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There are no therapists currently located in Brooklyn, NY. The following therapists are located in NY.

Janel Blackman

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD

Kelly Owens

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, LGBT, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes

Justin Lioi

  • 9 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Brooklyn, New York
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Family Systems, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

State Licenses: New York and Virginia

David Klein

  • 12 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Brooklyn, New York
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Areas of focus: Anxiety, Codependency, Depression, Marital / Premarital, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Trauma / PTSD

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Emotionally Focused, Humanistic, Psychodynamic

State License: New York

Katie Peterson

  • 11 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Brooklyn, New York
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Feminist, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Psychodynamic, Relational, Trauma Focused

State License: New York

Sadi Fox

  • 8 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Brooklyn, New York
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Eclectic, Emotionally Focused, Feminist, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Relational, Person-Centered Therapy

State License: New York

Jenna Schleien

  • years of Experience
  • United States
  • Brooklyn, New York
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Eclectic, Interpersonal, Psychodynamic

State License: New York

Jenni Carosone Cieselski

  • 6 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Brooklyn, New York
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, Person-Centered Therapy

State License: New York

Ayana Mbonu

  • 7 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Brooklyn, New York
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Dialectical (DBT), Emotionally Focused, Family Systems, Humanistic, Motivational Interviewing, Multicultural, Relational, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Person-Centered Therapy

State License: New York

Robin Watkins

  • 15 years years of Experience
  • United States
  • Brooklyn, New York
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Areas of focus: Anger Management, Anxiety, Child or Adolescent, Coping Skills, Coping With Medical Issues, Depression, Divorce, Family Conflict, Grief, Infertility, Life Coaching, Marital / Premarital, OCD, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Sleep or Insomnia, Trauma / PTSD

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), EMDR, Family Systems, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Psychodynamic

State License: New York

II. The Best Therapists in Brooklyn, NY

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Online Therapy evaluated 15 therapists based on eight of the most important factors, including their professional credentials, fees, accessibility, and specific areas of treatment. These factors influence your ability to access high-quality care that’s affordable and well-suited to your personal needs.

Choosing the Best Brooklyn, NY Therapists

Credentials

Only Brooklyn therapists with active New York credentials were considered. In New York, a therapist must have a master’s or doctoral degree in counseling, complete 3,000 hours of supervised clinical experience, and pass the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Examination. Licensed therapists must also complete specialized training in how to identify and report child abuse.

Accessibility

Even when therapists have the right qualifications, that doesn’t mean they’re a good fit for your needs. Each therapist was evaluated based on features that make them as accessible as possible, including flexible scheduling, remote therapy sessions, and the ability to deliver specialized care.

Cost

Finding an affordable therapist can help you take care of your mental health without hurting your finances. Therapists were selected based on their fees, whether or not they accept private insurance plans, and how flexible they are with payment arrangements and sliding-scale fees.

Justin Lioi: LCSW | Best for men

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Website
646-872-6151

Justin Lioi, LCSW is a men’s mental health and relationship expert based in Brooklyn, NY (and online throughout New York State and internationally.) He received his degree from New York University and has been working with men and their families for over 12 years. Justin writes a weekly column for the Good Men Project called Unmasking Masculinity and can be found on local and national podcasts talking about assertiveness, anger, self-compassion. He works with all men but has a particular focus on providing counseling for fathers (and guys hoping to become dads!).

What patients say: “Justin demonstrates his great concern for his patients. He is more than a therapist because he pursues an active place in his community.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Men’s Issues
Anxiety
Depression
N/A Cost per session: Individual: 45 minute Sessions (Initial and Subsequent): $225 No Yes

Kari Groff: M.D.| Best for medication management

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Website
646-455-3324

Kari Groff is a psychiatrist with experience helping children, adults, and adolescents work through life challenges. She is known for treating patients with compassion and serving as a role model for other physicians. Groff has specialized expertise in using medication to manage the symptoms of mental health disorders.

What patients say: “I am so happy to have found Kari.  She understands what I am going through exactly and I feel tremendous support from her.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
Anxiety
Depression
N/A Cost per Session:
$350
No Yes

LJ Gallagher: Psy.D. | Best for improving mindfulness

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Website
517-414-0697

LJ Gallagher is a psychologist who uses traditional therapy techniques and neuroscience principles to help people achieve harmony in their lives. Gallagher’s mission is to help individuals and couples create a deeper sense of meaning, leading to increased happiness and a more positive outlook. With more than 30 years of experience, Gallagher understands how to help people recover from trauma, manage the symptoms of anxiety and depression, and envision positive futures.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Divorce
Life Coaching
Aetna
Anthem
Blue Care Network
BlueCross and BlueShield
HAP | Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
Medicare
Priority Health
TRICARE
UMR
UnitedHealthcare
WPS
Cost per Session:
$125
No Yes

Susannah Hyland: LCSW-R | Best for LGBTQ+ issues

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Website
917-669-6129

Susanna Hyland is a sex-positive licensed clinical social worker who helps patients recover from trauma, tackle issues related to intimacy and gender identity, and overcome the challenges of marginalization. Hyland offers counseling for monogamous and polyamorous couples, along with individual counseling to help with grief, shame, fears, and compulsions. Due to her years of experience in the field, she is especially skilled at collaborating with clients and helping people restore trust in their relationships.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Relationship Issues
Self Esteem
N/A Cost per session:
Individual work is $220/session
Couples/ multiples/ fam it is $280/session
No Yes

Eli Rosenblatt: LCSW-R | Best for cognitive behavioral therapy

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Website
814-461-6788

Eli Rosenblatt is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 10 years of experience. He uses cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to help people identify destructive thought patterns and develop effective coping skills, helping them improve the overall quality of their lives. Rosenblatt strives to create a nonjudgmental environment to ensure patients feel free to discuss their problems. He also has experience providing therapy to incarcerated individuals and at-risk foster children.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Marital and Premarital
Depression
Anxiety
Beacon
Cigna
EmblemHealth
GHI
Optum
Oscar
Oxford
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session:
$150
No Yes

Kaylee Rutchik: LCSW, RYT | Best for wellness

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Website
858-437-5339

Kaylee Rutchik is a licensed clinical social worker who blends talk therapy with yoga to help people improve their overall wellness. She uses cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and other techniques to give clients a chance to be their best selves, regardless of their past experiences and current fears. In addition to individual therapy, Rutchik also offers corporate sessions designed to improve productivity and work satisfaction.

What patients say: “Highest recommendation for Kaylee Rutchik…She’s an amazing, caring, and wise provider.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Relationship Issues
N/A Psychotherapy Session Fees:
45 min: $200
60 min: $250
Yoga Therapy Session Fees:
60 min: $175
90 min: $250
Yes Yes

David Klein: LCSW-R | Best for humanistic therapy

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Website
646-543-9791

David Klein is a licensed clinical social worker who offers humanistic therapy, a practice that focuses on using the therapist-client relationship to encourage growth. Klein focuses on helping LGBTQ+ individuals and couples overcome their challenges, creating a stronger sense of control over their lives.

What patients say: “I enjoy coming to see David every week. He’s a really big help in getting me to be a better person. I highly recommend him to anyone.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Mood Disorders
Gay
N/A Cost per session:
$175 per 50 minute individual session
$225 per 75 minute couples session
Yes Yes

Mary Rayven Owens: Ph.D., LMHC, BC-TMH | Best for women

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Website
917-565-8323

Dr. Mary Rayven Owens focuses on helping women through life transitions and getting them excited about positive changes. She practices transpersonal therapy, a form of therapy that blends traditional techniques with meditation and other Eastern practices. Dr. Owens is a former NYPD officer who was inspired to become a licensed therapist.

What patients say: “I had been feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and disconnected from everything and everyone around me. Dr. Owens’ meditative dance group made me feel alive with a new sense of purpose.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Women’s Issues
Trauma and PTSD
Spirituality
Aetna
Cigna
Optum
Oscar
Oxford
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session:
$450
Yes Yes

Susan Pollack: LCSW | Best for holistic therapy

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Website
917-607-5250

Susan Pollack is a licensed clinical social worker who concentrates on offering holistic therapy to individuals and couples. She practices a form of holistic therapy known as core energetics, a practice that helps clients improve their mental, physical, and spiritual wellness. With nearly 14 years of experience in the field, Pollack understands how to work with individuals at all life stages, from children up to elderly adults living with dementia. Pollack also has experience with meditation and mindfulness-based stress reduction.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Anxiety
Depression
New York State Health Insurance Plan
Wellfleet
Cost per Session:
$250
Yes Yes

Yuliya Golubev: M.A., LMHC, CASAC | Best for postpartum depression

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Website
718-664 – 3860

Yuliya Golubev is a licensed mental health counselor who focuses on helping people cope with uncertainty in life. She has been offering therapy for over 13 years and has experience with a wide range of age groups and therapy techniques. Golubev is bilingual in English and Russian, and her practice currently offers individual therapy, couples therapy, and therapy to help reduce the anxiety of pregnant women and mothers with young children.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
Anxiety
Relationship Issues
Aetna
Cigna
Cost per Session:
$150
No Yes

Asher Lipner: Ph.D. | Best for goal setting

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Website
347-535-7863

Dr. Asher Lipner has 20 years of experience helping people overcome the challenges that get in the way of achieving their goals. He is passionate about helping people with their emotional development and has worked with clients in every age group. Lipner has extensive experience helping people overcome the trauma associated with sexual assault, domestic violence, bullying, and living in foster homes. He offers treatment for PTSD, depression, and other psychological disorders.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Sexual Addiction
Marital and Premarital
Sexual Abuse
N/A Cost per Session:
$250
No Yes

Avi Steinhardt: LCSW | Best for existential psychotherapy

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Website
646-712-4595

Avi Steinhardt is a licensed clinical social worker who uses a variety of therapeutic techniques to help people recover and better manage their mental health. Steinhardt completed his training as a Gestalt therapist in 2011 and now uses CBT, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and Gestalt therapy practices to help patients overcome life’s challenges.

What patients say: “My sessions with Avi are invaluable to me. He offers tools to help me contextualize my feelings and articulate my thoughts.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Individual
Couples
Groups
Children
In-home
Pet therapy
1199 Insurance plans
Out of network benefits
Cost per Session:
$250
No Yes

Francesca Maximé: FOT/CFP, SEP, CMT-P, IFOT, RLT | Best for meditation

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Website
347-417-5951

Francesca Maximé is a Brooklyn therapist who incorporates meditation and other mindfulness techniques into her therapy practice, helping clients overcome stress and improve the quality of their lives. In addition to providing traditional therapy, Maximé is an organizational guide who can help people relieve the stress associated with disorganization. She aims to help clients achieve maximum clarity and develop the coping skills needed to overcome individual and relationship challenges.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Stress
Trauma and PTSD
Relationship Issues
N/A Cost per session:
Individual & couples sessions
45 minutes individual $285+
80 minutes couples $575+
100 minutes couples $695+
90 minutes $75/pp group session
Yes Yes

Pamela Berger: LCSW-R, M.P.H. | Best for pregnant women

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Website
347-408-0685

Pamela Berger is a licensed clinical social worker who also has a master’s degree in public health. She has 20 years of experience helping people overcome a wide range of challenges, including marriage and dating issues, prenatal anxiety, postpartum depression, and issues that arise when providing care for elderly parents. Berger helps her clients identify old patterns that are no longer working and replace them with new patterns that help them relieve stress and live happier lives.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Depression
Anxiety
N/A Cost per Session:
$225
Yes Yes

Julia Baum: M.S.Ed., B.F.A., LMHC | Best for improving self-esteem

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Website
347-651-0541

Julia Baum is a licensed mental health counselor who focuses on helping patients improve their self-esteem so that they’re prepared for life’s transitions. She uses a collaborative approach to therapy, involving clients in every step of the treatment process, giving people greater control over their lives and helping them feel comfortable sharing their problems.

What patients say: “I’m so happy that I found Julia. She’s very compassionate, kind and gives really useful advice.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Life Coaching
N/A Cost per session:
15-minute Phone Consultation – Free
55-minute Full Consultation – $150-200
45-minute Individual Session – $150-200
No Yes

III. What You Should Know About Brooklyn Therapy

How are Brooklyn therapists licensed?

New York must meet strict licensing requirements. First, the therapist must complete a master’s or doctoral degree with at least 60 semester hours of content in topics like counseling theory, human growth and development, patient assessment, professional ethics, and group dynamics. Then, the therapist must complete 3,000 hours of supervised training; at least 1,500 of these 3,000 hours must involve direct client contact. After completing the education and training requirements, a therapist must pass the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Examination.

How much does therapy cost in Brooklyn?

In Brooklyn, you can expect to pay anywhere from $125 to $450 per therapy session. Each session typically lasts from 50 to 60 minutes, although some therapists offer longer sessions for an additional fee. Few Brooklyn therapists offer sliding-scale fees based on your income, but about half accept insurance coverage from Aetna, Cigna, BlueCross, and other major insurance companies.

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