Psychoanalytic Therapists In NYC
Find the best therapists practicing psychoanalysis in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, New York. Psychoanalysis, also known as psychoanalytic therapy, is a type of individual psychotherapy that focuses on deep introspection to help clients uncover repressed feelings, identify patterns in their thoughts and relationships, and become more self-aware. The goal of psychoanalysis is to address unconscious self-limiting factors that may be affecting clients’ mood, self-esteem, and relationships. Traditional psychoanalysis sessions are long-term and can take place at least two or three times a week. However, more modern versions of psychoanalytic sessions can be once a week.
Therapists who practice psychoanalysis in NYC typically cost between $150 - $250+ per session if you’re paying out-of-pocket.
Psychoanalysis sessions are usually 45 minutes - 1 hour long.
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How to find the best psychoanalyst in New York City How much do psychoanalysis sessions cost in NYC?
Psychoanalysis sessions in NYC tend to range from $175 - $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 $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 psychoanalysis in NYC?
While it is more common to pay out-of-pocket, some therapists who practice psychoanalysis in NYC are in-network under insurance panels such as Cigna and Blue Cross Blue Shield and less commonly United, Aetna, and NYU Consolidated Health Plan.
Where are most therapists who practice psychoanalysis in NYC located?
Most therapists who offer psychoanalysis are located in Midtown, Flatiron, Union Square, West Village and Greenwich Village, and the Upper East and West Sides. You can also find therapists who practice psychoanalysis in Brooklyn and Queens.
What other resources are there for psychoanalysis in NYC?
NYC has a number of resources for psychoanalysis. The New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, for example, offers treatment, training, and education for psychoanalysis.
What should I look for in a therapist who practices psychoanalysis?
Therapists who practice psychoanalysis can be psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, mental health counselors, or licensed psychoanalysts. They should have an advanced education with a Master’s degree, PhD, or other advanced degree as well as training in the specialty of psychoanalysis or psychoanalytic therapy.
Additionally, it’s important to find a psychoanalytic therapist who is right for you and one you feel comfortable speaking with. Psychoanalysis often requires you to open up more deeply than other kinds of psychotherapy, and relies heavily on the “therapeutic alliance” (therapist-patient relationship) as a major facilitator of positive change.