Michael  Kariyev
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Michael Kariyev


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Practice: Therapy Insights Practice Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Hell’s Kitchen Accepting In-person
Updated March 19, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

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

Professional statement

Michael Kariyev is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is the founder and owner of a group practice in Midtown called Therapy Insights Practice. 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), 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.


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

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

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

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

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
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • 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)
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Meritain Health
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Northwell Direct
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • 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
  • Every other week


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 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9:00am-4:00pm
  • 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 Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9am-4pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9am-4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Therapy Insights Practice , Founder and Head clinician , 2016 - Present
Interborough Consultation Center, LCSW, 2014 - 2016

Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Part 1 & 2 SFBT training , 2021
Parnell institute , EMDR Part 1, 2 &3 , 2018
Ackerman institute , Emotionally Focused couples Therapy (EFT) with Dr. Sue Johnson, 2018
EFT Universe (trained by Dr. Dawson Church PHD), Emotional Freedom Techniques (Part 1, 2 & 3), 2016
Long Island University, Master’s in Social Work , 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