MyTherapist NYC : Therapy Rates and Services

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Are there therapists who take insurance?

 

People usually start therapy during a crisis, or some last-straw scenario.  This means, people haven't really planned ahead for the costs involved, and find themselves selling their mental well-being to the lowest bidder (ie people who accept their insurance, etc) and "I can't afford it" is a common barrier keeping people paralyzed, feeling unable to get help.

What is the cost of NOT doing therapy? Losing your job? A nasty break-up or divorce? Continuing family conflict?

Because of how therapy is portrayed in the media, people think of the outdated psychoanalysis model of psychotherapy- lying on a couch, talking about the past for sessions three times a week for 20 years. While there are plenty of therapists who are happy to take your money for years and years, we are not them. We offer modern, evidence-based style of therapy with the goal of measuring the progress we make to make our work together as cost-effective as we can. 

 

Individual Counseling / Coaching - from $75 to $145 per session per person , let's work a rate for therapy that works for you

Couples Counseling / Coaching-  when starting couples counseling, we begin with individual sessions one week, then follow up the next week with couples sessions

We are happy to offer a sliding scale for therapy  for clients engaged in weekly therapy sessions. (You can request a sliding scale rate when you request an appointment with us by clicking the Book Now button below).  Each of our staff have a limited number of sliding scale slots available, but we are sure we can work out a rate that you can afford.

Dr. DeMarco - $145 per individual session, $250 per couples session

Lauren- sliding scale starting at $75 per person per session

Sophie- $125 per person per session

Although our rates for therapy are already far below what many other practices charge for counseling in New York, we offer a large number of sliding scale slots in our caseloads to help make your search for the best therapist a little bit easier. (Have you checked out therapist directories online? Social workers charging $300 an hour is hardly social justice!) We have tried to make our services accessible to as many people as we can. We sometimes have a waiting list for sliding scale slots, but contact us through this site and we'll get you all set up.

Interested in a package rate?  Talk to your therapist about the different pre-pay packages we have available.  It would be great to be able to offer free therapy in New York - but alas getting a masters degree, post-masters training, running a business, paying rent, etc means we have to charge for our highly specialized services like everyone else.  

Affordable therapy in NYC!

 

We charge for our sessions using credit or debit card at time of scheduling. Please give us 24 hours notice if you need to cancel or change your scheduled appointment time to have your charge credited towards your next therapy session or refunded back to you. We do not provide phone sessions or Skype sessions before discussing in a previous meeting or intake. We do not provide same-day appointments. We do not take cash or check.


 

We start working 60 minutes, once a week for the first month or two, measuring your progress the entire way while working to get you coming in less and less. After 6-8 sessions of weekly visits, we will check in to see if you're ready to to every other week. This means you're becoming more and more resilient!

We do not work with clients longer than one year.  After working with your therapist for one year, we are happy to refer you to one of our colleagues, or outside of our practice.  We do this to make sure we're making the most of our work together to get you better, not just get you depending on therapy. While we cannot fix something in one session that has developed over the course of years, we do want to show you making improvements sooner than later.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We currently have offices in Chelsea at 23rd and 6th avenue.

 


Insurance is meant to cover treatments for an illness. Clinicians have to assign an identified patient, then give that person a mental health diagnosis in order to submit claims to your insurance.  

Let's discuss this in your first session to make sure this is appropriate for your situation- otherwise let us work out a sliding scale rate for you without having to assign you or your partner a mental health diagnosis. Everyone wants to keep costs down, and that's why we are proud to keep our rates and our sliding scale well below what other NYC therapists in private practice are charging for mental health services in New York metro area.

Interested in working with your insurance for individual therapy? 

Dr. DeMarco is in network for Cigna and Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield. We will call to verify your benefits and eligibility to see what we can do to to help get your therapy sessions covered. In network or out of network, sometimes there is still a deductible to meet and other hurdles. We've most recently had success getting sessions covered with Aetna, PHCS, Emblem and United Behavioral Health. If we can't get you set up through insurance, we are happy to work out a sliding scale rate with you for weekly sessions starting at $75. We sometimes have a waiting list for cases involving insurance, but aim to see as many people with as many situations as possible.

 

We charge for our sessions using credit or debit card at time of scheduling. Please give us 24 hours notice if you need to cancel or change your scheduled appointment time to have your charge credited towards your next therapy session or refunded back to you. We do not provide phone sessions or Skype sessions before discussing in a previous meeting or intake. We do not provide same-day appointments. We do not take cash or check.

 


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