Therapists For Depression In NYC

Find the best therapists for depression in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, New York. Depression is a common and serious mental health condition that involves persistent feelings of sadness, apathy, hopelessness, and/or lack of interest in life. While it is normal to feel sad or withdrawn some days, clinical depression can interfere with normal activities of life, and cause individuals to isolate themselves.

The following therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists are specialists in the treatment of depression, including major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, substance-induced depressive disorder, and depressive disorder due to another medical condition. Several treatment methods have proven to be effective for treating depression; common approaches therapists use include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Psychodynamic Therapy, and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT).

Therapists for depression in NYC cost between $100 - $250+ per session if you’re paying out-of-pocket. Because depression is one of the most common issues people seek help with in therapy, many therapists see clients for depression, and it is possible to find therapists who are in-network with health insurances like Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna. Due to the low rate of reimbursement therapists receive from certain insurance companies, it can be more difficult to find therapists for depression who are in-network with insurances such as Beacon Health, Aetna, and UnitedHealthcare, but it is possible.

Therapy sessions for depression are typically 45 minutes - 1 hour long. Many therapists see adults, adolescents, and children for depression.

Find vetted therapists for depression below. Click on any therapist to watch their 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.

Therapists for Depression in NYC

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How to find a therapist for depression in NYC

How much does therapy for depression cost in NYC?

Therapy sessions in NYC for depression typically range from $100 - $250+ per session if you’re paying out-of-pocket. If you’re able to find a therapist who’s in-network with your insurance company, you may only need to pay a copay at each session, typically between $20 - $40 per session. 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 depression in NYC?

Yes, depression is a common mental health condition for which individuals seek therapy, and any health insurance mental health benefits should cover therapy for depression. Therapists for depression in NYC are commonly in-network under insurance panels including Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna. It can be more difficult to find therapists for depression in-network with insurances like Beacon Health, Aetna, and UnitedHealthcare. 

Other therapists for depression may offer out-of-network benefits; this 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; call the member services number for your insurance to verify details.)

Where are most therapists for depression in NYC located?

Therapist offices in NYC tend to be concentrated in Manhattan, with offices in Midtown, Flatiron, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, and the Upper East and West Sides. You can also find therapists for depression in pockets of Brooklyn and Queens.

What should I look for in a therapist for depression?

Therapists who treat depression may be social workers, counselors, psychologists, or psychiatrists. Regardless of the type of provider, check out their education and experience to ensure they are directly related to the challenges you’re facing. Be sure to seek out a psychiatrist or other medical provider if you are looking for medication to help with depression.

In your search for your ideal therapist, it’s also important to consider your goals, the type of depression you may be experiencing, and the therapy approaches that may work best for you.

Most therapists treat depression with a mix of different types of therapy approaches. Common approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), and mindfulness-based practices.

What other treatment resources for depression are there in NYC?

Outside of individual therapy sessions, NYC has depression support groups that you can join.

Resources for immediate help for depression can be found here.