Child Psychiatrists In NYC

Find the best child psychiatrists in Manhattan, New York. The following psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in treating children and adolescents, typically between the ages of 5 and 17 years old. Child psychiatrists are board-certified to diagnose and treat a broad range of mental health and behavioral challenges. In addition to talk therapy, many psychiatrists also offer age-appropriate medication management. Common treatment approaches used in sessions include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical BehaviorTherapy (DBT), Family Therapy, Play Therapy, and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

Sessions with child and adolescent psychiatrists in NYC cost between $200 - $400+ if you’re paying out-of-pocket. It is possible to find psychiatrists in-network with certain insurance plans, such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare, and Emblem. However, these providers may have longer waitlists or fewer available open hours. It’s also helpful to note that you may be charged an additional amount for medications, if prescribed.

Sessions with a child and adolescent psychiatrist are usually 45 minutes - 1 hour long, and typically involve interviews with both the young patients and their families.

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Child Psychiatrists in NYC

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How to find a child psychiatrists near you in NYC

How much do child and adolescent psychiatrists charge for therapy in NYC?

Child and adolescent psychiatrists in NYC charge between $200 - $400+ per session if you are paying out-of-pocket. You may be charged an additional amount, whether out-of-pocket or a copayment, for medication if prescribed.

Does health insurance cover therapy sessions with a child and adolescent psychiatrist in NYC?

While it is more common to pay out-of-pocket, some child and adolescent psychiatrists are in-network under insurances including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare, and Emblem. However, these providers may have longer waitlists or fewer available open hours.

Other child psychiatrists may offer out-of-network benefits, which means that your insurance company may help reimburse a portion of your session’s cost (whether this is an option depends on your particular plan and insurance).

What should I look for in a child psychiatrist in NYC?

All child and adolescent psychiatrists should have a medical degree and have completed residency training programs in both general psychiatry and pediatric psychiatry. Many will also see adults, but they are additionally board-certified to specifically treat children and adolescents. In addition to credentials, look for a provider whom you and your child feel comfortable with and supported by; fit is important, especially when seeking out psychiatric care for children and adolescents.

What types of challenges can child psychiatrists help with?

Child and adolescent psychiatrists are board-certified to support children and adolescents through a broad range of mental health issues and behavioral challenges in the context of their families, schools, and communities. Some common mental health issues that child and adolescent psychiatrists can help with include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, learning disorders, autism, and attention disorders.

Where are most child psychiatrists in NYC located?

Child and adolescent psychiatrists in NYC tend to be concentrated in Manhattan, particularly in Midtown, and the Upper East and West Sides.