Alison  Mann

Alison Mann


Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Master of Social Work, MSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Updated September 2, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Body image
  • Eating disorders & disordered eating
  • Self-esteem
  • Skin picking (excoriation)
  • Trichotillomania (hair pulling)

Professional statement

Alison Mann is a licensed master social worker who is serving clients in New York. Her practice approach is a balance of examining thought and behavioral patterns, skill building, and providing space for reflective growth. Ultimately, Alison’s goal is to empower you along your journey to live your most authentic life.

She is passionate about working with individuals in adolescence through adulthood who are navigating issues with, but not limited to, anxiety, body image, disordered eating behaviors, athletic pressures, depression, body focused repetitive behaviors, ADD/ADHD and more. Alison uses an integrative approach drawing from numerous therapeutic modalities to tailor treatment to each client’s specific needs and goals. Some of these modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, solution-focused and mindfulness. Alison also has additional training in Mirror Exposure Therapy and CBT-E, for the treatment of Eating Disorders & body image. She believes that everyone is a unique individual and deserves a unique treatment plan to match.

Originally from New Jersey, Alison received her Bachelor of Social Work from Ramapo College of New Jersey before going to New York University for her Master of Social Work. In her spare time she volunteers mentoring young girls who have Alopecia, an autoimmune disorder causing hair loss, and is an advocate for spreading awareness about Alopecia. She also developed the Hair Loss Diary, a therapeutic journal for people with hair loss. Alison is also an advocate for Health at Every Size principles and intuitive eating. Prior to this work, Alison has experience working with adults with intellectual disabilities and adolescents/young adults as a school social worker.

Message to clients

Have you ever felt held back in becoming the most authentic version of yourself? Maybe you’re feeling set back by unrealistic societal standards or stuck in unwanted behavioral patterns that you can’t seem to shake? It is possible you have already experienced the freedom of stepping into your own authentic power, but you would like to feel that way all the time. I’m here to tell you, you can!

I offer a warm, non-judgmental space for us to work together and explore how your life experiences may have led you to feel unable to reach your full potential. My approach balances having space for reflective growth while also identifying concrete skills and coping tools tailored to your unique goals. Whether you are trying to overcome diet culture, tackle anxiety, or just figure out who you are, I am here to guide and empower you on this journey. I look forward to working with you and providing the safe space needed to help you thrive.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception.

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Skin picking (excoriation) - Support around tolerating anxiety, stress, and boredom; reduction or elimination of compulsive skin-picking behaviors; strategies for developing alternative coping mechanisms.

Trichotillomania (hair pulling) - Support around tolerating anxiety, stress, and boredom; reduction or elimination of compulsive hair-pulling behaviors; strategies for developing alternative coping mechanisms.


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


Alison Mann is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $225 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $225
  • Initial session: $265 (60min)

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
  • Venmo
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

While we are an out of network practice, many don't realize their out of network benefits may cover up to 60-80% of the session fee depending on the plan. During a free consultation call I would be happy to explain how you can find out what out of network coverage you may have! We also offer sliding scale fees $125-225, please never hesitate to ask for a sliding scale fee.


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 11am-7pm
  • Tue 11am-7pm
  • Wed 11am-7pm
  • Thu 11am-7pm
  • Fri 10am-6pm
  • Sat n/a
  • Sun n/a

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 1 year

HLW Therapy, Therapist, 2023 - Present
Aid by Ali, Founder, 2022 - Present
Resilience Lab, Therapist, 2022 - 2023
Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management, School Social Worker, 2021 - 2022
Body Positive Therapy NYC, Clinical Social Work Intern, 2021 - 2022
Bridges Support Coordination, Clinical Social Work Intern, 2020 - 2021

New York University, MSW, 2022
Ramapo College of New Jersey, BSW, 2021


New York: 116936