Alyssa kushner at bhava therapy

Alyssa Kushner, LCSW

Clinical Psychotherapist
Hi! I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a Masters degree from New York University and Bachelors degree in Psychology from Rutgers University. I’ve provided individual, group, and family therapy, clinical coaching, and parent support in settings such as partial hospital and intensive outpatient programs, and therapeutic day schools. I am passionate about working with adolescents and adults with various needs including anxiety, depression/mood disorders, complex trauma, substance use, codependency, self-esteem struggles, and life transitions. I also have experience working with emotional dysregulation, ADHD, executive dysfunction, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and crisis intervention.

Taking a trauma-informed, strengths-based, relational, and holistic approach, I believe that healing involves attending to your physical, mental, and emotional health alike. When appropriate, I will integrate practices like mindfulness skills, self-compassion development, creativity, somatic strategies, and guided meditations. I also have training in DBT and EMDR and will utilize DBT/CBT skills when needed or incorporate EMDR as part of the treatment plan. Though I find that the most important part of the therapy process is the human and therapeutic relationship, so I always prioritize creating a safe connection. I love to work collaboratively to individualize treatment and empower and challenge my clients to achieve their best and develop new ways to cope with difficulties.

I promise I practice what I preach, so for self-care I enjoy lifting weights, cooking vegetarian meals, journaling, hiking, yoga, and using mindfulness myself. I have a background in singing, playing piano, and appreciate live music and broadway shows, they bring me joy!

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