Alison Proft, Therapist in New York — Zencare
Alison A. Proft
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Alison A. Proft

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Psychoanalyst, LP Master of Science, MS
New York Accepting Online

I offer remote tele-therapy on Zoom.

Updated May 30, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress management
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

Alison Proft is a Licensed Psychoanalyst offers the convenience of remote tele-therapy in New York, who works with individuals across the lifespan, with a focus on the LGBTQIA community. Many of Alison's clients come to therapy when they are experiencing issues around coming-out; gender identity or relationships. Alison is particularly passionate about serving the LGBTQIA community having served the community for decades and truly understands the history and the struggles of the individuals that come into treatment.

Alison is trained in a psychoanalytic approach which uses verbal and non-verbal communication to uncover the unconscious blocks that may be affecting the client's behavior and personality. Alison focuses on the therapeutic relationship as an essential tool to promote emotional growth and healthy functioning through changes in the client's character. This approach supports clients to help identify the cause of fears of behaviors that are disrupting their life and develop strategies to increase healthy functioning.

Alison's style is eclectic; interactive, non-judgmental and meets the client where they are at now and where they want to go. As a psychoanalyst, Alison is sensitive to the influences of past experiences on present challenges, and works closely with clients to reframe the narrative of their life in order for them to become their best selves and lead a more authentic life. Alison is committed to maintaining a diverse, equitable and inclusive practice, which serves as a safe harbor for LGBTQ people and people of the global majority.

Alison received her Certification in Psychoanalysis from the Blanton-Peale Institute and Counseling Cener and is a Licensed Psychoanalyst in New York State. She is currently a Clinical Staff Therapist at Blanton-Peale and has a private practice which enables her to have significant experience having served clients in all five boroughs in New York.


Message to clients

I understand how challenging it can be to find a therapist that you feel comfortable with and is a good fit. The search can be daunting and overwhelming in today's busy world, especially when you're in need of support. I build my practice around creating a safe, secure environment where you will be seen, heard and listened to no matter your struggles, background or needs. I offer the convenience of remote sessions to help make therapy a core component of your self-care calendar.

I always say it's brave to know that you are in need of some help, to take the first step and make that first call. Step into your new life as we start this therapeutic journey together. I won't tell you what to do, but I can walk with you and support you on your journey to becoming your best self- your true authentic self.

If you are looking for a therapist who has been where you are, contact me today.

Welcome!


Specialties

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

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - 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

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Alison Proft 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: $125 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $125
  • Initial session: $125 (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
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

I will provide you with a Superbill receipt after your payment is processed to submit to your insurance if you have out-of-network benefits, or if you have a health savings account you would like to use. The Superbill will have all the codes on it that your insurance company will need. I recommend that you call your insurance company to ask what percentage they REIMBURSE (not cover) for out-of-network counseling benefits. Don't forget to ask your insurance company where you can forward your Superbill receipt in order to obtain that reimbursement. Please keep in mind it is very plan-specific (not company specific) as to how much you are able to get reimbursed. Hope this helps!


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 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Tue 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Wed 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Private Practice, 2022 - Present
Blanton-Peale Institute and Counseling Center, Clinical Therapist, 2016 - Present

Blanton-Peale Institute and Counseling Center, Psychoanalysis, 2019
Mercy College, MS Counseling w/Distinction, 2005


Licensure

New York: 001104


Languages

English