Alexander Rascovar is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the West Village in Manhattan who specializes in working with young professionals in the performing arts and creative industries to overcome anxiety and self-doubt that gets in the way of their own success and high performance. He also has experience working with people who have had a history of trauma or difficult relationship experiences and need help healing from these challenging experiences.
Alex works from a relational approach that prioritizes the close partnership and sense of emotional safety cultivated between him and his clients in therapy. He also incorporates mindfulness practices which helps clients learn how to get more in touch with what is going on in their body, be kinder with their emotions and get unstuck from the thoughts in their head.
He received his Masters in Social Work from Smith College. Prior to going into private practice, he worked as a Substance Abuse Specialist and a Family Specialist for two different New York City-based ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) Teams. This evidence-based practice provided him with strong skills in working with challenging clinical issues like substance use, trauma, anxiety, depression, and family relationship issues. Now at his office steps away from NYU in the West Village, he greatly enjoys more insight and exploratory-based work in private practice with his clients and looks forward to connecting with you.
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
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Creative blocks - Rediscovering lost performance and/or creativity; working through creative blocks
Men's health - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Alexander Rascovar is not in-network with any insurances.
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Glass Lake Counseling, 2018 - Present
Metropolitan Hospital ACT Team, Substance Use Specialist, 2016 - 2019
Bronx Bridge ACT Team, Family Specialist, 2015 - 2016
Smith College, MSW, 2015
Sarah Lawrence College, BA, 2004