Alexa Baz, LCSW
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Psychotherapist, Play Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker|
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I practice interpersonal psychodynamic therapy which in simple terms means that I believe the relationship between client and therapist is an essential part of the process. The therapy room can be considered a microcosm of your outside world and naming and clarifying experiences and dynamics that occur between us can help foster the development of insight and helpful solutions. With my support and guidance these corrective experiences can heal old wounds and shift maladaptive thoughts and patterns to help you feel more balanced and fulfilled with your life.
My work with children and adolescents differs in the sense that play is often used as an additional medium to encourage the expression of feelings. Adults work through their issues through verbalization while play is the main form of communication for children and a helpful facilitator for some adolescents. I will help your child put words to his or her thoughts and feelings and help you better understand how to support his or her needs. I believe regular parenting sessions are helpful in my understanding of your child, the needs of your family and in developing the best set of interventions.
Email or Call Alexa Baz, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13535
More Info About My Practice
Fees: $100-150 (sliding scale)
I am an in-network provider for Empire Blue Cross/ Blue shield. I am also an out of network provider eligible for reimbursement by many PPO insurance plans
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
I believe the first step to a productive therapy experience is a supportive and safe environment where people can begin to wonder about themselves and the important changes they would like to make. It is impossible to be truly curious and open to understanding oneself while seeped in self judgement or fear of being judged. Through empathy, warmth and insight I can help even those who feel ambivalent about the therapy process gain confidence, clarity and self-awareness. This is especially important for parents who are bringing their children to therapy and need a place where they can honestly explore difficult feelings triggered by the problems they face with their children and identify specific interventions that are tailored to their family.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
This is one of the most common, and unfortunately most difficult questions to answer. In general, goals such as helping someone adjust to a life change, grief counseling or developing coping skills to deal with stress may be achievable with short term therapy. However, healing from a past trauma or changing an aspect of one's personality would be viewed as a long-term goal. Ultimately, it is always up to the client.
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
My advanced training from New York Institute for Psychotherapy Training has enhanced my work with youth and families and my ability to work with presenting issues such as separation anxiety, tantruming, oppositional behavior at home/school, ADD/ADHD, self-esteem, parent-child conflict, moodiness and difficulty expressing aggression appropriately.
In addition to my work with families I am also adept at helping young adults deal with issues related to identity and intimacy- both dominant issues during this life stage. I have experience working with patients of all ages with depression, anxiety, trauma histories, adjustment disorders and bereavement.
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