Therapists in Hempstead, NY and Nearby Locations

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.

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Simran Bharadwaj
MA, MHC-LP
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New York, New York

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New York

Hi there! I’m Simran At the cross-section of mental health, feminism and navigating intersectional identities as a minority woman, I strive to create a safe and welcoming space for individuals, couples, and groups of all backgrounds and identities...
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New Jersey, New York

Hello! We are Online Virtual Counselors, a group practice whose providers have over a combined 150 years of experience. We offer online therapy and psychological support in English and Spanish to clients living in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, DC,...
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New Jersey, New York

Jennifer Burleson, LCSW has been providing mental health services in the greater New York/Northern New Jersey area since 2007, and she founded South Orange Blossoms in 2016. She specializes in treating mood and anxiety issues in pregnancy and...
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Westport, Connecticut

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Connecticut, New York

​I specialize in children, adults, and families affected by Misophonia, Sensory Processing Disorder, learning disabilities, and developmental disorders. I founded the Sensory Processing and Emotion Regulation Program at Duke University and am...
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New York

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in working with adolescents and adults struggling with a wide array of difficulties from anxiety, depression and addictions including substance use disorders and eating disorders. In our work...
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Forest Hills, New York

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New York

Are you suffering from chronic worry and stress? Is your mind racing with worries about the future or past? I can help you with those uncomfortable feelings of anxiety. Chronic worry is a problem that can cause uncomfortable feelings in the body,...
Eve-Marie Elkin
MA, LMSW, LCAT, SEP
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Tarrytown, New York

I am a licensed social worker and creative arts therapist in private practice and work with individuals and couples as well as groups in systemic family constellation work. My approach is psychodynamic which includes early attachment trauma. As a...
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New York

I take a person-centered approach- connecting clients to their unique strengths, helping them find clarity and calm. Additionally, I have a strong interest in body image and work/life balance issues as well as a holistic nutrition background. My...
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New York, Pennsylvania

For clients who are struggling with overwhelming emotions, I provide empathy, compassion, a sounding board, and a safe space to be vulnerable. The journey to seek out therapy can be a difficult one, and I highlight your resiliency and courage in...
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New York, New Jersey

**OFFERING ONLINE SESSIONS FOR RESIDENTS OF CT, NJ, and NY** Hello and welcome! My name is Akeera Peterkin (she/her/hers). My clients often describe me as genuine, compassionate, and personable. For me, the therapeutic relationship is an allyship-...
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New York, New York

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New York

PSYCHOTHERAPIST-LMHC, CONSULTATIONS AVAILABLE: I work non-judgmentally with adult individuals and couples seeking growth due to transitional life changes, or simply overall personal improvement. My therapeutic approach is cognitive-behavioral and...
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Valhalla, New York

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New York

Hello. I'm a dedicated and experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the Westchester, NY area. My passion is to work with adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and anger; as well as with couples who hope to improve or save...
Jisun Fisher
Ph.D., MA
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Parsippany, New Jersey

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New Jersey, New York

I hear you - life feels like a constant struggle now. But you're here because you know there's more to your life than feeling like a f*ck-up, out of control, or living behind a mask. When there's so much outside noise, misplaced expectations, and...
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Brooklyn, New York

In my psychotherapy practice I work with individuals on a wide range of issues including anxiety and depression, family systems, life cycles, identity and self-esteem, substance abuse, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, distress...
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New York, Florida

The world can feel overwhelming. Especially at a time where everything in both personal life and professional life is in flux. How do you adjust the changes outside of your control? Are you struggling with unwanted thoughts, feelings, or ideas? Has...
Colleen Gallagher
LMSW/LSW/LCSW supervised
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Fair Lawn, New Jersey

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New York, New Jersey

Your needs are important to me – I’m an empathetic psychotherapist and mind-body health professional who leads with the heart (compassion) and is informed by the head (research). Together we’ll begin by looking at what’s working for you –...
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New Jersey, New York

How we perceive something will directly impact our emotional and behavioral responses. Learning to understand the process of perception will offer ongoing opportunities for an individual to enact change in his or her life. In my practice I draw from...
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New Jersey, New York

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Brooklyn, New York

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New York

For over a decade I have been a psychotherapist working with adults, teenagers, families, couples and children. I focus my treatment on marital conflict, parenting, adolescents, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, anger and low self esteem. By...
Robert E Power, Jr.
Pastoral Counselor
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Brooklyn, New York

The aim of Impac Christian Counseling is to help people regain a sense of hope for their life that is found in Jesus Christ. Our experience enables us to offer effective outpatient individualized care. We treat a number of mental health challenges,...
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Garden City, New York

Sivan Cohen is a clinical psychotherapist and mental health advocate based in New York. She focuses and gears her work in behavioral health by using empowerment techniques to offer insight towards self-acceptance, authenticity, and self-awareness....
Lisa Ellis
LCSW, RDN
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New York

Lisa D. Ellis, MS, RDN, CDN, LCSW, CEDRD Nutrition Therapist Lisa Ellis is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Therapist in private practice in White Plains, NY. She received a B.S, in nutrition and psychology...
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Stamford, Connecticut

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New York

For more than 25 years I’ve been helping people heal from traumatic experiences, anxiety, helping clients learn how to thrive during life transitions and supporting teens and their parents through a range of challenges. I continue to learn new...
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New Jersey, New York

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and addiction specialist who provides therapy to young adults, adults and seniors. My work focuses on addiction and recovery issues as well as depression, anxiety and life transitions. Over the last 14 years I...

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 hurt 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, but 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, 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 of not receiving treatment for mental disorders. A lack of transportation, healthcare, support, and resources are all factors in this situation, with females aged 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. 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.