Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Hempstead, New York

Find a therapist in Hempstead, New York  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Hempstead to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Dr. Rebecca Curtis

PhD
29 years experience
I have supervised candidates in a PHD program in clinical psychology at Adelphi University In New York, candidates at the W. A White Institute for psychiatry, psychology and psychoanalysis, and psychiatrists and psychologists in China via SKYPE for many years. I like to help people with problems in living relationships, depression, etc. I have worked with many people in the arts. I really like working with dreams. You can read about... Read More
I have supervised candidates in a PHD program in clinical psychology at Adelphi University In New York, candidates at the W. A White Institute for psychiatry, psychology and psychoanalysis, and psychiatrists and psychologists in China via SKYPE for many years.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:29 years

Mahroo Moshari

LCSW
20 years experience
We are ALL living in uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic. ALL of us face unprecedented personal and professional challenges, which bring up feelings of isolation, anxiety, and sadness. I am concerned about the large proportion of children and families who need help but are not stepping up to receive care due to fear of stigma and cultural barriers.  We live in a diverse interconnected world. Culture and diversity influence many aspects of our mental health; symptoms communicate... Read More
We are ALL living in uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic. ALL of us face unprecedented personal and professional challenges, which bring up feelings of isolation, anxiety, and sadness. I am concerned about the large proportion of children and families who need... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Italian,Persian
  • Experience:20 years

Andrea Graziano

LMHC,CASAC
12 years experience
Hello! I'm Andrea, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor in New York State. I have been privileged to serve individuals, couples and families who have struggled with addiction, anxiety, depression and other life stressors for over 12 years. Thank you for reaching out and inviting me into your life. I graduated from Medaille College in 2008 and began my professional journey. My experiences include outpatient and residential... Read More
Hello! I'm Andrea, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor in New York State. I have been privileged to serve individuals, couples and families who have struggled with addiction, anxiety, depression and other life... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:12 years

Sophie Halpern

LCSW
5 years experience
Hi there! My therapeutic work always begins with developing trust, open communication, and connection between therapist and patient, as the best and most profound work happens when there is a safe space that is created. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with 10 years of experience working in the human services field. I have lots of experience working directly with individuals in counseling and therapy and utilize a range of different approaches for supporting... Read More
Hi there! My therapeutic work always begins with developing trust, open communication, and connection between therapist and patient, as the best and most profound work happens when there is a safe space that is created. I am a Licensed Clinical... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Jacqueline Tasca

LCSW
20 years experience
First, let me say I'm here for you. You've taken the first steps toward dealing with the issues that are giving you difficulty and I know this is not easy. So, good for you. My name is Jacqueline Tasca. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from New York. I received my masters in social work from Adelphi University. I've worked as a social work director for a number of years previously but I stopped because... Read More
First, let me say I'm here for you. You've taken the first steps toward dealing with the issues that are giving you difficulty and I know this is not easy. So, good for you. My name is Jacqueline Tasca. I'm... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Teresa Gehman

LMHC
25 years experience
Welcome! I know it’s not always easy making the first call to reach out for help, but I’m so glad you did. “Accepting help is its own kind of strength.” I believe everyone should have a safe and healing place to work through life’s difficulties. Professional Summary: A highly skilled compassionate, empathetic, and solutions-oriented Licensed Mental Health Counselor dedicated to providing exceptional care and implementing effective treatment plans. Because everyone’s story is different I often... Read More
Welcome! I know it’s not always easy making the first call to reach out for help, but I’m so glad you did. “Accepting help is its own kind of strength.” I believe everyone should have a safe and healing place... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:25 years

Velma Jones

MSW,LCSW-R
23 years experience
I am a licensed psychotherapist and certified life coach, who has over 22 years of experience counseling clients of all ages with respect to the varied concerns and/or challenges they may be confronting. Additionally, I have advanced clinical training in the areas of children, adolescents, and families. Plus, over the past 19 years, I have worked as a Professor of Graduate Social Work Studies in three major academic institutions. My... Read More
I am a licensed psychotherapist and certified life coach, who has over 22 years of experience counseling clients of all ages with respect to the varied concerns and/or challenges they may be confronting. Additionally, I have advanced clinical... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:23 years

Sarah McCumiskey

LMHC
9 years experience
Hi there! My name is Sarah McCumiskey and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling. I would like to offer you my assistance and will do so from a compassionate and existential approach; I will allow you to guide my understanding of you and your goals and/or issues you would like to address that has you seeking on-line counseling. I have developed my experience... Read More
Hi there! My name is Sarah McCumiskey and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling. I would like to offer you my assistance and will do so from a compassionate... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

Aryeh Minkin

LMFT
5 years experience
Hi! I am Aryeh (pronounced AR-yay.) I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in New York. I help people understand and cope with a variety of mild, moderate or severe life circumstances and/or emotional, behavioral or cognitive concerns. I specialize in trauma/PTSD and have extensive training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. I have also trained in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), narrative therapy and EFT (Emotionally-Focused Therapy). Additionally, I treat anxiety, stress,... Read More
Hi! I am Aryeh (pronounced AR-yay.) I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in New York. I help people understand and cope with a variety of mild, moderate or severe life circumstances and/or emotional, behavioral or cognitive concerns. I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Christina Lacey

LMFT
3 years experience
Hi and thank you for taking the time to learn about me. I am a marriage and family therapist and my second career. I had always wanted to be a therapist but never found the time or the motivation when I was younger. When the opportunity presented itself I was a wife, mother and had a better understanding of myself. I knew what I wanted to do and the focus I wanted to... Read More
Hi and thank you for taking the time to learn about me. I am a marriage and family therapist and my second career. I had always wanted to be a therapist but never found the time or the motivation... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Hempstead, New York

Good mental health is vital to how people interact with their loved ones and how they perceive words, actions and relationships with others. However, when mental illness encroaches, it can have a negative effect on almost every facet of a person’s life, both personal and professional. Mental illness does not discriminate and can strike anyone, young or old, wealthy or poor. However, before affected individuals are treated, it is a good idea for their loved ones to understand the symptoms of mental illness. Anxiety, depression and other types of mental disorders can be found in every area of the United States, including Hempstead, New York, a town with a wide array of ethnicities, nationalities and languages

How Do Demographics Affect Mental Health in Hempstead?

55,806 people live in Hempstead, which is located in Nassau County, New York. Not only is this one of the largest towns in the area, it is also one with a dense population. In fact, the density is a whopping 4,096 percent higher than the rest of the state, which means people in Hempstead are likely living shoulder to shoulder with their neighbors. This may be affecting the residents’ mental health in several ways, and these might include:

  • New or increased feelings of anxiety
  • A reduced desire to leave one’s home
  • Depression over the increasing press of new real estate

While those born in the area may not experience these problems, the 27.5 percent of foreign-born individuals may develop mental illness from the culture shock of moving into such a heavily-populated area.

There is a unique mix of people living in Hempstead. It is a diverse town, with African-Americans, Caucasians, Hispanics and Asians all residing in the area. The largest racial group is those of black or African-American descent. While this area enjoys a melting pot of different ethnicities, those who do not have a large community surrounding them may feel depressed or disconnected from their culture, especially if they have recently arrived there.

Is There a Connection Between Crime and Mental Health in Hempstead?

Crime rates in Hempstead are generally on average with the rest of the nation, with one exception being the high rate of violent crimes that take place there. While there is no specific explanation for this statistic, it may call back to the density of the town’s populace. Generally, the more people that live in one area, the higher the risk that the populace includes mentally-ill individuals who may be more likely to commit violent crimes due to mental problems such as:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Untreated mood disorders that cause extreme mood swings
  • Hallucinations brought on by undiagnosed mental illness

While not all crimes in Hempstead are related to mental illness or perpetrated by those who suffer from poor mental health, the two are often connected.

How Does Poverty Affect Mental Health in Hempstead?

The poverty level for Hempstead is considerable at 20.2 percent. While employment grew in the area over the past several years and there are many sectors to choose from, the poverty levels for this town have remained the same. Lack of education, language barriers and other factors may be affecting the poverty level; however, the circumstances of the impoverished in the city may be having an even significantly harder impact on their mental health.

Individuals living below the poverty line are generally at greater risk for not receiving treatment for mental disorders. A lack of transportation, healthcare, support and resources are all factors in this situation, with females age 65 and over having the least access to healthcare overall. Impoverished individuals may not also be aware of low-cost mental health treatments in and around the area that may benefit them, as awareness programs may not reach their neighborhoods.

Who Else Is At Risk in Hempstead?

Young adults in Hempstead are at risk for suicidal thoughts and actions. In fact, suicide rates for the Long Island and Nassau areas have risen over the past ten years, with young white and Hispanic females being the most vulnerable.

Where Can You Find Help?

It can be difficult to admit you need help when mental illness starts to affect your daily life. However, help is available, and you can begin your journey by finding a therapist on E-Counseling.com. This directory lists mental health professionals in your area and offers a variety of filters so you can narrow your search and find a clinic or individual therapist that suits all of your needs. Help may be closer than you think, and it is not too late.