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.