Therapists For Anxiety In NYC
Find the best anxiety therapists in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, New York. Anxiety disorders are characterized by excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, or fear. The anxiety may feel uncontrollable, interfere with daily functioning, or cause great distress. The following therapists are specialists in the treatment of anxiety, including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, and agoraphobia. Treatments for anxiety include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT).
Anxiety therapists in NYC cost between $150 and $250+ per session if you’re paying out of pocket. Because anxiety is one of the most common issues clients seek help for, many therapists see clients for anxiety disorders, and it is possible to find therapists who are in-network with health insurances such as Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna. It can be more difficult to find therapists in-network with insurances such as Aetna and UnitedHealthcare.
Therapy sessions for anxiety are usually 45 minutes - 1 hour long. While many therapists only see adults over the age of 18, some also offer anxiety treatment for children and adolescents.
Find vetted anxiety therapists below. Click on any therapist to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a great fit. To expand your search, add fee ranges you can afford under ‘Payment options’ and try including ‘Online video sessions’ under ‘Locations’ too.
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How to find the best therapist for anxiety in New York City
How much does therapy for anxiety cost in NYC?
Therapy sessions in NYC for anxiety treatment typically range from $150- $250+ per session if you are paying out-of-pocket. If you are able to find an in-network therapist, you may only need to pay a copay at each session, typically $20 - $40. If you have a high deductible plan, you would pay the full session fee until you reach the deductible amount and your health insurance benefits apply.
Does health insurance cover therapy for anxiety in NYC?
Yes, anxiety is a common mental health condition for which individuals seek therapy, and any health insurance mental health benefits should cover therapy for anxiety.
Where are most therapists for anxiety in NYC located?
Most therapists in NYC see clients for anxiety, though there are specializations within anxiety disorders. Therapist offices in NYC tend to be concentrated in the Midtown area, including Flatiron / Union Square, but there are also therapists in Lower Manhattan such as FiDi, as well as in the Upper East Side and Upper West Side. You can also find therapists for anxiety in Brooklyn and Queens. You will find the greatest number of therapists with specializations in particular types of anxieties (such as phobias and obsessive compulsive disorder) in Manhattan.
What should I look for in a therapist for anxiety?
Most therapists treat anxiety with a combination of different types of therapy, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Some therapists take a more “purist” approach and use strict cognitive behavioral therapy protocols for anxiety treatment.
When looking for a therapist, it can be helpful to learn about the type of anxiety you are experiencing and find a therapy type that best fits your needs, since different anxiety disorders are treated most effectively with certain therapy types (for example, Exposure Therapy for phobias).
Medication is also used in the treatment of anxiety, and can be particularly helpful when paired with psychotherapy. If you are considering psychiatric medication, be sure to seek out a provider who can prescribe medicine, such as a doctor (MD or DO) or a psychiatric nurse practitioner (PNP).
What other anxiety treatment resources are there in NYC?
Outside of individual therapy sessions, NYC has anxiety support groups that you can join. If you’re in need of immediate support, you can reach out to NYC Well to chat or text with a live person at anytime as well.