Psychologists Near Me in NYC

Find the best psychologists in NYC. The following psychologists are highly qualified professionals who specialize in treating mental health conditions. Psychologists offer a range of treatment options including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness practice, and hypnosis, but most tend to focus on a particular area like clinical psychology, child psychology, or couples counseling.

Most NYC psychologists are based in Manhattan with the majority located in MIdtown, but there are many who practice on the Upper East and West Sides and in Lower Manhattan. There are also a number of psychologists in Brooklyn and Queens.

NYC psychologists accept payment from several insurance plans, most commonly Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna. It’s also possible to find psychologists who are in-network with insurances like Aetna and UnitedHealthcare. If you end up paying out of pocket, sessions range from $175 to more than $250 per session in NYC.

Therapy sessions with NYC psychologists usually last 45 minutes to one hour.

Find vetted psychologists in NYC below. Click on any professional to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a great fit! To refine your search, add your fee range under ‘Payment options’. For help from home or the office, check ‘Online video sessions’ under ‘Locations.'

Psychologists Near You in NYC

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How to find a psychologist in NYC

How much do psychologists charge for therapy in NYC?

If your psychologist accepts insurance, you'd only be responsible for the copay, which is usually $20 to $40 per session. If you have a high-deductible plan, expect to pay $175 to $250+ per session until your insurance starts contributing. Similarly, if you’re paying out of pocket, your therapy will cost anywhere from $175 to more than $250 per session.

You can also ask your psychologist if they offer a sliding scale, or reduced fee, to clients with limited financial resources. In NYC, sliding scales can be as low as $100 per session.

Does health insurance cover therapy sessions with a psychologist in NYC?

NYC psychologists accept payment from a variety of insurance plans including Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna and UnitedHealthcare. However, these providers may have long waitlists or few available hours.

You can see a psychologist who isn’t paneled with your insurance, but your out-of-pocket costs will be higher as you’ll only receive partial reimbursement. For details about your out-of-network coverage, contact your plan or search your plan documents for your summary of benefits.

What should I look for in a psychologist in NYC?

All NYC psychologists have a doctoral degree and at least one to two years’ practice under the supervision of an experienced mental health professional. In addition, all psychologists must pass a licensing exam. Many psychologists also pursue specialized training in areas like clinical psychology, child psychology or couples counseling.

Before you start therapy, be sure your psychologist has experience helping clients with concerns like yours. The better your psychologist understands your situation, the more likely it is that your therapy will succeed.

What types of challenges can psychologists help with?

Psychologists are qualified to diagnose and treat a range of mental health issues including anxiety, mood, and psychotic disorders. Most psychologists begin by asking about your thoughts and feelings before trying different evidence-based therapy modalities to help alleviate your symptoms.

Common modalities include CBT, mindfulness practice, and hypnosis. To find the right fit, you may have to experiment with one or more of these techniques.

Where are most psychologists in NYC located?

Most NYC psychologists see clients in Manhattan. The majority are located in Midtown, but there are many who practice on the Upper East and West Sides as well as in the Lower Manhattan neighborhoods of Greenwich Village, SoHo, and the Financial District.

There are also a number of psychologists in Brooklyn and Queens. And while most NYC psychologists see clients in-person, some offer remote or online sessions, too.