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Closetless Mental Health CounselingGroup practice

Group practice
New York
Anxiety - Depression-Gender identity & transgender health- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics-Self-esteem-Racism, oppression, and discrimination-
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Practice Information

Closetless Mental Health Counseling is a therapy practice that offers high quality mental health care for individuals and couples. Many of the clients at Closetless Mental Health Counseling come from marginalized communities who have experienced challenges communicating with and feeling understood by healthcare providers, including other therapists, in the past. They specialize in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community, including those who are in polyamorous or non-monogamous relationships, sex workers, and those in the BDSM or kink community.

The therapists at Closetless Mental Health Counseling strive to make all clients feel welcomed into the therapy space, as they recognize that many of their clients have previously experienced discrimination, stigma, or gender dysphoria, which has led to heightened importance for feelings of safety and non-judgment. Clients benefit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), learning how to better understand the many patterns and connections between thoughts, feelings, and actions. Clients also explore, with therapist support, their values and what’s important for them, aligning their lives to these values.

Closetless Mental Health Counseling also offers two support groups, one for those going through grief and another for the friends and family members of LGBTQ+ individuals. Therapists work from an intersectional and affirming framework, providing clients with the therapeutic space they need to heal and grow.


What services does your practice offer?

Closetless Mental Health Counseling offers individual therapy, couples therapy, and group therapy.

What are your practice's specialties?

Closetless Mental Health Counseling primarily works with sexual and gender minority groups, such as members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who are in polyamorous or non-monogamous relationships, sex workers, and those in the BDSM or kink community. They also work with those who face anxiety, depression, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, autism, and ADHD.

Why should I choose your practice?

Closetless Mental Health Counseling has providers with a variety of backgrounds, specialties, and experiences. Despite this variety, one thing is consistent among all their providers: a nonjudgmental, intersectional framework. If you have had trouble being understood by healthcare providers in the past, this is the place for you!

How does payment work at your practice?

Closetless Mental Health Counseling has providers in network with Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and United Health Care. If we are not in-network with your insurance plan, you may be eligible for partial reimbursement from your insurance company. If you are not eligible for insurance reimbursement, we also offer sliding scale out of pocket fees. Our fees range from $30-$175 depending on your financial need and which provider you see.

Head of Practice's Licensure

New York: 011242




Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Racism, oppression, and discrimination - Exploring how racism, oppression, and discrimination impacts one’s life, including relationships, work life, and self-esteem; growing self-care practices to combat the negative emotions that arise when faced with identity-based adverse experiences


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • McLaren
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$175 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$30 - $175

Therapy Groups

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Good Mourning Grief Support Group

This is a support group for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one.

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Building a Closetless Home Support Group

This is a free support group for family and friends of LGBTQIA+ individuals.

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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