Meet the best therapists* in New York City.

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What kind of therapist do you need?

Note that most therapists specialize in multiple issues, so therapists in different categories may still be able to help you.

Anxiety therapist
Child or teen therapist
Couples therapist
Depression therapist
EMDR therapist
Family therapist
Grief therapist
OCD therapist
Trauma therapist

Our process

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We only reference peer-reviewed psychological and medical journals, trusted media outlets, esteemed mental health experts, or reputable mental health organizations.

Why trust Best Therapists?

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Meet our team of expert contributors or learn more about why you should choose Best Therapists when seeking a therapist.

Best therapists in New York City

4 stars or higher online

Peer reviewed

Screened for burnout

Trauma-informed

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Best anxiety therapists

4 stars or higher online

Peer reviewed

Screened for burnout

Trauma-informed

Virtual and In Person

$200

per session

Helps you get reimbursed for therapy

United Health Care, Aetna, Oxford (New York and Texas only)

Not available

California, LCSW #110949; Texas, LCSW #104193; New York, LCSW #084473

Marian Cooper, LCSW, ATR

Vetted and verified

No Google reviews

Modalities

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Art therapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Solution-focused brief therapy, Strength-based therapy

Specialties

Anxiety, Life transitions, Self esteem/self worth

Additional Areas of focus

Stress, Burnout

Virtual Only

$175

per session

Helps you get reimbursed for therapy

CDPHP

Not available

New York, LMHC #008675

Paula Carciu, LMHC

Vetted and verified

No Google reviews

Modalities

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Attachment based, Trauma-focused

Specialties

Anxiety, Codependency, Life transitions

Additional Areas of focus

Self esteem/self worth, Stress, Trauma, Perfectionism, People pleasing, Boundaries, Family dynamics, Burnout, Dating, Anxious high-achievers

Best children and teen therapists

4 stars or higher online

Peer reviewed

Screened for burnout

Trauma-informed

No items found.

Best couples therapists

4 stars or higher online

Peer reviewed

Screened for burnout

Trauma-informed

Virtual and In Person

$225

per session

Helps you get reimbursed for therapy

Helps you get reimbursed for therapy

Not available

New York, PsyD #021771

David Tzall, PsyD

Vetted and verified

No Google reviews

Modalities

Attachment based, Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Family systems, Psychodynamic, Trauma-focused

Specialties

Trauma, Anxiety, Addiction

Additional Areas of focus

Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Blended families, Coparenting, Step parenting, Borderline personality disorder, Burnout, Couples counseling, Codependency, Dating, Depression, Divorce counseling, Existential questioning, First responders, Gambling, Infidelity/affairs, Intercultural/interfaith relationships, Parenting, Personality disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Premarital counseling, Schizophrenia spectrum, Self esteem/self worth, Self harm, Sexual harassment, abuse, and/or assault, Stress, Substance misuse/dependency, Suicidal thoughts

Best depression therapists

4 stars or higher online

Peer reviewed

Screened for burnout

Trauma-informed

Virtual Only

$285

per session

Helps you get reimbursed for therapy

Helps you get reimbursed for therapy

Not available

Florida, LCSW #TPSW1845; New York, LCSW #092236; Connecticut, LCSW #10454

Gayle Weill, LCSW

Vetted and verified

No Google reviews

Modalities

Attachment based, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness based, Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), EMDR, Psychodynamic, Strength-based therapy

Specialties

Adoption, Anxiety, Parenting

Additional Areas of focus

Blended families, Coparenting, Step parenting, Life transitions, Mindfulness and/or meditation, Stress, Postpartum depression

Virtual Only

$175

per session

Helps you get reimbursed for therapy

CDPHP, AETNA, Fidelis, Highmark BS NENY

Helps you get reimbursed for therapy

Not available

New York, LMHC #010329-01

Amanda Marotta, LMHC

Vetted and verified

No Google reviews

Modalities

Attachment based, Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Solution-focused brief therapy, Trauma-focused, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Specialties

Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, Borderline personality disorder

Additional Areas of focus

Trauma, Self esteem/self worth, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Personality disorders, Parenting, Mindfulness and/or meditation, Life transitions, Depression, Dating, Couples counseling, Borderline personality disorder, Burnout, Bipolar disorder, Anxiety, Codependency

Best EMDR therapists

4 stars or higher online

Peer reviewed

Screened for burnout

Trauma-informed

Virtual Only

$250

per session

Helps you get reimbursed for therapy

Not available

New York, LCSW #93492; New Jersey, LCSW #44SC06141500

Kacie Mitterando, LCSW

Vetted and verified

No Google reviews

Modalities

Attachment based, Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), EMDR, Gottman method, Internal family systems (IFS), Strength-based therapy, Trauma-focused

Specialties

Trauma, Dating, Anxiety

Additional Areas of focus

ADHD, Body image, Codependency, Couples counseling, Disordered eating, LGBTQ+ sexuality, Neurodivergence, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Self esteem/self worth, Social anxiety, Stress

Virtual Only

$250

per session

Helps you get reimbursed for therapy

Not available

New York, LCSW #093839; New Jersey, #44SC06281300; Maryland #23919

Alyssa Kushner, LCSW

Vetted and verified

No Google reviews

Modalities

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), EMDR, Mindfulness based, Somatic therapy, Strength-based therapy, Trauma-focused, Attachment based, Depth psychotherapy

Specialties

Anxiety, Codependency, Trauma

Additional Areas of focus

Adolescents/teens, Anxiety, Burnout, Career counseling/coaching, Caring professionals (doctors, therapists, etc.), Codependency, Depression, Life transitions, Mindfulness and/or meditation, LGBTQ+ sexuality, Panic attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Self esteem/self worth, Self harm, Social anxiety, Stress, Substance misuse/dependency, Trauma, Suicidal thoughts

Best family therapists

4 stars or higher online

Peer reviewed

Screened for burnout

Trauma-informed

No items found.

Best grief therapists

4 stars or higher online

Peer reviewed

Screened for burnout

Trauma-informed

Virtual Only

$250

per session

Helps you get reimbursed for therapy

Not available

New York, LMHC #007370; New Jersey, LPC #37PC01026800; Connecticut, LPC #46.007257

Brittany Kravat, LMHC

Vetted and verified

No Google reviews

Modalities

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

Specialties

Grief and/or loss, Personality disorders, Anxiety

Additional Areas of focus

Addiction, Body image, Borderline personality disorder, Caring professionals (doctors, therapists, etc.), Disordered eating, Life transitions, Parenting, Trauma

Virtual Only

295

per session

Helps you get reimbursed for therapy

Not available

New York, Psychologist #025643; New Jersey, Psychologist #35SI00702400; Illinois, Psychologist #071.010599; North Carolina, Psychologist #6535; PsyPact, Psychologist #14381

Cynthia Shaw, PsyD

Vetted and verified

No Google reviews

Modalities

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Art therapy, Depth psychotherapy, Ecotherapy (nature therapy), Narrative, Strength-based therapy, Trauma-focused, Mindfulness based

Specialties

Existential questioning, Grief and/or loss, Self esteem/self worth

Additional Areas of focus

Aging, Anxiety, Cancer, Chronic illness or pain, Dating, Depression, Life transitions, Medical trauma, Midlife stress, Panic attacks, Physical disabilities, Schizophrenia spectrum, Social anxiety, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Trauma

Best OCD therapists

4 stars or higher online

Peer reviewed

Screened for burnout

Trauma-informed

Virtual Only

$355

per session

Helps you get reimbursed for therapy

Not available

California, PSY #31508; New York, PSY #020676

Regina Lazarovich, PhD

Vetted and verified

No Google reviews

Modalities

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), Mindfulness based, Prolonged exposure therapy, Strength-based therapy

Specialties

Anxiety, Disordered eating, Panic attacks

Additional Areas of focus

ADHD, Anxiety, Bicultural experience, Body image, Bullying, Burnout, Caring professionals (doctors, therapists, etc.), Dating, Depression, First generation immigrant experience, Grief and/or loss, Highly sensitive people, Insomnia, Life transitions, Midlife stress, Mindfulness and/or meditation, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Phobias, Second or third generation immigration experience, Self esteem/self worth, Social anxiety, Stress, Trauma

Best trauma therapists

4 stars or higher online

Peer reviewed

Screened for burnout

Trauma-informed

Virtual and In Person

$225

per session

Helps you get reimbursed for therapy

Not available

New York, LMHC #009186; Rhode Island, LMHC#MHC01061; Arizona, LPC #LPC-20643; Florida, LMHC#TPMC1240

Susanna Guarino, LMHC

Vetted and verified

No Google reviews

Modalities

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Gottman method, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Psychoanalytic, Trauma-focused

Specialties

Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Couples counseling

Additional Areas of focus

Anxiety, Existential questioning, Highly sensitive people, Intercultural/interfaith relationships, Mindfulness and/or meditation, Neurodivergence, Pregnancy and/or infant loss, Polyamory/non-monogamy/open relationships, Spirituality

FAQs

Frequently asked questions about therapy

What's the difference between in-person and virtual therapy?

Although there is no research that suggests in-person or virtual therapy is more effective, you may prefer one over the other. Some people prefer the intimacy of being in the same physical space as their therapist, while others prefer receiving treatment in the comfort of their own home. If you have a tight schedule, virtual therapy is a great option since you won’t commute to your therapist’s office. Virtual therapy also allows you to see any therapist throughout your state, which means one less barrier to finding your soulmate therapist!

When should someone start therapy?

Deciding when to start therapy is a very personal decision, but we recommend starting sooner rather than later. Along with running the risk of your mental health declining, you also miss out on time spent working on yourself, repairing your relationships, and so much more. Life is short, so why not make it the best possible as soon as possible?

What type of therapy is right for me?

Your therapist will carefully customize your treatment plan, and they will likely rely on a variety of therapeutic methods. There are some treatment methods that are better for specific disorders (like exposure therapy for OCD or phobias), but a combination of several will likely be the best option for you.

Is going to therapy worth it?

We’re huge advocates for therapy at Best Therapists, but we know that not everyone has a good experience in therapy. Working with a high quality therapist (with whom you have a great relationship) can be life changing. You can change harmful behaviors or thought patterns, shed or improve hurtful relationships, increase your resilience and coping methods for dealing with mental illness, and much more. We think that that’s pretty frigging worth it, but finding the right therapist for YOU is crucial to this equation.

What's the difference between a psychotherapist and a psychologist?

The main difference between psychotherapists and psychologists is their education. Psychologists receive more education, and in some cases, psychologists focus more on research than clinical work. But both therapists and psychologists go through thousands of hours of clinical training. When choosing a therapist, the skill of the therapist and your relationship with them matters way more than which degree your therapist has.

Do therapists offer free consultations?

Yes, most therapists offer free consultations. This not only benefits you, but the therapist too! Therapists want to see if you are a good fit before doing an official therapy session with you to save you (and them) time and energy. Although your relationship has barely begun, you both will feel out your chemistry. You won’t be BFFs by the end of the consultation, but should get a sense of whether or not you’ll work well together.

About Us

Hi, we’re Best Therapists.

We vet therapists, so you can focus on fit—not quality.

Through peer reviews, license verification, online reviews, and requiring acknowledgement of trauma-informed care, we do our best to make sure that your best therapist provides high quality care (and that's regardless of your race, sexual orientation, or background).

But your friend’s best therapist might not be your best therapist. That's why personality fit between you and your therapist is crucial. It’s not something that we can verify for you, so we encourage you to schedule free consultations with multiple therapists to get a sense of your chemistry together.

Why choose Best Therapists

There are plenty of therapist directories to choose from.

But other therapist directories like Psychology Today, Good Therapy, Choosing Therapy, and more have hundreds (if not thousands) of results for therapists in your city alone. The search for your best therapist becomes instantly overwhelming, which stops some therapy-seekers in their tracks. Our involved vetting process goes way beyond a basic license check (unlike the other guys), which simplifies YOUR search.

Finding the best therapist for you is hard enough, so we curate lists like these so you can get quality care as quickly and seamlessly impossible. And no need to check a therapist's availability or add your name to their waitlist—all Best Therapists are currently accepting new clients.

Not feeling any of the therapists on our list? No worries. Keep scrolling to find other vetted therapists in cities near you.

When to not choose Best Therapists

In some situations, we may not be the best therapist directory for you. For example...

  1. If you are looking for free therapy or want therapy that's supplemented by another organization, Best Therapists isn't the best therapist directory for you.
  2. If you're only open to seeing a therapist that's in-network with your insurance provider, Best Therapists might not be a good fit. Many of our therapists don't work directly with insurance companies, so we encourage you to check your out-of-network mental health benefits (use our free benefits checker). Don't let your insurance company prevent you from working with your soulmate therapist!
  3. Finally, this site is not intended for medical emergencies. If you are in an immediate mental health crisis, please call the national suicide hotline at 988.

Want to learn more about starting therapy? Read our guide on how to start therapy.