James  McAllister

James McAllister


Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Therapy Insights Practice Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Hell’s Kitchen Accepting In-person

I've recently joined Therapy Insights Practice, a group private practice in Midtown. Please reach out to our office manager Max Maudlin to get setup for a free 15 min consultation.

Updated February 13, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Men's health
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Depression
  • Stress management

Professional statement

James is a Licensed Master Social Worker and graduate of Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service.

His treatment style is collaborative and eclectic; he tailors his therapeutic approach to each client’s individual needs. James enjoys working with a diverse practice; he currently works with LGBTQ and straight African-American, East Asian, South Asian, Latin-American and white clients. He has experience working with clients presenting with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, as well as with survivors of sexual abuse, abandonment, and other forms of childhood and adult trauma.

James has worked to secure housing for marginalized New Yorkers who are HIV-positive and has worked with vulnerable clients diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness.

Message to clients

Do you struggle to find ways to cope with issues of perfectionism, self-esteem or self-criticism? Are you struggling to navigate relationships, whether it be with a partner, family member, or a boss, where nothing you do ever seems to be good enough or your feelings don’t seem to matter? Do you sometimes find that you question your own thoughts and feelings? Do you feel that your past has way too much of a hold over your present?

We will work to identify patterns in your life that you might not have noticed but may have a big impact on how your life unfolds. We will take apart the stories of your life to make sure that you are writing your story instead of your story writing you. You can find the stability and peace of mind you may have thought you lost.

As a NYS Licensed therapist, I work with clients from all backgrounds and ethnicities, including POC, LGBTQ, and AAPI. I will always tell you the truth but always with compassion and respect. Working together we can help you feel better about yourself, feel comfortable in your own skin, and truly feel worthy of who you really are


Men's health - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

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

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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others


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


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brighton Health Plans / Magnacare
  • Cigna
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Evernorth
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Northwell Direct
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $175
  • Couples sessions: $175 (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:

  • Super billing
  • Direct 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
  • Multiple times a week


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 Closed
  • Tue 9am-6pm
  • Wed 9am-6pm
  • Thu 9am-6pm
  • Fri 9am-6pm
  • Sat 9am-6pm
  • Sun Closed

Hell’s Kitchen practice
330 West 38th Street, Suite 705, New York, New York 10018
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9am-6pm
  • Fri 9am-6pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Therapy Insights Practice , Licensed Masters Social Worker , 2022 - Present

Fordham University , MSW , 2020


New York: 111706