Make your mental health a priority.
Welcome to Behr Psychology
We are here to accompany you on your journey to improved mental health and wellness.
We are a collective of caring, insightful, and authentic psychologists and therapists in NYC. We know how scary it can be to seek therapy for the first time. Finding a good therapist that you click with can be difficult. We applaud you for taking the first step and are committed to making your therapy experience a positive and reparative one.
We provide a safe space to work through the mental health challenges you are facing. Whether you are seeking therapy for anxiety, depression, or couples therapy, we can help match you with the right therapist for your needs.
Although we are based in the Upper West Side of Manhattan and provide individual and couples therapy in NYC, we are currently providing online therapy via telehealth to all those in New York State.
How We Can Help
Making real change through psychotherapy for anxiety, depression, and relationship issues is possible. We will work collaboratively with you to find the appropriate client-therapist fit and the right course of treatment for your unique, individual needs.
We know there is a lot of stigma attached to seeking help for mental health reasons. At Behr Psychology, we combat this stigma by providing judgment-free, inclusive, and culturally sensitive therapy.
All of our therapists are relatable, authentic, and insightful clinicians who understand what it is like to be a patient.
Yes, we provide therapy but we strive to understand who you are, not as a patient but as a whole person.
Our clinicians do not sit back and stare at you blankly. We do not judge you. We are committed to creating a comfortable environment that fosters vulnerability and openness.
We will actively help you to process your emotions and experiences and provide you with coping skills along the way.
We do not provide that blank-stare judgmental type of therapy because we do not want that type of therapy. We are not cold, stuffy, or old-fashioned.
Our highly skilled NYC-based therapists and psychologists work collaboratively and actively with you to achieve your goals and find relief from suffering.
What We Treat
We treat a variety of diagnoses and issues that bring people to therapy. The top three reasons people come to us are depression, anxiety, and relationship problems. At Behr Psychology we meet the needs of people who are struggling with all sorts of challenges by listening carefully to their unique circumstances, histories, and goals. We form a treatment curated to each individual’s specific needs.
In addition to anxiety, depression, and couples therapy, our psychologists in NYC provide therapy for the following situations/challenges:
- Career or work-related unhappiness, overwhelm, and stress
- Life transitions including moving, changing jobs, changing relationships, and pandemic-related transitions, among others
- Sexual dysfunction
- Family conflict
- Issues surrounding religion and culture for individuals and couples
- Premarital and marital therapy for conflicts related to finances, culture, religion, and communication, among others
- Anxious or avoidant attachment
- Being on edge all the time, waiting for something bad to happen, and being in a constant state of fight or flight
- Psychological testing for learning disabilities, ADHD and test accommodations
If this seems like a lot, that is because it is! At Behr Psychology, we have a great team of well-rounded and trained therapists and psychologists who specialize in many different areas of mental health and wellness. Together, we know we can find you the right therapist or psychologist.
How We Work
We specialize in many different forms of therapy and are heavily influenced by psychodynamic psychotherapy and attachment theory. All of our therapists also have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) among other disciplines.
We curate a treatment specifically for you.
This means we are equipped with many tools to help you achieve success in your life in whatever area you need help with most. Whether you are coming to our practice in NYC for anxiety therapy, depression therapy, couples therapy, or something else, we help you develop coping skills, build greater authenticity, and a better understanding of yourself.
Our short-term goals are to assist you in developing coping skills and to provide you with time for self-care and self-reflection. Our long-term goals are to build insight and link current behaviors to past experiences. With this greater understanding of your internal experience, we aim to help you create a more conscious and deliberate approach to your emotions and your thoughts.
What to Expect
For many people, making that first appointment is the hardest part.
We will walk you through the process of starting therapy with us.
We will make it as easy and understandable as possible.
After you reach out, one of our staff members will get back to you within one day and schedule a free 15-minute consultation call. During our consultation call we will ask you a few questions to better understand how we can best help you.
What brings you to therapy?
What are you hoping to work on?
Why do you want to start therapy now?
Have you ever received mental health treatment before?
We will answer any questions you may have about our practice, how therapy works, or anything else you may want to know. We then collect your insurance information and explain out-of-network benefit policies.