Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Syracuse, New York

Find a therapist in Syracuse, New York  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Syracuse to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Sophie Halpern

LCSW
5 years experience
Hi there! My therapeutic work always begins with developing trust, open communication, and connection between therapist and patient, as the best and most profound work happens when there is a safe space that is created. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with 10 years of experience working in the human services field. I have lots of experience working directly with individuals in counseling and therapy and utilize a range of different approaches for supporting... Read More
Hi there! My therapeutic work always begins with developing trust, open communication, and connection between therapist and patient, as the best and most profound work happens when there is a safe space that is created. I am a Licensed Clinical... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Andrea Graziano

LMHC,CASAC
12 years experience
Hello! I'm Andrea, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor in New York State. I have been privileged to serve individuals, couples and families who have struggled with addiction, anxiety, depression and other life stressors for over 12 years. Thank you for reaching out and inviting me into your life. I graduated from Medaille College in 2008 and began my professional journey. My experiences include outpatient and residential... Read More
Hello! I'm Andrea, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor in New York State. I have been privileged to serve individuals, couples and families who have struggled with addiction, anxiety, depression and other life... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:12 years

Teresa Gehman

LMHC
25 years experience
Welcome! I know it’s not always easy making the first call to reach out for help, but I’m so glad you did. “Accepting help is its own kind of strength.” I believe everyone should have a safe and healing place to work through life’s difficulties. Professional Summary: A highly skilled compassionate, empathetic, and solutions-oriented Licensed Mental Health Counselor dedicated to providing exceptional care and implementing effective treatment plans. Because everyone’s story is different I often... Read More
Welcome! I know it’s not always easy making the first call to reach out for help, but I’m so glad you did. “Accepting help is its own kind of strength.” I believe everyone should have a safe and healing place... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:25 years

Velma Jones

MSW,LCSW-R
23 years experience
I am a licensed psychotherapist and certified life coach, who has over 22 years of experience counseling clients of all ages with respect to the varied concerns and/or challenges they may be confronting. Additionally, I have advanced clinical training in the areas of children, adolescents, and families. Plus, over the past 19 years, I have worked as a Professor of Graduate Social Work Studies in three major academic institutions. My... Read More
I am a licensed psychotherapist and certified life coach, who has over 22 years of experience counseling clients of all ages with respect to the varied concerns and/or challenges they may be confronting. Additionally, I have advanced clinical... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:23 years

Aryeh Minkin

LMFT
5 years experience
Hi! I am Aryeh (pronounced AR-yay.) I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in New York. I help people understand and cope with a variety of mild, moderate or severe life circumstances and/or emotional, behavioral or cognitive concerns. I specialize in trauma/PTSD and have extensive training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. I have also trained in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), narrative therapy and EFT (Emotionally-Focused Therapy). Additionally, I treat anxiety, stress,... Read More
Hi! I am Aryeh (pronounced AR-yay.) I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in New York. I help people understand and cope with a variety of mild, moderate or severe life circumstances and/or emotional, behavioral or cognitive concerns. I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Christina Lacey

LMFT
3 years experience
Hi and thank you for taking the time to learn about me. I am a marriage and family therapist and my second career. I had always wanted to be a therapist but never found the time or the motivation when I was younger. When the opportunity presented itself I was a wife, mother and had a better understanding of myself. I knew what I wanted to do and the focus I wanted to... Read More
Hi and thank you for taking the time to learn about me. I am a marriage and family therapist and my second career. I had always wanted to be a therapist but never found the time or the motivation... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Heather Magone

LCSW
10 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have worked in mental health for over 10 years. I graduated with my masters from Fordham University in 2015. I have worked in a partial hospitalization program, outpatient clinic, inpatient unit, residential setting, substance abuse clinic and currently have my own private practice. I utilize a cognitive behavior and mindfulness therapy approach. I work with clients on developing... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have worked in mental health for over 10 years. I graduated with my masters from Fordham University in 2015. I have worked in a partial hospitalization program,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Lauren Stanley

LMHC
3 years experience
I am a mental health counselor licensed in New York State with primary experience working with adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, mood instability, addiction and both childhood and adult trauma. My counseling style is empathetic and sincere. I believe in treating anyone with respect, compassion and a lack of judgement. In my work I utilize a combination of a cognitive-behavioral, compassion focused and psychodynamic approach. ... Read More
I am a mental health counselor licensed in New York State with primary experience working with adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, mood instability, addiction and both childhood and adult trauma. My... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Avrahom Rosenberg

LCSW
6 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 5 years of experience working as a psycotherapist. I graduated from Fordham University Gradute School of Social Service in 2014. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, time management, self esteem building, anger management, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced intimacy issues and addiction.... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 5 years of experience working as a psycotherapist. I graduated from Fordham University Gradute School of Social Service in 2014. I have worked with clients with a wide range of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Dr. Rebecca Curtis

PhD
29 years experience
I have supervised candidates in a PHD program in clinical psychology at Adelphi University In New York, candidates at the W. A White Institute for psychiatry, psychology and psychoanalysis, and psychiatrists and psychologists in China via SKYPE for many years. I like to help people with problems in living relationships, depression, etc. I have worked with many people in the arts. I really like working with dreams. You can read about... Read More
I have supervised candidates in a PHD program in clinical psychology at Adelphi University In New York, candidates at the W. A White Institute for psychiatry, psychology and psychoanalysis, and psychiatrists and psychologists in China via SKYPE for many years.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:29 years

Jill Weldum

LMFT, CCPT
25 years experience
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 Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. She is also a member of AASECT,... Read More
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 Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. She is also a member of AASECT,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Syracuse New York

Finding an easy to relate to 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 just over a half million, Syracuse is known as the educational and economical 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 definitely known for is snow. Lots and lots of snow. In an regional competition, the Snow Globe Award, Syracuse has the most wins. The area receives more than 100 inches of snow each year, possibly attributing 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. In fact, 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 percent of emergency department visits. 5.5 percent 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 percent of local residents also experience severe mental illness accounting for more than 2 weeks out the year. 11.3 percent of the population experience frequent mental distress and 16.7 percent 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 have a poverty percentage of 33.6 percent.

Divorce Rate in Syracuse

More than half the population of Syracuse has never been married. Of the roughly 30 percent that are, they suffer from a 9.6 percent 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 percent.

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.

The E-Counseling directory is designed to help you make a more informed, educated decision about who you’ll see to help you get back to the life you want. Learn more about a professionals education, experience and background before you make your first visit using our no-cost service.