Your better way of life starts here.

Equity Therapy is a full-service psychotherapy private practice based in New York City. As marriage and family therapists, we utilize modern, culturally aware, evidence-based practices to help individuals, couples and families obtain a better way of life.

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Meet The Team

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Megan Watt

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THERAPIST, MFT

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John Carroll

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FOUNDER | THERAPIST, LMFT

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Sheila Arias

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THERAPIST, LMFT

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Lisa Gajda Maiolo

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THERAPIST, MFT

Your better way of life starts here.

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Simon Jones

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THERAPIST, MFT

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Jesse Wildman Foster

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THERAPIST, MFT

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Michael Snipe, Jr

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THERAPIST, MFT

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Chanel Medina

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THERAPIST, MFT

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Siyi Lai

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Jenifer Foote

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ADV. CLINICAL INTERN

 

Areas of Expertise

F.A.Q.'s

Are Sessions In Person? At this time, Equity Therapy is providing all services via teletherapy to protect your health and safety during COVID-19.

What Do We Treat? Our therapists specialize in: – Anxiety – BIPOC affirming care – Coming out – Depression – Family-building and parenting – Grief and bereavement – Interpersonal challenges and problems relating to others – Kink affirming care – LGBTQ+ affirming care – Navigating non-traditional relationship styles – Overcoming barriers to self-actualization – Phase of life issues – Phobias – PTSD and trauma reaction – Reaching career goals – Relationship problems – Self-acceptance – Sexual difficulties – Sexuality and gender expression – Stress – Other issues that may be holding you back and causing you distress

What Do We Not Treat? To ensure safe and appropriate care, we cannot treat the following conditions as they require specialized training and additional supportive services that Equity Therapy is not resourced to provide: – Attempted suicide (within the past 12 months) – Extreme self-harm – Anorexia & bulimia – Autism spectrum – Borderline Personality Disorder – Bipolar 1 – Bipolar 2 (if unmedicated) – Schizophrenia & psychosis – Psychiatric hospitalization (within the past 12 months)

How Much Does Therapy Cost Without Insurance? If you are paying out of pocket (not using insurance), therapy will cost between $160-$250 per session depending on which therapist you choose. As part of our commitment to the community, we offer opportunities for lower fee sessions through our Advanced Clinical Internship program. Cost to see an Advanced Clinical Intern ranges from $100-$135.

Do You Take My Insurance? The intention is to make this process as seamless as possible so you can focus on the reason you are here - therapy. Please note Equity Therapy accepts most insurance as an out-of-network provider. If you have out-of-network benefits, we will complete and submit all paperwork for you. If you are not aware of your insurance benefits, we will research that information for you.

What Languages Do Your Therapists Speak? Our therapists can offer sessions in English, Spanish, Mandarin & Cantonese.

What Is Your Cancellation Policy? We hold a weekly time for you, therefore we ask for 24 hours notice to cancel your appointment. Whenever possible, we try to offer reschedules based on your clinicians’ availability. Cancelled sessions are charged the full session rate and cannot be billed to insurance.

 
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Our Ethos

To interact with both individuals and couples actively and openly to create an atmosphere of safety and self-reflection. 
While working to alleviate symptoms, we explore, through a social justice lens, the ways an individual’s narrative influences their identity and perceptions of life’s circumstances.

We have experience working with the LGBTQ+ community, BIPOC community, performing artists, as well as with individuals and couples navigating open relationships, polyamory, kink and other non-traditional sexual expressions in a sex-positive atmosphere.

 

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Insurance

The intention is to make this process as seamless as possible so you can focus on the reason you are here - therapy.

 

Please note Equity Therapy accepts most insurance as an out-of-network provider. If you have out-of-network benefits, we will complete and submit all paperwork for you.

As part of our commitment to the community, we offer opportunities for lower fee sessions through our Advanced Clinical Internship program.

 

Reach Out

Interested in therapy services?

Get in Touch

Our offices are physically closed due to COVID-19 precautions. We ask that you contact us via e-mail at info@equitytherapy.com for a faster response to all your inquiries.

 

Should an emergency arise:

Call 911
Contact or visit your local emergency room
Call the 24/7 National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988

322 8th Avenue, Suite 800
New York, New York 10001

Info@EquityTherapy.com

Tel: 917.946.1096