NYC Queer Mental Health Initiative (QMHI) Resource List
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
QTIBIPOC Healing Space (group):
QTPoC Mental Health (public page)
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 NYC Well, the city’s 24/7 free, confidential support, crisis intervention, and information and referral service at 1-888-NYC-WELL, or text WELL to 65173. Español: 1-888-692-9355, Press 3. You can also contact 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.
Crisis and respite services: https://nycwell.cityofnewyork.us/en/find-services/?q=respite%20centers&f=specialPopulations&f=insurancesAccepted&f=ageGroup&f=county&hPP=10&idx=nycwell_prod&p=0
ACMH’s Garden House Respite
For more information or to make a referral, contact Kearyann Austin at email@example.com 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
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
Weill Cornell Medicine Wellness Qlinic
525 E. 68th Street, New York, NY
646-962-9297; leave voicemail with your full name, DOB, phone number, and reason for appointment request
Free mental health services for LGBTQ+ people provided by resident trainees collaborating with medical students and overseen by psychiatrists and psychologist
Program is capped at 125 clients
Wednesday evenings as of 3/27/19
The New York City Anti-Violence Project
116 Nassau Street, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10038
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
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
The only LGBTQ clubhouse! Socialization, support, peer advocacy for LGBTQ consumers requiring mental health services. You must have a mental health 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
NYC Affirmative Psychotherapy
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.
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
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
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
515 Madison Avenue Suite 3800A
New York, NY 10022
(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
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
(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)
KIP Clinical Offices
107 West 82nd Street
Lower Mezzanine, Suite 104
• 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
25 Chapel Street (Suite 903)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 875-7510
Fax: (212) 791-4829
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
The Pride Center of Staten Island
25 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10301
*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.
Chelsea location (West 16th St.)
sliding scale and out-of-network
trauma, grief, sexuality, chronic illness, cancer
26 Court Street, Suite 602
Brooklyn, NY 11242
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)
850 7th Ave NYC, (347) 687-6362
$175-$250/session (depending on individual/couple/multiple partner relationship). Can help process out-of-network benefits.
Specialties: LGBTQ+ issues, gender expansive identities, sex workers/people with experience trading sex, kink, bdsm, consensual non-monogamy, asexuality, survivors of interpersonal violence, trauma, grief & loss, intimacy & desire, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, burnout prevention for activists and caregivers
7+ years post MSW therapist, 12+ years providing emotional support & advocacy services to queer communities
Brooklyn and Manhattan offices
Out of network and limited sliding scale sessions available
kink-, poly-, sex-worker-friendly, QTPOC, trans and gender non-binary competent
3 years in practice
49 W 24th St # B9 New York, NY 10010
Kink-aware psychologist, gender specialist, and sex therapist for transgender, polyamory, BDSM, DS and crossdressing concerns
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
Accepts Cigna and out-of-network insurance
Art therapy, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, addiction, queer and trans concerns, adolescent and adult sliding scale available
Columbus Circle location
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
1133 Broadway (between 25th and 26th Streets)
Sliding scale available
Specialties: 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
(646) 580-6634, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
No insurance acceptance; see site FAQ for sliding scale and out-of-network info
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.
92 Remsen St #1A Brooklyn, NY 11201
Out of network insurance accepted. Sliding scale $100-$150 per session.
Specialties include LGBTQIA, young adults, poly/non-monogamous relationships, kink communities, social justice communities, anxiety, relationship and family issues, life transitions, depression
15 years experience in clinical social work
10 Plaza Street East, Suite 1C, Brooklyn, NY 11238
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.
138 West 25th Street , NYC
Specialties include Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Gender Identity, Sexuality, Substance Abuse, Body Image, Immigration, HIV/AIDS, Adults, Adolescents.
Insurance accepted: Value Options, Cigna, 1199, Out of Network
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:
Chelsea, Manhattan and Prospect Heights, Brooklyn locations
Sex Therapy is exclusively talk therapy that addresses a person's psychological or physical sexual problems. Individuals and couples sessions available.
Out of network benefits accepted, sliding scale, no in-network insurance accepted.
124 E. 40th St. NY, NY
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
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.
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
Private pay only, sliding scale available beginning at $75
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.
New York, New York 10006
“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.”
Sliding scale available. Accepts out-of-network insurance,
Strong background in working with queer folks, especially trans folks and their partners and families
Sliding scale fee available. Accepts out-of-network insurance
Sliding scale fee available; details pending
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
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.
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
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
Manhattan office: 139 Fulton Street, NY, NY.
Hudson Valley office: 1076 Main Street, Fishkill, NY
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
80 5th Ave, Suite 903-B, NY, NY 10011
LGBT issues, sexual and domestic violence, acculturation (persons of color, immigration)
31-28 41st Street, Astoria, NY 11103
Sliding scale, no insurance accepted
LGBT issues; gender and sexuality; depression; anxiety; living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses
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
80 East 11th St., Suite 301C
NY, NY 10003
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
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
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
210 East 21st Street, #2E
Negotiable out of network
HIV, LGBT, relationships, couples
Callen Lorde Provider
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
Sliding Scale, Aetna, out of network
Individual, Couples, and Family Counseling, LGBT, substance abuse, spirituality, trans youth
130 5th Ave. Suite 900
Sliding scale: $60-$150. Medicare/Medicaid
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Gay Lesbian Issues, Adolescents, Adults, Elders
26 Court Street, Suite 2311
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Sliding Scale available, accepts Medicare
Individuals, couples, adults, family therapy
138 W. 25th Street Suite 802
Sliding scale available
LGBTQ, HIV Related Issues, Couples and Family Therapy, Adults, Adolescents, and Children. LGBT Families.
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
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
80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1408A
New York, NY 10011
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
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
80 East 11th St. Room 425, 10003
Sliding scale available, accepts Medicare
LGBT Issues,Trauma, Intimacy, Couples
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.
49 West 24th Street, NYC 10010
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
Out of network insurance reimbursement, sliding scale available on a case by case basis ($80-$150), regular rate $150/session
3½ 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
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
“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
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
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.
41-51 East 11th St., 4th Fl.
New York, NY 10003
(Office near Union Square)
Sliding scale available, out-of-network insurance reimbursement available
Specialties: trauma, lgbt, racism/colorism, depression and anxiety for adults 18-60
26 Court Street, Suite 2709
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Specializing in trauma and EMDR for the LGBTQ population. Sliding and out-of-network insurance reimbursement available.
The Gender & Sexuality Therapy Collective
850 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Trans, non-binary, genderqueer, gender fluid and LGBTQ+ youth (12+), adults and parents; people who engage in kink/BDSM, poly/non-monogamy; family/relationship conflicts, trauma, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar, compulsive disorders, substance use issues, problems with sexual functioning, and HIV/AIDS.
$200-265, sliding scale available, but limited. Out of network reimbursement.
Specializing in queer family building, people of trans experience, pre- and postpartum queer parents, veterans.
Private pay sessions range from $100-200; insurance coverage pending, out of network available
3 years in practice
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 email@example.com or 646-342-9673.
Queer-Friendly Psychiatrists and Psychiatric NPs*
*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. Psychiatrists and NPs (nurse practitioners) can prescribe medication; psychotherapists with LCSWs, LMHCs, PhDs, etc. cannot.
Luz Amelia Green, MD
1430 Broadway, Suite 1608 NY, NY 10018
no insurance info available
Dr. Jennifer Blum
330 W 58th St #513, New York, NY 10019
Out of network
Dr. Shane Spicer
286 Fifth Ave., No. 7G
New York, NY 10001
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
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
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
Call for fee information
Dr. Ira Bergman
1160 Park Avenue 1-E, NYC 10125
In network with 1199, CIGNA, GHI, HIP, OSCAR & VALUE OPTIONS
Dr. Jack Pula
Upper West Side, NYC
115 Central Park West, Suite 15 @ 72nd Street
Psychiatry, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis; trans-affirmative
Accepts some insurance
Ryan Rifkin, PMHNP-BC
(Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified)
26 West 9th Street, 7B, NY NY 10011
(914) 987-2357, Contact@NP-Psychiatry.com
In network with Blue Cross Blue Shield; Cigna pending
Initial psych eval $350, medication management $150, sliding scale available
Free 15 min. Initial phone consultation offered
Medication management services for patients with mood, anxiety, sleep, substance use, attention deficit, and trauma-related disorders and with psychosis.
Specialties: LGBTQ individuals, poly relationships, parenting and family related issues
6+ years experience
Non-LGBTQ-specific Mental Health Resources
425 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036
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
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10021
Weill Cornell Partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient Program
525 East 68th Street, 11th floor
New York, NY 10021
Mt. Sinai 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
Interfaith Medical Center Partial Hospital Program
1545 Atlantic Ave
4th floor, South Building
Brooklyn, NY 11213
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
Mt Sinai St Luke’s Roosevelt
Center for Intensive Treatment of Personality Disorders Psychiatric Recovery Center (PRC)
1000 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Mood Disorder Support Group, http://mdsg.org/ 212-533-6374
NAMI-NYC, www.naminycmetro.org, 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1103, 212-684-3264
Manhattan Adult ADD Group: http://maaddsg.org/Home_Page.html, https://www.facebook.com/TheManhattanAdultADDSupportGroup
Meetings held monthly at West End Collegiate Church (in the parlor) located at 245 West 77th Street (between Broadway & West End Ave - on the north side of the street).
A $5 donation is requested at meetings to help the group with its expenses.
Obsessive Compulsive Anonymous group, http://www.obsessivecompulsiveanonymous.org/?q=node/1 Conference call, contact Art: 775-882-4719 or Paul: 816-824-702
Baltic Street, www.balticstreet.org
Freedom from Fear, www.freedomfromfear.org, 718-351-1717, x 19, 308 Seaview Avenue, Staten Island
Dean Hope Center at Teachers College, Columbia University, https://www.tc.columbia.edu/deanhope/clients/services-and-fees/ 212-678-3262, 525 West 120th St.
PPSC (Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center), https://www.ppsc.org/treatment-services-1/
80 Fifth Ave. #903A, New York, NY 10011, 212-633-9162, PPSC@ATT.NET
Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, https://www.pgcmh.org/outpatient, 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
Low-Cost Medical and Holistic Health Resources
70 Walker Street, New York, NY 10013, 212-334-6029
The Brooklyn Free Clinic
As of 1/4/17: Suite A
University Hospital of Brooklyn
450 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
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
Christopher Peacock, L.Ac.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Private practice at www.acupeacock.com
27 West 20th Street #607
New York, NY 10011
Christopher is also available at sliding-scale rates at Brooklyn Acupuncture Project
530 3rd Ave, Suite 5R
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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.
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
Third Root Community Health Center
380 Marlborough Road, Brooklyn, NY 11226
Sliding scale services include:
Online Resources for Self-Help and Support
The Icarus Project
“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
“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
Comprehensive list of Manhattan food pantries and soup kitchens: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dhs/downloads/pdf/crh_food_ny.pdf
NYC’s guide to LGBTQ services:
Searchable online at https://comptroller.nyc.gov/lgbtq/