Alison Abrams, Therapist in New York, New York — Zencare
Alison  Abrams

Alison Abrams

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW Master of Education, EdM Master of Arts, MA Practice: Resilience Lab
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Not Accepting In-person
Updated June 9, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Learning disabilities
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Alison is a patient, attentive, and process-oriented therapist. From a strengths-based perspective and using a variety of methods to support her clients, Alison will work with you to build and apply coping strategies to help you tolerate, minimize, and deal with your stressors in life. She will teach, model, and support you as you apply skills that will foster greater self-awareness, strengthen communication, nourish self-esteem, and expand your awareness of how to control troubling symptoms so that you can feel better, function better, and heal.

Prior to becoming a social worker and psychotherapist in 2015, Alison was a certified teacher of children and adolescents with special needs in NY and CT, with a focus on those who had moderate to severe learning disabilities. She learned from the inside out the many short and long-term social, emotional, and psychological implications and challenges not only for these children, but also for their siblings, parents, and extended families, and worked with them to develop purposeful skills to help navigate their daily lives, observe and interact with their environments, identify and communicate their needs effectively, develop better relationships both within and beyond the confines of family, problem-solve, build meaningful support systems, and to gain an overall stronger sense of self.

It was here that Alison decided to take her valuable life and professional experiences out of the classroom and into the mental health arena. She returned to New York University’s Silver School of Social Work, earning her MSW. Since then, she has worked with children, teens, and adults of all ages in a variety of mental health settings, including community clinics, psychiatric hospitals, assisted living communities, residential facilities, and schools, to help support them on their individual personal journeys.

Alison is currently offering virtual sessions with daytime and evening availability.


Message to clients

Brené Brown says, “Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” It takes courage and strength to ask for help, to explore the place of vulnerability. As a psychotherapist and former teacher, I work with teens and adults of all ages who choose to show up and are willing to work in partnership with me to identify, better understand, and navigate life's challenges.

Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or depression. Maybe you are repeatedly struggling with relationship issues, either within or beyond the confines of your family, that lead to the same conflicts again and again. Do you need help working through life transitions -- such as loss or disappointment, illness, graduation, separation/divorce, death of a meaningful relationship? Is trauma preventing you from moving towards a life worth living?

If you find it difficult to manage the emotional curveballs life throws your way, come talk to me. Together, we will learn more about the root causes of your difficulties so that you can build meaningful, more fulfilling relationships -- with your family, friends, partner, co-workers, and most importantly, with yourself. By bringing hope, safety, compassion, and a good sense of humor to our work, I will help you feel more grounded. Together we will build a repertoire of effective coping strategies that will help you to move toward a more comfortable, empowered, and liberated place within yourself. I believe you can do it.

Schedule a free consultation to learn more.


Specialties

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

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

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

Learning disabilities - Developing strategies for successful learning specific to one’s unique strengths and challenges

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $175

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
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note


Location(s)

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 10am-7pm
  • Tue 11am-8pm
  • Wed 11am-6pm
  • Thu 1apm-8pm
  • Fri 10 am-6pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Flatiron District practice
928 Broadway, New York, New York 10010
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Resilience Lab, Psychotherapist, 2021 - Present
Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, Administrative Social Work Supervisor, 2019 - 2021
Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, Therapist/Social Worker, 2017 - 2019
St. Vincent's Hospital/Partial Hospitalization Program, Therapist, 2016 - 2017
Family & Children's Agency, Social Work Intern, 2014 - 2015
Hebrew Hospital Home, Social Work Intern, 2013 - 2014

Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), 2019
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Servcies, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviorial Therapy (TF-CBT), 2018
New York University Silver School of Social Work, MSW, 2015
Teachers College, Columbia University, Ed.M (Education), 1995
Teachers College, Columbia University, MA, 1995
Union College (Schenectady NY), BS (Psychology), 1987


Licensure

New York: 089714


Languages

English