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No matter how you're feeling now, therapy gives an attainable path to help overcome unhelpful patterns of thinking and behavior, so you can feel and be better.

Using evidence-based, culturally aware counseling with proven strategies & practical solutions, we hope you will work with us for as long as you want, but not need us forever!

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We'll work hard to match you with the right therapist to achieve the best results.

Trained beyond industry standards, our emotionally intelligent clinicians offer a diverse range of therapeutic styles.

Our client support team is pretty awesome too!

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Our goal is to make this whole process as painless as possible, with easy scheduling, simple payment, secure HIPAA compliant online therapy, and digital communication.

We even take care of all the paperwork so you don’t have to!

Forward Thinking

Our goal is to make this whole process as painless as possible, with easy scheduling, simple payment, secure HIPAA compliant online therapy, and digital communication.

We even take care of all the paperwork so you don’t have to!

They really helped me dig through my thoughts in a safe, supportive, and productive way.

Search no further. This practice is filled with talented and caring therapists.

They genuinely care about helping you get better... So if you're looking to get some help, give it a shot!

My experience of the staff is that they are talented, committed, warm, empathic and smart.

I still employ the exercises they taught me during our sessions even though I no longer go to therapy.

What Does Citron Hennessey Offer Clients?

If you’re looking for a New York psychotherapist, you’ve come to the right place. We are a full-service NYC psychotherapy private practice that utilizes modern, evidence-based practices to solve problems related to areas such as:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Due to its proven effectiveness, one of the most widely-practiced forms of psychotherapy health treatment among counselors globally is cognitive behavioral therapy. CBT techniques are uniquely useful in short to mid-term periods and use practical methods that are easier to test than those of other forms of therapy. As such, New York psychotherapists like those at Citron Hennessey find this a valuable methodology for patients.

Depression doesn’t just influence emotion or mood. It can also affect crucial mental processes like concentration, decision making, and memory. In order to receive an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan, seeking help from a trained professional mental health counselor is important. Our counselors will work with you to decrease behaviors and mental dialogue that exacerbates depression.

Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time, but you should seek the help of a NY psychotherapist if it is holding you back. At Citron Hennessey, we will work together on a personalized program to address your anxiety using methods such as mindfulness, exposure, response prevention, systematic desensitization, problem-solving, and cognitive restructuring.

Anger issues can be damaging to both your personal and professional life. There is no official “anger disorder”, but you don’t have to wait for it to get worse to come to us. We’ll help you address your triggers and identify your beliefs so you can better manage your frustration, emotional outbursts, and aggression.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
OCD causes major distress and can be accompanied by other conditions like anxiety disorders, depression, and eating disorders. The good news is it can respond very well to therapy. At Citron Hennessey, we use research-backed forms of therapy including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a specific type of CBT called Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).

The internal pressures that cause perfectionism can create both emotional and mental exhaustion. We can help you break free of these chains through the use of CBT techniques and mindfulness therapy.

Looking for a New York psychotherapist who understands what it means to feel different and grapple with questions of identity? Our team of counselors has expertise in helping people overcome these challenges and become happier in their lives.

What Types of NYC Counseling Services are Right for Me?

When it comes to treatment methods, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. However, when experiencing symptoms associated with certain mental health problems it’s important to get help. If you’re looking for mental health counselors in NYC or anywhere else, you can narrow your search by following these tips.

You should seek a New York psychotherapist for help with depression if you’re dealing with psychological problems such as a depressed mood and a reduced interest in things that used to give you pleasure, loss of appetite or compulsive eating, feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or agitation, insomnia and decreased libido, lack of energy or persistent fatigue, inability to concentrate, and other similar mental issues.

You could be dealing with anxiety if you experience catastrophic thinking, excessive worrying, obsessive thoughts and behaviors, social phobia or other phobias, procrastination and behavioral avoidance, physical distress or fear, panic attacks, etc. Citron Hennessey’s licensed therapists can help you overcome your anxiety.

Whether you’re dealing with depression, anger, or OCD, we’ll find the right counselor for you and create the best treatment plan to help you function better and become happier in your life. When it comes to psychotherapy in NYC, Citron Hennessey offers a variety of solutions for your mental health needs.

How do I Know if NYC Psychotherapy is the Best Option for Me?

NY psychotherapists like those at Citron Hennessey can help anyone with emotional, social, or mental health problems, such as:

  • Anxiety or an inability to cope or concentrate at work or in other situations.
  • Problems coping with major life changes, such as divorce, the death of a loved one, or the loss of a job.
  • Problems dealing with stress or recovering from stressful situations.
  • Low self-esteem or extreme shyness.
  • Addictive behavior.
  • Mood disorders such as depression, extreme mood swings, sadness, grief, or emptiness.
  • Difficulties managing unhealthy reactions such as road rage or passive-aggressive behavior.
  • Difficulties with sex.
  • Self-harm.
  • Anxiety disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, panic disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • Coping with the effects of abuse/trauma.

As you can see, you don’t have to be diagnosed with a mental illness to benefit from psychotherapy. Life’s stresses and conflicts can affect anyone. A therapist will work with you to help you understand your problems and what lies behind them so that you can find better ways to cope and improve your emotional wellbeing.

How Do I Find New York Psychotherapists?

Though crucial, finding a psychotherapist is not just about the qualifications. To get the most benefit from your counseling, you need to find someone who you can work with and trust. When searching for therapy in NYC, it helps to have answers to the following questions:

  • Are you seeking a therapist for a particular problem or issue?
  • Are you interested in a specific type of therapy?
  • Would you prefer to see a man or a woman?

From these answers, you can be more specific in what you are searching for, whether through a referral from a doctor, insurance, or trusted source; or through your own research.

When performing your search, check their background, education, certification, and licensing. Make sure the therapist you choose meets certification and licensing requirements.

Once you choose a therapist, they should be willing to do an initial phone call with you to discuss whether they can help you with your problem. During this call, they can explain the treatment plan they think you should take, appointment schedules, and charges.

You can meet your selected therapist for a single session to talk about what you are looking for from therapy and find out more about their training and experience. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or seek more information before you make up your mind.

It is worth trying again if you don’t find the right fit the first time. At Citron Hennessey, we work hard to pair you with the right New York psychotherapist for your needs, starting with a simple online test.

Mental Health in NYC by Statistics

Living in a fast-paced environment such as New York City can expose you to situations that affect your mental health. From the financial stress of the city to dealing with the populous nature of New York City, there are a multitude of factors that can deplete our capacity to cope with stressors. According to a report by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, at least one in five New Yorkers suffer from depression, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts, or other psychological disorders every year, and approximately 5% of New York adults suffered from serious psychological distress in another 2015 study.

Major depression is the single biggest source of disability in New York City, with about 8% of adult New Yorkers reporting symptoms of depression each year. Fewer than 40% receive care for the condition. Depression in NYC alone is associated with $2.4 billion in lost productivity costs annually, and a higher prevalence was found among minority and lower-income residents.

With these numbers continuing to rise, New York faces an especially daunting mental health crisis.

Using Insurance to Cover Therapy in NYC

Most individual and small group health insurance plans in NYC are required to cover mental health and substance abuse services, but no two insurance plans are the same. Until trying to utilize insurance, most people don’t realize that the majority of mental health professionals do not take insurance. It can be frustrating trying to find a therapist who takes your insurance.

One of the main reasons therapists and clinics decline the use of insurance is that insurance companies usually only cover services that are declared a medical necessity. This means that for one to qualify, they must be diagnosed with a mental illness.

Another reason is the requirement that any documented health treatment filed through insurance is required to be recorded on your permanent medical record. This can result in a breach of confidentiality.

At Citron Hennessy, we work with most PPO and some POS plans as an out of network provider. These include Aetna, Cigna, United, and GHI. Our friendly support staff will do the legwork for you. As such, they can help you check your benefits and let you know of any out of pocket costs.

Why Choose Citron Hennessey?

If you’re struggling with mental health issues, psychotherapy may not cure your condition or make an unpleasant situation go away. However, it can give you the power to cope healthily and to feel better about yourself and your life.

At Citron Hennessey, we utilize modern evidence-based, results-oriented therapy to get you to the point where you can enjoy your life and experience mental and emotional well-being.

With that in mind, we provide local Manhattan therapy options as well as services for those outside of New York City via virtual online sessions. Whichever option you choose, rest assured our counselors can help you create the very best version of yourself.

All our therapists have been carefully selected for their compassion, insight, and education: over 94% of clients report being ‘completely satisfied’ with their treatment. Call us today to discuss your needs and find a psychotherapist that is right for you.

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