Michelle  Crimins

Michelle Crimins

Psychologist, PhD

Not accepting new clients in Union Square practice (updated November 05, 2019)

Accepting new clients for evening & daytime appointments in Rye practice (updated November 05, 2019)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Relationships
  • Life transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Young adults
  • Parenting

Professional statement

Dr. Michelle Crimins is a clinical psychologist with offices in Union Square and Rye, New York. She specializes in helping individuals navigate important relationships in their lives, especially during times of stress and transition.

Dr Crimins has been in private practice for 10 years helping adults through periods of anxiety, depression, insecurity and loneliness. Part of her expertise also includes working with young adults as they solidify their identities, strengthen relationships, and become financially independent. Her extensive background in child/adolescent development informs this work and also uniquely positions her to offer guidance to moms and dads in all stages of parenthood.

Dr. Crimins combines a variety of treatment modalities to best meet the needs of her clients, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, relational therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. Her integrated approach is individualized for each client, as are the goals and pace of therapy. She believes that growth and change are fostered by a safe, nonjudgmental space met by mutual curiosity.

Message to clients

I'm of the mindset that everyone can benefit from therapy. Each of us has unique worries and concerns that we 1) don't want to burden our friends and family with or 2) can't imagine anyone listening to without judgment. Therefore, choosing a therapist that you feel comfortable talking to is essential. The only way to truly benefit from therapy is to start off feeling understood, respected, and valued.


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

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

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

Young adults - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

General expertise


Michelle Crimins 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: $250 (45min)
  • Initial session: $250 (45min)

Therapist's note

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


Union Square practice

96 5th Avenue

Suite 1K

New York, NY 10011

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Rye practice

16 School Street

Rye, NY 10580

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Work and Education

Private Practice, 2009 - Present

Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, 2008 - 2011

New York State Psychiatric Institute, 2005 - 2010

Columbia University Medical Center, 2000 - 2009

Youth Counseling League, 2006 - 2007

LIU Brooklyn, PhD, 2007

Barnard College, BA, 2000


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