Therapists in Mount Vernon, NY and Nearby Locations

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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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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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...
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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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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 Jersey, New York

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Brooklyn, New York

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Robert E Power, Jr.
Pastoral Counselor
In-Person Sessions:

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,...
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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Long Beach, New York

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New York, New Jersey

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in New York and New Jersey. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Social Work from New York University, Silver School of Social...
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Valhalla, New York

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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, 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 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...
Jisun Fisher
Ph.D., MA
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Parsippany, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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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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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Lisa Ellis
LCSW, RDN
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Colleen Gallagher
LMSW/LSW/LCSW supervised
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Fair Lawn, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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Forest Hills, New York

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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,...
Masharat Mujib
MA, MHC-LP
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New York, New York

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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Edison, New Jersey

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New Jersey, New York

As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), I am dedicated to the supporting the well-being of my clients from a Christian perspective, though I welcome all who seek counseling, regardless of religious background. Whether you’re...
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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 Mount Vernon, New York

Mount Vernon, a town of over 71,000 inhabitants, has had its share of famous residents. Nowadays, it’s more well-known as one of the best-kept secrets in 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 in 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 for residents to 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 helplines
  • 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, identity 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.