Find Therapists and Counselors in Queens, NY

Find a Therapist in Queens, NY

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It’s normal to experience mental health issues and relationship problems. Talking to a licensed therapist can help. Therapy can teach you more about yourself and your mental health concerns in a healing way. Many therapies are evidence-based and have been proven effective.

Since 2007, GoodTherapy has helped people like you connect with ethical, compassionate counselors and therapists. The therapists listed above, who practice therapy in Queens, are trained to protect client confidentiality and privacy. In keeping with our high membership standards, these mental health professionals are also committed to eliminating the stigma that keeps many people from seeking help.

Beliefs about how much therapy costs may deter some people from finding a therapist. It’s a good idea to contact therapists you’re interested in and ask about insurance, sliding-scale fees, payment plans, and other options to stay within your budget.

Rest assured there are qualified therapists in Queens who can treat a variety of concerns, including family conflict, relationship issues, anxiety, or depression. With our directory, the right therapist is easy to find.

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About Queens

Queens is a borough and county in New York City, New York. It covers 109 square miles, making it the largest borough in New York. Queens was named to honor Catherine of Braganza, the queen consort of Charles II. 

Queens has roughly 2.4 million inhabitants. The population increased by 6% from 2010 to 2017. Foreign-born people make up 48% of the population. Seventy-nine percent of Queens residents are American citizens. By contrast, the nationwide citizenship rate is 93%. 

Queens is one of the most diverse urban areas in the world. The ethnic composition of Queens is 28% Hispanic, 25% Asian, 25% white, and 17% black. Fifty-six percent of residents speak a language other than English at home. Queens has 516,000 Spanish speakers, 192,000 Chinese speakers, and 27,600 Greek speakers.

People in Queens earn a mean annual wage of $27,600. Forty-four percent of households own their home. Over 13% of Queens residents live in poverty.

Mental Health in Queens

Emotional distress among school-age children is a major concern in Queens and other areas of New York City (NYC). In the 2016-2017 school year, there were 9,385 school incidents that required a police or safety agent. Nearly 29% of incidents involved a child in crisis who needed to be taken to the hospital for a psychological evaluation. 

There were noticeable racial differences within the students sent for evaluation. Black students made up almost half of the children taken to the hospital, despite making up only 27% of NYC’s student population. White students accounted for 5% of crisis cases, though they comprise 15% of the student population. Police were twice as likely to use handcuffs on black students than white ones.

School, law enforcement, and city officials believe more mental health professionals are needed in schools. School staff may also benefit from mental health and de-escalation training. Access to mental health services is a concern for some people in Queens. Eleven percent of Queens residents under age 65 do not have health insurance.

References:

  1. Mental health crises are major cause of police interventions in New York City schools, new data show. (2017, November 15). Chalkbeat. Retrieved from https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/11/15/mental-health-crises-are-major-cause-of-police-interventions-in-new-york-city-schools-new-data-show
  2. Overview. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.ny.gov/counties/queens
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  5. QuickFacts: Queens County (Queens Borough), New York. (n.d.). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/queenscountyqueensboroughnewyork/PST045216