Alejandro  Cervantes

Alejandro Cervantes


Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Open-Minded Therapy LCSW, PLLC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Not Accepting Online
Valley Stream Not Accepting In-person

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available New York therapists on Zencare.

Updated September 6, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Men's health
  • Emotion regulation

Professional statement

Alejandro Cervantes is a Licensed Master Social Worker located in New York, NY. Alejandro works with clients who are ready to make major changes in their lives so that they can feel great fulfillment. Many of his clients would like to live more authentically, as well as improve their coping skills. He enjoys helping clients process through difficult experiences, including letting go of painful memories and learning from their pasts. He also enjoys helping clients of all backgrounds to grow their self-esteem and to discover what it feels like to internalize worthiness.

Therapy with Alejandro begins by building a strong therapeutic relationship. Alejandro strives to affirm clients’ experiences, beliefs, thoughts, and feelings. However, he might push back on instances of self-criticism or self-doubt. He teaches clients elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which connects thoughts, feelings, and actions as well as Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT), which identifies and changes negative thinking patterns and pushes for positive behavioral changes. Clients learn how to ignore or disprove cognitive distortions, which often lead to emotions like anger, frustration, disappointment, or anxiety. He also teaches clients how to ground themselves in their minds and bodies through mindfulness training, whose strategies can be useful in everyday life.

Alejandro earned a Master’s degree in Social Work in Hunter College. His goal is to help clients break free from making the same mistakes over and over again by introducing new healthy behaviors, perspectives, and relationships. He is an ally to his clients and his style is relatable and down-to-earth. On his off time, he enjoys watching movies, going to the gym, and traveling around the world to meet new people.

Message to clients

As someone who grew up in New York City, I have met many people of different backgrounds. Every encounter was a precious moment that I collectively gathered and turned into life lessons and experiences. As a result, I have now become not just a therapist, but a mentor and a coach.

I am more than willing to devote all of my attention and care to your needs every week. You will not just be getting a therapist, but someone authentically invested in helping you change your life for the better. I will serve as a guide for you to seek self-fulfillment and self-actualization.


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

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

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect

Men's health - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients


  • Aetna
  • Brighton Health Plans / Magnacare
  • Cigna
  • Evernorth
  • Healthfirst
  • Northwell Direct
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • SEIU
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $185 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $120 - $185

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:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Zelle
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week


Online Sessions (New York)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11am - 1pm
  • Tue 12pm - 3pm
  • Wed 10am - 8:30pm
  • Thu 10am - 8:30pm
  • Fri 11am - 4:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Valley Stream practice
70 East Sunrise Highway , Suite #500, Valley Stream , New York 11581
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 12pm - 2pm
  • Tue 9am - 12pm
  • Wed 10am - 8:30pm
  • Thu 10am - 8:30pm
  • Fri 11am - 3pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Open-Minded Therapy, LCSW, PLLC, Psychotherapist , 2022 - Present

Hunter College , MSW , 2019


New York: 108883