Koby  Frances

Koby Frances

Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients for morning, evening, & daytime appointments in Upper West Side practice (updated November 16, 2019)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sexuality
  • Trauma
  • Religion and spirituality

Professional statement

Dr. Koby Frances is a clinical psychologist who gives skilled guidance, support, and direction to adults navigating the pressures and expectations of the modern world. His goal is to help clients find a longstanding sense of stability and self-worth while juggling relationships, career growth, social circles, sexuality, and family dynamics.

Dr. Frances is an expert in men’s health and regularly writes and presents on subjects like masculinity, sexual desire, and the impact of culture on the development of toxic shame. His approach to therapy facilitates deep exploration and emotional release, while also equipping clients with the practical skills to tackle daily challenges and work towards goals.

Dr. Frances’ style is warm and down-to-earth. His office, conveniently located on 96th Street of the Upper West Side of Manhattan, promises a comfortable and inviting atmosphere with the highest standards of privacy and confidentiality.

Message to clients

I most enjoy working with men and women in their 20s and 30s. I pride myself on maintaining a practice that is completely free of judgement and pretension. I have a gift for connecting with people in a way that makes them feel safe and deeply understood. I am comfortable sitting with difficult and complicated emotions and I am devoted to helping each and every one of my clients become their best.


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

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 through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

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

Religion and spirituality - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

General expertise


Koby Frances 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: $275
  • Sliding scale: $200 - $275

Therapist's note

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


Upper West Side practice

27 West 96th Street

New York, NY 10025

  • Mon 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2012 - Present

Director of Clinical Training, SUNY College Counseling Center, 2014 - 2015

Department Chairperson, Touro College, 2011 - 2014


  • English

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