Hugh  Allan
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Hugh Allan

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Updated November 21, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Alcohol use disorder & addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life coaching
  • Communication issues
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Hugh Allan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in New York, NY. Hugh also holds a CASAC-T certification for substance abuse disorders and has completed the EMDR approved EMDR Basic Training through The Parnell Institute. Hugh works with a wide range of clients that live with past or present addictions, compulsions, anxiety and depression. Hugh's clients tend to be high functioning that have demanding careers. Hugh also works with individuals that are interested in cutting back or stopping their drinking or other substances.

In Addition to individual counseling, Hugh also offers Alcohol and Substance Abuse Support Groups with a CBT focus rather than based on 12-Step Principles. The group is for those seeking an alternative to 12- Step Groups.

Hugh’s approach partially comes from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), both of which provide clients with skills to break free from negative thought patterns and become aware of the connection between thoughts, feelings, and actions.

Hugh earned his Master’s degree from New York University. His style is collaborative and strengths-based, meaning that he emphasizes the role of each client’s individual strengths to achieve better mental health. With a previous career in business, Hugh brings real-life experience into the session and creates a genuine connection with each of his clients, helping them find fulfillment in their lives.

Message to clients

After working in finance as a trader for 20 years, I transitioned careers to become a therapist. I have always enjoyed helping others and wanted to pursue a career that focused on meaningful human connection.

I often use relational therapy when working with a client. In other words, I feel the connection between the therapist and the client is very important. One of my primary goals in therapy is to help my clients rediscover meaning in their lives and find their sense of purpose. I believe the best way for this to be achieved is by having a trusting and authentic connection between the client and the therapist. My hope is that when a client leaves a session, they want to come back because they felt a strong therapeutic alliance.

I welcome the opportunity to hear your story and help you address the reasons why you came to therapy.


Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

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

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 coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Hugh Allan 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: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $175 - $200
  • Initial session: $200 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $225 (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
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly


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-6pm
  • Tue 9am- 6pm
  • Wed 9am- 6pm
  • Thu 9am- 6pm
  • Fri 9am-6pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

The Parallax Center, Fee for Service Therapist , 2019 - Present
Millennium Management , Portfolio Manager , 2016 - 2017

New York University , MSW, 2019


New York: 107344