Therapy, Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis

We are here to help.


The Seleni Institute is committed to providing excellent psychotherapy for women, men, and families experiencing maternal mental health and family-building challenges, from mild parenting stress and worry, to severe postpartum depression and anxiety, to the grief of losing a child.

Our experienced clinicians provide individually-tailored, evidence-based psychotherapy, and collaborate onsite on our Upper East Side location to help you feel better.


We support women, men and families through:

  • Pre-pregnancy

  • Pregnancy

  • Miscarriage

  • Stillbirth

  • Menopause

  • Parenting

  • Child loss

  • Infertility

  • Third party reproduction


Request an appointment and our intake coordinator, Emily, will reach out to you.


Intake process

Once you have requested an appointment, our intake coordinator will reach you by phone to determine if our services could be beneficial for you. Every individual seeking mental health care at the Seleni Institute goes through an intake process, during which we’ll discuss the current issues that prompted your call, treatment history, identification of additional life stressors, contact information, as well as fees and policies.

If we determine that therapy at the Seleni Institute is the best option for you, we'll facilitate an appointment with a Seleni clinician to discuss treatment goals. If an outside referral better meets your needs, we will refer you to appropriate treatment options, including clinicians or programs in the community.

Telephone and online HIPAA-compliant videoconferencing psychotherapy services are available in some circumstances.

Fees & Insurance

We are an in-network provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield.

For all other insurance plans, we will process and submit out-of-network claims on our patients’ behalf. We apply what your insurance pays toward the cost of your care, so that your only out-of-pocket responsibility is the difference.

Seleni also offers Financial Assistance to those who qualify for a clinical and financial need; as well as sliding scale. We work with all of our patients to ensure that everyone who needs care is able to afford care here at Seleni.

Please contact us if you have any questions; otherwise, fees and insurance will be discussed during the intake process.

Cancellation Policy

Our goal is to provide quality, individualized, consistent care in a timely manner. No-shows, late shows and cancellations inconvenience both patients and clinicians.

In order to be respectful of the needs of other patients, please be courteous and call the Seleni Institute office promptly if you are unable to show up for an appointment. If it is necessary to cancel your scheduled appointment, we require that you call at least 48 hours in advance.

The Seleni Institute offers HIPAA-compliant telemedicine appointments at the discretion of our clinicians.  If you are interested in learning more, please discuss directly with your Seleni provider.

Late Cancellations: A cancellation is considered late when the appointment is cancelled without a 48-hour advance notice.

No Show Policy: A “no-show”, is a patient who misses an appointment without cancelling it. A failure to be present at the time of a scheduled appointment will be recorded as a “no-show”.When a Late Cancellation or “No Show” occurs, patients will be charged a cancellation fee, up the full fee of the visit.  Charges will be determined based on the patient’s insurance and payment plan.