Talking for Wellness

Mental health services for busy individuals

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, evening, daytime, & weekend appointments in Chelsea practice (updated November 18, 2019)

Offers Online Sessions

Talking for Wellness is a full-service therapy group practice in Midtown Manhattan. They offer individual, couples, group, and online therapy. They work with clients from all walks of life, including college students and adults across the lifespan.

Their practice is open Monday-Friday from 8:00am-10:00pm and Saturday/Sunday from 9:00am-5:00pm, giving clients a wide range of appointment times to fit their busy schedules. They also offer remote therapy to those who aren't able to make it into the office.

Aditi  Verma
Aditi Verma

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Nathilee  Caldeira
Nathilee Caldeira

Psychologist PhD

Michael  Vella
Michael Vella

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Erica T. Harris
Erica T. Harris

Psychologist PhD

Long  Quach
Long Quach

Psychologist PsyD

Daniel  Torrecilla
Daniel Torrecilla

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC


+ What does Talking for Wellness specialize in?

The therapists at Talking for Wellness specialize in treating:

  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Excessive worry
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Alcohol misuse
  • Relationship concerns
  • Workplace concerns
  • Life transitions
They are effective in treating these issues by taking action-based treatment approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), mindfulness practices, and Psychodynamic Therapy.

+ Why should I choose Talking for Wellness?

Talking for Wellness is unique for the following reasons:

  • They are open seven days a week.
  • You get to speak to a licensed therapist within 24 hours of calling them.
  • They work to find you the best match of therapist for your needs and if the first therapist is not the best match, they can easily schedule you with a different therapist in their practice.
  • All of their providers are doctoral or master's level and are licensed or licensed-eligible clinicians and have extensive training in their areas of specialization.

+ How does payment work at Talking for Wellness?

Talking for Wellness is in-network with Aetna. They are also out-of-network with all other major health insurance plans.

Their fees range from $125-$200 for individuals and $250-$300 for couples, depending on the provider and service offered. When you call them, they can help you determine if your insurance will reimburse you. Most major insurance plans will reimburse between 50-80% of the cost of a session usually after you meet a deductible. We are happy to help you submit claims to your insurance company.

They accept debit and credit cards, including flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings accounts (HSA).


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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Burnout in workplaces - Coping with unreasonable expectations and feelings of overwhelm in the workplace; restoring energy, balance, and motivation

Psychological safety in workplaces - Promoting healthy work environments by strengthening relationships, increasing communication, and empowering individuals

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $200
  • Couples sessions: $300

Therapist's note

We are happy to help you determine if your insurance will reimburse your therapy sessions. Most major insurance plans will reimburse between 50-80% of the cost of a session usually after you meet a deductible. We can help you submit claims to your insurance company.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Chelsea practice

153 West 27th Street

New York, NY 10001

  • Mon 8:00am-10:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-10:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-10:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-10:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-10:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sun 9:00am-5:00pm

Therapy Groups

Talking for Wellness
Let's Talk Dating Mastery

This weekly group helps participants address personal boundaries to successful relationships by gaining insight to internal patterns of fear, awkwardness, and low-confidence.

Talking for Wellness
Let's Talk Mindful Sobriety

This weekly group offers individuals in recovery from substance use a chance to receive support from peers and learn relapse prevention strategies for long-term recovery.