How do you find a therapist during the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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We are a team of licensed mental health counselors offering compassionate and thoughtful individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and group therapy out of Lynbrook, Nassau County. We are offering telehealth sessions until the state reopens. We are in-network providers with most major insurance plans. We would be honored to support you during this time of uncertainty.

Why talk to a therapist now?

Many are experiencing a range of emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have lost loved ones, or know those who have. In addition to grieving lives lost, there is the sense of “normal” that everyone has lost. There are many layers to grief right now. Learning how to process your emotions in a healthy way can help you move through this difficult time with less anxiety, frustration, and conflict. Mental health professionals use science and research-supported strategies for helping you process emotions, improve coping, and build resilience.

How do I find a therapist who is a good fit?

There are a few factors to consider:

1) Location: It may make sense to find a local therapist who can meet with you virtually for now, and when businesses open again, you can meet with them in person. If you prefer telehealth to in-person, now is the time to seek out a therapist as many more are offering telehealth services. We can treat anyone who is a resident of New York state using secure video-conference telehealth services. [See our offices]

2) Health Insurance: Mental health is a essential to health, and most health insurance plans include coverage for mental health counseling services. Working with mental health professional can be expensive without insurance. Finding an “in-network” provider means that you can reduce your costs by utilizing your health insurance benefits. Most commerical plans have a minimal copay, and most state Medicaid plans fully cover mental health services with a $0 copay. We are in network with most of the major insurance plans in the state, and we can help you make sure you understand your benefits. [See list of insurances we accept]

3) Approach and Personality: Feeling safe and supported by your therapist is essential. Therapists complete extensive training in order to learn how to listen, assess, and treat mental health concerns. They are also just normal people, who have their own approach and personality. Finding a therapist who is a good fit will be a very personal decision. It’s normal to meet with a therapist once or twice before deciding if they are the right therapist for you. It’s important to ask about their treatment approach and recommendations for you. All of our counselors are person-centered cognitive behavior therapists (CBT). Our aim is to get to know you as a person, and help you understanding how your thoughts, feelings, and choices are connected. [Meet our counselors]

4) Scheduling: Your availability needs to match your therapist’s availability. Some therapists have limited schedules, or limited openings in their schedules. If you want to work with a specific counselor, let them know when you are available, and ask if they have any flexibility. All of our counselor’s availability is listed on our scheduling platform, where you can request a day and time that works for you right away. [Schedule an appointment now]

Meet with a Counselor

To schedule an appointment, call us at (516) 256-9523 or click the button below to make an online request using our secure client portal.

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