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.


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

Amanda Andrews

MS, LMHC, CRC
6 years experience
Hello. I am a certified rehabilitation counselor and a licensed mental health counselor. I have been in the field for six years. I have worked in various settings including: out-patient, in-patient chemical dependency and in-patient mental health, day treatment programs and the emergency department. I have worked with a wide variety of individuals struggling with trauma, chemical dependency, mood and anxiety disorders, autism, ADHD, schizophrenia, relationship and family issues, gender identity, career and education, and... Read More
Hello. I am a certified rehabilitation counselor and a licensed mental health counselor. I have been in the field for six years. I have worked in various settings including: out-patient, in-patient chemical dependency and in-patient mental health, day treatment programs... 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

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

Deborah Unger

LMSW
12 years experience
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, Bereavement, and Career challenges. I am Certified in Problem Solving Therapy (PST). My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines Cognitive-Behavioral, Humanistic, Psychodynamic and problem solving therapy.... Read More
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, Bereavement, and Career challenges.... 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

Jennifer Moragas

LMHC, CASAC
6 years experience
Hello and Welcome! I want to share a bit about myself and educational background with you. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York. I also hold a credential in addictions (CASAC). I earned my master's degree in mental health from Walden University in 2012. My undergraduate degree is from Kean University in the field of Elementary Education and Psychology. I always fascinated with human behavior.... Read More
Hello and Welcome! I want to share a bit about myself and educational background with you. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York. I also hold a credential in addictions (CASAC). I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Demire Coffin-Williams

LMHC
4 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York. I operate from several treatment including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy and Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). I Received my Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling and chose to obtain an additional specialty in Sexual Orientation. I am able to work with individuals and couples/relationships both straight and LGBTQ as well as monogamous and polyamorous for... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York. I operate from several treatment including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy and Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). I Received my... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Mike Pfisterer

LCSW
3 years experience
I look to help you identify your strengths and utilize them so that you can achieve your desired outcomes. My approach is to utilize multidimensional psychodynamic tools based upon your life course and inherent difficulties. In conjunction with the client, goals will be developed and guidance will be provided in order to achieve the optimal short term gains and long term growth. I primarily utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, social learning theory and task based theory... Read More
I look to help you identify your strengths and utilize them so that you can achieve your desired outcomes. My approach is to utilize multidimensional psychodynamic tools based upon your life course and inherent difficulties. In conjunction with the client,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Megan Balcarczyk

LMHC
6 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York, and earned my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2012. I have a total of 6 years counseling experience during which I have worked with a wide variety of individuals, including those dealing with issues of substance abuse, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, mood disorders, and psychotic disorders. My counseling... Read More
Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York, and earned my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2012. I have a total of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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.