Alexandra Tesnakis


About Me

Hello and welcome to better help! My name is Alexandra and I am Licensed Mental Health Counselor from New York. I have been providing therapy for 5 years and have worked with a wide range of populations. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults and have experience working with those in the LGBTQA community, those with justice involvement, and people struggling with self-esteem, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, trauma and change of life issues.

Finding a therapist that matches your needs is the first step in the sometimes intimidating journey of therapy. My approach to therapy stems from my belief that a person's relationship with their therapist is a key factor in their success. I provide a warm, non-judgmental and validating environment for my clients so they feel supported in their journey towards better mental health. It's important that therapy is a collaboration between therapist and client and I want all my clients to be comfortable in exploring where they want their treatment to go. I also work to provide a model for a validating and comfortable relationship for my clients as so many mental health issues stem from negative experiences in our close relationships. I incorporate cognitive behavior therapy and dialectal behavior therapy into a person centered approach to help with symptom reduction while allowing clients to explore their problems with autonomy.

I am available for messaging, phone calls and video chats. So please, take that first step and reach out today!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #010909 (Expires: 2023-11-30)


Written by A.R. on Jul 22, 2021 after counseling with Alexandra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Extremely knowledgeable and supportive.