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Steve Alexander, Jr. 
Clinical Supervisor

Steve Alexander, Jr., M.A., Ed.M., ARM, LMHC received a Dual Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University.

As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Steve has worked in multiple psychiatric settings, colleges, and in private practice. He is most recognized for working with Black males who experience depression, anxiety, and childhood trauma. However, he enjoys working with all people that are interested in exploring themselves further.

 

Steve has advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

His hobbies include reading and spending time with his niece and nephews.

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Specializing in Anxiety Treatment, Depression and Trauma Therapy

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Yisong Zhang
  Mental Health Counseling Intern

Yisong is a Chinese student who studies in the Mental Health Counseling program of  Fordham University currently, and has studied in this field for six years.

 

She is good at getting along with different people, and chooses the theoretical approaches suitable for clients to achieve their goals. Her commonly used approaches include Psychoanalytic Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

 

Her past workplace includes universities, mental hospitals and drug rehabilitation centers.

Anxiety

Do you feel anxious most of the time? Some anxiety is normal. However, it can become a problem if you spend large portions of the day worrying about past or future events. Let's work together to identify what is causing your anxiety and explore ways to combat it.

Depression

Depression is tough. It can make us irritable, angry, and even impact our ability to concentrate. Depression may also make us want to isolate ourselves from those who care about us most. Let's work together to understand how depression impacts your life and how you can better manage it.

Relationships

Positive relationships are paramount to our overall mental wellness. Toxic relationships, however, can cause us to experience distress in many areas of our life. We can help you develop communication skills that foster more meaningful relationships (i.e., meeting new people) and advocacy skills to help you end relationships that no longer serve you.

Couples Therapy

Couples want to enhance their romantic relationships and work through interpersonal conflict. Ineffective communication can cause tiny fractures that lead to unhealthy outcomes. Let's discuss your relationship in a safe environment in order to prevent negative patterns of interacting.

Trauma

Most of life's challenges stem from unresolved significant life events (i.e., trauma). We are trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is a safe and effective way of greatly reducing distress associated with trauma memories.

 Adolescents

Growing up is difficult. It is a time of constant transition and where we explore who are. This can result in a variety of challenges (i.e., depression, anxiety, etc.). We work hard to connect with young people so that they feel heard and understood. Let's work together to address struggles that you may be experiencing.