Alexis Bess Kaufman

Alexis Bess Kaufman

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW
New York Accepting Online
Updated March 15, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Self-esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Anxiety
  • Family issues
  • Couples counseling

Professional statement

Alexis Kaufman is a Columbia University-trained psychotherapist in New York City specializing in self-esteem, life transitions and anxiety in young adults as well as couple and family therapy. Her therapy practice incorporates a variety of evidence based therapies including Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Interpersonal Psychotherapy.

Alexis has trained in a variety of settings, including emergency, inpatient and outpatient psychiatry. In addition to her private practice, she is on staff at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and an Instructor in Clinical Psychiatric Social Work (in Psychiatry). In this position, Alexis provides individual, family and group psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults impacted by chronic medical illnesses. Alexis is advancing her couple and family therapy training as a current trainee at the Ackerman Institute for the Family.

Alexis has a private practice in the Flatiron District of Manhattan and is now offering telehealth treatment to individuals, couples and families.


Message to clients

When is the last time you prioritized your mental health? Wellness is not just yoga and green juice! While these things certainly help, it's important to remember that your mental health is wellness too. During this time of uncertainty, you may feel even more stress or isolation than before. However, it's possible that you already had these feelings, but were just too busy to feel them. Right now, we are being pulled in all directions with new work space challenges (looking at you...22nd zoom call today) along with the added adventure of trying not to knock down the TV during your Warrior 2. Working with a therapist can help you meet your personal goals in your wellness journey!

Therapy is more accessible than ever before! Now accepting new clients for convenient telehealth appointments from the comfort of your own home.


Specialties

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

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

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

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

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love




Clientele

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

Insurance

Alexis Kaufman 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: $250 (50min)
  • Initial session: $250 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $300 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $300 (60min)
  • Individual Session: $250 (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
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other 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 Closed
  • Wed 9am - 7pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9am- 7pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Columbia University Medical Center, Instructor in Clinical Psychiatric Social Work (in Psychiatry), 2020 - Present
NewYork-Presbyterian/CUMC, Clinical Social Worker/Therapist, 2018 - Present

Ackerman Institute for the Family, Family & Couples Training, 2021
Columbia University, MSW, 2015


Licensure

New York: 088322


Languages

English