Blue Cross Blue Shield Therapists in NYC
Find the best therapists who are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield in NYC. Filter your search results by specialty, availability, location, and more. Watch introductory videos of each therapist, and book a free call to assess whether your therapist is right for you!
Therapists paneled with Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) tend to be concentrated in Midtown, but you can find practitioners throughout Manhattan as well as some in Brooklyn and Queens.
Session costs depend on your therapist’s fee, your copay, and your deductible. For information about your copay, deductible, and other plan details, check your plan documents. Keep in mind that you may need prior approval from BCBS in order to receive coverage.
Therapy sessions covered by BCBS typically last 45 minutes to an hour. Some BCBS plans only cover in-person treatment; others also offer coverage for remote or online sessions.
Find vetted therapists in-network with BCBS 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 home or the office, check ‘Online video sessions’ under ‘Locations.'
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How to find a Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) therapist in NYC
How much does Blue Cross Blue Shield cover for therapy?
Certain BCBS plans cover therapy for mental and behavioral health conditions, with treatment options dependent on your plan.
Check your plan documents for details. For example, you’ll want to find out what types of treatment are covered (ex. standard, 45-60 min outpatient therapy sessions) and what you can expect to pay out of pocket (per-session copays, any deductibles).
Where are Blue Cross Blue Shield therapists located in NYC?
Most NYC therapists who are in-network with BCBS see clients in Manhattan. The majority practice in Midtown, but there are a number on the Upper West Side as well as in the Lower Manhattan neighborhoods of Greenwich Village and SoHo.
There are also therapists paneled with BCBS in Brooklyn and Queens.
Can I see a therapist who is not in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield?
Perhaps you’ve connected with a therapist who isn’t in-network with BCBS. Or you’ve made some calls to in-network therapists but they’re all completely booked.
In either case, you can see a therapist who isn’t paneled with BCBS – but if you do, you will be responsible for managing the out-of-network benefits. And your out-of-pocket costs will be higher, as you’ll only receive partial reimbursement for your therapy.
For details about your out-of-network coverage, call BCBS directly. Contact information for member services should be on the back of your insurance card.
Does Blue Cross Blue Shield cover couples counseling in NYC?
It’s unlikely that BCBS will cover couples therapy sessions, but you can contact your plan and ask what coverage options are available to you if you are seeking couples therapy.
You can also ask your therapist if they offer a sliding scale, or reduced fee, to clients with limited financial resources and who are not using their insurance for treatment.
Does Blue Cross Blue Shield cover remote counseling in NYC?
Yes, certain BCBS plans cover remote counseling.
Remote – also called online – counseling is great for managing medications, seeing a therapist who you connect with but is far from your home or office, and for keeping up with therapy during busy times. To find out if your plan covers remote therapy, call member services or refer to your plan documents. Be sure to ask about what types of remote therapy they cover (ex. live video sessions, phone sessions).