Therapists in Schenectady, NY

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Ally Cooley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Schenectady, NY 12305  (Online Only)
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship conflict and/or family trauma, I want you to know that I am here to support you. I specialize in working with individuals or couples who are dealing with these challenges and have a passion for helping them overcome their struggles. During our therapy sessions, I will reassure you that you are not alone in this journey. Together, we will identify the patterns that are influencing your behaviors and habits and work towards updating those patterns to help you achieve new, healthier outcomes. I welcome you to reach out to me and look forward to guiding you on your journey.
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship conflict and/or family trauma, I want you to know that I am here to support you. I specialize in working with individuals or couples who are dealing with these challenges and have a passion for helping them overcome their struggles. During our therapy sessions, I will reassure you that you are not alone in this journey. Together, we will identify the patterns that are influencing your behaviors and habits and work towards updating those patterns to help you achieve new, healthier outcomes. I welcome you to reach out to me and look forward to guiding you on your journey.
(518) 759-7311 View (518) 759-7311
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Mary Dufort
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Schenectady, NY 12302  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You’re depressed, stressed out, or worrying all the time. You have noticed that you’re having trouble doing things. You know the feelings you’re having are making it hard to keep relationships or make new ones. Maybe you’re struggling to ask for what you need or to set boundaries. You aren’t interested in things like you once were. You don’t like feeling this way, but you don’t know how to change it.
You’re depressed, stressed out, or worrying all the time. You have noticed that you’re having trouble doing things. You know the feelings you’re having are making it hard to keep relationships or make new ones. Maybe you’re struggling to ask for what you need or to set boundaries. You aren’t interested in things like you once were. You don’t like feeling this way, but you don’t know how to change it.
(518) 327-4229 View (518) 327-4229
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Ruth N Geller
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Schenectady, NY 12309  (Online Only)
Welcome to my reimagined counseling practice--now, purely virtual! Do you feel like a square peg in a round hole? Are you out of touch with who you are and what you really want? Do you sometimes lie awake nights worrying, "Is this IT?" You know you need a change, but you're not sure how to take the first step. Somewhere along the way, you may have started doing what others thought was best for you instead of trusting your own gut. Perhaps you're unhappy because you and your job aren't a good fit. Maybe you feel overwhelmed with stress from all sides.
Welcome to my reimagined counseling practice--now, purely virtual! Do you feel like a square peg in a round hole? Are you out of touch with who you are and what you really want? Do you sometimes lie awake nights worrying, "Is this IT?" You know you need a change, but you're not sure how to take the first step. Somewhere along the way, you may have started doing what others thought was best for you instead of trusting your own gut. Perhaps you're unhappy because you and your job aren't a good fit. Maybe you feel overwhelmed with stress from all sides.
(518) 809-8041 View (518) 809-8041
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Shelbe Danzey
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFT-LP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Schenectady, NY 12305  (Online Only)
I provide a safe, confidential and culturally-affirming therapeutic space for you to explore various areas of your life without judgment. I am prepared with the needed tools to help you foster self-awareness and achieve emotional well-being. I am here to guide you through the process, offering a supportive space for you to heal and grow.
I provide a safe, confidential and culturally-affirming therapeutic space for you to explore various areas of your life without judgment. I am prepared with the needed tools to help you foster self-awareness and achieve emotional well-being. I am here to guide you through the process, offering a supportive space for you to heal and grow.
(518) 750-3414 View (518) 750-3414
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Allison Macon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Schenectady, NY 12305  (Online Only)
Allison is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who primarily treats adults struggling with eating disorders. Allison is a Health at Every Size (HAES) aligned provider with extensive experience treating perfectionism, depression, anxiety, body image, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and personality disorders.
Allison is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who primarily treats adults struggling with eating disorders. Allison is a Health at Every Size (HAES) aligned provider with extensive experience treating perfectionism, depression, anxiety, body image, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and personality disorders.
(518) 263-0905 View (518) 263-0905
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Jennifer J Corona
Counselor, MA, NBCC, LMHC, CASAC
Verified
Schenectady, NY 12303  (Online Only)
Everyone is the author of their own stories, and I am simply a guide. We are all human and capable of change. This will be a safe space for you to share and explore. Upon identifying problems that are causing distress in your life, together WE will develop a plan to alleviate negative symptoms and develop healthy coping mechanisms. I will provide psychoeducation in order for you to gain insight and an understanding of your mental health. You will learn to reframe dysfunctional thought patterns in order to change unwanted behavior(s). You will walk away with a deeper sense of self and skills to live your best life possible.
Everyone is the author of their own stories, and I am simply a guide. We are all human and capable of change. This will be a safe space for you to share and explore. Upon identifying problems that are causing distress in your life, together WE will develop a plan to alleviate negative symptoms and develop healthy coping mechanisms. I will provide psychoeducation in order for you to gain insight and an understanding of your mental health. You will learn to reframe dysfunctional thought patterns in order to change unwanted behavior(s). You will walk away with a deeper sense of self and skills to live your best life possible.
(518) 674-9017 View (518) 674-9017
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Ahvegyil Skolnick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMSW, LCSW
Verified
Schenectady, NY 12306  (Online Only)
Did you grow up with a mother that may have been a narcissist? Do you struggle with codependency and healthy relationships? Lack self-esteem? Do you find yourself wondering how did I end up in another toxic situation? Cognitive therapy is a service that can help you understand how early experiences impact how you go through life. Maybe you need to create boundaries and communication to save a relationship where is the time to let go of that toxic person altogether? consider scheduling a cognitive therapy session. You will gain the skills needed to recognize old patterns of behavior, create boundaries and be a healthier you.
Did you grow up with a mother that may have been a narcissist? Do you struggle with codependency and healthy relationships? Lack self-esteem? Do you find yourself wondering how did I end up in another toxic situation? Cognitive therapy is a service that can help you understand how early experiences impact how you go through life. Maybe you need to create boundaries and communication to save a relationship where is the time to let go of that toxic person altogether? consider scheduling a cognitive therapy session. You will gain the skills needed to recognize old patterns of behavior, create boundaries and be a healthier you.
(518) 632-7769 View (518) 632-7769
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Chris Latino
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified
Schenectady, NY 12308
I enjoy helping people find ways to make positive changes. My clients initially come to their first session with depression, anxiety, and frustration. They are trying to juggle family issues, along with financial and personal issues. Most people need effective skills to help them manage life with less frustration and stress, along with methods to improve their decision-making, thus improving the quality of their life.
I enjoy helping people find ways to make positive changes. My clients initially come to their first session with depression, anxiety, and frustration. They are trying to juggle family issues, along with financial and personal issues. Most people need effective skills to help them manage life with less frustration and stress, along with methods to improve their decision-making, thus improving the quality of their life.
(518) 503-0580 View (518) 503-0580
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Judy L Schultz
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Schenectady, NY 12309  (Online Only)
You can feel better! Life can be difficult and full of change and challenges. You may be feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious or fearful. Even positive changes such as a new job, a baby or retirement can result in challenging feelings. As well, past losses and traumas can impinge on the present leaving you wondering why you feel upset and out of sorts.
You can feel better! Life can be difficult and full of change and challenges. You may be feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious or fearful. Even positive changes such as a new job, a baby or retirement can result in challenging feelings. As well, past losses and traumas can impinge on the present leaving you wondering why you feel upset and out of sorts.
(518) 255-7757 View (518) 255-7757
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Gehrig Martin
Counselor, MHC-P
Verified
2 Endorsed
Schenectady, NY 12305
Gehrig has experience working in research, focusing on existential anxiety and it's relationship with different facets, including identity distress, mindfulness meditation, religiosity, and risk taking. Gehrig also has research experience studying relationships and the impact on thoughts and emotions.
Gehrig has experience working in research, focusing on existential anxiety and it's relationship with different facets, including identity distress, mindfulness meditation, religiosity, and risk taking. Gehrig also has research experience studying relationships and the impact on thoughts and emotions.
(518) 919-3514 View (518) 919-3514
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Theresa A. Jenkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Schenectady, NY 12305  (Online Only)
Where do you go when you have had enough? Do you believe in something or someone greater than yourself? Do you believe in trusting the process towards a better life? Asking for help does not make us weak. To be a better me I had to let go and let God! Carrying life burdens and trauma can lead to continuous depression and sadness. I want to work with you to try different ways to help you be released from the bondage of self. The healing process begins when you are ready and know that I am here!
Where do you go when you have had enough? Do you believe in something or someone greater than yourself? Do you believe in trusting the process towards a better life? Asking for help does not make us weak. To be a better me I had to let go and let God! Carrying life burdens and trauma can lead to continuous depression and sadness. I want to work with you to try different ways to help you be released from the bondage of self. The healing process begins when you are ready and know that I am here!
(518) 759-7414 View (518) 759-7414
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Laurel Burns
Counselor, EdS, LMHC
Verified
Schenectady, NY 12309
Change is hard, whether you are trying to stop anxious thoughts, be a better parent, let go of eating disorder behavior, or save your marriage. If you wish to bring change into your life, and have been unable to do it on your own, I can help. I am an expert in the science of change and hold a certificate in the field of Positive Psychology. I am a strength based therapist. Collaboratively and creatively we can discover the tools to enable you to move from a painful state to comfort and resilience, where you can flourish and become the best version of yourself.
Change is hard, whether you are trying to stop anxious thoughts, be a better parent, let go of eating disorder behavior, or save your marriage. If you wish to bring change into your life, and have been unable to do it on your own, I can help. I am an expert in the science of change and hold a certificate in the field of Positive Psychology. I am a strength based therapist. Collaboratively and creatively we can discover the tools to enable you to move from a painful state to comfort and resilience, where you can flourish and become the best version of yourself.
(518) 864-4056 View (518) 864-4056
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Maygin Rittinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Schenectady, NY 12304  (Online Only)
Have you ever found yourself consumed by unproductive, negative thoughts and emotions that interrupt you from living your life in the present? The discomfort you may be experiencing has the capacity to heal and I am here to connect with you on that journey. I assist clients with identifying goals that matter to them.
Have you ever found yourself consumed by unproductive, negative thoughts and emotions that interrupt you from living your life in the present? The discomfort you may be experiencing has the capacity to heal and I am here to connect with you on that journey. I assist clients with identifying goals that matter to them.
(518) 318-9529 View (518) 318-9529
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Cognitive Care Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Schenectady, NY 12303  (Online Only)
Welcome to Cognitive Care Psychotherapy! My name is Dara Miller, owner and clinician. I have over 8 years of experience in the field, providing both counseling and crisis services.
Welcome to Cognitive Care Psychotherapy! My name is Dara Miller, owner and clinician. I have over 8 years of experience in the field, providing both counseling and crisis services.
(518) 855-6876 View (518) 855-6876
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Rebecca Marie Stone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMHC, MA
Verified
Schenectady, NY 12309  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor providing therapy services for individuals ages 18 and up. I graduated from Sage Graduate School with my Counseling and Community Psychology degree and completed my internship at a college counseling center. I have had previous experience working in a PROS program where I aided my clients in meeting their rehabilitative goals, overcoming their barriers, and working with co-occurring substance use disorders. My most recent experienced working in an outpatient clinic has given me even further experience in working with different populations of individuals.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor providing therapy services for individuals ages 18 and up. I graduated from Sage Graduate School with my Counseling and Community Psychology degree and completed my internship at a college counseling center. I have had previous experience working in a PROS program where I aided my clients in meeting their rehabilitative goals, overcoming their barriers, and working with co-occurring substance use disorders. My most recent experienced working in an outpatient clinic has given me even further experience in working with different populations of individuals.
(838) 444-6290 View (838) 444-6290
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Brennan Orlando
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Schenectady, NY 12304  (Online Only)
I understand starting therapy can feel daunting, I aim to create a safe, comforting, and supportive environment for the individuals I work with. It takes time to get to know each other, and we will go at a pace that works for you. Our first session will include important information about your history, past therapy, family dynamics, identify your current symptoms, and together prioritize what you want to work on. From there, we will develop treatment goals to decrease your identified stressors.
I understand starting therapy can feel daunting, I aim to create a safe, comforting, and supportive environment for the individuals I work with. It takes time to get to know each other, and we will go at a pace that works for you. Our first session will include important information about your history, past therapy, family dynamics, identify your current symptoms, and together prioritize what you want to work on. From there, we will develop treatment goals to decrease your identified stressors.
(518) 625-8174 View (518) 625-8174
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Karin Earle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Schenectady, NY 12305  (Online Only)
There is a universal human need for our stories to be told, heard, and understood. Perhaps your story has painful memories that have caused anxiety, stress, and depression to enter your life. Maybe your family or personal relationships have hurt you and you desire to have healthier relationships. It is my goal as a therapist to provide you with a safe place to explore and process your past and present stories with the intention of accessing insight, healing, and positive change. There’s some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for- J.R.R. Tolkien
There is a universal human need for our stories to be told, heard, and understood. Perhaps your story has painful memories that have caused anxiety, stress, and depression to enter your life. Maybe your family or personal relationships have hurt you and you desire to have healthier relationships. It is my goal as a therapist to provide you with a safe place to explore and process your past and present stories with the intention of accessing insight, healing, and positive change. There’s some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for- J.R.R. Tolkien
(680) 201-1729 View (680) 201-1729
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Adara Shafe At Nassau Psychology Pc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Schenectady, NY 12302  (Online Only)
Adara Shafe received her master’s degree from Hunter College in 2021. Her focus is Clinical practice with individuals, groups and families. Adara has experience with children in foster care, families and adolescents. She has also worked with individuals with ADHD, mood disorder and adjustment disorder, and she has also worked with members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Adara Shafe received her master’s degree from Hunter College in 2021. Her focus is Clinical practice with individuals, groups and families. Adara has experience with children in foster care, families and adolescents. She has also worked with individuals with ADHD, mood disorder and adjustment disorder, and she has also worked with members of the LGBTQ+ community.
(518) 981-2646 View (518) 981-2646
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Benjamin Candib
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Schenectady, NY 12305
You are not broken, and you are not wrong for the thoughts and feelings you experience. As you navigate through life and its various struggles and challenges, you are trying to become the best version of yourself that you can. I am here to support you in overcoming the barriers that stand in the way of you getting there. Together, we will explore ways to help you gain a better understanding of your thoughts and feelings, and equip you with the tools to manage them more effectively while life becomes overwhelming
You are not broken, and you are not wrong for the thoughts and feelings you experience. As you navigate through life and its various struggles and challenges, you are trying to become the best version of yourself that you can. I am here to support you in overcoming the barriers that stand in the way of you getting there. Together, we will explore ways to help you gain a better understanding of your thoughts and feelings, and equip you with the tools to manage them more effectively while life becomes overwhelming
(518) 667-8025 View (518) 667-8025
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Dr. Supriya Blair
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Schenectady, NY 12309  (Online Only)
Imagine yourself as a writer, carefully crafting the story of your life. What important events and experiences stand out, and what effect does your supporting cast have on you? Is your story unfolding the way you want it to? For most of us, the answers to these questions aren't always clear. We're often too entrenched in our own story to be our own author. Experiences such as navigating a new life transition and developing a more loving relationship with yourself can be tough.
Imagine yourself as a writer, carefully crafting the story of your life. What important events and experiences stand out, and what effect does your supporting cast have on you? Is your story unfolding the way you want it to? For most of us, the answers to these questions aren't always clear. We're often too entrenched in our own story to be our own author. Experiences such as navigating a new life transition and developing a more loving relationship with yourself can be tough.
(518) 501-0092 View (518) 501-0092

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Number of Therapists in Schenectady, NY

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Schenectady, NY who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
92% Anxiety
76% Self Esteem
68% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD
65% Stress
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Aetna
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
65% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Schenectady, NY see their clients

53% Online Only
47% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Schenectady?

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.