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Tyler Parrott Psychotherapy, LCSW

Tyler Parrott is a Midwest-raised and New York-tested psychotherapist with extensive experience helping individuals and couples work through struggles to find harmony in their lives and relationships. He is kind, unafraid, and offers an emotionally-open experience where you feel understood but challenged to go deeper. Symptoms will be addressed and personal growth attained.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“Therapy is an emotional education; to really help another person, you must come to understand what you really believe, know how your particular life experiences have shaped you into being who you are, recognize where your emotional blind spots lie, and resolve whatever inner resistance one has to being fully open and attuned to the experiences of another person.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Since childhood, I have been running group therapy sessions with my Sesame Street crew and operating as an emotional container for my family's dynamics. This path took me to the heart of my own therapeutic journey. For the past 10 years, I have been on a personal quest to increase my knowledge and self-understanding in order to help others learn, grow, and overcome self-doubt and the effects of unresolved emotional trauma. This journey led me to work in a variety of settings and with clients as varied as homeless veterans and Wall Street bankers. My training includes long-term, depth-oriented work in psychoanalysis, education in ethical and socially-just practice, and integrative work with individuals, groups, and families. My interest in romantic relationships, human attachment, and conflicts around love and sex has spurred a specialization in couples therapy where I utilize training in EFT and developmental models to heal relationships or help people separate in healthy ways.
What should someone know about working with you?
We will talk on the phone to make sure that you are ready to move forward and schedule an individual session. After that, my intake process is simple: Tell me what brought you here. I want to understand what challenges you hope to work through in therapy, your expectations of how I will assist you on your journey, and how we can best work together to help you achieve your goals. Since we are not in school anymore and because you are the expert on your own life, homework will not be assigned. Progress will be seen and felt in the here-and-now of the therapeutic situation as individuals become better able to express themselves and work through their feelings. Clients will notice that big problems feel more manageable and that they have more control over their emotions. Outside of therapy, clients will feel happier, derive more pleasure from their relationships and careers, and perhaps improve their financial situations.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
Training and learning for a psychotherapist is lifelong. To be the most effective practitioner possible, I continue to engage in my own personal therapy, receive ongoing supervision from therapists trained in different modalities, and complete advanced trainings in my field. I would recommend that you select a therapist who is clearly doing the work personally and is focused on learning, growing, and developing far beyond their graduate school training so that the focus is always on you and not the therapist's own psychodrama.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
Therapy is an emotional education; to really help another person, you must come to understand what you really believe, know how your particular life experiences have shaped you into being who you are, recognize where your emotional blind spots lie, and resolve whatever inner resistance one has to being fully open and attuned to the experiences of another person. This understanding of self is the primary tool utilized in therapy and a particular focus will be given to developing these capacities within the client and inside the therapeutic relationship.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
How we connect and how we go about getting our emotional needs met is constantly evolving. I believe that therapy is also evolving beyond a brick and mortar experience of analytic couches, framed diplomas, and an exclusive focus on exploring the past. My focus is on the here-and-now and I offer teletherapy sessions to meet people where they are.
“This understanding of self is the primary tool utilized in therapy and a particular focus will be given to developing these capacities within the client and inside the therapeutic relationship.”
Interested in speaking with Tyler?