You can find a weekly therapy for as little at $35 per session in New York City.  The institute where I did my New York training runs a referral service on 40W 13th Street, next to my current office.

The institute is called the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (  It was founded by Theodor Reik in the 50′s as a place to train people who weren’t doctors to listen and care for people who were suffering.  The referral service is named for him:  Theodor Reik Consultation Center (TRCC).

Here’s how it works.  You call (212) ANALYST to set up an intake appointment.  You then meet with our Director of Intake.  She will choose from a roster of therapists based on your preferences (what neighborhoods you frequent, what fee you can afford, whether you feel more comfortable speaking to a man or a woman).  TRCC has been successfully matching therapists .to patients for more than 60 years.

Some of the therapists on the roster are Members-In-Training.  These are people who have completed a master’s degree plus coursework at NPAP, plus personal analysis and speak weekly to an experienced supervisor.

Frequently asked questions are found here:

Affordable psychotherapy in New York City is rare, but now you know.