If you are in a life threatening situation, do not use this site. Call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
You may also call the 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-8255.
We firmly believe in the emotional and financial value of therapy. We also acknowledge that it can be difficult to pay out-of-pocket for therapy, even on a sliding scale.
Below is a list of free or low-cost resources:
National Suicide Prevention Hotline:
If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Domestic Violence Hotline:
If you are someone you know is in a relationship being controlled by another individual through verbal, physical, or sexual abuse, please call: 1-800-942-6906.
Free, confidential crisis counseling, mental health and substance misuse support, information and referral. You can reach the toll-free helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone, text and online chat. Text "WELL" to 651-73 or visiting their website. They can provide bilingual help in Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese. Additionally NYC Well offers translation services in more than 200 languages. Health insurance is not required. Depending on your phone/text services, you may be charged a fee.
NYS Office of Mental Health:
In an emergency, call 911, visit a Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP), to go to the emergency room at your local hospital. New York State has partnered with Crisis Text Line, an anonymous texting service available 24/7. Text GOT5 to 741741.
Open Path Collective:
Open Path is a nonprofit that serves clients who lack health insurance or whose health insurance doesn’t provide adequate mental health benefits. Open Path Collective therapists provide affordable, in-office psychotherapy between $30-$60 per session (between $30 and $80 for couples and family sessions).
Training Institute for Mental Health (TI):
For more than 50 years, the Training Institute for Mental Health (TI) has provided affordable, high-quality therapy services in New York City. TI's counseling program has helped thousands of people over the years overcome issues such as low self-esteem, anger management, career difficulties, relationship conflicts, depression and anxiety. In-network with: Aetna. To get started, please call 212-627-8181.
NYC Affirmative Psychotherapy:
NYC Affirmative Psychotherapy is a community focused sustainable sliding scale mental health practice in Manhattan providing treatment to individual adults ages 18+. Their mission is simple: provide affirmative psychotherapy in a sustainable way to the community. By affirmative they mean that we do not view individuals from the perspective of being defective or needing to be fixed. In-network with: Aetna and CHP. Affirmative Psychotherapy NYC’s full fee is $150 cash (a few dollars more if using credit or debit). They offer $55, $75, or $105 sliding scale options. Please call 347-625-5020.
National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP):
The Treatment Center of NIP is the clinical training component for candidates enrolled in NIP’s various training programs. All clinicians are graduate or postgraduate students working under the supervision of experienced licensed psychotherapists. NIP’s Treatment Center offers individual psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and EMDR services at a reduced fee based on income. In-network with: Aetna, HealthFirst, ValueOptions commercial plans (GHI, HIP, Emblem, NY State Empire Plan (Not Blue Cross/Blue Shield), MVP). For more information about fees for individual psychotherapy, please call (212) 582-1566 ext. 7750.
The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP):
Therapists at ICP have decided to go to ICP for additional training above and beyond their professional degree. They attend classes at ICP to receive specific training in analysis, eating disorders, trauma, LGBTQ issues, or family and couples treatment. In-network with: HIP, GHI, Oscar, and Healthfirst. To schedule an initial intake to begin and discuss treatment, please call (212) 333-3444.
National Eating Disorder Association Hotline
Provides support, resources, and treatment options regarding eating disorders. Please call 800-931-2237.
The Lesbian Therapist Referral Network
Organization that provides referrals to lesbian therapists in the NY metropolitan area: 212-206-1589.
The Trevor Project
Organization that provides crisis and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth: 866-488-7386.
NYC Youth Line
24 hour service for youth, family, and service providers that offers resources and referrals: 800-662-4357.
Series of meeting where people work together to solve their alcoholism. Various meeting locations. 212-647-1680.
Organization that provides walk in counseling and referrals to issues related to sexual identity. 212-243-8181.
Crime Victims Treatment Center
Provides free-of-charge therapeutic services to those who are victims of violent crimes. 212-523-4728.
Postpartum Resource Center of NY
Offers a state-wide directory of resources and a toll-free helpline. 855-631-0001- for Spanish call 631-422-2255.
Empowers young people to reach their potential by providing comprehensive youth development services. 212-941-9090
Partners with youth to end dating abuse and domestic violence through education, support & legal advocacy. Call 800-214-4150 or text 646-535-3291.
Provides trauma-informed, strengths-based services to women and girls, ages 12–24. 212-926-8089.
Carter Burden Network
Provides support for seniors 60 and older through an array of services, advocacy, arts, and volunteer programs. Call 212-879-7400.