I am inspired by and grateful for my clients who trust me with their inner worlds each week, both in moments of pain and of joy.

Our Team

Alissa Koloff, PsyD

Licensed In

NY

Approach

Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Psychodynamic

Therapy Style

I am primarily relational/interpersonal and psycho-dynamically oriented, which means that I will simultaneously help you focus on the here-and-now while pushing you to uncover and repair deeper, older patterns of relating to yourself and the world. I also believe that therapy is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor, and I often employ a variety of techniques from mindfulness, CBT and DBT approaches to enrich our work when useful. My style in the room is direct, empathic, collaborative, and playful.

Education

PsyD - Combined Clinical-School Psychology, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology

BA - Honor's Psychology, University of Michigan

Core Skills Advanced Training Program, The International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples

Externship Program - International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples

1-year Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program - William Alanson White Institute

License Number and State

NY 020842

Pronouns

she/her

Why did you become a psychologist?

I became a psychologist because I believe in the healing power of feeling seen, heard and understood by others. I am inspired by and grateful for my clients who trust me with their inner worlds each week, both in moments of pain and of joy.

What are your interests outside of work?

Cooking/baking, painting, physical fitness, being around family and friends, being in nature.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

Deep breathing!