craft the life you crave
THERAPY FACILITATES A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE WHERE THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS–WHICH CAN OFTEN BE DIFFICULT TO BEAR ALONE–ARE GIVEN TIME AND SPACE TO UNFOLD.
It gives us the chance to establish deeper, more meaningful connections to ourselves and others so that we can exist in a way that leaves us feeling empowered. I am committed to helping you get clear on your truth and trust yourself enough to live it; my goal as a therapist is to give you the gift of yourself. Together we will create a strong therapeutic relationship built on a foundation of shared purpose and mutual respect. Your priorities will help set the pace of our work, and we will explore the path together at a speed that is fully your own. As you practice showing up as your truest, freest, most authentic self, without apology or restraint, you will begin to experience what it feels like when your needs and desires are finally accepted and embraced.
Hi, I'm Allie Lerner. I am a New York licensed psychotherapist with 12 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and couples. I am sex-positive, poly-friendly, and kink-aware. I celebrate and honor diversity in both my personal and professional life.
My focus is on helping you to rewrite your present no matter your past. I will meet you where you are, just as you are, with kindness, curiosity, and a sense of humor. In a trusting and judgement-free environment, your thoughts and feelings will be given time and space to unfold.
Together we will dive deeply in order to offer healing and expansion to any areas of your life in which you are experiencing blockages, traumas, or fears. Our time together will support you in releasing and shedding all that holds you back, allowing you to live openly and fully as your most authentic and courageous self. As we tap into the deep beliefs hidden beneath the surface of your everyday life, we will radically shift your perceptions from a place of fear, shame, and uncertainty to a place of confidence, power, and trust.
My standard rate for therapy is $250 per session. Sessions are 45-55 minutes long. Though I do not accept any insurance plans directly, I am fully licensed as an "out-of-network provider" for all commercial (non-Medicaid) plans. If your plan includes out-of-network benefits, you will be reimbursed for a portion of the cost of therapy. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you are not sure about your coverage, and I will assist you in inquiring about the benefits of your specific plan.
In an effort to make psychotherapy accessible for all, I do offer fees on a sliding scale for clients without insurance coverage who can prove financial need. Please call (347) 394-7921 to discuss whether you qualify for this option.
I offer a 15-minute initial phone consultation free of charge to provide you with the chance to ask questions and determine whether I might be a good fit for you.