How much does My Wellbeing cost?
The My Wellbeing service is free for therapy-seekers. We offer you one therapist recommendation at a time to be as anxiety-reducing and intentional as possible. Your therapist offers a free phone consultation so you can gauge your fit together in a low-risk, no-cost way.
Should your fit not feel right for any reason, we are happy to facilitate another connection. We will work with you through as many connections as you need to feel safe moving forward.
How much does therapy cost?
Like any investment, therapy calls for a financial and emotional commitment. We believe mental health should be accessible, but working one-on-one with a trained professional can be expensive. We work with top clinicians to provide access to their services at pre-negotiated rates, which can be as accessible as 70% less than their rates outside of My Wellbeing.
At this time, we specialize in matchmaking outside of insurance. We work hard to provide the most accessible, high-quality care for you in New York City. Please learn more about Out of Network benefits here.
We are here to help you. If you'd like more personalized guidance, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Up to 70% Savings
Using Out of Network benefits to lower session fees
You may be eligible to be reimbursed 50-100% 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. Learn more about Out of Network benefits here.
Not sure what your benefits are?
That's okay, many of us aren't sure. 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 send Better a picture of your bill, Better sends you 90% of your reimbursement (they charge 10% to handle all of the processing and paperwork with insurance for you). It can be that easy.
Select therapists in the My Wellbeing community 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.
Contact Alyssa at email@example.com to receive more personalized guidance or learn more about what “sliding scale” means and how to talk to your therapist about it here.
Where are My Wellbeing therapists located?
Therapists we work with are concentrated primarily in Manhattan and Brooklyn, with some presence in Queens. A number of My Wellbeing therapists offer remote, video- or phone-based therapy after an initial meeting or series of meetings in-person.
How do you match me with therapists?
My Wellbeing uses a careful matching process to ensure you are paired with the most compatible fit. We consider:
Logistical factors like fee, location and availability,
Technique (for example, would you benefit more from working with someone who utilizes a concrete goals-oriented approach, or more fluid insight-oriented approach?),
Personality factors (such as extroversion, warmth, and directness, among others), and
Expertise (ensuring that a therapist specializes in working with relevant issues and demographics)
What do I need to know going into therapy?
During your first session, your therapist will be getting to know you. They will likely ask questions about what has brought you to therapy, including your past and present. Together, you will explore goals for your work moving forward.
If you have specific goals for therapy, if you've seen a therapist before and have a sense of what did or did not work, or you have fears or hesitations about therapy, your first session is a great opportunity to share this information with your therapist.
The most important thing to remember? Trust yourself. Therapy is a space you can be honest, with your therapist and with yourself. It's important to find a good fit. We (and your therapist) are here to help you feel safe, seen, and heard.
How do I know if my therapist is a good fit?
Safety is an important factor in therapy. Sometimes, it takes time for this sense of safety to grow. It's important to feel safe sharing with your therapist.
In your first few sessions with your therapist, ask yourself:
Do you feel as though you are creating a safe space together to explore your needs, pains, celebrations, and goals?
Do you trust your therapist is listening to you, and hearing what you are saying?
Do you find your curiosity about your identity, needs, goals, and experiences is peaked?
Would you like to see this person again next week?
What can a therapist help me with?
We work with therapists who specialize in a diverse range of issue areas.
Below are just a few examples of issues therapy can help you alleviate, resolve, or better understand:
Addiction or Substance Use
Career Stress or Transition
Chronic Pain or Migraines
Creativity or Creative Blocks
Family Planning or Infertility
Fear of Failure
Finding Your Voice
Gender Identity and Gender-Related Stress
Grief and Loss
Intimacy and Sex
New to New York
Non-Traditional Romantic Relationships
Relationship to Food and Eating
Have additional questions?
We'd love to hear from you. We’re all ears at firstname.lastname@example.org or @findmywellbeing.