Alyssa Kushner,LCSW

Alyssa Kushner,LCSW

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW-C - 23919
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: I am not in-network with any insurance. However, I am an out-of-network provider and will send you superbills (detailed receipts) for you to submit to your insurance for reimbursement if you have OON benefits.
If you are unsure, you can check through my website: www.ak-psychotherapy.comfeesandinsurance

I also partner with a platform called Mentaya, while will submit those claims for you (at 5% fee of the session fee).
Free Initial Phone Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

New York, New York 10006
Hoboken, New Jersey 07030

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My Approach to Helping

Hi! My name is Alyssa, I'm an LCSW licensed in NYC, NJ, & MD. I provide virtual therapy to teens, young adults, and adults from a trauma-informed, somatic, and holistic lens. I work with clients seeking support in healing relational and complex-trauma, anxiety, codependency in relationships, people pleasing, as well as those interested in shifting their relationship with alcohol or are sober curious.

I am trained in somatic therapies, EMDR, and DBT. Though I believe that one size doesn’t fit all, so depending on your needs we can individual your treatment plan together pulling from various approaches I use. And I will always prioritize creating a safe and supportive space and build the relationship and trust between us first before diving in.

I look forward to helping you heal from the past, develop new ways to manage emotions in the present, and empower you to become your most confident, authentic self so you can finally begin taking care of yourself first.

More Info About My Practice

Individual therapy sessions are done on a HIPAA-compliant virtual platform called simple practice and usually take place weekly for 50 minutes, though I am happy to discuss that and shift according to need. In the first session I will hear more about what is leading you to therapy, discuss some of your background, and we will create a customized treatment plan collaboratively. I am happy to bring in modalities such as somatic exercises, mindful self compassion, EMDR, DBT skills, or CBT. If we are working on trauma together, we will make sure you have resources and self-regulation strategies to be able to heal your nervous system and make sure you don't feel overwhelmed by difficult emotions.

Separately, I lead a virtual codependency resiliency support group that meets weekly Wednesday from 4:00pm ET- 5:15pm ET.

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist is to provide you with a safe, supportive, and non-judgemental space for you to talk, feel seen, and be heard. I am here to provider a container for you to express any emotions and heal from your past, I also want to gently challenge you to work toward current goals and shift patterns that don't serve you. I believe therapy can also feel fun and I want you to bring your authentic personality, as I will myself. I am also human and the most important process of therapy is the therapeutic relationship so I will always prioritize creating that trust between us and won't pressure you to open up until you are ready.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

It's completely understandable to have some fear about going to therapy or not feel sure if it's for you. First of all, it's important to ask your potential therapist questions to make sure if its a good fit. And second, you are never locked in! You can use the initial free consult call or even first session (or beyond) to decide if its for you. My advice would be to try it first before making a judgement. I will never push you to share anything you are not comfortable or ready to share, so we can take time to build trust and rapport first. But I do want to validate - its scary to open up to a stranger! Facing difficult emotions and talking about things that are challenging is hard, thats why humans are so good at avoiding.

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Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Teens, young adults, adults
    Relational trauma
    Complex PTSD & PTSD
    Anxiety
    Burn Out
    Codependency in relationships
    People Pleasing & perfectionism
    Self worth, self esteem, self compassion
    Sober curious, alcohol use

Industries & Communities Served

  • BIPOC
  • Education
  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family Problems
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Love
  • Shame
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

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