CBT Therapists In NYC

Find the best cognitive behavioral therapists in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, New York. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a skill-based approach to talk therapy in which therapists guide clients to learn techniques to better deal with concerns such as anxiety and depression. The goal of CBT is to replace negative thought patterns and behaviors with ones that are more adaptive or empowering, allowing you to overcome stressors, anxiety, and other difficult situations.

Many therapists offer CBT as a treatment approach, making it possible to find therapists who are in-network with health insurances like Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna. However, many therapists in NYC choose not to take health insurance due to low reimbursement rates from health insurance companies; this is often true for insurances like UnitedHealthcare and Aetna, for which it can be more difficult to find in-network therapists.

CBT therapy sessions are usually 45 minutes - 1 hour long. CBT treatment was designed to be a short-term treatment, and strict CBT treatment can be as short as eight to ten sessions. Many therapists, however, integrate CBT into a more general psychotherapy approach, which can last from a few months to longer ongoing treatment. CBT is typically a more interactive and collaborative therapy, and may include between-session work such as exercises to complete and homework to review. It also is more focused on present concerns, as opposed to delving into the past.

Find vetted CBT 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.

CBT Therapists in NYC

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How to find the best CBT therapist for you in New York City

How much does CBT in NYC cost?

CBT sessions with therapists who accept your health insurance would cost the amount of your copay, which typically ranges from $20 to $40 per session.

If you cannot find a therapist who takes your health insurance, you would pay for therapy sessions out of pocket; in these cases, cognitive behavioral therapy in NYC costs on average $150 to $250 per session. More highly trained therapists will charge the higher end of that range.

Does health insurance cover CBT therapy sessions in NYC?

Yes, if your health insurance covers therapy, then it likely covers CBT as part of mental health outpatient treatment for diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, and adjustment disorder.

Where are most therapists for CBT in NYC located?

While CBT therapists are based throughout NYC, most tend to be focused in Manhattan, and in particular Midtown, where there is a high concentration of therapist offices. You can find CBT therapists in parts of n Brooklyn and Queens as well.

What issues can CBT help New Yorkers with?

CBT can be helpful for a number of issues that are common to NYC. These include stress and anxiety disorders, social anxiety, panic, performance anxiety, depression, work or academic stress, insomnia, obsessive compulsive disorder, and phobias and fears.