Fees and logistics
We understand that therapy can feel an intimidating cost. We do our best to provide the most accessible, affordable, high-quality care for you in New York City. Learn more below.
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How much does My Wellbeing cost and what do you include?
The My Wellbeing service is free for the individual. Our service includes up to three therapist recommendations (always one at a time to be as anxiety-reducing and intentional as possible) and interpersonal support from your My Wellbeing guide from start to finish during your search.
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How much does therapy cost?
As hard as this answer is, it depends.
The average cost of one session with a private practice psychotherapist in New York City is $275. My Wellbeing therapists are on average $100 more affordable at $175 per session.
My Wellbeing therapy fees are as low as $80 per session and as high as $250 per session.
Out of Network Reimbursement from your insurance plan may lower these fees, on average, between 50-80%.
Fee varies with a therapist's experience or years of practice, technique, and style.
Why don't you accept insurance?
Many of the best therapists in New York City do not accept in-network insurance because the insurance providers simply do not pay enough. On average, insurance companies reimburse therapists $20-80 per session, which is not a livable wage in New York City. Moreover, insurance companies require extensive paperwork submissions from therapists, which are both time-consuming and often require a diagnosis of a mental illness, which does not always apply to each case. This diagnosis remains with you throughout your life, which many individuals and therapists prefer to avoid.
Our mission is to protect our clients' privacy, ensure therapists we work with are paid a living wage, and to match our clients with the best therapists in New York City.
Using out of network benefits to offset cost
You may be eligible to be reimbursed 50-80% of the cost of each session by your insurance, especially if you use a PPO plan, depending on your specific benefits. For example, if the therapist fee is $175, you may only owe $35-$87.
Often, therapists are willing and able to accept your post-reimbursement fee. The therapist will file and manage the Out of Network reimbursement paperwork for you.
Not sure what your benefits are?
Begin by calling the number on your insurance card and asking the following questions:
- What is my Out of Network reimbursement rate for routine behavioral health services?
- What is my deductible, and how much of my deductible have I already met?
If you would like to use Out of Network benefits, and feel burdened by the process of the paperwork, check out Better. You submit a picture of your invoice, Better processes your claim for you, and you receive 90% of your reimbursement. It's that easy.
My Wellbeing therapists offer sliding scales as low as $80 per session. My Wellbeing also partners with community clinics and institutes, where fees can be as low as $35 per session, and most insurances are accepted in-network.
My Wellbeing partners with Open Path Psychotherapy Collective, as well, where sessions cost between $30-$80. Check out Open Path's NYC directory here.
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Have additional questions?
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