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This list of tele-counseling clinicians, agencies, and centers has been compiled through staff recommendations and student feedback. We know that many factors affect how a given client-therapist pairing turns out, including client expectations, mutual agreement on the goals and methods of therapy, and personality variables. If you find that the clinicians we have suggested are not a good match for you, we will be glad to give you additional referrals.

Individual Counselors/Clinicians »
Centers, Institutes & Collectives »
Hotlines »
Additional Resources »

Insurance Coverage

If you have NYSHIP insurance, then your behavioral health carrier is Beacon Health Options.

If you have health insurance that covers behavioral health services, please confirm with your chosen clinician that they are in-network providers. You should also contact your insurance carrier and inform them that you will be seeking services with an in-network clinician. They may require your clinician to pre-authorize services before your initial session. 

NEW: Virtual doctor and therapist visits via LiveHealthOnline are covered for students with NYSHIP insurance. The Empire Plan will be covering these visits at no cost to you. Sign up online or learn more at Empire BlueCross.

Recommended Resources

Individual Counselors/Clinicians

Ranjana Srinivasan, PhD
Insurance: UHC, Oxford, Oscar, UHC Student Resources.  Sliding scale option.

Kathleen Isaac, PhD
Openings for virtual therapy group for black women on Monday evenings from 7:30-9pm on Zoom
$75 per
 session with sliding scale rates available.
27 East 128th Street 
New York, New York 10035 

Melissa Corpus, Ph.D.  
Insurance: Beacon Health Options (NYSHIP), UHC, Aetna, Empire BCBS, Cigna, Anthem
Sliding scale offered for lack of coverage. 
303 5th avenue (31st Street), Suite 1707
New York, NY

Anne Fox, Ph.D.
Insurance: Beacon Health Options (NYSHIP), Aetna, Empire BCBS
300 Cadman Plaza West, 12th Fl
Brooklyn, NY

Leah Halikiopoulos, Psy.D.
Insurance: Aetna, and out-of-network (comes out to approx. $50 out-of-pocket) 
New York, NY 10016

Lana Ifraimova, LCSW
Insurance: Cigna, United/Oxford, BCBS, Emblem, HIP.  Will bill out-of-network for NYSHIP. 
26 Court Street, Suite 710
Brooklyn, NY 11242
681 Argyle Road (Ditmas Park)
Brooklyn, New York11230

Phyllis Krauser, LCSW-R
Insurance: Beacon Health Options (NYSHIP), Cigna, GHI, Medicare.
49 West 24th Street, Suite 507
New York, NY

Sharyn Levine, LCSW
Insurance: Beacon Health Options (NYSHIP), Aetna; Out-of-network for Cigna, BCBS, UHC
109 W 27th St., Suite 8A
New York, New York 10001

Susan Sukenik, LCSW
Insurance: Beacon Health Options (NYSHIP), Aetna, and most other insurances.
640 19th St., Brooklyn NY
(Windsor Terrace, off of G)

Michelle Mintz, LCSW, MA
Insurance: Anthem, BCBS, Cigna, sliding scale, and out-of-network
303 Fifth Avenue (at 31st St)
Suite 1403
New York, New York 10016

Lauree Mitchell, Ph.D.
Insurance: Beacon Health Options (NYSHIP), UHC
Sliding scale offered for lack of coverage.   
34 Plaza Street, Suite 109
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Barbara Seruya, Ph.D.
Insurance: Beacon Health Options (NYSHIP), Empire, UBH, Aetna, 1199
99 Madison Avenue, Suite 605
New York, NY

Norma Southworth, Ph.D.  
Insurance: Beacon Health Options (NYSHIP), Aetna, BCBS, Oxford, United, Magellan
19 West 34th Street
New York, NY

Eleni Toumarides, MA, LCSW
Insurance: Beacon Health Options (NYSHIP), Aetna, Fidelis
380 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1713
New York, New York 10168

Surrenca Albert, Psy.D.
No insurance/Out of network
Sliding scale offered for lack of coverage (reduced rate for students)
110-20 71st Avenue
Forest Hills, NY 11375

Samuel Aymer, Ph.D.
No insurance
Sliding scale offered for lack of coverage. 
280 Vanderbilt Avenue (btwn. Dekalb and Lafayette)
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Philip Bender, Ph.D.
Insurance: Out of network
Sliding scale offered for lack of coverage; “pay-as-you-can” for virtual support group addressing self-isolation & coping w. pandemic
875 6th Avenue, Ste. 1705
New York, NY 10001

Vanessa Komisar, LCSW
Insurance: Optum Network: Oxford, United, Oscar.  Sliding scale as low as $80
255 West End Avenue
Suite 1B
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (929) 322-4529
David Bergstein, LMHC
No insurance
Sliding scale offered for lack of coverage. 
19 West 34th Street

Michelle Chu, Psy.D.  
Insurance: Out-of-network
Sliding scale offered for lack of coverage. 
19 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001

Hannah Emmerich, LCSW-R
Insurance: Aetna, BCBS, and out-of-network.
16 East 41st Street, Suite 3E
New York NY 10017
(917) 748-0072

Cal Flachner, LCSW
Insurance: Aetna, Cigna, and most other insurances except UHC/Oxford, GHI, and HIP.
On Thursdays, GC students pay as they wish
32 Prospect Place
Brooklyn NY 11217
928 Broadway, Suite 807
New York, NY

Centers, Institutes & Collectives

BeWell Psychotherapy (NY and NJ counselors)
Lower fees for students, and will do the out of network billing
Client Care Coordinator – Kristin Inglesby

Psychoanalysis at The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP) 
Sliding scale option available and sessions are 3x/week
Director: Holly Levenkron
33 West 60th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10023
Phone: 212-333-3444 ext. 102

Insurance: Beacon Health Options (NYSHIP) out-of network copay $10, Emblem Health, BCBS, GHI, Aetna, out-of-network, and more.
136 Madison Avenue & 1199 Park Ave NYC
300 Cadman Plaza West One Pierrepont Plaza
Brooklyn, NY

Aristotle’s Psychological Center
Insurance: Beacon Health Options (NYSHIP), and most other insurances.
31-09 37th Street
Astoria, NY 11103
Phone: 718-721-4300

Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Brief Psychotherapy Research Program
No insurance accepted; sliding scale $5-$50 per session
10 Nathan D. Perlman Place (bw 15th & 16th St.) 
New York, NY 

The Gender & Sexuality Therapy Center
Out-of-Network, but will submit claims on clients’ behalf and also accepts payment from insurance company to reduce financial worry and obstacles to treatment. Sliding scale for clients that do not have out-of-network benefits ($75-$125).  Competent with and affirming of all relationship orientations and alternative sexualities.
850 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
(646) 797-4340

The Clinicians Collective
Insurance: Beacon Health Options (NYSHIP), and various others.
Find a clinician

Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR)
Insurance: Beacon Health Options (NYSHIP) insurance, GHI (non-HMO), Emblem Health, HIP (non-HMO)
Sliding scale offered for lack of coverage. 
1651 Third Avenue (between 92nd and 93rd Streets), Suite 205
New York, NY 10128

Mindful Urgent Care (Medication Provider Only)
Insurance: Beacon Health Options (NYSHIP), and most other insurances
Sliding scale offered for lack of coverage.    
Several locations in NY & NJ
516-505-7200 (for returning patients)
Schedule an appointment online

New Pathways Counseling Center
Insurance: Beacon Health Options (NYSHIP), Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Empire, GHI, HIP, Magellan, Medicare, MHNet, Performax.
148 Park Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Center for Optimal Living
303 Fifth Avenue
Suite 1407

Insurances: Beacon Health Options, and most major insurances.  Does not accept Medicaid/Medicare
51 E. 25th Street NYC
212-532-0303 (ext 2)

Free online groups sessions, free group therapy for members of the Black community, discounted therapy sessions
120 W. 31st Street, 3rd fl
New York, NY 10001
21 Dunham Place, 2nd Fl
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Park Slope Center for Mental Health
Insurances: Beacon Health Options, Medicaid, Medicare, Aetna, and more.
348 13th Street
Suite 203
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Specialized Therapy Associates
Insurances: Beacon Health Options, UBH, UHC, MHN, Cigna, Horizon, Aetna, and more.
Various locations in NJ
201-488-6678 or 855-STA-TALK

Inclusive Therapists – A national directory of ethnically diverse clinicians who provide culturally affirming and responsive client care. They aim to celebrate all identities and abilities in all bodies while dismantling systemic oppression in mental health care. They have a robust search engine that can search by therapist identify, therapeutic approach, cultural knowledge, insurance accepted and zip code, among other categories. In addition, their website is translated into over 75 languages and dialects from Afrikaans to Zulu.

Black Mental Health Alliance (BMHA) – A network of black mental health professionals who provide culturally-relevant educational forums, training and referral services that support the professional development of black clinicians, as well as serve the mental health needs of black communities through various types of programming. They have a national referral database of culturally competent and patient-centered therapists and psychiatrists that can be searched by preference of gender, sexuality, and faith.

Asian Mental Health Collective (AMHC) – Provides a national directory of Asian mental health organizations and professionals that can be searched by state. In addition to the directory, AMHC seeks to destigmatize mental illness and increase access to care by creating safe spaces for Asian Americans to discuss the impact of mental health in their communities. They offer online forums, in person meet-up groups, and mental health podcasts.


The National Grad Crisis Line 1-877-GRAD-HLP(472-3457)
National, free, confidential crisis hotline for graduate students. Also available through Skype (international).

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline – 1-800-985-5990 or text 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor
New York State Office of Mental Health Emotional Support Line: 1-844-863-9314

Additional Resources

Disclaimer: Due to the need to compile this list quickly to provide resources and support for our students during the COVID-19 crisis, the following counselors and agencies have not been vetted by Student Counseling Services.

Individual Counselors/Clinicians

Lynn Horridge, PhD, LCSW
Offering online grief support group for non-covid losses for 10 weeks over spring and summer months; $100 session/sliding scale
West 9th Street
New York, NY 10011

Dr. Chloe Carmichael
Licensed Psychologist
MetLife Building | 17th Floor
200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166

Michelle Conti, Psy.D.
Insurance: Out-of-network
Sliding scale offered for lack of coverage. 
Long Island, NY

Claudia Diez, Ph.D.
Insurance: Out-of-network ($200-400/session)
200 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

Ilyse Spertus
Insurance: Beacon Health Options (NYSHIP)
Sliding scale offered for lack of coverage. 
425 Madison Ave. Suite 1502
New York, NY 10017

Angela Maio, LCSW
Insurance: Beacon Health Options (NYSHIP), Amerihealth, Horizon, Anthem, and more.
397 Chestnut St
Union NJ 07083
(856) 275-6145

Shirley Court, LCSW
Insurance: Beacon Health Options (NYSHIP), AETNA, EAP
470 Prospect Ave Ste 302
West Orange NJ 07052
(877) 755-4401 

Centers, Institutes & Collectives

Tri-County Behavioral Care
Offices in NJ: Wayne, Sparta, Hackettstown, and Denville.  Accepts Beacon Health Options (NYSHIP), and most other insurances.

Facilitating an open, online bereavement group for adults in New York and New Jersey who have experienced the death of a family member due to COVID-19​; $30 per drop-in session/sliding scale
Danielle F. Jonas, LCSW
124 West 79th Street- Suite 1B
New York, NY 10024
Ph: 347-584-1043

Comprehensive Therapeutic Services (CTS)
Insurance: Beacon Health Options (NYSHIP), BCBS, Cigna, Emblem/GHI/HIP, Fidelis, MetroPlus, Magnacare, Oscar, Oxford, Value Options/Infinity; Sliding scale offered for lack of coverage. ($75-250/session)
Six offices in NYC metro area / 5 boroughs
Midtown Manhattan Office: 124 E 40th ST, NYC

Freshpath Therapy
144 E. 44th Street Suite 401
New York, NY 10017

Let’s Talk Psychological Wellness
Insurance: Aetna; out-of-network provider for all other insurances
153 W 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

McShane Center for Psychological Services – Pace University
52 Broadway | 4th Floor
New York, NY 10004
(212) 346-1730

Open Path Collective
Find a clinician

Insurance: Empire BCBS; out-of-network provider for all other insurances
928 Broadway, Suite 405/806
New York, NY 10010

Resilience Counseling
NY - Online Therapy.
T: 646-893-7540

Safran Center for Psychological Services
The New School
80 Fifth Avenue
6th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Fisher Landau Center for the Treatment of Learning Disabilities
(Provides Psycho-Educational Evaluation Services)
Insurance: Sliding scale, Medicaid
1225 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461

Brooklyn Learning Center
(Provides Psycho-Educational Evaluation Services)
Sliding scale, insurance not accepted
142 Joralemon Street, Suite 3E
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Therapy for Black Girls
Created by Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, the organization has become an outlet for Black women to seek therapy and break the stigma surrounding it. Browse the directory on the site, join the private Facebook community, listen to their podcast or sit in on their weekly group support sessions. 

Latinx Therapy
Type your city and state into the search bar to find a list of therapists in your area (it’s an especially great way to find bilingual professionals). The site also provides mental health resources like podcasts, YouTube channels and books that represent the Latinx community. They also have COVID-19 resources for immigrants and undocumented folks dealing with the pandemic. 

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
Browse through their interactive Google Map and find an array of therapists catered to queer and trans people of color. The organization also provides financial assistance for those who can’t afford therapy, training for companies and a digital space for queer and trans people of color to connect.

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. 

Black Emotional and Mental Health
If you’d prefer telemedicine, Black Emotional and Mental Health (BEAM) features a virtual directory to connect you with mental health professionals online. Whether you’re into email, video-chatting or just simply talking on the phone, you can choose which virtual platform works for you. 
Viva Wellness
An NYC wellness space that combines mental health and holistic care. They offer therapy sessions, workshops, coaching and e-guides to help you stay active physically and mentally.

The Jed Foundation
JED is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults.

Exclusively Online/Virtual Counseling Services

BetterHelp |

Pride Counseling
(LGBT focused)

(Couples Therapy/Individual Therapy focused on improving relationships)

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