Scott  Percelay
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Scott Percelay


Master of Science, MS - Mental Health Counseling Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
New York Accepting Online
Updated April 21, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Conflict resolution

Professional statement

Before earning his Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Hunter College, Scott Percelay completed his B.A. at The New School where he studied film and psychology. Scott believes stories are powerful tools that can lead to healing, growth, and discovery. From a place of non-judgmental understanding we can begin to write, rewrite, or change our stories and, in turn, find comfort and transformation.

Scott takes an integrative approach to therapy utilizing Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, and Psychodynamic techniques. Scott has experience helping clients with a range of topics including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, loss, self-esteem, identity development, maintaining healthy relationships, and navigating life transitions.

Scott is currently an adjunct lecturer at CUNY's Hunter College. He is also passionate about engaging in social justice work. Scott currently sits on the panel of facilitators for (Re)Defining Power: Exploring the White Male Voice in Diversity Work, an annual conference with the goal of providing young white men with language and understanding to work with their communities in the fight for racial and gender equity and justice.

Outside of work you can find him exploring new places (both in and outside of NYC), playing volleyball, or trying out a new recipe.

Message to clients

I believe therapy is a collaboration between the therapist and client. I aim to ensure all my clients feel safe as we work together and find an approach that uniquely fits you. My favorite moments in therapy are when we get to find a creative solution or new perspective that didn't exist before. Solving problems is also only half the equation. I hope that once we minimize the stressful things we can also focus on enhancing the areas of your life that you love. I very strongly believe a discovery of/connection to our values is a large part of what helps therapy work. I look forward to meeting 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, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

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

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

Conflict resolution - Learning how to effectively and compassionately communicate in the face of conflict, whether at work or in personal life


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


Scott Percelay 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: $175 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $50 - $175
  • Couples sessions: $225 (55min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

A superbill can be provided for clients wishing to use Out of Network benefits for reimbursement!


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
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Work and Education

Hunter College, M.S.Ed, 2019
The New School, B.A., 2014


New York: 011320