Andrew  Kaplan

Andrew Kaplan

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients for afternoon, evening, & daytime appointments; offering lower fee sessions for the duration of the pandemic (updated April 01, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Creative blocks & artists’ issues
  • Relationships
  • Existential challenges
  • Depression

Professional statement

Andrew Kaplan is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Midtown Manhattan, specializing anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, and life transitions. Andrew works with adults of all ages to help them overcome the barriers to living a full and authentic life. A professional writer, Andrew also has a special interest in helping individuals in the arts to deal with creative blocks and to manage conflicts between their artistic process and the rest of their day-to-day responsibilities.

Many of Andrew’s clients come in with stress related to work or relationships. Andrew collaborates with these clients to identify their core values, priorities, and beliefs — their true selves — and to distinguish this authentic inner voice from the self-limiting beliefs that clients have absorbed from society, family, and previous experience. This process, in which negative patterns are exposed and the client’s strengths are highlighted, gives clients access to the knowledge and courage they need to make the changes that they want.

Warm, direct, and supportive, Andrew is committed to helping clients live authentically and regain a sense of choice, power, and meaning in their lives. His office is conveniently located near Grand Central Station and the Bryant Park subway station.

Message to clients

Therapy is a gift that you give to yourself. It's about you: your hopes, struggles, concerns, and aspirations. In therapy we will work together to identify what you really want. We will uncover the patterns, perceptions, and inner voices that are blocking you from the life that you want. We'll also highlight your strengths - the core that can help you change. Throughout this process, I will give you the support you need to accept yourself, your experience so far, and your desires - your true self. From this acceptance flows the courage to look at and break old patterns, to build on your strengths, and to live life according to your own values.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress

Life transitions - Coping with changes in relationships, career, health, family, or aging

Creative blocks & artists’ issues - Exploring/overcoming obstacles to creative process; finding work/life balance; integrating self-awareness and compassion into goal-setting

Relationships - Understanding your wants and needs; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction

Existential challenges - Finding meaning and purpose in daily life; dealing with aloneness; persevering in the face of existential anxiety and meaninglessness; discovering personal freedom and responsibility

Depression - Dealing with symptoms such as hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life


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


Andrew Kaplan is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Cigna

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)
  • Therapy during the coronavirus pandemic: $80 (50min)

Therapist's note

Andrew can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Murray Hill practice

260 Madison Avenue

Suite 8039

New York, NY 10016


  • Mon 11:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 11:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2017 - Present

Offices of Dr. Reuben Castagno, 2016 - 2017

IDCC Canarsie Community Mental Health Clinic, 2015 -2017

Brooklyn College, MA in Mental Health Counseling, 2015

Cornell University, BA, 1982