Alejandra Schraier is a Psychotherapist with a background in Psychoanalysis. Her training began as a Psychologist in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and in 2006 She graduated from New York University with a Masters degree in Social Work. Additionally, she has completed extensive training Psychoanalysis, and is an active participant with the professional activities of the World Association for Psychoanalysis.
During more than twenty five years of clinical experience Alejandra has worked with adolescents, and adults in various clinical settings including hospitals, private clinics and private practice. She has also worked for almost a decade with prestigious private clinics.
Alejandra has extensive experience working with patients who struggle with anxiety, depression, life transition, family, and relationship problems. Working in New York City for twenty years, she has also gained extensive experience working with a global clientele with cultural diversity.
Alejandra works primarily with a psychodynamic approach that she considers important for helping clients gain insight, a better understanding of themselves, and a better understanding on how their symptoms have manifested and impacted their life. When needed, she also integrates other approaches like cognitive behavioral techniques and mindfulness that can be useful to work with specific symptom o problem.
She maintains an office in both Manhattan and in Montclair, New Jersey.
Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation
LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.
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
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Years of Experience: 27 years
Private Practice , Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapist , 1997 - Present
Metropolitan Center For Mental Health , Child and Adult Psychotherapist , 2011 - 2015
Catholic Charities , Child and adult Psychotherapist , 2001 - 2006
Neuropsychological Psychiatric Instituto , Individual, couple and Family Psychologist , 1997 - 2000
Villa Guadalupe , Group Psychotherapist , 1993 - 1997
New York University , Master in Social Work , 2006
EOL-World Association for Psychoanalysis , Psychoanalysis , 1998
University of Buenos Aires , Bachelor and Master in Psychology , 1995
New York: 86593