Allison Lefkowitz MA, LMFT, Counseling in New York City, New York, 10016

Allison Lefkowitz


Allison Lefkowitz


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 $150-175 for couples per session.


271 Madison Ave. Suite 708
New York City, New York 10016
11 Hanover Square
27th Floor
New York City, New York 10005

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 $150-175 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

Anxiety and stress, especially pertaining to the period of early adulthood. 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). This unique trait is a gift, but can sometimes be a challenge as well. I love helping clients discover and honor their unique trait, as well as manage the sometimes challenging aspects of being highly sensitive.

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
  • Family Therapy
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialize working with young adults going through the "Quarter Life Crisis" or the "Saturn Returns." She believes this is a period of life that is seldom discussed in our society but would benefit greatly from additional emotional support.

    I am also passionate about assisting individuals dealing with co-dependency and loved ones suffering from addiction. Finding oneself in a co-dependent relationship can be extremely challenging, confusing, and heartbreaking. By bringing clarity and consciousness to the situation, relief and recovery can be become a possibility.

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
  • Art Therapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Object Relations
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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