Our Providers

Alissa Koloff, PsyD

Pronouns

she/her

Education

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

BA in Honor's Psychology, University of Michigan

Certificate of completion the Core Skills Advanced Training Program from
The International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples

Certificate of completion of Externship Program from the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples

Certificate of completion of the one-year Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program at William Alanson White Institute

Special Interests

LGBTQ+, anxiety and depression, relationship conflict/dissatisfaction, self-esteem issues, trauma/PTSD, early career/life transitions, work/life balance

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.

Approach

Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Insight-oriented, Psychodynamic

Interests

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

Why did you become a psychologist/therapist/clinical social worker?

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

Deep breathing!

License Number and State

020842 - New York