Specialties & Expertise
College mental health
Nuna Alberts is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Union Square, Manhattan, whose practice focuses on helping individuals and couples navigate a range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress overload, eating disorders, and grief. She also provides infertility counseling. Her style is eclectic, drawing flexibly from psychotherapeutic, interpersonal and relational theories. Nuna is passionate about helping her clients minimize their symptoms while gaining the insight they need to identify their unique strengths and set attainable goals.
Nuna welcomes adolescents and adults from all backgrounds into her practice and is passionate about making therapy safe and accessible to people from all walks of lives. In addition to her Union Square office, Nuna also offers the convenience of remote sessions, and is excited to help clients begin therapy from wherever they are.
Message to clients
I help people create the lives and relationships they desire using a strength-based, collaborative approach in a supportive, nonjudgmental, confidential environment.
My approach is compassionate, practical and down-to-earth when helping clients manage difficult emotions, such as anger, sadness, confusion and self-doubt; overcome traumatic experiences; and move through major life transitions, such as going to college, getting married, changing jobs, serious illness or significant loss. I have specialized training in helping clients overcome poor self-image and eating disorders.
Whether we work together short-term (12 to 16 sessions) or longer, I am dedicated to helping you transform your thoughts and feelings and regain control over your behaviors in order to experience lasting, life-enhancing changes.
Because lack of insurance should never prevent someone from receiving excellent mental health treatment, I offer a free 30-minute in-office consultation to all prospective clients, and have sliding-scale hours.
Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Stress overload -
Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Processing the loss of a loved one, any form of grief; processing the emotional aspects of personal illness or the illness of a loved one
Eating disorders -
Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
College mental health -
Anxiety, stress, and depression that may arise during college
- Adults (24+)
- Seniors (65+)
- Teenagers (13-18)
- Young adults (18-24)
Work and Education
Private Practice, 2010 - Present
Neighborhood Counseling Center, 2007 - 2012
New York University Student Counseling Center, 2006
NYC Silver School of Social Work, MSW, 2007
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, MS, 1986
Columbia University, BA, 1984