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.


Lynne Rutstein

LCSW, CASAC
24 years experience
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
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 24 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

Jessica Scott

MA, LMHC
7 years experience
Congratulations on taking the first step in what can seem like a daunting process. Finding a therapist can seem overwhelming and it’s important that you connect with someone you can trust, someone you don’t feel judged by and someone who will be equally invested in your growth. I understand the stressors, barriers and mental/emotional blocks that can make it a challenge for us to unlock our potential and live our best lives, but I also believe... Read More
Congratulations on taking the first step in what can seem like a daunting process. Finding a therapist can seem overwhelming and it’s important that you connect with someone you can trust, someone you don’t feel judged by and someone who... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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

Twila Quaid

LMHC
5 years experience
Hello, my name is Twila Quaid. You will not have to go through this journey alone, you will be met with compassion and understanding to find peace. I will honor your own pace & process, and help you transform and infuse your life to give it new meaning. It’s ok if right now you feel anxious, scared, lost, depressed, or alone, you have come to the right place. ... Read More
Hello, my name is Twila Quaid. You will not have to go through this journey alone, you will be met with compassion and understanding to find peace. I will honor your own pace & process, and help you transform... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Joseph Sherry

LCSW
19 years experience
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
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.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years

Karan Foti

LCSW, CASAC-T, LMHC
12 years experience
I am a dedicated social worker in the mental health field. I have over 16 years of experience in mental health. I believe that each person has the ability to heal. Healing happens in the context of a good relationship. I come from a biopsychosocial and person centered model using a solution focus and motivational interviewing approach in addition to other practice skills I have outlined below. I am currently working as a therapist... Read More
I am a dedicated social worker in the mental health field. I have over 16 years of experience in mental health. I believe that each person has the ability to heal. Healing happens in the context of a good relationship.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Thelma Costello

MS, LMHC, SAP
35 years experience
Thelma Costello is a Licensed Mental Health Specialist specializing in depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, and addiction. I maintain an office in the greater Albany, New York area. I have been in the field for more than 35 years. I am a graduate of Capella University with a degree in Psychology and Addiction issues, and have studied advanced human behavior at Capella University in a doctoral program along with doctoral courses in Addiction at... Read More
Thelma Costello is a Licensed Mental Health Specialist specializing in depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, and addiction. I maintain an office in the greater Albany, New York area. I have been in the field for more than 35 years.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 35 years

Rachael Hyatt

LCSW
4 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker living and practicing in New York City for over 4 years. I have helped clients with a broad range of concerns including anxiety, stress, relationship issues, depression, grief, loss and living with chronic illness. I completed a masters degree in Social Work at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. After my studies, I started my career working as a hospital social worker in various areas of... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker living and practicing in New York City for over 4 years. I have helped clients with a broad range of concerns including anxiety, stress, relationship issues, depression, grief, loss and living with chronic... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Jodi Weisberger

LCSW
21 years experience
Take a deep breath. You've come to the right place, you're not alone and I'm going to help you. Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, angry and/or depressed? Life can be challenging and often we find ourselves overwhelmed by what has come our way. Have you ever heard the quote "we cannot control the wind but we can adjust our sails", written by various authors. A therapeutic relationship is based on... Read More
Take a deep breath. You've come to the right place, you're not alone and I'm going to help you. Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, angry and/or depressed? Life can be challenging and often we find ourselves overwhelmed... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 21 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.