Velvet Psychotherapy Collective
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Velvet Psychotherapy Collective

Gender & Sexuality affirming boutique psychotherapy practice
Florida, New York, New Jersey Waitlist Online
Updated January 31, 2023

Our goal at the collective is to provide a queer affirming, safe and intimate space for you to explore your inner world, bringing you closer to living your most authentic life. Each clinician brings their authentic self to each session allowing for an individualized, collaborative approach to treatment with a core belief that you are the expert in your own life. It is our belief that the most important part of therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. We currently have clinicians practicing in New York, New Jersey and Florida.

When you reach out to us, you will be met with warmth and compassion. The first call with the intake coordinator will be aimed at learning what brought you to therapy and your expectations for our working with one of our clinicians. Based on this information, you will be matched with a therapist in our practice that will best suit your needs. You also have the choice to set up an appointment with a therapist of your choice.


About

What services does your practice offer?

The collective offers Individual and couples therapy. The therapist will use evidence-based assessment tools and interventions to ensure they are providing you with a high level of care. Depending on the goals of the client, they may assign homework but this is dependent on the needs of the client. Progress often happens with work outside of therapy and in between sessions. The clinicians at Velvet Psychotherapy Collective are experienced in Psychodynamic theory, psychoanalytic theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, emotionally-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing. We are a full service psychotherapy collective offering remote individual, couples and group therapy sessions.

What are your practice's specialties?

The therapists at Velvet Psychotherapy Collective specialize in LGBTQAI+ affirming therapy with a focus on trauma informed care utilizing individualized care through an anti-racist, anti-oppression, anti-capitalist lens. Each therapist is specialized in different treatment modalities and are required to attend anti-racist and LGBTQ focused trainings annually. Our goal at the collective is to provide a safe place for individuals to experience mental health treatment with therapists who understand the importance of decolonizing mental health.

Why should I choose your practice?

Velvet Psychotherapy Collective is committed to helping our community. During the last few years we have seen how the systematic oppression and collective trauma of our society has impacted the mental, emotional and physical states of marginalized individuals. We established this group practice to provide a much needed service to individuals within our community.

How does payment work at your practice?

Our practice is private pay, sliding scale and we do accept some insurances. Our fees range from $150 - 225 an hour depending on the provider and service offered. We offer sliding scale depending on financial need. We are happy to offer a superbill at the end of the month for you to submit to your insurance for reimbursement for services paid to Velvet Psychotherapy Collective during the Month.


Specialties

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally

Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink - Exploring one’s values in and beliefs about relationships; practicing boundary-setting, conflict resolution, and romantic or sexual relationship bonding with partners

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $90 - $175
  • Initial session: $175 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $225 (50min)
  • Group sessions: $65 (75min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8-8
  • Tue 8-8
  • Wed 8-8
  • Thu 8-8
  • Fri 8-8
  • Sat 8-4
  • Sun 8-4

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-2
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 8-6
  • Fri 8-3
  • Sat 8-4
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-2
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 8-6
  • Fri 8-3
  • Sat 8-4
  • Sun Closed

Head of Practice's Licensure

Florida: SW19907

New York: 090657-01

New Jersey: 44SC06015300


Languages

English


Therapy Groups

Velvet Psychotherapy Collective
LGBTQ Relationship & Intimacy Processing Group

This is an LGBTQ relationship and intimacy processing group, it is a coaching group so open to all states.