Helping People Heal, Grow, and Flourish
Blanton-Peale Institute & Counseling Center, a licensed mental-health counseling and training center located in New York City, promotes holistic mental health and wellbeing by nurturing mind, body, and spirit. Provided by a diverse team of trained and licensed therapists, our counseling services aim to be culturally-responsive, address challenges to mental health, and unlock strength and resilience. We amplify our impact through training, offering licensure and professional development, and advocating for equal rights to quality mental health care.
Our work is as important as ever, as the urgency for quality mental health care spikes. In NY, there are nearly 1.6 million people struggling with mental health issues who are not receiving any support from a professional. In 2022, we provided 36,000 sessions of affordable, accessible, holistic, and culturally responsive therapy. As we move beyond the pandemic, our clients have options: they can again see their therapist in-person, talk over the phone, or meet virtually. Each is a lifeline of support.
Nearly half of our clients utilize Medicaid (compared to ⅓ of New Yorkers, statewide). For those without health insurance, we offer an income-based scale and promise to turn no one away, regardless of their ability to pay. Blanton-Peale is a safe space for people dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression or thoughts of self-harm.
Our high standards and diverse clientele have made us an in-demand training ground for mental health professionals. Young social workers, mental health counselors, psychiatrists and psychoanalysts, get the experience they need under the wise and watchful eyes of our expert supervisors.
In addition to our Psychoanalytic Training Program and our Care and Counseling Program (available in Korean and English), we are proud to be in year 3 of our BIPOC fellows program.