Best Couples Counseling Therapists in NYC

Find the best therapists who are couples counselors in Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York. The following couples counselors specialize in supporting couples through conflicts, communication challenges, and premarital and marital issues.

When entering couples counseling in NYC, you can expect to pay between $100 - $250+ per session if you’re paying out-of-pocket. It is possible to find therapists in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and less commonly Aetna and United Healthcare. However, these couples counselors may have longer waitlists or fewer available open hours.

Couples counseling sessions are usually 60 minutes or longer and may involve meeting with one or both partners.

Treatment approaches used in couples counseling can include a mix of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, and specialized approaches such as Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Imago Relationship Therapy.

Find vetted couples counselors below. Click on any counselor 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.

Couples Counseling Therapists in NYC

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How to find the best therapists for couples counseling in NYC

How much does couples counseling in NYC cost?

Couples counseling in NYC costs between $100 - $250+ per session if you are paying out-of-pocket. Couples counseling is sometimes, but not always, covered by health insurance. For example, if your plan includes family therapy as a benefit, you may only be responsible for a copay at each session, typically $20 - $40 per session.

If neither you nor your partner are covered by health insurance and cannot pay for out-of-pocket fees, you can ask the couples counselor if they offer sliding scale fees (a set rate based on income).

Does health insurance cover couples counseling in NYC?

While it is more common to pay out-of-pocket for couples counseling, some couples counselors are in-network with insurances, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, and United Healthcare. However, these counselors may have longer waitlists or fewer available open hours. Other counselors may offer out-of-network benefits, which means that your insurance company may help reimburse a portion of your session’s cost (this depends on your particular plan and insurance).

What should I look for in a couples counselor?

All couples counselors should have advanced training and experience in working specifically with couples. Many are Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs), but there are also social workers, psychologists, and other practitioners who  work with couples.

Before your first session, clarify your goals for counseling, as that will make it easier to find the best couples counselor who fits your needs and style.

What times of challenges can couples counseling help with?

There are a wide variety of challenges that couples counselors can help with, from acute crises to general dissatisfaction in the relationship.

Some common areas of exploration include communication challenges, financial issues, sex and intimacy difficulties, infidelity, and parenting responsibilities.

Couples counselors will work with one or both partners to identify goals, address concerns, and develop solution-focused plans to strengthen the relationship.

Where are most couples counselors located in NYC?

Couples counselor in NYC tend to be concentrated in Manhattan, with offices in Midtown, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, and the Upper East and West Sides. You can also find some (albeit fewer) couples counselors in Brooklyn.