Counseling in Syracuse, NY. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in Syracuse, New York will help you make the changes you want.

Paul Darnell, D.Min., L.M.H.C.

Paul Darnell, D.Min., L.M.H.C.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Pastoral Counselor

315 S. Crouse Ave., Ste. 302, Syracuse, New York 13210 | 315-476-0906

Counseling/ psychotherapy for adult individuals & couples. Therapy with a wholistic view by a professional with over 30 years experience. Special sensitivity to the effects of earlier traumatic experiences and religious/ spiritual issues. See 'View Specialites' for info

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC


Available for Online Therapy

Are you fulfilled by your relationships as you deserve to be? I specialize in online relationship counseling for LGBTQ and hetero clients. By examining your life and relationships with a counselor you can increase your capacity for happiness and success.

Centre Syracuse

3300 James Street, Syracuse, New York

It's important to know that eating disorders are serious and could be fatal, but eating disorders can also be treated. Centre Syracuse is a leading Edge day program for eating disorders, today the struggle ends.

Jill Weldum, MA, LMFT, CCPT

Jill Weldum, MA, LMFT, CCPT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Play

6700 Kirkville Rd Building B suite 104, East Syracuse, New York 13057 | 315-492-1390

Hello! I am an experienced counselor (20 years) with individuals, couples, children and families struggling with all kinds of difficulties, from relationship issues to mental health. It can be difficult deciding to reach out for help. Now it gets easier.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

Grey Matters Intl & Dr. Kevin Fleming(cited expert for NY Times, CNN, Fortune, Sporting News)is all about bold thinking & neuroscience innovation in getting mood/behavior change when shrinking,feel good self-help, and pills aren't cutting it. Indiv/couples/family.

Theressa McMorris, MS, LMFT

Theressa McMorris, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

34 Public Square Ste 2, Watertown, New York 13601 | 315.663.7060

Hi there! Harvest House is a safe, warm and confidential place for healing. We are passionate about our work. We are not a clinic; we are a place that cares for each person by name - not number.

Kerry Ann Barrett, LCSW

Kerry Ann Barrett, LCSW

Birch Light Perspective LLC

Available for Online Therapy

With the right tools and knowledge you have the potential to create the life you want. I offer online counseling in a safe, secure, supportive and compassionate way, where we can work on the specific areas of your life that you would like to see change.

Related Sites:
City of Syracuse
New York State Education Department Office of Mental Health Professions

Therapy Syracuse, NY

Counseling Lakefront, Eastside, Westvale, Eastwood, East Syracuse, Lyncourt, Nedrow

Syracuse New York was first inhabited in the 1600s and is today the educational and economic center point of the state. With almost as much activity as it has residents, which is closing in on one million, Syracuse offers recreation of all categories. Syracuse's Green Lake State Park offers amazing scenery and outdoor activities that are a delight to all tastes. This park houses two glacial lakes encompassed by forests. What is even more interesting about these lakes is that they are known for their high potential for evidence of ancient plant and animal life. On that same note, there are many historic museums to choose from. The Erie Canal Museum is a one-of-a-kind experience. In a real canal boat, children and adults alike are welcome to mingle with the past in an interactive 1850s adventure. For a mix of interaction and outdoor fun, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park is a journey enjoyed by all. With lions, elephants, monkeys, and over 600 other animals, the zoo is open 365 days a year with both indoor and outdoor exhibits that also cater to the weather.1

Mental Health in Syracuse

Various grief support groups offered by Hope for Bereaved provide a safe place for individuals to gather together to share their feelings and support one another in great times of need. Groups are available for a variety of populations, including older widows and widowers, children that have lost a parent, parents that have lost children, and family members whose loved one took their own life. Meetings occur once a month to provide an ongoing system of support for the bereaved. For more specific information about meetings times and locations, call 315-475-9675.2

Arise Syracuse is committed to providing resources to people of all ages who live with a disability. Their Peer Counseling program gives individuals the chance to talk with and seek guidance from someone who has been through similar circumstances. Mentors provide a safe relationship in which people with disabilities can learn from others with a similar disability, talk openly and freely about the difficulties their disability presents, and discover ways to improve one's ability to live independently. This program is open to anyone who is disabled and is offered free of charge. Call 315-671-2927 for additional details.3

Protecting the social, emotional, and academic needs of young people is the primary purpose of the Syracuse City School District's Student Support Services. School psychologists and social workers help families strengthen their relationships through one-on-one and group-based exercises that promote communication, understanding, resiliency, and other essential functions for a family's ability to overcome life's obstacles. Services to address the needs of poverty-stricken or homeless students are also available, and ensure children have the supports they need to stay in school and continue their education despite not having a permanent residence. To inquire about these services, call Student Support Services at 315-435-4131.4

Current Initiatives

Contact Community Services offers a Mental Health First Aid Workshop as part of their community outreach efforts to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. Participants in the workshop develop an enhanced understanding of mental illnesses by learning about common issues like depression, anxiety, self-injury, and substance abuse. A five-step first aid plan for helping someone in a mental health crisis is also provided. These trainings are offered each month for the benefit of all community members. Call 315-251-1400 extension 108 to enroll.5


1. Rosamond Gifford Zoo. (2017). Animals Overview. Retrieved from
2. Hope for Bereaved. (2017). Grief Support Groups. Retrieved from
3. Arise Syracuse. (2017). Peer Counseling. Retrieved from
4. Syracuse City School District. (2017). Student Support Services. Retrieved from
5. Contact Community Services. (2017). Mental Health First Aid Workshops. Retrieved from

Syracuse is located in Onondaga County, New York. It has a land area of 25.04 square miles and a water area of 0.56 square miles.  The population of Syracuse is 144,142 people with 54,781 households and a median annual income of $31,881. .

Therapy Affordability Meter for Syracuse, NY

Difficult yet possible - ask your therapist

Committing to weekly sessions of therapy without insurance coverage or low cost options is very challenging for most people in Syracuse. If this applies to you, please contact your counselor and ask about sliding scale options or inquire about insurance coverage. The good news is that there are options available to you to establish an effective relationship with a great therapist in Syracuse. Your well being and health are important enough to make the best possible effort for. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Syracuse public health department.