Mental Health Resources
Many of the organizations listed below indicate that their physical offices have temporarily closed in response to COVID-19, but that they are still able to provide counseling remotely. Please call or visit their website for more information.
New York has created a free COVID-19 Emotional Support hotline, staffed by mental health professionals, at 1.844.863.9314.
If you have insurance or are looking to find a long term counselor, please access:
National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network nqttcn.com
Ackerman Institute for the Family
(212) 879-4900 x122
936 Broadway 2nd Fl 10010
Psychiatry/psychotherapy for families and couples. Families from Tri-state area welcome. In-network provider for wide range of insurances & sliding scale available.
Psychotherapy, medication management, couples counseling and group therapy. Accepts most major insurances & sliding scale.
Center for Counseling and Community Wellbeing
246 Greene St 5th Fl 10003
Individual, couples and family counseling; psychotherapy and vocational/career counseling. Sessions videotaped for student training. Sliding scale.
Columbia University Psychiatry – Gender Identity Program
710 West 168th St 12th Fl 10032
Counseling/care geared to the needs of TGNC/non-binary individuals and their families. Accepts limited amount of insurance, but can use out-of-network benefits.
Charles B. Wang Community Health Center
268 Canal St 10013
136-26 37th Ave Flushing 11354
Individual and group counseling. Medication available. Staff Bilingual Chinese-English. Services are for primary care patients. Accepts most major insurance & sliding scale.
Fifth Avenue Counseling Center
5 E 17th St 2nd Fl 10003
Individual, group, couples and family therapy. Accepts commercial and managed care insurance. Sliding scale beginning at $75.
New School Psychotherapy Program
(212) 229-5700 x278
80 5th Ave 10011
15-20 sessions for adults seeking psychotherapy. Phone intake. Sliding scale between $20-$50.
Psychotherapy Center for Gender and Sexuality
1841 Broadway 10023
Psychoanalytic therapy. Accepts some insurance & sliding scale. Initial appointment $60.
Henry Street Settlement
40 Montgomery St 10002
Individual, family, group therapy. Psychiatric treatment, crisis intervention, HIV services. Services provided in English, Spanish, two dialects of Chinese (Mandarin), Italian, German, Polish. Accepts Medicaid, Medicare some third party insurance and sliding scale.
Housing Works Cylar Community Health Center
743 E 9th St 10009
Psychotherapy, psychiatry, substance abuse, anger management, care coordination, crisis intervention. Spanish and Haitian Creole speaking counselors available. Sliding scale.
441 W 26th St 10001
Individual and family therapy. No commercial insurance accepted. Sliding scale.
Institute for Human Identity
322 8th Ave Ste 802 10001
Individual, group, family therapy; psychological testing; psychiatry. Spanish, French, German, Hebrew speaking staff. Accepts out-of-network insurance coverage & sliding scale.
Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services GLBTQ Counseling Unit
135 W 50th St 10020
Individual, group, family therapy and psychiatry. Accepts most insurance & sliding scale.
Karen Horney Institute
329 E 62nd St 10065
Psychotherapy, psychiatry, substance abuse treatment, trauma program. Most insurance accepted & sliding scale. Initial fee of $75 for intake.
Kull Initiative for Psychotherapy
120 W 31st St 3rd Fl 10001
Individual and group services. Free phone screening. Schedule intake via firstname.lastname@example.org. Accepts some out-of-network insurance & sliding scale.
Mount Sinai Hospital-Comprehensive Health Program-Downtown
275 7th Ave 12th Fl 10011
Psychotherapy/psychiatry, case management. Must be existing patient. If seeking TGNC-specific services, call to see if eligible. Accepts most insurance.
National Institute for the Psychotherapies
(212) 582-1566 x7750
250 W 57th St Ste 501 10107
Individual and couples psychotherapy; offsite psychiatry referrals. Online intake. Accepts some insurance & sliding scale. No Medicare/Medicaid.
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/ Payne Whitney
525 E 68th St 10065
Individual, couples and group therapy. Children/adolescents also can come for services. Only accepts Weill Cornell Aetna PPO plan. Can file for out-of-network benefits.
NYC Affirmative Psychotherapy
19 W 34th St 10001
Community based sliding scale psychotherapy practice. Individual and group services. Schedule intake via phone or email email@example.com. In-network for Aetna, Consolidated/Wellfleet.
Postgraduate Center for Mental Health-CAP
71 W 23rd St 7th Fl 10010
Mental health services for individuals with history of chronic mental illness. Accepts insurance.
Puerto Rican Family Institute
145 W 15th St 10011
Individual, family and couples treatment; psychiatry, crisis interventions, case management. Staff bilingual in Spanish. Call ahead to complete intake. Accepts insurance & sliding scale.
Ryan Center Upper West Side
801 Amsterdam Ave 10025
Psychotherapy and domestic violence counseling. Must already be Ryan Center patient. Accepts most insurance. Does not accept HIP/Emblem/Humana. Sliding scale available.
The Soho Center
159 Bleecker St 2nd Fl 10012
Individual therapy, relationship counseling, family counseling. Accepts most PPO insurance plans. In network for Cigna, Magnacare and Humana. Sliding scale options starting at $100.
St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Acute Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic
411 W 114th St 10025
LGBTQ+, TGNC, Polyamorous friendly. Accepts most insurance. Insurance navigation available.
Union Settlement Mental Health Services
2089 3rd Ave 10029
Psychotherapy and psychiatry. Spanish speaking staff available. Does not accept private insurance or Medicare. Accepts Medicaid & Medicaid-affiliated plans.
Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy
300 Flatbush Ave Brooklyn 11217
Psychotherapy and psychiatry. Accepts most major medical insurance & sliding scale.
Park Slope Center for Mental Health
348 13th St Ste 203 Brooklyn 11215
Psychotherapy, psychiatric assessment and case management; short and long term couples therapy. Call for phone screening first. Accepts most major medical insurance.
LGBT Affirmative Program/ Heights Hill Mental Health Service
25 Flatbush Ave 3rd Fl Brooklyn 11217
Outpatient program for LGBT individuals with mental illness (diagnosed with AXIS I disorder by psychiatrist/therapist, currently receiving health services from psychiatrist/therapist). Free.
Ford-Tremont Community Mental Health Center
2021 Grand Concourse 8th Fl Bronx 10453
Individual, child/family and group therapy. Bilingual staff available (Spanish & English).
Riverdale Mental Health Center
5676 Riverdale Ave Ste 202 Bronx 10471
Psychotherapy, medication consultation. Substance abuse treatment through ReSolve Center for Recovery. Residential services available.
Postgraduate Center for Mental Health-Bronx Adult & Child Clinic
1775 Grand Concourse Bronx 10471
Individual and family therapy. Children 5+ can receive services. Accepts some insurance.
COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline
SAMHSA Disaster Distress Hotline
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
New York State Hotline for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
AntiViolence Project 24 Hour Hotline
LGBT National Hotline