Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Accepting new clients for daytime and weekend appointments
Offers remote video sessions
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
College mental health
Nuna Alberts is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Union Square, Manhattan, whose practice focuses on helping individuals and couples navigate a range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress overload, eating disorders, and grief. She also provides infertility counseling. Her style is eclectic, drawing flexibly from psychotherapeutic, interpersonal and relational theories, as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness practices. Nuna is passionate about helping her clients minimize their symptoms while gaining the insight they need to identify their unique strengths and set attainable goals.
Nuna welcomes adolescents and adults from all backgrounds into her practice and is passionate about making therapy safe and accessible to people from all walks of lives. In addition to her Union Square office, Nuna also offers the convenience of remote sessions, and is excited to help clients begin therapy from wherever they are.
Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
College mental health – Anxiety, stress, and depression that may arise during college
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Eating disorders – Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
Loss, grief, and bereavement – Processing the loss of a loved one, any form of grief; processing the emotional aspects of personal illness or the illness of a loved one
Stress management – Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Chronic illness – Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress
Existential challenges – Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Life transitions – Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
First 30-minute consultation: Complimentary
Ongoing sessions: $175 - $225 (50 min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $85 - $175 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Nuna can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Message to clients
“I help people create the lives and relationships they desire using a strength-based, collaborative approach in a supportive, nonjudgmental, confidential environment.
My approach is compassionate, practical and down-to-earth when helping clients manage difficult emotions, such as anger, sadness, confusion and self-doubt; overcome traumatic experiences; and move through major life transitions, such as going to college, getting married, changing jobs, serious illness or significant loss. I have specialized training in helping clients overcome poor self-image and eating disorders.
Whether we work together short-term (12 to 16 sessions) or longer, I am dedicated to helping you transform your thoughts and feelings and regain control over your behaviors in order to experience lasting, life-enhancing changes.
Because lack of insurance should never prevent someone from receiving excellent mental health treatment, I offer a free 30-minute in-office consultation to all prospective clients, and have sliding-scale hours.”
Treatment approachesAccelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) AEDP focuses on the in-depth processing of trauma and emotional difficulties to encourage the formation of new, transformative, positive experiences. AEDP acknowledges the inner strength of each individual by activating the adaptive change process and building a strong emotional relationship with the client. (learn more)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Psychoanalytic TherapyPsychoanalytic therapy tends to look at experiences from early childhood to see if these events have affected the individual’s life, or potentially contributed to current concerns. This form of therapy is considered a long-term choice and can continue for weeks, months or even years depending on the depth of the concern being explored. Psychoanalytic therapy aims to make deep-seated changes in personality and emotional development. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2010 - Present
Neighborhood Counseling Center, 2007 - 2012
New York University Student Counseling Center, 2006
NYC Silver School of Social Work, MSW, 2007
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, MS, 1986
Columbia University, BA, 1984