College & Graduate Student Mental Health Therapists near Albany County, New York

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College is an exciting time, but it is also one that presents a set of unique and potentially stressful pressures. For example, you might experience difficulties with academic participation due to an underlying mental health challenge, like ADHD or perfectionism. Or, you might find that academic demands, financial strain, relationship challenges, or adjusting to living away from home lead to symptoms of stress or other common mental health conditions, such as anxiety or depression.

Health insurance plans often pay for out-of-network sessions

Many health insurance plans reimburse 50-80% of session fees with out-of-network therapists. Learn if your health insurance plan qualifies.

329 Matching Therapists with Availability

Accepting new clients in-person & online

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Dorlee Michaeli

Therapist
Anxiety - Depression - Career counseling - Life transitions - Trauma - Self-esteem
Zencare Vetted
$0-$270 Check Cost Estimate

Accepting new clients in-person & online

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Adam Schachar

Therapist
Anxiety - Personality disorders - Depression - Self harm - Bipolar disorder - ADHD
Zencare Vetted
$0-$170 Check Cost Estimate

Accepting new clients online

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Julia Perault Fletcher

Therapist
Self-esteem - Young adulthood transitions - Relationship issues - Loss, grief, and bereavement - LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
Zencare Vetted
$0-$200 Check Cost Estimate

Accepting new clients online

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Jillian Bednarz

Therapist
Anxiety - Depression - Life transitions - Relationship issues - Assertiveness - Conflict resolution
$0-$200 Check Cost Estimate

Accepting new clients in-person & online

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Kristina Scaglione

Therapist
Anxiety - Caregiver stress & support - Depression - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Stress management
Zencare Vetted
$0-$225 Check Cost Estimate

Accepting new clients in-person & online

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Emily Stuart

Therapist
Anxiety - Depression - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Life transitions - Relationship issues - Self-esteem
Zencare Vetted
$0-$225 Check Cost Estimate

Accepting new clients in-person & online

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Marisol Rivera Thurman

Therapist
Anxiety - Depression - Family issues - Couples counseling - Adolescent mental health - Child mental health
Zencare Vetted
$0-$250 Check Cost Estimate

Accepting new clients online

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Stella Fischl

Therapist
Anxiety - Depression - Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Domestic violence - Dating violence - Adolescent mental health
Zencare Vetted
$0-$175 Check Cost Estimate

Accepting new clients online

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Matthew Mandelbaum

Therapist
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) - Anxiety - Depression - Career counseling - Young professionals' mental health - Artists’ mental health
Zencare Vetted
$0-$385 Check Cost Estimate

Accepting new clients in-person & online

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Karen Weiser

Therapist
Anxiety - Depression - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Relationship issues - Trauma - Couples counseling
Zencare Vetted
$0-$225 Check Cost Estimate

Accepting new clients online

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Shydu Kato

Therapist
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Anxiety - Caregiver stress & support - Child mental health - Depression - Stress management
Zencare Vetted
$0-$200 Check Cost Estimate

Accepting new clients online

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Timothy Carreiro

Therapist
LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Anxiety - Depression - Trauma - College & graduate student mental health - Cultural adjustment
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

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S. Jenny Klein

Therapist
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Anxiety - Depression - Life transitions - Perfectionism - Relationship issues
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Accepting new clients online

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Noni Vaughn-Pollard

Therapist
Perfectionism - Anxiety - Women's issues

Accepting new clients online

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Naureen Dharani

Therapist
Anxiety - Depression - Addiction - Substance abuse - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Loss and grief
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

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Daniel Haywood

Therapist
112 West 27th Street
Life transitions - Trauma - College & graduate student mental health - Cultural adjustment - Anxiety
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

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Henry Zhu

Therapist
Asian Identity and Mental Health - Anxiety - Depression - Trauma - Relationship issues - Men's Mental Health
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

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Lauren Fabrizio

Therapist
Eating disorders - Trauma - Anxiety - Relationships - Self-esteem - Life transitions
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

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Shelley Messing

Therapist
Trauma - Anxiety - Couples counseling - Relationships - College & graduate student mental health - Substance abuse
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

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Nicoletta Skoufalos

Therapist
Chronic illness - Women's counseling - Perinatal mental health - Couples counseling
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Accepting new clients online

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Mirielle Therapy Practice

Group practice
Relationship Concerns - Women's issues - Depression
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

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U ARE HEARD

Group practice
Self-care - Adolescent mental health - Anxiety - Depression - College & graduate student mental health - Self-esteem
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

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Maytal Meltzer

Therapist
Maternal Mental Health - Anxiety - Relationships - Trauma - Young Adults
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

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Marcus Silverman

Therapist
224 Sullivan Street
Relationship issues - Depression - Anxiety - Trauma - Life coaching - Identity development
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

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Rob Walls

Therapist
Depression - Anxiety - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Attachment issues - Relationship issues - Stepfamily/Blended Family Issues
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Accepting new clients in-person & online

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James Leary

Therapist
Anxiety - Artists' mental health - College & graduate student mental health - Depression - Eating disorders & disordered eating - Relationship issues

Accepting new clients in-person & online

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Kent Yuen

Therapist
Anxiety - Depression - Family issues - Race & cultural identity - Relationship issues - Men's issues
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

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Micaiah Williams

Therapist
Anxiety - Depression - Relationship issues - Trauma - Work stress - Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

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Santo Psychotherapy

Group practice
Anxiety - Depression - LGBTQ-related challenges - Trauma - Identity - Self-expression
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

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Danielle Winter

Therapist
303 5th Avenue
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Trauma - Depression - Couples counseling - Stress management - Anxiety
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FAQs about how to find a therapist in Albany County, New York

How do I find a therapist in Albany County, New York?

Find a therapist near you in Albany County, New York on Zencare. Narrow your search by using filters like insurance, therapy budget specialty, and provider identity. Mental health professionals on Zencare are vetted for their extensive experience treating individual adults, children and adolescents, as well as couples and families. Explore each potential therapist profile to learn more about their specialties, and watch an introductory video to get a sense of their personality. Book a free initial call to find the right therapist for you!

Does insurance cover therapy in Albany County, New York?

Yes, most Albany County, New York health insurance carriers provide mental health benefits that cover therapy. However, the exact amount of coverage will vary based on the plan details and whether the selected provider is in-network or out-of-network with your insurance. If the therapist is in-network with your insurance, you’ll pay only a copay at each session after meeting your annual deductible. If the therapist is out-of-network with your insurance, you may still be able to receive reimbursement after paying the fee at the time of therapy session. If you have a PPO or POS insurance plan, you can likely receive some reimbursement when you see a therapist out-of-network in Albany County, New York. If you have an HMO, EPO, or Medicaid/Medicare plan, you likely cannot receive reimbursement, and would be responsible for the full out-of-network session fee. Note that services designed to treat topics which are not diagnosed mental health conditions, such as couples counseling and life coaching, are not typically covered by health insurance. The potential mental health provider must also be a licensed therapist in your state for the insurance company to cover services.

How do I find an affordable therapist in Albany County, New York?

Therapists located in Albany County, New York offer session fees from <$100/session. To find a therapist who meets your budget, filter by session fee on Zencare. Many therapists offer a sliding scale, or a range of session fees based on financial need to clients who would not otherwise be able to afford typical therapy rates in Albany County, New York. If you are struggling to pay for therapy, consider asking for a sliding scale, looking for an in-network therapist, or seeking services through a local agency, college counseling center, or hospital.

How can I make an appointment with a therapist in Albany County, New York?

Start your search for an appointment with a therapist in Albany County, New York on Zencare. Many mental health professionals located in Albany County, New York require clients to have an introductory call before booking a full appointment online. In this free call, the prospective therapist will ask about your goals for treatment, and make sure that their skills, specialized training, and scope of private practice are a match for your mental health issues. At the same time, you should assess if you feel comfortable talking with the therapist, as studies show that the most important determinant of successful therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. After an initial call, you’ll typically be given the option to book an appointment with the therapist, or continue your search if it’s not a good fit. At the initial session, you’ll likely discuss the therapeutic process and determine goals for your personal growth. Common therapy goals include learning effective coping strategies to deal with negative feelings, increasing self-awareness, and gaining a deeper understanding and insight into relationship patterns.

How can I find a therapist in Albany County, New York who sees clients after hours?

Find a therapist who sees clients after hours on Zencare. Many therapists in Albany County, New York offer appointments outside of traditional business hours. Simply filter by Office Hours under More Filters to choose the time of day that works best for you, whether that be early morning before work, in the evenings, or even over the weekend. After hours sessions are a good option for busy individuals, couples, and families dealing with hectic schedules and who need a flexible option for their mental health care.

How do I find a therapist in Albany County, New York who offers in-person sessions?

Find a therapist who offers in-person sessions on Zencare. Many therapists in Albany County, New York have resumed offering in-person sessions; you can filter by “In-Person” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for in-office sessions. You can also search by map to find providers in Albany County, New York near you. While some clients prefer in-person sessions because they offer a safe, neutral ground for the session to take place, for the widest range of therapist options, consider expanding your search to also include providers licensed in your state who offer telehealth, or therapy sessions via remote video call.

How do I find a therapist in Albany County, New York who offers online sessions?

Find a therapist who offers online sessions on Zencare. Most therapists in Albany County, New York continue to offer appointments online; you can filter by “Online” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for teletherapy sessions. In order to see a therapist, they must be licensed to provide online sessions to clients living in your state. Online therapy is different from text therapy, or asynchronous therapy; online therapy offers the same consistent relationship with a local Albany County, New York therapist that an in-person session would, with sessions taking place via phone or a video sessions through a secure teletherapy platform. Online therapy sessions are a convenient way to find a therapist near Albany County, New York without leaving the comfort of your home or office.

Where can I get mental health therapy in Albany County, New York?

Start your search for mental health therapy in Albany County, New York on Zencare. Many therapists are quality-vetted for excellence in clinical care. When you’re struggling with your mental health, it might be time to seek professional support in the form of counseling services, couples therapy, or psychiatric medication management. There are a wide range of private practice therapists to choose from in Albany County, New York; consider narrowing your search by criteria like insurance carrier, therapy budget, specialty, or provider identity to find a great fit!

How can I start therapy in Albany County, New York?

Start your search for a great therapist in Albany County, New York on Zencare. First, consider any logistic limitations, like how far you are willing to travel outside of Albany County, New York or if you are open to online sessions with a local provider. Also consider how much your therapy budget is, and when you are available for therapy. Then, make a list of priorities for your ideal therapist: do they match your identity, or have expertise in a specific area like anxiety or depression? There is no one reason to start therapy; many individuals in Albany County, New York go see a therapist when they need help to move forward through a difficult time, cope with symptoms of a mental illness such as a mood disorder, navigate life transitions, process relationship difficulties or improve their behavioral health. Use your priorities to filter on Zencare by insurance, speciality, and availability. Look through a few provider profiles to find the therapist you might click with, watch their introductory videos, and book a free call to find a great personal fit!

What kinds of mental health providers are available in Albany County, New York?

There are many different kinds of mental health providers available in Albany County, New York, including psychologists, clinical social workers, and mental health counselors. As long as the provider is licensed in your state, the factor that matters most to therapy outcomes is the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship you build with your therapist. Common types of therapy provided in Albany County, New York include cognitive therapies, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and insight-oriented therapies like psychodynamic therapy. Other providers offer a blend of techniques for a more interpersonal, holistic approach. Some mental health therapists in Albany County, New York also offer specialized treatment services, like couples therapy, premarital counseling, and family therapy. While most Albany County, New York providers are qualified to treat general challenges, like depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, relationship difficulties, and low self-esteem, for concerns such as substance abuse, personality disorders, and eating disorders, consider seeking expert care. Together with your therapist, you’ll build a treatment plan that addresses your reasons for seeking therapy and monitor progress toward your wellness goals and overall well being.

How does paying for therapy work in Albany County, New York?

There are several options for paying for therapy in Albany County, New York. For many people, the most affordable way to seek mental health services is to look for a provider who is in-network with your insurance. Due to high demand and low availability, in-network providers often have long waitlists; to widen your options and start therapy sooner, you might also consider looking for an out-of-network provider. When you see an out-of-network therapist in Albany County, New York, you can ask for a sliding scale if you are unable to afford their typical session fees, or seek reimbursement from your insurance company if you have a PPO or POS plan. For clients who have an insurance plan with a high deductible and low medical costs, therapy costs are often comparable when you see a therapist in- or out-of-network. While paying for therapy can be a substantial investment, it’s also a great way to improve relationships, boost self-esteem, address symptoms of mental illness, and ultimately live a happier, more self-directed life.