Alissa  Mallow
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Alissa Mallow

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R Doctor of Social Work, DSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Updated December 1, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma
  • Clinical supervision

Professional statement

Dr. Alissa Mallow is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a virtual psychotherapy practice in New York State so adults (ages 18 and older) can have access to therapy. Many of her clients are struggling with depression, anxiety, and histories of trauma which impact their relationships with others and led to feelings of low self-esteem, uncertainty in decision-making, and an overall sense of 'unwellness'. Dr. Mallow's style is collaborative, authentic, and non-judgmental. When clients first start therapy, she will work to understand the client's past history, their successes, challenges, and current stresses which led them to seek therapy. Through exploration of current and past challenges and successes, using insight-oriented and skills-based approaches, the person can not only develop new ways of coping and feeling better and improve their relationships with others and restore a sense of 'wellness' and balance to their lives.

Having worked in large tertiary care hospitals during the course of her career, Dr. Mallow is uniquely skilled in working with those experiencing depression and anxiety related to medical diagnoses and chronic conditions, as well as working with couples struggling with infertility and pregnancy loss.

One of Dr. Mallow's favorite quotes comes from the theorist, Harry Stack Sullivan who said "your emotional life is not written in cement during childhood. You write each chapter as you go along". It is her honor to partner with her clients in the writing of their new chapters.


Message to clients

The decision to seek therapy is a courageous one. I believe it is a message of hope and encouragement you give yourself so you can feel better and less powerless in situations. So often we are left 'alone' with our feelings and thoughts. Therapy is a process and as your partner in this journey, I can help you sort out the events and emotions causing you distress, the feeling of being 'dysregulated', and help you work toward being better able to manage your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.

Let's work together to help you find new ways to approach challenging situations and restore your sense of well-being. In our conversations, we can find new ways of "knowing", help you to understand yourself even more, and improve your ability to manage difficult situations and feelings.


Specialties

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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

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

Clinical supervision - Offering professional supervision services for clinicians




Clientele

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

Insurance

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Initial session: $250 (60min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

Although I do not have sliding scale availability - we can schedule a 15-minute consultation and talk more about the fee.


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 10:00am-2pm
  • Tue 10am-4pm
  • Wed 11am-3pm
  • Thu 1pm-3pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education


Adelphi University - School of Social Work, Doctorate in Social Work, 2000


Licensure

New York: 030323-r


Languages

English