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Michael Mongno

Ph.D in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Integrative Psychotherapy
New York
Couples counseling-Anxiety-Depression-Mindfulness-Life transitions-Sex therapy-
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Professional statement

Dr. Michael Mongno is a Licensed Psychoanalyst who welcomes individuals across the lifespan to his practice in New York City. He is skilled at helping clients navigate a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, and general life transitions. Dr. Mongno is also an expert in the field of couples counseling, and welcomes clients on both an individual and couple basis for relationship concerns.

Dr. Mongno understands that many emotional issues stem from disconnection and under-satisfying relationships with others. He patiently works to create new positive, corrective experience with his clients; in doing so, he helps them improve their interpersonal relationships, enhance intimacy, and contribute to a broader sense of overall well-being.

Throughout his many years as a therapist, Dr. Mongno has learned to calibrate and synthesize "what works" for clients in his practice. His effective, multi-dimensional approach to personal growth and relationship healing integrates components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gestalt Therapy, Meditation and Mindfulness, Imago, and Emotionally Focused Couples (EFT) therapy.

Dr. Mongno has also completed extensive training with internationally-renowned figures in the world of couples counseling. He's worked with Harville Hendrix ("Getting the Love You Want), Dr. David Schnarch ("Passionate Marriage"), Sue Johnson ("Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy"), Esther Perel ("Mating in Captivity"), and Marty Klein, ("Sexual Intelligence: What We Really Want from Sex and How to Get It").

The office of Dr. Mongno's practice, Present Centered Therapy, is conveniently located on Manhattan's Upper West Side, and he is also currently conducting virtual online sessions for clients living across New York state. He looks forward to meeting you.

Message to clients

In working with me, you can expect to achieve real change in real time. Together, we foster greater emotional atunement and self-awareness, which provide the foundation for all change. By cultivating compassion for yourself, you will learn the self-care mechanisms necessary in managing anxiety and upsetting emotions.

I will help you discover and express your Authentic Self with aliveness, confidence and personal power. You will learn the relationship skills to effectively define your needs while honoring those of others. With empathy and engaging presence I will assist your self-discovery and the actualization of your innate potentials.

Work and Education

Private practice




Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Michael Mongno is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$225 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$175 - $225
  • Initial session:$275 (60min)
  • Couples sessions:$275 (60min)
  • Family sessions:$275 (60min)

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
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • PayPal
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed