Mirielle Therapy Practice is a small group practice based out of a private office in midtown Manhattan. There are multiple practitioners, including myself (Alice) who work closely to provide the best possible individualized care.

We specialize in helping early and mid-career stage women who are looking to make important changes in their lives. Issues that are at the core of ones’ identity can be so painful when they are not going well. Concerns about dating, love, friendships, career issues, family, loss, or health can generate intense feelings of sadness, worry, insecurity, and stress. Our purpose is to work collaboratively with you so that you do not feel alone.

In addition to helping individuals, we also work to repair mother-daughter relationships, and improve the confidence and well-being of adolescent girls who are attending New York City private schools or specialized high schools. At Mirielle Therapy practice, we specialize in Women and Relationships Therapy in NYC.

As our client, it is important that you feel comfortable and accepted. We value working with women from a multitude of: religious backgrounds, nationalities, sexual orientations, and ethnic and cultural identities.

We look forward to speaking with you.

Women and Relationships Therapy NYC


Our treatment specializations include:

  • Age

    Women of all ages
  • Treatment Orientation

    Relational Psychodynamic Supportive


  • Insurance

    Mirielle Therapy Practice PLLC is in-network with Aetna Health Care. This includes HMO, PPO, and Student Health Plans (Columbia, NYU, and FIT) If you have the above insurance plans you would pay the "specialist " co-pay amount listed on the front of your card. Some providers are also in-network with United Health Care (for New School Students only). If you do not have one of the insurance plans listed above you might be able to use your out-of-network benefits, which typically cover approximately 70-80% of the cost. Sessions for Masters’ Level therapists begin at $200, and for Ph.D. level therapists fees are $275. We will provide you with a form to submit to your insurance company for out-of-network reimbursement. You may also use your FSA or HSA cards for tax-advantaged savings. Please contact our service at 212-545-9901 to schedule a 15-minute call to discuss beginning at Mirielle Therapy.

    Privacy & Confidentiality

    All aspects of your treatment are confidential within the practice. Important exceptions include if there is risk that you might do harm to yourself or someone else. We are mandated reporters for child abuse.
  • Payment

    Co-pays and Other Payments are made automatically to the Credit, Debit, F/HSA card that you provide on our Welcome Forms. If you would like to update your card for any reason please let Heather know at least 7 days in advance. Thank you!

    Columbia Students

    Columbia Students are required to submit a referral from CPS, prior to their first therapy session with us.

    Out-of-Network reimbursements

    Clients can submit for Out-of-Network reimbursements by downloading this PDF.

    Intake Forms

    Please contact me.

  • Cancellation Policy

    In an effort to accommodate all of our clients who are seeking appointments, we request a 48 hour cancellation notice. A cancellation fee of your full session amount will be charged for sessions cancelled with less than 48-hours notice. Please note that insurance does not cover for these missed sessions.


    • Alice Shepard, Director — Please inquire
    • Licensed Ph.D., Psy.D., and LCSW-R $350
    • Masters level 2 Therapists (LCSW, LMHC) $300
    • Masters level 1 Therapists (MSW, MHC) $250
    • Intern in final stages of education $200

    We are In-Network with Aetna.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Please see our FAQs.

Make an Appointment

Please schedule a free 15-min phone conversation with Alice
to get you started with the right therapist!

Schedule a complementary 15-min phone conversation today

Please call Alice to speak by phone for a consultation at 212 545 9901. If you prefer, you may also reach her by sending an email message below. Email can be used for new inquiries as well as questions or concerns regarding your treatment. We ask that all urgent concerns be communicated via phone. Email is not checked outside of business hours.

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Mirielle Therapy Practice

Alice Shepard, Ph.D.
303 5th Avenue (Near 31st Street)
Suite 1909
New York, NY 10016
212 545 9901

Hours of Operation
By Appointment Only

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