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

Aileen Stein

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue

Diana Shapiro

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Languages: English, Spanish

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem, Depression

Babita Spinelli

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

Treatment Approaches: Culturally Sensitive, EMDR, Emotionally Focused, Family / Marital, Gottman Method, Multicultural, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Trauma Focused

State License: New York

Shelby Becker

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

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Somatic

State License: New York

Jonathan Spitz

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

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Dialectical (DBT), Eclectic, Existential, Family Systems, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Narrative, Relational, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

State Licenses: Illinois and New York

Cristina Spataro

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

Treatment Approaches: Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Eclectic, Family / Marital, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

State License: New York

Leyla Gulcur

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

Treatment Approaches: Attachment-based, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Emotionally Focused, Family / Marital, Feminist, Gottman Method, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Multicultural, Psychological Testing and Evaluation, Somatic

State Licenses: Florida and New York

Aaron Skinner-Spain

  • 10 years of Experience
  • United States
  • New York, New York
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Areas of focus: Academic issues, Anxiety, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Grief, Hearing Loss, Immigration Issues, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Trauma / PTSD

Languages: English, Arabic, Spanish

Treatment Approaches: Culturally Sensitive, Emotionally Focused, Humanistic, Multicultural, Psychodynamic, Relational, Trauma Focused

State License: New York

Suzanna Chen

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

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Eclectic, Multicultural, Psychodynamic, Trauma Focused

State License: New York

Janine Ilsley

  • years of Experience
  • United States
  • New York, New York
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Areas of focus: Anxiety, Caregiver Stress, Chronic Pain, Codependency, Coping Skills, Coping With Medical Issues, Depression, Family Conflict, Grief, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Trauma / PTSD

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Integrative, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Psychodynamic, Somatic, Trauma Focused

State Licenses: New Jersey and New York

II. The Best Therapists in New York, NY

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Eight key factors, including credentials, cost, specializations, and availability, were used to assess the best 15 therapists in New York City. Here are a few main points you should consider to receive high-quality, affordable care that meets your needs.

Choosing the Best New York, NY Therapists

Credentials

The best therapists in New York City will have verified credentials to validate their level of professional expertise. To become a licensed therapist in New York State, counselors must complete a master’s or doctoral degree at an accredited institution. They must also complete 3,000 hours of supervised practice to receive licensure.

Accessibility

For therapy to be the most effective, it needs to be convenient and accessible. Flexible hours and the ability to have remote appointments were considered when putting together this list. Most therapists concentrate on specific issues. These were assessed to ensure that you had a wide range of available services to choose from.

Cost

Therapy requires multiple sessions to be effective, which can add up. Therapists were measured for their affordability and payment options, such as per-session fees or monthly subscriptions. The availability of sliding scale rates and whether insurance plans are accepted were taken into account.

Modern MFT: M.A., LMFT | Best for marriage and family therapy

Jennifer Uhrlass Photo

917-708-7088
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Modern MFT specializes in relationship and emotional wellness, using holistic methods to help patients overcome anxiety and navigate challenging life transitions. Marriage and family therapist Jennifer Urhlass aims to create lasting results through three research-based models: Family systems therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and emotionally focused therapy for couples.

What patients say:

“Jennifer is not your average NYC therapist. She’s exceptional! Jennifer is both kind and compassionate. She helps people feel understood and accepted in her presence. She has advanced training that really sets her apart. Be ready to consider new perspectives and to be on your way to feeling healthier and more connected.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Anxiety
Life Transitions
N/A Cost per Session: $330 Yes Yes

Bush Counseling Service: LCSW | Best for postpartum depression

Selena Bush Photo

386-888-6464
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Patients can receive counseling on issues surrounding pregnancy, including postpartum depression, through Bush Counseling. Its team of therapists has over 15 years of experience providing private and personalized mental health services to patients. Telehealth services are offered to provide remote therapy support to those who need it most.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
Aetna
Cigna
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Medicaid
Medicare
Optum
St. Lawrence Lewis Boces
Cost per Session: $90 No Yes

Yuliya Golubev: M.A., LMHC, CASAC | Best for maternal mental health

Yuliya Golubev Photo

718-664 – 3860
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Expectant and new mothers can receive maternal mental health counseling from psychotherapist Yuliya Golubev. Yuliya has served English- and Russian-speaking clients for the past 13 years and offers therapy services to treat anxiety and help couples deal with relationship issues. Therapy for substance abuse is also possible.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
Anxiety
Relationship Issues
Aetna
Cigna
MVP Health Care
Optum
Oxford
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session: $150 Yes Yes

Dr. Lois Horowitz: Ph.D., LCSW | Best for LGBTQ+ therapy

Lois Horowitz Photo

212-366-4468
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For more than 30 years, Dr. Lois Horowitz has provided psychotherapy and couples counseling to clients facing mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and gay and lesbian issues. Horowitz uses research-based psychotherapy techniques to help clients feel stable, secure, and self-confident.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Relationship Issues
Lesbian
N/A Cost per Session: $300 Yes Yes

Eric Linsker: M.A., M.F.A., LMSW | Best for anxiety

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813-291-4975
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Eric Linsker specializes in helping individuals and couples facing anxiety, depression, or relationship issues. He offers a wide range of therapy types to provide patients with accurate and impactful care.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Relationship Issues
Aetna
Beacon
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York
BlueCross and BlueShield
BlueShield of Northeastern New York
Cigna
EmblemHealth
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
GHI
New York State Health Insurance Plan
Oxford
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session: $250 Yes Yes

A Healing Conversation: LCSW | Best for relationship therapy

Andrea B Levin Photo

917-446-1683
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Therapist Andrea Levin treats relationship issues, anxiety, and mood disorders at A Healing Conversation. Levin uses her 18 years of advanced training in couples and family therapy to teach busy New Yorkers ways to incorporate mindfulness into their daily lives.

What patients say:

“Andrea is a wise, warm counselor with a great sense of humor. Your time will be well spent.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Anxiety
Mood Disorders
N/A Cost per Session: $300 Yes Yes

Anna Velychko: LMSW, RYT | Best for trauma and PTSD

Anna Velychko Photo

862-294-4101
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Anna Velychko provides a safe space for patients to process their emotions and deal with trauma, PTSD, self-esteem, and relationship issues. Psychotherapy services are available in English and Russian and designed to cultivate self-awareness and improve feelings of self-worth.

What patients say:

“Excellent listener. Very warm, patient, and friendly.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Trauma and PTSD
Self Esteem
N/A Cost per Session: $160 Yes Yes

Begin at the Beginning Therapy: D.S.W., LCSW, BC-TH | Best for child and adolescent therapy

Natalie Medina-Minton Photo

929-244-9727
Website

Clinical social worker Dr. Natalie Medina-Minton specializes in child and adolescent mental health issues, as well as trauma, PTSD, and relationship challenges. With over 13 years of experience, Medina-Minton’s counseling focuses on empowering patients to overcome past issues that stand in the way of their future well-being.

What patients say:

“Dr. Natalie Medina is an extremely warm, kind, caring, intuitive, understanding, and trustworthy therapist. She has a gift of balancing professionalism with being personable & compassionate. I highly recommend Dr. Medina as she really cares about her clients’ well-being & makes us feel at ease.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Child or Adolescent
Marital and Premarital
Out-of-network reimbursement Cost per Session: ranges from $235-$300

Individual sessions are 50-55 minutes.
Couples and family sessions are 60 minutes

No Yes

Daniel Gaztambide: Psy.D., M.A. | Best for self-esteem and empowerment

Daniel Gaztambide Photo

888-692-9355
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Focusing in on self-esteem, anxiety and relationship Issues, therapist Daniel Gaztambide aims to help clients feel confident and secure. Dr. Gaztambide is an award-winning psychology professor, and he uses the techniques he has cultivated to help patients achieve fulfillment in all areas of their lives.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Anxiety
Self Esteem
N/A Cost per Session: $250 Yes Yes

Shibani Ray-Mazumder: Ph.D., Sc.D. | Best for telepsychology

Dr. Shibani Ray-Mazumder Photo

646-820-9652
Website

Wellness psychology and HIPAA-compliant telepsychology therapy services are provided to New Yorkers by clinical psychologist Shibani Ray-Mazumder. With over 25 years of experience in public and mental health, Dr. Ray-Mazumder combines cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness therapies to assist patients struggling with mental health issues.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Grief
Depression
Stress
Medicare
Optum
Cost per Session: $300 Yes Yes

Vic Torgrimsen: M.A., LCSW-R, DFP | Best for Christian counseling

Vic Torgrimsen Photo

631-651-1551
Website

Vic Torgrimsen is a licensed clinical social worker providing Christian, anxiety and couples counseling to patients. Torgrimsen has been in private practice for the past 15 years and uses personalized counseling to initiate emotional healing.

What patients say:

“I cannot say enough good things about Vic. He helped me face some very hard truths and learn to cope. I would highly recommend seeing him for couples or one on one counseling.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Depression
Spirituality
Beacon
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
Call to ascertain if I am in your Insurance Plan
Cigna
ComPsych
EmblemHealth
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
GHI
Humana
Medicare
Optum
Cost per Session: $60 Yes Yes

Dr. April Brown: Ed.D., LMHC, CST, NCC, BCTMHC | Best for sex therapy

Dr. April Brown Photo

239-565-6921
Website

Dr. April Brown has more than 23 years of experience empowering couples through relationship counseling. Brown specializes in marital and premarital counseling, as well as sex therapy. Patients are guided through the Gottman Methods and Interventions to help increase intimacy in their relationships.

What patients say:

“I love my sessions with Dr. April. She is very kind and considerate and makes me feel at home. She counsels in a non-judgemental manner allowing me to remain autonomous in care and decision making. I have been seen by her for a year and a half, and I will say that I am a much better person because of her guidance.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Marital and Premarital
Sex Therapy
N/A Not Provided No Yes

Julia Baum Therapy: M.S.Ed., B.F.A., LMHC | Best for life coaching

Julia Baum Photo

347-651-0541
Website

Therapist Julia Baum offers life coaching services to help patients increase their self-esteem and grow. She uses cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to help patients with issues of anxiety and depression.

What patients say:

“I’ve worked with Julia for the past year, and I’ve never had a therapist get me to where I am today like she has. She is incredibly dedicated and invested in seeing me succeed in moving forward. Her compassion, solutions-oriented & direct style is so helpful.”

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

Emily Rosen: M.S.W., LCSW-R | Best for neurofeedback therapy

Emily S Rosen Photo

917-746-0197
Website

Psychotherapist Emily Rosen provides assistance with anxiety and depression issues and help navigating life transitions. With over 24 years of experience, Rosen provides counseling through a variety of techniques, including neurofeedback and Gestalt therapy.

What patients say:

“Emily’s presence creates an environment of trust, comfort and the desire to open to deep work and exploration. She is a social worker, a psychotherapist who has studied many forms of psychotherapy, an expert on adoption (helping people to navigate the practical and emotional aspects of the journey), and an expert in neurofeedback therapy.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Life Transitions
N/A Cost per Session: $250 Yes Yes

Tina Staley: LCSW | Best for depression

Tina Staley Photo

919-752-4080
Website

Tina Staley has 25 years of professional counseling experience helping individuals learn coping skills and overcome depression and anxiety. She offers end-of-life counseling to help individuals manage fear and find acceptance during their final days.

What patients say:

“Tina responded only a few hours after I reached out to her. We connected quickly as she listened while I shared my goals. She proposed an agenda and gave me the option to consider it. There was no pressure from her whatsoever. Our meetings have been enriching and enlightening.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Coping Skills
Anxiety
Depression
N/A Cost per Session: $200 Yes Yes

III. What You Should Know About New York City Therapy

How are New York City therapists licensed?

Therapists in New York are licensed through the Board of Mental Health Practitioners. To become a licensed mental health counselor, prospective therapists must obtain a master’s or doctoral degree and complete the New York counselor training program. In addition to completing 3,000 hours of supervised practice, they must pass the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam (NCMHCE).

How much does therapy cost in New York City?

A few therapists in New York City accept major insurance plans to cover the cost of counseling sessions. Without insurance coverage, you can expect to pay an average of $216 per session in NYC, although some therapists may offer sessions for $100 or less. Certain counselors provide a free initial consultation to evaluate your issues and determine if you are a good fit for each other. Many therapists will offer a sliding scale fee adjustment if you can’t afford treatment. This service may not be advertised on their website, so it’s worthwhile to ask. Understanding the cost of therapy treatments upfront can help you avoid any surprises down the road.

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