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Alyssa Kosmer Psychotherapy, LMHC

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Alyssa Kosmer provides psychotherapy for adults and couples, specializing in the treatment of trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, life transitions, gender, and sexuality. She is certified in integrated trauma studies by the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. She works to provide a supportive space for clients to deepen self-awareness and foster self-compassion.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“I found myself driven toward a career where I could tangibly help others and explore some of the same ideas that I value in art — those of emotions, perception, and the interplay between the collective and individual experience.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
​My career in mental health was ​influenced by ​my curiosity about the human mind and my drive to ​directly help others. My background is in the fine arts, where I explored psychological ideas through drawing and painting. An undergraduate course in psychoanalytic theory profoundly influenced my work and propelled me toward studying psychology and the endlessly strange and beautiful variations of experience and perception. I have always been social justice-oriented, and I strive to constantly question myself and my work to promote equity, empowerment, and acceptance. I found myself driven toward a career where I could tangibly help others and explore some of the same ideas that I value in art — those of emotions, perception, and the interplay between the collective and individual experience.
What should someone know about working with you?
My process is tailored to each individual client. The intake begins with a brief phone introduction and from there we can schedule an intake session. I send preliminary paperwork with questions that we will go over in greater depth during the session. After the intake, we will explore personal and family history in greater depth. I generally take an unstructured approach, allowing clients to explore topics that are immediately and deeply meaningful. I work well with clients who are motivated to do the work of therapy, who are willing and ready to look at themselves, and who have the propensity to exercise compassion and kindness.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am currently enrolled in the Gottman Method training levels I and II for couples therapy. It has offered me an in-depth framework for couples counseling, teaching specific strategies to de-escalate conflict, increase shared meaning, and improve communication. I plan to pursue training in internal family systems therapy, a modality that promotes working with different parts of the self and provides a depth-oriented method to address trauma and latent emotions. Continuing education and consulting with providers who are experts in specific fields help me to continuously learn, grow, and better serve my clients.
“I work well with clients who are motivated to do the work of therapy, who are willing and ready to look at themselves, and who have the propensity to exercise compassion and kindness.”