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.


Dr. Nichole Schermerhorn

LMHC
20 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State. I hold a Doctorate degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Human Services Counseling. I have been in practice for over 20 years and I really enjoy helping people. My counseling style is warm, positive, conversational and collaborative. I have worked in a variety of settings providing psychotherapy for those struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, stress management, career struggles,... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State. I hold a Doctorate degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Human Services Counseling. I have been in practice for over 20 years and I really... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Margaret Morrow

LMHC
10 years experience
Hello! I am happy that you are here. Counseling is a great first step to help making life changes. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State. I have over 10 years of experience working with individuals of all ages. I have provided therapy for a wide range of issues including treating Depression, Anxiety, family and parenting difficulties, stress management and addressing life changes. I have extensive experience in the treatment of... Read More
Hello! I am happy that you are here. Counseling is a great first step to help making life changes. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State. I have over 10 years of experience working with individuals... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Dakota Christopher

LMHC
10 years experience
I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor who has a passion for helping people. I have worked in the human service field for almost 10 years. I have experience working with adolescents, young adults and adults. I have experience working with individuals diagnosed with anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, bipolar disorders, substance use disorders, and specialize in co-occurring disorders. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy approach to counseling. I believe change comes from gaining... Read More
I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor who has a passion for helping people. I have worked in the human service field for almost 10 years. I have experience working with adolescents, young adults and adults. I have experience working... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Vicki Wolfe

LMHC, CASAC
13 years experience
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
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Emma Rosenbloom

LMHC
3 years experience
Hi and Welcome! You have already taken the first step to healing. Therapy can be a great space to talk openly and freely with no judgement. My goal as a therapist is to provide that space for you to feel safe, supported and understood. If you are experiencing sadness, anxiety, struggles in relationships, difficulty with day-to-day tasks or just feeling overwhelmed with life- I am here to help! My name is Emma Rosenbloom. I earned my... Read More
Hi and Welcome! You have already taken the first step to healing. Therapy can be a great space to talk openly and freely with no judgement. My goal as a therapist is to provide that space for you to feel... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Ashley Warren

LCSW
14 years experience
Hello and thank you for the opportunity to get to know me! I completed my undergraduate at an all women's college in New York, double majoring in psychology and criminal justice. I then pursued my MSW at SUNY Albany and have since been in the social work field. I have over 14 years of experience in the mental health arena. My primary focus has been with trauma informed care, as well... Read More
Hello and thank you for the opportunity to get to know me! I completed my undergraduate at an all women's college in New York, double majoring in psychology and criminal justice. I then pursued my MSW at SUNY... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

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

Janita Ramar

LMHC, CASAC-T
6 years experience
Hi there! My name is Janita Ramar and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with experience working with individuals with a host of mental health diagnoses including (depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorders) as well as stress-related difficulties, trauma-related issues, and substance use disorders. The stigma associated with obtaining mental health treatment can be discouraging at times, so I applaud you for finding the strength to seek help and focus on YOU! My main focus during... Read More
Hi there! My name is Janita Ramar and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with experience working with individuals with a host of mental health diagnoses including (depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorders) as well as stress-related difficulties, trauma-related issues,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Velma Jones

MSW, LCSW-R
21 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: 21 years

Carlina Leon

LMHC, BCN
20 years experience
I am Carlina, licensed mental health counselor, and a stand for the recovery of survivors of gender and sex-related crimes. I have dedicated my life to working with survivors, providing tools, facilitating the process of recovery, and supporting the legalization of immigration status. I am all about results for your life and finding the most effective tools and strategies to help you thrive, and I am here to create a treatment protocol designed UNIQUELY for... Read More
I am Carlina, licensed mental health counselor, and a stand for the recovery of survivors of gender and sex-related crimes. I have dedicated my life to working with survivors, providing tools, facilitating the process of recovery, and supporting the legalization... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 20 years

Desiree Woehrle

LCSW
10 years experience
I help overwhelmed adults and emerging-adults challenge negative thinking and take better care of themselves so they can build happier lives personally, professionally and creatively. Read More
I help overwhelmed adults and emerging-adults challenge negative thinking and take better care of themselves so they can build happier lives personally, professionally and creatively. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Robert E Power, Jr.

PH.D. Certified Christian 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. Attachments area Read More
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. Attachments area Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Sandy Gartin

MA, MFT
12 years experience
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. Read More
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. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Nancy Colier

LCSW, Reverend
25 years experience
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. Read More
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. Read More
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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.