Emily  Stimson
Zencare Vetted

Emily Stimson

Psychologist, PsyD
New York Accepting Online
NoMad Not Accepting In-person
Updated May 26, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Sex therapy
  • Relationship issues
  • College mental health

Professional statement

Dr. Emily Stimson is a clinical psychologist in Midtown, Manhattan who specializes in working with college and graduate students, as well as adults with anxiety and/or depression or are navigating relationships and/or life transitions. She is also comfortable providing LGBTQ-affirmative care.

While Dr. Stimson’s treatment approach is grounded in Psychodynamic psychotherapy, she also incorporates elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) when she feels it will be helpful for the client. In her work, she is more interested in working with clients on better understanding their families and the systems they exist in, rather than targeting specific symptoms. She also provides sex therapy, where the style is much more structured and behavioral.

Dr. Stimson is passionate about the work she does and wants to help her clients get to the root of their problems rather than just addressing their symptoms. She received her PsyD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and her BA from Cornell University.

Message to clients

Feeling stressed, anxious, frustrated, stuck, sad, lonely, confused, or misunderstood? Curious to learn more about who you are? Therapy can help you better understand yourself and navigate the different feelings and situations that come up in your life. I am a clinical psychologist who works collaboratively and interactively with you to explore and address your concerns. Together we can identify your thoughts and feelings, and use that knowledge to make effective changes in your life. I recognize the unique pacing and goals of each client, and I will work with you to create a safe, meaningful therapeutic experience.

I have successfully helped patients address depression, anxiety, relationship problems, self-esteem/identity issues, life changes, grief/loss and life exploration. I have extensive experience working with college/graduate students who struggle with life transitions, academic pressures, work/life balance, stress and coping, and attention/concentration issues.


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

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

Sex therapy - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life

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

College mental health - Anxiety, stress, and depression that may arise during college


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples


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

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (45min)

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:

  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Zelle
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 note Dr. Stimson only sees couples for sex therapy.


NoMad practice
302 5th Avenue, #1113, New York, New York 10001
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, Psychologist, 2012 - Present
National Institute for the Psychotherapies, Chief Operating Officer, 2014 - 2017
William Alanson White Institute and the National Institute for the Psychotherapies, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011 - 2013
University of Pennsylvania Counseling and Psychological Services, Psychologist, 2010 - 2011

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, PsyD, 2011
Cornell University, BA, 2004


New York: 019748



Client testimonials

"Dr. Stimson was very compassionate."
- Zencare client • May 2021