Alexandra  Cattaruzza

Alexandra Cattaruzza

Licensed Psychologist, LP

Master of Science, MS

Fellow of the International Psychoanalytic Association, FIPA

Accepting new clients for morning & daytime appointments in Flatiron District practice (updated November 13, 2019)

Accepting new clients for morning & daytime appointments in Dumbo practice (updated October 28, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • Infertility counseling
  • Transition to new motherhood
  • Postpartum depression

Professional statement

Alexandra Cattaruzza is a Licensed Psychoanalyst with offices in Manhattan’s Flatiron district and Dumbo, Brooklyn. She specializes in working with adults in their 20s & 30s, particularly women, during times of stress and change, when their relationships, sense of self, and roles at work and home may be tested. Her practice focuses on raising awareness of unconscious patterns that limit her patients’ ability to connect to themselves and others. By gaining new insight, Alexandra empowers her patients to regain control over complex emotions and take decisive actions that move them towards the life they desire.

In addition to her work with patients experiencing general anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges, Alexandra also has a special interest in supporting pregnant women and new parents. Having received extensive experience in a parent-infant psychoanalytic training program, she is passionate about helping patients balance mood challenges and find a renewed connection with their infant and their inner self.

Supportive and nonjudgmental, Alexandra is deeply committed to helping her patients understand and overcome the obstacles that hold them back. Having completed parts of her training in South America and Europe, Alexandra is sensitive to the impact of culture on identity and well-being, and is dedicated to maintaining an inclusive practice. She welcomes new patients at both office locations, accessible from the York Street and 28th St subway stations


Message to clients

Pregnancy is a time of transformation as changes take place in the future mother’s body, relationships, social and work life and in her environment. She has to adjust to her rapidly changing world and for this transition to go smoothly preparation is needed. Once the baby arrives, the parents have to grapple with adjusting to a new little human whose survival depends on them. This is a fragile time for both parents and baby.

Prevention is an important part of my work, as difficulties during pregnancy and the postnatal period can have long lasting negative effects on the baby’s emotional development. If we can process difficulties early on, things can move along quickly and smoothly, getting parents and baby on track to a healthy and happy experience.


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

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety

Relationships - 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

Infertility counseling - Understanding infertility interventions and solutions; support during decision-making processes; coping with fertility problems and pregnancy loss

Transition to new motherhood - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including managing changes to mood, identity, work-life, relationships, and self-esteem

Postpartum depression - Coping with persistent feelings of sadness, exhaustion, and/or being overwhelmed after the birth of a child; developing strategies for more positive thought patterns and behaviors


General expertise


Insurance

Alexandra Cattaruzza 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: $250 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $250
  • Initial session: $300 (60min)

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Flatiron District practice

1133 Broadway

Suite 1120

New York, NY 10010

Hours
  • Mon 1:00pm-7:00pm
  • Tue 7:30am-2:30pm
  • Wed 7:30am-6:00pm
  • Thu 7:30am-2:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Dumbo practice

68 Jay Street

Suite 409

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-1:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 8:00am-1:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2006 - Present
The Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (MITPP), Faculty and Supervisor
Harlem Family Institute, Faculty and Supervisor (edited)
Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR), Faculty, Supervisor, and Psychoanalyst, 2016
Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR), Parent-Infant Psychotherapy, 2012
The Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (MITPP), Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 2004

New School University, Creative Arts Therapy, 2002
Universidad El Bosque, Child Psychological Assessment, 1999
Universidad de Los Andes, Psychologist, 1997


Languages

  • English
  • Spanish