Talking Towards Healing MHC

Talking Towards Healing MHC

Intern clinician accepting out of pocket clients for $50-60/session.
Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Updated April 20, 2023

Talking Towards Healing MHC is a practice dedicated to creating a safe, collaborative, and inclusive environment. At Talking Towards Healing, we utilize a person-centered approach. Our work is based on a variety of treatment modalities which are catered toward each client’s individual needs. Our intern clinician Alfat has experience working with children/adolescence and adults. She has an out of pocket fee and open availability Mon-Thursday from 3:30 -7:00pm.

As a group practice, we believe in the importance of guiding clients towards understanding the connection and impact their thoughts have on their feelings, experiences, and behaviors. Together we learn to identify, accept, and challenge these thoughts to adjust your perspective. We also focus on building motivation, implementing mindfulness & self-care into your daily routine.

You are the expert in your life, and we are there beside you to help foster the motivation needed to reach your goals. We believe offering guidance, validation, and support are essential towards the healing process of therapy. There is a strong emphasis on the importance of empathy, compassion, and collaboration. We believe in and trust the collaborative therapeutic process and hope to walk beside you as you talk towards healing!


What services does your practice offer?

Talking Towards Healing MHC is an online therapy group servicing children, adolescence, and adults within the New York area. Sessions are done over a HIPPA compliant platform from the comfort of your own home.

What are your practice's specialties?

The therapists at Talking Towards Healing MHC specialize in a variety of areas including, anxiety, panic attacks, self-esteem and anger management. We have particular special interest in working with children (ages 13+), adolescences/teens, and adults (ages 20+). Our focus is in assisting you to cope with the stressors of every day life. We also address excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety) through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness techniques.

How does payment work at your practice?

At Talking Towards Healing MHC our head clinician, Alexandrea, is in-network with Aetna, Cigna, United Health Care, Oscar Health and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield. She is out of Network with GHI, 1199 and other insurances. Alexandrea utilizes a billing platform to make insurance billing easy. For out-of network, the company Thrizer submits superbills on your behalf and reimburses you the difference of the session within 2-3 weeks! Alexandrea’s out of session fee is $125 for 60-minute sessions and $155 for the initial session. Talking Towards Healing MHC’s intern Clinician Alfat Elsaadi offers an out-of-pocket fee of $60 per 45-minute sessions. Alfat does not accept insurance at this time.

Why should I choose your practice?

Talking Towards Healing MHC is unique in that all of our clinician's are Mental Health Counselors. We specialize in treating anxiety, panic attacks, self-esteem/ self-image concerns and adolescent issues. We strive to make each session client centered and assist in developing goals tailored to each individual client's needs. We practice through an empathic, non-judgmental, humorous and authentic perspective. We believe in and trust the collaborative therapeutic process and hope to walk beside you as you talk towards healing!


Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $50 - $125
  • Initial session: $155 (60min)
  • Grad Student Intern Individual Session: $60 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 3:30-7:00pm
  • Tue 3:30-7:00pm
  • Wed 3:30-7:00pm
  • Thu 3:30-7:00pm
  • Fri 3:30-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Head of Practice's Licensure

New York: 009758