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Location

Suite 6422 (sixth floor)

Hours

This office is operating remotely and does not have staff on call during weekends, evenings and holidays.

The Wellness Center's Virtual Front Desk is available to answer questions via Zoom 
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm EST  

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Telecounseling

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 and enter coupon code NYSHIP when you get to the payment screen. Learn more at Empire BlueCross.

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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 
347-644-7651
drkathleenisaac@gmail.com

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
347-731-5921

Anne Fox, Ph.D.
Insurance: Beacon Health Options (NYSHIP), Aetna, Empire BCBS
300 Cadman Plaza West, 12th Fl
Brooklyn, NY
917-403-7488

Leah Halikiopoulos, Psy.D.
Insurance: Aetna, and out-of-network (comes out to approx. $50 out-of-pocket) 
New York, NY 10016
646-653-3303
Dr.leah.halikiopoulos@gmail.com

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
(Tues/Weds)
AND
681 Argyle Road (Ditmas Park)
Brooklyn, New York11230
(Mon/Thurs)
917-498-4450

Phyllis Krauser, LCSW-R
Insurance: Beacon Health Options (NYSHIP), Cigna, GHI, Medicare.
49 West 24th Street, Suite 507
New York, NY
347-344-9506
phylliskrauser@gmail.com

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
646-431-8695

Susan Sukenik, LCSW
Insurance: Beacon Health Options (NYSHIP), Aetna, and most other insurances.
640 19th St., Brooklyn NY
(Windsor Terrace, off of G)
718-871-8991

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
917-846-8210
mintzlcsw@gmail.com

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
718-399-6852

Barbara Seruya, Ph.D.
Insurance: Beacon Health Options (NYSHIP), Empire, UBH, Aetna, 1199
99 Madison Avenue, Suite 605
New York, NY
917-453-9597

Norma Southworth, Ph.D.  
Insurance: Beacon Health Options (NYSHIP), Aetna, BCBS, Oxford, United, Magellan
19 West 34th Street
New York, NY
212-877-0039

Eleni Toumarides, MA, LCSW
Insurance: Beacon Health Options (NYSHIP), Aetna, Fidelis
380 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1713
New York, New York 10168
646-553-6346

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
646-580-6242
Dr.SurrencaTAlbert@gmail.com

Samuel Aymer, Ph.D.
No insurance
Sliding scale offered for lack of coverage. 
280 Vanderbilt Avenue (btwn. Dekalb and Lafayette)
Brooklyn, NY 11205
718-638-2340

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
347-395-4315
Philipbenderphd@gmail.com

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
Email: vkprivatepractice@gmail.com
Phone: (929) 322-4529
 
David Bergstein, LMHC
No insurance
Sliding scale offered for lack of coverage. 
19 West 34th Street
212-532-2640

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

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
AND
928 Broadway, Suite 807
New York, NY
212-673-6153
calflachner@gmail.com

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
646-863-0101
contact@bewellpsychotherapy.com

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

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 
212-420-3819
psychresearch@mountsinai.org

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
reception@gstherapycenter.com

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
212-410-0821
appointments@iptar.org

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
718-398-1962

Center for Optimal Living
303 Fifth Avenue
Suite 1407
info@cfol.org
212.213.8905

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

Kip
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
info@kiptherapy.com

Park Slope Center for Mental Health
Insurances: Beacon Health Options, Medicaid, Medicare, Aetna, and more.
348 13th Street
Suite 203
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-398-1962

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.

Hotlines

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
917-439-5221
lhorridge@gmail.com 

Dr. Chloe Carmichael
Licensed Psychologist
MetLife Building | 17th Floor
200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166
212-729-3922
info@drchloe.com

Michelle Conti, Psy.D.
Insurance: Out-of-network
Sliding scale offered for lack of coverage. 
Long Island, NY
516-415-2180
mcontipsych@gmail.com 

Claudia Diez, Ph.D.
Insurance: Out-of-network ($200-400/session)
200 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
646-933-2444

Ilyse Spertus
Insurance: Beacon Health Options (NYSHIP)
Sliding scale offered for lack of coverage. 
425 Madison Ave. Suite 1502
New York, NY 10017
646-942-6712
ilyse@ilysespertus.com

Angela Maio, LCSW
Insurance: Beacon Health Options (NYSHIP), Amerihealth, Horizon, Anthem, and more.
397 Chestnut St
Union NJ 07083
(856) 275-6145 
amaio0125@aol.com

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

Centers, Institutes & Collectives

Tri-County Behavioral Care
Offices in NJ: Wayne, Sparta, Hackettstown, and Denville.  Accepts Beacon Health Options (NYSHIP), and most other insurances.
973-691-3030
intake@tcbllc.org

COPE NYC
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
Danielle@copewithschoolnyc.com

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
212-658-0977
info@cts-nyc.com

Freshpath Therapy
144 E. 44th Street Suite 401
New York, NY 10017
914-510-2597
info@freshpathny.com

Let’s Talk Psychological Wellness
Insurance: Aetna; out-of-network provider for all other insurances
153 W 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
917-283-0738
office@talkingforwellness.com

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

Open Path Collective
1-800-268-2833
Find a clinician

myTherapyNYC
Insurance: Empire BCBS; out-of-network provider for all other insurances
928 Broadway, Suite 405/806
New York, NY 10010
646-449-0491
info@mytherapynyc.com

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
212-229-5700


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
718-430-3906

Brooklyn Learning Center
(Provides Psycho-Educational Evaluation Services)
Sliding scale, insurance not accepted
142 Joralemon Street, Suite 3E
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-935-0400

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
ManhattanAlternative.com 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 | contact@betterhelp.com

Pride Counseling contact@pridecounseling.com
(LGBT focused)

ReGain contact@regain.us
(Couples Therapy/Individual Therapy focused on improving relationships)

TalkSpace support@talkspace.com