Yonkers, New York Therapists

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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

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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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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New York, Pennsylvania

For clients who are struggling with overwhelming emotions, I provide empathy, compassion, a sounding board, and a safe space to be vulnerable. The journey to seek out therapy can be a difficult one, and I highlight your resiliency and courage in...
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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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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...
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...
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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...
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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....
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Forest Hills, New York

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New York

Are you suffering from chronic worry and stress? Is your mind racing with worries about the future or past? I can help you with those uncomfortable feelings of anxiety. Chronic worry is a problem that can cause uncomfortable feelings in the body,...
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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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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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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...
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...
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New York

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in working with adolescents and adults struggling with a wide array of difficulties from anxiety, depression and addictions including substance use disorders and eating disorders. In our work...
Benjamin Meyer
LCSW, LCSW-R
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New Jersey, New York

Do you feel overwhelmed and misunderstood due to a learning difference? Do you wish you could find a therapist who understood your pain? Imagine if you could work with a therapist who not only understands the emotional impact of how you learn, but...
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...
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New York, New Jersey

**OFFERING ONLINE SESSIONS FOR RESIDENTS OF CT, NJ, and NY** Hello and welcome! My name is Akeera Peterkin (she/her/hers). My clients often describe me as genuine, compassionate, and personable. For me, the therapeutic relationship is an allyship-...
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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...
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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...
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New Jersey, New York

Jennifer Burleson, LCSW has been providing mental health services in the greater New York/Northern New Jersey area since 2007, and she founded South Orange Blossoms in 2016. She specializes in treating mood and anxiety issues in pregnancy and...
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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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

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Yonkers, New York

Many people from Yonkers, New York claim they are from the famous “Sixth Borough” with immense pride. And, understandably so. Yonkers is the fourth most populous city in the state of New York, with a booming population of approximately 200,000 citizens, according to a 2017 report from the U.S. Census Bureau. That number is ever-growing, however, not at the same high rate as similarly situated cities. Yonkers, New York’s very appropriate, popular nickname is ‘The Central City,’ for a good reason. The city is known for providing an excessive amount of amenities to its residents. In fact, one of the greatest appeals of living in Yonkers, according to its own citizens, is the vast number of stores to shop in. Whether you’re looking for a quick morning coffee, or perhaps a fashionable outlet to spend your day at, the good news is that it is probably within walking distance of your front door.

While the majority of transplants’ primary motivation for moving to Yonkers has to do with a job opportunity (much like every other city), unemployment and low-income is still a major cause for concern for those living there. Unfortunately, the vast swaths of people without jobs is a significant contributing factor to a more complex, overbearing issue; something county officials are calling a “mental health crisis.” Let’s go over and break down the reasons causing Yonkers’ mental health crisis, the lack of access to treatment for mental illnesses, and how to find and get in contact with an appropriate therapist that can help you if you’re in need of counseling.

The problem of mental health in Yonkers is not unique to the city alone. Mental illness is a state-wide problem. According to a new report, an estimated one in five New Yorkers suffer from mental health disorders. In this context, mental health disorders can refer to anything from anxiety and depression to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Amongst New Yorkers, clinical depression is the most prolific mental issue. Roughly 500,000 residents of the state are going through life with a major depressive disorder, but only 40 percent receive any treatment for it. So, what is causing New York, and Yonkers, specifically, to have such a high rate of mental illness amid its citizenry?

One contributing factor that has a great negative influence on the stats is the homeless population in the area. Homelessness is a powerful determinant in regard to if someone is more likely to be mentally ill. As per a recent report from the National Coalition for the Homeless, as much as 25 percent of the homeless population in the United States suffers from a severe mental illness. The national average, in comparison, is only six percent. This means that homeless individuals are more than four times as likely to suffer from a severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia, than the average American. That being said, the homeless rate in Yonkers, New York is abysmally high. According to statistics provided by Westchester County, where Yonkers is located, roughly 43.3 percent of all homeless families in the county are in Yonkers. Keep in mind, Westchester County has dozens of municipalities, including six cities. Regrettably, as economic situations worsen, so does the homeless rate. New York City’s homeless population rose by 73 percent over the past decade.

A problem that coincides with homelessness is unemployment and low-income. The job market in Yonkers has seemingly run dry for many, as the unemployment rate in the city is 16 percent higher than the national average, according to statistics sourced from the PEW research center. There is an undeniable tie between areas with high rates of poverty and areas with high rates of mental illness. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, more adults who are 26-years-old and above who live below the federal poverty line are more than two times as likely to be diagnosed with a mental disorder compared to those living above the poverty line.

Education in the Yonkers’ school district is also causing concern. The average test scores of students in Yonkers is 34 percent. In comparison, the average test scores for students living in the rest of the nation is 49 percent. Many things are at blame for the dramatic difference in test scores. Namely, the curriculum, poor use of funding, and systemic problems within the school district. Receiving a poor education in childhood makes you more vulnerable to mental illness in the future, statistically speaking.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Yonkers, New York

Receiving the care many require is becoming increasingly difficult in the mental health sphere. As mentioned before, only 40 percent of the 500,000 people in New York suffering from a serious depressive disorder will receive some form of treatment. Experts are blaming that astonishingly low figure on a few things affecting the area: poorly made policy, poverty, and stigma.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 13 percent of Yonkers residents go through life without any health insurance. The national average is around 8.8 percent. The increase of those without health insurance coupled with the fact that the cost of living in the area is far higher than the rest of the nation means that treatment is out of the question for many, simply because of finances. Without insurance, people are forced to pay the cost of counseling out-of-pocket, which is not economically viable for them.

Stigma is also causing many not to seek out counseling for mental health problems. Some people fear being seen as weak by their peers or family if they attempt to reach out for help. It is crucial to acknowledge the fact that that stigma is untrue, as are a majority that surrounds mental health.

Mental Health Resources in Yonkers, New York

Despite the nationwide shortage of mental health professionals, Yonkers residents have a bevy of options in terms of attending an institution that focuses on treating mental illness. There are many renowned hospitals and clinics in the area that emphasize counseling and therapy. For example, the Yonkers Family Mental Health Clinic is run by volunteers and adored by the community for the work they do.

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