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Desmond Barnett Psychotherapy And Counseling

Desmond Barnett Psychotherapy And Counseling

New on Thervo
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Hempstead, NY
At Desmond Barnett Psychotherapy and Counseling in New York, I offer personalized therapy and counseling services focused on your unique needs. Whether you're seeking life coaching, relationship counseling, career coaching, or spiritual counseling, my goal is to support your journey towards healing and personal growth. With a holistic approach that includes alternative healing methods, I strive to create a nurturing environment where you can discover new perspectives and mobilize your capacity for self-care and transformation. Let's work together to achieve the positive changes you seek.
Your New Beginnings

Your New Beginnings

New on Thervo
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Hempstead, NY
I'm a certified counselor and certified Master life coach. I work with different types of clients to help them achieve their goals. I do cognitive mindset training as well as talk therapy. I also work with couples therapy as well as marriage counseling. I do career coaching as well. I also work with clients that have gone through trauma. I very much have a passion for helping people and hope you will let me do the journey with you. Looking forward to your new beginnings.
Returning Back To Living

Returning Back To Living

New on Thervo
Offers online services
16+ years in business
Serves Hempstead, NY
"At Returning Back to Living Counseling Services, our vision is to be the beacon of hope and healing in the lives of individuals seeking counseling and recovery services. We are committed to providing unwavering support, guidance, and empowerment while prioritizing the values of client-centric care and cultural sensitivity.
Talia Gutlove, Licensed Social Worker

Talia Gutlove, Licensed Social Worker

New on Thervo
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Hempstead, NY
You’ve noticed that there’s something in your life that you want to change. Your romantic relationship is on the rocks. Your sex life isn’t satisfying. Your personal or professional relationships are lacking boundaries. Or maybe there are some unhealthy patterns that you just want to break. We often get caught up in negative, repetitive patterns that inhibit them from being able to live to the fullest. I'm here to guide you to change those patterns and live the life you're happy to lead.

Your counseling questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does counseling cost?

Counseling costs $100 to $250 per session if not covered by insurance, depending on your location, type of counseling, and the counselor's specialty. Prices are on the high end of the range in major metropolitan areas like New York and San Francisco. The average cost of counseling with insurance is $20 to $60 per session for the copay.

Online counseling costs $50 to $110 per week through websites that offer a membership plan. Plans on the lower end of the price range are typically limited to support via text or email messaging only, while plans at the higher end of the range include scheduled video sessions with a licensed counselor or therapist.

Marriage counseling costs $120 to $250 per session for in-person therapy or $90 to $230 per session for online therapy.

Can you use an HSA or FSA for counseling?

You can only use your HSA or FSA for counseling if you have a billable diagnosis—such as depression or bipolar disorder—and the therapy is deemed medically necessary. You can't use your HSA or FSA for marriage or family counseling, grief counseling, or therapy for stress management.

What are the types of counselors?

Counselors have a master's degree in psychology and are trained and licensed to practice psychotherapy. A counselor may be licensed or certified in a specific area:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs)
  • Licensed Practicing Counselor (LPC)
  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Registered Child Therapist RPT)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

What does a counselor do?

A counselor can help you navigate challenging life situations, understand your emotions, strengthen your self-esteem, and improve your communication and coping skills. They provide support through difficult times and guide you in making the necessary changes in thinking and behavior to improve your mental and emotional health.

Counselors can help you with a variety of problems:

  • Depression and mood changes
  • Marriage and relationship problems
  • Grief or loss
  • Anxiety, stress, and panic attacks
  • Self-esteem and body image concerns
  • Eating disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anger management
  • Addiction
  • Gender or sexual identity concerns

Can counselors prescribe medication?

Counselors are licensed psychologists but not medical doctors, and in most parts of the U.S. they are not allowed to prescribe medication. Only Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and New Mexico allow counselors to prescribe medication, and counselors in these states must complete additional psychopharmacology training and certification.

In the rest of the U.S., only a medical doctor can prescribe medication. Psychiatrists are medical doctors and can prescribe medication, but they typically do not provide talk therapy or counseling services.

Can counselors diagnose ADHD, autism, or other mental health conditions?

A licensed counselor can give a mental health diagnosis in all states except Indiana and Maine. However, the counselor must refer clients to a psychiatrist or other medical doctor if the condition requires medication. Consult a counselor near you if you have concerns about ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism, bipolar disorder, or other mental health conditions.

How can I choose the best counselor near me?

When searching for a counselor, it's important to choose one who makes you feel comfortable, safe, and respected. Follow these tips to find the best counselor for you:

  • If you have a specific concern—such as depression, stress, or relationship issues—look for counselors who specialize in that area.
  • Ask your medical provider for recommendations.
  • Read reviews from other clients on Thervo and Google.
  • Confirm the counselor accepts your insurance or offers a sliding-scale rate.
  • Ask about telemedicine and virtual visit options.
  • Schedule an initial consultation to make sure you're happy with the counselor's communication style and empathy.

What questions should I ask counselors?

Ask these questions to help you choose a counselor who will help you achieve the best results:

  • How long have you been practicing, and what are your certifications?
  • What areas of counseling do you specialize in?
  • What is your philosophy as a counselor?
  • What therapeutic approaches do you typically use?
  • What does a typical session look like?
  • Are you more directive or guiding as a counselor?
  • Do you give homework or reading assignments?
  • Do you offer virtual / telemedicine appointments?
  • Do you accept my insurance? Do you bill the insurance company directly?
  • Do you offer sliding-scale rates for clients without insurance?

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