Find low cost therapy services in NYC

Finding an affordable therapist in NYC can be difficult. Most private practice therapists charge between $125 - $250+ per session and finding in-network therapists can feel like a wild goose chase: health insurance websites are often outdated and inaccurate, and those who are in-network are hardly ever accepting new patients because their services are so in-demand.

If you do not have the financial means to afford the typical NYC therapy fees, consider finding therapists who offer sliding scale fees. Sliding scale fees are a range of lowered fees that a therapist is willing to accept for clients with limited resources.

If sliding scales are still above what you can afford, below are institutes that offer need and income-based low cost therapy services. Most of these sessions are provided by non-profits and therapist training institutions. You can also find affordable therapy for OCD and low fee eating disorder treatments.

 
 

Affordable Therapy Services in Manhattan

Low cost therapy for college students

Karen Horney Clinic

The Karen Horney Clinic was named after Karen Horney, MD, who was a pioneer in psychoanalysis. The clinic is a not-for-profit organization that aims to provide low-cost therapy services to those from all socioeconomic classes, as well as provide advanced training and opportunities for graduates of doctoral, social work, and mental health counseling programs. Treatment is available for depression, anxiety, phobias, sleep disturbances, OCD, PTSD, and many more. The Clinic also provides services for college mental health, children and adolescents, and those who have experienced trauma. 

Focus areas
Adult, children, adolescents, college mental health, trauma

Fees
The Karen Horney Clinic accepts different insurance plans, including Aetna, Affinity, Amida Care, BCBS, Emblemhealth, Fidelis, GHI, Healthfirst, Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare, MVP, Metro Plus, the Empire Plan, and Wellcare. For those who don’t have insurance, there is a flat fee of $75 for the initial intake appointment. Then, a budget worksheet is prepared and completed for the Admissions Committee, who will then determine a sliding scale fee for ongoing therapy sessions. For students at Hunter College who don’t have insurance, the initial intake fee is $50, and each ongoing session is also $50. 

Location
329 E. 62nd Street
New York, NY 10065

Contact information
M - F: 9am to 9pm
212.838.4333

The Gestalt Center

The Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and training is the first chartered non-profit institution to offer therapeutic services and training completely within a Gestalt framework in New York. The center’s goals include educating and training students in Gestalt theory and to provide low-cost therapy through their Treatment Center to those who could otherwise not afford treatment. The therapists at the Gestalt Center include licensed social workers, psychologists, counselors, and psychoanalysts. They are skilled professionals from diverse ethnic, cultural, and personal backgrounds. Some of the therapists are bilingual. 

Focus areas
Reduced fee referral service, special student rates

Fees
At the Gestalt Center, fees are on a sliding scale basis. There is a one-time initial intake fee of $40. The center also has special student rates. 

Location
37 E 28th St #408
New York, NY 10016

Contact information
212.387.9429
 


Low cost therapy for LGBTQ folks

IHI Therapy Center

The Institute for Human Identity has been serving LGBTQ-identified people for three decades. It practices therapy that affirms and respects the needs of LGBTQ people and their families through individual and group counseling and  therapy geared toward folks in the entertainment industry. The founder of the institute was part of the movement to remove homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, where it was previously listed as a disorder.

Focus areas
LGBTQ, reduced fee psychotherapy, low fees for entertainment professionals

Fees
Fee-for-service; sliding scale based on your annual income

Location
322 8th Ave. Suite 802
New York, NY 10001

Contact information
Telephone: 212.243.2830
Email: info@ihitherapy.org

The Institute for Family Health (IFH)

The Institute of Family Health (IFH) is a non-profit organization with 32 health centers located in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, and Dutchess and Ulster Counties in the Mid-Hudson Valley. They aim to improve access to health care for the underserved and poor populations in New York City. They offer primary care, behavioral health, and dental care. They also have two free clinics that are open on Saturday mornings for those who do not have insurance, one located in the Bronx and one in Manhattan. For the LGBTQ community, IFH’s health centers offer services beyond mental healthcare, such as primary care, behavioral health, HIV services, testing and treatment for STIs, and hormone treatment for patients interested in gender transition.

Focus areas
Children, adolescents, adults, and families, LGBTQ, homeless

Fees
The Institute of Family Health (IFH )accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and most insurance plans including Aetna, United Healthcare, Emblem Health, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. It is recommended that one calls before scheduling an appointment to make sure your insurance plan is accepted. For those with no insurance, the IFH provides a sliding-fee discount program based on income and family size.

Locations (Manhattan)
The Institute for Family Health at 17th Street: 230 West 17th St (between 7th & 8th Ave), New York, NY 10011
Family Health Center of Harlem: 1824 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10035
Sidney Hillman/Phillips Family Practice: 16 East 16th St, New York, NY 10003
Amsterdam Family Health Center: 690 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025
The Institute for Family Health Center for Counseling at the Alliance: 64 West 35th St, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10001

Contact information
212.633.0800 (Manhattan Corporate office)
 

Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy

The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy consists of over 150 therapists who provide individual and group sessions at reduced cost according to income needs. They provide services for children, adolescents, LGBTQ, eating disorders, trauma, family / couples therapy.

Focus areas
Children, adolescents, LGBTQ, eating disorders, trauma, family / couples therapy

Services
Psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and specialty treatment programs including eating disorders, trauma, family/couples, and LGBTQ affirmative therapy

Fees
The initial intake appointment is a $60 flat fee and the intake committee reviews income-verification documents to provide clients with a fair fee; the intake fee falls at about the middle of their scale. Low income individuals and students pay lower fees; higher income individuals pay higher fees.

Location
1841 Broadway (at 60th St.)
4th Floor
New York, NY 10023

Contact information
Call 212.333.3444 to schedule an appointment
 

White Institute

The White Institute provides low-cost therapy for adults, children and families, as well as providing special services for artists, LGBTQ people and those dealing with eating disorders, addiction and trauma. The Institute's approach is mainly influenced by Freud’s contemporary Sandor Ferenczi, who played a role in stressing the importance of therapists expressing empathy and being actively involved during sessions.

Focus areas
Adults, children, family, LGBTQ, eating disorders, addiction, trauma
Low cost psychotherapy and psychoanalysis

Fees
The White Institute offers therapy based on their sliding scale guidelines. They do not accept Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). However, they can provide referrals for those who have Medicaid or SSI coverage.

Location
20 West 74th Street
New York, NY 10023

Contact information
212.873.0725

National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP)

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP) is a not-for-profit academic institution that provides clinical training programs for graduate and post-graduate mental health professionals. They offer their services at a low cost and reduced fee to individuals, families, couples, and children. They have over 80 therapists that assist patients with depression, anxiety, relationships issues, job loss or job changes, college life, life transitions, and more. They also offer LGBTQ-affirmative treatment and are sensitive to cultural and religious issues. For trauma patients, NIP offers a trauma treatment center for adults for a reduced fee.

Focus areas
Adults, trauma, LGBTQ

Fees
The National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP) is in-network with Aetna, HealthFirst, and ValueOptions commercial plans such as Emblem and HIP. NIP does not accept Medicare or Medicaid. For those without insurance, sliding scale rates are available and determined based on adjusted income and financial circumstances.

Location
250 West 57th St
Suite #501
New York, NY 10107

Contact information
212.582.1566
Open weekdays, evenings, and Saturdays 


Low cost therapy in different languages

Washington Square Institute (WSI)

Washington Square Institute is conveniently located in Greenwich Village and provides affordable mental health services for a variety of mental health topics such as anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, PTSD, eating disorders, and more. Their services include individual therapy sessions, therapy for families and couples, and group therapy. Their staff consists of social workers, psychologists, and mental health therapists who are well-trained and are committed to finding the right therapist and treatment for each of their client’s needs. The mental health professionals at WSI can conduct therapy sessions in different languages such as English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian.

Focus areas
Languages provided - English, Spanish, Italian, German and French

Fees
The initial intake interview is a set fee of $75. However, the Washington Square Institute (WSI) provides a sliding scale for ongoing therapy sessions based on one’s income and ability to pay. WSI accepts Aetna, Value Option Commercial/non-HMO, Emblem Commercial and HMO, GHI Commercial, CHCS HMO, and MVP Commercial plans. Therapy at WSI may also be covered by insurance plans not listed above but that have “out-of-network” psychotherapy coverage.

Location
41-51 E. 11th St, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Contact information
Telephone: 212.474.2600
Email: admin@wsi.org
M - Th: 8:30am to 10pm
F: 8:30am to 8pm 

NYC Well

NYC Well is a free and confidential online resource for those struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, or drug and alcohol misuse. This resource is available 24/7 and is also available in 200+ different languages. People are able to find services in New York City directly on the website along with coping/wellness tips such as full body relaxation, deep breathing, and mindfulness. When one contacts NYC Well, they can expect to be connected to either a trained counselor or peer support specialist who will listen about one’s concerns and help one through a crisis by providing support, resources, and referrals.

Focus areas
24/7 mental health hotline; free crisis intervention and referrals by phone, text, or chat

Fees
NYC Well is a free resource for everyone. 

Location
N/A

Contact information
Call: 1.888.NYC.WELL
Text: "WELL" to 65173

Metropolitan Center for Mental Health (MCMH)

The Metropolitan Center for Mental Health (MCMH) is a non-profit outpatient mental health clinic that provides low cost and affordable mental health services for those in emotional distress but who cannot afford treatment. Their services include individual therapy, play therapy for children, parent counseling, couples and family therapy, group therapy, and medication therapy. They also offer a program for those who speak Spanish, a child and adolescent program, and a substance abuse treatment program. Their staff includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and other mental health professionals who are highly trained. They are located in various locations which are easily accessible by public transportation.

Focus areas
Psychotherapy and medication management on a low cost basis
Hispanic Family Service, child & adolescent program, substance abuse program

Fees
The Metropolitan Center for Mental Health (MCMH) accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and several Managed Care Plans (commercial plans, Medicaid plans, and Medicare Advantage). For those without insurance, the MCMH offers a sliding scale fee based on proof of income and family size/dependents. There is a flat fee for the initial intake of $35 or $45 for a psychiatric evaluation.

Locations
160 West 86th Street
New York, NY, 10024

1090 St. Nicholas Ave
New York, NY 10032

Contact information
212.362.8755 (86th Street)
212.543.0777 (St. Nicholas Ave)
M - F: 9am to 10pm
Sat: 9am to 7pm

Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies (CMPS)

At the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies (CMPS), the Consultation and Referral Service division offers affordable short- and long-term therapy. They treat a variety of life challenges including depression, anxiety, relationships, job stress, addictions, loss and grief, parenting, ADHD, and life transitions. They welcome people from all different religious, ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. All therapists at CMPS have completed a minimum of Masters level training in mental health and psychoanalysis. They also present a diverse population and can provide services in Greek, Italian, Maltese, Spanish, and Swedish.

Focus areas
Low-cost psychotherapy for adults, children, adolescents, elders, couples, and families
Languages provided: Greek, Italian, Maltese, Spanish, and Swedish

Fees
At the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies (CMPS), fees are determined on a sliding scale based on one’s ability to pay. The initial intake fee is $40.  

Location
16 West 10th St between 5th and 6th Ave
New York, NY 10011

Contact information
212.228.6036
M - Th: 9am to 9pm
F: 9am to 8pm
Sat: 9am to 1pm


Low cost therapy for veterans

Make the Connection

Make the Connection is an online resource for veterans, their family members, and friends, who are seeking local support and treatment options for mental health. They provide information about signs and symptoms of topics such as alcohol or drug problems, eating disorders, chronic pain, feeling on edge, trouble sleeping, and many more. They also provide information about different medical conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar, and schizophrenia. Make the Connection posts videos from other veterans about their experiences and life challenges since leaving the military.

Focus areas
Military veterans mental health information and resource locator

Fees
Make the Connection is a free resource

Location
N/A

Contact information
Veterans Crisis Line: 1.800.273.8255 (Press 1) 

Dean Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Services (DHCEPS)

The Dean Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Services (DHCEPS) at Columbia University provides affordable therapy for adults, children, adolescents, veterans, groups, and families. They welcome people from all different backgrounds, regardless of their age, race, socioeconomic status, gender, or sexual orientation. At the same time, the DHCEPS offers students at Columbia University the opportunity to incorporate their coursework into real-life experience through training supervised by highly qualified professionals.

Focus areas
Low fee psychotherapy and psychoeducational assessment
Veterans, adult, couples, group therapy, children, adolescents

Fees
The DHCEPS has a sliding scale fee available for therapy services based on an individual’s household income and expenses. They do not accept any medical insurance, but their intakes are free of charge. Intake and therapy services are free of charge for veterans and their family members.

Location
525 West 120th St, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10027

Contact information
212.678.3262


Low cost therapy for the homeless

Care for the Homeless

Care for the Homeless serves the needs of the homeless population in New York City. They aim to increase the access of care, regardless of one’s ability to pay. They provide shelters for single adults and families, soup kitchens, drop-in centers, and street outreaches in four of New York City’s five boroughs. Their staff include medical providers and social service professionals who help with a range of psychosocial needs among homeless people. Their health services include primary care, mental and behavioral health, and podiatry services.

Focus areas
Medical, substance abuse, and mental health services for homeless

Fees
At Care for the Homeless, services are provided regardless of patients’ age or ability to pay

Location
30 East 33rd St, 5th floor
New York NY 10016

Contact information
212.366.4459

The Institute for Family Health (IFH)

The Institute of Family Health (IFH) is a non-profit organization with 32 health centers located in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, and Dutchess and Ulster Counties in the Mid-Hudson Valley. They aim to improve access to health care for the underserved and poor populations in New York City. They offer primary care, behavioral health, and dental care. They also have two free clinics that are open on Saturday mornings for those who do not have insurance, one located in the Bronx and one in Manhattan. For the homeless population, the Institute’s Healthcare for the Homeless Program has six locations in Manhattan which provide medical care, behavioral health care, discounted medications, and referral to other services. This program is funded by Care for the Homeless in New York City.

Focus areas
Children, adolescents, adults, and families, LGBTQ, homeless

Fees
The Institute of Family Health (IFH )accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and most insurance plans including Aetna, United Healthcare, Emblem Health, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. It is recommended that one calls before scheduling an appointment to make sure your insurance plan is accepted. For those with no insurance, the IFH provides a sliding-fee discount program based on income and family size.

Locations (Manhattan)
The Institute for Family Health at 17th Street: 230 West 17th St (between 7th & 8th Ave), New York, NY 10011
Family Health Center of Harlem: 1824 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10035
Sidney Hillman/Phillips Family Practice: 16 East 16th St, New York, NY 10003
Amsterdam Family Health Center: 690 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025
The Institute for Family Health Center for Counseling at the Alliance: 64 West 35th St, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10001

Contact information
212.633.0800 (Manhattan Corporate office)

Goddard Riverside Community Center - The Other Place (TOP)

Goddard’s Riverside Community Center is one of New York City’s leading human service organizations where they provide basic necessities, such as food, shelter, and education, to those in need. Their goal to reduce and overcome cultural, racial, and ethnic barriers. They welcome people of all different backgrounds in their community, regardless of age, race, gender, and sexuality. The Goddard Riverside Community Center provides a program called The Other Place (TOP) for homeless and formerly homeless adults age 18 and older who have a mental illness or a history of mental illness. This program provides a psychosocial day program where they teach daily living and social skills, help build one’s self-esteem, and foster creativity through art and music therapy.

Focus areas
History of homelessness and substance use

Fees
Please contact site about fees

Location
264 West 87th Street
New York, NY 10024

Contact information
212.799.7171


Low cost therapy for older adults and seniors

Service Program for Older People (SPOP)

The Service Program for Older People (SPOP) is dedicated to enhancing the mental health of adults ages 55 and older in New York City. The services they offer include comprehensive mental health care, substance use counseling, home-based psychotherapy for those who are homebound due to disability, free bereavement support for adults of all ages, specialized therapy for caregivers, and appointments at their clinic satellite sites located throughout Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn. They also offer their counseling services in different languages as well, including Spanish, French, and Cantonese.

Focus areas
Adults ages 55 and older

Fees
SPOP accepts a variety of insurance plans including, but not limited to, Medicare, Medicaid, Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Neighborhood Healthcare, United Healthcare, and Senior Health Partners. For those without health insurance, SPOP also offers a sliding scale fee, if eligible.

Location
302 West 91st Street
New York, NY 10024

Please contact site for various satellite locations

Contact information
Telephone: (212) 787-7120 (Ext. 514 for intake/referrals)
Email: info@spop.org

Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA)

The Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA) is a non-profit organization that serves older adults of all races, religions, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. Their mental health services are located in the Bronx where they treat various mental health problems and provide individual and group therapy, pharmacological therapy, in-home counseling, and assistance in accessing community-based social services.

Senior Centers: JASA also started the initiative to provide mental health services in senior centers across the Bronx where on-site clinicians are available to support the mental health of older adults through counseling and referrals.

Friendship Houses: JASA provides friendship houses in the Bronx and Brooklyn for seniors recovering from mental health problems. Friendship houses include health-related services, social activities, psychosocial rehabilitation, and family/peer support.

PEARLS: JASA collaborates with Montefiore Home Care in their Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives for Seniors (PEARLS). PEARLS is located in the Bronx and aims to help reduce depression symptoms and improve the quality of life for older adults.

Focus areas
Older adults

Fees
Contact JASA for fees

Location
Bronx Clinic: One Fordham Plaza, Suite 908, Bronx, NY 10458

Senior Centers
Neighborhood SHOPP Casa Boricua Senior Center - 910 East 172nd Street 1st Floor, Bronx, NY 10460-5802
Bay Eden Senior Center - 1220 East 229th Street , Bronx, NY 10466-5809
PSS Davidson Senior Center - 950 Union Avenue, Bronx, NY 10459
BronxWorks Morris Innovative Senior Center - 80 East 181st Street, Bronx, NY 10453

Friendship Houses
Bronx Friendship House - 2705 Schley Avenue, Bronx, NY 10465
Brooklyn Friendship House - 202 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Contact information
718.365.4044

Community Advisory Program for the Elderly (CAPE)

The Community Advisory Program for the Elderly (CAPE) is an outpatient mental health clinic of the Samuel Field Y for adults ages 50 and older and their family members. CAPE provides services including individual, family, and group therapy, psychiatric evaluations, and medication monitoring for both ambulatory and homebound seniors. They also provide support groups for families and caregivers. CAPE also has several satellite clinics throughout Queens, located in Astoria, Bayside, Flushing, Forest Hills, Jamaica, Rego Park, Ridgewood, and Sunnyside where they provide onsite social work and psychiatric services. For those who are homebound or socially isolated, CAPE is able to offer telephone reassurance services.

Focus areas
Adults ages 50 or older

Fees
CAPE accepts most insurances including Medicare and Medicaid

Location
Samuel Field Y
58-20 Little Neck Pkwy
Little Neck, NY 11362

Contact information
Telephone: 718-224-0566
Email: cape@sfy.org 


Free helplines

NYC Well

NYC Well is a free and confidential online resource for those struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, or drug and alcohol misuse. The mental health hotline directly connects you to either a trained counselor or peer support specialist. However, for those seeking immediate help, it is recommended that 911 is called. This resource is available 24/7 and is also available in 200+ different languages. People are able to find services in New York City directly on the website along with coping and wellness tips such as full body relaxation, taking deep breaths, and mindfulness.

Focus areas
24/7 mental health hotline; free crisis intervention and referrals by phone, text, or chat

Fees
NYC Well is a free resource for everyone 

Location
N/A

Contact information
Call: 1.888.NYC.WELL
Text: "WELL" to 65173

National Institute on Mental Illness (NAMI) NYC

The New York City Metro’s branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides resources for free support groups and education courses about mental health in New York City. They also have a helpline available in both English and Spanish Mondays through Fridays from 11am to 6pm. For immediate help or emergencies, it is recommended to call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. The helpline is completely confidential and is answered by trained family members and people living with mental health problems.

Focus areas
Bipolar disorder, OCD, mood disorders, helpline

Fees
NAMI NYC is a free resource for everyone

Location
505 8th Ave, Suite 1103
New York, NY 10018-4541

Contact information
212.684.3365
Helpline: 212.684.3264


Other low cost therapy services

Ackerman Institute for the Family

The Ackerman Institute for the Family serves families and couples from all ethnic, economic, and religious backgrounds in New York City by providing therapy treatment at their on-site clinic. Treatment is provided by mental health professionals on the Ackerman faculty, including psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers. The treatment centers discuss a variety of topics including, school difficulties, child and adolescent problems, marital issues, divorce, bereavement, learning disabilities, and conflictual family relationships. They also provide resources for parents, including a parenting guide and parent workshops for parents of children with developmental disabilities.

Focus areas
Couples and family therapy

Fees
At the Ackerman Institute for the Family, fees are sliding scale based on one’s income. Ackerman is also an in-network provider for Oxford, HIP, MetroPlus, and Health First. They also accept Medicaid.

Location
936 Broadway
New York, NY 10010

Contact information
Telephone: 212.879.4900
Email: ackerman@ackerman.org
M - F: 9am to 9pm
Sat: 9am to 4pm

The Psychological Center - City College

The Psychological Center at City College is a community-based mental health clinic that offers affordable mental health care to the communities of Upper Manhattan, particularly to those from underserved, poor, and disenfranchised populations. Their services provided include individual therapy, group therapy, family and couple therapy, and psychological/neuropsychological testing for children, adolescents, and adults. All services are provided by doctoral students at City College majoring in Clinical Psychology.

Focus areas
Adult, child, individual and group therapy for both adult and children

Fees
At the Psychological Center at City College, no insurance or credit card payments are accepted. All fees must be paid by cash, certified money order, or check. The initial intake fee is $30, which is to be paid at the start of the first intake session. Individual and group therapy fees after that are $50 per session. Individuals can apply for a reduced fee for all therapy services by providing certain documentations:

  1. Annual household income (W2 tax form & current pay stub)

  2. Amount spent on housing (copy of rent, lease, or mortgage payment)

  3. Number of dependents that patient is responsible for (tax returns)

Location
160 Convent Ave, 8th Floor of the North Academic Center, Room 101
New York, NY 10031
Alternate Entrance: Amsterdam Ave between 136th Street and 137th Street

Contact information
Telephone: 212.650.6602
Email: thepsychcenter@gmail.com
Open Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 8:30pm
Closed on Fridays in July
Closed during the month of August

Center for Psychological Services - St. John's

The Center of Psychological Services at St. John’s University provides care in Queens to people with all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. Their services are for children, adolescents, and adults and include individual therapy, family or marital therapy, and group therapy. Currently, the treatment groups available include social anxiety for teens, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for adults, and a group for parents with a child between the ages of 3 - 5. All therapy sessions typically are scheduled for 50 minutes and meet once a week.

Focus areas
Adults, children, adolescents, group therapy, family / couples therapy

Fees
The Center of Psychological Services at St. John’s University does not accept insurance. However, their fees are on a sliding scale fee based on income in order to provide services at a low to moderate cost.

Location
Seton Complex, St. John's University
152-11 Union Turnpike
Flushing, NY 11367

Contact information
Telephone: 718.990.1900
Email: psychcenter@stjohns.edu
M - Th: 11am to 9pm
F: 9am to 6pm
Sat: 9am to 1pm

The Training Institute for Mental Health (TIMH)

The Training Institute for Mental Health (TIMH) is a non-profit organization that provides high-quality and affordable therapy services to people in New York City. Their clinical services include individual therapy, couples therapy, group therapy, and family therapy, and treatment is available for those with depression, anxiety, anger management, low self-esteem, career difficulties, or relationship conflicts. Therapists are available every day of the week, during the day and evenings to best accommodate their client’s schedules.

Focus areas
Individual, couples, group, and family therapy

Fees
The Training Institute for Mental Health (TIMH) currently accepts Aetna insurance. However, other insurances may provide “out-of-network” benefits for behavioral health services. The initial intake fee for individual appointments are $30, and $35 for couples. From there, the clinical director then determines the sliding scale fee based on one’s income.

Location
115 W 27th St, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Contact information
Telephone: 212.627.8181
Email: intakes@timh.org


Affordable Therapy Services in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy & New Directions

The Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy is a not-for-profit organization that provides affordable services to children, adolescents, and adults with behavioral and personality problems. New Directions Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment Program is an outpatient treatment program for those with a history of substance abuse. Services for both centers are provided in English and Spanish. Their staff members consist of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and therapists who provide a safe and welcoming environment for their clients.

Fees
The Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy & New Directions accepts many insurance plans, including, Medicaid, Medicare, Aetna, Beacon, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, MetroPlus, and Wellcare. The initial intake appointment costs $60. Their fees are based on a sliding scale.

Location
300 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Contact information
Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy Appointments: 718.622.2000
New Directions Appointments: 718.398.0800

The Jewish Board

The Jewish Board offers services to everyone, regardless of religion, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, or age. They have over 75 locations around New York City and Westchester. They provide mental and behavioral health services, services for children, trauma, and recovery. They have 15 mental health clinics that offer individual, couples, family, and group therapy, as well as evaluation assessment and medication management. Their staff speaks a variety of languages including Spanish, Russian, Farsi, and Haitian Creole.

Fees
The Jewish Board accepts Medicaid and other insurance plans and offers a sliding scale fee for those who don’t have insurance. The initial cost is $68, and sliding scale fee is $20+ based on one’s income.

Location
135 West 50th St,
New York, NY 10020

Contact information
1.844.ONE.CALL

Kings County Hospital Center

Kings County Hospital offers individual and group therapy. They have an adult behavioral health outpatient program, chemical dependency treatment services, an alcoholism treatment center, and an educational vocational rehabilitation program (EVR). Their team consists of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, addiction counselors, and therapists who provide a safe and welcoming environment for their clients.

Fees
Kings County Hospital Center offers therapy for $15 - $20 per session

Location
451 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203

Contact information
1.888.NYC.4NYC

Open Path

Open Path Psychotherapy Collective is a non-profit network of mental health therapists and professionals that provide mental health care at a reduced rate. They offer individual, children, couples, and family therapy. Their directory does not include psychiatrists. Their therapists provide psychotherapy, or talk therapy and cannot prescribe or manage medications. Some of their therapists offer remote therapy, also known as teletherapy.

Fees
Open Path has a one-time membership fee for $49. Therapy sessions then range from $30 to $50. Open Path does not accept any insurance plans.

Location
Various locations depending on therapists

Contact information
1.800.263.2833

North Brooklyn Therapy

North Brooklyn Therapy offers individual therapy different challenges, including anxiety, depression, family issues, eating disorders, and trauma. They also offer couples therapy, premarital counseling, and sex therapy services. Sessions are for 45 minutes and occur on a weekly basis. Skype video sessions are also available.

Fees
North Brooklyn Therapy does not accept any insurance plans, but can provide an itemized bill to submit to an insurance provide for potential reimbursement.
The fee for therapy with a fully licensed therapists is $140 – $175 per session.
The fee for therapy with an associate therapists is $110 per session.
The fee for therapy with a therapy interns is $75 per session.

Location
896 Manhattan Avenue
2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Contact information
718.247.9898