Suffolk Counseling Services works to educate individuals, empowering them to live their best lives, both mentally and emotionally. Alyson Ryan, founder of Suffolk Counseling Services, has over 15 years of experience as a social worker, advocating for people to actualize their full potential. Our faculty is filled with some of the most talented and skilled mental health providers in Suffolk County. With over 100 years of combined experience, the licensed therapists at Suffolk Counseling Services have worked to help people successfully alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns.

Our staff genuinely believes everyone deserves to live a happy, peaceful, and fulfilling life. We provide services to adults, children, families, and couples, helping them achieve their mental health goals. 

Suffolk Counseling Services is unlike any other counseling center on Long Island. Our mental health providers are down to earth, intelligent, and varied. This gives us the unique ability to ensure each of our clients is matched with the best provider for their specific needs

Common Misconceptions About Mental Health Counseling

One of the biggest misconceptions that holds people back from reaching out for counseling is the belief that only weak people ask for help. At Suffolk Counseling Services, we can tell you from experience that many of the strongest people are those dealing with depression, anxiety, and other mental health struggles. And with the helping hand our therapists provide, we can navigate you toward emotional wellness, enabling you to attain the happiness everyone deserves.

Other people shy away from counseling because they do not believe their lives are “bad enough” to warrant therapy. And while counseling can be beneficial for those suffering from intense anxiety and depression, it can also help people who are happy with many aspects of their lives but are not feeling fully satisfied or fulfilled.

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A Comfortable, Judgement-Free Environment

There is something very special about being at Suffolk Counseling Services. We provide our clients with a judgement-free place to express their inner emotions, helping and encouraging them to be the best version of themselves. If you have ever been to our office, there is a good chance you overheard laughter and saw smiles on the faces of both our staff and clients. Being able to see people come out of dark places, finding enjoyment and happiness is truly a gift to witness.

Convenient & Affordable Counseling Services

At Suffolk Counseling Services, we make it easy and convenient to schedule appointments. To meet the needs of our clients, we offer:

  • In person appointments
    • Day time
    • Evenings
    • Weekends
  • Telehealth sessions

Suffolk Counseling Services accepts payments from most major health insurance providers. This makes our services extremely affordable, since many of our clients only need to cover the cost of a small out-of-pocket copay.

Dee Maureen Ford is a most insightful therapist to entrust your deepest hurts, pains, and disappointments with as you navigate the journey back to healthy living.... - Dee Mary I have been seeing Maureen for over three years, and she has created a comfortable, safe space for me to learn how to live with... - Mary Jamie W. Although it was difficult to admit, our young, elementary school-aged son was suffering from anxiety and low self-esteem. After noticing a change in his behavior... - Jamie W. Ryan Caitlin asks the right questions. She has helped me make great strides. I have had a big improvement to my mental health since I started... - Ryan Courtney My time working with Alyson is something I will be forever thankful for. It allowed me to see how strong I truly am. She gave... - Courtney Tiffany My work with Alyson not only helped me with my emotional and mental needs at the time, but also gave me the tools to solve... - Tiffany Liz D., Farmingville The help I have received from Alyson has been boundless and life changing. My initial visit was to help with my current relationship and everything... - Liz D., Farmingville Kerry N. Alyson helped me find myself again after a dark period in my life. I cannot thank her enough for assisting me in working through my... - Kerry N. Lorin I came to Alyson when I was pregnant, physically sick beyond comprehension and depressed. I was a person who always thought I would seek help... - Lorin

When Is the Right Time to Start Counseling?

Many people wonder if there is an optimal time in their lives to start counseling. There is no right answer. But if you are asking yourself this question, then right now may be the best time to contact us.

If you are feeling anxious or depressed, scared or worried, concerned for your children or yourself; we see you, we hear you, and we are here for you. This is not your fault, and you do not have to feel this way forever. There is no reason to try getting through this on your own when support is available.