Mount Vernon, New York Therapists

Find a therapist in Mount Vernon, New York  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Mount Vernon 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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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New Jersey, New York

Benjamin Meyer
LCSW, LCSW-R
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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White Plains , New York

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New York

Therapy is a personal experience. I believe the trust developed between the therapist and the client is the key that opens a path to a deeper understanding and the potential to make life changes. My goal is to provide a safe, nurturing,...
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...
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...
Alisa Lindenbaum
LCAT, ATR-BC, CDP
Teletherapy for Clients In:

New York

I believe that change can happen through the power of the therapeutic relationship and the creative work that we will do. In our work together, I help you reach your goals, whether to deal better with life stressors and transitions, work through...
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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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Nyack, New York

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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 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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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,...
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 –...
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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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...
Tara Trout
Psy.D.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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New York

Dr. Suzanna Chen is an adult psychiatrist in a boutique private practice who provides psychotherapy and, only if appropriate, medication management. She works in a warm and collaborative way with motivated people on a journey of discovery and self...
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...
Lisa Sabath
LCSW-R
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New York, New York

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New York

Lisa Sabath has an extensive background doing clinical social work with children, adolescents, adults and families as well as developing programming, and training staff in a variety of helping settings. She has many years of experience as a...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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

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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New York

My name is Susan I am a bilingual Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York. I have been practicing for the past 4 years and have experience in different settings including community settings and adult day programs. Within that time I have worked...
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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...

An Overview of Mental Health in Mount Vernon, New York

Mount Vernon, a town of 68,703, has had its share of famous residents. Nowadays, it’s more well-known as one of the best-kept secrets in the Westchester County. With easy access to two Metro North lines and the New York City subway system, residents here can enjoy the best of urban and suburban life. The city is fairly diverse, and the median age is shifting a bit as former Brooklynites and Manhattanites finally give up on those steep rents in favor of more livable and affordable housing. The city also has multiple parks and row after row of gorgeous historic houses.

Life is Mount Vernon can be relatively peaceful. However, the city does face some specific challenges.

  • Crime: Some residents report that crime is not as bad as the city’s reputation would lead one to think, but the violent crime rate in Mount Vernon is approximately twice that of New York state. It’s not unusual if residents experience fear or anxiety in higher crime areas.
  • Career Pressures: Mount Vernon is more low-key than Manhattan, but many residents work in the fast-paced and high-pressured city. These residents may face intense career pressures which could leave them susceptible to stress, anxiety or burnout. Working with a mental health professional can help one develop tools to manage these situations.
  • Long Commutes: Every minute spent commuting is a minute not spent with family or friends. This daily requirement, which can be longer than an hour every day for some residents, may lead to stress as well.
  • Substance Abuse: A Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) for Westchester County indicated that interventions are needed to help address the opioid overdose epidemic and other substance abuse issues. Anyone affected by the harmful effects of the disease of addiction may benefit from mental health treatment as well.
  • Obesity: The CHNA also indicated that obesity among children and adults is a top health concern in the County. Obesity is often a precursor to other health difficulties.
  • Chronic Illnesses: The Westchester area is also committed to improving services for those suffering from chronic illnesses. Anyone managing an illness or caregiving for someone who is sick may want to pursue mental health services as well.

The Challenge of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Mount Vernon

The main barriers to accessing mental health services in Mount Vernon are likely to be based on stigma and financial resources. The stigma around mental health is gradually changing, with people becoming more willing to seek the support they need.

14.8% of residents live in poverty and 11.3% do not have insurance. These individuals may find mental health services to be cost prohibitive. When money is tight, health care, especially mental health care, is often a low priority.

Recognizing the importance of mental health services for underserved populations, many alternative forms of therapy are emerging, including the following solutions.

  • Free or sliding scale services based on income
  • Free support groups and help lines
  • Campaigns to reduce stigma
  • Mobile or online therapy

Mental Health Resources in Mount Vernon

Statewide, New York has decent access to mental health care. In a national ranking of Access to Care, New York came in at #11, meaning it provides its residents with more access to insurance and treatment. The Mount Vernon area is served by numerous licensed clinical social workers, licensed mental health counselors and certified alcohol and substance abuse counselors, many with more than 10 years of experience.

These professionals have experience with children, adolescents and adults in community mental health, substance abuse treatment, healthcare systems and residential school environments. They have helped patients learn to deal with and recover from stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, identify formation issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy issues, anger management, depression, drug abuse, co-dependency, eating disorders, grief and more. Their treatment draws from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and self-compassion strategies. The therapists take time to get to know their patients, so they can develop a treatment plan that best meets their needs.

Find a Therapist in Mount Vernon

At E-Counseling, individuals can find qualified therapists in the Mount Vernon area using the online directory. For anyone who needs trustworthy and compassionate support during a difficult time, these counselors can be trusted to help.