NYC Queer Mental Health Initiative (QMHI) Resource List

If you would like to suggest more resources to add to this list, please see a facilitator after one of our in-person support groups, or email us at nycqmhi@gmail.com.

NYC QMHI Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nycqmhi

Queer Mental Health Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NYCQMH/

QMHI Google Group: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/nyc-queer-mental-health-initiative

QTPoC MHI Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/QTPOCsupport/

QTPoC MHI Facebook group (PoC only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/QTPOCsupport/

Find us on Twitter @NYC_QMHI and @QTPoC

The NYC Queer Mental Health Initiative is currently ON HIATUS and no meetings are scheduled at this time. The QTPoC MHI meeting schedule can be found on Facebook and sessions are currently being held at The Interdependence Project, 28 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001.


National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network:
http://www.nqttcn.com/#!directory/sdqog

Crisis, Suicide Prevention, and Suicide Survivor* Resources

If you are in crisis, please do not hesitate to call the Samaritans’ hotline, which is for survivors as well as people who are considering suicide. It is 24/7, confidential, free of charge, and non-religious: 212-673-3000.

Manhattan Crisis and Respite Center: http://www.icarol.info/ResultDetails.aspx?org=2241&agencynum=13985026 

“LifeNet is the Single Point of Access for NYC’s Crisis Respite Centers for all clients who are not connected with a mental health provider.  Crisis Counselors will assess the client’s appropriateness and generate a MCT referral.

The Crisis Respite Center is for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis who are seeking an alternative to hospitalization or the emergency room. With stays from 1-7 days and a maximum of 8 guests at any given time, the respite is able to provide an array of highly focused supports including: peer support, wellness self-management, self-help training, healthy diet and sleep habits, creative arts, meditation and relaxation tips, linkage to medical and psychiatric providers, etc.”

Also see http://www.communityaccess.org/connect-to-services/apply-to-be-a-crisis-respite-center-guest re: respite care for residents of Manhattan and Staten Island (only) ages 18-65.

ACMH’s Garden House Respite

http://wfsites.websitecreatorprotool.com/acmhnyc.org/CTH-Brochure-UpdatedKA2.pdf 

For more information or to make a referral, contact Kearyann Austin at kaustin@acmhnyc.org or (212) 253-6377 x 406.

“Temporary getaway for people with a psychiatric diagnosis who are experiencing a crisis, and who are not a danger to themselves or others.  Staffed by trained peer counselors with lived experience of the mental health system,  Garden House Respite offers coping strategies and support in a home-like environment.  Following hospitalization, Garden House Respite can serve as a step-down between hospital and home.” Stay of one day to two weeks, no charge, must have have permanent, stable housing to return to upon discharge.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

 

NYC Anti-Violence Project (AVP) 24-hour hotline: 212-714-1141 (Bilingual English/Spanish)

AVP’s support services: http://avp.org/get-help/get-support

For LGBTQ and/or HIV+ survivors of all types of violence

NYC Well (formerly LifeNet): Free, confidential mental health support. Speak to a counselor via phone, text or chat and get access to mental health and substance misuse services, in more than 200 languages, 24/7/365

 

1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355), Press 2 

Call 711 (Relay Service for Deaf/Hard of Hearing)

Español: 1-888-692-9355, Press 3

中文: 1-888-692-9355, Press 4

Trans Lifeline: http://www.translifeline.org/

US: (877) 565-8860

Canada: (877) 330-6366

"Trans Lifeline is a non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have."

Here are some other resources for survivors:

 

Samaritans NYC's resource guide (for both survivor resources and suicide prevention services): http://samaritansnyc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Survivor-Guide-Active-Links.pdf 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Survivor Outreach Program (facilitates visits to newly bereaved individuals from survivors who have spent some time healing from their loss and want to help others): https://www.afsp.org/coping-with-suicide-loss/find-support/survivor-outreach-program 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Support Group Listing: http://www.afsp.org/coping-with-suicide-loss/find-support/in-person-support-groups 

Alliance of Hope has online community forums, referral information for in-person services, and more: http://www.allianceofhope.org/ 

American Association of Suicidology has a list of books & resources for survivors with links to PDFs: http://www.suicidology.org/suicide-survivors/suicide-loss-survivors

Postvention (i.e. post-loss) resources are available through the Suicide Prevention Resource Center: http://www.sprc.org/basics/about-surviving-suicide-loss

 

A library of articles on surviving as well as prevention can be found here: http://www.sprc.org/library_resources/listing/search?tid_3=All&tid_2=All&tid_1=All&tid=254

 

(Minimal) info for facilitators of survivor support groups: http://www.afsp.org/coping-with-suicide/for-support-group-facilitators

 

A support group guide: http://www.who.int/mental_health/prevention/suicide/resource_survivors.pdf

*"Survivor" is often the terminology used to describe someone who has experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide.

Free/Sliding Scale/Reduced Fee Therapy Referrals and Programs

The New York City Anti-Violence Project

240 W. 35th Street, Suite 200

Monday - Friday 10am - 3pm; AVP available for walk-ins

http://www.avp.org/get-help/get-support

http://www.avp.org/get-help/locations

AVP provides FREE direct client services to LGBTQH survivors of all forms of violence including hate violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, pick-up violence, and institutional violence in all five boroughs of New York City.

These services include:

NYS Office of Mental Health Program Directory

http://bi.omh.ny.gov/bridges/index

Search by borough/county and type of program sought (emergency, inpatient, outpatient, etc). These programs are required to treat LGBTQ people with respect and dignity.

The Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center

Intake line: 646-602-5617

Free, time unlimited, confidential counseling and psychotherapy to folks with any experience in the sex trade, current or past, or survivors of human trafficking.  We utilize harm-reduction and human rights-based frameworks, and advocate for the decriminalization of sex work.  

-Specializations: LGBTQ issues, immigration, trauma, criminal justice involvement

-Case management assistance and legal advocacy also available.

-Spanish and Korean speaking counselors on staff.  Other languages accessible via interpretation.

Rainbow Heights Club

25 Flatbush Ave., 4th Fl.

Brooklyn, NY 11217

718.852.2584

http://www.rainbowheights.org/mission_vision.php

The only LGBTQ clubhouse! Socialization, support, peer advocacy for LGBTQ consumers requiring mental health services. You must have an Axis I diagnosis and provide a psychosocial summary and/or psych eval to become a member (but membership is free).

 

Heights Hill Mental Health Service

Contacts: Susanne Shulman, Ph.D., Jean Okie, Ph.D. or Lori Gralnick, CSW: (718)-875-1420

25 Flatbush Avenue #3, Brooklyn, NY 11217

http://www.rainbowheights.org/affirmative_program.php

 

NYC Affirmative Psychotherapy

https://www.nycaffirmativepsychotherapy.com

contact@nycaffirmative.com

347-625-5020

The LGBT Community Center - Center Wellness programming

For psychotherapy: short-term only, uninsured only

646-556-9300, www.gaycenter.org, 208 West 13th St

• LGBT mental health and recovery services; services for LGBT immigrants
Counseling services are available for 8 weeks total for uninsured clients only

• Substance abuse: Medicaid accepted

• Spanish-speaking therapists

The Zappalorti Society

• A group for LGBT psychiatric survivors to share peer support, self-help and mental health advocacy

• Meets Saturdays 1-4pm at The Center: https://gaycenter.org/calendar?cgid=4&ceid=906&cerid=9076&cdt=6%2F7%2F2014.

 

APICHA

400 Broadway, New York, NY 10013, 212-334-6029, https://apicha.org/community-health-care-new-york-city/ 

Community Health Network

CHN’s Bronx Health Center Transgender Program

http://www.chnnyc.org/services/transgender-program/

(718) 320-4466

 

Ackerman Institute for the Family

212 879-4900 x122, http://www.ackerman.org/?page_id=86, 149 E 78th St.

• Psychiatry/psychotherapy (Couples/family only)

• Healthfirst, ADAP, Medicaid, HIP, MetroPlus, Oxford Sliding scale: $50-120/session

Ackerman The Gender and Family Project

Outpatient clinical services, including groups, to families with gender nonconforming and transgender children and adolescents.http://www.ackerman.org/?page_id=1158

 

Psychotherapy Center for Gender and Sexuality (formerly GLAP) at ICP

http://icpnyc.org/pcgs/

212 333-3444, 1841 Broadway (+60th)

• Psychotherapy 1-3 sessions/wk (refer for psychiatry)

• Takes HIP and HIP Medicaid, HealthFirst Medicaid, and Oscar; offers sliding scale (if sliding scale unaffordable for you please speak to intake person about it and say that Teresa Theophano referred you)

• Have Russian-speaking therapist.

 

Kafko Psychological Services

http://kafkopsych.com/ 

515 Madison Avenue Suite 3800A

New York, NY 10022

P: 212-308-7380

(Recommended by some members of Queer Exchange)

Insurance accepted: United Healthcare, Oxford, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna

Sliding Scale available for cash patients

Bridging Access to Care (formerly Brooklyn AIDS Task Force)

Bridge to Recovery Mental Health Clinic

http://www.bac-ny.org/ny/index.php/programs-services/mental-health-services

Identity House

212-243-8181 http://identityhouse.org/

At the LGBT Center, 208 W. 13th St. ,New York, NY

Walk-in peer counseling and referral center with weekly groups

 

Gay Men’s Health Crisis

212-367-1165, www.gmhc.org, 119 W. 24th Street

• Psychotherapy (psychiatric nurse available)

• Mental health services only available for HIV+ people; offered free of charge

• Therapists that speak Spanish, French

 

Housing Works

212-645-8111, www.housingworks.org

(Multiple locations throughout NYC)

• Psychotherapy, psychiatry, substance abuse

• ADAP, Medicaid, Medicare, Aetna; Sliding scale

• Spanish-speaking therapists (French Creole at East

NY location); Spanish-speaking psychiatrist

 

Institute for Human Identity

212 243-2830, www.ihi-therapycenter.org, 322 8th Ave

• Psychotherapy; psychiatry via consultant; walk-ins seen Oct-April (call for schedule)

• Out of network reimbursement only. Sliding scale.  Flat initial intake fee of $95

• Therapists speak French, German, Spanish

 

Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services

GLBT Unit http://www.jbfcs.org/programs.php?id=273

212-632-4482; www.jbfcs.org, 135 West 50th St

Director: David Ferguson, LCSW (Administrative Supervisor)

Phone: (212) 632-4482

• LGBT therapy,psychiatry/Substance Abuse treatment

• Most health insurances (not Healthnet); Medicaid and

Medicare. Sliding scale starts at $30—bring ID.

• Spanish, Creole, French speaking therapists

Kull Initiative for Psychotherapy (KIP)

http://kiptherapy.com/what-to-expect/ 

646-666-0567

KIP Clinical Offices

107 West 82nd Street

Lower Mezzanine, Suite 104

NY, NY

info@kiptherapy.com

• Has LGBTQ-affirmative therapists and support groups

• $40 flat fee for initial consultation; sessions range from $35-$125 depending on income/expenses, type of tx sought, and clinician’s level of experience and expertise.

• “Because we currently do not participate in any insurance networks, we can offer fees that you would typically pay out of pocket for seeing a provider in network or out of network. While we cannot guarantee that your insurance will reimburse you on an out-of-network basis, we can help guide you in how to submit to your insurance plan.”

•  Credit/debit cards, checks, and cash accepted

Guidance Center of Brooklyn Heights

http://www.iclinc.net/search-results/guidance-center-brooklyn-heights/

25 Chapel Street (Suite 903)

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: (718) 875-7510

Fax: (212) 791-4829

E-Mail: ICLaccess@ICLinc.org

Takes insurance: Medicaid, Medicare, and most major plansSliding scale, starting at $10

LGBTQ Peer Counseling Services 

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center Mental Health and Social Services

356 W. 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

212-271-7200,

http://callen-lorde.org/our-services/mental-health-and-social-services/

The Pride Center of Staten Island

718-808-1360

25 Victory BLVD, Staten Island, NY 10301

http://www.pridecentersi.org/

Individual Therapists*

 

*Individual practitioners listed here are not necessarily endorsed or vetted by QMHI, but have been suggested or provided by members of the NYC LGBTQ communities.

212-675-2633

Chelsea location (West 16th St.)

https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/name/Liz_Margolies_LCSW_New+York_New+York_59814 

sliding scale and out-of-network

trauma, grief, sexuality, chronic illness, cancer

26 Court Street, Suite 602

Brooklyn, NY 11242

347-450-7140

navallonelcsw@gmail.com

https://nicoleavallone.com/therapy/ 

Out-of-network insurance accepted. $100-$150/session

Specialties: sexuality, including exploration of LGBT identities, non-monogamy, and polyamory; gender identity, expression, and transition, including work with partners and family members of TGNC individuals; relationships, HIV/AIDS, career, substance use (harm reduction, moderation management, and abstinence-based approaches)

Brooklyn and Manhattan offices

avigail.hurvitz.prinz@gmail.com

347-746-8386

https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/name/Avigail_Hurvitz-Prinz_LMSW_Brooklyn_New+York_308123

Out of network and limited sliding scale sessions available

3 years in practice

kink-, poly-, sex-worker-friendly, QTPOC, trans and gender non-binary competent

kitrachlin@gmail.com    

49 W 24th St # B9  New York, NY 10010

(212) 206-3636

Sliding scale available, accepts out of network benefits

Kink-Aware Psychologist, Gender specialist, and Sex therapist for Transgender, Polyamory, BDSM, DS and Crossdressing Concerns

(845) 304-7915

Laura@LauraAJacobs.com

http://www.lauraajacobs.com/

Office hours in Brooklyn, Jersey City, and Westchester

Out-of-network only, sliding scale available

Specialties include LGBTQ and GNC-related issues and BDSM/”alternate lifestyles”

200 East 33rd St, New York, NY 10016

(917) 476-0539

benjamindavislcat.com 

Accepts Cigna and out-of-network insurance

Art therapy, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, addiction, queer and trans concerns, adolescent and adult sliding scale available

 

203-518-4177 Saryrottenbergmhc@gmail.com

Sliding scale $70-$140, 45 minute session.

Can submit claims for reimbursement if you have out of network benefits for mental health

Issues/specializations: LGBTQAI, GNC, kinky, poly, sex workers; family formations and related issues; anxiety and depression; bi-cultural/multicultural; immigration; survivors of cults and high-demand religious environments

Columbus Circle location

 

559-260-9222, Sliding Scale Available; Trauma, Queer Experience, Gender Identity, Grief and Bereavement, Experiences of People of Color, Anxiety, Depression, Mood Struggles, Kink/BDSM-positive, Relationship Styles (Poly, Open, etc.), Anti-Oppression, etc.

1133 Broadway (between 25th and 26th Streets)

www.samuelkendakur.com

(646) 580-6634, quai@discoverspace.me  

Sliding scale available; out of network insurance reimbursement available

Specialties: Holistic support for stress, assisting people in exploring identity, healing for adult survivors from childhood trauma and family dysfunction, anxiety and depression. Brief to long-term counseling for folks who are managing burnout.

Brooklyn and midtown Manhattan locations

http://discoverspace.me

718-219-6007

In network with Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Value Options

LGBT/coming out issues, aging specialties

Prospect Heights, Brooklyn location: 34 Plaza Street East

therapy@DulcineaPitagora.com,  917-675-3446.

http://www.dulcineapitagora.com

Kink, poly, trans and LGBQ affirmative therapeutic counseling for individuals, couples, and/or poly and leather families

Appointments in Union Square, Herald Square, and at PCGS ICP (near Columbus Circle); at Persist Health Project offices in Brooklyn are reserved for individuals who identify as sex workers.

No insurance acceptance; see site FAQ for sliding scale and out-of-network info

917-512-1274

10 Plaza Street East, Suite 1C, Brooklyn, NY 11238

jeremy@parkslopetherapy.net

http://www.parkslopetherapy.net

Depression, anxiety, relationship issues, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexuality, non-traditional relationships.  Intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Sliding scale based on individual circumstances.  Participating provider for NYU CHP Student Health Plan.

917- 617-0243  

Value Options, Cigna, 1199, Out of Network

Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Gender Identity, Sexuality, Substance Abuse, Body Image, Immigration, HIV/AIDS, Adults, Adolescents

138 West 25th Street      

917-727-0522 (text please), www.kellywise.com 

queer, trans identified

Office hours Mon-Thurs, +Skype/phone

Union Square & Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Kelly’s associates are able to see clients on a sliding scale basis:

124 E. 40th St. NY, NY

347-566-0728

paulsirecilcsw@yahoo.com; www.paulsireci.com

Pending approval to be in-network for United Healthcare and Oxford; sliding scale $100-$150

8 years in practice

Specializes in working with queer and trans folks; helped cofound the transgender adolescent
care program at Mt. Sinai. Competent with clients who identify as sex workers as well as folks with various relationship constructions and sexual practices including kink.

Trained in EMDR and Trauma Focused CBT

30 West 13th Street

New York, New York 10011

(347) 318-2660

Out of network insurance; sliding scale

Specialties: family, relationships, grief, loss, LGBTQ issues, HIV/AIDS, 12-Step recovery and women's issues. Trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy and Creative Arts (Drama) Therapy.

https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/name/Barbara_Danish_MA,LCAT,RDT_New+York_New+York_51765 

347-819-3511

Sliding scale available, accepts out of network benefits

Somatic Psychotherapist, Somatic Psychotherapist, Body-Centered Gestalt & Hakomi

Individuals and couple

Trauma resolution, anxiety, depression, sexuality, gender, relationships. Queer-, trans-, poly-, all-ability-, fat-, kink/BDSM- positive

 

Available for phone consultation: (347) 809-5923

Years of experience working with LGBTQI children, adolescents and adults; provides both individual and family counseling services. Expertise in areas including coming out, trans/queer identity exploration, HIV/AIDS and access to PrEP, alternative relationships including open/poly, phase of life issues, and emotional states including stress, grief, bereavement, depression, anxiety and PTSD. 8 years in practice.

https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/prof_detail.php?profid=258508&sid=1453311117.5873_9418&lastname=McLaughlin&state=NY&tr=ResultsName

Private pay only, sliding scale available beginning at $75

New York, New York 10006

(347) 745-7906

akilah.sigler@gmail.com

I am particularly skilled at working with individuals who have experienced trauma. While I am experienced working with people of many different backgrounds and identities, I am well versed in working with people of color & LGBTQIAA+ individuals who contend with microaggressions and systems that diminish wellness.”

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/akilah-sigler-new-york-ny/377740 

Sliding scale available. Accepts out-of-network insurance,

169 Wythe Ave, Suite 104, BK 11249

or 138 W. 25th St., #614, NYC 10001

646-269-6981, gwinterkorn@gmail.com

Sliding scale fee available

Accepts out-of-network insurance

Strong background in working with queer folks, especially trans folks and their partners and families

 

coopersabatino@gmail.com

Sliding scale fee available; details pending

 

917-570-5592, jilledelsteinlcsw@gmail.com  

Multiplan (PHCS & Savility), Magnacare

"Life transitions, trauma, depression/anxiety, LGBTQ/gender identity and concerns of adopted and fostered folks (among other things)"

Offices in Park Slope and Manhattan

 

jesse@jessekahntherapy.com

jessekahntherapy.com

850 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Sliding scale, no insurance

Specialties: gender, sexuality, poly/non-monogamy, kink, BDSM, fetish sexualities, sexual functioning, sexual anxiety, compulsive sexual behaviors, relationship conflict, parents with LGBTQ identified or questioning children, depression, anxiety, addiction, and HIV/AIDS.

CourtneyEngelsteinLCSW@gmail.com

https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/name/Courtney_Engelstein_CASAC-T,LCSW_Brooklyn_New+York_299861 

347-762-2704

Brooklyn and Manhattan locations

Sliding scale according to each client's financial ability. Pending insurance acceptance: straight Medicaid, Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, 1199, Health First, Metroplus

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Abuse, Substance Use

6 years in practice

347-514-8182

https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/prof_detail.php?profid=77141&sid=1453835838.7159_5683&zipcode=10010&spec=187&spec=415&tr=ResultsName 

Aetna and out of network insurance, sliding scale available

LGBTQ, HIV, trauma, relationships, addiction, depression, anxiety, parenting

East Village location, add’l office in Beacon, NY

7 years in practice

 

https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/prof_detail.php?profid=196528&sid=1459195691.9666_22384&lastname=Kilman&tr=ResultsName     

347-460-2182

Manhattan office: 139 Fulton Street, NY, NY.

Hudson Valley office: 1076 main street, Fishkill.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wildheartpsychotherapy/?fref=ts 

Accepts Cigna and out of network benefits for other insurances. Also have a sliding scale.

Specializes in trauma, PTSD and serving the queer and trans* and GNC communities. Sex worker and kink- and poly-friendly/competent.

7 years in practice

212-707-1133

80 5th Ave, Suite 903-B, NY, NY 10011

Sliding Scale  

LGBT Issues, Sexual and Domestic Violence, Acculturation (persons of color, immigration)

   

31-28 41st Street, Astoria, NY 11103

917-374-8095

Sliding scale, no insurance accepted

LGBT issues; gender and sexuality; depression; anxiety; living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses

jarad.ringerlmsw@gmail.com

http://www.jarronmagallanes.com/therapistsbook-an-appointment.html

Treatment Approach:  Integrated Evidence-Based Practice, Harm Reduction

Areas of Expertise: LGBTQ Communities, Trauma and Anti-Violence (Intimate Partner and Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, Identity-Based/Hate Violence), HIV/AIDS and Other Physical Illnesses, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Substance Use, BDSM and Kink, Sex Work

mark@markbeauregard.com

www.markbeauregard.com

80 East 11th St., Suite 301C

NY, NY 10003

917-204-2846

In network with Cigna; out of network provider, sliding scale available, $60-$150

Specialties: Training in Psychodynamic and Creative Arts Therapy, working with people of all ages including children and families, couples, etc.. Experienced in LGBTQ, GNC, non-binary and fluid identified folk, sex-positive

15 years in practice

212-691-5649

171 W. 23rd Street, 2C

New York, NY

Sliding Scale, out-of-network  

Gestalt Psychotherapist and Certified Integral Coach working with individuals, couples and groups. Expressive artists; Addiction Recovery and Sobriety, Behavioral Therapy for the Management of Anxiety and, Depression, LGBTQ Identity and Life issues.

Founder of Identity House

646-250-3182, michaelroganphd.com

sliding scale and out-of-network

LGBTQI issues, trauma, anxiety, attention, obsessiveness, compulsivity, sexuality

mindfulness, cognitive, and relational methods

350 Central Park West, NY, NY 10025

212-353-9264

210 East 21st Street, #2E  

Negotiable out of network

HIV, LGBT, relationships, couples

Callen Lorde Provider

 

212-715-1836

345 7th Ave.Ste.1602C (bet. 29th & 30th Sts.)

Sliding scale and accepts Cigna, Medicare, out of network benefits

LGBT, HIV, women’s health, trauma, interpersonal psychoanalysis

Callen Lorde Provider

     

917-509-6242

Sliding Scale, Aetna, out of network

Individual, Couples, and Family Counseling, LGBT, substance abuse, spirituality, trans youth

 

130 5th Ave. Suite 900  

347-210-6398

Sliding scale: $60-$150. Medicare/Medicaid

Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Gay Lesbian Issues, Adolescents, Adults, Elders

Speaks Spanish

 

917-355-2544

26 Court Street, Suite 2311    

Brooklyn, NY 11242    

Sliding Scale available, accepts Medicare

Individuals, couples, adults, family therapy

 

646-373-4845

138 W. 25th Street Suite 802  

Sliding scale available  

LGBTQ, HIV Related Issues, Couples and Family Therapy, Adults, Adolescents, and Children. LGBT Families.

Psychoanalysis, EMDR.

   

646-342-5913  

230 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor 212-947-7111 x529

United & Aetna, Beech Street

Anxiety and Mood Disorders, Addiction, Compulsive Behaviors,  LGBTQ, and Anger Management, Individual, family, adolescents, group therapy for adults

917-517-2447  

Hypnotherapy, psychotherapy

 

917-224-6989

138 West 25th street, Suite 610 & 2 West 82nd Street, #3    

Sliding Scale available. Accepts Aetna- HMO/PPO and Student Health

Specialties: GLBTQ, Health Psychology, Psychodynamic; can utilize CBT techniques  

 

(212) 777-3409  

80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1408A  

New York, NY 10011    

rstephenmcnulty@yahoo.com    

Accepts GHI, United Health Care Aetna, Three Rivers, United Behavioral Health, and Medicare

Works with adults, couples, adolescents, addictions, learning disabilities, bereavement, anxiety, mood disorders, chronic illness,& LGBT issues

646-413-9765

230 W 13th St. Suite K, NYC 10011

Sliding scale available, accepts United Health Care

LGBT Adolescents & adults living with HIV/AIDS of limited finiancial means

   

212-228-3496

80 East 11th St. Room 425, 10003  

Sliding scale available, accepts Medicare

LGBT Issues,Trauma, Intimacy, Couples

(646) 481-8298

jenifercutler.com

jenifer.cutler@gmail.com

Offices in Brooklyn & Manhattan

Private pay rates are $100-150. Sliding scale as low as $75, dependent on circumstances, accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield and NYU’s student health (CHP) insurance

Specializes in LGBTQ issues, non-monogamy, and the polyamorous community.  

Areas of focus include: sex & gender identity, coming out, relationship issues, family dynamics, anxiety, depression, end-of-life issues, and grief/loss/bereavement.  

Style incorporates attention to both the mind and body for a holistic approach to well-being.

718-909-0592  

49 West 24th Street, NYC 10010

www.davidperkins.com 

Sliding scale available, accepts Aetna and out of network insurance

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and life transitions.  

Member of LGBGTQ community and recovery community.

41 E 11th Street, 4th floor, NYC.

516-229-1386; Alyssa.Mairanz@gmail.com

Out of network insurance reimbursement, sliding scale available on a case by case basis ($80-$150), regular rate $150/session

 years in practice

Specializations: psychodynamic psychotherapy, certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Works with “sexual orientation confusion and/or related stress”; poly- and sex worker-friendly

 412 6th Avenue (between 8th and 9th Streets), Suite 611, New York, NY 10011

914-709-5302; sbrooktherapy@gmail.com

www.sbrooktherapy.com, https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/244722 

In-network provider for Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield; out-of-network reimbursable; sliding scale $80-$130

5 years in practice

Specializes in trauma and PTSD; issues related to religious or spiritual identity, particularly for members of the LGBTQ community.

Experience with trauma survivors, refugees and immigrants, homeless folks, gender identity and expression, sex workers, internalized homo/bi/transphobia

Dr. Katrina T. Marsh, MSSW
917-370-8501
DRKTMDr@gmail.com

“Offers methods of coaching, spiritual direction, traditional talk therapy and pastoral counseling”

11 years experience

No insurance accepted, sliding scale available

Core modalities and philosophies include client centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, feminist theory, spiritual and pastoral psychotherapy; specialties include LGBTIQ issues, loss, depression, coping skills, relationships

291 Broadway Suite 1407 NY, NY 10007
http://www.charlottecurtisLCSW.com
charlottecurtisLCSW@gmail.com
Sliding scale available; out-of-network
Relational/psychodynamic psychotherapist. Extensive experience working with queer and trans* folks of all ages.

Specialities: relationships, trauma, depression/anxiety/phobias, grief and loss, body image, sexuality, gender identity, issues specific to college students and visual/performing artists.

Offices on UES and Union Square, also available for Skype Sessions

646-789-5491
Professorernie@gmail.com,
http://professorernie.com

Specializing in PTSD, anxiety, trauma, and depression with cognitive behavioral treatment

Specialties in LGBT work, trans identity/issues, polyamory, kink.

Sliding scale: $75-$150, out of network insurance reimbursable.

www.aaronstherapynyc.com, www.aaronlcsw.tumblr.com

41-51 East 11th St., 4th Fl.
New York, NY 10003
(Office near Union Square)
718-938-8818
Sliding scale available, out-of-network insurance reimbursement available
Specialties: trauma, lgbt, racism/colorism, depression and anxiety for adults 18-60

dylanhalomlcsw.com

26 Court Street, Suite 2709

Brooklyn, NY 11242

516-521-4844

dylan.halom@gmail.com

Specializing in trauma and EMDR for the LGBTQ population. Sliding and out-of-network insurance reimbursement available.

Referrals

Manhattan Alternative is a network of therapeutic service providers in New York City who are sex-positive, affirmative, and have expertise related to issues that kink, poly, consensually non-monogamous, trans, gender non-conforming, and/or LGBQ-identified individuals face.  http://www.manhattanalternative.com/

Lesbian Therapists Referral Network, www.lesbiantherapist.com 212-206-1589

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, www.glma.org. Search for doctors, including therapists and psychiatrists

Association of Lesbian and Gay Affirmative Psychotherapists, http://www.algap.org/, 646-486-3430

Psychology Today, https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/cities/New+York-Therapists.html. You can refine search by using criteria including accepted health insurance plans, sexuality and gender, language, and more.

 You can also contact Imani Keith Henry for individual referrals for politically progressive queer and queer friendly therapists. His contact info is imani@odforthepeople.com or 646-342-9673.

Queer-Friendly Psychiatrists*

*Individual practitioners listed here are not necessarily endorsed or vetted by QMHI, but have been suggested or provided by members of the NYC LGBTQ communities.

Luz Amelia Green, MD

1430 Broadway, Suite 1608 NY, NY 10018

212-730-7777

no insurance info available

Dr. Jennifer Blum

330 W 58th St #513, New York, NY 10019

(212) 677-2265

Out of network

Dr. Shane Spicer

286 Fifth Ave., No. 7G

New York, NY  10001

(212) 479–8400

http://www.shanespicermd.com/ (can submit online request for consultation on this website)

Has extensive experience with LGBT communities; medical director of addiction program at the Center. Not in-network for any insurance; can provide receipt for submission for out-of-network insurance reimbursement. Accepts cash and check (no credit cards).

“Limited number of sliding scale appointments for clients who are motivated and lack the necessary funds to pay full fee.”

Dr. Danny Garza

380 Lafayette St

New York, NY

646-641-5564

http://www.danielgarzamd.com

LGBT experience; works at Callen Lorde. Info above is for his private practice; he is not in-network for any insurance but can provide receipt for submission for out-of-network insurance reimbursement.

Dr. Scott Shapiro

286 5th Ave #10H, New York, NY 10001

(212) 631-8010

http://www.scottshapiromd.com/ 

Specializes in treatment of ADHD, among other disorders

Private pay only (i.e. no insurance accepted)

Call for fee information; accepts very limited number of LGBT patients at reduced rate.

 

Dr. Dan Bauman

286 5th Ave, 10M

New York, NY 10001

212-799-4668

Call for fee information

Dr. Ira Bergman

Psychopharmacology

1160 Park Avenue 1-E, NYC 10125

http://ibergmanmd.com/contact-us.html

In network with 1199, CIGNA, GHI, HIP, OSCAR & VALUE OPTIONS

Dr. Jack Pula

http://jackpulamd.com/

212.799.4039, jackpulamd@gmail.com

Upper West Side, NYC

115 Central Park West, Suite 15 @ 72nd Street

Psychiatry, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis; trans-affirmative

Accepts some insurance

Non-LGBT-specific Mental Health Resources

Clubhouses

Fountain House

425 West 47th Street

New York, NY 10036

212.582.0340

http://www.fountainhouse.org/

Fountain House is dedicated to the recovery of men and women with mental illness by providing opportunities for our members to live, work, and learn, while contributing their talents through a community of mutual support.

Intensive Care Programs

The Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Continuing Day Treatment Program

https://psychiatry.weill.cornell.edu/dialectical-behavioral-therapy-dbt 

Payne Whitney

525 East 68th Street

New York, NY 10021

(212) 746-5770

 

Weill Cornell Partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient Program

https://psychiatry.weill.cornell.edu/partial-hospital-programs 

525 East 68th Street, 11th floor

New York, NY 10021

(888) 694-5700

 

Mt. Sinai Partial Hospital Program

https://www.mountsinai.org/patient-care/service-areas/psychiatry/areas-of-care/partial-hospital-program 

20 East 106th Street, 9th Fl.

(Between Madison and Fifth Avenues)

New York, NY 10029

For referrals contact:

Julia Siegel, LCSW

Phone: 212 241-3170

Fax: 212-426-5107

Email: phpreferrals@mountsinai.org

Interfaith Medical Center Partial Hospital Program

http://www.interfaithmedical.com/departments-and-services/psychiatry/about-us/clinical-sites/ 

1545 Atlantic Ave

4th floor, South Building

Brooklyn, NY 11213

(718) 613-4235

 

PSCH, Inc: Intensive Psych Rehabilitation Treatment

22-44 119th St.

College Point, NY 11356

718-445-0980 ext. 1722 or 2196

 

Postgraduate Center for Mental Health DBT Program

http://www.pgcmh.org/programs/clinical_programs.html 

 

Mt Sinai St Luke’s Roosevelt

Center for Intensive Treatment of Personality Disorders Psychiatric Recovery Center (PRC)

http://www.roosevelthospitalnyc.org/Services/Psychiatry/CITPD/ 

1000 Tenth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

Phone: 212-523-6983

Fax: 212-523-6310

Support Groups

Mood Disorder Support Group, http://mdsg.org/ 212-533-6374

 NAMI-NYC, www.naminycmetro.org, 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1103, 212-684-3264

Obsessive Compulsive Anonymous group, http://www.obsessivecompulsiveanonymous.org/?q=node/1 Conference call, contact Art: 775-882-4719 or Paul: 816-824-702

In-person groups:

Counseling/Treatment Centers

Baltic Street, www.balticstreet.org

Freedom from Fear, www.freedomfromfear.org 718-351-1717, x 19

308 Seaview Avenue, Staten Island

Teachers College, Columbia University, http://www.tc.columbia.edu/ceps/,  212-678-3262, 525 West 120th St.

 Washington Square Institute, www.wsi.org,, 41 East 11th St., 4th floor ,New York, NY, 212-477-2600

Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, http://www.pgcmh.org/programs/clinical_programs.html, 212-576-4195. 71 West 23rd St., 7th Floor ,New York, NY

Albert Ellis Institute, http://albertellis.org/rebt-cbt-psychotherapy/ 145 E. 32 St., 9th floor, 212-535-0822

Blanton-Peale Counseling Center, http://www.blantonpeale.org/ 7 West 30th Street, 9th Floor  212-725-7850

Low-Cost Medical and Holistic Health Resources

APICHA

70 Walker Street, New York, NY 10013, 212-334-6029

https://apicha.org/medical-care-in-new-york-city/

The Brooklyn Free Clinic

As of 1/4/17: Suite A

University Hospital of Brooklyn

450 Clarkson Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11203

www.brooklynfreeclinic.org

(347) 688-6655

info@brooklynfreeclinic.org

Appointments available on Wednesdays 5:00-6:30pm; request online or call

Services are free of charge and unaffiliated with hospital/SUNY Downstate clinics

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

356 W. 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

212-271-7200,http://callen-lorde.org/

Christopher Peacock, L.Ac.

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Private practice at www.acupeacock.com

27 West 20th Street #607

New York, NY 10011

646-470-3391, AcuPeacock@gmail.com 

Christopher is also available at sliding-scale rates at Brooklyn Acupuncture Project

http://www.brooklynacupunctureproject.com/

530 3rd Ave, Suite 5R

Brooklyn, NY 11215

HHC Options

http://www.nyc.gov/html/hhc/html/patients/ForPatients-Paying-Options.shtml

A program for uninsured and Medicaid-ineligible New Yorkers (including undocumented immigrants)  to receive very low-cost treatment, including mental health services, at hospital locations throughout the city.Brochures available in multiple languages through above link. Immigration status is kept confidential.

Project Impact

Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center

312 E. 94th Street (b/t 1st and 2nd Avenue)

New York, NY 10128

Information and Appointments:

Project IMPACT: (212) 731-7688

Adolescent Health Center: (212) 423-3000

Q Clinic

Metropolitan Community Church of New York at 446 W 36th Street

Third Root Community Health Center

380 Marlborough Road, Brooklyn, NY 11226

www.thirdroot.org

info@thirdroot.org, 718-940-9343

Sliding scale services include:

Online Resources for Self-Help and Support

The Icarus Project

http://www.theicarusproject.net/

“A network of people living with and/or affected by experiences that are often diagnosed and labeled as psychiatric conditions. We believe these experiences are mad gifts needing cultivation and care, rather than diseases or disorders. By joining together as individuals and as a community, the intertwined threads of madness, creativity, and collaboration can inspire hope and transformation in an oppressive and damaged world. Participation in The Icarus Project helps us overcome alienation and tap into the true potential that lies between brilliance and madness.”

PDFs of helpful publications can be found here: http://www.theicarusproject.net/resources

7 Cups of Tea

http://www.7cupsoftea.com/

“7 Cups of Tea is an on-demand emotional health and well-being service. Our bridging technology anonymously & securely connects real people to real listeners in one-on-one chat.

Anyone who wants to talk about whatever is on their mind can quickly reach out to a trained, compassionate listener through our network. We have hundreds of listeners who come from all walks of life and have diverse experiences.“

Check out their numerous self-help guides, which include topics like substance use,anxiety, bullying, self-harm, family stress, and more.

Centre for Clinical Interventions self-help modules

Link to “information packages” for various mental health issues consisting of a number of modules that can be completed online. “We strongly encourage you to talk to your local doctor or a mental health professional about your difficulties as the information provided in the resources are NOT a substitute for proper diagnosis or treatment by an appropriate health professional.” http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/consumers.cfm 

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center guided meditations

Free streaming meditations for relaxation, sleep, etc: http://marc.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=22 

Free streaming yoga classes: http://www.yogadownload.com/free-online-yoga-classes.aspx 

Misc.

Comprehensive list of Manhattan food pantries and soup kitchens: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dhs/downloads/pdf/crh_food_ny.pdf 

NYC’s 2017 guide to LGBTQ services:
Searchable online at
https://comptroller.nyc.gov/lgbtq/ 

Printable at https://comptroller.nyc.gov/wp-content/uploads/documents/LGBTQ_Guide_2017.pdf