White Plains, New York Therapists

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New York

Do you struggle with asking for what you want, saying no, and want to feel more confident and empowered? Do you want to communicate with more ease and authenticity? Do you feel insecure or anxious in romantic relationships, or find yourself...
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Englewood, New Jersey

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New Jersey, New York

Kimberly Agresta, MSW, LCSW earned her Masters degree in Clinical Social Work at New York University. She interned at the Division of Family Guidance in Hackensack, New Jersey. There Kimberly worked with children of all ages and their families...
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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...
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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 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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New Jersey, New York

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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Garden City, New York

Sivan Cohen is a clinical psychotherapist and mental health advocate based in New York. She focuses and gears her work in behavioral health by using empowerment techniques to offer insight towards self-acceptance, authenticity, and self-awareness....
Lisa Ellis
LCSW, RDN
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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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

New York

Beloved, the Universe has brought us together and I’m humbled to be your witness. Are you ready to speak from the wholeness of your truth, leaving nothing out? I am here, ready to walk with you. You are not alone.You’re whole, nothing lacking....
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Brooklyn, New York

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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...
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Connecticut, New York

ONLINE/PHONE CLIENTS ACCEPTED NOW via HIPAA compliant Telehealth. I can help you learn applicable coping skills to use in your daily life, and work through issues of concern, so you can feel better and have a more stress-free life. My clients...
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Garden City, New York

I believe everyone should have someone they can talk to, whether about life's most difficult issues, or the simplest ones. That's what I am here for; someone to listen and help work through whatever challenges life brings. I meet with adolescents...
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Nyack, New York

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New York

For more than 25 years I’ve been helping people heal from traumatic experiences, anxiety, helping clients learn how to thrive during life transitions and supporting teens and their parents through a range of challenges. I continue to learn new...
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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...
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Brooklyn, New York

In my psychotherapy practice I work with individuals on a wide range of issues including anxiety and depression, family systems, life cycles, identity and self-esteem, substance abuse, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, distress...
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Brooklyn, New York

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New York

I help overwhelmed adults and emerging-adults challenge negative thinking and take better care of themselves so they can build happier lives personally, professionally and creatively. I get it. You’re just trying to get through the day, tip-toeing...
Jisun Fisher
Ph.D., MA
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Parsippany, New Jersey

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

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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...
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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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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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New York

My name is Susan I am a bilingual Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York. I have been practicing for the past 4 years and have experience in different settings including community settings and adult day programs. Within that time I have worked...
Alisa Lindenbaum
LCAT, ATR-BC, CDP
Teletherapy for Clients In:

New York

I believe that change can happen through the power of the therapeutic relationship and the creative work that we will do. In our work together, I help you reach your goals, whether to deal better with life stressors and transitions, work through...

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.

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.