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Therapy in NYC & All New York

Life Can Be Hard, Therapy in NYC Makes It Easier


No where in the manual of life does it say we won’t fall on hard times. In fact, ask just about anyone and hard times often swirl around us.


Anxiety about the future, sadness and grief about loss or relationships that didn’t work out, trauma from your past, or even how you manage your day-to-day stress can wear you down. These are just a few of the many reasons why people seek therapy.


As a therapy practice, we have witnessed how hard the past few years have been. So whether your life is in a particularly challenging place (work, health, family, or love) or you just don’t feel as happy as you want to be, we can help.

A couple gets therapy in NYC.
A man is happy that he decided to start therapy in NYC.

If you made it to this page, you’re looking for a great therapist. NYC therapists come in many shapes and sizes, but the Modern Intimacy clinicians have something a little special: the ability to help you with the biggest pains in your heart and mind, and help empower you to live a healthier life.

Chances are, you’ve been looking for a therapist in NYC for sometime. Maybe you’ve seen a few therapists and felt misunderstood, or as if you couldn’t quite be yourself or tell the full truth. As a therapy practice, all Modern Intimacy clinicians pride themselves on creating the safest, most open space for you to heal trauma, relationship heartache, and wounds that keep you from living a full life.

We are an intimate practice, helping clients one at a time to reach their full potential and live their greatest life. 

If you’re ready for this kind of integrity, support, and honesty from your therapist, we would love to speak to you. We do not have a waitlist and can schedule with you right away. 


Individual Therapy

Sex Therapy

Couples Therapy

Beginning Therapy in NYC + New York State

Thanks to the emerging popularity around telehealth, starting therapy in New York City and New York state is easier and more convenient than ever. Our Licensed New York Therapists offer safe and confidential telehealth services via HIPAA compliant video sessions.

It can be difficult to find a therapist who works with your schedule, but teletherapy can make that process easier. Telehealth makes scheduling more convenient for people who live outside NY, in rural areas of New York, or those who don’t have time to travel to an office for sessions.

A couple heals after therapy in NYC.
A man begins therapy in NYC and rekindles self love.

Some of the areas of mental health, sexual health, and relationships they can treat, include but are not limited to:

  • Relationship issues
  • Anxiety + Depression
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma + PTSD
  • Eating Disorders + Body Image
  • Self-Esteem
  • Codependency
  • Infidelity + Betrayal Trauma
  • Conflict with Friends and Family
  • Personality Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Life Transitions

What Can Modern Intimacy Therapists Help Me With?


Modern Intimacy’s therapists are trained, credentialed, and qualified to treat a wide range of issues and situations related to mental health, relationships, and sexual health. While we specialize in helping people overcome and navigate concerns related to intimacy and relationships, our therapists are well versed in treating myriad areas of behavioral health.

Our New York therapists consist of highly skilled and competent Licensed Psychologists, Certified Sex Therapists, and Licensed Masters Social Workers. Our main therapy services consist of individual therapy, couples therapy, and coaching.

A couple benefits from therapy in NYC.

Meet our Sex Therapists, Couples Therapists and Psychologists in NYC

Dr. Kate Balestrieri is a sex therapist in NYC.

Dr. Kate Balestrieri



Licensed Psychologist

Certified Sex Therapist

PACT III Therapist

Dr. Theresa Gallagher is a clinical and forensic psychologist in NYC.

Dr. Theresa Gallagher


Clinical Associate

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Teresa Reyes Castillo is a psychologist in NYC.

Dr. Teresa Reyes Castillo


Clinical Associate 

Licensed Psychologist

Evan Ganick, LMSW provides individual and couples therapy in NYC.

Evan Ganick, LMSW


Clinical Associate

Licensed Master Social Worker

I’m curious about Sex Therapy. Can I speak with a sex therapist at Modern Intimacy?


Yes, at Modern Intimacy, we work with people across a brand spectrum of concerns and goals, related to the intersection of sexuality and mental health. Some areas of focus include, but are not limited to:


  • Sexual Problems in Men, Women and Non-binary Folks
  • Alternative Dating Lifestyles
  • Exploring Sexuality + Gender Identity
  • Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Low/No Libido
  • Improving Sexual Satisfaction
  • Work Through Sexual Trauma
  • Compulsive Sexual Behavior + Porn Use
  • Exploring Kink
  • Difficulty Having an Orgasm
  • Early Ejaculation + Erectile Dysfunction
A woman begins therapy NYC.
A couples married after pre-marital therapy in NYC.

Does Modern Intimacy Offer Couples Therapy?


Modern Intimacy is an inclusive practice. We work with couples of all sexual and relationship orientations. Couples therapy is a very common service offered at Modern Intimacy.

For so many couples, navigating relational roadblocks can be hard to push through, no matter how strong your relationship. Sometimes, you need some extra help getting to a productive place and we are here to help.

Our couples’ therapists help couples work through conflict and stuck points holding you back from feeling fully fulfilled in your relationship.

Couples therapy can also be beneficial for those who want to work on communication, strengthen intimacy, or explore different styles of relationships such as ethical non-monogamy and polyamory.

While there are many reasons couples come to therapy, some of the common areas of specialty our couples’ therapists treat include, but are not limited to:


  • Desire Discrepancy
  • Improving Communication
  • Toxic Relationship Dynamics
  • Parenting Differences
  • Long Distance Relationships
  • Sex or Porn Addiction
  • Setting Boundaries
  • Enhancing Sexual Satisfaction
  • Ethical Non-Monogamy + Polyamory
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Retroactive Jealousy
  • Introducing Kink/BDSM
  • Breakup/Divorce Support
  • Sex + Intimacy Challenges
Two women love couples therapy in NYC.
A couple thrives after therapy in NYC.

What Styles of Therapy Do Your Therapists Use to Conduct Therapy Sessions?


The style of therapy, or modality a therapist uses in session can depend on certain factors such as clients’ goals, preferences, session frequency, and comfort. Most therapists tend to gravitate towards a few modalities that they use in session. Some common modalities used by Modern Intimacy’s New York therapists include, and are not limited to:


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Trauma Informed Therapy
  • LBGTQ+ Affirming Therapy
  • PACT Couples Therapy
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Affect Regulation Theory
  • Somatic Therapies
  • Attachment Theory

What is Starting Therapy with a Modern Intimacy Therapist Like?


We want to make the process of finding a therapist as stress-free as possible. We recommend scheduling a consultation call with our Intake Specialist who will learn more about your needs and suggest which New York therapist would be the best fit based on your goals and their area of speciality and training.

Once we match you with a therapist, we can help you book a consultation with that therapist or a first session. You can book directly with our Intake Specialist who will send you the necessary paperwork and orient you to the Telehealth features in terms of appointment reminders and links.

It’s out goal to take the stress out of the logistical aspects of booking and receiving appointment links so you can focus on your goals, needs, and treatment.

A man considers therapy in NYC.



Individual + Couples Coaching


When therapy doesn’t feel like the right fit, coaching services may be a better fit.





Free 30-Minute Consultation

Teletherapy Service Available

Judgement-Free Counseling

Everyone has the right to empowered, healthy, and thriving relationships. That includes you.

mental health | relationships | sexuality | healing + recovery

How Do I Know Which Modern Intimacy Therapist is Right for Me?


At Modern Intimacy, our therapists vary in credentials, experience, areas of specialty, and types of therapy they use in session. We can help point you in the right direction of which therapist to work with. At your convenience, feel free to schedule a free 30-minute consultation with our Intake Specialist. During this call, we will learn more about your goals and ask specific questions to ensure we are aligning you with a therapist who is a good match for your needs.


If you have any questions about our services, fees, therapists, and whether health insurances can be used, we can discuss those details as well. We look forward to speaking with you soon.