Alair Altiero, Therapist in Reading, Pennsylvania — Zencare
Alair   Altiero

Alair Altiero

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Practice: Grow Therapy
Pennsylvania Accepting Online
Reading Not Accepting In-person
Updated November 8, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Mood disorders

Professional statement

There are times in all our lives when things just do not seem to be working for us anymore. During these difficult times, it is helpful to have support and guidance by a trained professional. I see psychotherapy as a process of discovery between two people that can yield great personal growth and transformation. My name is Dr. Alair Altiero and I aim to promote a safe, supportive and trusting psychotherapeutic relationship that facilitates the exploration of areas of difficulty, hurt, and vulnerability. I work to guide my clients to have insights into their own unproductive behaviors from new perspectives, have increased confidence, and gain self-acceptance. I ask probing questions and point out inconsistencies while providing feedback, advice, insights, and observations.

Message to clients

I have 15+ years of experience helping people from varied backgrounds with a range of challenges. I specialize in assisting people overcome depression and anxiety, change repeated unproductive behaviors, cope with medical problems, work with and through the emotional journey associated with grief/loss and improve their relationships with others. I know that reaching out for help can be hard, and that many people put it off for a long time. However, I believe that you owe it to yourself (and the people you love) to take this first step toward a happier, peaceful and meaningful life.


Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (60min)
  • Initial session: $120 (60min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (Pennsylvania)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7 AM to 9 PM
  • Tue 7 AM to 9 PM
  • Wed 7 AM to 9 PM
  • Thu 7 AM to 9 PM
  • Fri 7 AM to 9 PM
  • Sat 7 AM to 9 PM
  • Sun 7 AM to 9 PM

Reading practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 17 years

Behavioral Health Choices, Psychotherapist, 2021 - Present

Capella University, PhD, 2014


Pennsylvania: CW017553