Zev  Alexander

Zev Alexander

Psychiatrist, MD

Master of Medical Science, MMSc

Accepting new clients for morning, daytime, evening, and weekend appointments; offers telepsychiatry and remote video sessions only (updated November 16, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety and panic issues
  • Mood disorders
  • Couples counseling
  • Relationships
  • Career counseling

Professional statement

Dr. Zev Alexander is an Adult Psychiatrist in New York City who specializes in Telepsychiatry, Psychotherapy, and medication management. He sees individuals and couples across the lifespan for-a variety of issues, including anxiety and mood disorders and career and relationship challenges.

After completing his training at the New York Psychoanalytical Institute, Dr. Alexander has an expertise in combining talk therapy with medication management. He is interested in meeting patients where they are at helping with their specific symptoms and struggles by developing an individualized treatment plan that is determined by a client’s needs and goals. He believes the purpose of treatment is to help people understand how their minds work and the way in which thoughts, feelings, and actions are connected to the choices they make in their current daily life. Through the sessions, patterns emerge in one’s awareness that enable one to gain more control over their choices in their relationships, their work, and the way in which they make life meaningful. He also works with couples via online video conferencing.

Dr. Alexander completed his adult psychiatry residency at New York University Langone Medical Center and received both his MD and BA from Brown University. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Israel and wrote a master’s thesis on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and resilience.


Message to clients

We are all complicated and our lives and stories make us who we are today. I believe that being in therapy is a chance to look at ourselves and adjust how we approach opportunities and explore what is getting in the way of our success and gratification. I am a psychiatrist who prefers to work with patients more frequently and more deeply than just prescribing medications. When people ask me what I specialize in I try and explain that my speciality as a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst is my approach. The technique is to work together and explore what brings you to treatment and then as our relationship develops, it is possible the goals will change, the so called diagnosis may shift, and we may move in a new direction. It is a dynamic process and we both must remain open and curious. The approach of looking deeper can help with more than just having less symptoms, it enables real personality, behavior, and life changes. I have a particular interest in couples therapy. I offer telepsychiatry at flexible times.


Specialties

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

Mood disorders - Depression, dysthymia (mild depression), bipolar disorder, hormone-related mood issues, i.e. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and postpartum depression, adjustment disorder with depression

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance


General expertise


Insurance

Zev Alexander is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $475 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $225 - $475
  • Initial session: $475 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $600 (60min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Alexander can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Online therapy (New York) practice
Hours
  • Mon By appointment
  • Tue By appointment
  • Wed By appointment
  • Thu By appointment
  • Fri By appointment
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun By appointment

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2009 - Present

New York Psychoanalytic Institute, 2009 - 2016

New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2009 - 2010

New York University and Bellevue Hospital General Adult Psychiatry Residency, 2005 - 2009

Fulbright Scholarship to Israel, 2003 - 2005

Brown University Medical School, 1999 - 2003

Brown University, BA 1993 - 1997


Languages

  • English
  • Hebrew

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