Counseling in New York, NY

Find a counselor near you in New York for your emotional and mental health needs.

Healthcare at a Glance in New York, NY

New York City (NYC) has 62 acute care hospitals throughout its 5 boroughs. The highest ranked healthcare systems in the metropolitan area include New York Presbyterian, NYU Langone, Mount Sinai, and North Shore (all nationally ranked by U.S. News). While most of the large healthcare systems are based in Manhattan, NYU Langone and Mount Sinai have ambulatory care and primary care clinics throughout Brooklyn and Queens. For veterans, VA Harbor Healthcare System (VA NYHHS) has three campuses including medical centers and outpatient clinics in Manhattan, Bay Bridge and Queens. Speciality care centers include Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital, Hassenfeld Childrens at NYU Langone, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone. Wherever you are in the city, you will have access to diverse primary and speciality care options.

Counseling FAQs

What is a counselor?

Counselors are trained to help you care for your mental health. When searching for a counselor, start by looking at their education, licenses, and certifications. Licensed counselors have titles such as a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). Counselors specialize in areas such as family and marriage, addiction, religious support, and work stress. If you believe you need additional support from medication, it may be best for you to contact a Psychiatrist. If you are nervous about starting counseling, many healthcare groups offer virtual sessions for you to try from the comfort of your home. Many insurance plans and employer benefits include counseling services, making the cost of counseling affordable. There are also many affordable flat rate options available online. Finding the right counselor for you can be a life-changing part of your mental health.

In the event of a medical emergency, dial 911 or visit your closest emergency room immediately.