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Alejandra Schraier Psychotherapy, LCSW

Alejandra Schraier is a psychotherapist with a background in psychology, social work, and psychoanalysis. Her training began as a psychologist in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A year later, she graduated from New York University with a master’s degree in social work. Additionally, she has completed extensive training in psychoanalysis.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • LGBTQIA+
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
  • Medicare
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Licensed in
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  • New Jersey
  • New York
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Profile
“People should know that I work primarily through a psychodynamic approach that I consider important for helping clients gain insight, a better understanding of themselves, and a better understanding of how their symptoms have manifested and impacted their lives.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
From a very young age, I was exposed to the wonderful world of psychology and psychoanalysis because my parents’ psychoanalytic offices were in my house. This was in Buenos Aires, Argentina where therapy is a big part of life and — unsurprisingly — there is the highest number of psychologists per capita in the world. Argentinian culture sees therapy as the norm. Growing up in this context, I knew exactly what I wanted to be by the time I finished high school.
What should someone know about working with you?
People should know that I work primarily through a psychodynamic approach that I consider important for helping clients gain insight, a better understanding of themselves, and a better understanding of how their symptoms have manifested and impacted their lives. I believe that the therapist’s ability to listen to the client and to see their underlying issues is one of the most important aspects that contribute to insight and growth in the therapeutic process. I believe that a client’s symptoms can’t be seen and treated in isolation; it is always important to understand how and when the symptoms emerged and developed in a person's life.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I’m excited about the expansion of telehealth and the opportunity that so many people now have to do therapy. Before, time and location were obstacles for many clients. Telehealth goes beyond those obstacles. It won’t replace the face-to-face therapy, but it’s an alternative for those who prefer this modality for any reason. Adolescents, students, and young adults who are used to studying, working, and connecting to others online sometimes feel even more comfortable doing therapy virtually versus in person. Online psychotherapy offers access to mental health services to everybody in a landscape without borders.
“I believe that the therapist’s ability to listen to the client and to see their underlying issues is one of the most important aspects that contribute to insight and growth in the therapeutic process.”
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