Alyssa Kushner (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Hi! I'm an LCSW psychotherapist in DC, NJ, MD. I provide trauma-informed, somatic, & relational therapy to teens, young adults, and adults.

Psychotherapist in District of Columbia

About My Clients

If you are looking to heal from trauma, complex ptsd, anxiety, burn out, codependency and people pleasing, perfectionism, build your self worth, or want to change your relationship with alcohol - I am here to support you! I love to empower my clients to become their most confident, authentic self and start prioritizing their needs. I believe its important to work on patterns from your past, develop new ways of coping in the present, individualize goals, and strengthen the mind-body connection.

My Background and Approach

I am an LCSW and received my Master of Social Work from NYU and I have worked at several Intensive Outpatient & Partial Hospital Programs (IOP/PHPs) for mental health and substance use. I provided individual and group therapy to teens, young adults, adults and their families, clinical coaching, and parent support. I also work as a clinical supervisor to other therapists and director of support groups at a group practice. I am trained in EMDR, DBT, and use somatic and holistic approaches. However, I believe one size does not fit all so I am happy to pull from different approaches and collaborate to individualize the treatment plan to meet your needs. I believe the therapeutic relationship is most important anyway, so I will always prioritize developing trust and creating a safe space and take the time for you to feel ready to open up.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I welcome all gender expressions, racial identities, cultural backgrounds, religion, body sizes, neurodiversity, and ages. As a social worker, outside of the clinical care I provide I am an advocate for social justice and reducing mental health stigma and bringing awareness. I believe in always providing a trauma informed lens to care, meaning that feeling safe in your body is priority and to be addressed first. I recognize my privilege as a white, cis, heterosexual, woman and I welcome any conversations around identity.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $210 - 250/session

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