When is the last time you prioritized your mental health? Wellness is not just yoga and green juice! While these things certainly help, it's important to remember that your mental health is wellness too. Since the pandemic, you may feel even more stress or isolation than before. However, it's possible that you already had these feelings, but were just too busy to feel them. Right now, we are being pulled in all directions with new work space challenges (looking at you...22nd zoom call today) along with the added adventure of trying not to knock down the TV during your Warrior 2. Working with a therapist can help you meet your personal goals in your wellness journey!
I am a Columbia University-trained psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of adolescents, young adults, couples and families coping with the stress typically brought on by life transitions. Transitions occur during all stages of life. You may be a young professional seeking help in taking that next step in a relationship or job promotion, or a family or couple working towards improving how you can better relate and connect with each other. Whether coping with a hardship like a breakup or experiencing an exciting change like getting your first solo apartment, life can bring on doubts and insecurities. Learning more about yourself can help you discover new ways to build the confidence and self-compassion needed to reach your potential. Embracing your authentic self allows you to get where you want to go even if you aren’t quite sure where that is yet.
I graduated with my Masters in Social Work from Columbia University. I've trained in inpatient, emergency and outpatient psychiatry settings. My therapy practice incorporates expertise in numerous evidence based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy through the Beck Institute, Dialectical Behavior Therapy through Behavioral Tech- A Linehan Institute Training Company and Interpersonal Psychotherapy through Columbia University. I completed postgraduate training in couples and family therapy at Ackerman Institute for the Family, as well as an externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples and Emotionally Focussed Family Therapy.
In addition to my private practice, I’m on faculty at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as an Instructor in Clinical Psychiatric Social Work.
Therapy is more accessible than ever before! Now accepting new clients for convenient telehealth appointments or in-person visits in my office in Nomad.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free consultation.
Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and enhance self-care
Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning coping skills to better manage resulting stress
Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder). Manage uncomfortable emotions and recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Copyright © 2021 Alexis B. Kaufman Therapy, LCSW, PLLC - All Rights Reserved.