Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in New York City, New York

Find a therapist in New York City, New York  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in New York City to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Jacqueline Tasca

LCSW
20 years experience
First, let me say I'm here for you. You've taken the first steps toward dealing with the issues that are giving you difficulty and I know this is not easy. So, good for you. My name is Jacqueline Tasca. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from New York. I received my masters in social work from Adelphi University. I've worked as a social work director for a number of years previously but I stopped because... Read More
First, let me say I'm here for you. You've taken the first steps toward dealing with the issues that are giving you difficulty and I know this is not easy. So, good for you. My name is Jacqueline Tasca. I'm... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Velma Jones

MSW, LCSW-R
22 years experience
I am a licensed psychotherapist and certified life coach, who has over 22 years of experience counseling clients of all ages with respect to the varied concerns and/or challenges they may be confronting. Additionally, I have advanced clinical training in the areas of children, adolescents, and families. Plus, over the past 19 years, I have worked as a Professor of Graduate Social Work Studies in three major academic institutions. My... Read More
I am a licensed psychotherapist and certified life coach, who has over 22 years of experience counseling clients of all ages with respect to the varied concerns and/or challenges they may be confronting. Additionally, I have advanced clinical... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 22 years

David Ochshorn

LCSW
19 years experience
Life is filled with obstacles that have to be negotiated on a daily basis in order for us to move forward. I've helped adolescents, adults and couples do this by working through- and in developing coping strategies to use in addressing- many issues, including low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, related mood disorders, addiction, loss, grief, severe mental illness, trauma, family conflict and uncertainty about a direction in life. Through 'straight'- honest- talk, deep reflection, exploration, identification... Read More
Life is filled with obstacles that have to be negotiated on a daily basis in order for us to move forward. I've helped adolescents, adults and couples do this by working through- and in developing coping strategies to use in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years

Lauren Stanley

LMHC
3 years experience
I am a mental health counselor licensed in New York State with primary experience working with adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, mood instability, addiction and both childhood and adult trauma. My counseling style is empathetic and sincere. I believe in treating anyone with respect, compassion and a lack of judgement. In my work I utilize a combination of a cognitive-behavioral, compassion focused and psychodynamic approach. ... Read More
I am a mental health counselor licensed in New York State with primary experience working with adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, mood instability, addiction and both childhood and adult trauma. My... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Diana Ciavarella

LMHC
5 years experience
Hi! My name is Diana, and I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor here to help you navigate this thing called life. Collaboratively we can cultivate growth, by exploring and processing your experiences, and creating an individualized plan for developing solutions to aid you in achieving your goals and improving your overall well-being. After attaining my license in Clinical... Read More
Hi! My name is Diana, and I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor here to help you navigate this thing called life. Collaboratively we can cultivate growth, by exploring and processing your... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Allyson Puzzo

LMHC
8 years experience
Therapy can be a difficult step, and even more difficult to find a therapist you connect with. I work to develop a therapeutic relationship in which realizations can occur and positive changes can be made. I have experience with both group and individuals, and the intention is always to help enhance the client's current level of functioning and overall condition. My areas of expertise include behavioral issues, childhood trauma, insecure attachments, familial issues, relationship... Read More
Therapy can be a difficult step, and even more difficult to find a therapist you connect with. I work to develop a therapeutic relationship in which realizations can occur and positive changes can be made. I have experience with... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Monica Natarajan

M.S., LPC, LMHC
10 years experience
Monica Natarajan, M.S., LPC, LMHC, is a licensed therapist in the State of New Jersey and New York. She has 10 years of experience practicing mental health counseling. She graduated from Touro College in New York with a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has been providing mental health treatment in several settings, including outpatient community clinics, inpatient hospitalization, and supportive housing facilities. She is experienced in working with clients... Read More
Monica Natarajan, M.S., LPC, LMHC, is a licensed therapist in the State of New Jersey and New York. She has 10 years of experience practicing mental health counseling. She graduated from Touro College in New York with a Master... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 10 years

Dr. Elie Cohen

PhD
11 years experience
Hello, and thank you for your interest in my profile and practice. Seeking therapy can be a scary process, and many people are hesitant for a number of reasons. Whether you are dealing with unusually stressful life events, thinking about making changes in your life or relationships, or have been dealing with problematic anxiety or depression for a while, it can be very productive to meet with someone. It is important to find someone with... Read More
Hello, and thank you for your interest in my profile and practice. Seeking therapy can be a scary process, and many people are hesitant for a number of reasons. Whether you are dealing with unusually stressful life events, thinking about... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Lisa Slater

LCSW
23 years experience
I am an individual and family therapist who has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults. I have been in the field for over 23 years, working in outpatient mental health settings as well as schools and residential treatment facilities. The adults I have helped have struggled with issues around relationships, stress, depression, anxiety, divorce, trauma, loss amongst others. I utilize a Cognitive Behavioral approach to help clients reframe their thinking and... Read More
I am an individual and family therapist who has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults. I have been in the field for over 23 years, working in outpatient mental health settings as well as schools and residential... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 23 years

Diana Klebanoff

LCSW-R, Certified, trauma, specialist
30 years experience
Hello! My name is Diana, a licensed certified social worker with over thirty years of experience. I am passionate about the importance of developing a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients. My greatest joy is seeing my clients grow into their fullest potential! In order to achieve this, I will tailor the therapeutic approach to your wants and needs. After all, this is a joint journey that requires honesty and feedback from you... Read More
Hello! My name is Diana, a licensed certified social worker with over thirty years of experience. I am passionate about the importance of developing a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients. My greatest joy is seeing my clients... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years

Robert E Power, Jr.

Pastoral Counselor
10 years experience

The aim of Impac Christian Counseling is to help people regain a sense of hope for their life that is found in Jesus Christ. Our experience enables us to offer effective outpatient individualized care. We treat a number of mental health challenges, and provide a neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples. We believe that God's Word offers us every solution to life's difficult experiences.

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The aim of Impac Christian Counseling is to help people regain a sense of hope for their life that is found in Jesus Christ. Our experience enables us to offer effective outpatient individualized care. We treat a number of mental health challenges, and provide a neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples. We believe that God's Word offers us every solution to life's difficult experiences.

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

An Overview of Mental Health in New York City

Finding a mental health professional can be a challenge in any city. New York City presents its own unique challenges. The good news is, there are experienced and professional counselors available and ready to help you confront your issues and improve your mental health.

Living in a bustling city like New York can be an amazing experience. New York offers some of the best rated restaurants and bars in the world. It is rich with culture and entertainment. It also offers some of the most fulfilling career opportunities in the United States. However, it also can be exceptionally stressful and demanding.

Mental Health Statistics for NYC

One of the cornerstones of a rewarding life is optimal mental health. Unfortunately, 1 out of 5 New Yorkers are said to suffer from mental health disorders and 8% battle depression. As of 2015, there were almost 240,00 New Yorkers suffering from a serious mental illness. Of these, only 39% actually received treatment. Most were treated for schizophrenia (50.2%), bipolar disorder (18.1%) or some type of depression (18.3%).

Sadly, over 60% of people with a serious mental illness did not get treatment at all. Of those who got treatment, about a third received counseling and medication. The rest received either medications or counseling.

There are a few reasons why those with mental disorders did not receive treatment. Some did not have insurance, or their insurance didn’t cover mental health. Some were not aware that there were providers available who could help them with their mental health. Finally, some just weren’t able to find a mental health professional.

What Makes New York Unique When it Comes to Mental Health?

There are several factors unique to New York that make its residents more susceptible to mental health issues. These factors range from climate to socio-economic status.

  • Scientists have found that climate can affect mental health. New York faces unique climate challenges such as heat waves, rising sea levels, power outages, and poor air quality. These factors may lead to fluctuations in mental health issues among residents of New York City.
  • Income: Mental illness is the leading cause for disability in New York City. Studies have shown that people from lower-income families will be less likely to seek treatment and may suffer from debilitating mental illness. People in New York’s lowest-income neighborhoods are twice as likely to suffer from a mental illness than those in affluent neighborhoods.
  • Education: Those across the city, regardless of education level, are liable to suffer from a mental illness. However, those with better education have better access to healthcare and are therefore more likely to seek treatment.

Divorce Rate in New York City

New York actually has one of the lowest divorce rates in the country at 12.9 per 1,000 married people. One theory is that this is simply because of the strict alimony laws in New York. However, it could also be that New York offers a wealth of mental health services compared to other parts of the country.

This low divorce rate could also have something to do with the benefits of marriage counseling. New York City has an abundance of mental health professionals who specialize in marriage counseling. Marriage counseling can be integral in saving a marriage. It is always best for a couple to attempt counseling prior to filing for divorce.

Mental Health Resources in New York City

There are currently over 8,000 mental health professionals in New York. The only state with more is California, and it is much larger than New York. This gives an indication of how prevalent mental health issues are in New York City.

There are many clinics and hospitals to choose from depending on what part of the city you live in. There are also non-profit organizations that offer mental health services to those without insurance.

Challenges of Finding a Suitable Therapist in NYC

There are thousands of mental health providers listed online. They all say they are the best and boast about their excellent patient reviews. It’s hard to know which provider is the best one for you.

You may have a referral service through your health insurance that is designed to assist you in finding a therapist. This requires you to fill out forms and spend hours on the phone only to learn that the mental health providers in your network do not have any openings in the foreseeable future.

Our directory helps you navigate through the process of finding a therapist in New York. We provide mental health resources for residents of New York City who seek therapy or the advice of a mental health professional.