Alejandra  Schraier
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Alejandra Schraier

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts Accepting Online
Updated November 5, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Alcohol use disorder & addiction
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Alejandra Schraier is a Psychotherapist with a background in Psychoanalysis. Her training began as a Psychologist in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and in 2006 She graduated from New York University with a Masters degree in Social Work. Additionally, she has completed extensive training Psychoanalysis, and is an active participant with the professional activities of the World Association for Psychoanalysis.

During more than twenty five years of clinical experience Alejandra has worked with adolescents, and adults in various clinical settings including hospitals, private clinics and private practice. She has also worked for almost a decade with a prestigious clinic that specializes in the treatment of addictions.

Alejandra has extensive experience working with patients who struggle with anxiety, depression, life transition, family, and relationship problems. Working in New York City for twenty years, she has also gained extensive experience working with a global clientele with cultural diversity.

Alejandra works primarily with a psychodynamic approach that she considers important for helping clients gain insight, a better understanding of themselves, and a better understanding on how their symptoms have manifested and impacted their life. When needed, she also integrates other approaches like cognitive behavioral techniques and mindfulness that can be useful to work with specific symptom o problem.

She maintains an office in both Manhattan and in Montclair, New Jersey.


Message to clients

I believe that the therapist’s ability to listen to the patients, and to see their underlying issues is one of the most important aspects that contribute to the patients insight and growth in the therapeutic process.

I believe that patient’s symptoms can’t be seen and treated in isolation, and is always important to understand how and when the symptoms have emerged and developed in a persons’s life.

In my practice I offer a welcoming setting and provide a safe space for your problems or difficulties.


Specialties

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Boston College Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Alejandra Schraier is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $140 - $175
  • Initial session: $175 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $175 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am to 7pm
  • Tue 8am to 7pm
  • Wed 8am to 7pm
  • Thu 8am to 7pm
  • Fri 8am to 5pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-7pm
  • Tue 8am-7pm
  • Wed 8am-7pm
  • Thu 8am-7pm
  • Fri 8am-5pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 26 years

Private Practice , Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapist , 1997 - Present
Metropolitan Center For Mental Health , Child and Adult Psychotherapist , 2011 - 2015
Catholic Charities , Child and adult Psychotherapist , 2001 - 2006
Neuropsychological Psychiatric Instituto , Individual, couple and Family Psychologist , 1997 - 2000
Villa Guadalupe , Group Psychotherapist , 1993 - 1997

New York University , Master in Social Work , 2006
EOL-World Association for Psychoanalysis , Psychoanalysis , 1998
University of Buenos Aires , Bachelor and Master in Psychology , 1995


Languages

English

Spanish