Alexander  Beznes

Alexander Beznes

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for afternoon, evening, & daytime appointments in Greenwich Village practice (updated November 13, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Identity development
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Alexander Beznes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Greenwich Village, NYC who specializes in identity development, relationships, anxiety disorders, depression, and challenges surrounding masculinity. He particularly enjoys working with creative individuals, like musicians, writers, and actors, and has extensive experience working with men. Alexander also welcomes individuals across the lifespan to his practice.

Alexander’s treatment approach is grounded in relational therapy, but he utilizes other modalities whenever appropriate, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or mindfulness practices. His sessions are client-led, and he lets them drive the conversation. Alexander enjoys helping his clients learn new habits surrounding time management, boundary setting, work-life balance, etc. He helps individuals get in touch with their own needs and better understand what they want out life. He also works with his clients to strengthen their mind-body connection and develop self-care routines that will ultimately improve their quality of life.

Alexander wants each of his clients to get in touch with their own voice and agency and feel more comfortable expressing themselves in all aspects of life, including with friends and family and in the workplace. He received his MSW from New York University’s Silver School of Social Work and completed his post-grad training in Relational Psychoanalytical Therapy. His office is conveniently located a short walk from NYU.


Message to clients

I work with people who are searching for an authentic and interactive therapist who will help them resolve underlying issues that lead them to feel unfulfilled in their life and dissatisfied in their relationships. I hope to create an open, validating, and collaborative space that will allow you to freely explore your difficulties while also challenging you in a non-confrontational way.


Specialties

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

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

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values

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


General expertise


Insurance

Alexander Beznes is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (45-50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (45-50min)
  • Couples sessions: $225 (55min)
  • Initial couples session: $225 (55min)

Therapist's note

Alexander also offers a sliding scale ($175-$225) for couples who need a reduced fee to receive sessions.

Unfortunately, Alexander is unable to provide a sliding scale for individuals or couples for evening appointments after 5pm. For evening appointments after 7pm, the fee for an individual session is $175.

Alexander can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Greenwich Village practice

412 6th Avenue

Suite 603

New York, NY 10011

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 11:00am-9:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present
Fifth Avenue Counseling Center, 2013 - 2018

The Stephen Mitchell Relational Center, Certification in Relational Psychotherapy, 2017
New York University, Silver School of Social Work, MSW, 2014
New York University, BA, 2009


Languages

  • English
  • Russian

Client testimonials

Zencare client

Alexander was a great listener and made me feel at ease and ready to embark on therapy.


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