Therapists for Academic Issues In NYC

Find the best therapists for academic issues in NYC. Working with a therapist can help students develop problem-solving skills to manage academic challenges and deal with the stresses of school life. Whether you or your child struggles with learning disabilities, bullies, or time management, therapy can help address the associated emotional challenges as well as identify potential solutions.

The following therapists specialize in academic issues. Most are based in Manhattan with the majority located in Midtown, but there are some who practice in Brooklyn and Queens.

If your academic issues stem from, or cause you to develop, a diagnosable mental health condition like depression or anxiety, your health insurance will lively cover treatment sessions. NYC therapists who specialize in academic issues accept payment from Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Consolidated Health Plans, and UnitedHealthcare. If you end up paying out of pocket, plan to spend anywhere from $175 to more than $250 per session.

Therapy sessions for academic issues typically last 45 minutes to an hour. Sessions can take many forms and therapists will likely tailor their techniques based on their client's concerns. A therapists may use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help modify an unhelpful habit like procrastination, or use mindfulness practice for a client frustrated with bullies or learning disabilities.

Find vetted therapists for academic issues below. Click on any therapist to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a great fit! To refine your search, add your fee range under ‘Payment options’. For help from your home or dorm, check ‘Online video sessions’ under ‘Locations.'

Therapists for academic issues in NYC

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How to find the best therapist for academic issues in New York City

How can therapy help NYC students with academic issues?

New York City boasts some of the nation's best schools and universities. As a result, academic life in the city can be very competitive.

In addition, adolescence often entails social pressures associated with school like meeting new friends, dealing with bullies, or being away from home for the first time.

Therapists with expertise in academic issues help students develop the problem-solving and stress-management skills they need to navigate the academic and social pressures of school life. With the right stress management skills, students can be supported to address mental health conditions like anxiety or depression, develop interpersonal skills, and reach their full potential.

How much do therapists charge for academic issues counseling in NYC?

If you're paying out of pocket, academic issues counseling can cost anywhere from $175 to more than $250 per session in NYC. If your therapist accepts your health insurance, you'd only be responsible for the copay, which is usually $20 to $40 per session. If you have a high-deductible plan, expect to pay the full out-of-pocket amount until your insurance benefits begin.

Does health insurance cover counseling for academic issues in NYC?

Should your therapist determine that your academic issues are related to a mental health condition like anxiety or depression, insurance will likely cover the cost of your sessions. In NYC, it's easiest to find therapists who are in-network with plans like Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna. It's more difficult to find a therapist who takes Aetna and UnitedHealthcare (because of the low reimbursement rates received by providers in those networks).

Where are most therapists for academic issues located in NYC?

Most NYC therapists who offer academic issues counseling see patients in Manhattan. The majority are located in Midtown, but there are some who practice on the Upper East and West Sides as well as in Greenwich Village, SoHo, and the Financial District.

There are also academic issues therapists in Brooklyn and Queens.

What should I look for in a therapist for academic issues?

Any therapist can offer counseling for academic issues, so you want to be sure that yours has specialized training and experience with your area of concern. All practitioners listed above are credentialed and trained therapists who’ve received additional training in academic issues.

Therapists with expertise in treating academic issues employ a range of techniques to help their clients. For example, your therapist could use a combination of traditional talk therapy, skills-building exercises, and mindfulness practice depending on your particular concerns. In all cases, the goal is to teach practical skills that you can use to manage your emotions and succeed academically.