Alison Dee Heuberger

Alison Dee Heuberger


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW
New York Accepting Online
Updated March 20, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Alison Heuberger is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Brooklyn, NY with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. Alison works with those who struggle with the impacts of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, Tourette’s Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders. In treatment she finds many of her clients struggle with feelings of poor self worth so she works through a strength based and solution focused lens to help increase their confidence so they can feel more empowered across multiple settings including relationships, school and self worth.

Alison encourages clients to be introspective, gently prompting them to reflect on memories of their upbringing and their inner beliefs about the ways that they want their lives to function. Through psychodynamic therapy, her clients learn more about themselves and what motivates them. Alison also teaches clients skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) so they can reframe negative thought patterns, including self-criticism by examining their thoughts, beliefs and interpretations of events that cause intense and often unwanted feelings. Alison's clients are introduced to various methods to alter unhealthy thought patterns, resulting in an improved mood and healthier lifestyle. She creates a safe, comfortable environment in each session, put's forth empathy and understanding and uses her real life experiences for validation where appropriate.

Alison earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University. She has worked in many different settings, including hospitals, emergency rooms, as a psychotherapist, and currently she has been working for the Board of Education for over 15 years. With her experience, she brings her knowledge of woking with a vast variety of mental health and emotional challenges. Navigating the maze of the NYC Public School system.


Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation

Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

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


Alison Heuberger is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)


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 4pm-8pm
  • Tue 4pm-8pm
  • Wed 4pm-8pm
  • Thu 4pm-8pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 9am-12pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 21 years

Department of Education NYC, School Social Worker, 2007 - Present
Self Employed , Psychotherapist-private practice, 2004 - Present
Mountainside Hospital, Emergency Room Crisis Counselor-Psychiatric evaluations, 2004 - 2019
Mountain Hospital, In-patient Psychiatric Social Worker, 2002 - 2006

Columbia University, Certificate in Field Instruction, 2008
New York University, Master's in Social Work, 2002
New York University, BFA- Photography, 1992


New York: 075148