Allegra  Parks

Allegra Parks

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for evening & daytime appointments in Upper West Side practice (updated November 13, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA and sexuality topics
  • Loss and grief
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma
  • Religious issues

Professional statement

Allegra Parks is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker on the Upper West Side of New York who specializes in treating anxiety and depression. She particularly loves working with artists and performers.

Allegra is certified in Gestalt Therapy, which highlights the mind-body connection and what’s happening in the present moment. She works with clients to build their self-awareness and explore how they they connect with people close to them. She believes in the power of mindfulness to process stress and helps her clients to develop and practice a variety of skills and strategies. She ultimately wants her clients to walk away feeling understood and confident in their ability to face life’s challenges. She is also EMDR trained through the EMDRIA-approved Parnell Institute.

She has created an atmosphere where clients feel comfortable experimenting with different techniques to discover from within what they need in their lives. Her office is located near the west 86th Street subway station.


Message to clients

T’he thing about Gestalt therapy that I find so amazing is that people come in for so many different reasons, but always discover that they meet aspects of themselves that have been pushed down or haven't had the support to emerge.


Specialties

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

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

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

Loss and grief - 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

Mindfulness - Increasing awareness, being present, identifying feelings, learning meditative tools

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

Religious issues - Resolving conflicts between personal values, choices, and religion; addressing religious tensions within families; connecting religious traditions and practice with daily living; exploring a new relationship with religion and spirituality


General expertise


Insurance

Allegra Parks is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $180 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $230 (50min)

Therapist's note

Allegra can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Upper West Side practice

525 West End Avenue

Suite 1A

New York, NY 10024

Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2012 - Present

Clinic Therapist, 2008 - 2012

Performer and Museum/Community/School Educator, 1998 - 2008

Parnell Institute, EMDR Training

Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy, Clinical Fellowship Program, 2013

NYU Silver School of Social Work, MSW, 2008

Bank Street College of Education, MS in Museum Ed/Early Adolescent Education, 2002

Eugene Lang College of The New School for Social Research, BA in Writing, 2000


Languages

  • English

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