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Alessandra Fabris-Tantawi(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
New York
Trauma-Somatization-Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)-Sex Therapy - Couples counseling-Mindfulness-

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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.

Message to clients

Do you feel as if your thoughts and feelings have more control over you than you do your own self? 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?” Let’s change that.

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 breath work, 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.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Private Practice, Psychotherapist
The Ackerman Institute, Post-Graduate Training

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


New York: 095769




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

Somatization - Learning about how one’s emotions impact the body, including becoming aware of what physical symptoms are a result of an emotional manifestation; practicing coping skills to decrease both the physical and emotional discomfort

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events and relationships. Long-term symptoms of PTSD.

Sex Therapy - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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


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

Locations & Hours


Alessandra Fabris-Tantawi is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$175 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$100 - $175
  • Initial session:$275 (50min)
  • Couples sessions:$350 (50min)
  • Family sessions:$350 (50min)

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
Therapist's note

Alessandra is fully private/self-pay, out-of-network and oriented in solidarity and justice pricing practice. I am not in network with any insurance panels. I produce monthly super bills to be submitted for out-of network benefits. You may also use your HSA/FSA accounts to get reimbursed for all or a portion of our sessions. My rate is $175 for individuals, $350 for couples/families. I offer a rate of $150 for Black folks and $190 for Black couples/families. Sliding scale is available for people in financial need and social justice reparations. I'm available for a free 15-minute consultation call to see if we're the right fit. I offer sliding scale to make my offerings accessible, while honoring my work and making a sustainable living. Please Google "The Green Bottle" created by Alexis J. Cunningfolk to help give you clarity on what financial access and capacity you have if you are unsure.

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