Christopher Barrett Stults
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Christopher Barrett Stults


Psychologist, PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Accepting In-person
Updated November 1, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Relationship issues
  • Sex addiction
  • Substance abuse

Professional statement

Dr. Christopher Stults is a licensed psychologist in New York City. He works with individuals and couples from all walks of life, and he is particularly passionate about working with LGBTQ+ people and people in non-monogamous relationships. Many of Dr. Chris’s clients come in to address anxiety, depression, relationship problems, major life stressors (e.g., marriage/divorce, coming out), career difficulties, and substance use.

Dr. Chris is trained in psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as other humanistic and mindfulness-based approaches. Throughout treatment, he helps his clients understand how their early experiences and relationships shaped who they are today, as well as the difficulties they are experiencing. With that insight, Dr. Chris provides his clients with practical strategies to navigate their challenges.

Dr. Chris's style is warm, interactive, and intellectually engaging. He also uses humor and creativity to facilitate the therapeutic process when appropriate. When clients first start with Dr. Chris, they will work to build a trusting and nonjudgmental therapeutic relationship while also putting together relevant current and historical information to inform the treatment. As clients progress in therapy, they will feel more confident that they have what it takes to face whatever life throws at them.

Dr. Chris received his Ph.D. from New York University. He has worked at several hospitals and counseling centers, including Montefiore Medical Center, Harlem Hospital, Barnard College Counseling Center, and Baruch College Counseling Center. He is also a professor of psychology and LGBTQ+ health researcher. Outside of private practice, he is a musician and avid movie/theater/concertgoer. Dr. Chris primarily sees clients online but is available for in-person sessions in certain circumstances.

Message to clients

I know that reaching out for help isn't always easy and that finding the right therapist can sometimes be frustrating. Research shows that one of the most important predictors of outcomes in therapy is the "fit" of the relationship between the client and the therapist. So, toward that end, I hope you'll contact me today to discuss your concerns further and determine whether I'm the best fit for you. Feel free to reach out by phone or email at any time. I look forward to hearing from you!


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

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

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

Sex addiction - Building strategies to reduce harmful sexual behaviors; coping with difficult emotions, thoughts, and urges; maintaining healthy relationships

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health


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


Christopher Stults is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $275 (50min)
  • Initial session: $275 (90min)
  • Couples sessions: $275 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

Please contact me to discuss how you can use your insurance to be reimbursed for your therapy sessions.


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10AM to 8PM
  • Tue 6-8PM
  • Wed 10AM to 8PM
  • Thu 6-8PM
  • Fri 10AM to 6PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Flatiron District practice
302 5th Ave, New York, New York 10001
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 15 years

Private Practice, Licensed Psychologist, 2019 - Present
City University of New York, Professor of Psychology, 2020 - Present
Private Practice, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, 2014 - 2020
Montefiore Medical Center, Predoctoral Intern, 2017 - 2018
New York University , Doctoral Fellow, 2013 - 2018
Harlem Hospital, Predoctoral Extern, 2016 - 2017
Barnard College Counseling Center, Predoctoral Extern, 2015 - 2016
Baruch College Counseling Center, Predoctoral Extern, 2014 - 2015

New York University, PhD, 2018
Florida International University, MS, 2008
University of Miami, BS, 2006


New York: 023984