NYC Affirmative Psychotherapy

NYC Affirmative Psychotherapy

Sliding-Scale Community-Focused Psychotherapy
New York Accepting Online
Midtown Not Accepting In-person
Updated May 7, 2021

We are a community focused sustainable sliding scale mental health practice in midtown Manhattan providing treatment to individual adults and couples ages 18+. Our mission is simple: provide affirmative psychotherapy in a sustainable way to the community. We have a special commitment to serving queer communities of color.

Rana  Shokoen
Rana Shokoen

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Aaron  Skinner-Spain
Aaron Skinner-Spain

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R

Tristan  Vizconde
Tristan Vizconde

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Shameeka  Mattis-Pinard
Shameeka Mattis-Pinard

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW


What services do you offer?

NYC Affirmative Psychotherapy offers sliding scale individual, couples, group, and online psychotherapy. We also have therapists on staff that speak languages other than English. Please refer to our website for the most up to date information about language options.

What are your specialties?

We specialize in trauma, anxiety, depression, college mental health, LGBTQIA, queer communities of color, racism, systemic oppression, intergenerational trauma, healing justice work, grief, and addiction.

Why should I choose NYC Affirmative Psychotherapy?

Simply put: because we believe that healing, your healing and our collective healing cannot occur alone. We firmly believe that change is possible and that we as human beings grow in relationships where an empathic and attuned other bears witness to our struggles.

We recognize the innate strengths that continue to allow people to function while enduring difficult life circumstances. Challenging childhoods and distressing adult experiences, coupled with the toxic impact of systemic oppression, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and xenophobia impact our mental health.

You are not alone. Lets take the next step together.


LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

College mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Wellfleet
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $105
  • Sliding scale: $58 - $105


Midtown practice
19 West 34th Street, Suite 602, New York, New York 10001
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Sat 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Sun 10:00am-6:00pm

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Sat 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Sun 10:00am-6:00pm