Yonkers, New York Therapists

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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...
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 Jersey, New York

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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...
Colleen Gallagher
LMSW/LSW/LCSW supervised
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Fair Lawn, New Jersey

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New York, New Jersey

Your needs are important to me – I’m an empathetic psychotherapist and mind-body health professional who leads with the heart (compassion) and is informed by the head (research). Together we’ll begin by looking at what’s working for you –...
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Cranford, New Jersey

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New Jersey, New York

I am a clinical psychologist and licensed as a practicing psychologist in New York (016741) and New Jersey (35SI00449700) and I am credentialed by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. I am Level 2 certified in TEAM Therapy and...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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New Jersey, New York

I’m a professionally trained and experienced therapist who specializes in helping people struggling with Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)/trauma. I usually tell...
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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...
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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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...
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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...
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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-...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...

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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