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Alissa Einhorn Psychotherapy, LCSW

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Alissa Einhorn is a licensed clinical social worker who provides individual therapy to adults and young adults (17+) experiencing depression, anxiety, interpersonal issues and low self-esteem. She believes in meeting clients where they are and tailors treatment to meet their individual needs and goals. Alissa has postgraduate training in Problem-Solving therapy, MI, CBT and Interpersonal therapy.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“I will always meet you where you are by listening openly and without judgment, and gently guide sessions with sensitivity and objectivity.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Inspired by my mother, a social worker, who nurtured her client’s inner strengths and created supportive environments for their healing and growth, I became driven to help others overcome their challenges and became a Licensed Social Worker. My experiences within the social work field enhanced my desire to make a positive impact in the world, particularly working with those that may not have access to care. Early in my training, I interned with Brit Olam, a non-profit organization that helps pregnant Sudanese refugees navigate Israel’s healthcare system. After becoming a Licensed Social Worker, I also served as an inpatient social worker treating adults with mental health and substance abuse disorders and a clinician in a women’s health clinic within a primary care setting. These opportunities enabled me to develop the skillset and cultural competence fundamental to providing well-rounded care to my clients, grounding me with a lifelong passion for supporting those in need.
What should someone know about working with you?
Treatment commences with an intake evaluation where we discuss any relevant information pertaining to your medical and social history, as well as identifying what will be most helpful to you during our sessions together. Because I can offer different therapeutic modalities, we can discuss which approaches align with your expectations and goals for treatment. I utilize an integrative therapeutic approach, thus ensuring the correct care to address your needs and improve your quality of life. We will explore any short-term or long-term goals you may have, recognize and understand behavioral patterns, and develop practical coping strategies to help manage any distress you are currently experiencing. I will always meet you where you are by listening openly and without judgment, and gently guide sessions with sensitivity and objectivity. My hope is that we develop a therapeutic alliance wherein you feel supported, comfortable and understood.
If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?
Although our friends and family can be incredible sources of support, it may be difficult to share one’s innermost thoughts and feelings with those that know them best. Many of my clients have hesitated confiding in their loved ones due to their differing opinions, judgement or fear of becoming a burden. A strong therapeutic alliance is one wherein you feel comfortable and supported while discussing any personal challenges. From the beginning of our time together, we will establish a mutually respectful, secure and caring space and draw upon these interactions to build a trusting, productive therapeutic relationship.
How does collaboration with other providers play into your work?
In today’s age, mental health treatment has become more specialized, with a wider variety of therapies and approaches offered. As a result, collaboration with other providers is often a central aspect of my work with clients. Maintaining a dialogue with other providers is an invaluable resource toward establishing comprehensive, client-centered care. Over the course of my career, I have gained an immense amount of insight and knowledge in consultations with other professionals. I am committed to ensuring that my clients’ needs are at the forefront, and will continue to seek advice from other mental health providers to ensure the highest quality care.
“My hope is that we develop a therapeutic alliance wherein you feel supported, comfortable and understood.”