NYC LGBTQ+ Mental Health Resource List

If you are interested in submitting a licensed psychotherapist or psychiatrist listing, please email nycqmhi@gmail.com. Please note that as of September 22, 2020, due to increasing demand and need, I am temporarily accepting listings only for providers who are in network with insurance companies and/or who will offer sliding scale rates starting below $100 to users of this list. If this applies to you, please send the following information in this order:

Please note this compiled guide is currently a one-person volunteer project that grew out of the now-defunct NYC Queer Mental Health Initiative. It is not affiliated with any organizations, collectives, or Facebook groups (including Queer Mental Health), and listings are largely crowdsourced; not all information has been individually vetted.

Crisis, Suicide Prevention, and Suicide Survivor* Resources

Trans Lifeline 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."

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

AVP’s support services are for LGBTQ and/or HIV+ survivors of all types of violence

NYC Well is the city’s 24/7 free, confidential support, crisis intervention, and information and referral service. Call 1-888-NYC-WELL or text WELL to 65173. Español: 1-888-692-9355, Aprete 3.

The Samaritans’ hotline, 212-673-3000, is for survivors of loved ones’ suicides as well as people who are considering suicide. It is 24/7, confidential, free of charge, and non-religious.

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

NYC crisis and respite services listing

ACMH’s Garden House Respite

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 permanent, stable housing to return to upon discharge.

 

Here are some other resources for survivors:

 

Samaritans NYC's resource guide (for both survivor resources and suicide prevention services) 

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

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Support Group Listing

Alliance of Hope has online community forums, referral information for in-person services, and more

American Association of Suicidology has a list of books & resources for survivors with links to PDFs

Postvention (i.e. post-loss) resources are available through the Suicide Prevention Resource Center

 

A library of articles on surviving as well as prevention can be found here 

 

(Minimal) info for facilitators of survivor support groups

 

A support group guide

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

Sliding Scale, Low Fee, and Free Mental Health Care Programs and Resources

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

The New York City Anti-Violence Project

116 Nassau Street, 3rd floor, NYC 10038

212-714-1184, http://www.avp.org/get-help/locations

AVP provides FREE direct client services to LGBTQ and HIV+ 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 NYC

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.  

Rainbow Heights Club

25 Flatbush Ave. 4th Fl., Brooklyn, NY 11217

718-852-2584

 

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

 

MCM Collaborative

info@mcmcollab.com, (332) 333-5090

NYC Affirmative Psychotherapy

contact@nycaffirmative.com, 347-625-5020

The LGBT Community Center - Center Wellness programming

For psychotherapy: short-term only, uninsured only

646-556-9300, 208 West 13th St

The Zappalorti Society

 

APICHA

400 Broadway, New York, NY 10013, 212-334-6029

Community Healthcare Network LGBT services

CHN Jamaica

90-04 161st Street, 5th Floor, Jamaica, NY 11432

718.523.2123

CHN Lower East Side

150 Essex Street, New York, NY 10002

212.477.1120

Jamaica and LES programs offer free Sexual and Behavioral Health programs for uninsured individuals that include medical and mental health care

 

Ackerman Institute for the Family

212 879-4900 x122, 149 E 78th St., NYC

Ackerman Institute - The Gender and Family Project

Outpatient clinical services, including groups, to families with gender nonconforming and transgender children and adolescents.

 

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, NYC 10022

P: 212-308-7380

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

Sliding Scale available for cash patients

Bridge to Recovery Mental Health Clinic

Broadway (corner of Havemeyer), Brooklyn, 347-505-5120

Identity House

212-243-8181

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

Walk-in peer counseling and referral center with weekly groups

 

GMHC

307 West 38th Street, NYC 10018, (212) 367-1225, mhs@gmhc.org

Gender & Sexuality Therapy Center

850 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019

(646) 797-4340, reception@gstherapycenter.com, Instagram.com/GS_therapycenter

Housing Works

212-645-8111, 

Multiple locations throughout NYC

 

Institute for Human Identity

212-243-2830, info@ihitherapy.org

322 8th Ave, NYC 10001

 

Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services

Kull Initiative for Psychotherapy (Kip)  - Division of Gender and Sexuality

120 West 31st Street, 3rd Fl, New York, NY 10001 (main office)

and 21 Dunham Place, 2nd Fl, Brooklyn, NY 11211

917-991-8417, info@kiptherapy.com

Guidance Center of Brooklyn Heights

25 Chapel Street (Suite 903), Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 875-7510,  centralaccess@ICLinc.org

LGBTQ Peer Counseling Services 

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center Mental Health and Social Services 

 230 West 17th St, New York, NY 10011, 212-271-7206

The Pride Center of Staten Island

718-808-1360

25 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10301

SPOP (Service Program for Older People)

Intake/Referrals: (212) 787-7120 Ext. 514

302 West 91st Street, New York, NY 10024

info@spop.org

Pride Healing Center (PHC)

720 Northern Blvd, Psychological Services Center Lodge A

Brookville, NY 11548

(516) 299-3211, info@pridehealingcenter.com

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.)

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

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

liz@gstherapycollective.com, www.instagram.com/easylizstening/

$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

avigail.hurvitz.prinz@gmail.com

347-746-8386

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

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

Manhattan and Westchester locations.

Out-of-network only, sliding scale available

Specialties include trans and gender nonbinary issues, LGBTQIA+, BDSM, nonmonogamy, sex work, and gender and sexual diversity

200 East 33rd St, New York, NY 10016

(917) 476-0539

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

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

559-260-9222,

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, 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

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

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

In-network (via Headway) with Oxford, Oscar, and UnitedHealthcare; see site FAQ for sliding scale and out-of-network info

Supervises a team of therapists who offer low fee and sliding scale appointments (see dulcineapitagora.com/team)

92 Remsen St #1A Brooklyn, NY 11201

sarahmecklerlcsw@gmail.com, 607-269-7671

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

917-512-1274

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

jeremy@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.

138 West 25th Street, NYC

917- 617-0243  

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)

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

info@wisersextherapy.com 

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.

Brooklyn, NY 11238

(845) 299-2896

In network with Cigna, Oscar, Oxford, UHC

Sex-, kink-, polyamory-, LGBTQIA+-affirming; Spanish-speaking; relational, psychodynamic

8 years in practice as of Sept. 2020

124 E. 40th St. NY, NY

347-566-0728, paulsirecilcsw@yahoo.com

Out of network; sliding scale $100-$150

10+ 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

Aspire Psychotherapy

info@aspiretherapynyc.com, (646) 484-9245

Assessment (60 min) $200, Individual sliding scale $180 - $300, partners/couples $225 - 300

Can provide “superbill” for out of network reimbursement; Aetna acceptance pending, expected Oct. 2020

Mention this NYC LGBTQ Mental Health Resource List when completing the match form for a reduced sliding scale fee of $150-$180

10 years experience

Openly LGBTQ+ therapists rooted in social justice values, QTPOC and non-binary competent, experience with immigrants/refugees/asylees.

Languages: English, Russian

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

samhipschmanlcsw@gmail.com, 845-418-4178

Info as of Dec. 2020: teletherapy only; post-COVID office will be in lower Manhattan.

In network with Oxford Health Plans, Oscar, UHC Student Resources, and should be paneled with Aetna soon. Sliding scale available ($140-200, please speak with Sam if this is not accessible)

Kink-, poly-, sex-worker-friendly; trans/nonbinary competent; skilled in working with those struggling with hoarding issues as well as with older people. Comfortable working with adults of any age on a range of issues, including identity exploration and a variety of mental health issues. Clinician is white, strives to be competent in working with QTPOC, in a constant process of understanding how to better embody an anti-racist practice

6.5 years in practice

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

(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.”

Sliding scale available. Accepts out-of-network insurance

646-269-6981, gwinterkorn@gmail.com

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

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

 

coopersabatino@gmail.com

Sliding scale fee available

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@gstherapycenter.com

850 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Sliding scale, no insurance, out of network (will verify benefits and submit reimbursements)

(646) 797-4340, reception@gstherapycenter.com, Instagram.com/GS_therapycenter

To schedule please visit: gstherapycenter.com/schedule

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

Supervises a team at G&STC; to see G&STC therapists for specific specialities please visit: gstherapycenter.com/therapists

CourtneyEngelsteinLCSW@gmail.com

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

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

 

347-460-2182

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; 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

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

80 East 11th St. Suite 301C, NYC 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, NYC

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

350 Central Park West, NYC 10025

sliding scale and out-of-network

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

mindfulness, cognitive, and relational methods

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 Student Health

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

 

(212) 777-3409, rstephenmcnulty@yahoo.com

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

646-413-9765

230 W 13th St. Suite K, NYC 10011

Sliding scale available, accepts United Healthcare

LGBT adolescents & adults living with HIV/AIDS of limited financial means

   

212-228-3496

80 East 11th St. Room 425, 10003  

Sliding scale available, accepts Medicare

LGBT Issues,Trauma, Intimacy, Couples

(646) 481-8298, jenifer.cutler@gmail.com

Offices in Brooklyn & Manhattan

Private pay $100-150. Sliding scale as low as $75, dependent on circumstances

Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield, 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

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 LGBTQ 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

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

914-709-5302; sbrooktherapy@gmail.com

www.sbrooktherapy.com

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

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

5 years in practice

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
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

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.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

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

Info@amandafreytherapy.com, 845-379-0956
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

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/victoria-haller-new-york-ny/715079

myTherapyNYC

928 Broadway, Suite 806/405, ‪NYC 10010‬

‪347.384.5372‬

In network with Blue Cross Blue Shield only

Specializing in trauma informed care, lgbtq+, specifically trans and non-binary competent, non-monogamy, kink

Years in practice: 2

support@amrtherapy.com

530-637-8678 office, 323-207-5901 cell

Private pay only, starting at $87 with sliding scale

During Covid, practice is accepting donation rates (pay what you can) for 30 min sessions

Years in practice: 8

Competent in working with QTPOC; kink-, poly-, sex-worker-friendly, trans- and gender non-binary competent. “Sex- and gender-positive queer therapist all the way around.  I additionally have a masters in theology with a focus on queer liberation theology. I am able to help clients and family navigate religion and sexuality/gender.”  

Referrals and Directories

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

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

Uzoamaka (Amaka) Orji, PNP

Soho MD

110 Lafayette Street 5th Floor New York, NY 10013

321 Grove Street 2nd Floor Jersey City, NJ 07302

(212) 369-6757

In network with Aetna, Cigna, Horizon BCBS Optum (Oscar, Oxford, UnitedHealthcare & UMR)

Dr. Shane Spicer

286 Fifth Ave., No. 7G

New York, NY  10001

(212) 479–8400

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

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

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

In network with 1199, Cigna, GHI, HIP, Oscar & Value Options

Dr. Jack Pula

212.799.4039, jackpulamd@gmail.com

115 Central Park West, Suite 15 @ 72nd Street

Psychiatry, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis; queer- and trans-affirmative

In network with Aetna only; out of network

Non-LGBTQ-specific Mental Health Resources

Psychiatric Urgent Care

Mindful Urgent Care

Same-day psychiatric care

Three NYC (Manhattan-based) locations; virtual psychiatry consultations available

Will not prescribe certain benzos, ADHD meds, opioids, sleep aids

In network with most insurance plans, including HealthFirst, 1199 SEIU, Oscar, Cigna, Aetna, UHC, Oxford. Accepts Medicare.

Clubhouses

Fountain House

425 West 47th Street

New York, NY 10036

212.582.0340

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

Payne Whitney

525 East 68th Street

New York, NY 10021

(212) 746-5770

 

Weill Cornell Partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient Program

525 East 68th Street, 11th floor

New York, NY 10021

(888) 694-5700

 

Mt. Sinai Partial Hospital Program

20 East 106th Street, 9th Fl.

New York, NY 10029

For referrals contact:

Julia Siegel, LCSW

Phone: 212 241-3170; fax: 212-426-5107

phpreferrals@mountsinai.org

Interfaith Medical Center Partial Hospital Program

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

Mt Sinai St Luke’s Roosevelt

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

1000 Tenth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

Phone: 212-523-6983

Fax: 212-523-6310

SPOP PROS (Personalized Recovery-Oriented Services)

188 West 88th Street

New York, NY  10024

(212) 787-7120 ext. 514

New York State’s only PROS program exclusively for adults 55+ with serious mental illness. Offers a full day of groups and support to promote, recovery, rehabilitation, and integration into the community.

Includes life skills training, creative arts therapy, medication management, breakfast and lunch daily.

Medicaid accepted.

Columbia Ketamine Program

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Program at Weill Cornell

Support Groups and 12-Step Meetings

Mood Disorder Support Group, 212-533-6374

NAMI-NYC, 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1103, 212-684-3264

Manhattan Adult ADD Group, 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, conference call, contact Art: 775-882-4719 or Paul: 816-824-702

In-person groups:

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA)

Over the Rainbow Pride CoDA meeting Sundays at 6:45 pm online

LGBTQ & Allies CoDA meeting via Brooklyn Community Pride Center Sundays 12:30-1:30 pm online

Counseling/Treatment Centers

Baltic Street 

Freedom from Fear 718-351-1717, x 19, 308 Seaview Avenue, Staten Island

Dean Hope Center at Teachers College, Columbia University, 212-678-3262, 525 West 120th St.

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

PPSC (Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center) 

80 Fifth Ave. #903A, New York, NY 10011, 212-633-9162, PPSC@ATT.NET

Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, 212-576-4195. 71 West 23rd St., 7th Floor, New York, NY

Albert Ellis Institute, 145 E. 32 St., 9th floor, NYC 212-535-0822

Blanton-Peale Counseling Center, 7 West 30th Street, 9th Floor, NYC  212-725-7850

Low-Cost Medical and Holistic Health Resources

APICHA

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

The Brooklyn Free Clinic

470 Clarkson Avenue Suite A

Brooklyn, NY 11203

(347) 688-6655, info@brooklynfreeclinic.org

Must be 18+ and uninsured to receive services

Appointments available on Wednesdays starting at 5:30 pm; request online or call

Services are free of charge

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

356 W. 18th Street, NYC 10011

212-271-7200

Christopher Peacock, L.Ac.

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Private practice: 27 West 20th Street #607, NYC 10011

646-470-3391, AcuPeacock@gmail.com 

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

530 3rd Ave, Suite 5R

Brooklyn, NY 11215

NYC Care

NYC Care is a health care access program that guarantees low-cost and no-cost services to New Yorkers who do not qualify for or cannot afford health insurance, regardless of immigration status or ability to pay. All NYC Care services are provided through NYC Health + Hospitals.

Project Impact

Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center

312 E. 94th Street (b/t 1st and 2nd Avenue), NYC 10128

Information and Appointments:

Project IMPACT: (212) 731-7688

Adolescent Health Center: (212) 423-3000

Q Clinic

Metropolitan Community Church of New York

446 W 36th Street, NYC

(347) 565-5042, qclinic@columbia.edu

Third Root Community Health Center

380 Marlborough Road, Brooklyn, NY 11226

info@thirdroot.org, 718-940-9343

Sliding scale services include:

Online Resources for Self-Help and Support

Queer Mental Health Facebook group

QTIBIPOC Healing Space (group)

QTPoC Mental Health (public page)

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.

Fireweed Collective (formerly Icarus Project)

Fireweed Collective offers mental health education and mutual aid through a Healing Justice lens. We help support the emotional wellness of all people, and center the needs of those most marginalized by our society. Our work seeks to disrupt the harm of systems of abuse and oppression, often reproduced by the mental health system.”

PDFs of helpful publications can be found here.

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.”

Free PDF manuals/workbooks for group and individual therapy or self-help purposes

A resource for both mental health professionals and consumers (and people who are both).

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center guided meditations

Free streaming meditations for relaxation, sleep, etc.

Free streaming yoga classes

Misc.

Food pantry and soup kitchen locator for NYC

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

Printable at https://comptroller.nyc.gov/wp-content/uploads/documents/LGBTQ_Guide_2019.pdf

Mariposa

A membership-based service that provides “everything to start, continue, and maintain your gender-affirming hormone treatment.”