Therapists in Schenectady, NY

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Steven W DiMarzo
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, NCC, CASACMC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Schenectady, NY 12305
Not accepting new clients
Life comes with many challenges and obstacles that may seem impossible to overcome. We all have an innate need to succeed and prove ourselves as worthy and deserving of good. There may be times when we feel overwhelmed, self-conscious, or inadequate and we don't want to be a burden to others, so we don't ask for help. It's at these times when we need that support most. The truth is, we all face these challenges and with some self-reflection, mental energy, and focus, we can overcome those barriers and develop skills to help ourselves that become second nature.
Life comes with many challenges and obstacles that may seem impossible to overcome. We all have an innate need to succeed and prove ourselves as worthy and deserving of good. There may be times when we feel overwhelmed, self-conscious, or inadequate and we don't want to be a burden to others, so we don't ask for help. It's at these times when we need that support most. The truth is, we all face these challenges and with some self-reflection, mental energy, and focus, we can overcome those barriers and develop skills to help ourselves that become second nature.
(838) 444-5799 View (838) 444-5799
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Moonhawk River Stone
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Schenectady, NY 12308
I am an internationally recognized expert in transgender care with 25 years experience working with transsexual, transgender and gender variant people of all ages, especially young gender variant children, and their families. When someone is contemplating a gender transition it is my approach to work with the whole family as everyone transitions in a gender transition. I have a solid record of success in workplace transitions for clients My expertise lends itself to working with transgender clients from many varied racial, cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds. I also work with lesbian, gay, bisexual clients across the full spectrum of issues.
I am an internationally recognized expert in transgender care with 25 years experience working with transsexual, transgender and gender variant people of all ages, especially young gender variant children, and their families. When someone is contemplating a gender transition it is my approach to work with the whole family as everyone transitions in a gender transition. I have a solid record of success in workplace transitions for clients My expertise lends itself to working with transgender clients from many varied racial, cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds. I also work with lesbian, gay, bisexual clients across the full spectrum of issues.
(518) 966-7461 View (518) 966-7461
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Erin Gartley
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Schenectady, NY 12304
Therapy can be an intimidating idea for many, as the "idea" of therapy has become closely linked to a "negative". However, in my opinion, therapy is growth and a gift to yourself to better understand what "works" for you and/or to become the best possible version of yourself.
Therapy can be an intimidating idea for many, as the "idea" of therapy has become closely linked to a "negative". However, in my opinion, therapy is growth and a gift to yourself to better understand what "works" for you and/or to become the best possible version of yourself.
(518) 759-6975 View (518) 759-6975
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Lotus Integrative Mental Health Counseling
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, TCTSY-F
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Schenectady, NY 12303
Waitlist for new clients
Are you hoping to heal from a trauma and/or achieve interpersonal success? Have you tried to solve this before with little to no results? Are you hopeless that you will never find inner healing and peace and be able to live your life to your fullest potential? Are you afraid that you will always have to live with your trauma, the nightmares, flashbacks, trust issues, and/or not feeling safe? You clicked on the right profile if you answered yes to any of those questions. I understand! My name is Tara Benicasa, and I own Lotus Integrative Mental Health Counseling.
Are you hoping to heal from a trauma and/or achieve interpersonal success? Have you tried to solve this before with little to no results? Are you hopeless that you will never find inner healing and peace and be able to live your life to your fullest potential? Are you afraid that you will always have to live with your trauma, the nightmares, flashbacks, trust issues, and/or not feeling safe? You clicked on the right profile if you answered yes to any of those questions. I understand! My name is Tara Benicasa, and I own Lotus Integrative Mental Health Counseling.
(518) 203-2762 View (518) 203-2762
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Stephen Oby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Schenectady, NY 12305  (Online Only)
We all reach points in our lives where we experience increased stress and vulnerability. Regardless of our age, circumstances, or experience, we can feel hopeless and disconnected from the world. This can lead to a number of issues including substance abuse, depression, anxiety, impulsivity and poor decision making, unsafe behaviors, and even suicidal thinking and behavior. We all deserve to feel good about ourselves, be connected to the people who care about us, have healthy relationships, and be pursuing meaningful life goals. With the proper support we're all capable of doing so.
We all reach points in our lives where we experience increased stress and vulnerability. Regardless of our age, circumstances, or experience, we can feel hopeless and disconnected from the world. This can lead to a number of issues including substance abuse, depression, anxiety, impulsivity and poor decision making, unsafe behaviors, and even suicidal thinking and behavior. We all deserve to feel good about ourselves, be connected to the people who care about us, have healthy relationships, and be pursuing meaningful life goals. With the proper support we're all capable of doing so.
(518) 323-0362 View (518) 323-0362
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Yolanda Reese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Schenectady, NY 12306  (Online Only)
Hello all, I am a Licensed Clinician Social Worker who is passionate about what I do. I have been in the field, in different capacities, for over 20 years. I have worked with various populations and have a diverse background that includes clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, have a history of trauma, struggle with poor self-esteem and interpersonal challenges.  I am a big advocate on clients being themselves in sessions and helping each person understand that their voice/narrative matters.
Hello all, I am a Licensed Clinician Social Worker who is passionate about what I do. I have been in the field, in different capacities, for over 20 years. I have worked with various populations and have a diverse background that includes clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, have a history of trauma, struggle with poor self-esteem and interpersonal challenges.  I am a big advocate on clients being themselves in sessions and helping each person understand that their voice/narrative matters.
(518) 662-7991 View (518) 662-7991
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Karin Earle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Schenectady, NY 12305  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
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 to provide you with a safe place to explore and process your past and present stories to access growth, healing, insight, and positive change. As Samwise said to Frodo, “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 to provide you with a safe place to explore and process your past and present stories to access growth, healing, insight, and positive change. As Samwise said to Frodo, “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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Joelsen Resimo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Schenectady, NY 12305  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with adult clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, having difficulty with life changes or transitions. They want to improve overall daily function but are lacking the necessary coping skills, guidance and strategies to achieve this.
I specialize in working with adult clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, having difficulty with life changes or transitions. They want to improve overall daily function but are lacking the necessary coping skills, guidance and strategies to achieve this.
(518) 855-7006 View (518) 855-7006
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Dr. Supriya Blair
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified 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 your roles as a woman, partner, and mother, all while taking care of 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 your roles as a woman, partner, and mother, all while taking care of yourself, can be tough.
(518) 501-0092 View (518) 501-0092
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Heather Hutchison
Art Therapist, MA, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Schenectady, NY 12305
Not accepting new clients
There are many times in life when we deal with issues that are difficult to put into words. I have found that a combination of art therapy, play therapy, with more traditional Cognitive Behavioral talk therapy give people the option of approaching issues from a variety of perspectives. I also have a background in mindfulness practice to help you learn to gain insight into your reactions to issues in your life. I work with children, adults and families to help you develop positive solutions in your life.
There are many times in life when we deal with issues that are difficult to put into words. I have found that a combination of art therapy, play therapy, with more traditional Cognitive Behavioral talk therapy give people the option of approaching issues from a variety of perspectives. I also have a background in mindfulness practice to help you learn to gain insight into your reactions to issues in your life. I work with children, adults and families to help you develop positive solutions in your life.
(518) 400-0310 View (518) 400-0310
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Dara Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Schenectady, NY 12303  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients!...... Do you struggle with depression or anxiety? Maybe you have many situational stressors in your life which are impacting how you are feeling? Do carry a heavy back pack from past experiences? If you answered yes to any of these, look no further! You are at the right place. 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.
Accepting New Clients!...... Do you struggle with depression or anxiety? Maybe you have many situational stressors in your life which are impacting how you are feeling? Do carry a heavy back pack from past experiences? If you answered yes to any of these, look no further! You are at the right place. 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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LeeAnn Swager
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, IMFT-S, MA MFT, MSW
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Schenectady, NY 12305  (Online Only)
If you are dealing with anxiety, poor body image, trust or intimacy issues, suicidal thoughts, mood swings, a complicated relationship with eating, and recent or past traumas, I want you to know that feeling grounded and connected is within reach. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families with these exact concerns for years. Your life's problems may seem impossible or difficult to overcome, and you may feel anxious about "explaining it all" to a therapist who is also a stranger. My goal is to lay those fears to rest.
If you are dealing with anxiety, poor body image, trust or intimacy issues, suicidal thoughts, mood swings, a complicated relationship with eating, and recent or past traumas, I want you to know that feeling grounded and connected is within reach. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families with these exact concerns for years. Your life's problems may seem impossible or difficult to overcome, and you may feel anxious about "explaining it all" to a therapist who is also a stranger. My goal is to lay those fears to rest.
(518) 759-7276 View (518) 759-7276
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Allison Macon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified 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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Gehrig Martin
Counselor, MHC-P
Verified 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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Laura Colón Feliciano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Schenectady, NY 12304  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Anxiety, depression and stress related to the impact of our everyday experiences can interfere with the ability to experience joy, even when engaging in things that might have previously offered us opportunities to feel happiness and comfort. This often stems from the narratives, thoughts, values, and beliefs that we've created based on our lived experiences and interactions with others as well as the adversity felt as we work to navigate through family, cultural, and societal pressures. Together we will work to rewrite our narratives and ground ourselves as we embrace an appreciation of our authentic selves.
Anxiety, depression and stress related to the impact of our everyday experiences can interfere with the ability to experience joy, even when engaging in things that might have previously offered us opportunities to feel happiness and comfort. This often stems from the narratives, thoughts, values, and beliefs that we've created based on our lived experiences and interactions with others as well as the adversity felt as we work to navigate through family, cultural, and societal pressures. Together we will work to rewrite our narratives and ground ourselves as we embrace an appreciation of our authentic selves.
(518) 919-3800 View (518) 919-3800
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Alaina Mormile
LCSW, Yoga
Verified Verified
Schenectady, NY 12305  (Online Only)
Are you tired of feeling like your emotions are running your life? Do you long to connect to your inner wisdom? Do you want to feel confident in speaking your truth? Imagine . . . feeling calm and grounded when confronting difficult situations. Have a clear sense of what obstacles you are facing and how to address them. Use your inner wisdom to guide your decisions. Build on your strengths. Learn new ways to manage your emotions. Feel truly seen and heard in a non-judgmental space.
Are you tired of feeling like your emotions are running your life? Do you long to connect to your inner wisdom? Do you want to feel confident in speaking your truth? Imagine . . . feeling calm and grounded when confronting difficult situations. Have a clear sense of what obstacles you are facing and how to address them. Use your inner wisdom to guide your decisions. Build on your strengths. Learn new ways to manage your emotions. Feel truly seen and heard in a non-judgmental space.
(518) 634-6177 View (518) 634-6177
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Colleen Clausson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CSSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Schenectady, NY 12309  (Online Only)
Welcome. I am glad you are here. Are you feeling stressed, maybe depressed, anxious, struggling with managing a life transition? Do you feel these feelings impact your personal relationships, work, or overall life satisfaction? I will support you as you lean in, explore the story of who you are, and look to explore areas in your life you may want to make some shifts. Be assured this process is driven by you and your individual needs.
Welcome. I am glad you are here. Are you feeling stressed, maybe depressed, anxious, struggling with managing a life transition? Do you feel these feelings impact your personal relationships, work, or overall life satisfaction? I will support you as you lean in, explore the story of who you are, and look to explore areas in your life you may want to make some shifts. Be assured this process is driven by you and your individual needs.
(518) 990-8082 View (518) 990-8082
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Benjamin Candib
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Schenectady, NY 12305
Not accepting new clients
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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Crystal Erlene Jones
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Schenectady, NY 12308  (Online Only)
From adolescence to adulthood, we are constantly going through developmental milestones that can be quite difficult. If it seems like during these important transitions in life you require assisting navigating your way through, I am here to help guide you. Life is a journey of ups and downs, trials and tribulations; having an experienced therapist can help shape your perspective to a more positive direction.
From adolescence to adulthood, we are constantly going through developmental milestones that can be quite difficult. If it seems like during these important transitions in life you require assisting navigating your way through, I am here to help guide you. Life is a journey of ups and downs, trials and tribulations; having an experienced therapist can help shape your perspective to a more positive direction.
(518) 345-7476 View (518) 345-7476
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Katie Leinung Glickman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Schenectady, NY 12305  (Online Only)
I utilize an empathetic and supportive approach to guide individuals towards emotional well-being. I believe that everyone deserves to be heard, validated, and understood, and am dedicated to fostering a strong therapeutic alliance based on trust and mutual respect. Drawing from a range of evidence-based techniques, each session is tailored to meet the unique needs and goals of every client. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship difficulties, I will work collaboratively with you to develop personalized strategies for healing and resilience.
I utilize an empathetic and supportive approach to guide individuals towards emotional well-being. I believe that everyone deserves to be heard, validated, and understood, and am dedicated to fostering a strong therapeutic alliance based on trust and mutual respect. Drawing from a range of evidence-based techniques, each session is tailored to meet the unique needs and goals of every client. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship difficulties, I will work collaboratively with you to develop personalized strategies for healing and resilience.
(518) 975-3450 View (518) 975-3450
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Number of Therapists in Schenectady, NY

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Schenectady, NY who prioritize treating:

90% Depression
89% Anxiety
77% Self Esteem
70% Relationship Issues
68% Stress
65% Coping Skills
62% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aetna
72% Cigna and Evernorth
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Schenectady, NY see their clients

54% Online Only
46% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% 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.

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.