Michael Kariyev, Therapist in New York, New York — Zencare
Michael  Kariyev
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Michael Kariyev


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Practice: Therapy Insights Practice
New York Accepting Online
Midtown Accepting In-person
Updated August 15, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Relationship counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA and sexuality topics
  • Communication issues

Professional statement

Michael Kariyev is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker conducting virtual and in-person sessions in Midtown Manhattan and is also the owner of Therapy Insights Practice; a group practice that expands care to other patients. Michael works with adults and couples and uses a blend of treatment approaches to provide his clients with trauma-focused/skill based care. Michael also supports clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, family conflict, LGBTQ and relationship issues.

Michael draws from a wide range of modalities to engage his clients in appropriate therapy. His modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and the Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) among other skills to ground clients and talk through their interests and experiences and often combines approaches as needed.

Michael received his Masters in Social Work from Long Island University in 2013 and has been in practice since. His new office is located right across the Empire State Building on 34/5! He Provides a combo of in-person and virtual sessions.

Message to clients

My focus in treatment is to provide you with the lead modalities in helping you achieve your goals and be the most authentic ‘you.’ What people discover in therapy is a whole new life underneath the ‘symptoms’ and ‘labels’ that they have carried around, often for years. A therapeutic alliance is essential in therapy and therefore an initial phone consult is offered to make sure that this is the right fit for you.

I strive to make a thorough assessment for your individual needs and help you ‘dig deep’ into what the barriers that are holding you back from living your truest self. I specialize in trauma, anxiety and depressive disorders, family conflict and LGBTQ and relationship issues.

My therapeutic modalities include CBT, DBT, EMDR, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and the Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (marriage and couples work).


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

Relationship counseling - 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

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

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • 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
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Medicare
  • Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Northwell Direct
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

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

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
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly


Midtown practice
347 5th avenue , 11th floor, Suite 1103, New York, New York 10016
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 8:30am-2:15pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 8:30am-12:15pm
  • 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 Inquire within
  • Tue Inquire within
  • Wed Inquire within
  • Thu Inquire within
  • Fri Inquire within
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Private practice, 2015 - Present
Interborough Consultation Center, 2014 - 2016

Long Island University, MSW, 2013


New York: 084678



Client testimonials

"Michael was clear, informative, and concise."
- Zencare client • January 2021
"Michael is a great listener and incredibly knowledgeable about his subject matter. He made me feel very at-ease and ready to talk more."
- Zencare client • November 2020
"Michael was very helpful!"
- Zencare client • July 2020