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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Sheina Schochet

Sheina Schochet, LMHC

Life doesn't always go as planned, and that can be really hard to deal with, ESPECIALLY on your own! That's where I come in: Hi, I'm Sheina. I'm a licensed mental health counselor, licensed in New York and Florida, with close to 10 years of experience in counseling services. I have worked with clients of all ages, dealing with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, self-esteem difficulties, unhealthy body-image, and more. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Rebecca Ruchames

Rebecca Ruchames, LCSW, MSW

"The mind is everything, what you think you become." -Buddha I am a LCSW-C and try to live my life by these words and my practice. If you want something in your life that is missing, you can get it, and hopefully I can help you with that. I have experience in family therapy, forensics, psychiatric disorders, and in private practice. Depending on what you are going through, I would use the proper model of therapy Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Nicolas Gurley

Nicolas Gurley, LMHC

Hello. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York. I completed my degree in 2014. My full license was obtained in 2016. I have been counseling professionally for only a few years, but I feel I have been helping others overcome difficulties in their lives for a lot longer. I am a naturally empathetic listener. One of my best attributes as a counselor is the ability to understand the problem Read More...
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  • Languages: English, French
  • Experience: 3 years


Olga Iof

Olga Iof, LMHC, CAPP

Hello, my name is Olga. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York, with Master’s degrees in General and Clinical Psychology and Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology. I have experiences working with adults, children and teenagers, as well as families. As an immigrant myself, I also have an appreciation and understanding of unique challenges immigrants experience in a new country. In my practice, Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Russian
  • Experience: 9 years


Kellyanne Brady

Kellyanne Brady, LMHC, NCC

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York. I have over six years experience working with individuals with mental health concerns. I have worked with clients who have been diagnosed with a wide range of disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, addiction, and personality disorders. I have also worked with individuals experiencing difficulty coping with life transitions, anger management issues, and self-esteem concerns. I define my approach to Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Heather Abreu

Heather Abreu, MSEd., LMHC

Hello. I know life can at times feel overwhelming and difficult to navigate on your own. I am so happy that you are taking the step to begin working through whatever concerns you may have. When we meet, I hope that you will find a safe place where we can explore these concerns and develop a plan that will have you living your best life. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years


Joseph Sherry

Joseph Sherry, LCSW

Welcome, and thank you for choosing me to assist you. I am Joseph (Joe) Sherry, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Pennsylvania and New York who has worked in the mental health field since January 2000. I am an active, energetic person, social person who enjoys spending time with my three children. I have worked with families, individuals and older adults. Specializing in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years


Velma Jones

Velma Jones, MSW, LCSW-R

I am a licensed psychotherapist and certified life coach, who has over 21 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 18 years, I have worked as a Professor of Graduate Social Work Studies in three major academic institutions. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 21 years


Jorge Abreu

Jorge Abreu, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.

The decision to start the journey of introspection, self-evaluation and enhanced life is a serious and all-encompassing. The details of this journey are both rich in quality and complex in their uniqueness. However, harvesting the fruits of this labor is the sweetest recompense! The journey begins with an attempt, and a wish to connect to another. I can be that connection, and it remains my honor to partake in such journey! I Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 30 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.