Allison Lefkowitz MA, LMFT, Counseling in New York City, New York, 10005

Allison Lefkowitz

MA, LMFT

Allison Lefkowitz

MA, LMFT

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapy - 000954
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: My fees range from $100-150 for individual clients and $175-200 for couples per session.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

11 Hanover Sq
27th Floor Suite D
New York City, New York 10005
271 Madison Ave
Suite 1400
New York City, New York 10016

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My Approach to Helping

First and foremost I provide a warm, non-judgmental and supportive environment for healing. It is vital in my work that I create a safe space for my clients to explore and experience new possibilities and ways of being.

I believe our earliest relationships with our families and primary caregivers have great influence on the way we experience relationships today. I believe by gaining insight to our past, we can create more choice in our present and future. I also think that therapy should also provide practical tools for relationships, communication and daily life, in addition to in depth exploration and introspection and provide this to my clients as well.

More Info About My Practice

My fees range from $100-150 for individual clients and $175-200 for couples per session. I also offer discounted rates for clients with daytime sessions. I do not accept insurance directly, but if your insurance company provides out of network benefits I can provide a receipt for insurance reimbursement.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Anger, anxiety, panic attacks, and trauma recovery. I have a series of eclectic methods and tools that I find incredibly effective for assisting clients. I also love working with HSPs (Highly Sensitive People), and am certified as an HSP knowledgeable therapist. I also have a special interest in working with Highly Sensitive Men, as I feel they are a greatly underserved population.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

There is still an unfortunate stigma that individuals that attend therapy are "crazy" and should feel ashamed for seeking help, I feel in reality that this is certainly not the case. Having awareness that you need assistance is actually a sign of mental health, and is a fantastic first step to improving your situation and your life. I also think it is important to add that therapy is confidential except for certain circumstances (basically if you are planning to hurt yourself or others). Clients sometimes feel they are obligated to tell their friends and family they are in therapy, or feel they are betraying them if they are discussed in therapy.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    With a special interest in relationship issues, trauma recovery, anxiety, and anger management, I provide a warm, non-judgmental and supportive environment for healing. My clinical approach is psychodynamic, client centered, holistic and relational. I also utitlize interventions from Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, and Somatic Experiencing, with a deep understanding of trauma, family systems and attachment theories.

    I am also deeply inspired by the work of Susan Cain (author-Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking!), and Elaine Aron (The Highly Sensitive Person) and love working with individuals that identify themselves as introverts andor highly sensitive people.

    I have also recently completed a specialized training in working with HSP's, and am listed on Dr. Aaron's website (hsperson.com), as an HSP knowledgeable therapist.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Object Relations
  • Relational Psychotherapy
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