Find the Best Psychiatrists in NYC
Find the best psychiatrists in Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York. The following psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in treating mental health challenges. Most psychiatrists offer a combination of traditional talk therapy and medication management. Depending on whether they specialize in seeing clients across the lifespan, children and adolescents, or adults, psychiatrists can draw upon a variety of different therapeutic modalities.
Sessions with psychiatrists in NYC typically cost between $250 - $400+ if you’re paying out-of-pocket. It is possible to find psychiatrists in-network with insurances, such as Cigna and Aetna, and less commonly with United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Beacon Health. 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.
Psychiatric session times can vary. Typically, you will meet for an initial session of 45 minutes - 1 hour to allow time for a thorough review of your symptoms, treatment history, and current concerns. Follow-up visits, particularly for medication management, are often shorter (such as 30 minutes). You can clarify in your initial phone call with the psychiatrist how long they will be meeting with you.
Find vetted psychiatrists below. Click on any psychiatrist 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.
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How to find the best psychiatrist in New York City
How much do psychiatrists charge for therapy in NYC?
Psychiatrists in NYC charge between $250 - $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 psychiatrist in NYC?
While it is more common to pay out-of-pocket, some psychiatrists are in-network under insurances including Cigna, Aetna, and less commonly United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Beacon Health. However, these counselors may have longer waitlists or fewer available open hours.
Other 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 psychiatrist in NYC?
All psychiatrists should have a medical degree and have completed residency training programs in psychiatry. Many psychiatrists also go on to receive training in a specialized area of psychiatry, such as child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, addictions, or psychopharmacology.
Depending on your unique needs and goals, searching for a psychiatrist with training and experience in a particular field may be helpful. For example, a child and adolescent psychiatrist may be most helpful to treat clients under the age of 18.
What types of challenges can psychiatrists help with?
Psychiatrists are board-certified to assess, diagnose, and treat clients with a broad range of mental health issues. Their extensive training equips them to assess clients in the context of their other medical illnesses, physical symptoms, and family history to provide a comprehensive treatment plan.
Some common mental health issues that psychiatrists can help with include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, and severe mental illnesses.
Where are most psychiatrists in NYC located?
Psychiatrists in NYC tend to be concentrated in Manhattan, particularly in Midtown, Flatiron, and the Upper East and West Sides. Several psychiatrists on Zencare also offer remote video sessions for those unable to attend therapy in an office.