Syracuse, New York Therapists

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Joy Freilich
MA, LPC, LMHC
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Georgia, New York

Life can be hard. Sometimes we have difficulty communicating with our partner, boss, children, or our parents. Sometimes we have difficulty adjusting to new circumstances. At times, we may feel stuck and unsure of how to initiate change. Other times...
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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,...
Simran Bharadwaj
MA, MHC-LP
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New York, New York

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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 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...
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Maine, New York

Dr. Elizabeth Merrill is a Board Certified Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified Group Psychotherapist in Maine, New York, and Illinois. She is also a Florida registered telehealth provider. Dr. Merrill has been working with adults,...
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,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Amy Stolberg
BSW, LCSW, MSW
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Rochester, New York

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New York

"ACCEPT WHAT IS", "LET GO OF WHAT WAS" AND "HAVE FAITH IN WHAT WILL BE". "LIVE WELL", "LAUGH OFTEN", "LOVE MUCH" I have 20+ yrs. helping Individuals, Couples, Young Adults & Groups of all ages who are experiencing issues with: Anxiety, Depression,...
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Pennsylvania, New York

I have a long history of working with diverse populations, who have developed varied problems: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Marital, Parenting, Academic. My approach is to work with my client's strengths; help them develop new views and skills...
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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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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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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Brooklyn, New York

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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, 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...
Thomas Vance
LMHC, Ph.D.
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Atlanta, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

New York, Ohio

Thomas A. Vance, Ph.D., is a mental health clinician providing culturally specific therapeutic care. Dr. Vance is trained in several evidence-based therapies to assist in the management of anxiety, mood disorders, behavioral symptoms, and...
Jill Weldum
LMFT, CCPT
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East Syracuse, New York

Jill is the president and founder of Alkira Marriage and Family Therapy, P.C., is licensed to practice in New York State, and is also a Certified Child Play Therapist (CCPT). Jill is a clinical member and approved supervisor of AAMFT, the American...
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois, New York

It is an honor to work with every one of my clients. I don't have a specific "type" of person, and enjoy working with most anyone bothered by an issue or problem they would like resolved but have not been able to resolve on their own. It might be an...
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New York

You don't have to try and figure out this world alone. Relationships hold an extraordinary amount of power in our lives, and having a trustworthy relationship with a therapist can fortify your ability to tap into that power and transform it into...
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Charlottesville, Virginia

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Virginia, New York

Rebecca moved to Charlottesville, Virginia in late 2016 from Manhattan where she practiced on the Upper West Side since 2003. Rebecca's post-graduate training was at the New York School for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and comes...
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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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

New York

Beginning your therapeutic journey can provoke a mixture of feelings- anxiety, excitement, relief, and many others. I am here to provide a safe space to begin processing these emotions at your own pace. I specialize in working with adolescent girls...
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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...
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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...

An Overview of Mental Health in Syracuse New York

Finding an easy to relate to a mental health professional can be a challenging process regardless of where you reside. Syracuse New York has its challenges much like any other city in the nation. Fortunately, there are over 140 trained professionals in Syracuse ready and willing to walk with you through some of your most trying times.

With a city population of just over 143,000 and a metro population of just over a half million, Syracuse is known as the educational and economic hub of central New York state. Syracuse University has a population of just over 22,000 and is known as one of the premier private research universities in the country.

The one thing Syracuse is known for is snow. Lots and lots of snow. In a regional competition, the Snow Globe Award, Syracuse has the most wins. The area receives more than 100 inches of snow each year, possibly attributed to some of its mental health statistics.

Mental Health Statistics for Syracuse

Mental health means living a productive and meaningful life and having a life worth living according to your own goals, hopes, dreams, and interests. Syracuse is like many other places in the nation that suffer from an overabundance of mental health illness issues. Syracuse ranks higher than the rest of the state, including New York City as it applies to the percentage of the population suffering from some form of mental illness.

According to facts released by the City of Syracuse, mental health issues accounted for 9.69% of emergency department visits. 5.5% of total ER visits resulted in hospital stays. Suicide is also on the rise with a rate of 10.2 per 100,000 people in 2016. 15.6% of residents also experience severe mental illness accounting for more than 2 weeks out of the year. 11.3% of the population experience frequent mental distress and 16.7% of the Medicaid population suffers from depression.

What Makes Mental Health Different in Syracuse?

The tides of mental health are changing. Not just in Syracuse but in New York state. In a landmark law change, there is a mandate to teach mental health in public schools. Even though the laws have changed, depression and anxiety are still common for residents. Financial concerns might be the leading culprit.

  • The median household income in Syracuse is just $34,000 compared to $63,000 for the state of New York.
  • There is an established link between financial distress and mental illness.
  • More than a third of Syracuse residents live below the poverty line.
  • Causes for suicide in Syracuse are linked to untreated mental illness.
  • Studies show lower-income residents may not have access to mental health care. Syracuse has a poverty percentage of 33.6%.

Divorce Rate in Syracuse

More than half the population of Syracuse has never been married. Of the roughly 30% that are, they suffer from a 9.6% divorce rate. While much lower than the national average, the low rate may be the result of the median age being 30 years old. Studies show that getting married later in life can lead to healthier marriages.

More than two dozen marriage counselors serve Syracuse which might be why the divorce rate is significantly lower than the national average of 50%.

Mental Health Resources in Syracuse

There are more than 140 mental health professionals in Syracuse, with roughly 200 hundred serving Onondaga County. New York is noted as having a shortage of licensed professionals available, forcing them well below the minimum nationwide threshold.

Challenges of Finding a Therapist in Syracuse

Though there are hundreds of mental health professionals easily found online, many of them have social reviews attached to their profiles, making them all seem like the ideal choice. Review sites such as Google Pages Pages, Yelp and the like all offer social reviews based on a previous patient’s experience making it hard to decide which one is right for you and your condition.

Medical providers, health insurance companies, and local clinics all offer referrals. Even if you find someone in your network, you’ll still have to fill out paperwork, get approvals, and wait for the next available appointment. All of this is done before you get a chance to meet the person you’ll be working with to see if they are a good match.