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Pros and Cons of Using Insurance for Therapy

Do you know the risks of limiting yourself to staying in-network insurance for therapy? Here are a few downsides to consider. Empower yourself to make the best decision for your needs and goals.

What is LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Therapy?

Affirmative Therapy helps LGBTQIA+ individuals navigate through their life in a more meaningful and constructive way through the help of empathic, nonjudgmental compassion and understanding.

10 Ways Therapy Can Help Entrepreneurs

If you’ve launched a new venture, started your own business, or even pursued a side hustle, you likely already know that the entrepreneurial path can be as tough as it is rewarding. Chances are, you’ve felt a mix of excitement, fear, and overwhelm. With all of the ups, downs, and uncertainties that come with the entrepreneurial journey, it can help to talk with someone who can support you through the ebbs and flows.

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3 Essential Tips on How to Heal Emotional Wounds and Trauma

hen we think of the term “healing”, we tend to first think of a physical injury— a broken bone, a strained muscle, an open...
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5 Lessons I Learned About Change From a Recovering Lawyer

Josh Watson is a therapist for lawyers in NYC. Read about the 5 lessons he learned about change from a recovering lawyer.

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How Video Games Give Us a Peek Into The Window of Ourselves

Do you find yourself playing video games more and more as social distancing and quarantines continue? You’re not alone. Explore your gaming.

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How to Set Healthy Boundaries

The majority of people struggle with healthy boundaries. Learn how you can develop the skills to create healthy boundaries in your own life.

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How to Avoid the Trap of Groupthink

In these difficult times, we can reflect on individual consciousness and develop the capacity to differentiate from mass thinking.

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Spirituality, Psychology, and the Benefits of Looking Inside Oneself

Contemporarily, the fields of religion have been considered a separate entity from psychology; however, this may not be an either-or scenario.

Why Teachers Need Our Support Now More Than Ever

Teachers often take on the stress and emotions of their students. This year in particular, teachers may experience more vicarious trauma.

Cybervictimization: A Hidden Perpetrator of Race-Based Trauma

Racism is systemic and has led to generations of race-based trauma. Technology has provided an outlet for racism via cybervictimization and bullying.

Understanding Imposter Syndrome and How to Cope

Imposter syndrome can rob us of our joy, confidence and hold us back in life. The phenomenon can affect anyone, regardless of their success.

The Impact of Travel Restrictions on Mental Health

The current pandemic restrictions have impacted our ability to nurture our traveling mindsets. Learn how to cope with travel restrictions.

How to Recover from Financial Infidelity

Oftentimes, couples avoid talking about the two subjects that are crucial to their wellbeing: money and sex. It may come as a surprise to you that as a couples therapist, I actually hear more about instances around financial infidelity than affairs in the traditional sense.

3 Tips For Practicing Self-Love and Compassion

Self-love is a term that has gained more and more traction in recent years, and for good reason. Oftentimes, the discussion on self-love is conflated with self-care, another important but distinct concept.

6 Effective Techniques to Improve Communication with Your Teens

Learn six practical tips that are helpful in building more positive and consistent communication with your teens.

7 Coping Tips for Anxiety From a Psychologist

Learn 7 coping tips for anxiety and discover strategies that therapists actually use to help them with their own anxious thoughts.

Homesickness During a Pandemic

A secondary cost of the pandemic has been the impact of lockdowns and social isolation on mental health. These impacts often manifest in increased loneliness or feelings of homesickness, especially for those who live apart from their families and homeland.

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Practice Empathy To Enhance Your Relationships

Sometimes, no matter how much we love or connect with a person, it can prove difficult to maintain a connection that endures all. Obstacles, differences of opinion, and unexpected life circumstances inevitably crop up and put our relationships to the test.

How to Stop Negative Self-Talk: Disrupting Negative Narratives

No one is perfect,” “we all make mistakes,” “fall to get back up.” What do all of these sayings have in common? They remind us that life does not always go as planned, and mistakes are an inevitable and natural part of life. Many times we hold…

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The Strength in Vulnerability: How to Improve Your Relationships By Letting Down Your Guard

Love: Everyone wants to experience it, and yet many of us are also scared of it, because in order to truly be open to love, we must also allow ourselves to be vulnerable. What is vulnerability, and why does it terrify us?

What’s the Difference Between a Psychotherapist, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Mental Health Counselor, Psychoanalyst, and Social Worker?

Finding a therapist who’s a good fit with you and your needs is essential to the work you do in therapy. In your search for the right person, you might find therapists with varying strings of letters after their name, which can give you a better understanding of their training and the kind of therapy they offer.

Self-Care on the Weekends

Many of us are so invested in work or academics that we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves. Although there are various ways to practice self-care techniques throughout a busy work week, for many, the weekend is the best time to unwind.

5 Self-Help Books for Depression

If you’re not quite ready to speak to a professional regarding depression, you don’t need to suffer in silence. We’re sharing 5 of our top self-help book recommendations for combating depression.

6 Ways to Cope With Race-Based Trauma

When people hear the word “trauma,” they often think of one single, dramatic, life-changing event or moment in time. Race-based trauma occurs much more insidiously, on a systemic level, and is experienced through both micro and macroaggressions.

What to Expect During Your First Therapy Session

Connecting with a therapist for the first time may seem overwhelming if you’re not sure what to expect. We’ve put together this quick guide on what the process looks like, so you can get the most out of your first therapy session.

Relationships Reads: Compassionate Vs. Corrosive Communication

Communication typically falls into two categories: Compassionate or Corrosive. Learn what these communication styles say about your relationship.

5 Tips for Dealing With Imposter Syndrome

Those suffering from imposter syndrome may live in fear that they’ll be “found out” and experience feelings of inadequacy despite their professional accomplishments.

What Therapists for Young Adults Can Do to Ease Them Into Adulthood

Many young adults may feel ashamed or obligated to speak about their struggles with a parent. Therapists for young adults can offer teenagers the chance to unload and speak about their issues with a professional who has an outside perspective on it all.

5 Ways to Make Virtual Therapy Sessions More Comfortable

Meeting with your therapist on a screen can feel different, and sometimes not as powerful, as meeting in person. Luckily, there are several ways we can bridge this gap to make virtual therapy feel more personal, focused, and private.

How to Find Affordable Therapy in NYC: 3 Places to Look

No one should feel alone because they simply can’t afford the proper mental health treatment. However, it can be difficult to find affordable therapy in NYC. We’re here to help.

3 Tips to Help You Cope With Generalized Anxiety

Generalized anxiety is treatable. Learn exercises that can help you manage your anxiety or reduce some of its symptoms.

How Hidden Depression Hides in Plain Sight and What You Can Do to Identify It

Dealing with depression can be difficult and even debilitating at times, so how do you know if someone is coping with hidden depression?

Mindfulness for Anxiety: How Living in the Now Is the Best Medicine for Anxious Minds

When you’re feeling anxious, mindfulness techniques can help combat troublesome symptoms. Learn how to personalize mindfulness for anxiety in a way that works best for you.

How to Embrace Change

Wanting things to go back to “normal,” also known as “the way things used to be,” is one of humankind’s most basic and universal tendencies. There’s comfort in the familiar, especially when you’re looking backwards.

The LGBTQ Bill of Rights Protects LGBTQ Mental Health

LGBTQ mental health is easily challenged by everyday situations and messages. The LGBTQ Bill of Rights is designed to empower you. Check it out now.

The Minority Bill of Rights

No matter your race or ethnic background, you have a birthright to feel safe, empowered, and respected in every circumstance, at all times.

Why Some Couples Thrived During the Pandemic and Others Didn’t

As a therapist, I often get an up-close look at how current events shape the everyday fabric of people’s lives. When the holidays close in, I talk clients through the joys and heartaches such seasons can bring.

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The Stages of Trauma and Recovery

Trauma occurs when an abnormal event overwhelms our ability to cope. It shocks, confuses, and can leave us in a fog. It can bring on feelings of intense anxiety and cause us to question our sense of reality.

Quarantine Loneliness? Why Some People Are Missing Their Exes

There are many reasons why people miss their exes right now. The most obvious being that feelings of loneliness and isolation are amplified in these times of social distancing.

10 Practical Tips to Help You Cope with Coronavirus Stress

Many people who may have never felt a need for mental health services are now struggling with increased anxiety, depression, and isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic.

5 Essential Spring Cleaning Tips for the Mind During Coronavirus

Learn some practical tips you can use to clear the unnecessary and unhelpful clutter from your mind.

7 Effective Relaxation Techniques to Manage Stress & Anxiety

Relaxation techniques work by helping our body to manage the fight-or-flight response of our sympathetic nervous system.

Remembering and Returning to Joy

Many people think of joy as something that has to be searched for and attained, rather than something that is allowed and cultivated with intention.

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How to Get the Most Out of Teletherapy

Physical distance doesn’t have to mean emotional isolation. Teletherapy sessions allow you to stay connected to your therapist during social distancing.

How to Cope with Strange Emotions in the Time of COVID-19

Social distancing may lead to more elusive emotional experiences that appear unique to the current situation. Here’s how to cope with them.

Resources for Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color

Resources dedicated to supporting the diversity of the BIPOC community

 

If you have an additional resource you’d like to recommend, we’d love to learn about it and include it as a resource for those who are interested. Please email us at [email protected].

If you need help finding a BIPOC therapist, Psychology Today offers a search tool matched on zip code or city.

 

CRISIS resources in NYC

NYC Well

Mobile Crisis Teams

 

A “crisis” situation is one that requires prompt attention, but is not immediately life-threatening. A crisis occurrence is one that can be improved or resolved by a visit from a mobile crisis team, who generally responds within 48 hours, or by telephone counseling and referral from NYC Well, the Health Department’s 24-hour information and referral hotline operated by the Mental Health Association of New York City, Inc.

1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355) is a free, confidential helpline for New York City residents. You can call 24 hours a day/7 days a week. The staff of trained mental health professionals help callers find mental health and substance abuse services. NYC Well is multilingual and multicultural. You can also text WELL to 65173 or go to NYC Well, an online resource for individuals, families and agencies in need of help and information:

 

  • 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355)
  • 1-888-692-9355 (Español)
  • 1-888-692-9355 (中文)
  • 711 (TTY for hearing impaired)


Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Free and confidential support for people in distress, 24/7.


National Helpline

1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Treatment referral and information, 24/7.


Disaster Distress Helpline

1-800-985-5990
Immediate crisis counseling related to disasters, 24/7.


The Trevor Project

866-488-7386 / [email protected]
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. 

where to go in A CRISIS

The Center, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Community Center

212-620-7310

Columbia Day Program

The Columbia Day Program offers structured, state-of-the-art therapy 3-5 days per week for people struggling with depression, anxiety, and/or personality disorders that are seriously affecting their ability to go to school or work.

To make an appointment, please call 212-305-6001.

St. Luke’s University Health Center

1-866-STLUKES

Innovations and Partial Hospitalization Services.

Most insurances are accepted.

Individuals who may need additional support and are experiencing difficulty adjusting and/or coping because of severe stressful situations and life changing events may require a more structured, intensive service. The Innovations Partial Hospital Program provides groups, music therapy and individual services through which adults can gain the strength and psychosocial support they need to regain confidence in their day to day lives.

Innovations offers innovative, structured mental health day program treatment five hours-a-day, five days-a-week for our partial hospital program and three days-a-week for our intensive outpatient program. Please call 484-526-3838 to schedule an intake assessment.

To register for psychotherapy group meeting dates and times, contact the Group Intake Department at: 484-526-2400.

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