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.

Michelle Friedman

Michelle Friedman, LCSW

Hello, my name is Michelle Friedman and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the states of New York and Florida. I use a person-centered approach through the use of cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and mindfulness-based therapy. I have worked in community mental health, substance abuse treatment, and residential school environments as well as within the criminal justice and healthcare systems over the past ten years providing counseling services to adults, adolescents and Read More...
Hello, my name is Michelle Friedman and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the states of New York and Florida. I use a person-centered approach through the use of cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and mindfulness-based therapy. I Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Lynne  Rutstein

Lynne Rutstein, LCSW, CASAC

My name is Lynne Rutstein and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse counselor. I have a BA from Syracuse University , a Masters Degree in Social Work from NYU , completed my addiction training at The New School for Social Research , did my fellowship at NYU Medical School for psychoanalysis and attended CCDBT in NYC for DBT therapy. I have Read More...
My name is Lynne Rutstein and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse counselor. I have a BA from Syracuse University , a Masters Degree in Social Work from NYU Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 24 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 24 years


Diana Diaz

Diana Diaz, LCSW

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years experience in counseling. I have worked with chronically ill clients focusing on their motivation for self-care. These clients had a myriad of physical and mental health disorders including substance abuse. I also work with adults who are having a difficult time navigating major life events. I like to believe that some individuals need a little help in becoming motivated to change. Read More...
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years experience in counseling. I have worked with chronically ill clients focusing on their motivation for self-care. These clients had a myriad of physical and mental health disorders Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years


Amelia Peck

Amelia Peck, LMFT

My name is Amelia Peck, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Western New York. I love being in a profession that helps people get through tough situations with extra support. I have practiced for nearly 10 years helping people work through anxiety, relationship issues, and many other areas that can make us feel stuck in our journey. Therapy is a wonderful, and confidential, way to explore why you are where you Read More...
My name is Amelia Peck, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Western New York. I love being in a profession that helps people get through tough situations with extra support. I have practiced for nearly 10 Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Brandon Jones

Brandon Jones, LCSW

Many of my therapeutic techniques draw from Rogerian Person-Centered Therapy. That means my sessions tend to be client-led; where we focus on what’s important to you and we move at your pace. In line with Person-Centered Therapy, my sessions are full of empathy, unconditional positive regard, active listening, and reflection. The result of this is that I quickly build a very strong therapeutic alliance with my clients, who comment that I am Read More...
Many of my therapeutic techniques draw from Rogerian Person-Centered Therapy. That means my sessions tend to be client-led; where we focus on what’s important to you and we move at your pace. In line with Person-Centered Therapy, my Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Aryeh Minkin

Aryeh Minkin, LMFT

Are you feeling down? Are there relationship issues in your life? Perhaps there's problems with your child, spouse, partner, family member or friend. I will work with you to meet your specific needs. My name is Aryeh (pronounced AR-yay.) I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in New York. I help people understand and cope with a variety of mild, moderate or severe life circumstances and/or emotional, behavioral or cognitive concerns. I specialize Read More...
Are you feeling down? Are there relationship issues in your life? Perhaps there's problems with your child, spouse, partner, family member or friend. I will work with you to meet your specific needs. My name is Aryeh (pronounced AR-yay.) Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years


Vicki Wolfe

Vicki Wolfe, LMHC, CASAC

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in New York State. I mostly have experience in working with adults. I also have experience working with couples and families. Some clinical issues I have the most experience in include substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and stress management. My main focus in my treatment approach centers around the establishment of a therapeutic relationship with the person I'm working with. I Read More...
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in New York State. I mostly have experience in working with adults. I also have experience working with couples and families. Some clinical issues I have Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years


Christine Harris

Christine Harris, LCSW, BC-TMH

I’m here to give you tools and resources to help you to live better. As a licensed therapist, my job is to provide 2 services: To help you resolve an immediate problem, e.g., a relationship break-up or losing your job. The second service – sometimes the more important service – is to help you learn how, what to do and why this challenge was presented to you. My job is to work myself out of a job because Read More...
I’m here to give you tools and resources to help you to live better. As a licensed therapist, my job is to provide 2 services: To help you resolve an immediate problem, e.g., a relationship break-up or losing your job. The second Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years


Jeannie Burdick-Cummings

Jeannie Burdick-Cummings, MA, LMHC, CCPT

I am a licensed mental health counselor and certified clinical trauma professional in NY and have been in the field for 34 years. I have extensive experience working with diverse populations; all walks of life, ages and abilities. The majority of my experience has been with a college population providing individual counseling and crisis intervention for those struggling with depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, other mood disorders, personality disorders, trauma, Read More...
I am a licensed mental health counselor and certified clinical trauma professional in NY and have been in the field for 34 years. I have extensive experience working with diverse populations; all walks of life, ages Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 34 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 34 years


Staci Davis

Staci Davis, RLCSW

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years experience. I have an active private practice and work with a variety of mental health concerns. I have extensive experience working with teenagers and families. I can offer a flexible schedule and am eager to help clients manage stress in their lives. I have experience with parenting issues, relationship issues and couples counseling. I can offer stress management strategies Read More...
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years experience. I have an active private practice and work with a variety of mental health concerns. I have extensive experience working with teenagers and families. I Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years


sandy gartin

Sandy Gartin , MA, MFT

I’ve been practicing for the past 12 years. Half the time in Los Angeles and Half the time in NYC. I spent the time prior to my being in private practice as an ABC Network Executive and an Independent Film Producer both in NYC and Los Angeles.

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

nancy

Nancy Colier , LCSW, Reverend

Nancy Colier is a psychotherapist, interfaith minister, author, public speaker, mindfulness teacher and relationship coach. A longtime student of Eastern spirituality, mindfulness practices form the ground of her work.

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 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.