Therapists For Life Transitions In NYC

Find the best therapists for life transitions in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, New York. Life transitions – such as moving to a new area, transitioning into or out of a relationship, becoming a parent, or changing careers – can be difficult. While it is normal to feel a certain amount of stress in times of transition, trouble adjusting to a life transition can lead to mental health conditions, such as adjustment disorder, major depressive disorder, and general anxiety disorder which can interfere with normal life activities for months after the transition has resolved.

The following therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and life coaches are specialists in the treatment of life transition struggles, including adjusting to a new city, transitioning from college to work life, marriage or divorce, or navigating new parenthood. The main treatment for dealing with life transitions is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Therapists for life transitions in NYC cost between $100 - $250+ per session if you’re paying out-of-pocket. Many therapists see clients for life transitions, and it is possible to find therapists who are in-network with health insurances like Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna. It can be more difficult to find therapists for life transitions who are in-network with insurances such as Beacon Health, Aetna, and UnitedHealthcare, but it is possible.

Therapy sessions for life transitions are usually 45 minutes - 1 hour long. Many therapists see adults, adolescents, and children for life transitions.

Find vetted therapists for life transitions 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.

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How to find the best therapist for life transitions in New York City

How much does therapy for life transitions cost in NYC?

Therapy sessions in NYC for life transitions typically range from $100 - $250+ per session if you are paying out-of-pocket. If you are able to find an in-network therapist, you may only need to pay a copay at each session, typically $20 - $40. 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 life transitions in NYC?

Yes, dealing with life transitions is a common mental health challenge for which individuals seek therapy, and any health insurance mental health benefits should cover therapy for life transitions. Therapists for life transitions 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 life transitions in-network with insurances like Beacon Health, Aetna, and UnitedHealthcare.

Other therapists for life transitions 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 life transitions in NYC located?

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

What should I look for in a therapist for life transitions?

Therapists who treat life transition struggles may be social workers, counselors, psychologists, or psychiatrists. Regardless of the type of provider, look for someone who specializes in the type of life transition you’re experiencing – whether it’s adjusting to a new city, transitioning from college to work life, marriage or divorce, or navigating new parenthood.

Most therapists treat life transition struggles with a variety of talk therapy styles and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a common therapy modality that addresses the thoughts and feelings that different events trigger.

What other treatment resources for life transitions are there in NYC?

Outside of individual therapy sessions, NYC has several life transitions support groups that you can join.

Resources for immediate help can be found here.