Accepting new clients for evening appointments
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Adolescent mental health
Nirav Soni is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Midtown Manhattan with deep expertise in serving clients throughout the lifespan experiencing challenges related to mood, anxiety, and relationships. His particular specialty is in working with adolescents and school-age children, helping them to understand how they can better relate to their family, their peers, and their inner world.
Dr. Soni offers an integrated approach, primarily focused on insight-oriented work, to help his clients process the stories they tell about themselves, how they view their place in the world, and whether their current behaviors contribute to the kind of person they would like to become. He helps clients build the skills to manage overwhelming emotions, succeed at school, relate more authentically and openly to the people around them.
Dr. Soni is deeply committed to providing a safe environment where adolescents and young adults can explore the full possibility of their unique identity. He particularly enjoys working with clients from immigrant backgrounds, helping them to find a place of belonging across cultures. His midtown office is located a short walk from Grand Central.
Adolescent mental health – Support navigating work and school-related expectations and stress
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Parenting – Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Anger management – Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets
Couples counseling – Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Life transitions – Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Race and cultural identity – Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Self-esteem – Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Stress management – Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Substance use – Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health
Nirav is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Initial/ongoing sessions: $250/session (50min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $150- $250 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Message to clients
"Therapy is one of the rare places where someone wants to listen when you're feeling your worst and wants to be curious about the parts of you that you feel most uneasy about."
Treatment approachesFamily SystemsFamily systems theory views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. Family system therapy may be used to address conflict stemming from the family unit by working on a client's ability to maintain individuality while maintaining emotional contact with the group. (learn more)
Psychoanalytic TherapyPsychoanalytic therapy tends to look at experiences from early childhood to see if these events have affected the individual’s life, or potentially contributed to current concerns. This form of therapy is considered a long-term choice and can continue for weeks, months or even years depending on the depth of the concern being explored. Psychoanalytic therapy aims to make deep-seated changes in personality and emotional development. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Cornell Medical College, Visiting Faculty Member, 2018 - Present
Columbia University, Psychoanalytic Training, 2016 - Present
Private Practice, 2014 - Present
Postgraduate Psychotherapy Center at Adelphi University, Postdoctoral fellowship
Adelphi University, PhD, 2007 - 2012