Hello, and welcome to the first stop on your therapeutic journey! Working with a therapist can be viewed in many ways, but I often like to compare it to shoe shopping; when you're shopping for a new pair of shoes, you may get lucky on the first try, or you might have to try on a couple of pairs before making the purchase. You may even give up on shopping before trying anything on due to the sheer frustration of searching, or the need for a new pair of shoes in the first place. However, when you find the perfect fit, it may take you to places you’ve never been before. Choosing a therapist you can trust and feel at ease with can make all the difference, as the effectiveness of counseling can be greatly impacted by the alliance that the client and therapist share. This is why it is important to keep in mind that becoming comfortable with the idea of therapy, and establishing an authentic connection with your therapist can take time, patience, and strength.
To give an overview of my therapeutic style, I would consider myself to be an integrative therapist. I practice based on the needs of my client, utilizing techniques relevant to achieving specific goals or gaining personal clarity. My experience began from a cognitive behavioral standpoint, and I have fortunately been able to grow through the practice of psychodynamic and dialectical behavior therapies. In 2018, I graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a Masters in Forensic Mental Health Counseling and went on to obtain my license as a Mental Health Counselor in New York State. Professionally, I have worked in the field of mental health counseling for approximately ten years. I primarily have therapeutic experience within the following areas: depression, anxiety, children/adolescence, trauma, addiction, incarceration, mindfulness meditation, and vocational rehabilitation. Currently, I practice within a Holistic Healing and Wellness practice as a Psychotherapist, and provide additional therapeutic support within a hospital setting.
While the connection you share with your therapist can lead to a path of empowerment and growth, this process truly begins by evaluating what therapy can do for us? Accepting the utilization of counseling, and reflecting on the purpose of therapy can help determine the focus of our healing and promote a persistent effort throughout treatment. We cannot undo the pain that we have experienced in our lives, but we can explore unaddressed emotions, improve our ability to cope, and resolve challenges that prevent us from finding a peaceful balance. Owning our stories and building self-awareness are some of the bravest things that we can do. Through our work together, you can attain lasting positive changes in your life. Vulnerability can often seem scary, when in fact it is the birthplace of hope, authenticity, freedom, and happiness. In a safe and comfortable space, you can take the journey of building acceptance of your past and awakening to a brighter tomorrow.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Career difficulties
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, ADHD
LMHC #010315 (Expires: 2023-02-28)
I've only had a few sessions with Alex, but she is extremely perceptive. She is professional but immediately makes you feel comfortable. It's kind of like chatting with your best friend, except she is wise and actually knows how to help.