Washington Square Institute
Treatment Center

Patient Information

Swing“Soar High: Reach your potential in work and in love”

Upon completion of an intake interview you will be assigned a therapist to work with you on your specific needs. Our therapists offer a caring, safe and non-judgmental environment to work toward overcoming problems with anxiety, depression, phobias, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, obsessions, addictions and other issues which interfere with you reaching your maximum potential.

Washington Square Institute was one of the first treatment centers in Greenwich Village.  We provide both short and long term individual, couple and group therapy at affordable fees.

Patient Information

Who can benefit from psychotherapy?

A person seeks out treatment when they are experiencing relationship difficulties and problem is building a satisfying career (they feel stuck). A person often enters therapy when they continue to struggle with the same problem for a long period of time, when they find themselves facing a crisis or when they feel dissatisfied with their life; even though they feel that they have everything, there is a realization that something significant is missing.

With the right therapist everyone can benefit from therapy. Therapy contributes to increased awareness and improved self-esteem which leads to enhanced wellbeing and a clearer perspective on life. This often results in increased confidence which lends itself to embracing opportunities for change leading to a more fulfilling life.

Washington Square therapists provide effective treatment for: anxiety, panic attacks, depression, low self-image, inhibitions, trauma, grief, family and relationship conflicts, career issues, identity concerns, life’s transitions, parenting issues, Internet and sexual addictions, eating disorders, creative blocks and obsessive compulsive behaviors.

Finding the Right Therapist

Following an intake interview, an evaluation of the presenting problem and an individual’s needs are considered when making an assignment to one of our specialist. A good fit between you and your therapist is significant and of paramount importance when we assign a therapist.

Our therapists are experienced and well prepared to work with the many issues that face people who seek therapy. They represent and make every effort to address the needs of people from diverse economic, ethnic, racial, cultural, religious backgrounds and sexual orientations. Mental Health Professionals at WSI conduct therapy in: English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.

Affordable Fees

Non-Insured: Therapy fees are determined according to a sliding scale and are based on income and ability to pay.

Insurance coverage: WSI is part of the Aetna network of providers. We accept Aetna, Value Option Commercial/non-HMO, Emblem Commercial and HMO, GHI Commercial, CHCS HMO, and MVP Commercial insurance plans. Therapy at WSI can also be covered by insurance plans whose psychotherapy benefit includes an “out-of network” option.

Frequently asked questions


Two easy ways to schedule an intake interview at our treatment center:

Call (212) 477-2600 or

Complete our simple Online appointment form

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