Barbara  Warren

Barbara Warren

Psychologist, PsyD

Accepting new clients for afternoon, evening, & weekend online therapy appointments only (updated May 28, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Transgender & gender identity topics
  • LGBTQ and sexuality topics
  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Career development
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Existential challenges/crises
  • Polyamory

Professional statement

Dr. Warren is currently offering lower fee therapy for individuals and couples impacted by COVID-19 and the current economic circumstances.

Dr. Barbara E. Warren is a psychologist with a practice in the Chelsea/Flatiron District of New York City specializing in gender identity, sexual orientation, minority stress, anxiety, relationships, and career development. She is an expert in LGBTQ-related issues, including transgender identities and sexual orientation, and works with many Trans*, non-binary, and gender non-conforming adults. She is currently Director for LGBT Programs and Policies in the Office for Diversity and Inclusion at Mount Sinai Health System, where she is spearheading the institution’s implementation of LGBT affirmative and culturally competent health care. She was previously at Hunter College as Founding Director of the Hunter Center for LGBT Social Science and Public Policy. She also spent over 20 years on the senior management team of the LGBT Community Center of New York, where she helped implement many local and national health and public policy initiatives.

In addition to her LGBTQ expertise, Dr. Warren works with clients from all backgrounds to raise awareness of and lessen the health and mental health impact of minority stress, which is stress that emanates from experiencing or anticipating stigma and discrimination related to race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation and/or gender identity. She has expertise in couples and polyamorous relationship counseling, anxiety and stress management, in addictions recovery support, and in career development and career change.

Message to clients

My approach is client centered and collaborative. I will work with you to assess and address your goals and concerns, providing insights, feedback, support, resources and referrals as needed.


Transgender & gender identity topics - Exploring questions related to gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; navigating the barriers to and process of transition as well as its impact on you and those close to you

LGBTQ and sexuality topics - Exploring questions related to sexuality and gender identity; coming out or being closeted; relationships; family and cultural challenges

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Relationships - Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating

Career development - Learning to utilize and highlight strengths, fine-tuning resumes, effective and practical stress-management, focusing on fulfillment, utilizing communication skills, and enhancing efficiency to reduce burnout

Couples counseling - Improving communication and problem solving skills with couples from all gender and sexual identities

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Existential challenges/crises - Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations

Polyamory - Navigating the challenges of being in more than one romantic relationship

General expertise


Barbara Warren is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (55min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Warren can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Flatiron District practice

49 West 24th Street

Suite 606

New York, NY 10010

  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Wed 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Varies
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 1995 - Present

Mount Sinai Health System, Director of LGBT Programs and Policies, 2012 - Present

Hunter College, Faculty, 2010 - 2012

LGBT Community Center NY, 1988 - 2009


  • English