Therapists Specializing in Academic Challenges in New York

Find vetted NYC therapists specializing in academic issues below. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video or book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Marilyn  Rifkin

Marilyn Rifkin

300 Mercer Street, New York, NY, 10003

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $250 per session

I strive to provide a welcoming, relaxed and safe environment where you can feel understood and accepted. My training and years of clinical experience have afforded me the opportunity to develop my skills as a sensitive, attentive and empathic listener. This allows me to identify and explore themes and make connections that lead to clarity and insight.

I believe every person has a unique story to tell. While my treatment style is rooted in psychoanalytic theory, I aim to remain flexible, open and collaborative, and I will modify and adapt my approach to your particular needs.


Meris  Powell

Meris Powell

25 East 10th Street, New York, NY, 10003

Accepting new clients in-person
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 per session

Most of us are used to keeping our thoughts and feelings to ourselves, but talk therapy works. Talk therapy can help you change the way you think and feel about your life. It can provide structure and meaning, reduce anxiety, raise mood, lead to self-awareness and improve relationships. Let's talk.


Karen  Wachtel

Karen Wachtel

20 Canterbury Road, Great Neck Plaza, NY, 11021

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

Seeking help is not always easy, but I have found that most patients end up feeling relieved and more optimistic, once they have taken that first step. As a therapist, I try my best to make you feel comfortable and understood. I work in a supportive, interactive, and collaborative manner and it is my goal to help you develop tools, right from the start, to help you manage your situation as we continue to get to know one another.

I have over 15 years experience working with adults, adolescents and young families with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, difficulties with transitions, stress, and parenting challenges. In addition to providing individual therapy, I specialize in pregnancy and postpartum concerns as well as parent-child work. Additionally, I conduct neuropsychological evaluations with children. As with all my work, when working with parents I focus on helping them come up with active interventions that can address their child's difficulties and needs.


Jonathan  Rosen

Jonathan Rosen

17 East 97th Street, New York, NY, 10029

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 - $325 per session

Whether you are looking for a new perspective or are taking the first courageous step towards getting help for yourself or a loved one, I am here to support you. I believe in the core principles of support, trust, and empathy in helping you through this time. I specialize in taking evidence based approaches to treatment, and together we will work towards making positive and lasting change.

I utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and other evidence based practices in the treatment of anxiety, mood, and impulse control disorders. In addition to being a licensed psychologist, I am also an experienced certified school psychologist.


Gerry  Fontan

Gerry Fontan

1201 Broadway, New York, NY, 10001

Accepting new clients in-person
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 - $250 per session

It isn’t easy to face our fears and confront the thoughts, feelings, and experiences that we have been avoiding and trying to distract ourselves from. Therapy can help you to stop avoiding these challenging aspects of your life while working towards the attainment of your goals and a more rich, full and meaningful life. It is my mission to help guide you along this journey in a manner that is collaborative and respectful of where you are in the process. I provide individual psychotherapy for adults as well as coaching and consultation services for career related concerns and those experiencing life transitions.


Joel  Kosman

Joel Kosman

330 West 58th Street, New York, NY, 10019

201 East 16th Street, New York, NY, 10003

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $210 per session

I'm a steady presence and an attentive listener – and I’ll work with you to create a safe, non-judgmental space where we can talk. I'll also ask questions and offer ideas. We'll start where you want to start and go from there – always at your pace. Trained in both law and mental health, I listen and respond from multiple perspectives. I practiced law for a number of years and this practical experience informs my perspective as well.


Nikki  Lutin

Nikki Lutin

16 School Street, Rye, NY, 10580

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

Starting therapy can be difficult for a variety of reasons. I put a very strong emphasis on immediately making you feel supported and heard. I believe the most important part of therapy is the relationship you build with your therapist – I am here for you 100% and want you to enjoy your weekly time with me. I put a high priority on creating an energetic and safe place for my clients to explore the obstacles in their lives and create positive goals for their future.

My ultimate goal is to make you feel comfortable and to be able to explore and reflect upon your life - both the good and the bad. We will work together to build a strong rapport and ultimately work toward the goals that you set forth. I am honest, a straight shooter, optimistic, empathetic and have a good sense of humor.


Debra  O'Shea

Debra O'Shea

14 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY, 10123

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $240 per session

Think about how great it would be if you weren't worried or anxious most of the time, if you could sleep better and feel more relaxed. As an Anxiety Specialist, I can teach you problem-solving skills and coping strategies so your stress will decrease while improving your mood and overall well being. I provide a safe and welcoming environment where you will feel comfortable discussing the struggles and challenges you are facing.


Sarah  Bren

Sarah Bren

629 Fifth Avenue, Village of Pelham, NY, 10803

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $300 per session

My goal is to help individuals become more attuned with themselves, others, and their environment in the service of increasing personal and interpersonal satisfaction and getting one's needs met more effectively. I believe that no feelings are off-limits, and that a supportive space to work through challenging emotions, thoughts, and conflicts can be tremendously therapeutic. I offer a non-judgmental, open, and safe space where individuals can process what they are struggling with and work towards change. Many of my clients struggle with anxiety, depression, issues in relationships, trouble working through life transitions, and difficulty feeling in control of their emotions.
I work with adults in individual and group therapy. I am trained in psychodynamic and behavioral therapies, including CBT and DBT. My approach to treatment is integrative, flexible, and tailored to the specific needs of each person.
I see private clients through the group practice Octave, an innovative clinic with a focus on accessible and quality care located in Midtown Manhattan.


Joanna  Rosenblatt

Joanna Rosenblatt

144 East 44th Street, New York, NY, 10017

Online Sessions, NY

Insurances: Wellfleet Student (formerly Consolidated Health Plans), NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

I believe my role as a therapist is to facilitate a supportive, compassionate, and collaborative environment which empowers you to make wanted changes in your life. I have training in various therapeutic approaches which allows me to best meet the needs of the people I work with. You will find that I am an active, open, and holistic therapist who will offer a flexible approach. I offer a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space for you to gain clarity and compassion towards yourself and others.


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