Alexander  Beznes
Zencare Vetted

Alexander Beznes

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York Accepting Online
Updated May 5, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Identity development
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Alexander Beznes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York, NY who specializes in identity development, relationships, anxiety disorders, depression, and challenges surrounding masculinity. He particularly enjoys working with creative individuals, like musicians, writers, and actors, and has extensive experience working with men. Alexander also welcomes individuals across the lifespan to his practice.

Alexander’s treatment approach is grounded in relational therapy, but he utilizes other modalities whenever appropriate, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or mindfulness practices. His sessions are client-led, and he lets them drive the conversation. Alexander enjoys helping his clients learn new habits surrounding time management, boundary setting, work-life balance, etc. He helps individuals get in touch with their own needs and better understand what they want out life. He also works with his clients to strengthen their mind-body connection and develop self-care routines that will ultimately improve their quality of life.

Alexander wants each of his clients to get in touch with their own voice and agency and feel more comfortable expressing themselves in all aspects of life, including with friends and family and in the workplace. He received his MSW from New York University’s Silver School of Social Work and completed his post-grad training in Relational Psychoanalytical Therapy.


Message to clients

I work with people who are searching for an authentic and interactive therapist who will help them resolve underlying issues that lead them to feel unfulfilled in their life and dissatisfied in their relationships. I hope to create an open, validating, and collaborative space that will allow you to freely explore your difficulties while also challenging you in a non-confrontational way.


Specialties

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

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

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Alexander Beznes is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (45min)
  • Initial session: $175 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $225 (55min)
  • Initial couples session: $225 (55min)

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
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Zelle
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

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 Closed
  • Tue 12:00pm-8:15pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-8:15pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-8:15pm
  • Fri 12:00pm-7:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Private Practice, 2018 - Present
Fifth Avenue Counseling Center, 2013 - 2018

The Stephen Mitchell Relational Center, Certification in Relational Psychotherapy, 2017
New York University, Silver School of Social Work, MSW, 2014
New York University, BA, 2009


Licensure

New York: 086648


Languages

English

Russian


Client testimonials

"He listened extremely well, was open to questions, and took his time to give thoughtful answers"
- Zencare client • July 2020
"Alexander was a great listener and made me feel at ease and ready to embark on therapy."
- Zencare client • August 2019