Alysha Perlman, LCSW

Specializing in grief and loss, medical crises, anxiety, and work and relationship stressors

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Everyday we are confronted with stressful situations in this hungry city we love and call home. The fast pace can get to be too much at times especially when we are dealing with personal issues. The loss of a loved one, starting a new job, a break up, these can all make the day to day tasks feel overwhelming. “This job is too hard”, “I will never find someone”- these negative thoughts can create a cloud that effects the day to day happiness we should feel. When we are able to identify our negative thoughts and behavior patterns, we are then able to self regulate and change those behaviors.

We often feel we are burdening those around us with what is going on and we need to seek help elsewhere. Having someone you can be open and honest with can make a difference during the more difficult days. My experience with patients and families dealing with crises, as well as anxiety around the unknown in some of the most difficult times of their lives, has showed me how resilient people can be.

By using a cognitive behavioral approach we will develop new ways of coping, and change the negative thinking to more positive thinking, to help build your skills to handle the difficult days. You do not need to be in crisis to seek therapy.  It is helpful to have someone to discuss the day to day stressors with and help you build your tools for when life throws that curveball.

I strive to maintain an empathic and safe, environment where you will feel comfortable to express yourself. I tailor my sessions to meet your specific needs and I want the therapeutic process to provide the most effective and gratifying experience for you. Whether you are faced with an unexpected life event or the everyday stressors in a busy city it is important to know you are capable of overcoming whatever life confronts you with. I look forward to speaking with you!

 

Education:

  • Master of Social Work, Columbia University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • NY LCSW License Number: 085949

 

Certifications and Trainings:

  • Training, Seeking Safety, evidence based approach for substance use and PTSD comorbidities
  • Certificate, Supervision and Field Instruction (SIFI), Columbia University School of Social Work
  • Certificate, Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Champion Program, New York Presbyterian Hospital

 

For more information on my professional background, please check out my LinkedIn profile here.