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Taryn Codner-Alexander Psychotherapy, LMHC

Taryn Codner-Alexander is a West Indian, first-generation, licensed mental health counselor. She specializes in helping women of color improve their self-esteem, heal from past relationships, and manage anxiety. She has years of experience working primarily with people of color in various settings, including child welfare, the criminal justice system, and private practice.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Race and Ethnicity
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • 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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“My experience inspired me to specialize in working with women of color, helping them have a healthy relationship with themselves and, as a result, with others.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I was drawn to becoming a therapist because of my interest in how people are shaped by their environment, particularly in regards to criminality. An especially impactful experience of working on Rikers Island in New York City with incarcerated women highlighted the impact of the larger oppressions and privileges, neighborhoods, and familial dynamics on the relationships a woman has with themselves and others. My experience inspired me to specialize in working with women of color, helping them have a healthy relationship with themselves and, as a result, with others.
What should someone know about working with you?
To assist you on your healing journey, I work from an integrative and culturally-informed approach to help you process the past while giving you tools to manage your anxiety and build self-esteem in the present.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I’m most excited that the stigma regarding therapy appears to be decreasing! It appears that more and more members of communities of color, specifically the Black community, are beginning to normalize therapy and work toward breaking generational trauma. It’s becoming cool to work toward an emotional “glow up” rather than suffer in silence. I welcome all those ready to embark on their journey of healing; when they’re ready, there is support available.
“To assist you on your healing journey, I work from an integrative and culturally-informed approach to help you process the past while giving you tools to manage your anxiety and build self-esteem in the present.”
Interested in speaking with Taryn?