Alessandra Tantawi, Therapist in New York, New York — Zencare
Alessandra  Tantawi
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Alessandra Tantawi

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Resilience Lab
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Accepting In-person
Updated May 17, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Women’s mental health
  • Mindfulness

Professional statement

My clientele ranges from women of all ages, to adolescents, families and couples. My approach is strength-based, trauma-informed and rooted in mindfulness. I meet you where you are, support you to identify your goals and create a plan to guide you to become the best version of yourself. During my time at Columbia University I focused my studies on how race impacts identity formulation, trauma-informed practices to best support clients and mindfulness. My post-graduate training was at the Ackerman Institute where I formalized my passion for couples and family therapy. Wherever you are is where you are meant to be. I help you understand yourself in new ways and gain insight as to where you are going. My office based in Chelsea, New York but we will meet virtually for the time being due to COVID-19.


Message to clients

Do you feel as if your thoughts and feelings have more control over you than you do your own self? Let’s change that. Do you find yourself disappointed in your relationships? Are you in a relationship but feel stuck? Do you find yourself dating the same “type” of a person over and over again? Are you sexually dissatisfied? You are not alone. Oftentimes we find ourselves stuck and trapped in a vicious cycle of self-sabotage, guilt, shame, and then the consequential question, “how did I end up back here?”

Not all thoughts are truths and not all feelings have to hold meaning. Let me support you in your self-discovery of undoing systems of power such as the patriarchy and racism within us that keep us feeling confined. I am here to help you break this cycle of feeling disappointed with yourself and other people. Our work together will inspire you to reconnect with your truth, mind, body, and spirit. Through intentional breathwork, mindfulness, trauma processing and inner-child healing let’s come together to bring you back home to yourself.

My specialties include anxiety, depression, women empowerment, sex therapy, and couples therapy. Ultimately, my goal as a therapist is to facilitate a nonjudgmental, safe space to make certain you are seen, heard, and held. You are strong. You are beautiful. You are not broken. You are exactly where you are meant to be. Let’s do this.


Specialties

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Women’s mental health - Expertise in working with adult women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (45min)

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:

  • Super billing
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
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Flatiron District practice
928 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, New York 10010
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 10:00am-6:00pm

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 10:00am-6:00pm

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2020 - Present
The Ackerman Institute, 2019 - 2020

Columbia Univeristy, LMSW, 2019
Ithaca College, M.Ed, 2016
Ithaca College, BA, Sociology, 2016


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Alessandra was so warm and wonderful to talk to! She made me feel seen and welcome, and she met me where I was at in terms of finances."
- Zencare client • February 2021
"Alessandra is a wonderful therapist! She is warm, caring, and compassionate! Highly recommend."
- Zencare client • October 2020