Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in White Plains, New York

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


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

Cynthia Boucher

LCSW,LCSW
20 years experience
My name is Cynthia Boucher, and I am a licensed clinical social worker in New York City with over 15 years of experience working with children, families and adults. I am a passionate person who believes that everyone should live their life without judgement, fear or distress. A vast majority of my experience has been working with individuals that have an array of social and behavioral difficulties. Specifically, I've worked with individuals possessing a history... Read More
My name is Cynthia Boucher, and I am a licensed clinical social worker in New York City with over 15 years of experience working with children, families and adults. I am a passionate person who believes that everyone should live... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Denise Hodges

LCSW
3 years experience
You’re amazing for reaching out to the unknown and taking this journey. Come and take some time to see the great work we could do together on minimizing anxiety, developing skills to manage stress and process feelings. I’m sure you have what it takes to reach those goals because you already took the first step. I’m Denise Hodges and I knew from an early age growing up in Brooklyn, New York that... Read More
You’re amazing for reaching out to the unknown and taking this journey. Come and take some time to see the great work we could do together on minimizing anxiety, developing skills to manage stress and process feelings. I’m... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

June Schwartz

LCSW
31 years experience
Hi! My name is June Schwartz, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of NY. I have over 25 years experience and graduated from Stony Brook University with a bachelors in psychology and a masters in social work. Life can be very stressful at times. We are now dealing with our own problems, and now, in addition to this, we are dealing with a... Read More
Hi! My name is June Schwartz, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of NY. I have over 25 years experience and graduated from Stony Brook University with a bachelors in psychology and a masters... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:31 years

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

Angelina Gibbons

LCSW,MSW,BSSW
11 years experience
In the blink of an eye, the world has changed overnight. You may be struggling with insomnia or moods that upset you and that are damaging your intimate, family, and peer relationships. Recent changes in society and your living situation may have triggered life transitions which have sorely stretched your ability to cope. You may feel stuck in a repetitive cycle, making the same mistakes over and over without understanding why and feeling powerless to... Read More
In the blink of an eye, the world has changed overnight. You may be struggling with insomnia or moods that upset you and that are damaging your intimate, family, and peer relationships. Recent changes in society and your living situation... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

Colin Kowlessar

LMHC,CASAC
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Credentialed Substance Abuse Counselor in New York State with over 10 years of working experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges and substance abuse issues. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral,... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Credentialed Substance Abuse Counselor in New York State with over 10 years of working experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Dan Fortunato

LCSW
5 years experience
"Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves up" Life is a journey with many hurdles and potholes, but these challenges are also tremendous learning opportunities. Hi, my name is Dan and I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 5 years’ experience working as a therapist. I have supported people with a wide range of challenges and have witnessed amazing transformations. I have had the most experience working with... Read More
"Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves up" Life is a journey with many hurdles and potholes, but these challenges are also tremendous learning opportunities. Hi, my name is Dan and I am a licensed clinical... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Dennies Libert

LCSW
13 years experience
I believe that everyone deserves the chance to be happy, unfortunately challenges in life prevent us from achieving the happiness that we seek. My goal is to help others achieve their happiness. My name is Dennies Libert I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New York. I have practiced as a Psychotherapist for the past 13 years. I have also worked with individuals and families to... Read More
I believe that everyone deserves the chance to be happy, unfortunately challenges in life prevent us from achieving the happiness that we seek. My goal is to help others achieve their happiness. My name is Dennies Libert... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 years

Sandra Singer

LCSW,J.D.
3 years experience
Hi. My name is Sandy Singer and I believe in the power of talking and therapy to change your life. I am a clinical social worker in New York and I have been in private practice in Manhattan, New York for 15 years. I work with young adults, adults, and the elderly who have a variety of struggles such as depression, anxiety, family conflicts, social anxiety, loneliness, going through life transitions and... Read More
Hi. My name is Sandy Singer and I believe in the power of talking and therapy to change your life. I am a clinical social worker in New York and I have been in private practice in Manhattan,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Lisa Ellis

LCSW, RDN
7 years experience
As a Certified Eating Disorders RD and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she helps each client repair their relationship with food & eating; as well as their sense of their own body. She works with emotion-triggers and intuitive eating strategies, to help people heal & nourish themselves on all levels, including body & soul. Read More
As a Certified Eating Disorders RD and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she helps each client repair their relationship with food & eating; as well as their sense of their own body. She works with emotion-triggers and intuitive eating strategies, to help people heal & nourish themselves on all levels, including body & soul. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Vanessa Canedo

LCSW
29 years experience
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 29 years

An Overview of Mental Health in White Plains, New York

With a population of 59,047 as of the 2017 estimate, White Plains is a suburb located north of New York City in Westchester County, of which it is the seat of government. In 2014, White Plains ranked third on a list of the top 10 best places to live in New York due to its low unemployment rate, high number of amenities, and affluence as measured by median home price (over $500,000).

White Plains is the commercial hub of Westchester County as well as the county seat. As a result, the city government estimates that the daytime population of the city, including shoppers and workers who return to their homes outside the city in the evening, is approximately 250,000, more than four times its actual population.

Life in White Plains

Despite the influx of per diem visitors to White Plains, crime rates in the city saw a consistent decline from 2002 to 2008 as it experienced a downtown renaissance that included adding more police officers to the city police force. During the intervening ten years from 2008 to now, the crime rate in White Plains has fluctuated, following no clear trend in either direction, but overall, the crime index remains low compared to the national average.

White Plains has earned its reputation as an affluent city. The median household income in White Plains is $82,460 per year, higher than the medians for the United States and the state of New York but lower than the Westchester County median of $86,226 per year. The affluence of the area results in correspondingly high home values and cost of living expenses. Taking these factors into consideration, it is perhaps not surprising that while the 11.9 poverty rate of White Plains is low, it is actually not much lower than the 12.3 percent rate for the nation as a whole.

Demographically, less than half of the population of White Plains (43.7 percent) identifies as white/Caucasian, while more than one-third (35.7 percent) identify as Hispanic/Latino. Rounding out the four most populous ethnic groups in White Plains are African Americans and Asian Americans: 12 percent and 7.2 percent, respectively.

An Overview of Mental Health in White Plains

The Westchester County Department of Health identified mental health/substance abuse as one of its three major foci in its 2016-2018 community health improvement plan. As part of its study, it found that, between 2013 and 2014,10.8 percent of adults in Westchester County reported 14 or more days of poor mental health during the preceding month. Though not a significant change from assessments in previous years, the rate failed to meet the New York State Department of Health’s Prevention Agenda objective for 2018.

One of the significant indicators used to assess the mental health of a community is the rate of suicides. Between 2011 and 2013, the suicide rate in Westchester County was approximately six per 100,000 people; different sources show a discrepancy of 0.2 percent. Though this does not meet the Prevention Agenda objective, it nevertheless represents an improvement from previous assessments.

The suicide rate for White Plains specifically, however, is higher than the rate for Westchester County at 7.5 per 100,000 residents. However, this was still lower than the statewide rates.

Factors Affecting Mental Health in White Plains

Substance abuse is one of the most significant factors contributing to mental health issues in White Plains. In 2016, New York saw 18 deaths per 100,000 people statewide due to drug overdoses, of which 15.1 were related specifically to opioids. The entire state has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic, and Westchester County is no exception. In 2015, there were 79 total deaths due to opioid use in Westchester County, yielding a rate of 11 opioid-related deaths per 100,000 residents. Westchester County also shows a moderate prevalence of excessive drinking at about 18 percent.

Other factors contributing to mental health issues in White Plains include the following:

  • Poverty: Looking at the population of people living in poverty according to race/ethnicity reveals Hispanics/Latinos are the largest ethnic group living in poverty, with whites/Caucasians are the second most populous group living in poverty. In the general population, these positions are reversed.
  • Physical Health/Risky Behaviors: Out of all communicable diseased reported in Westchester County in 2014, 61 percent were sexually transmitted infections, of which chlamydia accounted for more than half.