Barbara Warren, PsyD

Barbara Warren

Psychologist, PsyD

Accepting new clients for evening appointments



Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Seniors (65+)
Polyamorous individuals


Mon: Closed
Tue: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Wed: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Thu: Closed
Fri: Closed
Sat: Varies
Sun: Closed

Specialties & expertise

  • Gender identity
  • Sexuality topics
  • LGBTQ topics
  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Career development

Professional statement

Dr. Barbara E. Warren is a psychologist with a practice in the Chelsea/Flatiron District of New York City specializing in gender identity, sexual orientation, minority stress, anxiety, relationships, and career development. She is an expert in LGBTQ-related issues, including transgender identities and sexual orientation, and works with many Trans*, non-binary, and gender non-conforming adults. She is currently Director for LGBT Programs and Policies in the Office for Diversity and Inclusion at Mount Sinai Health System, where she is spearheading the institution’s implementation of LGBT affirmative and culturally competent health care. She was previously at Hunter College as Founding Director of the Hunter Center for LGBT Social Science and Public Policy. She also spent over 20 years on the senior management team of the LGBT Community Center of New York, where she helped implement many local and national health and public policy initiatives.

In addition to her LGBTQ expertise, Dr. Warren works with clients from all backgrounds to raise awareness of and lessen the health and mental health impact of minority stress, which is stress that emanates from experiencing or anticipating stigma and discrimination related to race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation and/or gender identity. She has expertise in couples and polyamorous relationship counseling, anxiety and stress management, in addictions recovery support, and in career development and career change.


LGBTQ and sexuality topics – Exploring questions related to sexuality and gender identity; coming out or being closeted; relationships; family and cultural challenges
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Relationships –  Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating
Career development – Learning to utilize and highlight strengths, fine-tuning resumes, effective and practical stress-management, focusing on fulfillment, utilizing communication skills, and enhancing efficiency to reduce burnout

General expertise

Couples counseling – Improving communication and problem solving skills with couples from all gender and sexual identities
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Substance use – Prevent and reduce challenges related to tobacco, marijuana, and/or alcohol, such as anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships
Transgender & gender identity topics – Exploring questions related to gender identity, including trans*, non-binary, and gender variant identities; navigating the barriers to and process of transition as well as its impact on you and those close to you
Polyamory – Navigating the challenges of being in more than one romantic relationship


Dr. Warren is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Initial/ongoing sessions: $150/session (55min)

Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy. 

Therapist's note: Dr. Warren can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.

Message to clients

"My approach is client centered and collaborative. I will work with you to assess and address your goals and concerns, providing insights, feedback, support, resources and referrals as needed."

Treatment approaches

Alcohol and Drug Use Concerns XXXXXX
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Existential Therapy Existential therapy is a therapy approach that both embraces human potential and recognizes human limitation. The breadth of existential theory falls into four major themes, which it sees as the root of most psychological problems: 1) Death, 2) Freedom (& Responsibility), 3) Isolation, and 4) Meaninglessness. (learn more)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)

Education and work experience

Private Practice, 1995 - Present
Mount Sinai Health System, Director of LGBT Programs and Policies, 2012 - Present
Hunter College, Faculty, 2010 - 2012
LGBT Community Center NY, 1988 - 2009