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ALEX SULLIVAN
(he/him/his)

Therapist

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Entering therapy is committing to the idea that things could change for the better. Life could change, we could change. Sometimes we enter therapy already believing this, and other times we need our therapist to believe it for us first. 

 

People enter therapy for many reasons. Some are looking to touch base with deep parts of themselves in order to grow or to heal, and others are looking for support in navigating stressful, painful times in life. My approach as a therapist uses multiple therapeutic modalities to meet clients where they are, identify their strengths and values, and help them use these to reach their goals.

 

Often, this work requires us to confront the parts of ourselves which have friction with the expectations of the world around us. That might be in who we are, how we behave, or in expectations of performance. Through my work, I help clients confront the narratives around who they “should” be so that we can identify who they want to be and what they want for their life. With most clients, my approach is grounded in psychodynamic exploration of who they are as people, examining their personal history and values to understand the person they are today and empower them in evolving towards the version of themself they wish to be in the future. 

 

While I’m comfortable working with clients from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, some of the more common areas I work in include men’s issues, LGBTQIA+ stressors, or ADHD/neurodivergence experience, which are all identities I share. My practice is affirming of alternative lifestyles, disability status, and body size/shape. While I may challenge clients to reflect on their beliefs or experiences, my therapeutic approach is affirming and non-judgemental, so clients may feel secure in exploring their complicated inner worlds.

 

If you are curious about working together, please email at alex@expressyourselftherapynyc.com to set up a consultation.

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