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Alan Ellis Psychotherapy, LCSW

Alan Ellis is an intuitive, solution-focused, and engaged psychotherapist who uses CBT, mindfulness, wellness strategies, and energy principles to assist clients in transforming internal obstacles and becoming fulfilled. He treats anxiety, mood disorders, life change, and workplace issues and helps each client deconstruct primal anxieties to become the master of their mind.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage and Partnerships
  • Men’s Mental Health
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Out-of-pocket
Licensed in
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  • New York
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Profile
“I work from a mentoring-based model of engagement and provide clear and incisive feedback and interventions.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I grew up as a parentified child who was raised in Brooklyn before it was cool. I am the eldest of four children born within seven years of each other to a mom with lifelong and chronic major depression. Practicing Buddhism and serving in leadership and facilitator roles for a global grass-roots Buddhist organization (whose credo is “Remove Suffering and Impart Joy”) inspired me to return to school after working 20+ years in the corporate world. I received the training and credentials needed to become a psychotherapist and commit to helping my clients.
What should someone know about working with you?
I assist clients to awaken the courage to challenge their external and internal obstacles in order to become more effective and fulfilled in relationships, families, and the workplace. I am well-versed in life change and workplace-related issues as well as anxiety and mood disorders. I employ a process-oriented approach in mentoring each client to deconstruct their primal anxieties and become the master of their mind. I work from a mentoring-based model of engagement and provide clear and incisive feedback and interventions. We will engage in the process of helping you create a “wellness toolkit” to support you in challenging thorny life issues as they arise. I am also a founding member of the American Society of Men’s Health, have presented at national conferences on providing psychotherapy and counseling services to male clients, and facilitate DadsTime, a group forum for exploring issues relevant to fathers in their marriage and family lives.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
The following are core values that shape and inform my work with clients: Primacy of self-respect and self-empowerment; respect for dignity and potential of human life; active collaborative partnerships that yield positive results; interdependence of self and other; the importance of mentoring and facilitating life/mindset changes; process orientation; and tactics and strategies that work in the real world.
“I am also a founding member of the American Society of Men’s Health, have presented at national conferences on providing psychotherapy and counseling services to male clients, and facilitate DadsTime, a group forum for exploring issues relevant to fathers in their marriage and family lives.”
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