Alexa  Michl
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Alexa Michl


Masters of Business Administration, MBA Psychologist, PsyD
New York Accepting Online
Updated February 1, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Life transitions
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Dr. Alexa Michl is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in part time private practice in NYC, where she works with students and professionals seeking to deepen their understanding of themselves and facilitate meaningful changes in their lives. Many of her clients are facing existential crises that feel distressing, isolating or paralyzing. These life questions often lead to anxiety and depressive symptoms, as well as tense relationships with loved ones. Dr. Michl's goal is to help her clients alleviate suffering and individuate, i.e. find new awareness, tap into unlived potential, and transform their suffering into new, creative paths forward.

Therapy sessions with Dr. Michl are custom-tailored to her client's needs, delicately balancing deeper, insight-oriented work with skills-based approaches to reduce painful symptoms. Alexa is gentle, engaged and pragmatic. She works to help clients experience symptom relief quickly, through practical anxiety and emotional distress coping techniques, while also exploring the root cause of their suffering. She will actively collaborate with her clients to gain new insights into their relationship patterns, and free themselves from past traumatic experiences and ineffective coping strategies.

Dr. Michl also offers Jungian therapy, which focuses on deep psychological growth. Pioneered by Dr Carl Jung as a response to people's increased isolation and society's push for increased specialization, the focus is connecting to one's inner source of healing through the individuating process and becoming more whole.

Originally from Austria, Alexa grew up in France, South Africa and New York, and is fluent in French and German. As a queer woman, she offers diversity, LGBTQ & gender affirming therapy, and as an immigrant, she works with many international clients acclimating to the US. She also works part-time as a Clinical Supervisor at the Yale Initiative for LGBTQ mental health.

Message to clients

Thank you for visiting my webpage – Deciding to invest time and energy in therapy is a big decision! While you may feel frightened or vulnerable in seeking help, reaching out and connecting is an act of courage that can (paradoxically!) lead to greater independence and happiness.

Research has shown that the single, biggest success factor in therapy is FIT – i.e. how comfortable and secure you feel with your therapist.

During our initial meeting, my goal is to better understand your goals, and answer any questions and concerns you may have about the therapy process. If for whatever reason you decide that we are not a good fit, I will do my best based on our conversation and my initial assessment to connect you to someone who is. I look forward to meeting you!


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (55min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

I will provide a super bill for your insurance provider if I am out of network for you.


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 8-4pm
  • Tue 8-4pm
  • Wed 8-4pm
  • Thu 8-4pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, Psychologist, 2021 - Present
New York University - Counseling Center, Psychologist, 2019 - 2021
Private Practice in Colorado, Psychologist, 2018 - 2019
New York University - Counseling Center, Psychologist Post Doc, 2017 - 2018
Mt Sinai Beth Israel, Psychology Intern, 2016 - 2017
Manhattan VA, Psychology Extern, 2015 - 2016
Fordham Counseling Center, Psychology Extern, 2014 - 2015
Ferkauf MH Clinic, Psychology Extern, 2012 - 2015
Yale/CHEST LGBTQ Center, Psychology Extern, 2013 - 2014
McGraw Hill Companies, Information & Media Snr Director, 2006 - 2012
Mgt & Strategy Consulting (Accenture, Towers Perrin..), various consulting positions, 1997 - 2005

Ferkauf Grad Sch of Psych/Einstein Medical Sch, Psyd, 2017
Columbia Business School, MBA, 2001
Cornell Engineering School, BS, 1996


New York: 023105