CommonSense Mental Health provides private counseling, support, and other mental health resources to New York residents that are affirmative, client-centered, and accessible through secure, digital means. We offer counseling services to individuals and families facing barriers, internal and external, through our use of HIPAA-secure software and online technology. We seek to modernize and improve therapeutic technique and your experience as the client by offering local, online counseling services.
We believe counseling and other healthcare services in general underutilized online communication and technology in the 21st century. While some generic, big-name brands dominate the online counseling scene, we envision a world where smaller, more dynamic and personable practices are available to clients facing a diverse set of challenges. This includes training, supervising, and engaging young counselors who may be currently excluded from established online counseling platforms. Counselors entering the field today are not ready to provide services through an online platform, and we are looking to change that.
We provide affordable, accessible services to clients who may not otherwise engage in face to face therapy, as well as we serve as an adjunct and addition to traditional, brick and mortar counseling. This includes using digital means to reach disenfranchised communities including (but not limited to) the LGBTQ community, people of color, rural communities, clients navigating substance use issues, young people, seniors, individuals and families coping with mood and other disorders, as well as clients facing external stressors, expectations, and dysfunctional societal norms.
*PLEASE NOTE: teletherapy and online mental health services are often not sufficient in the event of a crisis or emergency, as these services may not provide adequate assistance in these instances. Moreover if you are in crisis or someone you know is a threat to themselves, you should call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 (where you can receive 24/7 support), contact local crisis services, or call 911