Hempstead, New York Therapists

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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Englewood, New Jersey

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New Jersey, New York

Kimberly Agresta, MSW, LCSW earned her Masters degree in Clinical Social Work at New York University. She interned at the Division of Family Guidance in Hackensack, New Jersey. There Kimberly worked with children of all ages and their families...
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New York

Do you struggle with asking for what you want, saying no, and want to feel more confident and empowered? Do you want to communicate with more ease and authenticity? Do you feel insecure or anxious in romantic relationships, or find yourself...
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Brooklyn, New York

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New York

I help overwhelmed adults and emerging-adults challenge negative thinking and take better care of themselves so they can build happier lives personally, professionally and creatively. I get it. You’re just trying to get through the day, tip-toeing...
Benjamin Meyer
LCSW, LCSW-R
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New Jersey, New York

Do you feel overwhelmed and misunderstood due to a learning difference? Do you wish you could find a therapist who understood your pain? Imagine if you could work with a therapist who not only understands the emotional impact of how you learn, but...
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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Pomona, New York

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New York

I am a New York State licensed psychologist who has provided psychotherapy and psychological testing services to children, adolescents, and adults for over 35 years. During that time, I have developed a particular interest and expertise in working...
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 York, New York

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New York, California

My first career was in the entertainment business as a t.v. and movie producer with my own production company. After creating and developing stories with three-dimensional characters for film, the transition to becoming a psychotherapist was a...
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Connecticut, New York

ONLINE/PHONE CLIENTS ACCEPTED NOW via HIPAA compliant Telehealth. I can help you learn applicable coping skills to use in your daily life, and work through issues of concern, so you can feel better and have a more stress-free life. My clients...
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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...
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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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New York

Creating a safe and trusting space where individuals can be emotionally vulnerable without fear of judgment or rejection is my first priority as a therapist. You can be confident I will treat you with respect, and I will honor your dignity and...
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...
Tara Trout
Psy.D.
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New York

Feeling overwhelmed? Struggling? Not really sure why? Sometimes, we all need a helping hand. At certain points in our lives, we could all benefit from the support and guidance of a therapist. I prefer to work with clients motivated for change. Using...
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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...
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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...
Nancy Colier
LCSW, Reverend
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New York, New York

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New York

Nancy Colier is a psychotherapist, interfaith minister, author, public speaker, mindfulness teacher and relationship coach.  A longtime student of Eastern spirituality, mindfulness practices form the ground of her work.  She is the author of The...
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Brooklyn, New York

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New York

Waiting for confidence is a waste of time! I’m here to help you: become more authentically YOU, Give no f***s (at least about the things that don’t really matter), And find a healthy, happy balance in your life. I’ve found that waiting...
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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, 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-...
Masharat Mujib
MA, MHC-LP
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New York, New York

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New York

I work with individuals, couples who are struggling with a wide range of emotional and interpersonal problems, such as but not limited to depression, anxiety, grief, family stressors and relationship, commitment, and sexual issues. I offer poly...
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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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,...
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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...

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.