ONLINE COUNSELING

Talk with your therapist, from wherever you are.

Everyone goes through periods of stress, anxiety or even depression, but you don’t have to go it alone. Connect with a licensed counselor from the privacy of your own home. It’s simple to connect, private and convenient.

Schedule an Appointment with the form below.

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We work with you to connect you with the right BCS therapist, believing the connection you will develop with your therapist will make all the difference to your mental health progress and personal well-being.

Every one of our therapists is personally reviewed and hired by Dr. Pallotta. Experience, abilities and dedication to our clients is paramount with all our team members. Even though with Online Counseling we are no longer in the same room, you will still experience an authentic and powerful human connection.


We offer; Individual counseling for women, men, children and adolescents. Couples counseling, family therapy and groups.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Stress reduction and management
  • Controlling rage and anger
  • Panic attacks
  • Eating disorders and body imaging
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Support during life transitions
  • Postpartum depression
  • Midlife crisis
  • Adjustment disorders related to loss, divorce, medical illness and other life transitions
  • PTSD for victims of sexual trauma, violence, abuse and other traumas
  • Support services for Seniors



Our Online Therapists

Laura Kish
LMSW

I am committed to providing an empathetic, comfortable, supportive space where you can feel unburdened and understood.

My aim is to assist you in enhancing your awareness and insight, become more confident in your existing strengths, and to develop healthy coping habits. I specialize in treatment of Anxiety and Depressive Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, grief, weight management, feelings of hopelessness or aimlessness, difficulties with self-esteem, self-compassion and self-sabotaging behaviors, transitional life changes, aging, care-taking stress, as well as interpersonal and relationship issues. My approach is tailored to each individual and utilizes a variety of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-based Relaxation Techniques, and Psychodynamic Therapy, to create collaborative goals and reduce negative thoughts and maladaptive behaviors
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Sofia Ricci
LMSW

My clinical training has focused on providing therapy to individuals living with mental illness and developmental disabilities in a variety of community-based settings.

I am invested in providing holistic mental health care to encourage exploration of personal strengths. I draw upon a variety of evidenced-based modalities to facilitate increased flexibility and gentleness towards oneself. I look forward to starting where you are and joining with you.
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Heather Hansen
LMSW

I have experience working with adults and adolescents from diverse populations. I consider my clinical lens to be eclectic in nature.

Some specific treatment modalities of focus are mindfulness practices, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy. As a clinician, I approach this work with the mindset that everyone has their own personal toolbox, full of ways to keep them safe and deal with life situations. My job as a professional is to help make those tools stronger and work more efficiently for the client. I received my Masters in Social Work at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. 
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Jeannine Tomaselli
LMSW

 am committed to providing an empathetic, comfortable, supportive space where you can feel unburdened and understood.

My aim is to assist you in enhancing your awareness and insight, become more confident in your existing strengths, and to develop healthy coping habits. I specialize in treatment of Anxiety and Depressive Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, grief, weight management, feelings of hopelessness or aimlessness, difficulties with self-esteem, self-compassion and self-sabotaging behaviors, transitional life changes, aging, care-taking stress, as well as interpersonal and relationship issues. My approach is tailored to each individual and utilizes a variety of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-based Relaxation Techniques, and Psychodynamic Therapy, to create collaborative goals and reduce negative thoughts and maladaptive behaviors.
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Sharon Kourt
LCSW-R

I am engaged in multi-faceted approaches to psycho-therapy. 

I specialize in using Motivational Interviewing techniques to assist clients in determining goals which meet client needs, resulting in the ability to make lasting life changes towards optimum functioning. The areas in which I provide treatment are: health and wellness, mental health depression, Bipolar Disorder- work on mood regulation in congruence with medication management where necessary. Family Discord-including couples counseling, pre-post divorce counseling, victims of sexual abuse /trauma, women’s issues, chronic pain management, family issues, and palliative care- end of life issues for patient and family.
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Jenifer Hartig
LMSW

I am a fully qualified therapist with more than 15 years’ experience and expertise. 

Educated at Columbia University, she worked in psychiatric hospitals for the majority of my career, becoming the head of department for adolescent females and the child units. I became very skilled and focused on crisis and trauma counseling for women and adolescents. My drive and passion is in assisting people to overcome their past, to be able to move forward and reach their full potential. I am a hands-on-therapist, who walks side by side with my clients until they’re ready to stand alone.
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Elaine Hernandez-Cordova
LMSW

I use a variety of approaches to guide my client’s, based on strength’s based perspective. 

I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Therapy and psycho- education. My experience includes partnering with my client’s particularly with addiction, mental health and dual diagnosis. Having worked as psychotherapist for over a decade I believe that I am qualified to assist pre-adolescents, adolescents, young adults and adults making adjustments to their mental health, addictions and/or both. Together we make a cohesive plan to sustain a lifestyle that offers a quality of life that can only be found with insight, perspective, resilience and understanding.
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Angela Roth
MA LMHC NCC

We are all shaped by our life experiences. These beliefs influence your choices and you develop patterns that have impacted your life. 

Changing your internal dialogue can support healthy change. I support and assist you in the counseling process to encourage you to grow and gain tools to help you change. I will use counseling theories and treatments that will work best for you. Some therapies I use are cognitive behavior therapy, cognitive restructuring theory, social learning theory, person centered therapy, psycho-spiritual model of counseling with a Christian worldview for faith based clients. Areas of expertise: Depression, Anxiety GAD, Grief and loss, Relationship issues, Personal growth (improve self esteem), Addiction, Eating disorders.
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Darlene Albury
LMSW

My approach to counseling is meeting the clients where they are in their lives, helping them to work through various issues, becoming productive members of society and improving their quality of life. 

Treatment modalities used are Individual/Family Counseling, CBT, Motivational Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Spirituality/Christianity models for clients in faith, Addiction, Relapse/Relapse Prevention, Family Reunification, Domestic Violence, Women’s Issues, Parenting, Emotional Support Animals, Psychodynamic Therapy. Counseling and assisting with community-based referrals/resources and entitlements (VA, STD/LTD, SSDI, etc.)
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Athena Motal
PhD, LCSW-R

My simple goal is to help you cultivate your inner strength to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. 

When life gets too difficult, as it can for anyone, it is often easy to forget how capable you are. If you find yourself struggling, it will be my privilege to help you tap into that strength and resilience you may have forgotten you have. Together, we will navigate and understand those complexities, so that we can identify the steps and solutions that will lead toward resolution.
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Shantel Johnson
LMSW

Challenges are what makes life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

Through my strengths based, solutions focused approaches, I warmly support adults, adolescents, women, LGBTQIA+ and many others in highlighting their unique qualities to enable them to overcome life’s obstacles. My intuitive nature has also been effective in providing culturally responsive and anti-oppressive approaches that helps individuals build resilience to weather life’s storms. I received my masters from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and have a multitude of experience working with individuals from immensely diverse backgrounds.
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Elizabeth Liekar
LMSW

I believe that all human beings can benefit greatly from therapy. Whether you are in the midst of a crisis, or simply looking to find more meaning in your life, therapy can help.

My goal as a therapist is to provide dedicated, non-judgmental space to help guide you in discovering and making sense of whatever brings you pain and difficulty in life in order to bring about meaningful change. My treatment style utilizes an eclectic approach to create a treatment plan that is as unique as each individual. The main therapeutic modalities I draw from are psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness. I hold a Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University and am in post-graduate training at the Psychoanalytic Training Institute of NYCGS.
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Laura Allman
LMSW

As a psychotherapist, I am committed to providing a supportive therapeutic space where clients can feel empowered to overcome obstacles. I aim to help clients improve their mood and ability to cope effectively by highlighting existing strengths.

I specialize in treating clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and poor self-esteem by employing a psychodynamic approach, and utilizing CBT and motivational interviewing techniques to decrease negative thoughts. I am a graduate of Columbia University’s School of Social Work and have experience working in a variety of mental health settings.
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Patrick Hahn
LCSW

I am committed to forming a non-judgmental, supportive and comfortable environment that fosters personal growth. Furthermore, as constructive therapy requires collaboration, I strive to empower participants to act as both advocates and pilots in their treatment.

My goal is to jointly develop a therapeutic plan that is driven by your personal experiences and goals. Together, we will explore coping skills – both positive and negative – as well as behaviors that may promote or inhibit achievement of your physical and emotional growth. In addition to my master’s degree from Columbia University, I have training in Motivational Interviewing (MI), Illness Management and Recovery (IMR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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Rachel Manes
LMSW

As a Licensed Master Social Worker with a doctorate in Developmental Psychology and expertise in self actualization, I help those from all walks of life to grow and thrive across changing social, cultural, and environmental circumstances.

I use an array of clinical skills and evidence based practices to help children, adolescents, adults, couples, and whole families overcome adversity in pursuit of their goals. I employ strong strengths-based approaches that empower individuals while giving them the structure and support they need to reach their full potential. My clinical training includes Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and active involvement with the Ackerman Institute’s family therapy training program with a focus in Couples Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Area of focus: • Strengths-Based Approaches • Complex Trauma & Attachment Issues • Family Conflict & Healthy Relationships • Child & Adolescent Development • Navigating Difficult Life Transitions
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Zoe Malkin
LMSW

As a therapist, I hope to guide you toward a deeper understanding of your thoughts, feelings and experiences. In a safe and brave space, I am committed to engaging in a collaborative, holistic therapy process in which you can achieve peace and contentment and ultimately, heal.

Together, we will utilize a combination of therapeutic techniques to cultivate adaptive coping strategies that foster change and create positive physical and emotional well being. Areas of particular interest include mindfulness, the mind-body connection, compassion-based therapy, relationships, nutrition, health and physical health, life transitions, anxiety/worry, trauma, as well as chronic pain. Area of focus: • Mindfulness • Mind-body connection • Compassion-based therapy • Relationships • Nutrition, health and physical health • Life transitions • Anxiety/worry • Trauma • Chronic pain
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Diana Falk
LCSW

I have been a psychotherapist for over 20 years. I find it an honor and a privilege to help others move forward along their life’s path. My work has been primarily with individuals and couples in clinics and in private practice.

My approach is to provide a positive, trustworthy and comfortable environment where the client can feel safe and heard. Then we can begin to work effectively together to create desired change, and achieve the goals we set. I have also worked in a high school where I was a field instructor for graduate Social Work interns, and where I founded and was the director of a high school Student Service Center where students developed programs to meet school and community needs. I received a Bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College, a Master’s in Education from Hofstra University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Adelphi University.
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Bethanie Hatfield Pacheco
LMSW

Using a strengths based perspective, I am committed to working together with you to help identify and work through the barriers that stand in the way of you achieving your best self. 

 Through a warm, engaging, down to earth style, I will meet you where you are at.  In a non judgmental and supportive space we will work collaboratively to identify your personal goals and create a plan that leaves you feeling empowered and prepared to reach those goals. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families however also have experience and enjoy working with adults as well. Utilizing the lens of Systems Theory, I find it important to work together to identify solutions that acknowledge the role the environment and our interpersonal relationships play in the development of our thoughts and behaviors. I utilize and specialize in Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Collaborative Problem Solving, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  I obtained my Masters in Social Work from Roberts Wesleyan College and I have been working as a LMSW, in a variety of mental health settings, for 12 years.  Most recently, I have been working at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY on an inpatient psychiatric unit for children and adolescents. 
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Tara Navarra-Berman
LMSW

As a therapist, my goal is to provide a safe space to promote growth, provide support, and impact change. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker with experience across a vast number of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, transitions and adjustment, and self-esteem. 

I believe everyone can benefit from therapy and a deeper understanding of our emotions and thoughts. I believe each experience in therapy should be individualized, and I work with each individual to identify goals for therapy and help in building coping skills to assist while working toward those goals. I utilize a holistic approach and a variety of therapy techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, strengths-based, mindfulness, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. I obtained my Master’s degree in Social Work from Stony Brook University.
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Dahley Turner
LMSW

As a Social Worker, one of my main objectives is to provide quality services to those who I serve. I specialize in working with families, children, adolescents, and young adults. I have experience treating anxiety, depression, school avoidance, difficult life transitions, trauma, and parent/child conflicts. 

I have experience working with children, ages 0-21 years old, and their families in a variety of settings. These settings include: school system, outpatient mental health clinic, child welfare and foster care, and early intervention. My approach to therapy is based on a strengths based perspective, aiming to highlight the positive qualities and attributes of the child and the family. I am a firm believer that providing necessary mental health treatment to children at an early age can help to prevent and mitigate further mental health challenges down the line as an adult. 
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Dorrie Klein
LMSW

Do you believe you have the strength to overcome the challenges you’re facing in life? I do. As a therapist, I believe in a holistic approach to helping individuals, couples and families find their inner resilience to overcome whatever life is throwing at them. 

My goal is to provide a non-judgmental space where you can feel safe to explore your feelings. Together, we can navigate things like grief and loss, personal growth, self-esteem issues, loneliness, anxiety and depression, co-dependent relationships, toxic work and home environments, crisis and trauma, spirituality, and feeling overwhelmed and move toward the solutions that are right for you. Some evidence-based practices that I use in session are: Person-Centered therapy, therapeutic role play, whole body approach, and systems theory. My education includes a bachelor’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University and my master’s in social work from Adelphi University.
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Melanie Mayer
LMSW

I strive to provide acceptance, compassion, and empathy allowing each individual the space to explore what gives meaning, value, and purpose in their lives. One of the most important factors in healing is being heard and understood. 

Collaboratively, we will work to help you cultivate a greater awareness of obstacles hindering you from living a fully engaged life, making sense of your needs, and draw from the appropriate modalities to assist in developing solutions to enhance your life. Through an eclectic theoretical approach, I draw from a variety of methods to adapt to what is needed at the time. I hold a master’s degree from Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services and have experience providing counseling to a variety of populations. I use a strength-based perspective and have training in Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
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Rachael Suter
LMSW

Do you feel lost and confused about the struggles in your life? Are you overwhelmed by daily tasks and the weight of life’s responsibilities? Together, we will work on strategies that allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties and build meaningful social connections.

As a licensed social worker, it is my goal to utilize a strength’s based approach in helping individuals and families overcome obstacles. I provide various approaches such as, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy techniques and play therapy to assist clients in determining goals and creating sustainable change. My passion is working with children and teens; but I also have experience working with adults with both mental health and substance use. I believe with my work expertise and your life troubles, we can become great partners in overcoming headaches in your life!
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Jasmine Mathurin
LMSW

Bearing witness to this journey is one of my greatest joys and why I always say that “ I have one of the best jobs in the world.” My aim is to help others transmute life challenges, pain and suffering into opportunities for growth, self-love and greater awareness of the value and importance of their existence.

Those I serve are as important to me as I am to them as they are also a part of my journey. It is for this reason that I place a very high regard on the importance of, trust, connection and the therapeutic alliance between my- self and those I serve. My background involves providing individual and group therapy to women, children, adolescents, and families battling various forms of mental illness, including depression, anxiety disorders, learning disabilities, phobias and attention disorders. I have received intensive training in the dynamics of Domestic Violence, Rape, Sexual Assault and the Neurobiology of Trauma. Additionally, I have received training and have experience in the areas of, Trauma, PTSD and Narcissistic Abuse. My training as a practitioner of Chinese medicine allows me to appreciate the value of integrating all aspects of self (Mental, Spiritual, Physical) in treatment. My objective is to assist others in exploring the many tools and resources they have at their disposal in order to address the complex challenges they face from a holistic perspective and with the acknowledgement of the spirit, mind, body connection.
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Adam Greenberg
LMSW, CRPA, CARC

I engage in a multi-faceted and individualized approach to psychotherapy providing clients with the necessary tools to achieve long-term success. I have a passion for assisting individuals in overcoming life challenges by utilizing a strengths-based approach while integrating Mindfulness, a variety of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies and other Evidence-Based Techniques. 

I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention-deficit disorder, social skills/phobia, high school/college transitions, behavioral modification, bereavement, substance abuse and addiction disorders. I am credentialed as a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) and a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC). My aim is to provide clients with healthy coping mechanisms and a positive outlook to increase self-esteem, reduce negative thoughts/ruminations, and to improve maladaptive behaviors.
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Whittney Smith
LMSW

I enjoy working to help alleviate social disparities, specifically dealing with income gaps. My areas of concentration are education, diversity, and social-emotional supports. I am also passionate about helping to ensure that those I serve are able live up to their potentials while receiving a fair chance at success. 

I support clients (women, teens, and children) with: Emotional regulation, Academic motivation, Attendance in school, Substance use/harm reduction, Management of: stress, anxiety, and depression, Positive Parenting, Accomplishing vocational goals.
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CONFIDENCE

Your Online Counseling session will be Secure and Private, giving you the assurance you need to take the important steps towards feeling better and moving forward with your life.



CONVENIENCE AND SECURITY

From your own home, you can ditch the travel and waiting rooms and embrace your living room… Our online therapists come to you via Live Video chat.