related pain, and trauma-related somatic symptoms. Ongoing experiences of verbal, physical, or sexual abuse, neglect, and bullying can lead to these symptoms. Sometimes people suffer these effects because they have experienced chronic invalidation. We treat couples, people in non-traditional partnerships, adolescents who struggle with emotional and behavioral problems. We also treat survivors of sexual violence and targets of workplace bullying.
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Adam R. Krantweiss
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850
I have worked as a clinical psychologist since 2004. Originally from the NYC metropolitan area, I have lived in upstate NY for many years. My approach to psychotherapy is tailored to both presenting problems and clients’ interest in exploring questions. Sometimes, short-term and goal-directed psychotherapy is the best path, while at other times, a longer self-exploration is more helpful for self-seeing. I will meet you at your starting point and try to help you gain clarity and understanding into your questions, with the goal of helping you overcome the obstacles that keep you stuck in a situation or mindset.
I have worked as a clinical psychologist since 2004. Originally from the NYC metropolitan area, I have lived in upstate NY for many years. My approach to psychotherapy is tailored to both presenting problems and clients’ interest in exploring questions. Sometimes, short-term and goal-directed psychotherapy is the best path, while at other times, a longer self-exploration is more helpful for self-seeing. I will meet you at your starting point and try to help you gain clarity and understanding into your questions, with the goal of helping you overcome the obstacles that keep you stuck in a situation or mindset.
(607) 275-5232 View (607) 275-5232
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Dr Amy Phillips Counseling
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, EdD, LCPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850  (Online Only)
I am an EMDR trained trauma focused and licensed counselor in Maryland, Washington State and New York State. EMDR is a treatment modality that can ease a person’s trauma response (PTSD or anxiety) due to traumatic or anxiety producing events that have affected a person’s life.
I am an EMDR trained trauma focused and licensed counselor in Maryland, Washington State and New York State. EMDR is a treatment modality that can ease a person’s trauma response (PTSD or anxiety) due to traumatic or anxiety producing events that have affected a person’s life.
(202) 424-9616 View (202) 424-9616
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Marta Guzman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850
Are you seeking evidence-based psychotherapy to help you achieve your goals or manage your symptoms in the most effective way? If you or your child are struggling with your mood, anxiety, trauma, obsessive or unhelpful thinking patterns, chronic pain, or behaviors you wish to change, I or another qualified therapist at MindWell Psychology may be able to help you.
Are you seeking evidence-based psychotherapy to help you achieve your goals or manage your symptoms in the most effective way? If you or your child are struggling with your mood, anxiety, trauma, obsessive or unhelpful thinking patterns, chronic pain, or behaviors you wish to change, I or another qualified therapist at MindWell Psychology may be able to help you.
(607) 367-6719 View (607) 367-6719
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Jamie Sorrentino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850
Are you seeking evidence-based psychotherapy to help you achieve your goals or manage your symptoms in the most effective way? I or another qualified therapist at MindWell Psychology may be able to help you. I engage in relational therapy that values authenticity, vulnerability, curiosity, collaboration, and compassionate care. As well, I utilize evidence-based practices that pull from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness-based practice, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Are you seeking evidence-based psychotherapy to help you achieve your goals or manage your symptoms in the most effective way? I or another qualified therapist at MindWell Psychology may be able to help you. I engage in relational therapy that values authenticity, vulnerability, curiosity, collaboration, and compassionate care. As well, I utilize evidence-based practices that pull from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness-based practice, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
(607) 260-3100 View (607) 260-3100
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Stephen Slade Tien
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD
Verified Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Keep your mind open for as long as possible... In time, being open to new experiences will lead you to the most important aspect of living: understanding your past conditioning & seeing directly into the true nature of your self and reality...
Keep your mind open for as long as possible... In time, being open to new experiences will lead you to the most important aspect of living: understanding your past conditioning & seeing directly into the true nature of your self and reality...
(607) 545-4183 View (607) 545-4183
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Susan Shrog
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850
I have experience spanning over thirty years and have worked with a wide variety of clients and famililes from diverse backgrounds and with a wide array of presenting issues. I have a passion for families and multigenerational issues as well as individual clients from such families.
I have experience spanning over thirty years and have worked with a wide variety of clients and famililes from diverse backgrounds and with a wide array of presenting issues. I have a passion for families and multigenerational issues as well as individual clients from such families.
(607) 601-1628 View (607) 601-1628
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Caroline Ford
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ithaca, NY 14850
Someone once told me, "The best view comes after the hardest climb". Many of us have experienced loss, suffering, pain and heartache. Although we don't intend, it can be easy to stay in a feeling of defeat. Finding hope and seeing the incredible view after a journey uniquely climbed is where my passion lies.
Someone once told me, "The best view comes after the hardest climb". Many of us have experienced loss, suffering, pain and heartache. Although we don't intend, it can be easy to stay in a feeling of defeat. Finding hope and seeing the incredible view after a journey uniquely climbed is where my passion lies.
(607) 303-6367 View (607) 303-6367
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Diana Tillotson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C , CLC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ithaca, NY 14850  (Online Only)
Therapy can be a transformational process of self-discovery facilitated by deeper levels of awareness and change. I believe we have an inherent ability to heal ourselves, and my primary focus is to honor and trust your experience. Anxiety, depression, trauma, and other life stressors can interfere with living a fulfilling life, causing problems in your life and relationships, and leaving you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, lost or numb. I believe that therapy should meet the individual where they are within their unique set of circumstances.
Therapy can be a transformational process of self-discovery facilitated by deeper levels of awareness and change. I believe we have an inherent ability to heal ourselves, and my primary focus is to honor and trust your experience. Anxiety, depression, trauma, and other life stressors can interfere with living a fulfilling life, causing problems in your life and relationships, and leaving you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, lost or numb. I believe that therapy should meet the individual where they are within their unique set of circumstances.
(607) 564-4158 View (607) 564-4158
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Ellen Zaslaw
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850  (Online Only)
Treatment is tailored to the needs and preferences of the client. Some situations call for deep introspection, others for charting one's way through a predicament, and still others for behavioral or other targeted techniques. I have tools for all of these.
Treatment is tailored to the needs and preferences of the client. Some situations call for deep introspection, others for charting one's way through a predicament, and still others for behavioral or other targeted techniques. I have tools for all of these.
(607) 269-4174 x607257 View (607) 269-4174 x607257
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Cristen E. Haltom, PhD, CEDS
Psychologist, PhD, CEDS
Verified Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850
Waitlist for new clients
I welcome new clients who are interested in making life changes. I individualize my approach to each person and family, drawing from skills learned over the years. My areas of specialty include life change adjustments, interpersonal and family relationships, eating disorders, mood disorders, and anxiety issues. I am also a speaker and educator, clinical consultant, and give workshops and lectures on clinical psychotherapy topics and positive psychology.
I welcome new clients who are interested in making life changes. I individualize my approach to each person and family, drawing from skills learned over the years. My areas of specialty include life change adjustments, interpersonal and family relationships, eating disorders, mood disorders, and anxiety issues. I am also a speaker and educator, clinical consultant, and give workshops and lectures on clinical psychotherapy topics and positive psychology.
(607) 214-2581 View (607) 214-2581
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Barbara Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ithaca, NY 14850  (Online Only)
Each life is a gift. I acknowledge and honor each individual that joins me with their most heartfelt challenges to their most celebrated achievements. I use an integrative approach to treat anxiety, depression, trauma in adolescents, adults, and couples. I offer a warm and collaborative approach to tackling your life’s challenges through making concrete goals with you. I have been practicing for several years, working with various populations in the New York City metropolitan area.
Each life is a gift. I acknowledge and honor each individual that joins me with their most heartfelt challenges to their most celebrated achievements. I use an integrative approach to treat anxiety, depression, trauma in adolescents, adults, and couples. I offer a warm and collaborative approach to tackling your life’s challenges through making concrete goals with you. I have been practicing for several years, working with various populations in the New York City metropolitan area.
(607) 678-2243 View (607) 678-2243
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Becky Bordlemay Schafer
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ithaca, NY 14850
10-20-23 Currently accepting new clients. As a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) with 15+ years of experience, I value the connection and collaborative nature of the therapeutic relationship. I provide straightforward, non-judgemental support and gently challenge you to explore, grow, and transform. As a team, we will work together to explore your stresses and life's challenges and develop strategies to help you lead a full and successful life.
10-20-23 Currently accepting new clients. As a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) with 15+ years of experience, I value the connection and collaborative nature of the therapeutic relationship. I provide straightforward, non-judgemental support and gently challenge you to explore, grow, and transform. As a team, we will work together to explore your stresses and life's challenges and develop strategies to help you lead a full and successful life.
(607) 436-7058 View (607) 436-7058
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Number of Therapists in Ithaca, NY

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Ithaca, NY who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Self Esteem
70% Stress
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
47% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
43% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Ithaca, NY see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ithaca?

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.