(646) 270-7255 Nick.Helbich@gmx.com

Approaches to Treatment

Although we tend to categorize therapies, we can’t do the same with people, as everyone has a completely different set of experiences and problems. And so I draw from a wide variety of treatment methods. My clinical orientation and training is integrative, as it combines Psychodynamic, Interpersonal and Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) perspectives. I am well schooled in Modern Psychoanalysis, Self Psychology, Focusing and Client Centered Therapy and have received extensive training in individual, couples and group psychotherapy. One of the approaches I often use is mindfulness meditation, as the body holds onto past traumas that our minds may not always remember. I will discuss all the treatment options with you and find the one that will work best for you.

I provide treatment options that can also help with difficult relationships involving family, friends, even co-workers. Such as:

  • Psychodynamic therapy, also known as insight therapy, centers on unconscious processes. The client examines unresolved conflicts and symptoms that arise from past dysfunctional relationships.
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy, is a short term treatment, usually 3 – 4 months, that helps a patient regain control of mood and functioning — as a person’s depression may not be caused by any interpersonal event or relationship —but usually affects relationships and creates problems.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy, also known as CBT, helps patients become aware of destructive or negative thinking to help them respond to challenging situations in a more effective way. CBT can be very helpful in treating anxiety or depression and can help anyone better manage stressful life situations.

Rates and Insurance



My rates vary depending upon services provided. Please call (646) 270-7255 for further information. You may find you are eligible for a reduced fee, as well.



Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Although I do not accept insurance payments directly, an invoice will be generated that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.


I ask all my patients to please check their coverage carefully by asking the following questions:

  • Do I have mental health (or behavioral health) insurance benefits?
  • What is my deductible and has it been met?
  • How many sessions a year will I be covered for?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?
  • Do I need pre-approval from my insurance carrier to begin?



Either a check or cash at time of invoice. Also, I do accept credit cards.


Cancellation Policy

A 48-hour cancellation policy will apply. Otherwise a full session fee will be charged.



Questions? Please contact me for further information.


Professional Memberships:
  • National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP)
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Training and Research Institute for Self Psychology (TRISP)
  • LGBTQ Study Group at the Alanson White Psychoanalytical Institute in New York
  • International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP)


  • Lecture “Mindfulness in Psychotherapy” at the PAMA (Performing Artists Medical Association) International Symposium in Snowmass Colorado, July 2017
  • Case Presentation at the Training and Research Institute for Self Psychology (TRISP) in New York City in January 2017
  • Case Presentation at the The William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology in February 2017
  • Case Presentation at the 12th World Association for Person Centered & Experiential Psychotherapy & Counseling conference, held at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City in July 2016.
  • Case Presentation at the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies in New York City in May 2015