Last edited 09/30/2021
Alena Kwong LMSW
General Office Hours
In Eastern Time
There is so much depth and richness in our experiences , as we work towards dissolving shame and stigma in mental health we begin to embrace each other with more understanding and awareness, we begin to connect, we begin to listen and we begin to take the first step towards healing.
The first session will be dedicated in exploring your personal goals and needs from therapy. The session will be geared to "meeting you where you are" and understanding and identifying what needs to be acknowledged in order for healing to occur. We will talk about what style and approach works best for you and what you hope to achieve through therapy.
I come from a background in holistic nutrition and wellness coaching and am also a certified yoga practitioner and Reiki Master. I am a firm believer of the interconnectedness of the body, mind, soul and spirit for healing of one's innate state of well-being. With that said, I have also embarked on my own healing journey through the practices of mindfulness, yoga, meditation and psychotherapy.
Body image issues
Caregiver stress & support
College & graduate student issues
Internal Family Systems Therapy
Holistic Nutrition Coaching
200hr Yoga Teacher Certificate
Trauma Informed Training
Compassion Fatigue Training
- New York, LMSW, 112955
MSW - New York University, 2021
B.S. Nutrition - California Polytechnic State University, 2006
-Grace Institute, NY - Offer individual short term supportive counseling/crisis management sessions using Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution-based therapy, SMART goal setting strategies and mindfulness based approaches to assist client in achieving personal life and therapeutic goals. Resource referrals were also offered in regards to public assistance and social support services. -Absolute Sanctuary Health and Wellness Resort Nutrition and wellness consultant providing individual wellness counseling sessions using active listening skills and motivational interviewing techniques for adults coping with stress, anxiety and weight/health issues Design nutrition and wellness workshops to provide health education and self-care tips in a group setting•Facilitate yoga, reiki, meditation sessions for stress management to client-Orion Retreat Holistic Spa Wellness Consultant providing wellness counseling sessions to guests on with health/emotional and weight issues using cognitive behavioral therapy and private yoga sessions to support clients. Creating health and well-being focused intervention plans to clientsVolunteerCareer Village – Volunteer counselor offering career information and advice for studentsNew York Cares – Freelance volunteer for God’s Love We Deliver meals distributor for terminally ill population, Mock interviewer for adults with disabilities, Soup Kitchen prep assistant for feeding homeless population.Rhemedy by Rhed West Village Spa – Resident Reiki and meditation practitionerCSSI - Crisis Hotline Specialist
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Alena Kwong, LMSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Alena Kwong accepting new clients?
Yes, Alena Kwong is accepting new clients.
Does Alena Kwong accept insurance?
No, Alena Kwong does not accept insurance.
What types of therapy does Alena Kwong offer?
Alena Kwong offers therapy for individuals.
Does Alena Kwong offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in New York can book Alena Kwong for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Alena Kwong offer online therapy?
Yes, Alena Kwong offers online therapy to people in New York.
How quickly can I see Alena Kwong?
Alena Kwong typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Alena Kwong speak?
Alena Kwong conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Alena Kwong online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Alena Kwong online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.