Though a New Yorker with a therapist sounds like a tired stereotype, there’s a reason we continue to rely heavily on these beacons of Tinder/work/real-estate wisdom. Between insanely stressful jobs, high rents, and a largely disappointing dating pool, it’s only natural that we need someone to unload on once or twice a week (and maybe sometimes during the workday on the phone). But what’s at the core of our neurosis? We spoke to two NYC therapists, Dr. Caroline Blackman, a psychotherapist and psychopharmacologist; and Dr. Judy Scheel, DSW and psychotherapist, to find out just what’s troubling New Yorkers the most.
Note: It’s important to mention that both therapists quoted deal specifically with middle- to upper-middle-class clients in Manhattan. Factors like neighborhood, income, race, family situations, etc. are all life factors, and differ across all five boroughs.