Welcome to Flatiron Mental Health Counseling.

Helga Byrne

Helga Byrne
Founder and Director

We are a private psychotherapy group conveniently located in the Union Square NYC area, offering individual and couples counseling for young adults and adults.

Navigating life’s challenges, transitions and relationships, with yourself and others, can often be challenging. Whether you find yourself all too often anxious or sad, experiencing career or relationship issues, struggling with substance abuse or compulsive behaviors, or unsure of the next steps you want to take in your career or life, our expertly trained mental health counselors can help you better understand yourself, your feelings, motivations and behaviors, so you can make positive choices that will bring you more fulfillment and joy.

We provide an opportunity to explore long-standing problems and to work through current stressors in the safety of a nurturing, non-judgmental environment.  Whether you are looking for extra support through a challenging or difficult time or are ready to move in a new direction in your life, we look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

We specialize in issues related to:

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Substance Abuse
  • Addiction and Compulsive Behaviors
  • Acculturation and Cross Cultural Issues
  • Life and Career Transitions
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Personal Growth
  • Panic Attacks
  • Trauma
  • Loss and Grief
  • Relationship Issues
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress Management


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Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and Depression can make you feel overwhelmed, angry, and alone. Using CBT, psychodynamic psychotherapy and mindfulness techniques, you can learn ways to manage and reduce your anxiety and depression.

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Addictions/Compulsive Behaviors

Gambling, using or abusing substances like alcohol or drugs, excessive spending and emotional eating are all examples of compulsive behaviors.

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 Getting “Unstuck”

Everyone goes through periods in their life where they may feel unfulfilled, dissatisfied or confused about what they want or how to move forward with their life or career.

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Relationships and Intimacy

Navigating relationships can often be one of the more challenging aspects of life. Therapy can help you reduce conflict and distress,  and foster greater self acceptance, and fulfillment.

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Trauma and Loss

Our therapists will work with you to create a safe environment that supports healing ; help you process and integrate your feelings, provide emotional support, and help you manage collateral symptoms such as anxiety and depression.

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You may be questioning your sexual identity, experiencing internalized or externalized homophobia, struggling with norms in your community of choice, or deciding whether to come out to your family or friends.

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