Alexis Walker

Licensed Mental Health Counselor-Limited Permit

Alexis Walker

Licensed Mental Health Counselor-Limited Permit

Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Leslie Faerstein, LCSW #015207
Primary Credential: Licensed Mental Health Counselor-Limited Permit - 116718-01
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • OSCAR
  • Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
  • UMR
  • United Health Care
  • United Healthcare Student Resources
Fees: Individual therapy: $100-$200 (45-60 minutes)
Free Initial Consultation

Offices

928 Broadway
Ste 500
New York City, New York 10010

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My Approach to Helping

Who are you when you are most authentic with yourself, friends, and the world around you? As we continue to progress in a world where everything feels more fast-paced and we are consistently surrounded by social media, it can be difficult to find time to focus on caring for your true, genuine self. Therapy should be a time solely dedicated to you—a space where you can speak openly and freely about what’s on your mind, what’s bothering you, and what we can do to help you feel like you’re living your most authentic life. I want our weekly sessions together to feel like just like that—time for you to be you, to fully explore what that exactly means.

My approach incorporates psychodynamic theory, so we can understand potentially deeper rooted ties to current issues while utilizing cognitive behavioral, mindfulness-based, and solution-focused techniques to help you feel like you’re making progress and seeing tangible results through our sessions. Overall, I believe in building a strong connection to oneself in order to feel truly connected and fulfilled with others, emphasizing building up self-esteem and self-compassion. My hope is that throughout our time together, you feel that you are able to achieve personal growth through authenticity and empowerment that contributes to a more fulfilling and joyful life

I received my MA in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness at New York University and my BA in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

To me, therapy is essentially human connection. It?s allowing people to experience a secure relationship and open communication that allows for genuine self-exploration and learning in a safe nonjudgmental space. Therapy is an opportunity for people to learn new skills, develop deeper understandings of themselves, and explore different perspectives.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

There so many incredibly rewarding parts of this work, but for me, I love to celebrate the smaller wins with my clients that in actuality can mean something quite big. This can be recognizing when they might be feeling more anxious and being able to express that to someone they?re with. This could mean they took a 15-minute walk outside to help them feel better about their recent breakup and it worked. While these may not seem monumental, they are surely big steps in the direction of self-compassion and overall love for oneself?being able to care for themselves due to better self-understanding. I love to be able to discuss this in session and celebrate these small undertakings with clients.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

The therapeutic relationship is the bedrock of success in any instance. Without a strong relationship, there will likely be little progress. I think that developing this relationship first in terms of trust, honesty, communication, empathy, and compassion is of the utmost priority in my sessions. I try to maintain these throughout my relationships with clients, and will acknowledge when any one of these values seems to be missing. While this may be confrontational, I think it?s important to address ruptures when they seem to have happened and try to mend them before they continue to grow. Without a positive therapeutic relationship, I don?t think the client or I will experience much success in terms of their goals for therapy.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Industries & Communities Served

  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • BIPOC

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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