Alex  Piorkowski

Alex Piorkowski

She/Her/Hers

Mental Health Counselor - Limited Permit, MHC-LP Practice: Resilience Lab Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Not Accepting In-person

Please note that at this time, I'm unable to accept Medicare or Medicaid plans.

Updated January 31, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma
  • Attachment issues

Professional statement

Alex’s work is focused on promoting the mental health and well-being of young adults and adults. She has clinical experience working with a wide range of clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, sexual and emotional trauma, low self-esteem, body image, and family/intimate relationship issues. She is passionate about helping clients get curious about their needs and get more out of their lives.

Alex’s approach is rooted in psychodynamic therapy, which emphasizes understanding the impact our past has on our present behavior. She works to help clients build insight and move from self-criticism towards self-compassion and acceptance. In working with her, she aims to help her clients foster a deeper connection with themselves and the world around them. Her experience in other modes of therapy like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gestalt Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and mindfulness practices allows her to tailor treatment to fit each individual's needs.

The foundation of Alex’s work with clients is the therapeutic relationship. She strives to create a space where her clients feel seen, understood, and free from judgement. Safety and connection is paramount in order to begin the work of therapy. From there, her focus shifts to helping her clients identify patterns and ways of thinking that may be preventing them from growing into their most authentic selves. She believes that connecting those patterns to earlier experiences empowers her clients to make choices that better align with their goals and values.


Message to clients

If the last few years have taught us anything, it's that we all need a strong support network in order to thrive. For many of us, light was shed on areas of our lives that we would like to improve upon. Whether it's a strained relationship with a parent, building back self-esteem after a break-up, or even just learning how to feel safe in a scary world, everyone could use some help. Working with a therapist can increase your ability to make positive changes that will bring more satisfaction and stability to your life.

Your connection with your therapist is integral to the work you'll do together, and choosing one can be the most difficult part of your mental health journey. I encourage you to reach out and speak to as many as possible until you find the right fit. If you're curious about working with me, I would love to hear from you and learn more about your needs.


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

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

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

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • University of California Berkeley Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet Student)
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $25 - $150

Location(s)

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 9am-6pm
  • Tue 9am-6pm
  • Wed 9am-6pm
  • Thu 9am-6pm
  • Fri 9am-6pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Flatiron District practice
928 Broadway, Suite 500, New York, New York 10010
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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 2 years

Resilience Lab, Therapist, 2022 - Present
Henry Street Settlement Community Consultation Center, Mental Health Counseling Intern, 2021 - 2022

CUNY - Brooklyn College, MA Mental Health Counseling, 2022


Licensure

New York: 118200-01


Languages

English