Ryan  Jacobs

Ryan Jacobs

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, & daytime appointments in Chelsea practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA topics
  • Self-esteem
  • Relationships
  • Loss and grief

Professional statement

Ryan Jacobs is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York City who specializes in anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA+ concerns, women’s issues, and relationships. His practice is open to adults across the lifespan, and he also welcomes both queer- and straight-identified couples.

Ryan’s approach to treatment is rooted in relational therapy. He often helps clients develop insight to identify what healthy, satisfying interpersonal relationships look like for them, and how they can work towards developing and fostering such dynamics. When working with clients from the LGBTQIA+ community, he creates a safe space where individuals are able to air any negative experiences, perceptions, and emotions in order to move forward into a place of self-acceptance and empowerment. He also runs an interpersonal group for men in the LGBTQIA+ community that focuses on expressing vulnerabilities.

Ryan cares about each of his clients seeing tangible growth and progress, and he will often suggest casual check-ins to evaluate how far they’ve come towards achieving their goals. He looks forward to working with you at his practice, which is located steps away from Madison Square Park.

Message to clients

I’m here to help. Starting therapy can feel daunting, but it’s a branching moment that can start to grow your life in the direction you want. We will work together to create new patterns and behaviors that better serve you.


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

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

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

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

Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Ryan Jacobs 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: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $140 - $200
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)

Therapist's note

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Chelsea practice

116 West 23rd Street

5th Floor

New York, NY 10011


  • Mon 3:00pm-9:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-11:00am, 3:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-11:00am, 3:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-11:00am, 3:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 2019 - Present 
myTherapy NYC, 2016 - 2019
New York University, MSW, 2016 
Syracuse University, BS, 2006



Therapy Groups

Ryan  Jacobs
Gay Men's Interpersonal Support Group

This weekly group provides a supportive space for gay men to share common experiences, feel understood, and discuss relevant topics.