Allison  Zhang

Allison Zhang

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Resilience Lab Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online

Please note that at this time, I'm unable to accept Medicare or Medicaid plans.

Updated January 31, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Academic challenges
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Allison’s priority is to continue to develop her understanding on how different therapeutic techniques and modalities best suit certain demographics by continuing her work with diverse populations and individuals with unique backgrounds. She is passionate about working in a holistic way that understands the dangers of over pathologizing without meeting the human first.


Message to clients

I am a thoughtful, patient therapist, who strives to meet my clients where they are. I understand that every client is unique in their therapeutic needs, so I utilize a variety of techniques that will benefit each individual client. I have experience working with diverse clientele and understand that everyone is deserving of mental health services that reflect their needs. I do not shy away from broaching topics of race and culture, as I know firsthand how our socialized identities can inform the struggles we encounter.


Specialties

Academic challenges - Addressing underperformance in coursework, school avoidance, and procrastination

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Cultural adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places

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

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • University of California Berkeley Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet Student)
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150

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

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

Resilience Lab, Therapist, 2023 - Present

Columbia University, Masters, 2023


Licensure

New York: 120409


Languages

Chinese

English