Steve Akchayan


Steve Akchayan


Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Primary Credential: Mental Health Counselor - Limited Permit - 014904-01
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • NYSHIP Empire Plan
  • United Health Care
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Douglas Psychotherapy Services, PC
77 Water Street
New York, New York 10005

My Approach to Helping

Steve uses an integrative approach to best tailor to his clients individual needs, goals, and expectations out of therapy. The techniques Steve uses vary with a focus around Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a person-centered approach. Steve also utilizes a positive confrontational approach, where he therapeutically challenges and confronts his clients to help them with negative perceptions, beliefs, assumptions, and automatic thoughts.
Steve has worked with clients of all backgrounds on a wide range of issues including substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. Steve also worked with LGBTQ+ clients, working with identity issues, managing traumas related to coming out, and managing interpersonal relationships. Steve has conducted both individual and group sessions with clients and strives to providing a safe and welcoming environment. Steve uses a multidisclipinary approach, understanding that each client has medical, psychological, and sociocultural influences that factor into the therapy process. He addresses how current events, gender, societal, and cultural factors may play into the issues a client may be facing.
Steve Akchayan holds a B.A. in Psychology from CUNY Hunter College and a MA in Mental Health Counseling from CUNY Baruch College. He has his Limited Permit in Mental Health Counseling. Steve is fluent in English and understands spoken Modern Standard Arabic.

More Info About My Practice

Douglas Psychotherapy was founded in 2005 out of a desire to create a different kind of private psychotherapy experience, one in which the most recent evidence based practices and more traditional psychodynamic psychotherapies go hand in hand while also offering innovative prevention resources that support wellness and thriving.

Douglas Psychotherapy offers a comprehensive range of therapy services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in order to address varied challenges. Our practitioners are an interdisciplinary multi-specialty suite of independent providers with locations on the upper east side and midtown. We share a unified goal: To support the health, vitality, purpose, and quality of life of everyone we serve.

With two easily accessible locations in Manhattan, Douglas Psychotherapy Services offers you both convenience and scheduling flexibility. Furthermore, we accept most insurance plans. Please feel free to contact us to learn more about Douglas Psychotherapy Services and arrange an appointment.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Career Choice
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • School issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
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