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.

Susan Candiloro

Susan Candiloro, LCSW,

Hi, I'm Susan, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New York and I am so glad that you are considering reaching out to me! I hope that you will find me to be a good match for you and that we can start getting to know each other. I am confident that I can help you start feeling better and living life more fully! A little about me...I received my Master's Degree in Social Work in 2000. Since then, I have worked i Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 18 years


Darci Alston

Darci Alston, LMHC, CASAC,

Hi there! My name is Darci Alston. I am currently living in upstate New York. I am a military spouse and a mother who has been counseling for 4 years. I understand how amazing and stressful military life is. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in New York. I received my Master of Arts from Hawaii Pacific University. I have been working in the field of both mental health and substance abuse. I Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 4 years


Wendy Skillern

Wendy Skillern, LCSW,

Thank you for visiting my profile! Life can be very stressful and overwhelming at times. I will work collaboratively with you to help you you get relief from depression, anxiety, relationship or family issues, recent or past traumas, or particularly difficult life transitions. My approach is strengths-based, using solution-focused techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 10 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 Processing Therapy and solution focused tech 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. My areas Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 21 years


Victoria Hammer

Victoria Hammer, LMHC,

I am a licensed mental health counselor in New York with over 8 years of experience working as a therapist and care manager. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, life changes and career challenges. I also helped many young adults with navigating the specific challenges faced when graduating from college, finding a job and navigating the next phase of their lives. My counseling style is warm and in Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 8 years


Deborah Unger

Deborah Unger, LMSW,

I have been a Licensed Master Social Worker for over 10 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Sports Performance, Memory Loss, Weight Loss, Substance Abuse, and Career challenges. I am Certified in Problem Solving Therapy (PST). I also helped many people who have experience caring for loved one who was dying and then the grieving process thereafter. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 12 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


Ugochi Okorie

Ugochi Okorie, LCSW,

Taking the leap to seek help is not an easy task. But, you did it. And, I'm here to help. I understand just how hard it can be especially if you can barely get out of bed in the morning, are dealing with major life changes, feel paralyzed by worries or are really struggling in your romantic relationships. My fundamental aim is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space because this is the foundation of any successful helping relationship. Once established, we can use our time to Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 6 years


Cortney Bota

Cortney Bota, LMHC,

Hello, my name is Cortney. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have been working as a mental health therapist for 6 years. Most of my experience has been working in community clinics, working with adult clients. My experience includes working with clients with a wide range of mental health disorders (mild life stressors, change, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, bipolar, psychosis, trauma, anger management, co-occurring disorders). My education includes a B Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 6 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.