Therapists for Stress Management in NYC

Find the best therapists for stress management in NYC. Stress is part of life and can even be helpful. But when it becomes too frequent or intense, it may give rise to anxiety, depression, or conflict with friends and family. Fortunately, stress can be managed through talk therapy, mindfulness practice, and other techniques. There are many NYC therapists with experience and advanced training in stress management.

The following therapists specialize in stress management. Most 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 qualified therapists in Brooklyn and Queens.

If your therapist determines that your stress is related to a diagnosable mental health condition like depression or anxiety, your health insurance may cover your sessions. NYC therapists who specialize in stress management accept payment from several insurance plans, most commonly Cigna and Blue Cross Blue Shield. It’s also possible to find therapists who are in-network with insurances like Aetna, Consolidated Health Plans, Medicare, and UnitedHealthcare. If you end up paying out of pocket, sessions range from $175 to more than $250 per session in NYC. Therapy for stress management typically lasts 45 minutes to one hour. Sessions can take many forms as your therapist will tailor their approach to your personality and circumstances. For example, some clients respond well to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) while others learn more from meditation instruction or mindfulness practice.

Find vetted therapists for stress management below. Click on any therapist 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.'

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How to find a therapist for stress management in NYC

How can therapy for stress management help New Yorkers?

Stress can stem from many sources, but most Americans cite worries over money and career. It’s no wonder then why NYC, with its high cost of living and competitive job market, can be such a stressful place to live, work, or raise a family.

When the pressures of city life become too much, some New Yorkers experience symptoms of mental health conditions like anxiety and depression. A therapist with expertise in stress management can talk a client through their stress and teach them techniques to manage it.

How much does therapy for stress management cost in NYC?

If your therapist 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, therapy for stress management in NYC will cost anywhere from $175 to more than $250 per session.

You can also ask your therapist 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 for stress management in NYC?

If your therapist determines that your stress is related to a diagnosable mental health condition like depression or anxiety, your health insurance may cover your sessions. NYC therapists who specialize in stress management accept payment from a variety of insurance plans including Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Consolidated Health Plans, Medicare, and UnitedHealthcare.

You can also expand your options for coverage by choosing to see a therapist who isn’t paneled with your insurance. Although your out-of-pocket costs will be higher, you may qualify for out-of-network coverage. Contact your plan or search your plan documents for your summary of benefits for more details.

Where are most therapists for stress management located in NYC?

Most NYC therapists who specialize in stress management 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 Greenwich Village, SoHo, and the Financial District.

There are also a number of qualified therapists in Brooklyn and Queens.

And while most NYC therapists see clients in-person, many offer remote or online sessions as well.

What should I look for in a therapist for stress management?

Before you start therapy, be sure your therapist has experience helping clients with concerns like yours. Is your stress related to a fast-paced career? Struggles with the creative process? The loss of a loved one?

The better your therapist understands your situation, the more likely it is that your therapy will succeed. The relationship between you and your therapist is also important, so be sure that you feel comfortable talking openly and honestly with your therapist about your concerns.

You should also ask about the techniques your therapist plans to use. There are several treatment options, only some of which will work for you. Common options include CBT, meditation instruction, mindfulness practice, and traditional talk therapy. To find the right fit, you may have to experiment with one or more of these techniques.