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Alicia Cherian, LMFT

Relationship issues Family conflicts Self esteem Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue
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About me

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of New York. I received my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliance Graduate School of Counseling and trained extensively at Focus on Solutions, a private practice. I also received my training at Mental Health Association of New York City, a local and nationwide crisis resource for individuals, friends, and family members. There, I gained experience in training of employees, teaching, and speaking and went on to train professional counselors and leaders at another large counseling service as well.

I have counseling experience in relational work, depression, anxiety, suicide, crisis intervention, premarital counseling, communication, cultural identity, self-image, parenting and family work. I am trained as a PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator to equip individuals dating or considering marriage, as well as trained in ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training.

I bring an energy to therapy that makes clients feel they are seen and belong and this matters to me. I genuinely believe that the clients I see have the capability to create beautiful, long-lasting change. I listen and help identify patterns from the past and present while creating space for the client’s story to truly understand the issue. I believe in using client-centered, and systemic approaches to see the whole of a person in the context of their relationships. I use Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, Emotion Focused, Internal Family Systems, Strategic, Structural and Intergenerational modalities of therapy.

I am warm, compassionate, honest, intuitive and have years of experience to meet the client where they are. I see it as an honor to hold your pain or joy as I journey with you through a life enriching experience. I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

8yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Multicultural Concerns, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

NY LMFT 001480