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Alice Ellerbeck

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York
Anxiety-Depression-LGBTQ-related issues-Life transitions-Mindfulness-Trauma-
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Professional statement

Alice Ellerbeck is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with adults in New York City as they navigate moments of stress, isolation, and change. Many of Alice’s clients come in when they're facing significant life transitions, such as figuring out the next steps in their careers or coping with the end of a long-term relationship. Alice is particularly skilled in helping clients reduce the symptoms of anxiety through a mindfulness-based approach, calming the brain and body when faced with stress caused by challenges at work or in interpersonal relationships.

Alice is passionate about guiding clients in making decisions, particularly when it comes to their careers. Her goal is to help clients find clarity, and move in the direction of meaningful work, all while dealing with the practicalities of life in the city. She also specializes in working with clients around their relationships, whether with intimate partners or their families, helping them to cultivate a strong sense of self-worth and healthy boundaries.

Alice’s therapeutic approach is rooted in both mindfulness practices and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, helping clients gain new insight while equipping them with self-care skills they can use in their daily life. Her style is active, warm, and engaged.

Alice holds a special place in her practice for members of the LGBTQ-community; her office is a safe, non-judgmental, and accepting place for people of all gender identities and sexual orientations. Alice cares deeply about each of her clients, and enjoys working with each individual to achieve lasting personal satisfaction and growth

Message to clients

If you are struggling to succeed in work or school, having problems with relationships, dealing with anxiety, depression or loneliness, therapy can help you to get unstuck so that you can feel stronger and more in control of your life.   In my practice, I work to create a safe space where you can explore the things that are getting in your way, as well as identify the strengths that you already possess.  

Together we can work to discover old patterns of relating that may be holding you back from feeling confident and being able to achieve your goals.  My style is warm and empathic. I believe in the power of therapy to help you heal, grow, and become your best self. 

Work and Education

Training Institute for Mental Health, Psychotherapist
Blanton-Peale Institute, Psychotherapist
New York City Department of Education, School Psychologist

Training Institute for Mental Health, Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 2019
New York University Silver School of Social Work, MSW, 2016
Brooklyn College, MSEd, 1992


New York: 88913




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

LGBTQ-related issues - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

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

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

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)

Locations & Hours


    Alice Ellerbeck is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

    • Aetna
    • Oscar Health
    • Oxford Health Plans
    • United Healthcare

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

    Out-of-pocket fees

    • Individual sessions:$200 (45min)
    • Sliding scale:$150 - $200
    • Initial session:$200 (45min)

    Additional session information

    Out-of-network billing options

    This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

    • Super billing
    Payment options
    • Check
    • Credit Card
    • Debit Card
    Session frequency

    Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

    • Weekly
    • Multiple times a week

    Book a Free Initial Consultation

    The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

    This provider has no upcoming call times available.