Utica, 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

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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...
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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,...
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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...
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

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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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

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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

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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...
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 Utica, New York

Utica, New York is a city within Oneida County that is located on the Mohawk River. From its beginnings as a Mohawk tribe settlement to its current state as a teeming metropolitan area and home for many refugees around the world, Utica’s history reveals it is a city that has consistently needed to evolve and diversify. Although the city was once very successful economically due to its involvement in the textile industry and other profitable industries, deindustrialization hit the city hard and made recovery difficult.

Currently, the 60,635 residents living in Utica can benefit from the city’s notably low cost of living. Although New York as a state has the third highest cost of living in the country with an index of 129.4, it is much cheaper to live in Utica than most other cities in the United States. The cost of living index in the city is 83.2, which is greatly influenced by Utica’s affordable housing. Despite an especially low cost of living, many residents in Utica are struggling to make ends meet. The poverty rate of the city is at 30.4 percent which is more than double the national average, and the median household income is very low at $33,873.

In addition, people living in Utica are struggling with their mental health. When surveyed, 13% of adults in Oneida County reported having poor mental health for at least fourteen days in the previous month. Also, 32 percent of ninth graders and 35 percent of eleventh graders in the county reported an extended period of depression. Poor mental health and serious mental illnesses can affect anyone and may result in distressing symptoms like substance abuse, homelessness, incarceration, and suicide. Fortunately, residents in Utica can seek help for their mental health concerns and experience a better quality of life.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Utica

Although it is essential for those with mental health concerns to receive treatment, approximately 56% of adults don’t receive treatment for their conditions. While there are many reasons that individuals may not be able to access the help they need, a poor financial situation, the stigma surrounding mental health, and difficulty finding a mental health provider are often primary factors.

Individuals who are not insured or lack the money to pay for therapy are likely to not receive the help they need. This is very problematic since living in poverty often negatively affects one’s mental health. In New York, 18.79% of adults with some sort of disability stated that they could not see a doctor because of the cost. In Utica, 7.6 percent of people under the age of 65 do not have health insurance which makes paying for treatment much more difficult.

Another factor that creates a barrier for those with mental illnesses in need of treatment is the stigma surrounding mental health. It is important to recognize that there are two aspects of this stigma. For one, society may hold negative beliefs and take discriminatory actions against people with mental health concerns which can make them hesitant to be open about their mental illness. Also, there is a self-stigma individual with mental illnesses sometimes have about themselves which can cause them to believe that they are weak because of their illness or that others will think badly of them if they seek help.

Lastly, individuals with mental illnesses often struggle to find available mental health providers in their area. This is especially true of Oneida County where there is a rate of 1 provider for every 3,262 people. This reveals that the residents in this county will struggle more to find help than residents living in New York State where the rate is at 1 provider for every 1,285 people. If individuals are not able to find a provider that works with them or are forced to commute far distances to meet with a therapist, they may choose to cease seeking treatment.