Teletherapy for Monticello, NY

Photo of Laurel Bertram, LCSW, CASAC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Laurel Bertram
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CASAC
Verified Verified
Monticello, NY 12701
My scope of practice includes treating individuals diagnosed with Depression, Anxiety, BiPolar Disorder, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, PTSD, ADHD, Eating Disorders/Obesity, and Substance Use Disorders. I believe in a multifaceted approach to treatment with individualized attention to client's specific needs. Having been employed by a major Regional Hospital as a psychiatric/addiction professional managing Emergency Room assessments and detox services on the medical/mental health units for the last five years, I have gained new insights to effective treatment planning, and improving functionality. My experience includes in-patient as well as out-patient behavioral health treatment working with adults, couples, families, and adolescents.
My scope of practice includes treating individuals diagnosed with Depression, Anxiety, BiPolar Disorder, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, PTSD, ADHD, Eating Disorders/Obesity, and Substance Use Disorders. I believe in a multifaceted approach to treatment with individualized attention to client's specific needs. Having been employed by a major Regional Hospital as a psychiatric/addiction professional managing Emergency Room assessments and detox services on the medical/mental health units for the last five years, I have gained new insights to effective treatment planning, and improving functionality. My experience includes in-patient as well as out-patient behavioral health treatment working with adults, couples, families, and adolescents.
(845) 208-8122 View (845) 208-8122
Photo of Rebecca Norman, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Rebecca Norman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monticello, NY 12701  (Online Only)
I am a warm, nonjudgmental psychotherapist and have been working with adults, and families for the past 12 years. Clients may begin therapy feeling anxious, hopeless, or just generally "stuck" in unhelpful patterns of behavior. Some may be struggling with relationships or doubting their own self-worth. I help clients gain clarity into their struggles and help them to unlock their "best self" potential, allowing them to feel more empowered with a renewed sense of purpose.
I am a warm, nonjudgmental psychotherapist and have been working with adults, and families for the past 12 years. Clients may begin therapy feeling anxious, hopeless, or just generally "stuck" in unhelpful patterns of behavior. Some may be struggling with relationships or doubting their own self-worth. I help clients gain clarity into their struggles and help them to unlock their "best self" potential, allowing them to feel more empowered with a renewed sense of purpose.
(631) 309-2448 View (631) 309-2448
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Stephen Mcfadden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Monticello, NY 12701  (Online Only)
My commitment is to help you feel better and learn ways to change problematic patterns within the first few sessions. I combine different methods (talk therapy, hypnosis, EMDR and Somatic Experiencing) to help people make positive changes in their lives. I have 30+ years experience, with specialization in relationship problems, sexuality issues, and recovery from childhood and adult trauma. My approach is highly interactive. Sessions involve feedback and teaching of methods and skills to help you get your life back on track.
My commitment is to help you feel better and learn ways to change problematic patterns within the first few sessions. I combine different methods (talk therapy, hypnosis, EMDR and Somatic Experiencing) to help people make positive changes in their lives. I have 30+ years experience, with specialization in relationship problems, sexuality issues, and recovery from childhood and adult trauma. My approach is highly interactive. Sessions involve feedback and teaching of methods and skills to help you get your life back on track.
(646) 699-3926 View (646) 699-3926
Photo of James 'robert' Ellis, LPC, Counselor
James 'robert' Ellis
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Monticello, NY 12701
(623) 273-6113 View (623) 273-6113

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Online Therapists

Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialized therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.